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Shirley I Shawver Nees (#47311329)
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I am 76 years old and have been doing genealogy for over 40 years. I started wih my line then got into my husband's and when our daughter married, I've worked on my son-in-law's too. Now I have 2 grandson-in-law's and I've worked on their for the children. I love finding out about our history and meeting other people, although I can't get very far anymore. My PC is
my lifesaver when I can't be with my children.
I've been all over the US but I live in Central
Illinois , where I was born.
I used to sew alot too but can't do much of it anymore. the funny thing is the line I started
with, I've not got any farther.
Please feel free to contact me if you find errors
or woould like to add information.
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Jemima Groves

I probably sent a suggestion regarding the spelling of her first name. I uploaded the photo of her headstone and it is spelled Jemima as opposed to Jemina. I just now sent the correction through the edit button, a much improved system over sending e-mails! I'm sorry. No relation. Thank you for responding and take care!

Added by kweaver on May 19, 2015 2:33 PM
RE: Koppenhaver
I'll keep at it, and it looks like others will too. It is amazing how many pieces of the puzzle have been put together with the efforts of different people. :-)

I hope the month of March is nice where ever you are!
Added by Flutterby on Mar 01, 2015 8:13 AM
Deborah (Hoffman) Weiner
Christian Schnug memorial
Thank you, Shirley, for adding this information. I felt so sad that our common ancestor's stone is no longer standing in the St. John's cemetery, but that his (2) patriot commrades who belonged to his same company, John Motter, Sr., and Leonard Synder, both men who he made executors to his estate, were honored by the DAR as patriots, but Christian overlooked. I hope to remedy that in the future, as well as locate all of Christian's children's where-a-bouts. Keep in touch with me by email if we can further assist each other. Thanks,
Added by Deborah (Hoffman) Weiner on Jan 15, 2015 12:47 PM
RE: Richard Dale Shawver to Kenneth F Shawver
Aunt Shirley, thank you for answering. I will try Mr Hicks. My father is on find a grave, as is my mother, Wilma Faye Mayhew.

My name is Jenttie Lea Shawver McDanieI, have 2 Children, both living. Born in Harrison AR, 11/2/1950. My Grandma, Oca was nicknamed Billy and died in Arkansas, we were not close so I don't know a lot about her. My brother Ricky & sister Sharon both are living.

At the time I met your father, we were living in the country outside Geapevine Texas. I was an animal lover about 5 or 6 years old. I remember your Father bought me some Banty chickens. This is my only memory of him.

Wishing you continued good health & again thank you for answering.

Your 1/2 Niece
Added by lea on Jan 12, 2015 4:06 PM
RE: James W. Cottingham
Hi, Shirley. I did link James to his parents. In the future, though, please use Find a Grave's "Edit" feature to request these kinds of edits. It's a much simpler format to use and it allows users to track changes that they've made and/or requested. Thanks! Eliza
Added by Eliza on Dec 28, 2014 11:03 AM
RE: Marie Catherine Koppenheffer
Dear Shirley,

Thank you for making those edits to Eva Batdorf Koppenheffer memorial. No apologies were necessary for the lag in time. As you can see, I get myself into arrears as well, and I can't even explain it by using my age. :-)

I guess it would have been more accurate for me to say that one "is not suppose to," rather than "can't," make memorials where the place of burial is not known. It is tempting, but I know in the long run that it can lead to confusion with a duplicate being made when the location is found. So, for the time being I am keeping my fingers crossed that someone will find that little piece of information.

With appreciation and best wishes,
Added by Flutterby on Oct 23, 2014 9:56 AM
William Sweet
Would you be able to actually leave a picture of the monument for him and any other family??
Added by Rosita on Oct 13, 2014 9:24 AM
Lori Coffman Karabel
Elias & Mercy Needham
Dear Shirley, God Bless You for being so nice in transferring
Elias & Mercy Needham memorial site over to me, I will do my best in caring for them.
Sincerely, Lori Coffman Karabel
Added by Lori Coffman Karabel on Jun 04, 2014 8:29 PM
RE: Rachel Hinshaw
You are very welcome and the thanks is always appreciated.
Added by BrysonSearcherJMM on Mar 14, 2014 1:29 PM
RE: Horace Kellogg 1765-1825
Sorry book also lists this information.

Under the act of 1818 he was a Connecticut pensioner living in New York. He-enlisted in Hartford in Battalion men of the Conn. Line.

Not sure if that helps you decide if he is you guy or not.

I took pictures of all of Onondaga County Rev war vets (and all of the really old stones in lost cemeteries one summer).
Added by BArnold on Oct 19, 2013 6:09 AM
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