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Wendy & John Corcoran (#47387872)
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Bio Photo Looking for all 13 children and their families from Patrick William Corcoran and Emeline Amanda Alley. We are hosting a trip to Huddersfield, England 2011, County Mayo, Ireland 2012 and Lawrence, TN 2013. Richardson--in Carroll County, TN 2014. Hunter--in Arkansas 2015. We need everybody's help to follow our families trails!

We have over 14,000 family members with surnames of Corcoran-Hunter-Richardson-Zook-Moseley-Downing-King-Crowley and many more surnames on And, over 12,000 family members on my maiden name side--Seifferlein and Leyes families from Germany to South Bend, Indiana. Besides our German heritage we claim French, Austrian, Swiss and Prussian royalty.

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My mother, Elnora Lydia Seifferlein Leyes, has spent 74 years researching genealogy of our direct line. She traveled to Europe seven times to gain stamped records from the archives. She went to the Morman Church in Utah before computers many times, to fill in missing family members dates and places.

Our line is much more complete because of her extraordinary efforts, starting with her grandmother in the 1940's and taking notes and using her newly puchased box camera to record family events.

Mom inspired the whole family to continue her work forward. I have taken many of these documents, newspaper clippings and photographs and placed them both on and here on Thank you mom for inspiring us and seeing the value in preserving our heritage!

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We made a contribution to The Ellis Island Foundation--"The Wall of 700,000 Immigrants"--for Patrick William Corcoran's name was unveiled July 2011 in New York City. We paid for a headstone to mark his grave on Laurel Hill in April 2011. These two commemorate our first Corcoran family in America. We have a 9 generation wall chart. We are working on a book. We will share our GEDCOM file.

These lines included 3 European Royalties--Kings of England--Egbert, Henry I and Edward I. The famous Benjamin Crowley in Arkansas, are in our family, as well. We also have stories of our very poor families living in one room houses who were cotton mill workers, who never owned the house or the land beneathe them. All of these make our lines "colorful" and fun to explore! Migrations are mostly from NY>VA>NC>TN>AR>AL.

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We believe genealogy should be free so living family members can connect. That's why we are adding some of our data here. We appreciate this site's opportunity, and we humbly thank the founder and his staff. Please give generously to this site to keep this tradition going.

Love hugs to all of my fellow genealogists who are so extraordinarly helpful. This is truely one gigantic puzzle that we spend thousands of hours on together. God Bless each and everyone of you for your humble part in preserving our sacred past! Thanks for being so nice and helpful.

ღ Wendy Leyes and John Corcoran ღ

I added the Old Bethel Cemetery in Lawrence County, TN.

This Baptist graveyard is abandoned. It has one half Alley-Ashmores buried there. The stones are now illegible. If you have any knowledge of the people buried here or any photographs please share!

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RE: Hi Karen T.,
No the caretaker indicated to me that since the grave is so old (1880) the cemetery doesnt have any record of where the plot is, so i couldnt even take a picture of green space. I am sorry. the cemetery records do not go that far back for plot locations. the older section of the cemetery where they are is so old and nothing is really marked its impossible to know for sure.
Added by KAREN T on May 21, 2015 5:56 AM
Anna Ballien
Hello, I searched for your photo request(s) today for Anna Ballien. I found an Anna Ballien at St John's Hemlock, Saginaw County. I did not find any Ballien's at Fremont but I didn't do a thorough search, I hate to admit. So sections got skipped. There were a couple families decorating and didn't want to disturb them. And with limited search time, I had to make a judgement call. I left and went to Brant Cemetery.
Added by RAP on May 19, 2015 3:02 PM
Gerard Brownstone
RE: Thank you, Gerard..
Your Welcome and I do have a photo for Lucille,1925-1993, if you would kindly put in a request for the photo I will add the photo for you.
Added by Gerard Brownstone on May 18, 2015 8:20 AM
Vanessa Northrup
volunteer for siedel
i found several headstones with the last name. I went to find johann but couldnt find that one. I took pics of all the Siedels found if you need any of them. facebook vanessa rae michigan
Added by Vanessa Northrup on May 16, 2015 1:32 PM
Marie Wassum
2nd wife of Leroy Tobe Pennington
In case you haven't received the info on this second wife named Mary, She was Mary Hoge Garton, widow of John Garton They had a daughter, Sarah Catherine, who married Henry Johnson Blake. They also had a son, George, born in 1841, who must have died about the time of his father in 1844. Mary had 3 or 4 more children by Leroy before she died in 1859.
Added by Marie Wassum on May 09, 2015 12:16 PM
Thomas Ladner
John O. Johnson # 63996562

Just wanted to let you know! John O. Johnson Saginaw Obituary now has been added & is now showing on his memorial. Husband of: Anna (Gujord) Johnson.

Added by Thomas Ladner on May 06, 2015 5:43 AM
Mark the Buddhist
RE: Bazner's daughter Kathleen
Did you receive my off line email?

I thought so also.... I'm new to this, but not research, investigations etc. They own two funeral homes and several cemeteries in South Florida. NO info on Kathleen or Carol in their systems anywhere.
Added by Mark the Buddhist on Mar 24, 2015 3:12 PM
regarding grandlawn photo request
Could you possibly call the cemetery and get the Section Lot and grave location and add it to your request. It would make the search so much easier. Grandlawn phone number 313-531-2050
Added by PonemahPat on Mar 21, 2015 6:03 PM
Chuck McKinley
I looked at the cemetery and found the following Dorothy Aileen, Harry H. Jerald F., John Floyd, and Monty L. have pictures already. The other ones in the cemetery and there burial dates are as followed Leora Bell 10/16/51, Hannah 2/5/30, George B. 9/12/78, Geraldine 1/14/86, John L. 12/21/40, John L. 12/21/42, John Wayne 2/15/44, Madeline C. 2/16/65, Martha E. 5/29/63, Mary F. 4/28/45, Nancy A. 4/9/49, and WM 12/22/38. Which ones or do you want them all when I get time request the pictures and I will work on them. I try to go about every other weekend weather permitting. I do have to get my shoulder repair so that might slow me down also though I will get it done for you.

Chuck McKinley
Added by Chuck McKinley on Feb 08, 2015 5:19 PM
Sarah S. Coy Gilbert Betts
Just curious if you ever tried to contact the cemetery regarding Sarah and any other family that is buried here? There is a photo of a contact number and address posted on the Upton cemetery page.
Added by Tammy on Jan 24, 2015 2:58 PM
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