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Shawdau (#47263480)
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Bio Photo I am a direct descendant of the Copp, Brown, Peck, Ward, McIntyre, and Shaw families on my father's side. Roloff, Crescelius, Garbrecht, Pfersich, Zastrow, and Ziemer families from Prussia on my mother's side. I am making a special effort to photograph stones at Terre Haute Cemetery in Henderson County, IL. Many of the stones are faded and breaking off. I want to preserve them digitally before it's too late. My Peck & Shaw ancestors rest at this cemetery, so it is very important to me.

As with everyone else, if you find a relative's memorial that I have created, you can have it to manage. Just drop me a note via Find-a-Grave. I am creating memorials because I can get to these cemeteries to take the pictures. I appreciate the memorials people have made for my family members who are buried far away. Thank you, all!

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Hello! Can you please transfer me the morill family at owl head cemetery in quebec? They are my Realatives"
Added by JGBC on Oct 08, 2015 11:06 PM
Diane L. Webb
RE: Foster-Lathrop-Munson Genealogy
Thank you for the offer to check out various cemeteries in Henderson Co., IL. will keep you
in mind for future discoveries.
Diane Webb
Added by Diane L. Webb on Oct 07, 2015 8:14 AM
Diane L. Webb
Foster-Lathrop-Munson Genealogy
Yes, you would think we would have some mutual lines in Oquawka, IL.
My great grandfather William Foster #71002161
m. 1/w Mandana Townsend 1836 Hamilton Co., OH.
They are buried in Oquawka Cemetery. After his
1/w Mandana Townsend Foster died in 1858 he married
my great grandmother Elizabeth Ellen Lathrop d/o
Elijah B. Lathrop and Sarah A. Munson. The Munson's
were from Scott Co., KY and came into Warren Co., IL
around 1836-1838. When county split Solomon Munson
renting land in north part of Henderson county.
Children of William Foster's first marriage
1. Edwin R. Foster m. Sarah E. Maley
2. Elizabeth Foster m. Clement F. Briery (sch. Teacher.
3. Mary Matilda Foster m. Charles Robert Smith
4. Sophia Foster m. Julius Gifford (Sheriff of
Oquawka) at one time
5. Carrie Caroline Foster m. Abel Briggs

Children from second marriage were born in Oquawka, IL. but grew up in Ionia, MI after 1879
when their father died in Oquawka. My Grandfather was Frank Freeman Foster b. 1869 Oquawka, IL. married
3 times in Michigan and Wisconsin.

The Munson's moved into the Little York area of
Warren Co., IL.

The Babcock's in my family were from Newaygo and Kent Co., MI.

Many other surnames in Warren Co. IL. McMullen and
Diane L. Webb

Added by Diane L. Webb on Oct 06, 2015 7:47 PM
RE: Devere and Helen NELSON
Thanks for the verification! I will add them!

Added by Joanna on Sep 10, 2015 12:35 PM
RE: Big Cemeteries
I was like that, too, with cems in Topeka KS. Could never run out of photo opps...OR...genie blog fodder, because the earliest graves went back as far as when KS became a state (1861) or shortly before.
Added by Joanna on Sep 10, 2015 12:33 PM
Charles Hull
Thanks for the obit, I have finally gotten it entered on his memorial, also took some of his information and added it to his wife's bio. Thanks again, it is appreciated.. cj
Added by cj on Sep 09, 2015 2:42 PM
RE: Marcia Jean JULIA?
Marcia's record at Ancestry also has her parents as being born in Sweden and her mother's "primary" first name as "Julia". Some of my own Swedish ancestresses had several first and middle names, so in that respect it's **possible** Julia was Marcia's second middle name, but I'd want to see a baptismal/christening record for verification. until then, I'm leaving it at "Marcia Jean".

As for those lengthy charts from others, I never add them "en masse", but compare each and every name and date to what I already have from me own research, or can check against other sources. A distant cousin is bad about adding anything that comes her way as "factual", but fortunately her sister isn't so gullible and lives by "Verify, verify, verify". She's caught a couple of inaccuracies in my own research, and I was glad she did!
Added by Joanna on Sep 07, 2015 7:17 AM
Marcia Jean Nelson HAWKINSON
Re the additional name "Julia" for Marcia at Ancestry: I'd certainly question that! I treat info in Family Trees at Ancestry the same as "User Submitted" info on FamilySearch dot org - with a grain of salt! Ancestry family trees created by members are mostly undocumented, plus Ancestry also combs its databases and combines data for people with "similar" names into "trees", whether the people are related or not. Either version is virtually impossible to get corrected or deleted. I've spent many hours adding corrections in the Comments section on trees about my own ancestors or the ancestors of friends I've diligently researched. Pretty much a waste of time but I do it anyway.

Have a great day!
Added by Joanna on Sep 04, 2015 11:45 PM
Got it! Thank you! I was able to open it just fine in GoogleDocs, then copy/paste it into a document program on my hard drive. You have some details I don't, and vice versa. If you're at all interested in what I have that you don't, let me know and I'll send it to you.

Thanks again!
Added by Joanna on Sep 04, 2015 11:13 PM
john whitledge
Theda Lightbody
I addEd the obit..I normally transfer memorial but if you don't want me to do that, I am more than happy to add anything you can provide...
Added by john whitledge on Sep 04, 2015 2:42 PM
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