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Jan Dishon (#46540587)
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Bio Photo In the 1980's I started researching my Linn ancestors (without benefit of computer) but got busy with my sons' activities and put it on hold. In 1999 a cousin got me involved with my Steinberg ancestors and I have been going full speed ahead ever since.

Upon graduating from the University of Illinois my father obtained employment in the State of Washington, far from any relatives. My ancestors (after entering the USA)settled in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Montana, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio and New Jersey - I want to experience first hand where and how they lived so I travel the country obtaining data, meeting people, seeing the sights and tramping cemeteries. I missed the "cousin experience" growing up and think that is why I enjoy genealogy so much -- meeting new cousins (who cares if they are 1st or 10th cousins)and sharing our family histories.

I am researching Linn, Gibson, Weir, Scott, Polk, Steinberg, Koerner, Mitten, Bennett, Switzer (Swisher), Slonaker, Shaw, Goff, Townsend, McCarty and Whitehead, Miller, Schroen, Glabe, Schafer/Schaefer/Shafer. I am also reseaching Dishon, Deshon, DeShon, Deschamps and Herrold for my two sons.

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John Switzer, 1815-1885
John Switzer, Married to Priscilla Slonaker. Their daughter: Samantha Jane Switzer married John Martin Miller.

Hello Jan, I was reading what you said about how Elizabeth Lockhart was not the mother of John Switzer. I started looking at my records, and I must have gotten Elizabeth Lockhart's name off the internet from one of the family trees at When I looked at my records, the information that my Grandmother Elam gave me did not give me the name of his mother. She did say that John and Priscilla Slonaker Switzer had 12 children, one of which was Samantha Jane. Samantha's father used to line the children up by age and have them sing church songs on Sunday. They had their church services at home. They had to stay dressed up all day long and couldn't do much all day. They also sang to others. They were in a mountainous part of Virginia. It was called Virginia then, but is now called West Virginia. I wanted to ask you about your sources for the wife with the different name for John Switzer. I'm really interested in putting down accurate information, as much as possible.

Thank you,

Kathy C.
Added by mustangkathy on Apr 12, 2015 8:50 PM
Jack O'Connor
RE: Raymond Magwire
I'm related to him via his and mine McGuire, name spelling has changed over the years, family
from Hunterdon, PA

Sorry, Jack
Added by Jack O'Connor on Mar 31, 2015 1:14 PM
Storres Myers
RE: Linn tombstone photos
Yes. We talked before about my brother's relationship by marriage to your family.--Storres
Added by Storres Myers on Mar 31, 2015 12:13 PM
angel searcher
RE: H. S. Lindsay
I was very sad at the headstone too, I think I had an Angel helping me, because with no dates, no name basically, I was led right to it. Thank You again so much, you have made me so very happy and very thankful for kind people like you on Find a grave.
Added by angel searcher on Mar 31, 2015 10:37 AM
Storres Myers
RE: Linn tombstone photos
Thank you. I will look for an obituary and other information in the library.--Storres
Added by Storres Myers on Mar 30, 2015 5:45 PM
angel searcher
RE: H. S. Lindsay
Oh My Gosh, you are so fast, and yes I can add alot, Thank You, Thank You so much, you will never know how much this means to me. I am sad at her headstone, that is why it took so long to find her, You are an Angel. God Bless You!!!
Added by angel searcher on Mar 30, 2015 5:34 PM
Storres Myers
RE: Linn tombstone photos

Thank you. It is interesting in that John Ward is next to his mother and Fountain is next to his daughter. There is a place for a third plaque on Fountain's marker. Violet Nancy is a real mystery to me, I can't find a record of her. Did she remarry and have that surname in the records? I made GPS edits. The bright green markers can be seen in the satellite photo.--Storres
Added by Storres Myers on Mar 30, 2015 2:22 PM
RE: Brown, Alan

Glad I could help.
Added by Dalynne on Mar 25, 2015 6:43 PM
RE: Lydia Linn Rupert
Hi Jan,
I'm not sure who her parents are. Two of her children's death certificates have her maiden name as Winn or Wynn but of course I can't find any Lydia Wynns in the census either.
Added by ChrisB on Mar 23, 2015 7:42 PM
Collins Crapo
Raymond Adams #124888914
From the life dates it looks like this person died as an infant. The plot info I was given was North_51_14. Based on that, I looked & looked, but could not find any marker for him specifically. But he may be related (grandson maybe?) to William #8706644 & Susan Adams #8706639 who do have a fancy double marker in that area. So I will upload a wide shot of the area where he might be.
Added by Collins Crapo on Mar 20, 2015 10:44 PM
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