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Terry Magyar (#47053508)
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Bio Photo Are you a genealogy addict ? Ask me about joining GoClub-Belmont County, a private social networking site where members share info. and photos regarding Belmont Co. genealogy.


I'm also looking for volunteers to help add names to Belmont County cemeteries.

My brother "Skip" and I enjoy genealogy. He's my expert regarding Belmont county, OH. We both take photos of tombstones, especially of family members. Some of the surnames are Bain, Bane, Blaine, Budd, Curtis, Giffen, Giffin, Griffith, Haines, Hepburn, Hinkle, Keyser, Long, Milligan, Pond, Spears, Shahan, and Terrill.

I started using the FAG app on my iPhone to photograph tombstones and simultaneously record their gps location. It's so easy. I enjoy using it.

UPDATE: Skip started a GIFFEN DNA Group.

In addition to Belmont county, OH, we explore Ohio and Brooke counties in WV. I travel between Belmont Co and Columbus, OH. So, I make a few stops along the way, such as Cambridge or Zanesville.

I look for family tombstones across the country and try to link them back to Belmont Co., OH, Ohio Co., WV, and PA.

I have several GIFFEN / GIFFIN family trees at There's my Giffen family which started with Robert and Mary (Bane) Giffen. Plus a family tree for the Andrew Giffin family. I recently started a Simon Giffin tree.

My tree name is "Terry Magyar"

More recently, I've added family trees for Giffens/Giffins in the following Ohio counties; Athens, Butler, Coshocton, Licking, Miami & Hamilton, and Ross County. Many of these Scotch-Irish lines can be followed back to the late 1700s, in Penn.

I presently live in Franklin Co., OH, but grew up in Belmont Co., OH.

Please contact me (use the EDIT function) if need an item corrected of if you have additional information regarding any of the these families.

I highly recommend the Cumberland Trail Genealogical Society's book "Your Guide to Belmont Co. Cemeteries". ($20 + shipping)


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RE: Mary Dover 7749813
I don't. I believe I requested if you would kindly transfer Mary to me unless she too is a mutual ancestor of yours.Otherwise I have no problem with her Memorial page Terry.


Added by RevMcK on Nov 19, 2015 8:21 PM
RE: Mary Dover 7749813
I'm not clear on what you are asking Terry.I have uploaded Mary;my direct ancestor's death record. I know her DOD was 9-13-29/burial 9/15/29.

I'm going to please kindly ask that you contact me privately via my e-mail to discuss whatever issues apparently seem to have.

Thank you;

Added by RevMcK on Nov 19, 2015 8:15 PM
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RE: Ezra McConnell
Hi Terry, It looks like this Ezra is a distant in law of yours! I just saw on that you are related to Martin William Giffen. Martin was married to my relative named Martha M McConnell on your tree -(Martha is related to Ezra).

I have the book called Family History With Incidents Of Life In Cadiz, Ohio written by a McConnell. On page 117 it mentions Martin Giffen of New Concord Ohio marrying Martha Mealy McConnell January 31, 1927.

This book shows Ezra McConnell being born February 1836 in Cadiz, Ohio and death as March 14, 1902.

Thanks for checking on the date.
Added by Pentzer & Olson Memories on Nov 14, 2015 8:05 PM
Re; Re: Mary Dover
Terry I have been through, findagrave, Familysearch and others Geneaology sites for her parent's. Yes, I'm a total GENBUG too! Hugs for the information.
Added by RevMcK on Nov 09, 2015 10:12 PM
RE: Mary Dover
Terry I know this information you gave. I am not updating her my 3rd Great Grandmother's Memorial until I have more information.

I realize West Virginia did not see Statehood until June 20, 1863 as # 35. Now if you or any other Contributors may be able to tell me from which of the Cummins-Jackson line she comes from I would be forever indebted. MY DNA test from 23andme matches me with other descendant of Elizabeth Cummins and her husband Johnathan (Jon) Jackson. I believe she may come from their son Col. George Jackson as I match his Taylor and other Jackson descendants.

I will make edits to her Memorial then.

Have a wonderful Holiday Season and much love,

Added by RevMcK on Nov 09, 2015 10:04 PM
Photo requests for St. Pats, Bay City
I was unable to fill these requests because the office lady is very unhelpful about locating graves. She hates a list so I have found it easiest for the individual who is requesting the photo to find out the location. I have an index of existing tombstones that some nice ladies did for the Bay County GENWEB but that's for the old St. Pats where most burials are from the early 1900s. Sorry!
Added by MaryK on Nov 02, 2015 11:29 AM
RE: Margaret Ann Giffin
I am the one that helped with the memorial for Martha E. Weil in Oaklawn Cem.
Added by Linda on Oct 28, 2015 3:08 PM
Giffen family
I found a death record for Margaret Anne Giffen
b. 20 Jan 1851 and died 26 Dec 1942 Belmont Co. burial Key, Ohio. Daughter of John & Sarah Giffen.

Would she be buried at Bethel Cemetery?
Added by Linda on Oct 28, 2015 12:49 PM
RE: Ruble transfer complete
Probably so, as this slowly comes together. I am SO glad you found, photographed, and documented that little cemetery where my family is buried. You're kindof a hero to the Ruble descendants right at this moment. :)

I can piecemeal stuff to you as it comes together, you can transfer the Ruble memorials to me if you don't want to be bothered with it...let me know what works. I sent you an email about Susan Ruble to see if you had any more info on her maiden name and how supported it might be.

Thanks again, Terry.

Added by CaptBrent on Oct 26, 2015 10:59 AM
RE: Bethal Presbyterian Church Cemetery
I would be interested in seeing what tombstones are listed. Please send me the password. Have you ever heard of the Payne Cemetery? I use to have a paper listing the burials there but have misplaced it. I have Bohnam family that were in Belmont Co. at one time. Thank you for your time.

Added by Linda on Oct 25, 2015 6:37 PM
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