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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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Evelyn Garren #44436232
Jan, it was very nice of you to add the gravestone photo for Evelyn's memorial.

I would like to ask for your permission to use your photo in my family tree on Because the photographer has a copyright for each photo, I always ask before placing a photo on another web site. I will, of course, give your name as the photographer and the Findagrave web site as the source.

Many thanks for considering my request,
Added by JackiMex on Jun 20, 2016 7:56 PM
Judy Young
RE: 10656011 Alma Ratcliff
Sorry, no I do not. You might try your local library...sometimes that is what I end up doing.
Added by Judy Young on Jun 16, 2016 6:41 AM
Vonda J Dowell
RE: Alda Grant Mitten
No, I'm not related at all... the obit was just a random one that showed up on the same page as another I printed. I always forward them when I can. Take care, Vonda
Added by Vonda J Dowell on Jun 14, 2016 11:00 AM
Toni Nash
RE: Isaac C. Swisher 50591185
I am related to the Swisher family. I am the gg granddaughter of Henry Swisher who was born in North Carolina. He was the son of George Swisher & Elizabeth Goodner. Isaac would have been a great uncle. I would be happy for any information. If I can help you at all I will be happy to do so.


Toni Nash
Added by Toni Nash on Jun 11, 2016 9:34 AM
Jeremiah "F" Bryant
ahhh..... now I get it. It clicks. Regarding Jeremiah Bryant. The "F" stands for father, and the "M" stands for mother. The tombstones are engraved with Father and Mother above the names, that is why the listing appeared that way. Makes perfect sense! lol
Added by iamCorey on Jun 07, 2016 8:01 PM
Some people are months before they log into their Ancestry dot com accounts, but if the researcher responds to my PM, I'll certainly let you know. If it is a match do you want me to pass along your e-mail address to coordinate?

I worked some more on Jeremiah Bryant's memorial. Tell me, where did the "F" in the middle name come from? I have never seen a middle initial for Jeremiah Bryant.

Take a look at Jeremiah's memorial, see what you think. Don Ferguson added photos. There are four foot stones to the large monument, now I am curious who the other three foot stones are. One will be his wife. Anyways, it's Memorial# 148239682.
Added by iamCorey on Jun 07, 2016 8:58 AM
Willam Mitten & Eliza Moore
I did some arm-chair research on FamilySearch dot org and Ancestry dot com on your ancestors. You may know all of this already, but from what I see, Your Eliza a/k/a Elizabeth must have died between 1837 and 1839 when William remarried to Rachel T. Son, William H. Mitten was the only child of Eliza and William, Sr. The 1860 Census in Rossville, Ross Twp., Clinton Co., IN lists William H. as the only child born in OH. and (BEFORE) the re-marriage of his father to Rachel in 1839. The other children were all born between 1841 and 1859 in IN. Perhaps your Eliza died shortly after the birth of son, William H.? William H. would have been two years old when his father re-married to Rachel. As to years of birth, it looks like William, Sr. was born abt 1808, William, Jr. abt. 1837 and mother Eliza died in Belmont Co. between 1837 and 1839. By 1839, he moved to the Clinton Co., IN area. By the 1860 census, William, Sr. and Rachel had the following children: Amos F. age 19, Eliza A. age 17, Rachel age 14, Volenda E. age 10, Hannah J. age 7, and John F. age 1. Other things I observed were: there were records on a William Mitton in the war of 1812. Your William, Sr. would have only been age 4, so maybe a father/son? I also saw that your William, Sr. was listed on Ohio Tax records for 1836 in Warren Twp., Belmont Co. for city land. So.. he must have had land in the City of Barnesville? From history accounts, Barnesville was surveyed some years earlier, but actually became a village in 1835, one year prior to this tax record. Your Eliza would definitely NOT have been buried in Northern Cemetery because it did not become a cemetery until 1858, in the early years known as Greenmount Cemetery, N/K/A Northern Cemetery. Last thing I noticed was there is a researcher on Ancestry. His username is- Terrymagyar51. His tree lists an Eliza Moore, b. 1808 in PA in his BELMONT CO. Tree. She fits the right age and location. Bad thing was his tree was marked as private. I sent him a pm told him what I knew and asked if there were a match. I'll let you know if he replies. My best guess is for a burial of Eliza, you'll be looking for a pioneer burial, 1837-1839. Not sure what churches were in Barnesville by 1837, maybe a churchyard. or nearby older cem. in Hendryburg or the pioneer cemetery in Morristown. Considering only horse & buggy for 1837, probably a burial within maybe 5 miles in and around Barnesville, and 5 miles is probably a stretch. Barnesville was a brand new village in that day in time. Put yourself together a list of cemeteries in that radius, then maybe narrow them down by the date each one was established. Probably was a common burialplace for Barnesville residents before Northern Cemetery? Here's address for the library, they will likely charge a small fee, $5-$10 for a lookup in the tombstone book, but here's address: Barnesville Hutton Memorial Library, 308 E. Main St., Barnesville, OH 43713. Also, here's a link, it has 41 webpages of genealogy resources at their library. I would check out the legal suits too,

good luck and I'll let you know if the researcher on Ancestry replies to my pm. Sometimes months go by before people log in their accounts and see they have a message.
Added by iamCorey on Jun 04, 2016 8:24 PM
Jeremiah Bryant
Thank you, I want to see how many of the children and siblings I can get connected to his memorial. The other day I found a 'hint' on Ancesty dot com for Aquilla a reference in the History of Culpeper County, VA. A wonderful find. As to Jeremiah, there was a very nice, short, but nice biography in the book, Tombstone Inscriptions & Family Records Of Belmont County, Ohio, by Esther Weygandt Powell. Unfortunately, I no longer own a copy of the book. I will have to write to the Barnesville Library to see if I can obtain a xerox copy of the reference. I think I include it in the memorial if I use as a citation with reference. Again, thank you for the friendly welcome. It's nice to make your acquaintance. :)
Added by iamCorey on Jun 03, 2016 8:07 PM
The transfers
Jan, thank you for the transfers. I look forward to digging some information up that's been written about Jeremiahs and making a nice memorial for him. It was very kind of you. Thank you for all your hard work in creating such nice memorials!

Best Wishes,
Added by iamCorey on Jun 03, 2016 6:56 PM
RE: Vaunghn Bay Cemetery
So glad you found it. It is such a pretty place set on the hill above the bay like that. Glad you made it on time and didn't get lost both to and from. Happy Memorial Day!
Added by Alice on May 30, 2016 8:54 AM
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