I would like to thank all the "Transcribers" who are busy entering all the info from the photos that are being uploaded. I have taken lots of local pictures and this new tool is one that I'm very glad to see. I will transcribe as I can, but appreciate all the help anyone can give because I know I won't have time to get them all done (or it would have been finished long ago:)
Many of the photos that I am uploading were, however, taken before the size limit increased and could be a lot better quality. Do not hesitate to contact me for a better quality picture if you see one you would like retaken - I'll get to it just as soon as I can!
Jacob B. Beattie #144098214 Steph, If I go to the trouble of "keying" and sending to you a "biographical sketch" from, "Portrait and Biographical Record of Randolph, Jackson, Perry and Monroe Counties, Illinois" by the Biographical Publishing Company, published 1894, concerning Jacob B. Beattie, will you consider using the content to expand his FAGrave memorial? I realize the document is not a primary source and therefore, you may be hesitant to rely on it. Laura Duncan
Josephine R. Steinheimer Steph T. I just came across your photo of Josephine R. (Allcorn) Steinheimer's gs (Find A Grave Memorial# 139350800). Josephine was born in Kaskaskia and her mother was Elizabeth Garnett (Guthrie) Allcorn. I am a Guthrie family researcher and Josephine was my gr-grandfather's first cousin. I have all her family information, but what I would like, if you don't mind, is to use the photo of her gs in the Guthrie family genealogy which I am currently compiling. Thank you Martin J Lawlor
RE: John Boyle Sr, Hill Prairie Cemetery I am looking for a John Boyle. I am plowing through the unknown dates. I took the from the age at death. I have not found a stone nor do I have further information. I was just trying to help someone else looking for a John Boyle.
RE: Pix of Clyde and Myrtle S Thanks for the update on your efforts re the Caledonia search. With your methodology of "mowing", you should find Anderson and Elmiria, if they are marked. Have found Elmiria spelled several ways in source dox; don't be surprised if her inscription doesn't match my spelling. Here's a minor factoid I recently came across while doing research on another project: The name Caledonia is the word the Romans used to describe the lands north of Hadrian's Wall; ergo Scotland. Wondering if there were a significant number of Scottish immigrants who originally settled in Sparta? Hope to hear you found the Schellenger's cited above. or. possibly, another child that was born and died in between censuses.