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Passing on information from one generation to the next to remember those who have gone before.|
I enjoy visiting cemeteries in the area and reading old scrapbooks with obituary, wedding, and anniversary notices. If I can match them with the find a grave memorials I will add this information.
I live near, Jefferson, Hamilton, and Wayne Counties in southern Illinois and as time allows will do research for those living away from this area.
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|Judy West ||RE: Vandervoort Barnet|
Yes, Shirley is hubby's family, came in to Hamilton county in the 1820s and 1830s. Boy we have some Shirley's we would love to find. I am afraid they are lost to time! Let me give you my home e-mail, which is a bit easier to use for correspondence:
Reuben Shirley and Martha Anderson married in Hamilton in 1836 (might be 1838, but would have to look at my notes). They had the usual 8 or so kids.
Ours is Moses Shirley who married first Dicey Peninah Boyd (buried in Mt. Vernon with their oldest daughter Hatchet both ladies died in 1902 ish). Then Moses remarried Mahala Powell, she outlived 3 previous husbands including the longest lived Zach Sapp.
Moses, sister Elizabeth Estes, and various others are in Crouch, around the corner from Rawls. Elizabeth's first hubby was Jarvis Jefferson Williams, died I believe in the Civil War. We went to the courthouse and read the actual document where she requested from the government $100. reimbursement for a horse lost in the war. But where did JJ Williams end up? Their daughter Amy is the mother on that jumbo Hall monument in Rawls. Do you know when that giant monument went in? Let me continue the conversation via e-mail, so as not to clutter up this forum!! Thanks, Judy
|Judy West ||Rawls Cemetery transcriptions|
Thanks Susan for the messages with transcriptions your mother had taken back in the 1970s! What a treasure! Hubby got 2 ticks in our last visit to the cemetery, as we worked our way through the reclaimed grasses taller than ourselves at times. We found the ones we could at the time, then got back to the hotel to shower and inspect. I understand a group wants to put the cemetery in better shape for visiting. I wish I lived closer to help - we are up in central Illinois! Judy West and hubby Jim Shirley
|Marvin & Samme Templin||Odd Fellows Cemetery Requests|
Thank you so much for filling our requests, we really appreciate your help.
There are already memorials for both Betty Ann and George A so I don't think those photos are correct.
Added by Diehard on Feb 23, 2014 11:33 AM
|lsinks||RE: Lockey Sinks|
Thank you so much Susan!
Added by lsinks on Feb 23, 2014 7:24 AM
Thank you so much!!! I so appreciate you taking the time to go out and get this photo. Can you tell me if it was next to another headstone for Sinks? Trying to figure out who parents are for Locky.
Thank you again for all your help.
Added by lsinks on Feb 22, 2014 8:42 PM
|Family Searcher||Elma Gibson|
Thank you for the photo. Unsure why it did not cancel or close out after you posted your photo.
|Heather Cottrell||Oscar and Susan Sapp|
Thank you for posting these photos. They are the grandparents of a good friend.
Hi Susan, thanks a bunch for all the great photos of the Stull family. I really appreciate the time and steps you took to find them.
You are the bee's knees!
Added by Debra on Jan 19, 2014 3:00 PM
|carol sellers||RE: Butterfly|
Yes I wrote. Email, to the original guy who started this whole find a grave stuff up. He did not answer. Maybe you could complain too. Maybe it would help. This Butterfly has my favorite aunt in Hillcrest in Sandoval Illinois listed as her Memorial. I was too slow at making her one. I just asked for parents links to be added and she would not answer me.. Thanks carol Sellers
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