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P. Meado (#47252942)
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I have been adding some cemetery records/photos. If anyone requests management over a memorial or has corrections, please use the edit on the memorials. I have taken photos of several cemeteries and it makes granting your request so much easier if you USE THE EDIT TAB.
The Edit tab is located on the top right on the memorial.

On some of the memorials, extra information has been added. Most of this information comes from FHL, Ancestry, Rootsweb, and sometimes FAG members. Mistakes can be made in spellings, tombstone readings,and in the transcription of documents on websites, etc. It is best to order or view the original records to verify all information. Never take anything as fact until it is verified with the original documents.

I feel the NAME PORTION on the memorials should read like the tombstone. This keeps the cemetery tombstone readings as they are in the cemetery. It also keeps the burials in the cemetery accurate.

Please remember the tombstone INSCRIPTIONS WERE CHOSEN by your ancestors.....if they wanted John Joseph Albert Smith on the tombstone they would have put it there...instead of John J. Smith. So....Please don't ask me to change a middle initial to a name on the name section, or ask me to switch a first name with a middle name. If you want to submit additional name suggestions/changes, I will be happy to add it to the biographical section for others to consider. I have taken this approach, because I have run into problems with contributors, for example: saying the middle initial of "R" stands for Richard and then someone else saying..."No, It is Robert" and then someone else saying it is "Reid" after his mother's maiden name. I feel it is safer to leave it as "R". The name portion on the memorials will remain reading like the tombstone.
I will add maiden names with a source to the name portion. Please provide a source.

Please state your relationship when requesting transfers. I follow FAG Guidelines on Transfers. I won't do mass transfers on a surname to researchers on surname project.

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Diane (Funkhouser) Hough
Martha Rister
You made a suggestion that Martha is buried with her 2nd husband, Martin R Short. Then why is there a stone in Riverside Cemetery, stating she is the wife of W.W. Rister?
Do you know who W.W. Rister is?
Thank you
Added by Diane (Funkhouser) Hough on Oct 17, 2016 7:37 PM
Judy Grubb
Zadel Miers
Thank you Patti for the Info. I got it added to her site in Morgan County. As always appreciate the help very much. God Bless

Added by Judy Grubb on Sep 15, 2016 7:44 AM
Honor Chedotal
Murray McConnell
Not related. I research old newspapers. Found this:

The New Orleans Daily Democrat 3 Feb. 1877, Sat. p. 1 A CONFESSING CRIMINAL.
NEW YORK, Feb. 2.A Bloomington (Ill.) dispatch reports that a man named John Pierson, in jail here, has confessed that he murdered Hon. Murray McConnell, at Jacksonville, in February, 1869. Mr. McConnell was found in his office with his head crushed.

Added by Honor Chedotal on Aug 28, 2016 11:15 AM
Gary L. Otten
RE: Seymour
H ha a lot of sources but not on her. My Ggrandmother's name was Gesche Marie and on all census and marriage she went by Mary. Go figure
Added by Gary L. Otten on Aug 22, 2016 2:54 PM
Gary L. Otten
The name Mary Louella Bertha Alice Graves Seymour "Nellie" came from the book " A Compilation of Many of the Descendants of James Sims and wife Sarah" compiled and collected by Robert Sims. I am assuming he got the info from a relative but I don't know that for sure.
Gary O
Added by Gary L. Otten on Aug 22, 2016 6:04 AM
Skip Colcord
RE: Isabel and Rice Cox
The source for Isabel's maiden name (Taylor) is: Kentucky Pioneer and Court Records -- Mrs Harry Kennett McAdams ...

WILLIAM TAYLOR Will Book 1, page 3 of Mercer Co., Ky. names wife, Nancy. Children, Julet Herrington, Ann Shin, Judith Cox, Isabel Cox, Harvey Taylor, Nancy Tinkhorn, Letty Ilsairv, and Simon Taylor. Exec, Rice Cox. Written Jan. 31, 1842. Witnesses, Mark Purdon, Silas Taylor, J. J. Polk. Probated 1842.

Added by Skip Colcord on Aug 15, 2016 7:03 PM
Annette Richards
John Coons
Hi, Patty,
Thanks for your note. I updated his memorial to reflect notes I had on the family tree, but had not added to his memorial page. I'm not sure how Eva and John met, but they were married in Tennessee.
Added by Annette Richards on Aug 06, 2016 2:30 PM
Ellen FanningCoulter
daughter of Edward Wyatt
I just submitted an edit to a memorial in Wayne County, Iowa for Mattie Eliza "Mattie" Wyatt Cass, wife of Elmer Cass. She is a daughter of Edward (1841-1891 Bethel Cem) and Mary Jane Lumsden (1840-1932 Jax East) Wyatt. She is listed in the 1925 Iowa State Census, living with her husband, and she names her parents as Edward and Mary Jane Lumsden Wyatt. Her tombstone gives the year of her birth as 1868, but she is listed in the 1870 Census Morgan County, IL with her parents and her given age is 6 years; her younger sister Martha is 2.

I think this is probably the missing name from Edward's probate file, which you summarized on his memorial as "____ Gay?".

My suggested edit to her memorial are links to her parents' memorials. I am a descendant of Eliza Ellen Wyatt Wright, and I always wondered about the grandchildren Edward Wyatt and Rebecca Lumsden who are heirs listed in Eliza's father Edward Wyatt's will. I have been tracking them on Ancestry today and thought you might like to have the information.

Thanks for your work with all the Morgan area memorials.

Ellen Fanning Coulter
Added by Ellen FanningCoulter on Aug 03, 2016 3:31 PM
Martha E. Flowers
Thanks for the info ... I've updated her memorial.

Added by Shelly on Jul 29, 2016 1:20 PM
Carolyn Bethel Smith
RE: Strandberg
yes his name is Elmer.. Fat fingers..Sorry
Carolyn Smith
Added by Carolyn Bethel Smith on Jul 12, 2016 9:12 AM
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