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EddieM (#47083914)
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Bio Photo Hello from New Mexico.
I've been excavating and cataloging pioneer cemeteries for over 30 years. In the 1980s I even published a few works on the subject. Like most of you, I'm also an avid genealogist. While I enjoy finding the graves of famous people, I'm more interested in the common soldier and pioneer. Every one of them has a story.

As for genealogy, I am currently working on the surnames Trine, Minter, Dozier, Shackleford and Marquez. I'm also collecting the names and graves of the Maryland 6th Infantry.

I'm usually "on the road," so my photos come from wherever I happen to be. I've had the pleasure of meeting hundreds of wonderful people who share this love for history. Contact me if I can be of any help to you.

ABOUT TRANSFERS: I am happy to transfer anyone who is not my direct ancestor.
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RE: Hanthorn
Thank you for the photos, I appreciate it. Yes I did as you suggested.
Added by t_town_ks on Sep 29, 2016 12:49 PM
RE: Hanthorn
I am interested in the Colvin line and SHE is interested in the Hanthorn, yes made a mistake mine were 2011, so I hit send before thinking, I refused to give my email out just for that very reason; we had a local person send out over 1,000 emails in 1 day, the court issued an order on that, they were arrested and charged, I am so sorry; I was just trying to go along and felt I was being harassed by HER, had to do her work that I asked for; hopefully, the next day, the next month get better, OK?
Added by t_town_ks on Sep 26, 2016 9:57 PM
RE: Elizabeth Hardesty Colvin Hanthorn
Sorry but now yours becomes a duplicate of mine, as mine was put in 2012; could you please transfer pics to mine?
So sorry about the problems, the angst and miscommunications; all I asked was for HER to tell me what (1) document has both names to show that they are the same person, to let me find it; no I have to go and duplicate all the extra not-really-needed research she has done to find what I asked for and she already had it, just would not tell me about.
Because the obit I have does not show the second marriage or children even (What? Why? I know the Colvin one was very high politically and socially, perhaps she thought it was a downgrade, who knows?) As well has her Colvin son's has nothing about half-brothers or half-sisters.

Added by t_town_ks on Sep 26, 2016 7:26 PM
Mary Counts Lichtenwald
RE: Thomas Hanthorn
Is it ok if I send this back to you
Added by Mary Counts Lichtenwald on Sep 26, 2016 12:06 PM
Mary Counts Lichtenwald
RE: Allen County
Me again! Eddie - yes, I would like you to reinstall or recreate the memorial for Elizabeth Hardesty Colvin Hanthorn. I have been adding her site to her children, so when you have the site back up, I will add whatever has not transferred over to the existing page. Please let me know what else you might need.

Thank you so much for your offer and then it will be with her husband, Thomas Hanthorn, which I believe is your page also.

Mary Counts Lichtenwald
daughter of Ethel May Hanthorn
Added by Mary Counts Lichtenwald on Sep 26, 2016 7:07 AM
Mary Counts Lichtenwald
RE: Allen County
Thanks, Eddie.

I won't upset the person in charge of the memorial any more. If you would send the pictures to me so I can add them to my record for Elizabeth, I would be grateful. My e-mail is: This one really did try my patience. She still seems to refuse to give Elizabeth her proper name even tho' she had all but one of her children with Thomas Hanthorn. One son was an attorney in Indiana. I have over 20,000 people in my tree - not saying I might not have some errors in a few - starting out we are not always as good or careful as we should be, but time does give us lessons. I correct things when I find them. And when I work in Find A Grave, I have facts in front of me. I have not figured out how to send attachments on this public message site. The source she quoted is one I have had for a long time and one I thought she would not accept. But I did have things I could have sent her. One day, I will be sure Elizabeth has her proper respect and her proper name.

Thanks to both e-mails. And I may make use of your allen co. site. For now I rest assured your tombstone is the one and have her right. It can be confounding!
Added by Mary Counts Lichtenwald on Sep 25, 2016 3:46 PM
Mary Counts Lichtenwald
Elizabeth Hanthorn
Eddie -

Is it possible you still have the cemetery pictures for her? If so, would it be possible for you to send them to me?

My e-mail is

I would appreciate having them for my page.

Just an FYI:

The following is a link to a family history which mentions the relationship. Elizabeth Hardesty Colvin Hanthorn's sister, both daughters of Henry Hardesty and Elizabeth Matheny Hardesty, married into the Branstetter family.

I really am not crazy!

Added by Mary Counts Lichtenwald on Sep 23, 2016 8:13 AM
RE: Elizabeth Hanthorn
Please replace your memorial, as I am sure with all the paperwork that I have, obit, will, censuses, political articles, they are 2 very different ladies, and yes I did file a grievance with Find A Grave on Mary Counts Lichtenwald, this is plain ridiculous to have to go through this day after day, when I already knew that she had not ever remarried BUT..... MCL would not listen, that she is right and all the research that I have already done is wrong and wasted; no I have way too many Is that are dotted and Ts that are crossed. Let me know how it goes.
Added by t_town_ks on Sep 22, 2016 10:27 PM
Mary Counts Lichtenwald
RE: Elizabeth Colvin Hanthorn
Thanks so much. May have to take a weekend drive! I feel this person needs to tell me why I am wrong. Perhaps I need to file a grievance. There are census and family history records - she wants marriage records and in Ohio not easy to come by. I am assuming it is a she.
Added by Mary Counts Lichtenwald on Sep 22, 2016 3:40 PM
Mary Counts Lichtenwald
Elizabeth Colvin Hanthorn
I have tried to find a way to contact someone at the cemetery. Would you know how I might do that?
Added by Mary Counts Lichtenwald on Sep 22, 2016 9:24 AM
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