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Frank (#47253697)
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I am fairly new to the genealogy hobby, but really enjoy looking into my past. I am interested in SURBY, SOUTHBY, SURBEY, WINTER, SWANSON, DRENNING, STATES, SHERMAN, PUTT and some other lineages.
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Mike Whitney
Nancy Sherman Surby
You seem to have quite a bit of history on the Surbys. I would like to get info on Nancy and her sons George and John. My Great Grandfather bought a ranch in Tulare Co. CA which bordered a ranch Nancy purchased and left to her sons. I would appreciate it if you could contact me at this email address: Thank you.
Added by Mike Whitney on Sep 21, 2014 8:00 PM
Janie Fox
Tonoloway Primative Baptist
Hi Frank,

I should have taken the time to read emails this morning. I just went within spitting distance of this cemetery this morning on my way to church. I have served on an Honor Guard there a few times.

I will poke around and see what I can find - - I'm betting there isn't anything left of the stone - - but I'm thinking (per this site) that his wife's is still there.

Will let you know what I find,
Janie Fox
Added by Janie Fox on Sep 07, 2014 1:04 PM
Mike Serpa
RE: Richard W. Surby
Hi Frank,

That is a beautiful photo of Richard. I cleaned up a few bad spots on it before posting. I got this from ebay. It was a carte de visit that sold for $268.09.

The only link I can find is in Italian -

Now I'm wondering why I posted the photo. I usual have more info before posting. I hope this is your relative. A warrior and author! Sorry, I can't find any photos of his brothers for you.

Hope this helps,

Added by Mike Serpa on Mar 10, 2014 10:33 AM
RE: Edward D Surby

Your welcome I was looking for him to add to my Wreaths Across America list so we can place a wreath for him in Dec. I have him as a WWII veteran. My sons troop is in charge of Hartley cemetery's ceremony. I'm trying to find all the veteran's in there. If you know of any other especially if it's not on their marker. Please let me know. Sabrina
Added by Kaimom on Aug 10, 2013 12:15 AM
Corey Meyer
B. F. Surby
I did not find him in Co. A, 2nd Wisconsin here...

Nor did I find him in the Cav. like his tombstone says, but I did find him in the 2nd Wisc. Infantry recruits not on rolls.

So you are I was not really questioning you...just think someone messed up the tombstone along the way.

Was he in the unit from '61 onward?


Corey Meyer
Added by Corey Meyer on Jul 09, 2013 9:42 PM
Corey Meyer
You have this soldier marked wrong. He is actually with the 2nd Wisc. Cavalry, not infantry. I have been to the grave and confirmed this.


Corey Meyer
Social Studies Teacher Putnam County High School
Granville Il.
Added by Corey Meyer on Jul 09, 2013 1:13 PM
RE: Winter Family
I have done the linking, but please in the future use the edit tab, and suggest a correction feature. It gives me a link, and I don't have to keep switching screens and copy/paste.
Added by Kat on Feb 29, 2012 1:16 PM
Maxson's photo requests
I just fulfilled your photo request for Casper Maxson. I also took a photo of Edna Francis Maxson who is buried next to him. If you want me to upload her photo too, you can do a new photo request. Please add a note to your photo request that Doug Vaughn already has the photo.
Added by dcvolts on Jan 17, 2012 4:35 PM
Carolyn Wilson
Surby & McNeish in Lyman Cem.
The grave marker pictured at Isabella Surby's memorial is small (abt. 8" x 10") and has no visible engraving remaining on either side. It is likely that this is indeed the marker for Isabella (or for her son), since those two are the only burials for this plot in our records. I'll make a note to recheck this site in the spring, when I can probe for possible markers that have fallen and are covered with sod.

In the McNeish plot next to the Surbys, our records show Jane McNeish, M. McNeish, John McNeish, and Susan McNeish. A couple of markers are in the plot -- fair sized yet difficult to read, but both appear to say John McNeish. This plot was purchased by Thomas McNeish.

In a nearby plot, about 25 yd. from the above plot, we have another group of McNeish burials. These are Thomas McNeish (d 1877), Thomas McNeish, Jr. (d 1891), Isabelle McNeish, and twin girls Margaret and Marion McNeish. This plot was purchased by Thomas McNeish, Jr. I didn't see a marker for the 2-yr-old Thomas, but the other 4 are all clearly engraved on one nice large marker.

If I can find any more info about these families at the cemetery -- when there is less snow and better light angle -- I'll definitely let you know.
Added by Carolyn Wilson on Jan 13, 2011 7:43 PM
RE: John and Viola Surby
Truly my pleasure!
Added by photograver on Jan 10, 2011 11:01 PM
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