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Wendy & John Corcoran (#47387872)
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Bio Photo Looking for all 13 children and their families from Patrick William Corcoran and Emeline Amanda Alley. We are hosting a trip to Huddersfield, England 2011, County Mayo, Ireland 2012 and Lawrence, TN 2013. Richardson--in Carroll County, TN 2014. Hunter--in Arkansas 2015. We need everybody's help to follow our families trails!

We have over 14,000 family members with surnames of Corcoran-Hunter-Richardson-Zook-Moseley-Downing-King-Crowley and many more surnames on And, over 12,000 family members on my maiden name side--Seifferlein and Leyes families from Germany to South Bend, Indiana. Besides our German heritage we claim French, Austrian, Swiss and Prussian royalty.

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My mother, Elnora Lydia Seifferlein Leyes, has spent 74 years researching genealogy of our direct line. She traveled to Europe seven times to gain stamped records from the archives. She went to the Morman Church in Utah before computers many times, to fill in missing family members dates and places.

Our line is much more complete because of her extraordinary efforts, starting with her grandmother in the 1940's and taking notes and using her newly puchased box camera to record family events.

Mom inspired the whole family to continue her work forward. I have taken many of these documents, newspaper clippings and photographs and placed them both on and here on Thank you mom for inspiring us and seeing the value in preserving our heritage!

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We made a contribution to The Ellis Island Foundation--"The Wall of 700,000 Immigrants"--for Patrick William Corcoran's name was unveiled July 2011 in New York City. We paid for a headstone to mark his grave on Laurel Hill in April 2011. These two commemorate our first Corcoran family in America. We have a 9 generation wall chart. We are working on a book. We will share our GEDCOM file.

These lines included 3 European Royalties--Kings of England--Egbert, Henry I and Edward I. The famous Benjamin Crowley in Arkansas, are in our family, as well. We also have stories of our very poor families living in one room houses who were cotton mill workers, who never owned the house or the land beneathe them. All of these make our lines "colorful" and fun to explore! Migrations are mostly from NY>VA>NC>TN>AR>AL.

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We believe genealogy should be free so living family members can connect. That's why we are adding some of our data here. We appreciate this site's opportunity, and we humbly thank the founder and his staff. Please give generously to this site to keep this tradition going.

Love hugs to all of my fellow genealogists who are so extraordinarly helpful. This is truely one gigantic puzzle that we spend thousands of hours on together. God Bless each and everyone of you for your humble part in preserving our sacred past! Thanks for being so nice and helpful.

ღ Wendy Leyes and John Corcoran ღ

I added the Old Bethel Cemetery in Lawrence County, TN.

This Baptist graveyard is abandoned. It has one half Alley-Ashmores buried there. The stones are now illegible. If you have any knowledge of the people buried here or any photographs please share!

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Rosemarie Hyland
John Rourke
Wendy, How are you related to John? His brother Martin was my great grandfather. Would love to hear from you.

Added by Rosemarie Hyland on Mar 27, 2015 7:08 PM
Mark the Buddhist
RE: Bazner's daughter Kathleen
Did you receive my off line email?

I thought so also.... I'm new to this, but not research, investigations etc. They own two funeral homes and several cemeteries in South Florida. NO info on Kathleen or Carol in their systems anywhere.
Added by Mark the Buddhist on Mar 24, 2015 3:12 PM
regarding grandlawn photo request
Could you possibly call the cemetery and get the Section Lot and grave location and add it to your request. It would make the search so much easier. Grandlawn phone number 313-531-2050
Added by PonemahPat on Mar 21, 2015 6:03 PM
Elaine Weinert #143915995 @ Richmond Cemetery
Hi Wendy ! I found Elaine who is buried next to her husband Lorenz @ Richmond Cemetery. I added her profile and headstone photos for the entire family.
Added by Marguerite on Mar 19, 2015 2:36 PM
Doing research on Brown Family starting in Aurora, NE. with Henry Sager Brown. Your site states you are family. Please contact me.
Added by Linda on Mar 19, 2015 11:26 AM
Melanie Pohl
RE: Jennie & Roscoe Banker
They are in E-27; I've submitted that information for each record and the edit is pending.
Added by Melanie Pohl on Mar 18, 2015 6:01 AM
RE: Thank you, Randi!
Always fun to get into the cemetery even though my toes are still numb!
Added by RAP on Mar 12, 2015 3:42 PM
Felicia W
I'm mixing up my names! That would be Eleanor and Ray, lol!
Added by Felicia W on Mar 05, 2015 7:51 AM
Felicia W
RE: Please e-mail me
Hi Wendy,

As much as I'd like to link George with his parents, it's my understanding that unknown burials shouldn't be linked. This is probably why Find A Grave won't do it for you.

But- I have done some research on my end since George and Eleanor lived in my area. I have been unable to locate their burial sites as well. But I have been able to get a copy of Eleanor's obituary and it states that she was cremated. I'm guessing that if the family made that decision for Eleanor, that in all likelihood George was cremated as well.

Here is the link to Eleanor's obituary. It is good for 24 hours, so I will email you a copy as well. I will leave you to ponder this news, and if you decide to update the memorials as 'cremation' I'll be happy to link George with his parents!

Added by Felicia W on Mar 05, 2015 7:44 AM
Thomas Ladner
Re: Maria Margaretha Barbara Mossner Nickodemus
Just wanted to drop you a note: I added/linked up a few memorials of interest for you. Please view below a Maria Nickodemus memorial it connects to some of yours Find A Grave memorials.

Maria Margaretha Barbara Mossner Nickodemus Find A Grave Memorial# 142809050
Added by Thomas Ladner on Feb 19, 2015 1:18 PM
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