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JSS (#47510531)
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Researching the Skiles family in Pennsylvania and Ohio. I have traced my Skiles ancestors accurately back to Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. John G. Skiles was born in Carlisle between 1824 and 1826. He married a Sarah Jane Martin in PA about the year 1847. Their oldest child was a daughter named Mary. They had 6 other children, William Woodburn, George M, John C (my family line), Jenny, Valletta, and Burgetta. The family moved from Stoughstown, PA to Shelby, OH in about 1854.
William W and George M earned a bit of fame as attorneys in Shelby. William W was even elected to a seat in the US Congress in 1900.

I have expended alot of internet energy trying to determine the parents of John G Skiles and Sarah Jane Martin. It has proved most difficult.

If a grave transfer is requested, I ask that cemetery records not be "overwritten" by family data collections. We all come here to findagrave for the cemetery records. I ask that addition of family info be clearly delinetated as non-cemetery info.
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Steve Guthrie
Mary Hackett
You are absolutely correct - - Amon Chew's other wife was Mary Hackett. I have that in numerous documents and notes over the years - - could not understand what I was thinking when I wrote that !


Thanks for the catch !


Added by Steve Guthrie on Sep 18, 2013 8:44 AM
Jill and Ron
RE: Photo Requests
Shelby Cemetery,

we looked in the cemetery book to find the locations, before going to the cemetery to look for the markers. We also noted and found the people that were buried around the markers we were looking for, at the cemetery, after locating those names, we looked for the markers but there were only empty spaces.

The note in the book for Abraham stated that he had been moved from London cemetery, but there were no markers.

I am sorry.

Added by Jill and Ron on Aug 16, 2013 8:14 AM
Karen Hayes
RE: Susan Martin Roberts
I have made the changes you requested. Are you related to the Roberts? Obediah was the youngest brother of my GGG Granfather John Roberts. I was fortunate to travel to Ohio several years ago and to visit this cemetery to track down these ancestors. I would like to travel back and spend a little more time.

I would love to exchange information.

Karen Hayes
Fresno, CA
Added by Karen Hayes on Feb 20, 2012 10:59 PM
bob skyles
RE: Memorials with no data
I only did this hoping someone would contact me with the missing information, fig has no "cemetery unknown" option. I deleted them all. I have skyles info back to 1600's but little burial info before 1800's, sorry I did not mean to offend anyone.
Added by bob skyles on Jan 10, 2012 1:53 AM
RE: Thanks
I can't imagine them taking the gravestones away and not replacing them. But the guy in the office gave me a map and showed me on the map where about 3 people were that I was looking for and I told him that I had already looked around the moseleum and that (tall gravestone) and he asured me that it should be around there with the others.
Added by SavingRecordsForOurFuture on Jun 02, 2011 6:40 PM

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