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Diane Mills (#47964467)
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Bio Photo I have been enjoying Find-a-Grave a lot!

I work on the photos whenever I get a chance, and the family connections are always fascinating.

We are all one big American family, that's for sure.

The melting pot of America is the source of our strength, and I feel that I am enhancing the fabric of our heritage with every photo, link, and memorial.

If you need to contact me, please send a SAC or leave a public message. Thank you for your patience, in advance.

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RE: Osmer Brown
Thank You so much! Do you know if Minor (Minar) is buried there as well?
Added by bbrown1965 on Oct 29, 2014 4:48 PM
RE: Minor, Osmer Brown
Hi Diane,

That would be awesome. I'm in California so getting there is a major problem. Please let me know if you find them and can send over some pix.

Thank You
Bill Brown
Added by bbrown1965 on Oct 29, 2014 2:45 PM
Christina & Rebecca O
James Jennie Huff
Thank you for getting the headstone pictures.
Added by Christina & Rebecca O on Oct 28, 2014 2:00 PM
Margaret Rorick Beach
RE: Hamiltons at Medina
I can always look up a DAR patriot and a DAR member through the DAR member site. Part of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) web site is for members only. However, there is other valuable information on this site for everyone, member or not. Our Lucy Wolcott Barnum Chapter (Adrian, MI) has a web site too that lists the names of members' patriots. Everything is up to date on this chapter web site except for the Descriptions of Patriots page which I am working on right now.

As I recall right now (without actually checking the current procedure), there is an application plus fee that is connected with marking a "Real Daughter" grave or a DAR patriot's grave. The chapter marking the grave usually takes on the expense and this means the person has been verified by the national DAR and a descendant may contribute to the cost too. These are special markers and involve a dedication, etc.

When a family has a loved one who's passed, they secure a DAR emblem from the chapter in which the woman was a member. These are usually glued to a family member's stone or are attached to a stake and then stuck in the ground next to the stone. These are the ones you most often see in cemeteries.
Added by Margaret Rorick Beach on Oct 24, 2014 10:48 AM
Margaret Rorick Beach
RE: Hamiltons at Medina Village
Yes, most definitely. Our chapter has recognized these "Real Daughters" in the past. Unfortunately, we are not working at this right now. We really don't have any member or committee who wants to take it on. Well, that's my understanding anyway. That's not to say ... we wouldn't do it in the future. You might be able to read about "Real Daughters" on the NSDAR web site. I'm not sure. I'm going to print Susannah's memorial and bring it to the attention of our chapter regent. There's a house in Tecumseh on Chicago Blvd. that was owned at a Dr. Hamilton. It was on the home tour this year. I betcha it's the same Dr. Hamilton because at the tour we were told he was from Morenci area.
Added by Margaret Rorick Beach on Oct 23, 2014 10:23 AM
Margaret Rorick Beach
Daughters of the American Revolution
Diane, do you have interest in joining a chapter of the DAR? There's the Lucy Wolcott Barnum Chapter in Adrian. Please let me know if you might be interested. I am a member and it might be fun for you to attend a meeting.
Added by Margaret Rorick Beach on Oct 17, 2014 12:16 PM
Photo for Lucy Hotchkiss Roundy
Thanks for adding the photo!
Added by KR on Oct 12, 2014 5:21 PM
Alan Fox
RE: Grant Fellows dob

(Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society).
Also death record index (no image available)


Added by Alan Fox on Oct 09, 2014 2:57 PM
RE: Medina Village, Michigan
Dear Diane,
I am sorry I did not respond to your invitation to chat about the Village of Medina. At the time, I was totally mired down in researching the history of Medina Village. I have now completed a History of Medina Village Calendar that I would like to send you a copy of. In fact, I included you as a contributor based on your dedication and the great effort you have made at documenting the burials in Medina Village Cemetery.
I think you will find it very interesting and it will give you an even greater appreciation of the generations of people who have lived in Medina Village. I have also produced a 24"X36" foldable map of Medina from the pioneer period (1834) through the 1930's. The map shows where everyone lived and all the surrounding farms based upon on Annis Cooley Darr's manuscript from Feb 1955. There were 92 buildings in her inventory of Medina Village and I have included them on the map.

If you still have an interest in Deacon Japheth Palmer, I have found out quite alot of "first hand" info written by the descendants of Japheth and Anna Stillwell. Please contact me at, outside of the Find-a-grave website, and I will forward this information to you. I am still writing the history book itself and am looking for any photographs of anything related to the early Medina Village settlement.

Sincerely, Joyce Longo

Added by JLongo on Jul 07, 2014 10:33 AM
Roberts/North Dover
Thanks for the info and for taking and adding gravesite photos for Roberts family members at North Dover Cemetery.

Added by Treeclimber on Jun 02, 2014 6:11 PM
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