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James and Sharon Cissell (#47567610)
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Bio Photo Those who do not look upon themselves as a link, connecting the past with the future, do not perform their duty to the world. - Daniel Webster
Our individual grandmothers introduced us to our family history in 1949 when we were very young. The tales of the adventurers, frontiermen, Minnesota Scots fur traders, French trappers and the American Native Chiefs in our familiy fired our young imaginations like nothing else. Now that we are retired we can devote more of our time to this fascinating hobby, and learning more about "the frontier" in Minnesota, the Dakotas, and the Wyoming plains. Also pursuing in Virginia, Maryland, Massachusetts and our country's early history environs.
Since retirement we have become the family historians and enjoy genealogy and the subsequent history enormously ever since. Our personal interest resides specifically with these surnames: Paternal lines: Alden, Bartlett, Blackburn, Church, Cissell, Clark, Folsom, Greene, Hayden, Jewel, Lessert, Osgood, Payne, Thompson. Maternal lines: Anderson, Aisquith, Ayrd, Blanford, Bear, Brown, Campbell, Carli, Carrico, Chatillon, Crawford, Curtsinger, Frenier, Grey Cloud, Hagen, Hayden, Langworth, LeClair, Patrick, Pidgeon, Pugh, Renshaw, Renville, Robertson, Roy, Thompson, Toon Valandry, Wabasha.
Any information at all that you might provide along these lines is valued. Blessings!
"Be gentle in what you do, firm in how you do it" ~ unknown.
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RE: Osceola L Folsom
Your welcome. I posted a few more photo's for other Folsom's who were in the same plot as Osceola as well.
Added by kate on Jun 24, 2015 8:00 AM
RE: Jesse Jewel's tombstone
Hi Again.

My friend is having a difficult time photographing the stone, because she's never done this before and apparently the stone is tipped forward, making it difficult to get the camera angle she needs. I've put the photo into my photo editing program and darkened the contrast and this is what I read:
Jesse Jewell
January 27, 1870
AE: 81 ys 6 ms
His wife died
Dec 5 1877
AE: 79 ys 9 ms

Hope this helps! If she manages to get a clearer picture, I will repost it.
Added by muggah on May 29, 2015 6:49 PM
RE: Jesse Jewel's tombstone
Sorry about that. A friend wanted to do this cemetery for me and she didn't know about taking the photo face on. I've asked her to re-take the photo and she agreed to do so. She did mention that the stone was tipped forward, so I hope we can get the info you're looking for. Will post as soon as I receive it.
Added by muggah on May 27, 2015 5:26 PM
Mrs Fenton
RE: Jesse and Jane Hayden
You are most welcome!
Added by Mrs Fenton on Mar 17, 2015 7:05 PM
RE: John Cleveland Payne
Hello James & Sharon,

You are very welcome! We took the original photo of the grave with no marker so it was very much a pleasure to be able to photograph this beautiful marker for you!

Added by Susan on Mar 03, 2015 10:20 AM
Mrs Fenton
RE: Sophia Merritt
You are very welcome!
Added by Mrs Fenton on Feb 06, 2015 3:53 PM
Mr. & Mrs. Delatorre
James Lea- Mountain View Cemetery-- Oakland, CA
Hi there,
I am the contributor who 'claimed' your request for James Lea. I went to the cemetery yesterday and searched the entirety of the area where he is buried but did not find a headstone for him. He is buried with his family who I see has already had their headstones photographed. I took a few steps back and photographed the area in which he is buried and in the photo it shows his family's headstones predominantly in said photo. Would you like me to post this since he does not have his own headstone? If so, you need to either delete a photo on his memorial or sponsor it because you have reached the maximum amount of photographs allowed on an un-sponsored memorial. If you do not need the photograph I took you can delete your request for his headstone picture.
Hope this helps.
Mrs. Delatorre
Added by Mr. & Mrs. Delatorre on Feb 02, 2015 10:14 PM
Patsy LaPointe
RE: Lesserts
I did not get your email. Would you please send it again. I also totally spaced it out. Sorry.
Added by Patsy LaPointe on Oct 23, 2014 6:21 PM
Carolan La Vallee-Rahman
Are we related
I am trying to find out info. about my family line. I have been told that I am related to Chief Red Wing and wish to find out if this is true. My maternal grandfather's name was Arthur Bacon. It is said that his mother was the daughter of Chief Red Wing. It has also been said that my great grandfather was a British diplomat when he married my great-grandmother. I do not have a confirmation on his 1st name, only that his last name was Bacon.
I can be reached at:
Thank you,
Added by Carolan La Vallee-Rahman on Oct 21, 2014 2:28 PM
Louis Roth
RE: Francis Marion Hard memorial
worry not
I have my people sorting it out for me
Added by Louis Roth on Oct 14, 2014 9:34 PM
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