RE: Mary Brocksome Dear Colleen, Hello. I am sorry I did not get back in touch with you. The Christmas season really get's busy for me. Afterwards, I am pretty tired for a while. My half siblings have little or no history or there grandmother, Mary Catherine. Their children don't know much more than some times spent with Mary's son, Howard. But he died when his grandchildren were very young. I am thankful for Jan's information. If it wasn't for her, I would not be interested at all in the Brocksome legacy. My nephews are on their way to becoming grandparents and some of them are interested in Howard's ancestry and pictures. That's why I contacted you. Thanks for you reply. I hope you hear from you. Sincerely, Shawna Mattox.
Mary Brocksome I found your name associated with Mary Catharine Harper/Morrin/Brocksome. Mary was the mother of Howard Wayne Brocksome who was married to my mother Lillian Rose Kelley (Steffen was her maiden name). Howard and Lillian had a daughter named Cherry Lane and two sons named Kirk Wayne and Howard Merle Brocksome. I am wondering something. I have never seen any decent photos of Howard. The photo of Mary on Find A Grave is of an old woman and I was wondering if anyone had any pictures of her when she was young. My Mom use to say Cherry looked more like Mary and inherited her eyes. Please do not think I am asking for you to give any family pictures away to a stranger. I certainly wouldn't. But if there was a way I could see a young Mary through the internet, I would enjoy that. I am also working on Thomas Leroy Kelley's father genealogy. His name was John Logan Kelley and he was born in Michigan in 1865. Have you ever heard of him. Thomas and Ruth lived in Idaho Falls, Idaho. I grew up there also. Anyway, thanks for taking the time to read this message. Sincerely, Shawna
Julia & Nicholas Dillon I think they are my 2nd great grandparents. Annie L. Grant, aka Annie L. McGreevy, listed some of the same family/sibling members in her obituary but her name is not listed in the Dillon's list of children. She was born abt 1850. Please contact me for help in sorting this out. My email address is: email@example.com Thanks for any help, I would greatly appreciate hearing from you. Judy
Hamilton Cemetery There are now 5 different Dungans in the Hamilton Cemetery. Please check, and if the three new Dungans are relatives of yours, I will transfer them to you.
From the Hamilton Cemetery book: Mary P. Dungan was a daughter of M. Bloomer and Milinda (Creel) Dungan. Mrs. (Milinda) Dungan was a daughter of Charles and Parthena Creel and was born in this county, Dec. 12, 1840. She and Mr. Dungan were married, Nov. 5, 1862, and had 6 children--2 daughters died in infancy and a son died in about 1887. Malinda Creel Dungan died on Apr. 10, 1899, and was buried in Good Hope Cemetery.
Several Dungan families lived and farmed in the Good Hope area during this period. D. J. Dungan, who lived about a 1/4 mile north of Good Hope was a local postmaster before the village of Good Hope was laid out in the 1860's. Thomas and Elisha Dungan were veterans of the Mormon War. Several Dugans are buried in the Good Hope Cemetery.
Don't known if any of this helps, but it is what I have found so far.
Hamilton Cemetery Today, I drove out to Walnut Grove and found some people who known where Hamilton Cemetery is. But I was advise not to go there without a 4 wheel drive vehicle, because I probably get stuck without it, plus all the ice we now have. So it will probably be late May before I try and tackle getting some photos of the cemetery. They told me some boy scouts cleaned up the cemetery some years ago, so no telling what shape it is now.
Hamilton Cem., McDonough Co., IL. Yesterday, I added 16 names (Allison, Baker, Booth, Brooking, Casto, Collins, and Creel) to the Hamilton Cem., along with some information on Durham Creel.
From the Hamilton Cem. book is the following: "this grave registration was completed in mid-1973, and at that time the general condition of the cemetery grounds was extremely poor. There was no fencing and the area has been part of a pasture for a number of years. Stones are overturned, broken, misplace, buried in serveal inches of sod, etc."
I will go the to local genealogy society this coming week and see if anyone knows the status of Hamilton Cem. I say the odds of being able to find the stones you are looking are not to good. But stranger thins do happen.
Martha Henkle/Hinkle I see that the awesome Dawn got the photo of Martha for you :) i dont know why it never occured to me that it may be the Henkle .. I had the photo posted on there the entire time.. but since she is relation I will just delete my memorial as the photo Dawn posted is way better must of been after they fixed the stones last weekend after some teens knocked over 36 stones.. there is a John Henkle there also if you would like that memorial just let me know Id be glad to transfer that as well !