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Rachel (#46937934)
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I am very appreciative of the folks who created and maintain Find-A-Grave. Initially, I was a little skeptical about submitting data to the memorials, however, through the years, I have become a huge fan. I want the data we are submitting to be freely available for genealogical research for years to come. The community of contributors I have communicated with has been cordial and helpful in almost every instance.

If you find any errors or question any information I am posting, please do not hesitate to bring it to my attention. We are all imperfect, however, I believe it is crucial the data we post is correct and includes sources whenever possible. Your assistance will be appreciated!

Because of my parents enthusiasm for local history and genealogy, I began helping them research our family tree. Even before I knew I loved genealogy, I was involved in it each weekend as we visited elderly relatives and stretched our young legs in cemeteries throughout Ohio. My father was one of the early presidents of the Pickaway County (Ohio) Historical Society in the 1970s and both of my parents were instrumental in getting the society's genealogical library up and running. My mother was Registrar of the Pickaway Plains DAR Chapter for many years. What a tremendous gift it was to share the search for our ancestors with them! I am forever grateful to them and my grandparents for preserving our family's history. Almost all of the photos I post are scans of properly identified photos that belonged to them.
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Bonnie Myers
Obit for Russell Balthaser
Obit has been added to memorial. Thanks for the addition. If you would llike I will transfer this memorial. Just let me know.
Added by Bonnie Myers on Jul 30, 2015 7:36 PM
Bob Saunders
RE: I have a question for you about Mt Zion Cemetery
I feel certain that you are correct about Mt Zion in Swan township. Since I messaged you i sent an edit and got the location of Hamden removed. I also added a new cemetery of Mount Zion Church Cemetery in Richland township with pictures and GPS cords.

Added by Bob Saunders on Jul 27, 2015 8:47 PM
Stewart J.A. Woolever Jr
Hi Cuz hope all is well

My Best Stew
Added by Stewart J.A. Woolever Jr on Jul 25, 2015 11:04 AM
Bob Saunders
I have a question for you about Mt Zion Cemetery
The photos you posted in 2013 on Mt Zion Cemetery refer to a Mt Zion Cemetery on Dunkle road near Creola in Vinton County.

The address for this one is listed as Hamden. There is a Mt Zion Church Cemetery about 9 miles from Hamden in Richland township on Mt. Zion road (County road 37).

There is also a Zion Cemetery in Clinton Township which I believe is the one you were referring to.

It looks like there are three Zions in Vinton County. I was wondering if two of them may have got mixed up?

I was in the Mt Zion Church near Hamden today and it is not the cemetery you have pictures shown of.

I believe That Mt Zion and Mt Zion Church Cemetery have been mixed up or combined into one.

Any Insights?

Added by Bob Saunders on Jul 23, 2015 1:53 PM
RE: Elizabeth Holl
Hi, I know you wrote this 2 years ago, but I don't work on this family a lot. Which Elizabeth Holl are you referring to? This is my husband's family. How are you related to Elizabeth?
Added by Milann on Jun 06, 2015 12:40 PM
Kellie Rutter
Rufus Carrick
Thank you for the info, it has been added to his bio
Added by Kellie Rutter on May 30, 2015 4:53 PM
RE: Michael Swaim - 21655131
I descend from Lydia (Darby) Swaim Fox, the widow of Moses, Michael's son. Lydia and John Fox are my 3x grandparents. I then descend from their daughter, Love Samantha (Fox) Hersh.
Added by Diana on May 07, 2015 11:12 AM
RE: Michael Swaim - 21655131
Added by Diana on May 06, 2015 5:23 PM
Glen Swartz
Elizabeth's maiden name (Memorial# 17867260)
Dear Rachel,

I found my citation/research:
Blackburn, E. Howard. "The History of Bedford and Somerset Counties." NY & Chicago, IL: Lewis Publishing Co, 1906.
Vol.2, p44 - The Jersey Settlement. "It is said William Rush and his wife Elizabeth Ream immigrated to western PA in the spring of 1770 from New Jersey."

I cringe every time I hear the phrase, "It is said" as a source and is one of the primary reasons I do not accept this reference as evidence or proof her maiden name was Ream. This is the one and only record I've seen for the proposed maiden name. It's not one I'll accept. These mugbooks often send me on wild goose chases (and I've been chasing this goose for awhile), but you can see why this name has been floating around for some time - no one ever followed up for evidence or proof of this claim. I think even a bible record might be reasonable evidence at this point.

Added by Glen Swartz on Mar 11, 2015 11:09 PM
Glen Swartz
Elizabeth's maiden name (Memorial# 17867260)
Dear Rachel,

The Rush line really is a mess and I've been trying to untangle it for a couple decades. I can't disprove Elizabeth's (Memorial# 17867260) maiden name, until I can prove it. I believe I found it mentioned in one mugbook, but I have never found anything to confirm the maiden name, more importantly who her parents were.

There were probably two or three separate Rush lines in this area and I have never been able to fully separate them, most people just combine them all into one. So, rather than enter something I can't prove, I left it as unproven (i.e. blank). I believe her husband William died intestate and I've not found any probate as it appears he had distributed all his land prior to death.

Glen Swartz

Added by Glen Swartz on Mar 11, 2015 9:40 PM
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