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macklin (#47294290)
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Bio Photo After a long hiatus, I am back searching the cemeteries of central and southern IL looking for ancestors. I always take my camera, but don't have a lot of time. Summer of 2011, I hope to get to Perry, Williamson, and Saline counties. If you have a request, please give a detailed description of who's stone you would like a photo of, ie: Cemetery, Names, dates, plot # if possible.
Whenever I create a memorial, I try to give as much info as possible about that person. If you find a mistake, please let me know (courteously, of course) and I will make a correction.

---Also, I don't mind anyone using my photos for their own records, but please do not post my photos on other websites (especially Ancestry or other pay to use websites) as your own. I believe in free genealogy & I certainly do not want my work charged for by others!

Surnames that I am researching in Cent. and
South. IL: Patterson, Fouts, Breeze, Copple, Cowgur (Cowger), Gunter, Crabb, Bateman, Noller, Brittain, Just, Kramlich, Cochran, Sieka (Sicka), Schubert, Worden, Nevers, DePontaut, Stein, Geiger, & Kuhn. I am open to exchanging genealogical info on any of these families.

I also would like to thank all the cousins out there that have made contact and contributed information and files for our family on this site.
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Inquiry- Jane Jackson Williams

I have come across this memorial for Jane Jackson Williams, indeed, quite a few times, and after cross-referencing, via Kentucky census records (1850), Miss Jackson-Williams, is my ancestor grandmother.

I have sought information on Jane and her family, but to little success. I did notice that thankfully you have provided the name of her parents, "Jane Jackson Williams was the d/o Reuben and Lydia Jackson. The Jackson family moved to Green Co., KY in the early 1800's."

I have been trying to compile as much information on Jane's parents/life/family, etc, and I was wondering if you would have the material-documents providing who Jane's parents are, anything would greatly suffice! I inquire because naturally I want to be sure that my data coincide with the names I researched, which is basically scant information. Yes, I'm a confused descendant.

I appreciate all the work you have done in providing names with faces and connecting many people to their pasts, for this I am grateful.

Also, per, at least when I was a member, I noticed a few times that the Jackson name is tied in with the Lile family name. As Jane Jackson Williams and Lydia Jackson Lile, were sisters. Is there a way that these two family members could be connected on Findagrave?

Also, David Spencer Williams (Find A Grave Memorial# 75117822) is the son of Jane Jackson Williams.

I apologize for any inconvenience and hope to hear back. Again, any info regarding Jane Jackson Williams would be most grateful, namely her parents. If not, would you be able to point me in a direction of where to begin to scratch the surface.

In kind appreciation,

[Jane Jackson Williams Find A Grave Memorial# 86731791.]
Added by Wm on Dec 03, 2014 2:46 AM
Stephen Simmons
Find A Grave Memorial# 67420057
was wondering if this Elizabeth Bridgewater was sister to Margaret Evans Bridgewater and Louvisa Jane Bridgewater daughters of Andrew M or J Bridgewater Sr. and how she was a half sister to Sarah Thomas Sprague am trying to put together my bridgewater roots am related thru my gmother she was bessie e. moye coleman her father was andrew j. moye, his father was Joseph e. moye married to Louvisa Jane Bridgewater.
thanks for any help on this info
steve simmons
Added by Stephen Simmons on Dec 02, 2014 6:09 AM
German-Irish Lady
RE: Copple, Breeze, Fouts, Bateman Foutch
Ok. Just thought I'd offer and see if you wanted me to.I like to let people know that I don't mind the transfer if that's what they would like.

German-Irish Lady (Sheila Schilling)
Added by German-Irish Lady on Oct 04, 2014 10:49 AM
German-Irish Lady
Copple, Breeze, Fouts, Bateman Foutch
Since these are all "very distant" side families of my husbands family, I was wondering if you would like for me to transfer the memorial for these names that I have over to you, that way you can add any info to the memorials that I didn't have. If you would like me to, let me know and I will get busy on it.
German-Irish Lady
Added by German-Irish Lady on Oct 02, 2014 11:00 AM
German-Irish Lady
RE: Virginia Alice Foutch
Thanks for letting me know, I will be sure to check the site out. I have been a little lax lately.
Added by German-Irish Lady on Oct 01, 2014 11:21 AM
German-Irish Lady
RE: Virginia Alice Foutch
I had an inner ear infection and wasn't feeling well at the time or I would have probably taken up her whole day. lol.
I had been over to a dr. in Mt. Vernon and on the way back I told my husband we really needed to stop by Little Grove Cemetery to check out our gravesite & monument (We do that from time to time).
The lady came up on her 4 wheeled scooter, and started talking to me (Her last name was Breeze) and told me she doesn't live around here, but she was related to most of the cemetery in one way or another through Copples, Fouts, Foutches, Deadmonds, and she mentioned several others also but I forgot.
She began telling me about different ones buried there so I grabbed some sticky notes that I carry in the car and started trying to write it down.
When she pulled out this big ringed notebook with info on who was buried where, from a large basket she had on the scooter she laughed & told me she needed the scooter because she couldn't carry the book around with her and she never goes anywhere with out it. She even showed us she has a small trailer on the back of her car for the scooter (my husband said she had Nevada plates on her car).
On the way home, my husband said I thought you were silly for wanting to stop by the cemetery when you were having problems with your balance and not feeling well, and he laughed and said that lady is really a dedicated genealogist.
One time someone asked me, "Don't you get spooked going to the cemeteries to do this. Aren't you scared?" I just laughed and said "Heck no, what's to be scared of? In fact, tht's the only place I can go and say what I want and no one argues with me." That you would enjoy a laugh out of that.

German-Irish Lady
Added by German-Irish Lady on Sep 30, 2014 10:52 AM
German-Irish Lady
Virginia Alice Foutch

A lady on one of those handicapped scooters (have to get me one of those) that was visiting gravesites at the cemeterys last Wednesday told me this info, so I quickly jotted it down havenít yet checked it all out, (she was just telling me about different ones buried there) but you have much of the same info. The info I am sharing with you now, is what I had, and the rest she gave me, from the large book she was carrying around with her that showed what people were buried where.

Virginia Alice Foutch #65182394, married (#1) David F. Black Copple #65182333 on December 26, 1882 in Marion County, IL. She later married (#2) to Omer P. Patton #33937024.

David F. Black Copple married (1) Hannah Indiana Grubb November 26, 1865 in Marion County, IL. He later married Virginia Alice Foutch on December 26, 1882 in Marion County, IL

Hannah Indiana Grubb married (1) Eli Sylvester Copple on July 20, 18, Marion County, IL. She later married (2) David F. Black Copple on November 26, 1865.

Omer P. Patton # 33937024 married Alice Copple on August 15, 1912 in Marion County, IL. I donít have a marriage date for Omer Patton and Virginia Alice Foutch. This lady had the idea that Virginia Alice Foutch and Alice Copple may be one & the same. Her thought was not too many men marry a woman with the same first name as a previous wife and Alice was born the same year as Virginia and by the time she married Omer Patton, she would have already been married to David F. Black Copple so her last name would have been Copple.

Yes, the old timers listed by their middle names are enough to make you tear your hair out, especially on their headstone I faced this with my husbands family, there were so many in the family with the same name that some went by their initials, others went by their middle names, and some went by nick names and that is the way they are listed on headstones and legal papers. Sure makes it tough sometimes when trying to check things out.

German-Irish Lady
Added by German-Irish Lady on Sep 29, 2014 2:54 PM
Jael Robitaille
RE: Rev. Shipley @ Little Grove
Hi Wendy, the main person in this story is Jane Gaston (middle name) Breeze. She is born in 1837. Then she marries Samuel M. Lanham (whom I don't know anything about his past) in Jan 1, 1987. He is killed in the civil war - I only have record of 2 children Rhoda and Richard, Samuel dies 1864. Jane now marries Hugh McCracken Shipley on the 4th of March, 1866. She gets pregnant right away with baby Hugh Jr. but her husband dies on the 22n of Oct of 1866 and baby Hugh Jr is born in Dec. Both husbands are buried? So Jane goes on to marry James Henry Best and they have my great grandpa Benjamin A. Best! Yeay!
Added by Jael Robitaille on Sep 26, 2014 10:22 AM
Ann Bershaw
martha jane taylor
Martha Jane Taylor is my great great grandmother. She was the daughter of James Wylie Taylor, b. May 13 1805 in Georgia, d. Dec 31 1874 in Washington County, IL. Her mother is unknown. James Wylie Taylor was the son of William Taylor and Abigail Renfro. I have no documentation for his parentage.

Ann Wayman Bershaw
Added by Ann Bershaw on Jul 17, 2014 7:00 PM
Micki Donnelly
Oscar & Grace Bonner
Hi: I found funeral cards on Oscar and Grace Bonner in my grandmother's things. I also have a photo of Robert Jean Bonner which looks like a senior photo. I am trying to determine how they are related to my family. My father and my mother's brother are casket bearers at Grace's service. They may be related through the Parks family. I will try to look through my Parks material and see if I find them.

Best wishes,
Added by Micki Donnelly on Jul 14, 2014 5:26 PM
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