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Betty Joan Cogan (#46965261)
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Bio Photo I am been searching my family roots for over twenty years and have found that we really are one big family. I especially enjoy cemetery research as years ago it was very common for all family members to be buried together. My latest project was Gros Cap Cemetery near St. Ignace in Mackinac County, Michigan where nearly all burials are inter-related to my family in some way.

If we are related please email me as I am always happy to correspond and share with new family members. If you would like me to add/change/transfer information I would be happy to do this, please email at the contact below.
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stacy thomas
Betty Joan Cogan
Betty I was wondering since we seem to be related can I have your number so I can talk to you ? I also have family tree's on facebook and they also contain lots of family info and pictures. If you can please contact me and Ill give you my home and cell phone numbers. Thank you and take care.
Added by stacy thomas on Jul 22, 2015 6:21 PM
Bob McLellan
Otto Stolberg
Thank you very much for the transfer.
Added by Bob McLellan on Jul 14, 2015 2:54 PM
May you be blessed with love & flowers-Phyllis
RE: John Anthny McHugh
Sorry I am not related.
Added by May you be blessed with... on Jun 07, 2015 2:38 PM
RE: Mary (E) Cain FAG #33967164
Thank you. :)

Denise Lemon Knapp
Added by Onlyarethusa on May 30, 2015 7:30 PM
Francis E. Karnis
Hi Betty,
I am related to the Karnis's of Mackinac County, and I was wondering about this Francis you entered who is buried in Gros Cap Cemetery. Most of the Karnis's (full name was Pashakarnis) were buried in the Catholic Cemetery near Moran, with a couple exceptions. Is there any way for you to look up this baby's parents? Do you live there and have access to the records? I am really curious how he is related. Thanks! Michelle
Added by Michelle55 on May 30, 2015 9:44 AM
Mary (E) Cain FAG #33967164
I think this is Mary J Converse, the wife of Floyd Cain, John N Cain's brother. Floyd and Mary J Converse were married in 1932 in Sanilac County, Michigan, where Mary was raised by her parents, Ruth May Romans and Hartson Wilson Converse. I have found 2 marriage records for John Cain: 1st to Ruth Campbell, with whom he had a son, Thomas Allen Cain (died in Tennessee in 2014), and 2nd to Hilda Griffin, spelled "Griffen" in the marriage record.

Are you related to the Cain family? Here is Mary J's Social Security Death Record: Name: Mary J. Cain
SSN: 382-24-3478
Last Residence:
48422 Croswell, Sanilac, Michigan, USA
BORN: 22 Jun 1912
Died: 8 Jan 1997
State (Year) SSN issued: Michigan (Before 1951)

While it's possible that Mary married her husband's brother, it's not probable. She lived her life in Sanilac County, and John N Cain lived and died in the southern part of Michigan. He married Ruth Campbell in Royal Oak, Oakland County, Michigan, and Hilda in Redford, Wayne County, Michigan, and died in Richfield, Roscommon County, Michigan in 1988.
Added by Onlyarethusa on May 19, 2015 8:37 PM
stacy thomas
Nancy Reece Wilks
Hello Betty Joan Cogan , Ive noticed that many of graves on the find a grave site Ive saw your name by many of my relatives, meaning Im also a relative of your's . I look forward to hearing from you soon .
Added by stacy thomas on Feb 19, 2015 10:16 AM
Dawn J
Thank you

I just wanted to say thank you for the transfer of Alma and Earl Jones!

And thank you for creating their pages.

Added by Dawn J on Jan 13, 2015 1:10 PM
Pete Jeffrey
McHugh Relationship
Hi Betty:
My name is Pete Jeffrey and my grandmother was Sarah (McHugh) Jeffrey, William McHugh's older sister. I have been working on the McHugh/Jeffrey family history for many years and was wondering if you are related to William and would like to share information. Thanks and have a nice Thanksgiving.
Pete Jeffrey
Added by Pete Jeffrey on Nov 18, 2014 12:36 PM
Joyce Essex
Betty, I am related to the Doves and am trying to find records for Margaret Dove, child of James Dove and Jane Crysler. or all the children. I have little information. I cannot find jane and james death or marriage. Can you give me some clues or have information you found while do the Jessie Dove Galbrath in Croswell? Thanks, Joyce
Added by Joyce Essex on Jul 30, 2014 6:15 PM
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