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Helen Weaver (#47257025)
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Bio Photo I began working on my family history in 1998. My grandparents had so many photos with names on them...thus began my great adventure of tracking my relatives. I was a member of ancestry for 3 year, so much of my work prior to that time was with much help from other researchers. I believe in sharing the information that I collect since I won't be around for ever. After learning of find a grave, I began placing my family in their final resting places. In October 2011 I photographed the cemetery that contains 3 generations of the maternal side of my family...I am now hooked on photographically transcribing cemeteries. Anyone may use my photos and other work for their family history uses. If I can be of assistance in my part of the country, let me know and I will try to locate your family. Names that I am researching are: Towles, Moreland, Osman, Haydon, Broom, Allen, Alvis, Maycroft, Miller, Parkinson, Weaver, Eident, Watt, Blair as well as others.
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N J Martin
RE: Clinton E. VanMeter
Well he was 4 yrs old in 1860 and I would think the mother would know the dif btw a 1 yr old and 4 yrs old. Also I when you first look at the death paper it flashes 1856. I don't know if anyone ever left correction on Ancestry or not. If you are kin to them do you know the correct name of his mother? That spelling is not even a name.
Added by N J Martin on Oct 17, 2016 6:08 AM
Timothy Parrott
RE: Re: Arvilla C. Parsons
Thanks in advance! Yes, the inscription seems to be really clear...only obstructed at the very bottom by some dirt and vegetation. I really appreciate your efforts!
Added by Timothy Parrott on Sep 05, 2016 11:26 AM
Timothy Parrott
Re: Arvilla C. Parsons
I'm really interested in the memorial you posted for Arvilla C., daughter of J. P. & M. A. Parsons, #98884117, buried in Freemanton Cemetery, Keptown, Effingham County, Illinois. From the photo, it is very clear that the child was born Mar. 14, 1850, but I desperately need to know the date of death, which is obscured in the photo. She died in December, but the day and year are hidden. Is there any way you could take another photo of the stone with some of the greenery pushed back to show the complete date of death? I sure would appreciate it. Thanks for anything you can do to help! Arvilla will be included in a forthcoming family history, and I'd really like to include the precise information.
Added by Timothy Parrott on Sep 03, 2016 12:34 PM
Judith W. (Family Finder)
Delphine Bohlander
Thank you so much for updating the memorial for Delphine Bohlander. I appreciate your help!

Best wishes,
Judith W.
Added by Judith W. (Family Finder) on Aug 25, 2016 9:47 AM
Michael Stanley Klimczak
Thanks for the transfer. Have a nice weekend.
Added by Michael Stanley Klimczak on Jul 22, 2016 6:36 PM
Jane A. Freeman
I found death certificate for Jane A. Freeman, online. Died Aug 12, 1936 in Neosho, MO. So I will look for a Jane A. Freeman and not an Amelia Jackson Freeman at Waco.
Added by Oma on Jul 19, 2016 1:55 PM
Amelia Jackson Freeman
I was going photograph her headstone in Waco Cemetery but need some clarification first.
In the bio you have
Amanda 1st marries Branham in 1880.
spouse is Jane Maycroft. He "leaves", she goes back to Jane Maycroft.

Amanda marries Joseph Jackson, 1881,
spouse is Jane A. Maycroft. J. Jackson dies in 1900 +/-.

W.H. Freeman marries Amelia Jackson, 1905.

So before I go to library for research it would help to know exactly which name I am looking for.
Is it Amanda Jane, Amelia Jane, Jane A? I will have to call Cherokee and Crawford Counties in Kansas to double check her death record and burial infor.
Any help would save me some time. Thank you.

Added by Oma on Jul 19, 2016 1:34 PM
Clark Leonard
george n clark
buried in Union cemetery in Altamont, IL was not born in Tennessee, he is my ggf born in Missouri.
Clark in sunny CA

10.0 GEORGE NATHANE CLARK revised 07-10-2016

George Nathane Clark was born 24 Sep 1846 in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri, USA as the fourth child of George N. Clark and Mary Ann. He had three siblings, namely: William, Alfred, and Nancy Ann.
Per the family bible and the 1850 census. (2: )

St. Louis was a very busy town with a population of 20,000, dozens of paddle wheel river boats tied up at the wharves, and many more were going up and down the Mississippi, Missouri, and Ohio rivers. The wagon trains were just leaving for the great American West, heading for Oregon, California, and Santa Fe, New Mexico and Gold was soon to be discovered in California. Railroads had just joined St. Louis with the east coast. New factories were being built. It was a time of boom and optimism before the gloom and pall about to be cast by the Civil War.

By 1850 the family had moved to Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois, across the Mississippi River. In 1852 the family moved to a 120 acre farm southwest of Marine in Madison County, Illinois.

George's father died in 1856 and his mother in 1857. George lived with his grandmother and later with the Edmondson family, who lived 22 miles northwest of Marine. (12: )

Per the 1860 Census for Marine, Madison County, Illinois, George was age 14, living with the FRED B SANDERS family and working as a laborer. (11:2)

1860 United States Federal Census about George Clark
Name: George Clark
Age in 1860: 14
Birth Year: abt 1846
Birthplace: Missouri
Home in 1860: Township 4 N Range 6 W, Madison, Illinois
Gender: Male
Post Office: Marinetown
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Fred B Vanders 32, born in Virginia, farmer
Amanda Vanders 28, born in Ohio
Frank Vanders 5, born in Illinois
Richard Vanders 20, born in Illinois, laborer
George Clark 14, born in Missouri

The Civil War started in 1861. At Marine, on 29 February 1864, at the age of 17, George enlisted as a recruit in EMANUEL MENNET'S Company "D," 59th Volunteer, Illinois Infantry.
He was 5 feet 7 and 1/2 inches tall and had blue eyes, brown hair, and a fair complexion. He signed for a three-year enlistment and received a $60 bounty.(8:1)
After some preliminary training at Springfield, Illinois George was sent to Cleveland, Tennessee for duty.

U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865 about George N Clark
Name: George N Clark
Residence: Illinois
Enlistment Date: 29 Feb 1864
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Illinois
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company B, Illinois 59th Infantry
Regiment on 19 Mar 1864.Mustered out on 15 Jun 1865.
Sources: Illinois: Roster of Officers and Enlisted Men

U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 about George N. Clark
Name: George N. Clark
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: Illinois
Regiment Name: 59 Illinois Infantry
Regiment Name Expanded: 59th Regiment, Illinois Infantry
Company: D
Rank In: Private
Rank In Expanded: Private
Rank Out: Private
Rank Out Expanded: Private
Film Number: M539 roll 16

The Campaign for Atlanta, Georgia began on 1 May 1864. The list of actions the 59th fought as part of the 2nd Brigade,1st Division, 4th Army Corps were:
May 6-7 Tunnel Hill
May 8-11 Demonstration on Rocky Face Ridge May 8-9 Buzzard's Roost Gap
May 9-13 Demonstration against Dalton
May 14-15 Battle of Resaca
May 18-19 near Adairsville and Kingston
May 19 near Cassville
May 22-25 advance on Dallas
May 25 operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles
about Dallas, New Hope Church and to June 5
Allatoona Hills
June 11-14 Pine Hill, Ackworth, and Pine Top
June 15-17 Lost Mountain
June 27 assault on Kenesaw
July 4 Ruffs Station, Smyrna Camp Meeting Grounds
July 5-17 Chattahoochie River
July 19-20 Peach Tree Creek
July 22-Aug 25

During the Siege of Atlanta as part of the 3rd Brigade,1st Division, 4th Army Corps
Aug 25-30 flank movement on Jonesboro
Aug 29-30 Red Oak as part of the 2nd Brigade,3rd Division, 4th
Army Corps
Aug 31 Rough and Ready
Aug 31-Sep 1 Battle of Jonesboro
Sep 2-6 Lovejoy Station
Oct 3-26 pursuit of General Hood into Alabama
Nov 24-27 Columbia and Duck River in the Nashville Campaign
Nov 30 Battle of Franklin
Dec 1 1864 Battle of Nashville
Company D
59th Illinois- Major James M. Stookey
2nd Brigade- Colonel P. Sidney Post
3rd Division- Brigadier General Samuel

On 1 December 1864 the 59th Illinois was sent to Nashville, Tennessee where Confederate General Hood was poised to attack. Union General Thomas sent the 59th in the first line of the attacking column, and they planted the first Union colors on the captured works. The loss was terrible; one-third were killed or wounded! The regiment was so decimated that this was the last real battle they fought although they were in the pursuit of General Hood to the Tennessee River between
December 17-28.

After this the 59th moved to Huntsville, Alabama and were on duty there until March 1865.
They were in Bull's Gap and eastern Tennessee between 15 March and 22 April 22 1865, and at Nashville until 16 June 1865.
On June 16 the Regiment moved to New Orleans, Louisiana, thence to Indianola, Texas on July 7.
They served in San Antonio and at New Braunfels, Texas, near San Antonio.(20: )
The Regiment was mustered out at New Braunfels on 8 December. 1865 and ordered to Springfield, Illinois, for discharge. (7: )

During their four years of service the 59th lost 4 officers and 105 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded in action and 4 officers and 117 enlisted men by disease! It was normal during the Civil War to lose as many men to disease as to battle.

The records show that George was charged for the loss of his personal equipment after the battles, and the money was deducted from his pay (8:1; 44: ).

A more detailed list of their movements is as follows:

January 12, 1864, the Regiment was mustered as a veteran organization, and on the 27th of January marched to Chattanooga, and on the 6th of February, started for Springfield, Ill., which place it reached the 10th.
March 19, Regiment, re-organized, left Springfield, via Nashville and Chattanooga and arrived at Cleveland, Tenn., 197 miles from Nashville.
May 3, the Atlanta campaign was commenced.
On the 7th, Regiment supported the attack upon Tunnell Hill, and, on the 8th, commenced the attack upon Rocky-Faced Ridge, where it was constantly engaged, until the 13th, when the enemy abandoned his position.
On the 14th and 15th, Regiment was warmly engaged at Resaca. On the 16th, again came up with the enemy, at Adairsville; thence, to the time of crossing the Chattahoochie the Regiment was engaged at Kingston, Dallas, Ackworth, Pine Top, Kenesaw Mountain, Smyrna Camp Meeting Grounds, besides innumerable skirmishes.
July 12, the Regiment crossed the Chattahoochie and presented itself before the fortifications around Atlanta; and from that time until the 25th of August, it assailed the works of the enemy, and was under fire night and day.
On the 18th of August, the Fifty-ninth was assigned to the Second Brigade, Third Division, Fourth Army Corps., and was commanded by Colonel P. Sidney Post.
On the 25th the Regiment marched around Atlanta, with the army, in the direction of Jonesboro. On the 18th and 29th, the Regiment was engaged in skirmishing with the enemy at Red Oak. On the 31st, it reached the enemy's line of communications, and destroyed the railroad at Rough-and-Ready.
On the 2d of September, the Regiment was engaged in the battle of Lovejoy Station.
On the 6th, the Regiment started for Atlanta, and encamped on the 8th, between Atlanta and Decatur, where it remained until the 2d of October, when General Hood's Army, having passed around Atlanta, commenced destroying the railroad between Atlanta and Chattanooga.
October 3, Regiment crossed the Chattahoochie, and came in the presence of the enemy at Pine Top. The pursuit was continued through Kingston, Rome, Resaca and across the mountains to Snake Creek Gap, and to Galesville, which place it reached on the 10th.
On the 17th, the Regiment started for Chattanooga, and left Chattanooga, on the 10th, for Athens Tennessee.
November 1, marched to Pulaski, and commenced erecting fortifications. November 23, Pulaski was evacuated, and, on the 24th, commenced skirmishing with the enemy at Columbia.
November 27, crossed Duck River.
November 29, Colonel Post's Brigade moved up Duck River, and attacked the Confederate Army in the flank, as it was marching toward Spring Hill. The fight continued on all day, and, at night the Regiment marched 20 miles, and reached Spring Hill on the morning of the 10th. Resting at Spring Hill but an hour, the Regiment marched to Franklin, and during the afternoon the battle of Franklin was fought.
On the morning of December 1, Regiment arrived at Nashville, and commenced fortifying the place.
December 15, the battle of Nashville began. Colonel Post's Brigade assaulted Montgomery Hill, and in the language of General Thomas, "took the initiative in the brilliant deeds of that day." The Fifty-ninth was in the first line of the assaulting column, and planted the first colors on the captured works. In the afternoon, it assaulted and carried the enemy's works, near the Hillsboro pike. December 16, Colonel Post's Brigade made the memorable assault upon Overton's Hill. In this battle, the Regiment lost, in killed and wounded, one third of its numbers engaged, among whom were nine officers, including Colonel Post, who was severely wounded with a grape shot.
On the 17th, the Regiment started in pursuit of the flying foe, which was continued to the Tennessee River, and, on the 3d of January, it camped at Huntsville, Alabama.
For gallant and distinguished services at the battles at Nashville, Colonel Post had been appointed Brigadier General of United States Volunteers, by brevet.
January 31, 1865, Regiment moved to Nashville, returning to Huntsville, February 7
March 15, moved to Strawberry Plaines, East Tenn.: thence to Greensville, Tenn.
April 6, Regiment went to Warm Springs, N.C., returning to Greensville on the 10th.
April 23, left Greensville for Nashville.

June 16, the Regiment left Nashville, for New Orleans, La., and on the 9th of July arrived at Indianola, Texas; thence, it marched to San Antonio, Texas, and was stationed at New Braunfels, Texas, until the 8th of December, when it was mustered out of service, and ordered to Springfield, Ill., for final payment and discharge.

After the war George returned to Madison County, Illinois.

When he was 21, George Nathane Clark married Josephine Mary Mundis, daughter of John Mundis and Mary Ann Everett, 17 Oct 1867 in Marine, Madison, Illinois, USA.
The service was performed by E. West, Justice of the Peace. (9: )

Josephine was born on Christmas Day, 25 December 1844, on her parents' farm north of Marine.

George N Clark and Josephine Mary Mundis had at least 6 children per the 1900 census: (2: )

1. George A Clark was born 27 Jul 1867 in of Missouri, USA. He died about 1870, likely in Missouri, USA.

2. Samuel A Clark was born 25 Jan 1870 in Missouri, USA. He died 10 Jul 1952 in Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, USA. He married Ida Mae Rhoads 04 Nov 1892 in West Township, Effingham, Illinois, USA.

3. Mary Ellen Clark was born 11 Mar 1872 in of Effingham, Illinois, USA. She died 17 Feb 1967 in Temple City, Los Angeles, California, USA. She married James Newell Leonard 21 Jul 1893 in Effingham, Illinois, USA

4. Maria Maude Clark was born 05 Apr 1874 in of Effingham, Illinois, USA. She died 14 Jun 1900 in Effingham, Illinois, USA.

5. Robert Gibson Clark was born 24 Jan 1881 in Mason Township, Effingham, Illinois, USA. He died 15 Jun 1952 in Vandalia, Fayette, Illinois, USA. He married Pearl Sophronia Davis 29 Dec 1904 in Effingham, Illinois, USA

6. unknown.

George worked for the railroads as a trackman and lived in southeastern Missouri from 1868 to about 1871.

Per the 1870 Census for Wayne County, Missouri:
George Clark age 23 born in Missouri, -??- laborer
Josephine Clark age 25 born in Illinois, keeping house, cannot read or write

Their son, George, is not shown and must have died before 1870.

The family moved to Effingham County, Illinois about 1871

He lived in Mason Township, Effingham, Illinois, USA in 1880 (Age: 33; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Self).

Per the 1880 Census for Mason Township, Effingham County, Illinois:
George Clark age 33 born in Missouri, farmer, father born in ?, mother born in Pennsylvania
Josephine Clark age 35 born in Illinois, keeping house, father born in ? and mother born in ?
Samuel Clark age 8 born in Missouri, attended school
Mary Clark age 6 born in Illinois
Maud Clark age 2 born in Illinois

The family moved to Altamont, Effingham County, Illinois about 1892.

George worked for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, the B & O.

George received a pension for his Civil War service starting in 1897. (28:1)

Per the 1900 Census for Altamont, Mound Township, Effingham County, Illinois:
George Clark age 53 born in December 1846 in Missouri, married 33 years, day laborer, father born in Ireland and mother born in Pennsylvania, renting a house
Jocephine Clark age 55 born in December 1854 in Illinois, keeping house, had 6 children-4 living in 1900, father born in Pennsylvania and mother born in Pennsylvania
Maud Clark age 22 born in April 1878 in Illinois
Robert Clark age 18 born in January 1881 in Missouri, attended school

Josephine was in poor health the last several years of her life and died 22 January 1915 at home in Altamont and was buried in January 1915 in Altamont, Effingham, Illinois, USA in Union Cemetery. (6: )

After his wife died, George lived with his son Sam and his family, in Peoria, Illinois.
His granddaughter Edna (Clark) Harms remembers that his grandchildren adored him.
He later lived with the family of his daughter Mary Ellen (Clark) Leonard, on their rented farm south of Altamont. Families lived together in those days. Maybe it was better than today, when old people are put in retirement homes, or maybe it was worse?

George Nathane Clark died 06 November 1919 on the farm, at age 73, near Altamont, Effingham, Illinois, USA and was buried in November 1919 in Altamont, Effingham, Illinois, USA in Union Cemetery beside his wife (3: ; 28:2).

See my # 799:1-3

Clark / Mundis Chapter
The Leonards and Related Families; 1993 (revised 2012)
Written by Clark M. Leonard
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Jane Denny
Ehlert memorial
Thank you!
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bricker family
are you related to any of the bricker family
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