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James Vallen (#46918124)
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I was born and raised in Wadsworth, Medina, Ohio and graduated from high school there. I attended college at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio graduating from the latter in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

I was lucky to get the genealogy bug when I was but eighteen years old and therefore I had the opportunity to speak with many family members before they passed on. I was also fortunate that a lot of my family history for no less than four generations and most for at least six generations lived in Medina, Summit, Portage and Stark Counties and so it wasn't such a challenge to find a lot of the information.

I'm even luckier that I currently work (2007) in Salt Lake City, Utah, one block from the LDS Church Family History Library, the largest depository of family records in this world and can head over there at lunch time. It's just hard to leave when I need to. That facility is incredible.

I think the Find A Grave program is incredible to help preserve records for those to come and help them so they don't have to incur the costs of having to travel everywhere they would need to gather this information.
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Alan barber
Family connections
Please connect her father Titus Howe memorial # 44525794 to the family
Added by Alan barber on Sep 11, 2013 8:05 PM
Laura Thayer Bailey
Hello James,
1st thanks for you work on Find A Grave. I found out that I have several relatives buried at Schroon Lake. They are all related to my Great Grandmother, Lavina Thayer who is buried at Elgin Cemetery, Elgin, Minnesota. I believe there is an error on her memorial. It states that Laura is the daughter of Edgar Thayer and his wife Elizabeth Lake. Edgar and Laura are actually siblings. There father is Gridley Thaxter Thayer who is buried in Bodarc Cemetery in Sioux County Nebraska(1819-1897.All we know of Gridley's wife is that she is buried in Minnesota somewhere 1827-1880 and her name was Mary E. ?/
Thought I'd just let you know. Mark Salisbury
Added by mlsrn on Dec 27, 2012 9:35 AM
Margaret Gunn
RE: Margaret Haught
Hi Jim, Since Maxine was your family, I have added the info and transferred Maxine and her husband to you.
Added by Margaret Gunn on Nov 02, 2012 7:18 AM
Dawnan Hopkins
RE: Thank you
OK, here goes:

Abel Vallen, father of
William Vallen, father of
Enos Vallen, father of
Gertrude Vallen (1873-1953)
Mother of Earl Foster Miller (1893-1974)
Father of Mildred Louise Miller (1918-1987)

Mildred was my husband's grandmother on his father's side.

So, how does that tie you to my husband?


Added by Dawnan Hopkins on Oct 15, 2012 1:28 PM
Dawnan Hopkins
Thank you
Thank you for the information on Abel Vallen and William Vallen, including photos. Abel was my husband's fifth great grandfather. I am just now researching this branch of the family, so your data is very interesting and enlightening.
Added by Dawnan Hopkins on Oct 14, 2012 1:12 PM
Jean (Sheline) Enyart
Minnie Harriet Hartman Ebert
Please make the following correction.
Minnie Harriet (Hartman) married John Henry Ebert. Not, Joshua Hartman, he was her father.
You did a great job with the bios.
Thank you,
Jean Enyart
Doing research for a friend Roger Hartman.
Added by Jean (Sheline) Enyart on Mar 08, 2012 3:12 PM
Robin Arvickson
Pictures of Abel & Judah Vallen
I live in Erie, PA and am working on a second volume of grave locations for veterans of the War of 1812. I would like your permission to use the pictures you posted of Abel and Judah Vallen in this compilation. I will cite you as the source.

I have been to Abel's grave many times, so I was glad to be able to include him in this book.

Thank you.

Robin Arvickson
Added by Robin Arvickson on Jan 14, 2012 8:13 PM
Ivy Olah
Hello James,
I was also born and raised in Wadsworth. I began researching when I was only eleven. The family all thought I would eventually get tired of I am just making sure you do not mind if I use your photos in my family tree. I make sure in the description on the photo states it was donated by you. Thank You...Ivy Olah
Added by Ivy Olah on Jan 24, 2011 6:05 AM
Pamela Tavolier
RE: Thanks
You are very welcome. These things are very important to me, and others have done the same for me. My daughter helps - and we're happy to do it.
Added by Pamela Tavolier on Mar 27, 2010 5:47 AM

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