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Amanda Trill (#47012678)
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Bio Photo I have always been interested in genealogy for as long as I can remember. I was blessed to have grown up near my grandmother, who happened to remember a lot of family names and stories. :) I credit my passion (or obsession to some...ha ha) as coming from her. I also happen to have a fondness for old cemeteries.

I have no problem transferring memorials to people who ask. I like to document whole cemeteries, giving me a lot of memorials that I have no relation to. So feel free to ask! :) On a side note, please do not email me asking for detailed info about cemeteries (like who is buried there, etc.). I do not have any specific information on a cemetery, other than what you see on this website. I find some on a map, and some are stumbled upon by just driving down the road.

I also do not mind if someone would like to copy my gravestone pictures for their family trees. It would be nice to receive a credit mention where ever you might post the pictures...but at the same time, it won't hurt my feelings if I don't. The pictures I take are for the "greater good" and I take them, hoping that someone out there will find them...maybe they might even help someone piece together part of their family tree that's been a mystery! :)

My family names: Carlisle, Rosan, Lively, Burton, Mathis, Ussery, Miles, Hicks, Lavender, Gustin, Trill, Offerman, Ritter, Wabbena, Sternberg, Tekstra, Doescher, Atkins/Adkins, Paton/Payton, Robinson, Bonham, Cleavenger, Barnett, Crawford, Fuller, Russell, Halfacre (just to name a few!)
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Thank you so much Amanda I thought that Abraham came from Germany but it seems I need to go back further to see who did come from Germany. This has been the information I received from my mom that this Abraham came from Germany and died in Pope County it would seem that he was born in Pope County so thank you very much I could have spent many hours spinning my wheels on this one.
I would be grateful for anything you might have if you don't have anything that great you just gave me a very large amount of information,
Added by MicheleneBe on Mar 17, 2015 2:34 PM
June Taylor McClure
RE: Nehemiah Bonham at Morning Star Cem
Thank you for asking permission. Yes, you are welcome to use it.
Added by June Taylor McClure on Mar 02, 2015 3:09 PM
Melinda Hiller Dickrell
RE: I am considering a facebook group for this cemetery....
OK, I did make one for Osage and Humphreys. I found 10 obits so far of people buried at Osage that are not on findagrave. I put them in an album on my facebook group page until I figure out if they need to be added to findagrave. I hesitate because I know there was supposed to be an Old Osage that no longer exists. The obits probably refer to current Osage. I forgot to put the dates of the papers in, so I will have to go back and find obits again, ughh.

group is: Osage Cemetery Franklin Co., IL

Added by Melinda Hiller Dickrell on Jan 16, 2015 5:25 PM
Rebecca Burroughs
Thank you.
Added by Rebecca Burroughs on Jan 13, 2015 6:29 PM
Gerry Jean
RE: Thanks!
You're quite welcome, Amanda!
Added by Gerry Jean on Jan 12, 2015 8:11 AM
Anne Walradt
Hiram H. Matthews
Amanda--Thanks so much for the transfer of Hiram. Best, Anne Walradt
Added by Anne Walradt on Jan 10, 2015 9:38 PM
John Porter Lively
Hi Amanda. I am trying to create some type of consistency with regard to John Porter Lively. I notice you have his date of death as 1831. I have seen the dates range as early as 1826. I was wondering where you got your information and if you could include the source or information on his page here. I see you have referenced that his will was probated in 1832, is that perhaps why you chose 1831 as the year of his death? Thank you very much for your work.
Added by smokeysf on Dec 28, 2014 5:26 PM
Karla Grizzell Mohr
I too am doing a couple cemetery facebook groups
Amanda I am also doing a couple face book groups for area cemeteries in Franklin County IL. for people to gather together general information about particular people in the Reid Kirkpatrick Cemetery and the Old Mulkey Cemetery. I have added over 100 names to Find A Grave for the Old Mulkey Cemetery and some pictures I"ve taken.

I have taken some pictures at the Reid Kirkpatrick Cemetery but at the time I was only interested in the Kirkpatricks since they are distant relatives. You have taken pictures of others and have done a fantastic job in the Reid Kirkpatrick Cemetery and I would like to ask your permission to use them in our face book group. Of course I would use your name as taken the photographs.

Thank you
Karla Mohr
Added by Karla Grizzell Mohr on Dec 09, 2014 2:32 PM
Tim West
Permission and attribution

You posted a picture of the George and Elizabeth West headstone at the Herrin City Cemetery. I would like to add that picture to my own research with your permission. Assuming yes, would you mind providing your postal address so that I can properly identify the source for the photograph (rather than simply saying "findagrave")? I understand that information is personal so rather than leaving your address here, please email me Thanks for your time and your effort.

...tim west...
Scott County, Tennessee Coordinator for the TNGenWeb Project
Added by Tim West on Dec 02, 2014 12:44 PM
Steve Ritter
RE: Thank you!
You're quite welcome. I was filling another photo request today for St Agatha Cemetery and recalled you wanted a few over there. I didn't remember which ones so I took all of them. Lol. There are one or two that are illegible right now but will add them to my list to be cleaned and treated in the spring. There are a few graves listed in the cemetery that I did not see. It's possible the stones are no longer there as the ones that are unreadable dont account for all the people listed in the cemetery. As I said, I took photos of all the stones, including a wide angle shot of the whole section.
Feel free to add any or all of these to your tree. Photo credit isn't required. I'm always glad to help somebody out with their own tree research if I can.

Steve Ritter
New Athens, IL

Added by Steve Ritter on Nov 29, 2014 8:40 PM
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