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Catherine M. Lindsay (#47491432)
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I'm enjoying "Find a Grave" very much, though am still pretty green both at this and in the genealogical searches.

On my father's side (Lindsay) I'm first generation American; Dad was born in Belfast in 1914 and came to this country in 1920 with his parents, Margaret Clark Lindsay and Henry Fulton Lindsay, and his older brother, John Henry Lindsay.

However, one first cousin 3 times removed, elder brother of my GGrandfather John Lindsay, William L. Lindsay left Northern Ireland and settled in Chester, So.Carolina. I have been searching records and "Find a Grave" for William's descendants or relatives through marriage, several of which have contacted me.

On my mother's paternal side (McNeil) I am as much as 13th generation American, as I have found 20 pair of GGGrandparents who arrived on these shores between 1620 and 1640. Surnames of these ancestors from the early 1600's include Carman, Fordham, Stewart, Conant, Harris, Bangs, Dunham, Belknap, Phelps, Lothrop, and others. The most recent early American discovery is that of Mary Chilton, Mayflower passenger, and her husband John Winslow,passenger on the Fortune, 1621. All of the above married into the McNeil line directly or through the Dunham line. I have found Dunham and Belknap graves posted on Find a Grave, as well as my great uncle Welcome McNeil's grave in Aitkin, MN. Ironically, Uncle Welcome's grave is just across the "aisle" from my own future grave site.

On my mother's maternal side (Costello)I'm third generation American as Mom's grandparents, John Costello and Bridget Monaghan Costello, came to St. Paul MN from Co. Galway, Ireland, around 1881. They are buried in Calvary Cemetery, St. Paul.

When I learn how to, I will happily request permission to add photos from grave sites I visit to the Find a Grave collection.

Thanks to all who have made this an exciting and rewarding adventure.




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Erice Wilcox
Re: Dunham family
Cyrus Dunham of Anderson Township in Hamilton County, Ohio was my wife's Great grandfather.
Added by Erice Wilcox on Jun 20, 2012 10:50 AM
Shirley
GGGrandmother
I am glad you found your grandmother. Do you need her name added to her memoral, or transfer of management to you? thanks
Added by Shirley on Jun 05, 2012 1:07 PM
Melanie
RE: James McNeil
It would be nice if the broken stone could be repaired.

James is my 3rd gr grandfather also - via his son John Albert.

would love to trade info

Melanie
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Added by Melanie on May 25, 2012 6:48 PM
Rob Thomas
RE: Bridget Costello
Just a note to tell you that I transferred management of the John and Bridget Costello memorials to Robert Costello, Jr. with whom you've been in contact. Robert plans to add to the Costello memorials as time goes by so you may wish to check them periodically.

To answer your question, no, I'm not related to the Costello family although I recall that my father had a good friend or work associate named Costello and I had some classmates by that name.

It's been a while since I've been through Aitken. Very nice area.

Have a great week!
Added by Rob Thomas on Mar 19, 2012 7:59 AM
Shirley
Grand Junction
Lot's luck on your family search's, If you need help send me a message, don't forget to remind me. sometimes I need reminded. Thanks
Added by Shirley on Mar 18, 2012 3:36 AM
Robert Costello Jr
RE: Costello Family
What's buzzin' cousin!!?Hahahaha! Happy St Patricks Day indeed. Your Grandmother is, therefore, my Grandfathers' (Andrew John Costello, Find A Grave#63087683) eldest sister, making your Mother and my Father (Robert J Costello Sr) first cousins, and you and I then are first cousins once removed. It's late now but I will write to you soon with lots of cool stuff. In the meantime, if you are on the Find A Grave site/page, look over to your left and see under 'ACTIONS' 'begin new search'. click and scroll down to the box that says 'memorial number'. If you simply put your Greatuncle Andys Find A Grave#63087683 in and click - nothing else is needeed - it will take you to his page. From there you can find Andys' wife (my Gramma), my Dad, and all manner of other cousins etc. This is GREAT! Briefly, Andy married Johanna Janice Donovan in St Paul in about 1913-4. They both moved to Great Falls Montana as Andy worked for the Great Northern Railroad. Andy and Janice(as she was called) had three kids, Robert, John and Ruth. They returned to St Paul in the mid 1930's. Robert had ten kids. John (Jack) had ten kids. Ruth had three....you have beaucoup cousins, let me tell you....'cause all them kids gots kids...hahahhaha! Thanks for the swell note...maybe we can start making some progress at tying some of these loose-(for WAY too long) ends together!
Added by Robert Costello Jr on Mar 17, 2012 11:32 PM
Rob Thomas
RE: Bridget Costello
Thanks for the nice note. I think you're benefiting from the luck of the Irish.

It turns out that I won't even need to wander over to Calvary to find your GGGrampa John's marker. I already added a memorial for him the same day I added one for Bridget (find a grave memorial # 78722398).

At least I THINK he's the one you're looking for.

I must have assumed Bridget and John were both relatives of Andrew (memorial # 63087683), for whom someone else requested a photo, because all their markers were nearby so I photographed John's as well.

If you would like to manage their memorials (which I recommend because it allows you to add photos, family links, and other stories or info as time goes by) let me know - I will transfer their management to you.

Nice to make your acquaintance. Happy St. Paddy's day.

Rob

Added by Rob Thomas on Mar 15, 2012 4:03 PM
 

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