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Wendy & John Corcoran (#47387872)
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Bio Photo Looking for all 13 children and their families from Patrick William Corcoran and Emeline Amanda Alley. We are hosting a trip to Huddersfield, England 2011, County Mayo, Ireland 2012 and Lawrence, TN 2013. Richardson--in Carroll County, TN 2014. Hunter--in Arkansas 2015. We need everyone's help to follow our families trails!

We have over 12,411 family members with surnames of Corcoran-Hunter-Richardson-Zook-Moseley-Downing-King-Crowley and many more surnames on And, over 18,459 family members on my maiden name side--Seifferlein and Leyes families from Germany to South Bend, Indiana. Besides our German heritage we claim French, Austrian, Swiss and Prussian royalty.

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My mother, Elnora Lydia Seifferlein Leyes, has spent 74 years researching genealogy of our direct line. She traveled to Europe seven times to gain stamped records from the archives. She went to the Mormon Church in Utah before computers many times, to fill in missing family members dates and places.

Our line is much more complete because of her extraordinary efforts, starting with her grandmother in the 1940's and taking notes and using her newly purchased box camera to record family events.

Mom inspired the whole family to continue her work forward. I have taken many of these documents, newspaper clippings and photographs and placed them both on and here on My sister did in-the-field research with my mom in the 1980's. My older brother is a historian who worked for the Smithsonian in Washington, DC. He is writing a book for the Library of Congress. He and I flew with mom and dad to Europe and spent three weeks going through the Land Archives to gather stamped records of our family. Thank you mom for inspiring us and seeing the value in preserving our heritage! And, many thanks to our cousins who have shared and helped fill in our family trees with stories, newspaper clippings and photographs.

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We made a contribution to The Ellis Island Foundation--"The Wall of 700,000 Immigrants"--for Patrick William Corcoran's name was unveiled July 2011 in New York City. We paid for a headstone to mark his grave on Laurel Hill in April 2011. These two commemorate our first Corcoran family in America. We have a 9 generation wall chart. We are working on a book. We will share our GEDCOM file.

These lines included 3 European Royalties--Kings of England--Egbert, Henry I and Edward I. The famous Benjamin Crowley in Arkansas, are in our family, as well. We also have stories of our very poor families living in one room houses who were cotton mill workers, who never owned the house or the land beneath them. All of these make our lines "colorful" and fun to explore! Migrations are mostly from NY>VA>NC>TN>AR>AL on John's side. My side are through the Great Lakes, some stopped in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and others into both Michigan and Indiana.

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We believe genealogy should be free so living family members can connect. That's why we are adding some of our data here. We appreciate this site's opportunity, and we humbly thank the founder and his staff. Please give generously to this site to keep this tradition going.

Love hugs to all of my fellow genealogists who are so extraordinarly helpful. This is truely one gigantic puzzle that we spend thousands of hours on together. God Bless each and everyone of you for your humble part in preserving our sacred past! Thanks for being so nice and helpful.

ღ Wendy Leyes and John Corcoran ღ

I added the Old Bethel Cemetery in Lawrence County, TN.

This Baptist graveyard is abandoned. It has one half Alley-Ashmores buried there. The stones are now illegible. If you have any knowledge of the people buried here or any photographs please share!


28 May 2015 Update:

Date: May 28, 2015 9:04 AM Editors/Supervisor (and Members take note):

This is my second notice to you in that whoever is doing the corrections is NOT a genealogist and needs to be fired! Who ever is new in the past few months needs to be fired.

I just went through 60 day old updates and not one of the twenty were added properly.

You all are being paid and we are not. You apparently do not care for quality, precision and details, especially when your note back to me ignored what I said!

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Gary Beuschel
Martha Rewoldt Kleino Schurig
Do you know where Martha, the wife of Louis Carl Kleino, is buried? He died in 1939, and is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery. She died in 1952, after having outlived her 2nd husband Fred Schurig by a month. Fred is buried with his first wife in Clinton Grove Cemetery.
Added by Gary Beuschel on Jul 25, 2015 6:01 PM
s schmidt
Mueller Benkert question
Not sure where she is ...can not find info.
Thinking she is by her parents being as her husband is with his second wife...but will check St. Andrew when I have a chance.

Have transferred my Mueller's to you so you can link and add all you want. Enjoy.

Added by s schmidt on Jul 25, 2015 9:06 AM
RE: not working this morning to leave you a message
George Perry and Hannah Ryan are buried in this same cemetery.

#113002739 & 113002473

Are these his parents?
Added by MGirardin on Jul 24, 2015 9:57 AM
Vickie Jackson
Julius J Hass
You wanted to know where he is buried: He is my G-G Grandfather and a lady named Suzanne just took a picture of his gravestone for me in Milbank, SD at the Saint Lawrence Cemetery: see 118205455; looks like he was born 2-16-1851 and died 12-24-42; (wife was Mary S Voight Hass who died 3/27/1911).

There is also a Hattie K Haas buried in Milbank SD that may be his daughter ?? or 2nd wife... who died in 1914 at 30 years old...

There is also a photo now of my G-Grandmother, Hattie (Schaffer) Hass' grave in the same family plot in Milbank SD - she was stuck by lightning and killed in Sanborn ND and her body was taken to Milbank SD to be buried by her infant son John Haas Jr. (see photo of his grave also)...all taken by Suzanne.

Ugh ... Gets confusing...

Thank You! Vickie Jackson/Warroad MN
Added by Vickie Jackson on Jul 21, 2015 5:24 PM
Belinda K. Crisp Cooper
William B. Smith
Hi! My name is Belinda K. Crisp Cooper.

William B. Smith is the older brother of my paternal grandmother, Claudia Smith Crisp (who is also buried in the Chattanooga Cemetery - along with her husband / my paternal grandfather - Ralph H. Crisp, Sr.) Both of my paternal grandparents are buried in plot BB 597.

The parents of William B. Smith are Frank and Birdie Smith (they are my paternal great grandparents)- Frank and Birdie Smith are buried in the Chattanooga National Cemetery - Frank in plot Z 362 & Birdie in plot Z 361

According to William B. Smith's death certificate, the first name of his wife at the time of his death was Bernice. I am still researching to determine her maiden name, dates of birth and death, and her own place of burial.

Frank and Birdie Smith had one other child - a son - his name is Robert Young Smith. Robert (Uncle Bob)Smith is also buried in the Chattanooga National Cemetery in plot Z 677. Robert Young Smith was married to Pauline (***at this time, I do not know her maiden name). Aunt Pauline is buried in the Chattanooga National Cemetery in the same plot-
Z 677. Robert and Pauline had one son whom I remember as "Teddy" - that may have been his nickname or his real name (of that I'm not entirely certain).

Respectfully submitted,
Belinda K. Crisp Cooper
Added by Belinda K. Crisp Cooper on Jul 20, 2015 8:42 AM
Elizabeth Petty Poole Jones
Memorial #21655263

The photo shown cannot be for this individual who died in 1818, since photography DID NOT EXIST at that period.

Also- the clothing is not appropriate to the early 1800s, but more to the 1860-1870 time period.

Added by MFraser on Jul 19, 2015 7:00 AM
white roses
Elizabeth Pettypool Jones
Did Brian Jones ever respond to you about where he got this photo? Elizabeth died in 1818, and the first known photograph is from 1826 (in France, yet).

Memorial #21655263
Added by white roses on Jul 18, 2015 2:41 PM
Debra Richards (Irishgirl355)
RE: Thank you Debra...
I did take the photos of the following Vernick:
Augusta 1856-1931
Herman B. 1886-1973
Pauline B. 1888-1941
Added by Debra Richards (Irishgirl... on Jul 18, 2015 6:10 AM
Thomas Ladner
Re: Memorials
Hello! Wendy,

I'm finally now moved in my New Home & back online.

Note: I have taken your lightened Headstone Photo's of mine. Now you may delete the ones for a Mary Crosson at: Find A Grave Memorial# 88090135 & William A. Stock at: Find A Grave Memorial# 47603518

Was their any others I missed?
Added by Thomas Ladner on Jul 14, 2015 5:58 AM
Shirley Hoard
RE: Thank you, Shirley.....
Just to the left of the marker for George Markham there is a piece of cement where a marker was, but is now gone. I have no idea who this might be but it probably is a Markham. I'll check around a bit and see if I can find out. The William H. Aitken Memorial library of Croswell has an internet site with a genealogy section. In this is a list of the most of the burial in Croswell cemetery and their locations.
Added by Shirley Hoard on Jun 19, 2015 4:58 AM
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