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Bryan Winter (#46975843)
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Genealogist since 1975. Chose to share photos of tombstones gathered.

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Del Groves
Jerusalem Reformed Church aka White Oak aka Penryn Cemetery
While searching for Lancaster Co church records, came across a transcription concerning the history of this church: linked from:
Added by Del Groves on Sep 23, 2016 2:40 PM
Judi and Marie
Memorial# 106239405
Thank you for your work and dedication on FIND A
The tombstone on Daniel Fortney shows his birth year is 1817, the picture on his wife Christina shows it very clearly and not 1813, I love it when they get the pictures of the stones, so much info.
Doesn't mean there aren't mistkake, so if you have info on his birth as in 1813 and not 1817 please let us know

Daniel Fortney
Sep 1, 1817
Nov 11, 1899
Wife of
Daniel Fortney
May 15, 1824
Died Apr 15, 1902

Judi and Marie
Added by Judi and Marie on Jul 31, 2016 11:36 AM
Tammie Wright
Absolom Trentham
I am having a difficult time finding actually who is his father. Any help would be appreciated.
Added by Tammie Wright on Jul 15, 2016 3:26 AM
Bob Olsen
Gettis burials in Manor Hill Methodist Cemetery
Just to clarify the Gettis burials in the Manor Hill Methodist Cemetery. Mary Ann and Robert are both children of Patrick and Victoria (if you look more closely at the inscription on Mary Ann's stone it states daughter of P & V (not N). Robert was killed in the Civil War. Elizabeth is listed as the wife of Robert but not the Robert buried there. That Robert is her grandson, but her husband (burial unknown) was also named Robert and they are the parents of Patrick (buried there). Elizabeth was born in Ireland. The US Census report for 1860 lists Elizabeth as "mother" in Patrick's household. IGI listing indicates Elizabeth (Daugherty) and Robert Gettis were the parents of Patrick.
Added by Bob Olsen on Jul 12, 2016 12:05 PM
Vicki Peterson
John D. Winters
Yes, I think I found the reference you mentioned about his being blind and agree with your conclusion that it was probably used as the reason he was in the Stockton Asylum. His eyesight may have been quite diminished but my experience with the commitment records is that physical limitations are usually included and often quite descriptive. Being visually limited could have increased his anxiety and fear about his well being and caused his decline.

My own grandmother spent much of her life in a Missouri State Asylum ("nervous breakdown"). Thankfully, when she became elderly (and feeble), she was released to the rest home near family members. My family and I visited her in both places and it's comforting to know she died and was buried among our kin. Unfortunately, under Missouri law, her record won't be released without a court order.

I noticed you had linked him to his wife so I'll disregard your edit.
Added by Vicki Peterson on Apr 20, 2016 4:42 PM
Vicki Peterson
John D. Winters
Not quite sure what to think about his burial. Unless I'm mixing him up with another man, I don't think he was living with family when he was committed (from a census record perhaps). Who knows for sure where he ended up; a few patients were removed for burial, a couple of others actually disinterred and reburied elsewhere. For the most part, there weren't any notations about burial at all. Sadly, most of the early Asylum grave sites were not respectfully handled in the early to mid 1900's.
Added by Vicki Peterson on Apr 20, 2016 11:36 AM
Margaret Elgin
James W. Ramsey
Hello, I have info regarding James W. Ramsey (b Sep 1837, died Dec 4, 1901. Illinois Death Certificate 119, page 13, Vol 2) He was the son of Larkin Ramsey (1810 - 1880) and Mary Hannah Smith (1817 - bef1859). He was the husband of Mary Valona Maynard Ramsey (1842 - 1909). (Mary V Maynard was the daughter of Charles Maynard and Lucretia Boyington).

Children of James W Ramsey and Mary V Maynard were: Francis "Fannie" Ramsey (spouse 1 Adams, spouse 2 Crotts), James William Ramsey(1865 - 1884)(married Clara Belle Sears), Henry Richard Ramsey (Feb 5 1867 - Feb 12 1928), Mary Cordelia Ramsey (married Richard M Chancellor), Sallie Ann Mitchell Ramsey(married John Alexander McBride), Clara Stella Ramsey (married her cousin Hugh Henry Miner), and Archer Ernest Ramsey(married Addie May Wilson).

He served for the Union during the civil war, along with his brother, John Henry Ramsey. His father, Larkin Ramsey, was also enlisted with the Union.

His siblings were: John Henry Ramsey, George Cyrus Ramsey, Sarah Amelia Ramsey (Plummer), Charles Lewis Ramsey. His half siblings: Randolph Franklin Ramsey and Emaline "Emma" Stacy Ramsey (Patrick). Because his step mother was also his Aunt, his half siblings were also his first cousins. (I don't have any idea what that makes them in terms of shared DNA, but closer than half siblings.)
Added by Margaret Elgin on Apr 12, 2016 9:26 PM
RE: Bowman
My Line from Christopher and Susannah is through

Rev Christian Bowman and Rebecca Stackhouse
Hannah Bowman and James McConnel
Permella McConnel and Henry Adam Heldenbrand
James Adam Heldenbrand and Mary Elizabeth Currier
Zuella Rose Heldebrand and Frank George Howland
James Porter Howland and Mary Helen Cook

and then through my grandmother and mother to me.

Writing them all out together actually just helped me find all of their graves, and I just sent requests to link them. And in so doing I noticed that you actually have put on the graves of several of my grandparents. Thank you for your work with findagrave so that I can see their graves, even though I am unable to go and visit them myself.

Added by Perkins on Dec 08, 2015 10:35 AM
RE: Susan Banks Bowman
Christopher and Susan Bowman are my 7th Great Grandparents, whom I have only recently discovered while working on my family genealogy. Thank you for putting all of the evidence about her burial onto her page. I agree with you that there is not enough evidence at this point to prove her burial there. Whether her gravestone was still around or not in 1886 when the Bowman genealogy book was written, it is in doubt that the author of the book was an eyewitness to the location of her grave, and it is also in doubt that he was getting his information from an eyewitness, since he did not record the exact date of her death. Since his information might have been second hand family tradition, she might have been buried anywhere in the area and the location of her grave lost to family knowledge at that time in 1886. So since there is no record of her burial in the old cemetery map, I agree that it is best to leave the location of her burial as uncertain or unknown for now. But thank you for putting a record of her death on findagrave, because it helped some of her family like me to find her.
Added by Perkins on Dec 07, 2015 12:47 PM
RE: Fortney
Thanks for the heads up! I got those dates fixed and uploaded the headstone.
Added by WCGS on Dec 01, 2015 12:53 AM
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