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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 everyone's help to follow our families trails!

We have over 12,411 family members with surnames of Corcoran-Hunter-Richardson-Zook-Moseley-Downing-King-Crowley and many more surnames on And, over 18,459 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 Mormon 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 purchased 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 My sister did in-the-field research with my mom in the 1980's. My older brother is a historian who worked for the Smithsonian in Washington, DC. He is writing a book for the Library of Congress. He and I flew with mom and dad to Europe and spent three weeks going through the Land Archives to gather stamped records of our family. Thank you mom for inspiring us and seeing the value in preserving our heritage! And, many thanks to our cousins who have shared and helped fill in our family trees with stories, newspaper clippings and photographs.

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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 beneath them. All of these make our lines "colorful" and fun to explore! Migrations are mostly from NY>VA>NC>TN>AR>AL on John's side. My side are through the Great Lakes, some stopped in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and others into both Michigan and Indiana.

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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!


28 May 2015 Update:

Date: May 28, 2015 9:04 AM Editors/Supervisor (and Members take note):

This is my second notice to you in that whoever is doing the corrections is NOT a genealogist and needs to be fired! Who ever is new in the past few months needs to be fired.

I just went through 60 day old updates and not one of the twenty were added properly.

You all are being paid and we are not. You apparently do not care for quality, precision and details, especially when your note back to me ignored what I said!

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Shirley Hoard
RE: Thank you, Shirley.....
Just to the left of the marker for George Markham there is a piece of cement where a marker was, but is now gone. I have no idea who this might be but it probably is a Markham. I'll check around a bit and see if I can find out. The William H. Aitken Memorial library of Croswell has an internet site with a genealogy section. In this is a list of the most of the burial in Croswell cemetery and their locations.
Added by Shirley Hoard on Jun 19, 2015 4:58 AM
Shirley Hoard
RE: Thank you, Shirley.....
I'm glad you cropped it. This old lady isn't up on how to do a lot of those things. I'm glad to do it for you.
Added by Shirley Hoard on Jun 18, 2015 8:06 AM
without seeing if the marker lists his middle name I will not add it. I have put the full name in the bio as suggested by find a grave. The name should read as on the marker.
Added by AngelWings on Jun 17, 2015 8:53 AM
Danielle Calhoun
RE: Thank you, Danielle...
Hi there! Unfortunately, if the memorials I add don't have a picture of the headstone it means that I added it from a database of text-only information. I do live nearby the cemetery - it is HUGE and SPRAWLING (and beautiful!) so I need specifics in order to search for their plots. I'd be happy to do it, though! If you call the office they're very helpful and can hopefully find the plot information for your family members.
Added by Danielle Calhoun on Jun 10, 2015 7:51 AM
sheryl cavanaugh
RE: Thank you, Sheryl....
I copied & pasted the page that the HARMS name is listed on, this is a documentation of the cemetery done by a boy scout troop several years ago. There are some HARM names along with other HARMS, let me know if you would like pictures of any of them.

I3-109 Harm Mary F. 1/8/1911 11/12/1992 good Mary F. Harm Jan 8 1911 Nov 12 1992
I3-110 Harm Arthur E. 7/12/1905 7/6/2000 good Arthur E. Harm July 12 1905 July 6 2000
K5-8 Harm Marie L. Sept 10 1918 Feb 22 199 Good Marie L Sept 10 1918 - Feb 27 1997
K5-9 Harm Herman H. Oct 10 1915 Present Good Herman H. Oct. 10 1915 "In Gods Loving Care"
H2-85 Harms 1855 1930 fair Mother 1855-1930
H2-86 Harms 1842 1923 worn Father 1842-1923
H3-85 Harms Herman 1886 1893 fair Herman Harms 1886-1893
H3-86 Harms 1902 1902 fair Baby 1902-1902
H3-87 Harms Harold 1916 1916 fair Harold 1916-1916
I1-28 Harms Lloyd R. Dec 22 1929 July 1 2003 good Loving Husband dad Grandpa Lloyd R. Harms Dec 22 1929 July 1 2003 Forever in our hearts
K17-8 Harms Ruth
K17-9 Harms Arthur
J4-1 Harms Frieda L. 6/27/1905 12/8/1990 good Frieda L. Harms June 27, 1905 Dec 8, 1990
J4-2 Harms Arthur F. 1/1/1906 6/18/1990 good Arthur Harms Jan 1, 1906 June 18, 1990

Added by sheryl cavanaugh on May 25, 2015 12:39 PM
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
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