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Deep River Roots (#48312166)
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Bio Photo Researching my family tree has been a hobby since 2000. The journey has led me back to the discovery of all my (32) 6th generation direct line ancestors, including all direct descendants that followed, as well as the vast majority of their siblings. The discovery of my family's 7th through 10th generation direct line ancestors are approximately 50% to 5% found.

Virtual cemeteries listed here are headed under eight categories, corresponding with the (a)father's last name and (b)mother's maiden last name of my four grandparents.

I try NOT to post NEW memorials of an ancestor with an unknown burial ground, or at the very least, I require a specific geographical area to post a new memorial, but only if it is of utmost certainty that an ancestor is interned there.

If I "manage" a memorial that I'm directly related to, I won't transfer said memorial. If a request is made to me to transfer a memorial that is of a sibling to a direct ancestor or another indirect ancestor of mine, I will only transfer that memorial if it's a direct ancestor to the person requesting the transfer.

If you see a picture(s) that interests you on one of my memorials, you have permission to use said picture(s,) as long as you DON'T USE said picture(s) in a "private" tree listed on Ancestry or on any other site that is not FREELY AND EASILY AVAILABLE TO ALL. ACCURATE genealogy information is meant for SHARING, not for censoring, unless that information is in regards to a living person or is of a sensitive nature.

If you see any information on a memorial I maintain that is inaccurate, please let me know and I will research if need be and edit accordingly.

My father's and mother's ancestors ended their emigration journey in three counties of the "Old Northwest Territory". Those counties being located in the vicinity of the Mississippi River in Illinois (Carroll & Stephenson) and Iowa (Jackson). In America, my mother's lines originated from New England and Pennsylvania. The majority of my father's American lines originally settled in the Mid-Atlantic and Southern regions of the country.

The last known families of my lines coming to America, was in 1851, from Dullingham, Cambridgeshire County, England. Those kin folk being from the paternal side of my mother's father, Grandpa Claude Briggs, which in addition to the Briggs line, also included Oake, Riches and Jennings ancestors emigrating at the same time, from the same area in Cambridgeshire. Grandpa Briggs mother was almost entirely German with her lines associated with the surnames of Albright (Albrecht), Ackerman(n), Salisbury (Salzberger) and the English, Smith. After their arrivals to America, they settled in the hills and valleys of south central Pennsylvania. After the conclusion of the Civil War, veteran John Albright as well as John Ackerman and family find a new home in Mount Carroll, Illinois.

The most recent of my mother's maternal ancestral branches are associated with the surnames of Bolton, Sleight, Snyder, Van Etten, Fulrath, Ervin, Harr and Kline. These lines settled in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania as well as the Catskill Mountain and Hudson River Valley regions of New York, during the mid to late 1700s. In addition, Thomas Ford and family of Grandma (Bolton) Briggs' Scovill/Marsh branch, arrived at Plymouth Colony from Plymouth, England, in 1630 aboard the Mary & John. This makes them the oldest known of our family tree to have settled in the lands of the New World, some thirteen generations ago along with other related branches that followed in the early to mid 1630s. In 1838, Grandma (Bolton) Briggs', Scovill ancestors from New York, were the earliest in my tree to remove to the prairies of northwestern Illinois. The Scovills were then followed by Devilia Bolton's family from New York, in 1850, and then John Fulrath's family from Pennsylvania, in 1857.

Regarding my father's father's line, Anthony Haden settled in Virginia, during the early 1700s. As researcher Kay Haden has documented, "the first record in 1742 shows he was then of King William County and buying land in Goochland County, Virginia." Note: Kay Haden has an excellent site with extremely well researched biographies, entitled "Leaves of the Tree" that I simply can't give justice to here. Eventually, descendants of Anthony crossed the Cumberland Gap of the Appalachians and removed to the wilds of Kentucky during the 1790s and early 1800s, along with other families of Old Virginia & Carolina, mainly that of the Harris family, that remained connected to the Haden line in Kentucky. Curtis and DeArmonde were the surnames of Louisiana ancestors that eventually tied into the Haden line in Kentucky. After the conclusion of the Civil War, my Hadens made their way to Central Illinois and married into the Sharbine/Lape lines of Southeastern Pennsylvania, where forth ward, Rodney Earl Hayden Sr. moves with his wife and my father to Savanna, Illinois.

On my father's mother's side, Grandma (Poffenberger) Hayden's ancestors were all originally from Frederick and Washington County, Maryland, and of Germanic and Irish heritage. My grandmother's first Poffenberger ancestor to America, being Johann George Pfaffenbarger, arrived at the Port of Philadelphia from Rotterdam via Dublin, Ireland aboard "The Pink Mary" on September 29, 1733, with wife and children in tow. In 1839, descendants Samuel Poffenberger's family and his Schamel relatives were those of this line to have removed from Maryland to northwestern Illinois. As well, Henry Blessing's clan followed from Maryland, to Carroll County, in 1869, after John Henry's service in the Mexican-American and Civil Wars.

I have an interest in the following lines of surnames:
going to, from

Ackerman: Illinois, Pennsylvania, Germany
Albright (Albrecht): Iowa, Pennsylvania, Germany
Blessing: Illinois, Maryland, Ireland
Bolton: Illinois, New York
Briggs: Iowa, England
Curtis: Illinois, Louisiana-Kentucky, Ireland
Dearmond (DeArmonde): Illinois, Louisiana-Kentucky, Ireland
Ervin: Illinois, Pennsylvania, Germany
Fulrath (Vollrath): Illinois, Pennsylvania, Germany
Hall: Missouri, Illinois, New York, England
Harris: Kentucky, Virginia/Carolinas, Scotland
Harr: Illinois, Pennsylvania, Germany
Ha(y)den: Illinois, Kentucky, Virginia/Carolinas, England
Jennings: Iowa, England
Johns: Pennsylvania, England
Kline: Pennsylvania, Germany
Lape: Illinois, Pennsylvania, Germany
Oake: Iowa, England
Poffenberger: Illinois, Maryland, Germany
Riches: Iowa, England
Salisbury (Salzberger): Pennsylvania, Germany
Schamel: Illinois, Maryland, Germany
Scovill(e): Illinois, New York, France
Schrock: Pennsylvania, Germany
Sherbine: Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ireland
Sleight (Schlecht): Illinois, New York, Holland
Smith: Illinois, Pennsylvania, England
Snyder (Schneider): Illinois, New York, Germany
Van Etten: New York, Holland
Weddle: Illinois, Maryland, Germany
Wissinger: Maryland, Germany
Zeigler: Maryland, Germany
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Jim Ottmer
Sabra Camp
Additions made to memorial. Thank you!
Added by Jim Ottmer on Oct 03, 2014 2:30 PM
RE: Ada Anderson 86590561
I am not sure how the Tombstone information is generated. The cemetery records have "Born:
1/17/1868" I can only guess that there was a mistake on the tombstone and no one caught it.
I am not the originator of the memorial so you will have to request transfer from "Graves".
Added by Neil on Sep 16, 2014 7:01 AM
Re: ACKERMAN 128601250
Cedar Grove Cemetery records show "John P.", "Justina S.", "M.Barbara", and "Peter" Ackerman as being reinterred there, "Moved from 2nd Lutheran Cemetery" in 1902. No birth or death dates are recorded. They are in Plot E-265.
Justina's death date is listed as Sep 20, 1842, aged 16y,5m,24d

Also interred there are Christina, George Sr., George Jr., Jacob, and Salome G. in Plot D-223. Geo Sr., Geo Jr., and Jacob were "Moved from German Cemetery on Market St."
Christina death date Mar 9, 1900, "83 yrs, 4 mo, 26 dys"
Salome's record indicates death May 6, 1930, aged 78y 21d

If time permits, I'll try to get photos, though the reburials here often did not include the original stone, just names on a "group" stone.
Added by Flash60601 on Apr 27, 2014 6:18 PM
Dan Ryan
RE: William Haden
Now for William H. Hayden (DOD 2/9/1929)

He is buried in Washington Heights, Lot 4521, Tier 2, Grave 39.

When going out to Washington Heights, when you get to the end of the road, turn right. Go down about 30 graves on your left. Stop, you will see close to the

road the names Turner, Petty, McMillan and Bryants. Go in 14 rows and you should find William Hayden, he's in the second to last row

This was the e-mail I received from Springdale. Their e-mail address is:
You might want to send them an email & have them verify that there is no marker there. There was some small patches of snow here & there but I walked to the spot where he should have been. I think the small part of a marker in the photo (right) was last name "Miles"
If I can help in any way or if you have any questions pls. don't hesitate.
Added by Dan Ryan on Jan 27, 2014 11:19 PM

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