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At an early age I was inspired by my grandmother to learn more about my ancestors. Over fity years of research experience have been very rewarding as the author of six family record publications in eight library holdings(Ref. Worldcat Ident.)
A portion of families researched were Sickels, Spade,Silbernagel,Smith,Gross,Caywood,Teeters,
Enbody and McElhenie. Copies of these family genealogical records have been shared with families and other researchers, also donated to libraries across the country.
Being the Smith- Teeters Family Historian, family members have been contributed to Find A Grave for family and researchers present and future.(Added under an anonymous name).
The Smith- Teeters and related family memorials are being harassed and vandalized by a Find A Grave member who has "taken" several names from our first Smith family record book, added them to Find A Grave and calls them "her" family, this person is not a Smith relative or descendant.
It is not easy to keep the Smith- Teeters record books correct when there is a vicious, mentally sick person trying to climb the Smith Family Tree.


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Thomas Hamlin
RE: #25437976
Dear Ms. Smith,

No, I do not have burial information. What I have done for you is create a public tree entitled Tinglers of Ohio_2016_10_05. If you are a member of Ancestry do a tree search. Henry Tingler was my 2nd great grandfather.

Good luck in your efforts

Thomas and Susan Hamlin
Added by Thomas Hamlin on Oct 05, 2016 3:41 PM
Brenda Runyon
Mary Campbell
Thank you for the information regarding Mary Campbell.
Added by Brenda Runyon on Aug 03, 2016 7:57 PM
Michelle Garrity
RE: 1651884
I think we could be distant cousins. Levi Vanfossen who married Laura Trucks. They are my 5th Great Uncle and Great Aunt. Levi's father, Nathan Vanfossen would be my 5th Great Grandfather. And Levi's brother, Jesse, is my 4th Great Grandfather. Jesse is a little bit shady. Jesse got Rachel Ogle pregnant, but didn't want to marry her. He skipped out to Ohio and married Elizabeth Orewiler. And later on, he skipped out on her as well. Most of my Van Fossen's are a little shady. LOL
Added by Michelle Garrity on Jul 15, 2016 3:40 PM
carole taylor puntenney
RE: # 131590760
Oh, I just remembered, I have a quilt Mom has a note on it, "made by Gay's Mom" I was wondering if you would like to keep it in the family or I was going to take it to the Quilt Museum in golden, Co. and ask if they wanted it. I believe it has to be 100 years old. Please let me know.
Added by carole taylor puntenney on Jun 15, 2016 5:48 AM
carole taylor puntenney
RE: # 131590760
no they did not have any children. Gay always told me about her nieces and nephews. And I am so bad with names, but one of the girls made the most beautiful sweatshirts for her. So glad I could find the photo and find her memorial. Mom and I were with her at the end. And now they are neighbors in the same cemetery.. Glad to hear from you. Carole
Added by carole taylor puntenney on Jun 15, 2016 5:44 AM
Dr. J
Do you happen to know the # of the parents' memorials?
Added by Dr. J on Jun 06, 2016 7:50 PM
Hi Doris, I put the information for James Erwin Smith's wife on his profile, as you asked. His wife, Grayce, is buried with him in Rose Hill Cemetery. I do not manage her profile, but her death place is different than yours. You may want to send that manager documentation to have it changed.

If you are related or know James, I will happily transfer management to you. Just put in a request through the edit link.

Thanks for the update.

Added by Observer4wing on Apr 29, 2016 3:54 AM
Patricia Hampton
Lavancha Hubbell
I added Wilford's obituary to Lavancha's memorial as I could not access his memorial. I am the editor of hers but not his. Thank you so much for the obit. Pat
Added by Patricia Hampton on Apr 26, 2016 11:09 AM
Sandi Litzenberg
Hi Doris.. Elias' wife and son are buried at Malcolm cemetery which wasn't established until 1864 and beings that Elias died in 1846 he was most likely buried on his own farm or perhaps on the farm of Everett Peck where several of the folks from that area were buried prior to the establishment of the Malcolm cemetery.. Everett Peck's farm was located on U.S. 20..
Several months back I tried locating the Peck farm thru an old census record but the landscape has changed so much over the past 170 yrs, I wasn't quite sure of the actual location of it.. I think the next step would be to locate a plot map from that time period (maybe from the William's county library) and see if the Everett Peck farm is listed and then go from there.
Another option might be the Roger's cemetery which was established in 1842 and has one Jacob H. Sickles, 11 mos old son of W & L who died in 1850 according to the record that I have for Roger's cemetery.. There are also several 'field stones' in that cemetery marking unknown graves and unfortunately I don't believe these 'stones' will ever be identified as they are basically just 'big rocks' placed to mark a burial.
I'm sorry I can't be of more help to you and realize your frustration in trying to locate your grandfather. But given the length of time that has passed since his death and the rural aspects of this area at the time, I think you should prepare yourself for the realization that his final resting place may never be known.. But you never know.. someday someone might just happen across another tiny family burial plot located deep in the woods on some privately owned property.. It has happened.. so don't give up hope and in the meantime, I'll add Elias to my growing list of 'unlocated' folks in this area.

Sandi L.
Added by Sandi Litzenberg on Apr 02, 2016 8:57 AM
D Smith
RE: #27474038 WM C. SMITH
No problem. Have a good one.
Added by D Smith on Dec 29, 2015 5:49 PM
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