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I am documenting burials in the following cemeteries in Hancock County, Ill.: Fountain Green, Hadley, St. Simon (a.k.a. Lincoln or Lincoln Catholic), Majorville, Roberts, Webster, Willis, Wright, Yetter. Also Friendship and Hills Grove in McDonough County, Ill. Links to these cemeteries are located on my homepage.|
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|Flutterby||Sam. Whisler's daughter|
Thank you for your note regarding Catharine. I have changed the two memorials to say that she was born in 1842 or 1843.
I agree that consistency in census age reporting is something of a rarity, but I tend to weigh a report of a childhood age more heavily than later reports. A October birth, however, would support a birth year of 1843 and not 1844.
For what it is worth, the Roush genealogy says that Catharine was born October 22, 1842, but it does not say where.
|PrincessBride92||Charles Coffman Hungate|
Thank you for the detailed explanation of the reason why you're not able to attach his mother to his record at this time. You sound like you really value transparency & honesty.
Could you please send me your "Information" response in it's entirety to my email? I am only able to read to the part where you mention his mother's date of death as 1855, which is the date I have in my records too, I might add. Mary (Polly) Coffman Hungate is my 4th Great Grand Aunt & I would love to connect all her relatives to her.
Thank you for all your hard work on this site. It really makes a difference to have the correct information on each file and know we can trust it.
Thanks for letting me know about this error so I could make the correction, I also did some linking.
Added by cj on Jul 28, 2016 1:12 PM
|Connie F||Matthew Melton|
Thank you for the information for Matthew Melton's memorial (Rosemont in Plymouth). I appreciate your watchful eyes and your nose for details and want you to know - I appreciate your additional information anytime. Connie F. :)
Added by Connie F on Jul 03, 2016 3:42 PM
|Tawny||RE: Margaret (Parker) Bowman|
I went by this website.
Added by Tawny on Jul 03, 2016 7:43 AM
|Tree Leaf||Thank you for info/source.|
Thank you for the source.
There are so many websites out there now with completely fabricated information, I have to/want to be careful as I can, now.
Also, Ancestry censuses/trees can be wrong or fabricated as well.
I'm also extra cautious since Ancestry purchased FindAGrave because now, all this information is on Ancestry and I do not think most people click through to read the actual page, they just add the (old/erroneous) information.
I'm especially cautious if people sent links to parents etc, now since those mistakes get perpetuated forever once they make it to other sites.
Thank you for the information. If you let me know where you saw the "extract," would be grateful.
|Judith W. (Family Finder)||Talma Fox|
Thank you so much for updating the memorial for Talma Fox. I appreciate your help!
|Sandy Smith||Myrtle Shore|
Thank you Marcia for the correction for Myrtle's memorial page
|Tree Leaf||Mr. Hungate|
Thank you for your note.
It is completely at your discretion what to add to his page; and I totally understand the reasons.
Thank you for all you do.
|Shawdau||Happy New Year!|
I got Loyd Keith Duffie's family straightened out - oh my God! I have his wife's obituary - you'd think that would help. I am onward with Catherine Welch Watson tonight - I don't understand why nobody has ever put her on Find A Grave, but I have a picture of her stone - it's a start! Have a great 2016.
Added by Shawdau on Jan 02, 2016 5:44 PM
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