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Dorothy Oksner (#46619695)
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Bio Photo I have been a genealogist for 26 years and actively researching and volunteering for the last 16 years. I have lived in the Santa Barbara area most of my life. See my society's site at We offer research help and lots of local databases.
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Melinda Johnson
Robert Gilbert Livingston Tronson
I have other records that indicate the birth date for Robert Gilbert Livingston Tronson is 29 May 1792, which jibes with the marriage if his parents. The father, Jeremiah Tronson, died in 1795 and the mother remarried in 1796. I know that these stones are difficult to read. Please take another look to see if the date is 1792, not 1797. I am doing an application for DAR membership and need to have this corrected.

Melinda Johnson
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Added by Melinda Johnson on Aug 07, 2014 4:17 PM
Kayla Davis
RE: William Lyons
Sorry, I think it is under his middle name of Hiram and the last name is spelled Lines
So Hiram Lines. In Poor farm graveyard.
My cousin sent out for a copy of his death certificate but they said it was so brittle that they couldn't copy it. They did send her the data off of it though.
He is our 3rd great grandfather.
We have seen his name as Lines but it is Lyons from marriage.
He went to California for gold and never came back and he was said to be killed by Indians on the way back but nope.
Here is what we have on him:

Many descendents have the story that Hiram left his family to go to California to make his fortune panning for gold. On the way home he had been killed by Indians. His wife Julia later remarried. Connie Mincy found a Hiram Lyons that died in Santa Barbara California in the poor house. Jack Lines got the information off this Hiram's Death Certificate and we are claiming him as our Hiram until further information disproving it can be found. We think he headed west by 1856.


Hiram Lines buried Santa Barbara County Hospital Cemetery, Santa Barbara, a.k.a. Sportsmen's field, a.k.a. Potter's Field, California age 85 at death.


Georgetown, El Dorado Co., California History

A Temple of Honor was organized at Georgetown on Saturday evening previous to November 30th, 1854, called Georgetown Temple of Honor No. 11, and the following were elected the first officers: Jas. A. Songer, W. C. T.; Wm. T. Gibbs, W.V.T.; A. J. Hill, W. R.; J. C. Simpson, W. A. R.; Jno. Shorp, W. T. R.; M. A. Woodside, W. T.; H. M. Porter, W.U.; J. B. Warren, W. D. U.; Hiram Lines, W. G.; Joseph Olmstead, W. S.

A lodge of the ancient society of E. Clampsus vitus was organized in Georgetown on March 15th, 1856, by E. H. Van Decor, P.N.G.H., and the following "Knights," were chosen officers: John L. Boles, N.G. H.; J. Turner, R. P.; J. Z. Kelly, C. P.; J. C. Terrell, C. V.; H. C. Kelly, J. H.; J. J. Lewis, T. and O. H.; H. Lines, G. R. F. and S. Sternfels, R. G. M.
If the Hiram Lines in the first paragraph is our Hiram then he went west earlier than 1856.

Added by Kayla Davis on Jul 15, 2014 3:50 AM
Kayla Davis
RE: William Lyons
Thanks Dorothy, keep up the good work!
Added by Kayla Davis on Jul 14, 2014 7:42 PM
Kayla Davis
Find A Grave Memorial# 54550080
Hello, I was wondering, for William Lyons you have his death as 1901 when in your data it reads 19 DEC 1900 buried in Potter's Field.
Can you tell me which is correct?
Thank you
Added by Kayla Davis on Jul 14, 2014 2:14 AM
Jessica Goforth
Charles Dickhaut
You're very welcome, I'm happy to help.
Added by Jessica Goforth on Jul 05, 2014 9:33 PM
RE: Philip Jones
You are most welcome, and it's always a great delight when a memorial finds it's way home to family.
Added by Deb on Jun 25, 2014 5:24 PM
Bill McCarty
Joseph A. Ogden
Regarding the two graves there in Santa Barbara Cemetery: Elmira Garrett Ogden (1821-1905) and Joseph Armstrong Ogden (1858-1902). Elmira is the mother of Joseph and they did not arrive in CA until 1888 when they moved from Duffau (Erath County) Texas. Recently a photo turned up that had been sent to my grandparents in 1900 that was made of the mother and son. A California Voter list of 1896 shows "Joseph Armstrong Ogden"----blind in left eye.
He suffered from Bright's Disease (form of diabetes. Mary (Ogden) McCarty, older sister of Joseph is my maternal grandmother.

There is no known family connection to any Joseph Ogden (1839-1871). James A. Ogden, husband of Elmira and father to Joseph & Mary, died in 1874 and is buried in Duffau, Texas. The first time that I visited this cemetery was sometime in the 1970s before these headstones were erected. The only logical explanation appears to be that there are two Joseph Ogdens buried there.
Added by Bill McCarty on Jun 14, 2014 8:57 PM
Jessica Goforth
J. Dolores Marquez
Thank you so much for the picture of the headstone of J. Dolores Marquez. He was my husband's great grandfather. I really appreciate it!
Added by Jessica Goforth on May 29, 2014 2:38 PM
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Thank you so very much for the photo for Ralph & Leota's memorials. I appreciate your work.

Added by Sharla on May 26, 2014 5:25 AM
Linda Hansen
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Thanks so much for photographing and posting my cousins gravestone and thanks for your time and effort that you donate to helping others.
Linda Hansen
Added by Linda Hansen on May 09, 2014 5:37 PM
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