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Samantha
RE: Antoinette Hajek 125267114
I also posted a photo for Lillian.
Added by Samantha on Sep 16, 2014 1:48 PM
Smontee
RE: Ann Vincent Opie 119426863
My family lived in Houghton as well!! I would love to go up there and visit. A few years ago I went on the hunt searching for my living family on my fathers dads side. He was an only child. His dad died when he was just over one year old. My great grandmother kept letters from cousins and my gg-grandmother whom lived in Houghton. I was able to take those letters and the names and search for the names. I came up empty handed for some time because most of the letters were from people who had already passed away. Somehow, I was able to find one of the names of a childs child on facebook. I messaged him and he wrote me back and connected me with his mother. That was so exciting. If this hadn't happened I wouldn't even know what my great grandparents siblings and mother looked like. I wouldn't know anything about them either. This connection was so valuable to me. She sent me some copper from the mine where they mined in copper country (Houghton). My gg & one ggg-grandparent, whom immigrated from Cornwall, are buried in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Houghton. They also lived in Central Mine for awhile. (family hx is a little complex with identifying which grandparents belong to who so I will spare you that info).. What a small world..

My family is buried really close to Camborne. I might even have some family buried in the Camborne cemetery. I need to figure out who they are though.. I know I have one who was born in Camborne. My family members are mostly in the ILLOGAN, ST AGNES, AND ST EUNY cemeteries. I think the findagrave volunteers that live in Cornwall are willing to locate and take a photo of the headstones if they knew where to look. They did search but had a really hard time trudging through the weeds and thick overgrowth. From what I gathered it's really, really bad and they cant even see the graves. Apparently, the St Euny and Illogan cemeteries are the most overgrown. I haven't heard anything about the other cemeteries yet.. If I lived there I would certainly see what could be done about that and I would map the burials at each of the cemeteries. I would really enjoy finding more cousins living there as well as somebody who is passionate about the cemeteries who might want to do something about them. I hope my emails to the government and parishes atleast light a fire under somebody to get them cleaned up. Makes me sad that they allow that. I have seen some pictures of the cemeteries and they look really beautiful and they look like they are maintained but, I don't know how much time has passed since the picture was taken.
Added by Smontee on Sep 08, 2014 10:11 PM
Smontee
RE: Ann Vincent Opie 119426863
Yes. My gg-grandfather was Robert Eade Webber. His mother was Mary Ann Eade. Robert was an illegitimate child who changed his name from Robert Strike Roberts. I have NO idea who his father was. His mother, Mary Ann Eade, my ggg-grandmother married Peter Webber. I located his burial in Illogan although the findagrave volunteer couldn't find his headstone for reasons I stated in my previous message. I don't know where Mary Ann is buried. I did find her ancestors clear back to my 9th great grandparents. They are all in St Euny and St Agnes.
I really appreciate your message about Joanna Eade. I will check into her.

The OPIE's married into my Eade family and I am still trying to figure out who is related and how.. It seems to be more difficult to figure these things out when the info is oversees. I do enjoy the fact that there are a lot of records there though. Its amazing how far back they saved records.
Added by Smontee on Sep 08, 2014 9:16 PM
Smontee
RE: Ann Vincent Opie 119426863
What a great story.. My family story about working
in the mines in Cornwall is similar although they went to Michigan. My journey is difficult in that
I am having a difficult time finding several burial plots for my ggg, gggg, ggggg, gggggg, ggggggg, and ggggggggg-grandparents. I have names and what cemetery but the wonderful findagrave
volunteers in Cornwall have searched the cemeteries there and they cannot find where they are buried because apparently, there are so many weeds and grasses and who knows what else taking over that many of the gravestones and burials cant be seen. Apparently some of the cemeteries don't cut it back and maintain it because of "wildlife preservation".
I have written to nearly 15 places, including the pastors of the churches, cornwall.gov, cornwall council, the library, and my family member that lives there and nobody knows
the exact burial plots or how to find the plots. I wrote to them asking what kind of wildlife lives in the cemetery and why the wildlife is more important than preserving the graves and gravestones of those buried there. I have received return emails stating there is no map and nothing stating who is buried where within a cemetery because they didn't keep track back in those days. Of course theres been no response to my asking what kind of wildlife is more important than preserving the graves...Luckily, I have received some emails from some very kind people wanting to help by atleast looking at their books... I am really hopeful that I will receive good news with the exact plots. I would really love to go there and spend a couple weeks searching for info & graves and looking at the beauty there. I have looked at the photos online and Cornwall looks really spectacular.
Added by Smontee on Sep 08, 2014 9:05 PM
Smontee
RE: Ann Vincent Opie 119426863
haha. Unfortunately, if we don't become "pests" (at times) corrections don't take place.
thanks for your message.

Do you live in Cornwall?
Added by Smontee on Sep 08, 2014 6:26 PM
Smontee
RE: Ann Vincent Opie 119426863
I am sorry. Maybe I did or somebody else added it. I didn't see it when I looked earlier. Thank you for the message. I am related to the Opie family although I don't know if I am related to Ann. Thank you
Added by Smontee on Sep 08, 2014 7:26 AM
kkduck
RE: Evan Arthur 134307161
The civil war star could very well be Llewellyn's. When I go back out there I will look closer at both and see if you are correct about it falling and being incorrectly placed.
Added by kkduck on Aug 31, 2014 7:25 PM
kkduck
RE: Evan Arthur 134307161
You are more than welcome. I will double check on Evan's stone but I normally look on all sides of the stone and take pictures if there is anything there. I really don't think there is, but I will double check for you. They are in a very nice spot. Glad I could help you out.
Added by kkduck on Aug 31, 2014 2:50 PM
MissKitty
Stephen E Stansbery connection to me
Here's how I am related to Stephen E. Stansbery:
Stephen Edward Stansbery (1868 - 1938), brother-in-law of grand uncle of husband of aunt of husband of mother
John Edgar Stansbery Sr. (1825 - 1880), father of Stephen Edward Stansbery
Lucetta Ann Stansbery (1861 - 1936), daughter of John Edgar Stansbery Sr.
John Foster (1852 - 1900), husband of Lucetta Ann Stansbery
John Foster (1802 - 1883), father of John Foster
George Foster (1844 - ), son of John Foster
Grant Foster (1872 - ), son of George Foster
Charles Catlin Foster (1901 - 1967), son of Grant Foster
Sadie Estella Garvin (1903 - 1993), wife of Charles Catlin Foster
Stella E. 'Julia' Black (1871 - 1957), mother of Sadie Estella Garvin
Melvin Homer 'Homer' Garvin (1894 - 1994), son of Stella E. 'Julia' Black
Howard Sterling Garvin (1918 - 2005), son of Melvin Homer 'Homer' Garvin
Phyllis Marolyn Foster (1922 - 1977), 1st wife of Howard Sterling Garvin
The, me!
Added by MissKitty on Aug 28, 2014 5:53 PM
MissKitty
Stephen E Stansbery gravestone photo
May I also have your permission to download the photo of the gravestone of Stephen Edward Stansbery (Memorial# 39774783)?
In addition, may I also have your permission for his family members, mother, father, siblings, etc.?
Again, thank you for your consideration.
-Ro Fleury
Added by MissKitty on Aug 28, 2014 3:29 PM
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