|Norm Prince (#46983728)|
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I am a retired federal employee who has been involved in chasing my families for more than forty-five years. For the past fifteen years I have enjoyed helping other researchers gather data from western Iowa, which I now call home. A number of the local cemeteries I walked and recorded in the past yet now with the digital age, it appears as they once said, "A picture is worth a thousand words." So as not to be wording I have invested in a digital camera and continue my strolls through the local cemeteries .|
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|John Johnston||3 Brothers Johnston|
3 Brothers Johnston (John, William, Thomas)
Between 1845 and 1850 three of the sons of William and Mary Johnston of County Fermanaugh, Ireland, removed themselves and there families to the `new world'. They arrived at the port of New Orleans and traveled up the Mississippi River to Rock Island, Illinois. The three brothers and their families settled in Bowling township, Rock Island county and Preemption and Perryton township, Mercer county. The families had a habit of inter-marrying and if one was to look closely at the following chart they would find several cases of first cousins beginning a family. Along with marring other Johnston's, the offspring of the brothers married into other Irish families with the names listed on the heading. The Johnston and Hutchinson name is not as well known in the three township today, as it was 100 years ago, but I am sure there are a number of person who could trace their ancestors back to one of these Orangemen. I would be most interested in corresponding with any person researching these Mercer and Rock Island county names. The following tree only shows the three brothers and their children; much more information is available for those that have an interest in this family.
I may be oldest living descendent of John above. He is my great great great grandfather.
Joseph Johnston (my great great grandfather)
John W. Johnston (my great grandfather)
John L. Johnston (my grandfather)
John Deloss Johnston (my father)
|Coker||RE: Homestead Cemetery|
Mr. Prince -
Sorry for the long delay, but this is in response to your message:
"Just wondered if you had looked at all sides of the tall stone as John Guinty's wife is not listed in this cemetery but their son is. His wife was Mary Agnes and I believe went by her middle name, Agnes, and died prior to him.
John's Grave Memorial# 101539992
Thank you for any help as well as all you have done to offer stone pictures for those of us to far away."
I did look at all sides - Your email came a day after I had been there! I went back to the cemetery recently. The north side of the stone has writing, but the outdoor elements have worn everything away. The west and south side is what I have posted, and the east side is blank. If you want current photos of all sides, I can email them to you, just send me your email. Thanks. J Coker
Added by Coker on Jul 07, 2016 12:43 PM
|Greg Bowes||RE: Family of John Bowes and Jane Adams|
Thanks for contacting me Norm. YES I would like any information you could share. I have very little information about this branch of my family. Thank you in advance!
My email address is: email@example.com
|James Odland||Edward Sierer (60703744)|
Thank you for adding your photo of Edward' grave marker on to his memorial. Edward' memorial has his last name wrong so I informed the manager of the memorial to correct it.
|Rod||RE: Edna Eckhoff|
I wonder about that also. I have found engravings that are incorrect. This may be one of them. The other references seem to be pretty accurate of Christine as a middle name. I wonder if she had a nick name, or another middle name?
Added by Rod on May 04, 2016 6:18 AM
Sorry...I see I made a mistake on location...
Added by Patricia on May 03, 2016 3:30 PM
|Mike & Robbie||Wm & Jane Blakely|
Thanks for the additional information on William and Jane Blakely that are buried in Woods Cemetery, Rock Island County, Illinois.
|drlong79||RE: John L Long 1833-1930|
Sorry, I do not have any connections to John Long.
Added by drlong79 on Mar 21, 2016 4:06 PM
|Robin Petersen||Larry R. Petersen #42988711|
I am Larry's daughter he passed away almost 5 years ago. I was wondering if you would transfer him to me so i can update his info and stuff. Thanks
|Patrick Flahive||Memorial #36625252|
Hello Mr. Prince, Amanda Wemp Grainger was my 3rd Great-Grandmother. Would you be willing to transfer management of her memorial to me? Thank you very much for your time. Patrick Flahive
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