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William (#46827275)
 member for 11 years, 4 months, 2 days
Jackie R.
RE: Eli and Enos Davis
Hi William, I can't share attachments etc. this way, is there another contact email for you so I can send you proofs? I'm doing in depth research on the whole family since I'm descended from William Marshall through two daughters, Hannah Davis, wife of Enos, and Massey Hutton, wife of John Hutton. Daughter Mary F. Davis married James Reeder and their son Enos Gurley Reeder was my 2nd gr grandfather. He married Jane Hutton granddau. of Massey and John Hutton. Only proof of Eli being a son of Hannah Davis is in Quaker records when she moves to join Quaker monthly meeting at Salem, Ohio, and those younger children moved with her in 1813, after Enos Davis death. She and Enos weren't in the Quaker records otherwise since she was disowned for marrying him outside the church in SC, 1894. So I'm looking at records for Wm. Marshall to help with a timeline. Enos Davis is in militia 1787 when Wm. is in Chester, PA, and seems to have followed the family to S.C. and again to Ohio. They're all (Davis, Marshall, Hutton) in the 1800 census of Union County, SC. In Dec. 1803, Mary Marshall gets a certificate to move to Westland M.M. which is in PA just east of the Ohio River from Ohio. They're there until the 3 families, Davis, Marshall and Hutton, bought land from Atwater and moved to Atwater Twp., Portage Co., OH settling close to each other in 1806-7. It was shortly after Enos bought some additional land farther north at a major intersection of trails/roads that he died. Cause unknown. What is interesting is that some of the Quakers were active in the underground railroad and in particular Massey Hutton and her grandson Arvine Quier. Look at his Find-a-grave memorial in Iowa and read the magazine article which can be accessed online. Hope this helps. Thanks for posting what you did on Find-a-grave about Eli. Wish there were more records about Enos Davis. I've searched a lot of places for him, but can't find a record linking him to his parents.

Added by Jackie R. on Feb 01, 2017 6:31 AM

Jackie R.
Eli and Enos Davis
Hi William,
Glad to find the memorial for Eli. He was probably born in Union County,SC, since parents moved to Atwater Twp., Portage County, OH, in 1807. You have the wrong Enos Davis as his father. Our Enos was probably born in S.C. since that's where he and Hannah met and married. There were quite a few Davis families there, but no record of whose son he was. He died suddenly in 1813 since that's the year before he disappears from the tax list in Atwater Twp. Hannah remarried and this is her memorial Find A Grave #161108059. Best, Jackie Ruttinger

Added by Jackie R. on Jan 23, 2017 5:13 AM

Nancy Hagood
Agee family in Oregon
William, I just discovered that the Douglas County Museum in Roseburg Oregon has a great online search on pictures. there is a great one of the whole John Agee a professional need to see it!
Nancy Hagood, Corvallis, OR

Added by Nancy Hagood on Nov 12, 2016 10:29 AM

PMS Sillix
Willard Pershing Graber
In 1939 there were only 55 enlisted pilots in the then-U.S. Army Air Corps (USAAC).

On 3 June 1941, Public Law 99 was enacted, allowing enlisted men to apply to flight training. Candidates had to be between the ages of 18 and 22, have a high school diploma with at least 1.5 credit hours worth of math, and have graduated in the top half of their class. In November 1941, this was reduced to being at least 18 years old and possessing a high school diploma. After demand lifted in mid-1944, the requirements went back to college-educated or college graduate candidates.

Added by PMS Sillix on Sep 11, 2016 10:04 AM

RE: Raymond Elbert Hayes
Hi, William -- I'm actually connected through his first wife. She's the one I'm related to, albeit a bit distantly. Cheers!

Added by KHaining on Apr 18, 2016 11:05 AM

R Dean Carter
RE: Transfer of Memorials
Thank you so much. I really appreciate that you transferred these memorials to my care. When I get a chance in the next couple of days I plan on working on their bios. I have a Fosdick family bible that goes back to the 1860's.

Thank you again.
Dean Carter

Added by R Dean Carter on Mar 14, 2016 7:41 PM

R Dean Carter
Transfer of Memorials
My name is Dean Carter. Aaron Carrington Fosdick memorial #23119994 and Olive Dolly Moon Fosdick memorial #23120225 were my 3x great grandparents. My 2x great grandfather was Joel Daniel Fosdick, my great grandfather was Albert Rakestraw Fosdick and my grandmother was Ruth Celestia Fosdick. My mom is Verlie Henline Carter. Over the last decade I have traced our family history back several 100 years. Traveling to dozens of cemeteries, court houses, historical society's, etc. I would greatly appreciate it if you would turn over the care of these memorials to my care.

Thank you,
R Dean Carter

Added by R Dean Carter on Mar 13, 2016 2:54 PM

Larry Edgar Bunch
Find A Grave Memorial# 13445060
Willard Pershing Graber died 11 July 1988, not 1989. If you could please be so kind as to update his memorial to correct this, that would be wonderful. It reads at the bottom of the memorial that he died in 1989. The California Death Index entry to confirm this is found at

Added by Larry Edgar Bunch on Dec 08, 2015 9:53 AM

Don Calhoun
Albert Sebok
Bill, Albert Sebok was featered on the Right side of the Find A Grave page under the "Now Honoring" section. Do you realize that the couple photo is a colorized B&W photo. It looks neat.
Keep on Gravin.........

Added by Don Calhoun on Jul 18, 2015 4:03 PM

RE: Joseph Morman Balla
The information for Joseph's memorial was taken entirely from a death notice published in a Cleveland paper. Because these notices which were originally on a card file at the Cleveland Public Library then mass scanned and loaded with no attempt to verify the accuracy of the scanning, there were numerous spelling errors, especially names. If you think you have better info, you probably do. Since he's no relation to me, would you like me to transfer his memorial to you?
Rich O'Keefe

Added by richokeefe on Aug 30, 2014 4:49 AM

RE: Reference Question
By the way, would you like me to transfer John Belan's memorial to you? No pressure, just an offer !

Added by ResearchRansom on Aug 17, 2014 11:49 AM

RE: Reference Question
Hi again :) I see you submitted a photo request for John Belan which was going to be my suggestion :) The person who claimed your request is a very speedy and helpful volunteer who often goes the "extra mile" by securing the precise plot location, taking more than one photograph and he manages to locate some amazing supporting documents such as obituaries, photograph and family records.

This is the link to the online Sexton records for Pioneer Cemetery:,264571302

I believe I've entered just about every record, save for those that were illegible or for which a memorial was already created. If you cannot access these records, I'd be happy to send you a clipping of the page for John Belan (I'll need an email address). Hope this is helpful:)

Added by ResearchRansom on Aug 17, 2014 11:49 AM

RE: Reference Question
Hi - In general, a Sexton is the person in charge of funeral/burial records for a particular cemetery, here's a link to a detailed explanation:

When I reference a Sexton record it means that I used the records (the specific entry), created by the cemetery Sexton (these records are sometimes transcribed, sometimes original handwritten entries). Many of these records are available online (primarily to and/or individual county/country sites) and I have found many cemetery offices (in the US) allow one to review records in person. If you have a question regarding a specific memorial, please let me know and I may be able to retrace my steps and locate the original copy to send you :)

Added by ResearchRansom on Aug 16, 2014 1:16 PM

RE: Reference Question
Hi - this means I used the Sexton entry for part or all of the memorial data.

Added by ResearchRansom on Aug 15, 2014 3:05 PM

Lindy Smith (Graber)
Graber family
Hello William, it has been years since we've last connected. I just wanted to say thank you for all the work you have done here. It has been interesting to learn about my family. I was wondering if you were going to add my dad here, Dennis Patrick Graber, Kermit's son?

Added by Lindy Smith (Graber) on Jan 18, 2014 11:41 PM

John Arsenault
Alonzo B. Carleton
Thank you for adding the links to Alonzo's parents. I also submitted additional corrections through the Edit tab. If you are not related to him, and are willing to transfer outside Find-a-Grave guidelines, I would be glad to take over management of his memorial.

Added by John Arsenault on Jan 10, 2014 4:49 PM

im confused!
im new to find a grave i stumbled on it by accident and now im hooked. i need help getting started i have created a profile and im supposed to wait for a email password to join the chat rooms and i havent received it yet.

Added by deejay74 on Jul 17, 2013 3:48 PM

phil sifers
Thanks for your good Work
Do to your work on Find a Grave I was able to add a considerable number of relatives to my Database


Added by phil sifers on Jan 26, 2013 1:07 AM
William , I am Henry and Evelyn Balla's granddaughter , Henrietta and Donald Barron's daughter . I've been in contact with you before and you have emailed me several interesting pieces of info . Would love to hear from you again and am interested in finding out more info on our family !

Added by on Sep 23, 2012 12:50 AM

Margie and Me
Hi William,

I can't remember if I have ever sent you a photo of your Grandmother Margie and me. I have a group picture with us standing next to each other in a crowd of Grabers. There is no room on Margie's record here, so I will try to send it to you by e-mail.
Hope you are doing well.

Best Wishes,

Added by Dolores on Aug 30, 2012 10:35 PM

Stephen Balla
I think we are related. The family Stephen Balla abandoned when his first wife came from Hungary to join him and move to California is my family. We never could figure out what happened to him until I read the info on Ester Balla's memorial. There were only rumors of him being deported or going to Canada. He apparently met up with his first wife and went to California. I would be interested in any more info you may have and would be glad to give you info on his "other" family. Thanks

Added by Michael on Aug 23, 2012 4:19 PM

sue seegmiller
McLaughlin ancestors
Would like to make contact with you. I believe my ancestor, John McLaughlin was a brother to Thomas McLaughlin. Would like to share information with you. My E-Mail address is: Hope to hear from you in the near future.

Sue Seegmiller-Illinois

Added by sue seegmiller on May 27, 2012 1:38 PM


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