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Macomber (#46980260)
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Bio Photo I'm an Academic Instructor and Librarian with a MLIS, working on a Doctorate in Education. For the past 13+ years as a on again-off again hobby, I have been working on family genealogy that was started by my mother in the 1970's. Working through old documents and well preserved photos that other family members would have thrown. I was lucky that my mom was an archivist. I have digitally scanned a lot of old photos.

The Macomber family is an old name that starts with two brothers William & John that came to Plymouth in 1628. I have traced my Macomber side of the family back to William Macomber Jr (1645-1711). To access this information I still link everything to my 4G Grandfather Joseph Macomber. The only great grandfather with a stone going back that far, being that all grandparents past Joseph were buried on their respective family farms :( Many Macomber descendants have had no luck in locating these stones, or the family farms.

Yet I still created a memorial for Joseph's father, John Macomber (1734-1802) - buried at his family farm in Dutchesss County, NY

Johns father - William Macomber 1702-1800 Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA.

Wiliam's Father - William Macomber 1674-1767 Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA.

I have traced my family names back to their places of origin:
Scottish (Lowe), Irish (Marr), English (Macomber), German (Leist & Laun) & French Canadian (Belanger).

MANY of my interments are relatives of mine - please contact me if you see a familiar name - we just may be able to make a connection!

Other Family names:
Bell, Coleman, Easterly, Fitz-Randolph, Furbeck, Ogden.


In 2009 I was working on a project for Redlands Historical Society. That volunteer work can be seen through this virtual cemetery listing. Since that time the volunteers at Hillside Cemetery in Redlands, CA have finished % of the cemetery  Hillside cemetery Redlands, CA. Volunteer for Redlands Historical Society. Project started 1/12/09.

250 posted. 140+ to add. 4/4/2010
:( That computer died but I think the good volunteers at hillside have completed my section, block 5 for me. 7/25/2013

All memorials I have other than those listed in the project for Hillside or Perris Valley are family members either distant or closely related.

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Hey: MAComber

Guess what? I'm also MAComer.
I live in Oceanside and I just claimed a request at the Mission.

When you've been researching your Comber name, I suspect you find Comer, as well as I've found Comber. We go back to Robert Comer and Rebecca or Rebeka Houghton, in this country.
Added by McMolly on Sep 15, 2015 12:51 AM
Jennifer Neilson
RE: Mayme & Paul Rhodes
Thank you and No not relatives! just going through some of my resaearch from my local Cemetery is all! I have had pics and info just waiting to be sorted and applied. Thanks so much!
Added by Jennifer Neilson on Sep 02, 2015 12:08 PM
RE: Is it Kathryn
Ah. That makes sense to me. Yes the photos I have are labeled. I got them from a cousin of mine who stayed in contact with Ed & Kathryn's daughter, Joann, although it was infrequent. I have an article from a newspaper telling of Eds death in a farming accident and it listed Kathryn's address as well.
Added by jbleiby on Apr 25, 2015 4:08 PM
RE: Orlando Furbeck and Olivia Mae Dales
I'm sorry. I'm not making the connection to "kittie". As far as I know, none of the research or artifacts I've come across refers to Ed Leibys wife, Katherine, as Kittie, so I'm not sure what you're referring to. Can you point me to the artifact or record where I've labelled Katherine as Kittie? I suppose it's possible over the 25 years I've been digging but to my knowledge she's always been in obits and articles as Katherine. Thanks for the note. Always great to connect to other folks to help clear up and learn things. Let me know.
Added by jbleiby on Apr 24, 2015 9:55 PM
Dave Smeds
RE: Charles Miller Macomber
Unfortunately FindaGrave puts responses out in public, and I'd rather take it to private email. Look for my contact info on this page of my genealogy website:
Added by Dave Smeds on Feb 27, 2015 2:02 PM
Angela Fumarolo Gasper
MInnie Laun
Hi--I went to Tinley Park Memorial Cemetery to look for her today and I found a few Launs but not Minnie. If you want those pictures, I can send them to you. Angela Gasper
Added by Angela Fumarolo Gasper on Sep 14, 2014 5:12 PM
Mike (Dino) Peterson
Coleman - Coleman-Whiteaker Cemetery
Hi John,
it's been a couple years but we have exchanged comments before on this family/cemetery. On the Coleman Kins group there has been discussion that Cora Coleman is really Cora Brown. One of the group enhanced the photo with her tools and although the date(s) do not become clearer, the surname Brown is there. Cora is the daughter of Marvin Leland Brown and Margaret Ann Coleman Brown. Their initials are pretty evident and you have those in your inscription. As far as a birth date Cora is on the 1870 Census and recorded as one year old so I have always used about 1869 for her. I have no clue to her death date so however you got the date in the memorial would be pretty good. Over the years we have never found her in any other records. If you could make the change it would really be appreciated or if you want, you can change management to me. If you agree to the change then later I will have links to her parents.
Appreciate anything you can help with.
Added by Mike (Dino) Peterson on Aug 23, 2014 4:38 PM
Please click on the "Edits" tab at the top of your member page. This is Find-a-Grave's new way of processing additions and corrections to memorials. Thank you.
Added by Dawna on Jul 22, 2014 9:52 AM
Scherf/Laun family
Hi I see that you are a Laun descendant and manage several Scherf family members. Several years ago, another family member published a wonderful book on the "Scherf" family. Have you seen this book? there are 4 Macoumbers listed. I have two books and would be willing to part with one.

There is information you could add to the family members memorials that you manage.

Peggy Keppler
Added by Peggy on May 24, 2014 10:59 AM
RE: Mary taylor
Prairie du Chien Wisconsin Newspaper called The Courier Press, January 31, 1928.
Added by MRS on Feb 26, 2014 6:48 AM
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