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A. Nelson (#47143984)
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Bio Photo       Documenting the early history of Brainerd, Minnesota through the lives and deaths of its early settlers holds great significance for me; my great grandmother, Mary E. Connor Pillon, arrived in Brainerd via stagecoach in January 1874.
      Find-a-Grave is the perfect vehicle for sharing these histories with others who have an interest. Linking early Brainerd pioneers with their families, friends and business associates provides a unique glimpse into the social and business fabric of the early city and creates a relevance these bygone pioneers don't normally possess today. To that end, I have created a number of Virtual Cemeteries, alphabetically arranged and dedicated to the pioneers of Brainerd from 1872 through 1900 and their descendants, in the hope they will not be forgotten. Presenting their histories through these links, I think, makes very interesting reading.
      Included here are a few of Brainerd's Pioneers: Henry I. Cohen, James "Jim" Dewar, Emma Elizabeth Linman Forsythe, Caroline Morrison Grandelmyer, Maud Sleeper Hazen, Dr. Werner Hemstead, Anna F. Himrod, Charles Douglas Johnson, Galena "Mollie" O'Neill, John E. Pryde and Belle Low Rosser.
      Using Brainerd's early newspapers, I am also engaged in documenting its history from 1872-1900. That history can be found by visiting Special Features at the Crow Wing County Historical Society.
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Elizabeth Sepesy
James H Rosser
An update I found on the family search web. The license of marriage for James and Martha was issued in Panola County on 26 November 1864.. They were married on 14 Dec 1864 in Harrison County. There is a copy of the license etc on that cite. If you can't get it let me know and I will forward my copy to you.

I am still trying to find where he was buried. Caddo Paris was so close to Harrison and Panola counties according to the histories. Anyway if I find more I will let you know. Thanks for everything that you do.

Elizabeth Sepesy
Added by Elizabeth Sepesy on May 03, 2015 7:48 PM
You are welcome. I will try to find the other Hartley names you requested. I looked for quite some time in Section I and did not find them. The family has an enclosed area but only a couple of the names were there.
Added by Dizastrow on Apr 21, 2015 3:52 PM
Bill Bates
RE: Larrabee
My pleasure.

Have an awesome day, Bill
Added by Bill Bates on Mar 24, 2015 9:03 AM
Elizabeth Sepesy
Dr John Carper Rosser
You have added so much to the site and the picture is wonderful. He was my Great Grandfather on my father's side. It is much appreciated and thanks for all you have done...
Elizabeth Sepesy
Added by Elizabeth Sepesy on Feb 18, 2015 4:24 PM
Wes Heath
RE: Lucy A. Heath Edits
Thank you. I realized after I sent that message that there are TWO Lucy A. Heaths buried there. The information I provided was correct, but not for the Lucy Heath that I referred to in that note. Sorry.
Added by Wes Heath on Feb 07, 2015 1:40 PM
Elizabeth Rapp
James M White
Hi again. I'm searching for some of the information you have listed for James M White and his wife, Charlotte Edwards White. I have quite a few questions, is this the best place to ask them?
Added by Elizabeth Rapp on Feb 04, 2015 2:34 PM
Elizabeth Rapp
Charlotte Edwards White
Sad that I can't get a photo, but I've gone to the link referenced on your contributor page and believe I see other family members (children) buried in Evergreen Cemetery. The family was from Faribault and St. Paul before they came to Brainerd, so it will be interesting if I can learn what brought them to Brainerd. Thanks again.
Added by Elizabeth Rapp on Feb 04, 2015 10:19 AM
Elizabeth Rapp
Charlotte Edwards White
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for posting this! Charlotte Edwards White is my second great grandmother and has been a brick wall for me for years! I cant begin to tell you how thrilled I am to see this! I've requested a photo in case it's possible to get one.
Added by Elizabeth Rapp on Feb 04, 2015 10:03 AM
John Robert Howes (#106941410)
I noticed that the lettering on his niche in Lakewood's mausoleum reads "Howes Sr" (rather than Jr.). Possibly, he had a son also named John Robert and therefore considered himself the "Senior" of the family after his own father's death. (Technically correct, but confusing for genealogists.) If you know the family, perhaps you can evaluate whether this needs any editing.
Added by Linda on Dec 15, 2014 2:39 PM
Al Forsberg
too many spouses
Hi, I think my adding info may have messed up the spouses section for Elmer Forsberg (73644399). I was trying to add the marriage year and now 2 spouses show for both him and Fanny (73644380).
Can you fix this ? thanks, Al Forsberg
Added by Al Forsberg on Oct 31, 2014 5:12 PM
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