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Colleen Russell (#46824617)
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I see you are also Irish! According to my DNA, I am 50% Irish. My great-grandparents were from County Sligo (she) and County Mayo (she). My cousin says those two counties are just "across the pond" from one another!

Nice Profile Picture!
Added by S.R.F. on May 04, 2016 12:04 AM
RE: Dungan
Oh, I empathize! Good luck moving and unpacking! :)
Added by S.R.F. on May 04, 2016 12:02 AM
Daniel Champion
RE: Champion
sorry I have not answered this long ago. ???

I do not think I have anything on Elizabeth Canady Champion's parents. Will look and see. I am not descended from HER, but rather from the second wife Nancy C McAlpin Champion.

Wonder who of her descendants you were working with...

Daniel Champion
Added by Daniel Champion on Nov 02, 2015 11:20 AM
Shawna Mattox
RE: Mary Brocksome
Dear Colleen,
Hello. I am sorry I did not get back in touch with you. The Christmas season really get's busy for me.
Afterwards, I am pretty tired for a while.
My half siblings have little or no history or there grandmother, Mary Catherine. Their children don't know much more than some times spent with Mary's son, Howard. But he died when his grandchildren were very young.
I am thankful for Jan's information. If it wasn't for her, I would not be interested at all in the Brocksome legacy. My nephews are on their way to becoming grandparents and some of them are interested in Howard's ancestry and pictures.
That's why I contacted you.
Thanks for you reply. I hope you hear from you.
Shawna Mattox.
Added by Shawna Mattox on Jan 12, 2015 7:18 PM
Shawna Mattox
Mary Brocksome
I found your name associated with Mary Catharine Harper/Morrin/Brocksome.
Mary was the mother of Howard Wayne Brocksome who was married to my mother Lillian Rose Kelley (Steffen was her maiden name).
Howard and Lillian had a daughter named Cherry Lane and two sons named Kirk Wayne and Howard Merle Brocksome.
I am wondering something. I have never seen any decent photos of Howard. The photo of Mary on Find A Grave is of an old woman and I was wondering if anyone had any pictures of her when she was young. My Mom use to say Cherry looked more like Mary and inherited her eyes.
Please do not think I am asking for you to give any family pictures away to a stranger. I certainly wouldn't. But if there was a way I could see a young Mary through the internet, I would enjoy that.
I am also working on Thomas Leroy Kelley's father genealogy. His name was John Logan Kelley and he was born in Michigan in 1865. Have you ever heard of him. Thomas and Ruth lived in Idaho Falls, Idaho. I grew up there also.
Anyway, thanks for taking the time to read this message.
Added by Shawna Mattox on Oct 10, 2013 10:30 PM
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Added by Shawna Mattox on Oct 10, 2013 10:22 PM
Judy Yacovetti
Julia & Nicholas Dillon
I think they are my 2nd great grandparents. Annie L. Grant, aka Annie L. McGreevy, listed some of the same family/sibling members in her obituary but her name is not listed in the Dillon's list of children. She was born abt 1850. Please contact me for help in sorting this out. My email address is: Thanks for any help, I would greatly appreciate hearing from you. Judy
Added by Judy Yacovetti on Aug 27, 2013 9:47 AM
Judy Yacovetti
Julia & Nicholas Dillon
Added by Judy Yacovetti on Aug 27, 2013 9:37 AM
Stephen P. Burke
Hamilton Cemetery
There are now 5 different Dungans in the Hamilton Cemetery. Please check, and if the three new Dungans are relatives of yours, I will transfer them to you.

From the Hamilton Cemetery book:
Mary P. Dungan was a daughter of M. Bloomer and Milinda (Creel) Dungan. Mrs. (Milinda) Dungan was a daughter of Charles and Parthena Creel and was born in this county, Dec. 12, 1840. She and Mr. Dungan were married, Nov. 5, 1862, and had 6 children--2 daughters died in infancy and a son died in about 1887. Malinda Creel Dungan died on Apr. 10, 1899, and was buried in Good Hope Cemetery.

Several Dungan families lived and farmed in the Good Hope area during this period. D. J. Dungan, who lived about a 1/4 mile north of Good Hope was a local postmaster before the village of Good Hope was laid out in the 1860's. Thomas and Elisha Dungan were veterans of the Mormon War. Several Dugans are buried in the Good Hope Cemetery.

Don't known if any of this helps, but it is what I have found so far.
Added by Stephen P. Burke on Jan 09, 2013 10:13 AM
Stephen P. Burke
Hamilton Cemetery
Today, I drove out to Walnut Grove and found some people who known where Hamilton Cemetery is. But I was advise not to go there without a 4 wheel drive vehicle, because I probably get stuck without it, plus all the ice we now have.
So it will probably be late May before I try and tackle getting some photos of the cemetery. They told me some boy scouts cleaned up the cemetery some years ago, so no telling what shape it is now.
Added by Stephen P. Burke on Jan 07, 2013 10:39 AM
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