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ღ Wendy & John Corcoran ღ (#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 hertitage!

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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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Shirley Reeve
James Keefer
Hi Wendy,

I added James' parents. I noticed he is on the same stone as Mary. The were probably married but I didn't make any assumptions so I'd be glad to link them as spouses if they were. Also, I'd be glad to transfer James to you as I am not related to him.

Added by Shirley Reeve on Nov 25, 2014 9:59 AM
RE: Again, thank you.....
I do enjoy a good hunt! You are welcome. Have a great Thanksgiving.
Added by RAP on Nov 24, 2014 8:02 PM
RE: Thank you, Lisa....
I will post on Albert's page as well but I must admit I am not happy with the photo I took...I can see my reflection on the grave. I am going back to get a better photo & will post to both pages. Thanks for your patience!
Added by LisaRuth on Nov 20, 2014 7:19 PM
George Chavey
Wendy George Chavey who died 1936 is at Redford Cemetery but as of this moment his location is not confirmed. The burial permit does not have his location written down but I suspect I will find that it is in that lot C39. Also with him besides the Wilkinsons are his wife Mary Aileen who died 1971.
Added by Regina on Nov 20, 2014 6:21 PM
Don Downing
R Guy Downing, Sr. son of Granville and Joesphine
Guy Downing, Sr. second wife is that of his son Roland Downing.

Guy's second wife was :

Maude Hazell Overall
b 29 Sept 1900 Fulton Ky.
d 8 Dec. 1974

m 1 Dec. 1925, Nashville, Tn

Roland Granville Downing
b 17 Nov. 1930, Nashville, Tn.
wife is Norma Gayle Wright
b. 7 Oct. 1933, Nashville Tn.
M. 18 Dec 1952, Dickson, County, Tn.

Great Uncle and Cousin of mine
Don Downing
Added by Don Downing on May 15, 2014 9:55 PM
Celia Webber
You ask if Donald, Daniel and Lynn was buried by Celia. I do not remember seeing them but I was not looking for there names so there is a chance I just skipped over them. I will peek in and check when I am in Saginaw again.
Added by RAP on May 15, 2014 8:56 AM
Kate Sprague
Isabella (Keough) Schulte-Bourgoin
Isabella is my 2nd cousin 2 times removed and have been researching her family for 2 decades. Maybe I can answer your questions. I am a certified genealogist as well as a cousin. Let me know:) My regular email is; Kate Sprague
Added by Kate Sprague on May 14, 2014 6:03 PM
Alta Seiferlein
Thank you for the additional information. A different last name than I had. I did delete my memorial so we're straight on that one. As for Donald Robert Webber? Give me a couple of days. I do have records from several Saginaw area cemeteries and will go through them and try to find where he is. Take care. Frank.
Added by FrankA. on May 14, 2014 12:55 PM
M. Johnson
Sarah Russell - Lakeside Cem.
Names around in her plot are:
Charley Bragg
Frances Lynch
Dolly King
Ruth Shulmier
Carolyn Arnold
Donald Prause
James and Cora Arnold
Carrie Erickson
Clara Williamson
Added by M. Johnson on May 14, 2014 10:52 AM
Laura Evans-Steele
Lawrence C. Duke
There is no record of his wife Helen being buried at Lindenwood. There are no stones on his plot or anywhere nearby. His mother is buried in Sec. K, lot 62 in an unmarked grave on the Miller plot.
Added by Laura Evans-Steele on May 08, 2014 5:37 PM
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