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Bonnie (#46917571)
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If there are any additions or corrections please feel free to contact me using the edit tab, on the original memorial, then click on suggest a correction. This will take me directly to the memorial that you have a concern about. I am always glad to add additional info.
I transfer memorials according to the find a grave guide lines.

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Voltz, D - 112270382 - Dellinger Cem, Conicville, ScV
Dear Bonnie,

Thank you for your timely notification about this Duplicate. Should you query pretty much any cemetery in the Shenandoah Valley since 25feb2015 and for the foreseeable future you will find thousands to tens of thousands of Duplicate memorials. A brief history of the current problem follows.

Long story short, or as short as I can make it. 'Jackie & Warren' of VaGenWeb Cemetery and Tombstone Project(s), over a number of years memorialized some 47,122 give or take folks centered in the Shenandoah Valley and if I recall, also into WV, MD, and possibly southwestern PA, under the F-A-G Contributor name of 'stars&bars', a nod to their hobby of being Civil War Confederate Reenactors, and have some type of antique shop in Boyce, Va, if memory serves me right.

Well, it seems a combination of events somehow casued them to 'sour' on F-A-G about 2 years ago, right about the time I offered Linking info for one of my great-uncles. In that same message I had surmised that with all the memorials they had added, there must have been tens to hundreds of hand written edit/correction messages from newer, enthusiastic FAGers eager to enhance their relatives memorials with all kinds of data, and the task must have gotten out of hand as their Contributor Bio went through several changes, each time getting more terse and combative, so I offered to assist them in any way I could, should they accept my help. I had specifically offered to assist by offering to manage any number or group of their memorials, either by surname or cemetery, should they wish.

Several days later I queried my great-uncle's memorial number to see if they had Linked him to his relatives, only to find the Find A Grave computer replied 'MEMORIAL NOT FOUND'! I thought that was in rather poor taste and made note of it and within several days decided to note their activity, specifically Memorials Added and Managed. I began to notice a slowly increasing decline of their memorials in both categories. I found that other FAGers were having the same problem. At varying times aparently a number of us affected FAGers contacted F-A-G staff and finally, sometime last year F-A-G staff acted and placed 'stars&bars' on 'suspension', after they had Deleted about 25% of their memorials, destroying all the Links, and losing all those tombstone photos, and heartfelt 'flowers' and note of remembrance! Well, they must have talked their way out of their suspension at some point, and then from what I heard from another FAGer, 'all 'heck' broke loose'. They went on a rampage and when it was all over, had Deleted all but about some 7,000 memorials as noted by the same FAGer.

There was such an uproar that F-A-G 'had' to do something! On Wednesday, 25feb2015, F-A-G reloaded essentially all the Deleted 'stars&bars' memorials and placed them under one or more F-A-G staffers as Contributor 'ProgramMgr' as Managed By. Originally, on Wednesday, the Created By: still noted 'stars&bars'. By Thursday, the Created By ID had been changed to 'stars&bars' assigned Contributor #.

Well, as you can expect, 'ProgramMgr' has a 'monumental' challege on his/her/their hands, as the re-entered memorials are much more complete and Linked, etc. It will take a very astute Information Technology programming wizards to Merge the basic memorials that 'stars&bars' were known for with the enhanced later memorials we all re-entered!

We figure it will be several months before everything gets ironed out. In the mean time, all we can do is, document those we come across and any enhancements we need to make and wait to see how it all shakes out.

Thank you for all your Find A Grave efforts and I look forward to interacting with you again as fate allows.

Always, in Find A Grave brother/sisterhood,
Added by E49 on Mar 02, 2015 11:46 AM
Wanda Davis
Find A Grave Memorial# 28342033
Charles Davis Mother was Emma (Stewart) Davis, not Emma (Kyle) Davis
Added by Wanda Davis on Feb 03, 2015 6:25 AM
Thanks for the tip. Where did you find that record on James Andy?
Added by TaushaBu on Jan 24, 2015 9:32 PM
Penny Pennington
Parsons, Frances Caroline
Jerusalem Cemetery,141052736 is a duplicate of 141052731.
Added by Penny Pennington on Jan 24, 2015 4:19 PM
Butler- Vancie
Thank you for your message- I thought that I had fixed that error, haven't been on here for a while but it's been corrected. Curious how you found out about James Butler? George and Vancie Butler are my great grandparents- are you a Butler? Thanks-
Added by TaushaBu on Jan 21, 2015 4:12 PM
Dean Schauffler
RE: Joseph Green Butler Jr.

Joseph Green Butler Jr.
Find a grave # 107893696.
Also have eight Family Trees that list middle name as Green.

Also have a book he wrote, " My First Trip Abroad"

Book was given to my Grand Father Harold Butler Adams.

Also " Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications 1889-1970" Lists Joseph Green Butler Jr. and his Father Joseph Green Butler

Thanks for all your help.
Added by Dean Schauffler on Jan 20, 2015 7:36 PM
Phyllis Day
Etta Jane Mong Taylor
Happy to keep families together. I have lots of family members split all over the country. Notation on Etta's profile was nice but not necessary.
Added by Phyllis Day on Jan 20, 2015 9:20 AM
Dean Schauffler
Joseph Green Butler Jr.

I other sources that list him as Jr.

I will email them to you.


Added by Dean Schauffler on Jan 20, 2015 8:54 AM
Bonnie, Just want to thank you for all the hard work and research you have put into the McNees family. I appreciate your efforts
Added by EdnaCMc on Jan 19, 2015 9:11 AM
Henry S. Dillon
Find A Grave Memorial# 74966194 - Catherne (Harshman) Hicks
Hi again -

I'm sorry to bother you again regarding this memorial bio, but could you please replace the current bio with the following bio -
The following info sent by Henry S. Dillon (#47247685)
Catharine (Harshman) (Dillon) Hicks, daughter of Christian Harshman and Mary Elizabeth Windom, first married a Harvey Dillon in 1854. Harvey Dillon was likely the eldest child of Hugh Dillon and Catharine Schultz. To Harvey and Catharine was born only one confirmed child, Hugh Dillon, born 12 Nov 1854. Harvey is not enumerated in the 1860 census at the Dillon residence, Barnesville, Belmont Co., Ohio, suggesting he may have died prematurely before his 30th birthday.

In 1867, Catharine (Harshman) Dillon married Jeremiah A. Hicks (b. 3 Apr 1822). By 1870 this family has relocated to Haydenville PO Dist., Green Twp., Hocking Co., Ohio and by 1880 to the Tucker Dist., Wirt Co., WV. Catharine's son, Hugh Dillon, is enumerated with the family in both the 1870 and 1880 residences, though he is also shown to have married Mary Jane Gallagher in 1879. Catharine (Harshman) (Dillon) Hicks and husband Jeremiah likely returned after 1880 to Franklin Twp., Monroe Co., Ohio, where Catharine died in 1894 and is buried in the Stafford Cemetery.

By 1900, Jeremiah Hicks (Hix), former husband to Catherine (Harshman) Dillon resettled to Perry Twp., Hocking Co., Ohio, where he is enumerated living with his sister, Ruth Woods. He is shown to be widowed. He is 78 years old.

By 1910, Jeremiah resettled to Millwood Twp., Guernsey Co., Ohio, residing with Mary Jane (Gallagher) Dillon (widow of Hugh Dillon) and her son, Benjamin F. Dillon. He is listed as a stepfather to the head of household as he was previously the stepfather of May Jane Dillonís husband, Hugh Dillon.

Jeremiah Hicks (Hix) died 6 Oct 1911, Millford Twp., Guernsey Co., Ohio. The informant for his death certificate was Mary Jane Dillon. We were unable to locate a FindAGrave memorial for Jeremiah Hicks (Hix) in Guernsey Co. (Researched by Connie Grimm)
We have located more info regarding Catherine's Hicks husband (who is not buried in Stafford Cemetery).


Henry S. Dillon
Added by Henry S. Dillon on Jan 18, 2015 9:10 PM
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