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Sandy Lee (#47126821)
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I have been researching my family tree and my husband's family for several years. I have tried to post as many family members as I can find to memorialize these special people, particularly our military veterans, and to hopefully help someone else who might be researching the same family.

Surnames I am researching include: Colborn/Colburn, Comando, Cornish, Cummings, Drayer, Eacker, Fenton, Herkimer, Jesiop/Jessup, Kaminchaitis, Lee, Price, Suozzo, Vaitkunas, Wilcox.

I have also created a website with some family photos and stories as I've collected them.
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JP Rayder
RE: Suozzo/Dunn Tombstone Photos
Hi Sandy Lee
I'm just glad to have been of help....JP
Added by JP Rayder on Feb 13, 2015 6:46 AM
Spence Burton
You had me digging into my files on your comments about Ellsworth Keiser/Kiser/Dixon. I don't have a direct email for you so I'm posting my reply here. Here is your note to me:
Link to memorial:
Link to contributor profile:

Their suggestion:
The 1870 census shows the family living in New Lisbon, Juneau, Wisconsin with father Christian (surname spelled Kizer), Christian's son Charles, Christian's daughter Frances and Ellsworth age 3. No relationship given in the 1870 census.

The 1880 census, Franceis is living in New Lisbon, Juneau, Wisconsin with her father Christian (surname spelled Kizer), her brother Charles, and her widowed sister Sarah J Dixon and Elsworth Dixon, now 13. Ellsworth is listed in this census as the nephew of Christian Keiser, which I think is a mistake; that he should be listed as his grandson.

If you go by the 1880 census, it would appear that Ellsworth was Sarah Dixon's son, not Frances'. Although there is still a possibility that the census taker put the wrong surname for Ellsworth.
My comments:

I have no definitive proof on either hypothesis. BUT I did note that in the 1860 Census the entire family is listed with SARAH born in 1846. No relationship to Christian or Christiana the heads of the household listed in that Census year, BUT if we presume that SARAH's parents are these two then her mother would have been age 53 at the time of Sarah's birth. Probably very unlikely back then.

My records show that Christian had a brother Charles with a wife of Sarah Gress in PA. Both died before 1860. Sarah's mother Sarah Gress died a few days after our Sarah's birth in 1846. That would make Sarah a niece of Christian! AND possibly Ellsworth a grandnephew of Christian. Which does fit the documents we have. When our Sarah moved back to Pennsylvania after her husband William's death, she eventually remarried a Roland Metcalf. She is buried in PA.

Additional notes that I have also state that indeed Christian/Christianna and Sarah ALL went to Wisconsin in 1855. As Sarah's Uncle and Aunt it was probably the best option available at that time.

Now as for the surname of Ellsworth.... I have no documentation other than what you have seen. The original maker of the memorial chose the surname KIZER to post so I hesitate changing it unless I can be certain it should be DIXON, albeit that is a reasonable presumption I believe. I need to find birth or baptismal records for him in Wisconsin...

THANK YOU for getting my "deduction" process going today! I love a good mystery, and your post help clarify everything... except of course who exactly Ellsworth is in relation to others in Wisconsin.


Added by Spence Burton on Jan 18, 2015 9:20 PM
Paul Durham
RE: John Roberts page
Some information has suggested that his texas Ranger years were after his service with the Australian Military but still haven't been able to confirm if he even did gonna have to contact the Australian Military for possible records.
Added by Paul Durham on Dec 27, 2014 1:48 PM
Paul Durham
RE: Add my tree to yours
You are correct Bertrum's line did have have 4 children with his first wife Zella Mable Cobb, (Elmer, Allie (carter, Elva (Smith) and John) and as far as I know none with his second wife Bertha who I will say and pardon my language was a mean spirited Bitch, she hated the idea of kids being around and shipped Elmer to military school when he was real young and the others went to live with an aunt I believe it was Etta but cant remember who it was my mom had said. Elva's husband Lawrence has been remarried since her death in May 1999 of cancer and currently lives with his second wife Eva at the Northwoods Commons assisted living facility in Kokomo. The rest are long since passed on.
Added by Paul Durham on Dec 27, 2014 1:39 PM
Paul Durham
John Roberts page
I was reading John Roberts Page and for some reason there has got to be a bit of cross communication. I have a copy of his Obituary from the Kokomo tribune archives of 1934 when he died and for some reason it said the 7th us Calvary but his page says the 8th do you know for sure or was that just a typing error that wasn't caught. I can also call the VFW in Kokomo and find out if on of the two is wrong. I knew he had served in Calvary and in the Texas Rangers and I m waiting on a call back from Texas Ranger Museum Armstrong Library in Houston to see about getting his records and maybe if lucky an early snap shot of him as well which will go on his page.

The reason why Im wondering why it said the 8th on his page is because if he had served in the 7th he might have actually served under Brigadear General George Armstrong Custer. Not likely but possible because little bighorn was in the late 1870's early 1880's if history serves me correctly.
Added by Paul Durham on Dec 11, 2014 7:56 AM
Paul Durham
RE: Add my tree to yours
I can safely assume he is Clarence's Grandson then because I kn0ow Etta had died really young and so far only one child shows on her children list.
Added by Paul Durham on Dec 11, 2014 7:19 AM
Paul Durham
Add my tree to yours
My name is Paul Durham and I am one of the Great Great Great grandsons of John Robertson Lee. His son Bertrum was my Great Great Grandfather and Grandson John Orba Lee my Great Grandfather. John Orba Lees Daughter Jennie (Lee) Galloway was my Grandmother Sadly Jennie recently passed away November 24 of this year.

Feel free to ask me what I know and maybe we can learn something from one another.
Added by Paul Durham on Dec 09, 2014 3:23 PM
RE: Gwladys Fenton
You're welcome.
Yes, use the photos. Credit to Graceti at Find A Grave is always welcomed.
Added by Graceti on Aug 21, 2014 12:10 PM
RE: Gwladys Fenton
You're welcome.
I did add some photos to Jane and Agnes, but you can barely read the inscription. I just noticed myself that William John's name is also there.
I've tried to get photos of this monument several times...when it was cloudy, very early in the morning, and I've tried using the flash on the camera. There is just no contrast on the letters. Even standing in front of the stone it is difficult to read.
I'll add what I have, one to Eliza Bowles and one to William.

I will also keep trying.
Added by Graceti on Aug 20, 2014 10:22 AM
Rich H.
RE: Joseph A. Watkins
My pleasure!
Added by Rich H. on Aug 08, 2014 5:32 PM
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