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The tree in the photo is a Burr Oak called the Half-Way Tree that was paced off by Native American runners as the half way point between the Mississippi and Lake Michigan. My ancestor William Rice lived very near this tree and died in 1857.
In about 1861 some Native Americans spoke with a local farmer and told him to never cut down this tree because it marked the midpoint for their journey. So they never did.
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|Jenean Hamilton||Charles Churchill|
I have created the links you requested. Thanks for the information. Jenean
|Sharon Houck||RE: Hiram Resseguie|
Thank you for all your assistance! If you had not sent me a picture of that headstone, I would still be wondering about Hiram. The story of the divorce had not been something the family talked about but one that my husband uncovered on a research trip to the SLC Family History Library. In the Resseguie book, it gave erroneous information about Hiram moving to South Dakota so it has been quite a search over the years. I am indebted.
|K. Hyland Smith||RE: Justin Eastman Memorial #27708314|
Thanks so much for your reply.
I see that Francine Hart would like to take over our 3rd great grandfather's memorial and that is fine with me.
|FLHart||Justin Eastman Memorial|
I am a 3rd great grand daughter of Justin Eastman. I would appreciate it very much if you would turn management of the Justin Eastman memorial that you created over to me. For some reason, in doing a search on findagrave using the birthdate and death date and Wisconsin, Justin Eastman's name still didn't come up for me, even today. I mistakenly created a second memorial for him in the Exeter Cemetery, Memorial #76715777, which appears to be incorrect information. I am going to try to remedy my mistake. I appreciate you posting the photo of his gravestone.
Again, I would appreciate it very much if you would turn over the management of Justin Eastman's memorial 27708314 to me.
Added by FLHart on Jul 11, 2013 9:42 AM
|K. Hyland Smith||Justin Eastman Memorial #27708314|
Thank you for posting a photo of my 3rd ggrandfather's marker.
I'm having a problem that I hope you can help me with.
It appears that he is listed in two different cemeteries here on Findagrave.com.
He is also listed as being buried in the Exeter Cemetery, Montrose, Green Co., WI and his memorial number there is...76715777. No photo with that listing.
His War of 1812 pension info has his death in Exeter.
Thanks for any help you might be able to give me.
|Cheryl Zeien||Mitchellville Orphanage Cemetery|
Hello! I am wondering if maybe you did any research on this tiny cemetery out in the middle of a cornfield near the Mitchellville Womens Prison in Mitchellville Iowa??? Im not sure if its on the prison grounds and if anyone could gain access to even take pictures of the stones??? I hear there use to be more stones but have either been taken or gone due to weather?? All I do know is there were atleast ten stones bearing the names of children ages 8 to like 17 or so. Let me know if you find anything on this cemetery please. Thank you! Cheryl Zeien
|Sharon Lavash Hawkins||RE: Sharp|
Good morning Tom - No problem :) I was happy to be able to find it and post it. Have a great summer!
~ Sharon Lavash Hawkins
I'm not sure how I determined his burial location, but it doesn't appears it's Greenwood. I'll have to do some more searching. Thanks so much for letting me know.
Added by Saratoga on Mar 29, 2013 2:41 PM
|Bob Collins||RE: Conant/Chaplin|
I did note the Chaplin/Chapin thing after my last message. They NYT got it wrong. But more has come up:
I mentioned that a Thomas P and Helen Conant are buried in that lot in Green-Wood. It is no accident. Thomas P. was the GRANDSON of Thomas Jefferson Conant, and the son of Samuel S. Conant (a son of Thomas Jefferson Conant), whose chief claim to fame (aside from his work at Harper's Weekly) is that he vanished from a train en route from Coney Island into Brooklyn in January of 1885 and was never seen again--which is why he is not buried with his son, Thomas P, and his wife, Helen.
I'm going out to Green-Wood tomorrow with a long list and will visit the lot. All I know is that lot is part of an enormous burial mound and vault for the RAYMOND family and extensions. What familial connection they have with Conant is a mystery. I have no memory of seeing any Conant stones there.
|Bob Collins||One other item|
Hannah CHAPIN (not Chaplin) Conant died in Brooklyn February 18, 1865. From the3 NY Times of Feb 20 1865:
Mrs. H.C. CONANT, a lady of fine literary reputation, died in Brooklyn on Saturday afternoon last. Mrs. CONANT was the daughter of Rev. Dr. JEREMIAH CHAPIN, for many years President of Waterville College, in Maine, and was the wife of Dr. THOMAS J. CONANT, eminent as an Orientalist and Biblical scholar. Her contributions to literature have been very many, since one first appeared before the public near a quarter of a century ago, as editor of The Mother's Journal, a periodical which gained under her care a wide and high reputation. Mrs. CONANT is known as the able translator from the German of several religions and theological works of standard character. She was also the author of original publications of great ability, the most prominent and elaborate of which is her "History of English Bible Translation," which fully secured her reputation as a vigorous and graceful writer. It is a work which surpasses, in philosophical arrangement and treatment, and in richness and variety of historical materials, the ponderous octavos of ANDERSON on the same subject.
Mrs. CONANT was also a constant contributor to lending periodicals of the country, handling every subject she discussed with characteristic vigor of intellect and in a style of great purity and directness. She has died in the prime of her powers, at the age of fifty-five, surrounded by a large family of children, every one of whom was with her at her last moments. The literary and religious public loses in Mrs. CONANT one of its brighest ornaments, but her death falls as a heavy and almost unsupportable blow upon the home where she was conspicuous for feminine virtues, and is mourned as a wife and mother.
NOTE: A shorter death notice gives her age as 55 years. Neither specifies a burial place.
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