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William Harrison (#47153789)
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Bio Photo In honor of my mother, Marjorie Valentine (Sims) Harrison, I am submitting her photo with my profile.
I have been working quite hard on my family history information since 1993.

I have compiled detailed enumerations for 7 1/5 cemeteries here in Coles Co, IL and have posted most of what I have on 5 of those here on Find A Grave at this time. The names of the cemeteries that I have compiled records for are: Stoner, Adkins/Woodson, Brown's (Unity) Chapel, Mt Tabor, McKenzie, Hurricane, Miller-Coartney and Fudge. I've worked some on Kickapoo (Mt Zion), Whetstone, and a few other Cemeteries. I've added links and photos to memorials for all known burials at Mt Tabor, Miller-Coartney and Fudge.
I'm adding family & requested memorials & photos for Mound/Roselawn Cem in Charleston, Bethel and Rest Haven Cems in Lafayette Twp, as well as a numerous others.

NOTE: I just recently obtained a plot map for the Bethel Cem, accompanied by names of lot owners and/or occupants, plus a partial down the row enumeration done by James Heidlebaugh in 1981.

I also have over 100 Williams family kin in Harmony Cem in Cumberland Co, IL, including 3 generations of direct Williams family ancestors, as well as having made other submissions on memorials in several other cemeteries in IA, IL, IN, OH, WV, and WA.

As a photo volunteer, I actively visit several more cemeteries in this area to search for and photograph markers.

I recently purchased bound copies of the enumerations that James Heidlebaugh compiled for Janesville (or New Gordon), Thomas Lincoln (or Old Gordon or Shiloh), and Beals Cemeteries. They are down the row readings and are VERY helpful in locating markers!

I am part of a small group working on cleanup of the Cossell Cem, located NW of Charleston. We are slowly making progress! I was recently informed that a local Boy Scout Troop has been working on the cleanup. I hope to be able to assist them when the project resumes in the spring of 2015.

I am primarily researching: Harrison, Sims, Williams, Reynolds, Malcom(b), Stotts, McCreery, Stoner, Schnorf, Adkins, Pettit. But of course, there are many MANY more names which I have found to be members of my extended family!

And, for the benefit of Gail Black, I AM researching my Hardin and Dean family members, who are related to my Stoner family.

I attend the annual Sims Family Reunion at Fox Ridge State Park in Coles Co, IL. I am the Sims family genealogist.

Most recently, I have begun searching for information on my wife's ancestry. Names include: Thomas, Elder, Brooks, Blake, Johnson, Pilkington, Miller, Offill, Richards, Elliott, Norman, Davis, Wright, Wallace, Beaman, Dage, Perkins, Clark, Brockway, Cooley, Durfey, Skinner, Goodwin, Hull, Fickle, Slaymaker, Voetgling, Beck, and Tatman. (so far). We usually attend the annual Miller-Elliott Reunion in Dieterich, Effingham Co, IL. She was pleasantly surprised when I informed her that she was directly descended from King Edward I (1239-1307). He is her 22nd g gf!

I firmly believe that anyone capable of finding, reviewing and posting information on FAG does not need specific directives from other volunteer contributors about how to manage the memorials they have spent their time to research and posted. If errors or omissions in content are observed, then a suggestion to the contributor through the Edit process INCLUDING corrections or additional information about names, dates and/or family links would definitely be appreciated.
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Rebecca Craig Campbell
Craig photo
Thanks so much for the photo of John Craig's grave. I appreciate your time.
Added by Rebecca Craig Campbell on Jun 03, 2015 6:35 AM
Cindy Brooks
Matilda Hefner
Thank you very very much for posting a photo of her stone. So sorry to see that it is barely legible and laying on the ground. :(
Added by Cindy Brooks on Jun 03, 2015 6:01 AM
Steve Baldwin
Frances McQuinn Branigin
Thank you for all your cemetery work and more specifically finding the grave of Frances Branigin.
Added by Steve Baldwin on Jun 02, 2015 8:46 PM
Irene Shumard Trovato
Thank you!!
I'm enjoying our conversation! You really are as knowledgeable as Dean said!!
Added by Irene Shumard Trovato on May 30, 2015 6:45 PM
RE: Daniel Covert #70069724
And I dearly wish that his papers were preserved as well as his collections of artifacts, but I've found no proof they were preserved.
Added by J L on May 25, 2015 8:16 AM
RE: Daniel Covert #70069724
This was published Jeffersonville Evening News December 11, 1909, John A. H. Owens was a known historian at the time. He contributed to Baird's History of Clark County, but he is long long deceased.

I'll delete the article if you wish.
Added by J L on May 25, 2015 8:13 AM
RE: Daniel Covert #70069724
The article was created based on the research of John A. H. Owens a local researcher of Clark County history. He may have found the wrong military record but it's clear he thought it pertained to the Daniel Covert of Clark County Indiana.
Added by J L on May 25, 2015 12:00 AM
Susan Lundin Smith
Violet &George Gabelman photo request

You are receiving this message because you have submitted a photo request for the above named person(s). I wanted to let you know that I will be traveling to that area from Dallas during the first week of June and I would be able to get the requested photos for you. I do need some help from you tho. While I am in the Chicago area, I intend to get as many names off the list for Evergreen Cemetery as possible. The list is growing every day and is now at 263 requests! Evergreen Cemetery is near and dear to my heart as I have several of my own family members there. If you would please call the cemetery office and obtain the burial plot locations and send them to me, I will for sure get them for you when I go there in June. If everyone could get me the locations I could really get a lot of requests done but I can't do it alone! The office number for Evergreen Cemetery is 708-422-9051. They will also be able to tell you whether or not there is a headstone. You can leave me a public message with the information, or you may email me at Please be sure to reference the requested names. Thank you!
Added by Susan Lundin Smith on May 15, 2015 11:53 AM
Stan Fleming
Betty Ellison
Thank you so much for providing the photo of Betty Ellison's headstone. I really appreciate it.

Added by Stan Fleming on May 15, 2015 5:09 AM
Carlie Davis
Please stop sending the same edit over and over. I will not change her name based on the census. Census records cannot be taken as gospel when it comes to names. They are full of errors.
Added by JB on May 03, 2015 7:36 PM
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