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Cliff Blanchard (#47954981)
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Bio Photo Long before the computer my mother wrote letters tracing our families. It's been over 40 years since I started working on our tree/branches. Currently tracing: Blanchard, Lanham, Carson, Carter, Coleman, Ashby, Williams, Taylor, Lindsey, Bough, Allen, Bogusz, Boyd, and Grant. Now that our daughters are married, I help with the Yocom, Batchelor and Wallace trees. I've walked cemeteries in Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. I'm a member of the Wabash Valley Genealogy Society and its' Cemetery Committee; and the Clay County Genealoigal Society. Two years ago I became a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. As a prior newspaper and a portrait photographer, I enjoy taking photographs of headstones.

When I walk a cemetery, I will photograph every headstone in a particular area. Later when I find a memorial has already been established, I delete my photo preventing any duplication. If no memorial has ever been established, I research the person using census records,, obituaries, marriage records and cemetery indexes. Usually this confirms what the headstone reflexes, and helps fill in missing information. If a memorial has been established without a photo, I will add my photo thus allowing family living elsewhere to know the condition of the headstone.

I also link family members, which allows locating other relatives easier. Remember, siblings can be linked to parents not the reverse. It's a simple procedure. If I've posted something wrong, please let me know. I'll correct any mistakes in a timely manner. I can't EDIT a memorial I've transferred, and I will transfer memorials that aren't family. Check FAG guidelines.

I realize the census and obituaries are excellent source of information, however, like anything else they contain errors. Whenever human hands are envolved, mistakes occur. I've found errors in names, dates of birth/death, and locations. If you want me to add something to a memorial from an obituary, it's MY policy not to add living relatives for privacy reasons. Please respect my preference.

As a retired Air Force Master Sergeant, I will always honor a fellow servicemen.

My daughter, grandson and I took a trip to Ohio County, Kentucky guided by my Find-A-Grave friend, Helen McKeown. Our goal was to find more family connections, and we did. We visited: Milton Taylor Cemetery, Morton Cemetery, Sunnyside Cemetery, West Providence Cemetery, Centertown Cemetery, Waltons Creek Cemetery, Carson Cemetery and Beulah Cemetery. I saw where my father went to school in Centertown, and lived. (Both are now gone). We found several Revolutionary War connections.
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Rhonda Tincher
James Cooper
I have added the information on James Cooper to his memorial. Thanks.
Added by Rhonda Tincher on Oct 03, 2015 2:19 PM
jim gillis
Coombes at Calcutta Cemetery
Thanks for your hard work and the great photos.
Added by jim gillis on Sep 19, 2015 4:48 PM
Kathie AAH
Noah Latham
Thank you so much, Cliff, for the awesome tombstone photo you added. Our family greatly appreciates you doing this for us! Blessings to you & yours!!
Added by Kathie AAH on Sep 18, 2015 4:58 PM
RE: Jacob Burger
I have gone thru & added Jacob to his family where ever possible as I believe your research to be right on - thank you for this.
Added by Lawsonail on Sep 06, 2015 10:42 PM
RE: Jacob Burger
Yes - Jacob's bro was John Burger - they were in Clay Co, IN & went to IL (if I'm not mistaken).

If your theory is correct abt Jacob & it makes sense - I would guess they went west (KS) for the farm land as aft the war quite a few veterans moved westward (IN, IL, IA, NE & KS) for that very reason.
Added by Lawsonail on Sep 06, 2015 9:18 PM
RE: Burger Family
Seems you are doing a grand job (please continue your great work).
John Alexander Burger's father was Jacob Burger who md Susan Winklepleck - Jacob's bro, John, md Susan's sister, Martha Winklepleck - does this ring any bells??
Added by Lawsonail on Sep 04, 2015 11:02 PM
RE: John Alexander Burger (FAG#123581618)
Oh Thank you so very much for your correction on the burial location of John - it is so appreciated.
You stated you had been researching the Burger family for quite sometime - have you come upon the 2 Burger brothers who md Winklepleck sisters?
Added by Lawsonail on Sep 04, 2015 7:36 PM
Marsha Moon
Lydia Mazo Harris Tipton Steffan
I did remove the memorial for her in Summit. Check yours.
Added by Marsha Moon on Sep 03, 2015 6:44 AM
Lisa McCullough
RE: Myrta Boor (FAG#23763)
Thanks for photo!

At least two groups of McCullough families settled in Clay County, Indiana. One group migrated from Kentucky, the other from Tennessee. My father's family is the group from Kentucky. I am related to some of the McCullough's from Tennessee through my mother's family. The McCulloughs buried in Rhule cemetery are part of the Tennessee family and are in my family by marriage. As of yet, I have not determined how these two McCullough groups are related. This mystery is a big reason why I'm interested in genealogy!
Added by Lisa McCullough on Sep 02, 2015 9:15 PM
Marsha Moon
Lydia Mazo Harris Tipton-Steffan 127913356
Thank you for finding her and now that she is in the correct cemetery, all is well. Thanks again. Sincerely, Marsha Moon
Added by Marsha Moon on Sep 02, 2015 6:54 PM
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