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BJ (#47467029)
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I have always been a history buff and thanks to my grandmother I have pictures of Colorado Springs, CO that go back over 100 years. I got started looking for family when I decided to make a pictorial album of my grandmother's family history. A history which can be traced back to about 1390 in England. My ancestors came to New England with the John Winthrop fleet which formed the Massachusetts Bay Company in Cambridge,MA in 1632. My anchcestors fought in the Revolutionary War and helped to make this country the greatest country in the world. I am the proud wife of a serviceman who served 32 years in the Air Force.
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Cora (James) Fisher
Hello BJ:

I'm responding here because I'm unable to get my e-mail through via the normal channels.

I'm not intentionally ignoring your friendly and welcome e-mail. I was delighted to hear from you and would be happy to discuss Cora's family history with you. I am, at present, occupied with a full plate of non-family history related matters, so I'm unable to devote time to your request just now. I'll get back to you as soon as I can. A phone conversation seems like a good way to get the ball rolling.

My situation is similar to yours. While it's my wife who is the family descendant, I am primarily the person doing the research. She is, of course, interested, but lacks the passion to really get into the nuts and bolts of research.

Regarding Jesse James as a potential relative to John Douglas James, I remain skeptical, but am willing to take a look at the evidence. Since "our" James family sprang from Missouri, family history researchers are naturally eager to make a connection with the "famous" James family. Practically every James researcher I've been in touch with over the past 35 years has raised this question. Some are true believers; others, like me, are skeptics. Still, I'm keeping an open mind about it and would be delighted to have my doubts proven wrong.

I had never heard the story about the circumstances of Cora's death. The poor lady! The way she died is heartbreaking. Her sudden death must have been a terrible shock for her family. If my calculation is correct, she was only 52.

By the way, do not be confused by the fact that by coincidence I happen to share a surname with your grandfather. When I first met my future father-in-law, one of the first things he asked me was whether I was related to Cora and her husband.

Please give me some time to put order to some pressing matters that are monopolizing my time, and we'll have a nice conversation.

Cousinly regards,

EGF 47271774
Added by EGF on Jun 07, 2014 2:44 AM
Daniel Lockwood
Thanks for checking.
Added by DKMac on Oct 16, 2013 6:30 PM
Daniel Sumner Lockwood
Hi BJ,
I'm finally getting back to the Lockwoods after a tumultuous year. I do know more about the picture I posted in January. It is of Daniel Sumner Lockwood,66225167 b. ca 1806. He was married to Louisa Phylena French 12180478 3 Aug 1828, Woodstock, VT. and they had 1 son, that I know of, Daniel Sumner Lockwood b.1829 54131161 m. Mary Neely, 54131093. I have a list of places I think he (Sr.)was: Hartford, Licking Co,OH, Auburn, NY, Lockport NY, Cambria, NY, Eagle Tavern. Do these mean anything to you?
Added by DKMac on Oct 06, 2013 8:51 PM
Lockwood Family
How are you related to William Carr Lockwood? I am his 7th generation granddaughter.

Best regards,

Added by JLHM on Jun 16, 2013 8:04 PM
Sarah White
I understand that. I just crashed my geneo program and ma trying to pull the parts back together. If it help I can send what I have on my White connections, which isn't much. Then I was looking at the Plain Cemetery, Perkinsville Cemetery records and there are a lot of Whites buried there, mostly later than Sarah and Parratteen. But maybe something would click. If you want that info I can pass it on. If you find your lost info I would be interested in seeing it.
Added by DKMac on Jan 07, 2013 3:47 PM
Sarah White
I see you are a descendant of Sarah. Do you know anything more about her family? I descend from Parratteen White who married a Field; and there is a possibility they are sisters. I have several cross connections between the Lockwoods and Fields, which is one of the reasons I think Sarah and Parratteen were sistes.
Added by DKMac on Jan 01, 2013 8:30 AM
Steve Seim
RE: Alvina Reinhard
You're welcome!
Added by Steve Seim on Nov 11, 2012 6:22 PM
James genealogy
I've seen the James lineage going back to 1754 to which you refer, but I am unsure about its authorship. Who is in possession of the documents to prove this lineage? Over the years, many researchers have tried, and failed, to locate the names of the parents of John James (1810-1866), so I was rather surprised to see this 1754 lineage appear.

I would definitely be interested in learning more about what you have discovered.
Added by EGF on Jul 09, 2012 8:30 PM
RE: Re: Jennett James request for transfer
Hello BJ:

Looks like we're cousins, several times removed! My family line descends from George Walter James, who was a brother to your Cora (James) Fisher. Ironically, George and Cora were, to my knowledge, the only two children of John and Nettie James who lived in Portland, Oregon. I recall my father-in-law mentioning Cora and her family of daughters.

Since you are managing Nettie's memorial, would you please update it to include her exact birth and death dates and places?

Birth: September 17, 1863, Henry County, Illinois

Death: June 3, 1939, Twin Falls, Twin Falls County, Idaho

I had planned also to link Nettie to her parents. Perhaps we could collaborate on that task.

Your thoughts, please.
Added by EGF on Jul 09, 2012 3:48 PM
Tombstone Treasures
Emmet Tait

I am the Find A Grave volunteer who received your photo request for the Tait's.

I sat down today with Will DeBoer, the city cemetery manager for Evergreen and Fairview Cemetery. He pulled out the old burial books and found the Tait Family for me, as I couldn't find an 'Emmet' Tait.
The child's name is actually 'Ennis' and he was born in 1902. He was 5 years old when he died. There is no marker for him, Jule or Ralph; but there is for the other children named Jewel and Ralph, they are in a different section. Section 40 is where most of the family is buried.
I posted the picture I took today, giving you an idea of where family members are buried. There are only 6 spaces to a plot, which is why the infants Jewel and Ralph are next to but not buried in the same section. Clear as mud?? : )

Sorry there weren't any markers for the children, but at least you know about where they are....if I can help you with anything else just ask.

Pat Long - Tombstone Treasures
Added by Tombstone Treasures on May 15, 2012 1:52 AM
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