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Bev Przybylski (#46963119)
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steven willis
hi
info I been tracking down on the lander !Carolyn Hall stated to me that you may know something about Albert lander CO.D 17 IND. INF. -- as you where part of there tent -- any help you can with this would be great pointing me to where I could get records on him his enlistment next of kin paper work ect.

plz and thank you
steven
Added by steven willis on Mar 23, 2015 11:27 PM
Tree Shaker
Samuel Lusk
Hello, I have seen your request for Samuel Lusk in the Lancaster cemetery in Lancaster Kentucky. In fact I have taken the picture. I would really like to tell you about this unique situation on this headstone instead of clogging up find a grave please email me directly.

Treeshaker
Lee
dixie0830@yahoo.com
Added by Tree Shaker on Nov 04, 2014 5:08 PM
Martin Burrell
RE: Roy Webber Catching, FAG# 23992310
Greeting,

I have now place a marriage document for William Auguster Webber, Sr.. Please see what you think. Or, do you believe that the family did not know how to spell the family name and so just guessed at it's correct spelling. They had at least seven children to keep the family name from being forgotten.

See, Riddle Cemetery.

Thank you for your help, Martin Burrell

Added by Martin Burrell on Oct 18, 2014 2:38 AM
Martin Burrell
RE: Roy Webber Catching, FAG# 23992310
Greetings,

His middle name came from his mother's maiden name.

I would be interested in seeing how many times his middle name appears besides newspaper. I have also seen U.S. Fed. Census Reports where it is misspelled. I found his mother's father citizenship papers with the correct spelling, Webber. Also, her father's Multnomah County marriage record can be found at GFO in Portland. They have the original bound records. In fact they were given all the bound records after they were microfilmed and discarded by the City of Portland. This was a gross error to say the least.

I grant you that this is an unusual spelling. But, not unheard of. His wife's family took him in when he arrived in Portland. He proved to be a hard worker in his father-in-laws orchards. Alfred Cornutt had brought a wagon full of apple trees to Oregon. The apple trees had no known pest in all of Oregon. Alfred was very careful not to bring any with him.

His first, second and third apple crops were a gold mine. The word got out to other farmers including my great-great-grandfather who lived in Portland since arriving by a family ship in 1851. His name was Thomas Frazar. Thomas had brought a pre-made two story store from his hometown near Boston. He brought a helper with him to run the store. Portland was found to be too small to support the new store. He ended up selling the store goods they brought with them and moving the building to a new location and purpose.

Thomas and his wife went on to be a very active character in the life of Portland. He was also appointed by by President Lincoln and his Administration to be the Federal Tax Collector for Oregon. During the Civil War it was his responsibility to keep gold and silver mined in Oregon from falling into southern hands.

He is buried with much of his family in Lone Fir Cemetery. Much of the first few crops were sent to California and sold for one dollar an apple.

Thomas Frazar bought land for an orchard that was already started by another farmer. It included today's Laurelhurst Park. Within a few years he lost most of his children and a wife. Also, all the apple crops. Others had imported trees from the east coast and were not careful about not bringing in pests and disease.

Result: most all the apple trees were burned or pulled out of the ground in land surrounding Portland, Milwaukie and Gresham. In Powell Valley alone hundreds, or, thousands of fruit trees were destroyed.

Alfred Cornutt's family and William August Webber and wife moved to better farm land for fruit trees in southern Oregon. Without so much rain the trees had a much better chance of avoiding mildew, root-rot, and poor weather that led to frozen crops. My family started pear orchards in Medford. When sold many, many years ago the selling price was over 1 million dollars. They went on to produce pears in other nearby orchards for many years. They orchards are now still in operation by others.

Hope to hear from you, Martin Burrell
Added by Martin Burrell on Oct 09, 2014 12:06 AM
Martin Burrell
Roy Webber Catching, FAG# 23992310
Greetings and best wishes,

Roseburg Cemetery. His Oregon Death Certificate has his middle name spelled wrong...he was given his mother's maiden name for his middle name.

Please, make a note in the caption for his Oregon Death Certificate to the effect of the spelling error.

Thank you, Martin Burrell
Added by Martin Burrell on Oct 06, 2014 12:39 AM
Linda Cooper
Catherine Hayes McDowell
Bev, After much digging, we've discovered that Catherine Hayes McDowell's son, James, is not the James McDowell who married Nancy Maney/Money.

The James McDowell who married Nancy Maney/Money is the son of Samuel & Mary Studebaker McDowell. (Samuel, being John's brother.)

Sources:
1. A newspaper article featuring Jsmes' & Nancy's grandson, Abraham Bellis, found at ancestry.com
2. The book: "Jackson County, Ohio: history and families, 175th anniversary, 1816-1991" pg. 177.
Added by Linda Cooper on Sep 24, 2014 11:45 AM
Linda Cooper
Catherine Hayes McDowell
Bev, on the memorial for Catherine Hayes McDowell, where did you find the info on her children and their spouses? Specifically, James McDowell married to Nancy Maney 20 Jul 1829. Thank you.
Linda Cooper
Added by Linda Cooper on Aug 13, 2014 3:40 PM
duchessgeorge
Showers/Kilby(Barnes)
I am Carl Showers' granddaughter. Where did you find the information that Carl Showers was Bonny's first husband? I have been searching, but can't find a connection between the two anywhere but here. Thank you.

Bonny Rae (Barnes) Kilby #34848344
Carl Wallace Showers #27467439
Added by duchessgeorge on Jan 22, 2014 9:24 PM
Dean Andal
RE: George & Shelton Moore
sorry about that!

Shelton Moore is:
#54178556
Added by Dean Andal on Nov 29, 2013 6:11 PM
Martin Burrell
Mrs Mary Francis Catching Riddle
Greetings:

Thanks for the ODC that you left on her memorial. There is one error that needs to be addressed. I think the best way is to note the error on special area provided for messages when the photo is enlarged.

Mary's age should read - 73 Years, 06 months and 18 days.

Please, make this addition in the message box provided. Thanks for the help. Martin Burrell

P.S. -- I am not able to make the correction. Errors like this are too common. That is why I use a 'Ancestry Calculator' to do it for me.
Added by Martin Burrell on Aug 11, 2013 8:44 PM
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