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Jane Gerrish Waddell (#47310089)
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Bio Photo Aug. 2014
You may use tombstone photos which I have posted for your personal, non-commercial, non-internet use without asking further permission.
I have several hundred old family photos from 85 or more years ago. I have extremely mixed emotions about posting them online because I know there are people who will copy them and claim them and treat them as their own. But I want other family members to have an opportunity to see these pictures. Please contact me for permission to use any of these family pictures.
When taking photos from a memorial please document my full name as it appears here and the memorial number from which it was taken. Please let me know if you have a photo identical to any of mine, because that would mean we are probably related. I love to hear the stories behind the photos and make connections to new found relatives.
DO NOT POST ANY OF MY PHOTOS ONLINE ANYWHERE! That includes other FindaGrave memorials.
I have been interested in family history since the mid-1970's and interested in cemeteries since childhood when we often walked to Lewis Cem a small rural cemetery where we read the stones, told ghost stories and noted the tragedy of infant mortality.
Much research has been done on my Gerrish family since they were an early New England family arriving in Newbury MA in 1639. But much less is known of my mother's family so at this time I am more interested in learning about her Small, Holton, Ramsay, Ogle, and Light families, the first 2 in PA and the others in Canada, Scotland and Ireland.
Besides my own family I am deeply involved in research of the small rural cemeteries of Carrigan Twp, Marion Co, IL: Lewis, Harrison (where approximately 70% of the burials have some connection to my 3x-Great Grandfather, Henry Gerrish), Phelps and Wisher (listed here as Burton/Kissner/Wisher).
Any new information to add to the memorials I have created as well as infomation on my own lines is greatly appreciated.
Though my ratio of managed memorials to created memorials is high, I AM NOT a hoarder aka number person. Most of my memorials which I did not create came from the accounts of deceased or inactive contributors. If I have no connection whatever to a memorial that I manage I am always happy to find someone who would like to take it over. And I am just as happy to receive any and all that have a connection with my extended family.
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Todd Bolen
Drusilla Bolen
Thank you and Suz Lew for getting the Drusilla Bolen Find A Grave entry and pictures all straight for the generations to come.

Todd Bolen
Added by Todd Bolen on Oct 30, 2014 6:00 AM
Robert Jarrett
Hiram Sommerville
Thanks for the photos of my gg grandfather's grave
Added by Robert Jarrett on Sep 28, 2014 6:51 AM
Todd Bolen
Nelson and Drusilla Bolen pics

I want to thank you for taking the pictures of Nelson and Drusilla Bolen's tombstones. My cousin Gary Bolen from California spent several days in Clay County, Illinois, looking for their grave site. Through Find A Grave we find them one county west. Again thanks for taking the pictures.

Todd Bolen

Naples, Florida
Added by Todd Bolen on Sep 23, 2014 10:53 AM
Phil & Beth Hutson
RE: Higgins- Mapes Family Group
thank I just join

later Phil
Added by Phil & Beth Hutson on Sep 02, 2014 10:00 PM
william durkin
interested in finding info on David A Wisher buried in Elmwood Cemetery
my question is where does the info come from that is posted on the website
i sent you an e-mail about this also
thank you
william durkin
Added by william durkin on Aug 27, 2014 6:11 PM
Phil Welsh
James Ewing
Hi again,

I misread your post, at first I thought you were searching for the graves of really young children then I looked at the obelisk again.

Two of James' sons are mentioned. James' eldest son Robert Canon of Salisbury, born 1847 died at Trowbridge 1908 and is buried there.

The other is his youngest son James Alfred Ewing, KCB FRS, Burgess of the city of Dundee. Principle of the University of Edinburgh. Born Dundee 1855. Died at Cambridge 1935.
Added by Phil Welsh on Aug 24, 2014 1:09 PM
Phil Welsh
RE: #102325213 Rev. James Ewing

I have searched the immediate vicinity for the graves of the children, however no success as of yet. This evenings search was a just quick one, I will widen the search in the coming weeks. The children are not listed on James' obelisk.

Marjory Ferguson is listed on the monument. Details are - Death October 7th 1900 age 74. The inscription is a little worn, I will upload the pics soon.

Added by Phil Welsh on Aug 24, 2014 12:49 PM
Sharon Hicks GieseTemplin
RE: William Pursley edit request # 68603237

Thank you for transferring him to me. I Only have Lydia Little's Father William Little (B 1770 England D 1820 Bond, Illinois)and his wife Catherine no maiden name. And William's Father Samuel Little, I haven't looked into them honestly. I will take a deeper look in the next few days. Of course, Looking for William and Catherine Little in or from England may not be a simple task.

Thanks again my barely cousin.

Added by Sharon Hicks GieseTemplin on Aug 11, 2014 11:50 AM
Sharon Hicks GieseTemplin
RE: William Pursley edit request # 68603237
Hi Jane,

William Darrel Pursley (1778 - 1858)
is my 4th great grandfather
Guion Black Pursley (1826 - 1870)
my 3rd Great Grandfather
son of William Darrel Pursley
William Hiram Pursley (1851 - 1910)
my 2nd Great Grandfather
son of Guion Black Pursley
William Shelton Pursley (1881 - 1962)
my Great Grandfather
son of William Hiram Pursley
Julia Mae Pursley (1909 - 2003)
My Grandmother
daughter of William Shelton Pursley
Dolores Juanita Bonds (1934 - 2005)
My Mother
daughter of Julia Mae Pursley
Sharon Lanise Hicks Giese Templin
is Me

William Darrel Pursley (1820 - 1892) is the brother of Guion Black Pursley, making him my 3rd Great GrandUncle. All I have is family hearsay no specific source.

If you don't wish to add the middle name that is fine. I appreciate your efforts.

Are we related? Or do you just manage this memorial? If you aren't related would you consider transferring him to me?

Thanks for your time.
Added by Sharon Hicks GieseTemplin on Aug 11, 2014 4:45 AM
David L Aten Sr
RE: Daniel family edits
I will do some back tracking and see if I can verify another source. As you can see from pictures I spent a few days in Missouri, during your heat wave, visiting cemeteries. Lot of picture, so getting them slowly processed. Feeding information as I find it. Sorry for return visits you may have to make to memorials. Thanks for the changes, it is appreciated!
Added by David L Aten Sr on Aug 01, 2014 12:39 PM
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