|Stacey Shaw Flores (#47914361)|
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I decided to join the site for a combination of reasons. Geneology has become an obsession and I'm already an Ancestry.com nut so this is just an extension. |
Please don't hesitate to send corrections, info or to even ask for a transfer. My goal on this site is to help other people with their ancestry and unite the memorials I've created with their families regardless of relation link. My transfer policy is very liberal and I transfer outside of the 4 generation guideline.
The Surnames I'm connected to so far are Shaw, Spafford, Briggs, Pennington, Maser or Masear, Pritchard, Hardy, Shoemaker and Kerwin. My cousin, Tom Lamping who is also a contributor, has extensively researched the Briggs line and created a great book. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you may have info about my family tree. Even the smallest bit of info could solve a mystery and close a door....which then, as we all know, usually opens up 3 more LOL.
My third great grandparents, James Shaw and Eleanor Hardy, were amid the early settlers in Joliet, Illinois. They came from New York and resided in the Bremen, Cook County area for about one year before moving to Joliet. My Grandma Eleanor died in March 1852, shortly after they arrived in town. Grandpa James had 14 or 15 children; 11 with my Grandmother. They were married about 18 years at the time of her death. Her burial is unknown and the names of her parents are unknown. James rests in Oakwood Cemetery in Joliet, with two of his sons, Nicholas and Firman. James father's name is Joseph per the 1860 census; burial unknown. Mother is unknown.
From census records, James had a son, James Jr. born abt 1829, whose birth pre-dates his marriage to my grandmother in 1834. My assumption is that he was married to James' mother, whose name is unknown, and that she probably died in child birth or of sickness. By 1860, he no longer resides with his father and I've lost track of him. After my grandmother's death in March of 1852, my grandfather married Alice Williams whose background is a complete mystery except that she was born in Ohio. Per the 1860 census, they had two children - Firman and Alice. Records on Ancestry from her family indicate there was another James born in 1861 but I have not yet confirmed nor does he appear in the household in 1870 with the other two children. Additionally, wife Alice does not appear in the household either. What happened to her and her final resting place are unknown. I lose track of daughter Alice after 1870 and Firman died in December of 1872 about 6 weeks before James.
My grandfather was an intelligent man and expert Brickmaker who furnished the bricks that were used in the construction of the Forts of Quebec. Sometime in the mid 1850's, James started a successful brick company on the Eastside of Joliet. His sons, Silas and Josiah (or J.E. as he seemed to go by) had also learned the trade and operated the business after his death in January, 1873.
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Thank you very much for the headstone picture. You are so kind.
Added by Kay on Jun 06, 2013 8:22 AM
|Malinda ||RE: Longnecker's|
Stac, It is so interesting you commented on the Obits. While I was writing you, I was in the process writing Jack at the Joliet newspaper. He was so nice. I have been looking for my gg grandmother who died in Joliet. I thought the Obit might have her cemetery list. But it didn't. So I will need to order her death certificate. How long have you lived in Joliet? I have family who lived in Streator then moved to Joliet in the 1920's. I have been searching for this Longnecker family for a while and have not found a living relative yet. I was hoping for one who still lived in your town.
Have a great weekend, its Friday. Malinda
Added by Malinda on May 31, 2013 3:51 PM
|Malinda ||RE: Lloyd Longnecker|
Stac, Thanks again. Its was nice to hear from you. This is a special side of my family. A family we never new, my great grandmother divorce my great grandfather in 1915 and my g grandfather was never seen again. So I am tracking down links of this family in hopes of finding out who my g grandfather was. The Longneckers are part of the link. I have even tried to contact living Longneckers to see if someone can tell me about this side of my family. Once I track someone down, I would like to add pictures to the fallen solders. I am truly grateful for your help and thank you for the offer of helping. I believe this ancestry project is a community project so thanks again for the support.
Added by Malinda on May 30, 2013 7:46 AM
|Malinda ||RE: Lloyd Longnecker|
Stacey, do you know Paula Nelson? She is in charge of of Lloyd's brother Robert. He is in the same cemetery as Lloyd. The two boys died 3 months apart. So sad. I was wondering if I can get the whole family connected. Malinda
Added by Malinda on May 28, 2013 8:08 PM
|Malinda ||RE: Lloyd Longnecker|
Thank you Stacey, I would never have seen his headstone if you were not volunteering for find a grave. I live in CA. Thanks again. M
Added by Malinda on May 28, 2013 8:06 PM
|Malinda ||Lloyd Longnecker|
Can you attach Lloyd with his parents Ada Aker Longnecker # 100358906 and his father Albert Longnecker. Thank you so much, Malinda
Added by Malinda on May 28, 2013 6:18 PM
|dms98||Bessie Muir headstone|
Thank you so, so much for the picture of Bessie Muir's headstone!! The family didn't know for sure where her headstone was or if was even in this cemetery. This is my great grandma & grandpa. My great grandpa Edward Lyle, her husband actually passed in 1990. The family isn't sure actually where he is at. He was cremated and his ashes left with the person at the front desk at a cemetery....but they don't remember where for sure. :) thanks again!!
Added by dms98 on May 28, 2013 5:13 AM
|Teresa D||Harold E Ruland|
I have linked him to his wife and added further birth and death information. Thanks for your help. I appreciate your time in adding his memorial.
Added by Teresa D on May 22, 2013 2:11 PM
|M.B. for V.J.||Margaret Davfenport Waller|
Thank you so much for the picture of her headstone
|Debbie B||Mabel Hazen|
Stacey, thanks for going the extra distance to get the photo for Mrs. Hazen. I appreciate your taking the time, and your tenacity!
Added by Debbie B on Apr 27, 2013 4:08 PM
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