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Jill (#46885535)
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Please do not use my personal photos or the bios on my memorials unless you ask first. I've researched and written all the information included on these memorials, some information is not included on any document found at Ancestry.
Copy and pasting is not researching!

I've been researching my family genealogy for over 20 years and love doing it.
Most of the memorials I've added are family.
I've also added some Scotland's Comonwealth War Dead, my interest stems from a great uncle that died in WWI. I found his record in the CWGC.

Transfer gladly done if they're not my family. Or will add any info or links you may have. If anyone has any corrections or info to add on any of my memorials, I'd also be happy to add it, if it is sourced.

If you are also searching these surnames I'd love to hear from you. I'm always willing to share factual information.

Barry, Brown, Burns, Criner, Davitt, Dilts, Eagens, Fanning, Gilmartin, Griffin, Hall, King, Kirk, McCaslin/McCauslan/McAusland, McCathon, McCormick, O'Donnell, Savage, Smith, Tague, Thompson, Westerman.

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"So long as we live, they too shall live, for they are now a part of us, as we Remember them."

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mcghee's coatbridge
RE: Mr and Mrs Savage 1811 etc
Hi Jill

You have found the correct information about the cemetery. It has what is called the 'old' section which surrounds the actual church which is still used and to the right hand side of the church, through a hole in the wall is the extension to what is called the 'New' part which is still old. Beyond that again is a very modern Holytown cemetery probably only used from about 1950 onwards. You may be able to pick that up on Google earth,
In that area all people were poor financially but rich in other aspects. If they had employment as you list they were actually better off than others but a headstone cost could have fed them for a year. There are a lot of gaps where you would expect headstones and they probably had wooden markers at the time which will be long gone. Your addresses are an excellent match to the church and cemetery. The 'old' and 'new' sections of the cemetery have had all the remaining headstone inscriptions recorded by the Lanarkshire Family History Society and unfortunately there is no record of a headstone for the Savage family. The next time I pass I shall take some images of the actual 'new' and 'old' parts to the cemetery and post them for families overseas to see them. It is a quiet peaceful cemetery so you can be content that the family are in a good place. Beside mine I might add!
Added by mcghee's coatbridge on Jun 27, 2016 6:30 PM
mcghee's coatbridge
Mr and Mrs Savage 1811 etc
Hello Jill, Greetings from Scotland.
I have had a look at the record of inscriptions available from the headstones in the Holytown old churchyard cemetery. I regret to inform you that there are no names listed at all for a Savage family. On walking through the cemetery (it is quite small) it becomes very evident of the gaps between the headstones in the aisles. A lot of the stones as well are so worn you could never tell what the original names were.
I am sorry I cannot fulfil your request to find GGP's.
Added by mcghee's coatbridge on Jun 27, 2016 10:24 AM
Linda Monroe
RE: Humphrey McAuslan

From what I can see, there is a Rice Family Tree and Caldwell Family Tree that both show that Humphrey McCaslan was born in Luss, Dumbartonshire, Scotland. This is the only source I have come across. In fact, this the first time. Since I have not encountered any McCaslin Descendants before.

May 2, 2016
4:14 p.m.
Added by Linda Monroe on May 02, 2016 5:14 PM
RE: Harold Wilson
Hi Jill,

The only information I have on Harold is from the 1900 and 1910 Census where he appears with his parents and of course the PA Death Certificate. I picked up his father from James F. Wilson's Civil War Pension file.

My grandfather, Hugh Wilson, was born in Apollo. My mother was born in Saltsburg, but her other siblings were born in Apollo. I am from upstate NY and have visited Apollo several times on family history research. The Apollo Memorial Library is an excellent resource.

Due to the large families of the time I seem to be related to a large percentage of those buried in the Riverview Cemetery.

Tom George
Added by Tombstoner on Mar 18, 2016 7:19 AM
RE: Harold Wilson
Hi Jill,

I Got the information from his Death Certificate, but just to be sure: Harold J. Wilson s/o John H. & Ella Myers Wilson, married to Hazel, born 18 Nov 1894 died 10 Jun 1926.

If you wish I can email you a PDF of the DC. Harold's grandfather John F. Wilson was my great-uncle and Harold is my 2nd cousin once removed.

Tom George
Added by Tombstoner on Mar 16, 2016 10:04 AM
Peter & Dayonne Work
Thanks for this memorial of my mother-in-law, Lydia Work. I don't often look for sources of immediate family members so have just found this Find A Grave memorial for her. I am supposing there will be one also for my f-i-l, David Work and I will soon look him up.

My husband is a descendant of Sarah Jane Dilts and James Berkley Work; she a daughter of Peter Dilts born 17 Dec 1785 Hagerstown Washington, Maryland and Sarah Kinter; son of William Dilts born 1753 of Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland and Nancy Watson. I have not done research on this line in many years but this is what I gleaned from History of Indiana Co. Penn. 1745-1880 pub. by J.A. Caldwell, Newark, Ohio 1880.

Hope this helps some.
Added by Peter & Dayonne Work on Feb 25, 2016 11:54 PM
Linda Allen
RE: Elliott
Thanks so much for all the info on Scottish records. When I say they dont share them, Im pretty sure those words came from who has failed to obtain a contract with Scotland to put them on their site. You know how they are. You pay more and more for less and less. This is a problem, because the countries they have gained access to are not in English. I spend a terrific amount of time translating Italian even thought my Grandmother is right off Ellis Island. But being an immigrant back then was shameful and they never taught any of their children to speak Italian, just cus I think. Any words they did not want the children to know.
This particular Elliott line has been here since the Pilgrims. I have 2 other Scottish lines one around the Civil war and another only here 3 generations. No doubt I am Scottish.
I just had my Y-DNA done on my Fathers Elliott line and trying to read thru the tutorials they supply on the internet so you can understand them. I tried monitoring the Facebook page, but was lost after the first sentence.
Added by Linda Allen on Feb 24, 2016 8:11 AM
Reg MacAusland
RE: MacAusland Query (We may be distant cousins)
Hi Jill,
Happy New Year 2016. Thanks for the info. If I calculate it correctly, you are the
8th generation of descendants of Robert McCauslin, 7th generation of descendants of Andrew McCauslin, his son.

That's an impressive lineage for North America.

I'll be more than happy to share the findings of my DNA tests. Would prefer to send them to your e-mail address as opposed to a public posting. Is that possible?

In your travels through Pennsylvania, did you ever come across the name or gravestone of a Rev. William McCauslin(1766-1835), supposedly the son of Samual D McCauslin and Hester MacKey ?

Hope to hear from you.
Added by Reg MacAusland on Jan 17, 2016 4:43 PM
Reg MacAusland
MacAusland Query (We may be distant cousins)
Hi Jill,
Like you, I've been researching my MacAusland family(disregard the spelling)for nearly two decades and am still trying to find the origin of my North American patriarch.I'm in Canada.
That said, I'd like your help in overcoming a bit of confusion in my mind re your post on Andrew McAuslan. If you would, could you let me know if you are the 5th or 6th generation of the descendants of Robert McAuslan/ Johanna Miller ?
Why the question? Recent results of my Y-DNA tests suggests I have a match to a living individual whose distant ancestor was Robert McAuslan!
Hope to hear from you . Thanks in advance.
Added by Reg MacAusland on Dec 02, 2015 7:15 PM
Rick Foster
Find a Grave community Day.
This may be of interest to you.
Find a Grave Community Day - Forwarded to you From CypressGreen:
I follow them on FB and for Find A Grave Community Day some people will be going to Woodland Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio and others across the US to meet and photograph!
The idea is to get as many gravers as possible in the US (or abroad!) to fill outstanding photo requests, take photos for new entries, and meet others in their area.
I have you on my 'friends list' as a Cleveland area peep, so I wanted you to know. There are already 3 of us signed up.

Saturday, October 17 at 12:00pm
Woodland Cemetery, Cleveland OH
Added by CypressGreen on Sep 29, 2015 9:42 AM
Added by Rick Foster on Oct 05, 2015 8:34 PM
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