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Lucy Higgins (#46623885)
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Bio Photo I am married and have 3 kids and 7 grandchildren, whom keep me busy. I love being a photo volunteer. I enjoy walking in cemeteries.
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Thanks You for the transfer
of Peter Jung
Added by Tom.Burgdorf on Apr 09, 2014 6:01 AM
Laura Lincoln
Humongous (?) Thank you
Lucy, I just viewed all the pictures for the Heyl's that you filled for me. I hope you don't mind me saying Thanks to you in one.... George Ernest, Lina Marie, Abner, Wilhelm, George E, Ida Caroline, Frederich, Elizabeth and G Magdelena... words cannot really express my feelings for going and getting these photos to add and feel a connection to those before me.

Thanks so very much again, and i truly hope you don't mind that I included the thanks in one...TY,TY,TY,TY,TY,TY,TY,TY,TY,TY...

Added by Laura Lincoln on Mar 31, 2014 8:57 PM
Laura Lincoln
A HUGE Thanks 2 You
Lucy, Thank you so very very much for snapping those pictures of my two relatives, George E Heyl and Abner Heyl.

I appreciate all the work you do.

Added by Laura Lincoln on Mar 31, 2014 8:18 PM
Farrar and related families
The Luthy family thanks you.
Your photographic efforts are appreciated.
Added by Farrar and related famili... on Mar 13, 2014 5:44 PM
Brice Kuhlmann
Thank You!
I want you to know that your efforts are greatly appreciated. I am beginning to wonder whether this indivdual is still living. The husband has deceased so, they may have had their grave markers made before she died. Anyway, your help in my geneology research has still been profitable.
Added by Brice Kuhlmann on Mar 12, 2014 12:07 PM
Laura Whistle Cates Duncan
Houge Cemetery
Lucy, A great deal of clearing/cleanup has taken place in Houge Cemetery this winter. Once the temperatures warm a bit, the cleanup will shift to "fine tuning" mode. Gary O'Daniel pointed out W.R. Kirby's marker to me (your memorial #25284236). He expressed a desire to learn more about W.R. Kirby so I did some searching on Ancestry last evening and was able some information. I'm hoping you'll add it to Mr. Kirby's memorial.

W. R. Kirby is William R. Kirby
He was a Union soldier with the rank of private
He was mustered into service on August 25, 1862. At that time his residence was Perry County, MO. He was mustered out of service on June 10, 1865.


He was married to Nancy C. Kirby. She filed for pension benefits as a widow on November 11, 1895.

Source: U.S., Civil War Pension Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934

William R. Kirby died on September 6, 1895.

Source: U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865

Thanks much, Laura Duncan
Added by Laura Whistle Cates Dunca... on Feb 24, 2014 6:00 PM
David Hudelson
Sarah Jane Boyd Moore
Sarah Jane Boyd was first wife of my great grandfather Frances E. Moore. She's buried in Old Preston Cemetery, Randolph County, IL.
There are two Find-a-Grave Memorials there for her: Nos. 1788407 and 1788409; the data are identical on both.
Added by David Hudelson on Jan 31, 2014 9:28 AM
RE: Nellie Ohms
OK. Thanks. She was my Great-Great Aunt. I assume you were asked to take the pictures of Paul and Martha Ohms (My Great-Great Grandparents) as well? If so, do you know who asked you? And if so, can you pass along my contact info?
Added by JOHN SCHMIZ on Jan 26, 2014 9:53 PM
Nellie Ohms

My name is John Schmiz. I was wondering if you are related to Nellie Ohms? She was my Great Aunt (My Paternal Grandmothers Aunt - Barbara Ohms-Schmiz).

I have had a terrible time trying to track down family from that side for info for my family tree. If you have any info, it would be greatly appreciated.
Added by JOHN SCHMIZ on Jan 25, 2014 12:00 AM
Pierre G. Normand, Jr.
Hugh Maxwell
Your record for Find-A-Grave Memorial No. 10346193, is for Hugh Maxwell, in the Menard Cemetery, in Randolph County, Illinois. Your record states that he died Sep. 4, 1855. However, you also provide a photo of the gravestone. I'm not sure that I can read it, but it appears to say "Sept. 4, 1833 - Aged about 56 years."

According to the book titled "Lucien Bonaparte Maxwell: Napoleon of the Southwest," by Lawrence R. Murphy (Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 1983), it states that he died of cholera on "September 4, 1833." The endnote accompanying that info reads as follows:

"Sangamo Journal (Springfield), September 14, 1833. Morrison, "Lucien Bonaparte Maxwell," p. 3. Pregaldin, "Geneaology," incorrectly dates his death as September 4. The frequently reported story that Hugh died in a hunting accident is erroneous."

I think the date of Sep 14, 1833, above, is a reference to the date of the Sangamore Journal publication, and not to a death date. But, if the Sep 4 date is incorrect, then why did the author, Lawrence Murphy, report it that way in the text of his book?

In any case, regardless of what the exact date was, Hugh Maxwell died in 1833, not 1855. If he was "about 56," as his headstone indicates, then his birth year would have been 1776 or 1777.

Thank you for all your good work.

Pierre Goudeau "Pete" Normand, Jr.
Added by Pierre G. Normand, Jr. on Jan 19, 2014 2:02 PM
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