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Terry Magyar (#47053508)
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Bio Photo Are you a genealogy addict ? Ask me about joining GoClub-Belmont County, a private social networking site where members share info. and photos regarding Belmont Co. genealogy.

Website: www.belmontcountyohio.net

I'm also looking for volunteers to help add names to Belmont County cemeteries.

My brother "Skip" and I enjoy genealogy. He's my expert regarding Belmont county, OH. We both take photos of tombstones, especially of family members. Some of the surnames are Bain, Bane, Blaine, Budd, Curtis, Giffen, Giffin, Griffith, Haines, Hepburn, Hinkle, Keyser, Long, Milligan, Pond, Spears, Shahan, and Terrill.

I started using the FAG app on my iPhone to photograph tombstones and simultaneously record their gps location. It's so easy. I enjoy using it.

UPDATE: Skip started a GIFFEN DNA Group.
https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/giffen-giffin/about

In addition to Belmont county, OH, we explore Ohio and Brooke counties in WV. I travel between Belmont Co and Columbus, OH. So, I make a few stops along the way, such as Cambridge or Zanesville.

I look for family tombstones across the country and try to link them back to Belmont Co., OH, Ohio Co., WV, and PA.

I have several GIFFEN / GIFFIN family trees at ancestry.com. There's my Giffen family which started with Robert and Mary (Bane) Giffen. Plus a family tree for the Andrew Giffin family. I recently started a Simon Giffin tree.

My ancestry.com tree name is "Terry Magyar"

More recently, I've added family trees for Giffens/Giffins in the following Ohio counties; Athens, Butler, Coshocton, Licking, Miami & Hamilton, and Ross County. Many of these Scotch-Irish lines can be followed back to the late 1700s, in Penn.

I presently live in Franklin Co., OH, but grew up in Belmont Co., OH.


Please contact me (use the EDIT function) if need an item corrected of if you have additional information regarding any of the these families.


I highly recommend the Cumberland Trail Genealogical Society's book "Your Guide to Belmont Co. Cemeteries". ($20 + shipping)

LINK: http://www.stclibrary.org/ctgs/pub.htm


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Ivy Mccollum
Picture of Geoge O Steele Memorial # 157387060
Just wondering if you have any additional information on the photo you added to Geo O Steele Find a grave. Was surprised to find a photo rather than a tombstone. I am not a direct descendant but he is on my Steele family tree. Thanks in advance for any information or story behind the picture.
Added by Ivy Mccollum on Jul 21, 2016 11:40 AM
Teresa Jones
RE: 500 photos WOW !
I think that there were only a few that ended up sideways...unfortunately they were the ones you wanted. I found this cemetery not far from my weekend home that was only 41% photographed and had a lot of my relatives in it, so a took the plunge and took a lot of pictures. Also unfortunately in the country in Illinois there is usually no cell service and no Wi-Fi nearby. I can't even use my GPS on my phone to find the cemeteries, I have to rely on old-fashioned plat maps and gazeteer. Sorry for the trouble with your photos...the last name Giffin is interesting...there were also a fair number of Griffins in the same cemetery so for awhile I was confused about who wanted what photos.

Teresa
Added by Teresa Jones on Jul 12, 2016 8:25 PM
Teresa Jones
RE: 102816139
Terry,

Yeah...I don't know what happens sometimes...the pictures aren't sideways on my computer...and when you open them up all the was at Find A Grave they are correct.

I'd be happy if you want to take them and fix them. I took over 500 pictures that day and am tired of looking at them ;)

Teresa
Added by Teresa Jones on Jul 12, 2016 4:51 PM
Judi McGarvey
Proudfit military marker
Thank you!
Added by Judi McGarvey on Jul 11, 2016 12:27 PM
Judi McGarvey
David Proudfit
Dear Terry,

I suggest that you remove the picture of the military marker you've posted for David Proudfit (1770-1830), #54262647. This marker is for one of his relatives -- David W. Proufit (1834-1911), #61594061.

The elder Proudfit did not serve in the military.

thank you -- judi mcg
Added by Judi McGarvey on Jul 11, 2016 7:30 AM
s e folmar
RE: O. A. Zane
I must have misspelled it. Sorry. Wonder why he isn't in the Belmont Co Vet book. I've found others that aren't in it either. Sure wish their stones had dates.
Added by s e folmar on Jul 02, 2016 3:39 PM
DAF
The Brocks
Terry - just read your bio. Do you have any information on the Brocks? My 5th great grandfather/mother were Benjamin Brock & Sarah Sanderson. I have located their probate records and they died in Flushing area but haven't located their graves. I have located my 4th Great Grandparents (Jesse and Mary Brock). Their son George Washington Brock and Nancy Haines were my 3rd Great Grandparents.

Any information you might have on them would be appreciated. Jesse had 3 sons and left two homes on acreage to them somewhere on Reservoir Hill Rd. I'm hoping to find it and see if there are any ruins left. I'm working with St. Clairsville on trying to find exactly where the land is located. I know one section is where Console Energy is located.

George Sanderson Brock (one of Benjamin's sons) built a home on Holloway Rd. There is a picture of it that indicates that M.D. Morris lived in it and it was still standing in 2009.

Other relatives from the area are Kirk, Pickering, Morris, Butcher, Carpenter.

Sorry for going on, but wanted to give you as much information as possible ...
Added by DAF on Jul 01, 2016 5:41 AM
DAF
The Brocks
Terry - just read your bio. Do you have any information on the Brocks? My 5th great grandfather/mother were Benjamin Brock & Sarah Sanderson. I have located their probate records and they died in Flushing area but haven't located their graves. I have located my 4th Great Grandparents (Jesse and Mary Brock). Their son George Washington Brock and Nancy Haines were my 3rd Great Grandparents.

Any information you might have on them would be appreciated. Jesse had 3 sons and left two homes on acreage to them somewhere on Reservoir Hill Rd. I'm hoping to find it and see if there are any ruins left. I'm working with St. Clairsville on trying to find exactly where the land is located. I know one section is where Console Energy is located.

George Sanderson Brock (one of Benjamin's sons) built a home on Holloway Rd. There is a picture of it that indicates that M.D. Morris lived in it and it was still standing in 2009.

Other relatives from the area are Kirk, Pickering, Morris, Butcher, Carpenter.

Sorry for going on, but wanted to give you as much information as possible ...
Added by DAF on Jul 01, 2016 5:40 AM
DAF
RE: Methodist, aka: Windy Point
Hello Terry - I took this project on because I was looking for my ancestors. When I talked to the town office, they said they did not keep any records on the interments. It is a nice cemetery, but they don't take much care when mowing, etc. I've noticed several stones that were moved, hit, broken in between times I've been there. I'm usually in a little hurry when I go down there, it's a 2-1/2 hour drive so I'm glad that the pictures have come out as well as they have. I use a Cannon Power Shot since it's small and easy to use.

I did locate a couple documents that had been completed by a genealogy group that walked the cemetery reading the headstones and assigning the Lot numbers. I'm comparing everything and hope to determine where people are located.

Thank you for your updates. Any information/corrections are appreciated. There are several cemeteries in the area, but don't know if I'll take them on like this one, but you never know. :-)
Added by DAF on Jul 01, 2016 5:24 AM
Jan Dishon
REV. J. B. JOHNSTON
I added his bio.
Added by Jan Dishon on Jun 21, 2016 3:25 PM
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