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Cathy Porter-Maynard (#47009361)
 member for 8 years, 10 months, 9 days
Dale Bryan
Powell family
Hello, Cathy.
One of my ancestors was Lurany Powell, sister of your Calvin Powell.
She apparently married her cousin, Stephen Powell.
Their daughter, Lucy Sheldon Powell, married Cary Burdick.
These were my g-g-g-grandparents.

I would appreciate your help in clarifying generations of the family after the "Silver Book".
You can reach me at:
conairedb AT aol DOT com

Dale Bryan

Added by Dale Bryan on Mar 25, 2017 3:13 PM

RE: TRESLER: I was very happy to connect Ira, to other family members.
Thank You! I'm trying to link all the children of Andrew Jackson (AJ) Tresler & Ida Lucy Batchelder. My distant connection is through the Batchelder family.

Added by Cathy on Feb 08, 2017 11:01 AM

RE: Thank-you, for your kind spirit & generous heart.
You are most welcome.

Added by PassingTime on Jan 03, 2017 2:11 PM

David McInturff
RE: In Memory of James E. McEntaffer (1950-2016).
Thank you for the transfer.

Added by David McInturff on Dec 26, 2016 11:34 AM

Patricia Litzinger
Daugherty legacy
Hello I am researching my fathers family. His name was patrick Daugherty and passed in 2013. I saw you had posted pics on my great-great-great-great grandmother Elizabeth Grauel Sayler 1811-1893.

Are we related?

Tricia Litzinger

Added by Patricia Litzinger on Oct 03, 2016 11:18 PM

Photo use
Hi. Been working a lot on my Dads family, but decided to spend the day cleaning up the Wilkins. May I use your headstone photos of the Wilkins. Also, thanks for adding the bio, makes my life so much easier. Margo

Added by MWH on Sep 10, 2016 4:21 PM

pam weiss
RE:frank and ruby maynard
I had neighbors named Frank and Ruby Maynard from Kanawha iowa---
Pam Sorenson Weiss

Added by pam weiss on Jul 31, 2016 8:35 AM

pam weiss
trying to find where Deb comes in this family DNA
Hello Cathy
will you please look me up
Pam Sorenson Weiss

Added by pam weiss on Jul 30, 2016 3:54 PM

Martha Carpenter
Fern A Wohlenhaus
I am wondering if you are contected to the Wohlenhaus family. If you are please contact me. I would like to verify that is Fern Wohlenhaus that taught in Bloomington Minnesota School in the 60's and 70's. If she is I have a picture I would love to submit of her last year teaching in 1971. She was was my 4th grade teacher.

Added by Martha Carpenter on Jun 30, 2016 9:02 PM

Susan McLaughlin
Hi, Cathy, it's me again,hoping this msg finds you well. I have a "knot" on my tree and think you might know about it. In Leslie McLaughlin's Our Book of Finley's and their Kinfolk Families, on page 311 there is mention of a Hannah Wierman who might or might not have been married to our Edward Gaffney. I cobbled her onto my line and lo and behold, if I have actually the right person, she is the mother-in-law of Dolly Madison.......who was previously married to a Todd, an atty from Philly. (I think).

Could you please go my tree and take a peek. Not sure how to contact you on so chose this venue.
Susan McLaughlin (sister of Leslie the author)

Added by Susan McLaughlin on Jun 26, 2016 1:22 PM

Deb S
Charles "Oscar" Wilkins
Is Charles your ancestor? If so I wonder if you have any additional information on the family. My great grandfather was an adopted child of Thomas and Cynthia Welbourn of Anita Iowa. Alva died young and under tragic circumstances. There is a newspaper article that states he was the son of Oscar Wilkens, and that he came to live with the Welbourn's at the age of three. I am trying to connect Alva with his biological parents as well.

Added by Deb S on May 20, 2016 7:17 AM

Melanie Howe
Henry Travis Maynard
I was just reading your memorial page for Henry. My great-great grandfather was Henry's brother, Abraham, buried in Hampshire, IL. I was wondering if you have any info on their parents, Isaiah & Esther (Travis) Maynard. Another contributor sent me a link for an Esther Travis Maynard buried in Orth Cemetery, Boone County, IL. I was unaware that either of the parents came to Il. but I guess this is possible as I read that Henry lived in Belvidere for a time. Any info would be appreciated.
Thanks, Melanie Howe

Added by Melanie Howe on May 14, 2016 5:12 PM

John Hornick
Pictures of your g-g-parents head stones
Yes you may use the pictures.

Added by John Hornick on May 05, 2016 4:12 PM

George Harger
RE: I greatly appreciate your help!
I also added the description to the Cemetery page itself. It was based on some of the notes you have on his memorial. If you want more added, let me know.

Added by George Harger on Apr 29, 2016 9:35 AM

George Harger
Edward Porter
Duplicate memorial in "Crutchfield Cemetery" has been eliminated. Duplicate photos have occurred from the merger so might need removing.

Added by George Harger on Apr 28, 2016 10:51 AM

Effie Voorus in Ferncliff Cemetery
I recently filled a photo request for Effie and saw that her sister's (Keziah)memorial mentioned another sister in Springfield, Ohio. It stated that she was married to a D. L. Adelsperger. I did find several Adelspergers in the cemetery and went ahead and photographed them as well.

I don't know if they are connected to your individuals or if you are interested in this information. They are located in the Ferncliff cemetery in Springfield:

Sec P lot 115
Dow Adelsperger d1923
Neal Adelsperger d1918
Theresa Adelsperger d1940


Added by Christina on Apr 15, 2016 1:38 PM

George Harger
Edward Porter
I have also asked for the duplicate memorial to be deleted. I hope it helps.

Added by George Harger on Apr 09, 2016 11:51 AM

Francie Lane
Dear Cathy,
I'd very much like to contact you re Isabel [Lane] Logue, who was the sister of my husband's ancestor Richard A. Lane (1796-1871) of Warren Co. / Mason Co., IL. Richard's son was Jake A. Lane - also buried at Big Grove Cemetery, and whose children moved to Edna, Cass Co., IL.
My e-mail is:
Francie Lane

Added by Francie Lane on Mar 30, 2016 11:01 AM

saga-lena nilsson
Picture of Eric and Inga plus link to your page

My name is Saga-Lena Nilsson from Sweden. I have Eric Norelius and Inga in my geneology tree, I wonder if I can use this beutiful picture of them in my tree? Can I use this link in my tree? (I have geneology in itīs not an open page)

Kind Regards
Saga-Lena Nilsson.

Added by saga-lena nilsson on Mar 27, 2016 4:05 AM

Tami Glock
RE: Request Permission to add Memorial Stone Photo, to my family tree.
You may use my picture for your genealogy.

Added by Tami Glock on Mar 14, 2016 5:27 PM

Wes T.
Sumner Maynard
Maynard transferred as requested.

If you need further, email is mobarbq at yahoo

Added by Wes T. on Feb 24, 2016 12:30 PM

Find A Grave Memorial# 148572623
Hi Cathy!

I think this particular grave doesn't belong to Sophia Daily Maynard, but to her son Sumner Maynard.

If you'll look at the reference "Our People And Where They Rest," James W. Tyner, Maxine Tyner and Alice Tyner Timmons, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK. 1969-1985 Volume 6, p. 26, under "Eucha White Cemetery." (Can be viewed at, you'll see that there is a S. Maynard grave #22 (1852-1935) right next to Mary E Maynard which is grave #23. Sumner Maynard was born in 1852 and married Mary Ellen Cavener.

I'm not sure when Sophia Daily Maynard died or where she is buried, but I do know that she was living with her daughter May and son-in-law W.F. Childers in 1910 (per the 1910 census) in Buffalo, McDonald Co, MO.

Would/could you update Memorial 148572623 to reflect it is for Sumner Maynard instead of Sophia.

Thank you!

Added by Anonymous on Feb 23, 2016 4:41 PM

Charmaine Frandsen
RE: Murland Searight & his wife, Virginia (Ginny).
Cathy, Thank you very much for responding and to help me find more information.
For one I am doing research for my father's adopted parents and family but I am also interested in trying to find some information of my father's biological parents. But since he had parents who loved him and wanted him I call them his parents.

My father - Paul William Mehl born in New York Sept 4, 1931 (does Sept 4, 1989. His parents who adopted him were:

Father: William John Mehl 1896-1937
Mother: Florence Elizabeth Tully 1899-1959
Son (adopted): William John Mehl, Jr 1924-1942
Daughter: Virginia (Gunny) Mehl 1926-2015
Son (my father): Paul William Mehl 1931-1989

I know that Virginia married Murland Searight but found in his obituary that he preceded in death by his wife Virginia.

More than 30 years ago I was told that my father's real name was Robert Burns Rahill. His biological mother's name was Marguerite Rahill from Ireland and Thomas Riley from Ireland.

I appreciate any information.

Added by Charmaine Frandsen on Feb 15, 2016 9:55 PM

Susan McLaughlin
RE: Your Grandmother:
Cathy, your gracious message means so much to me. I want also thank you for acknowledging my sister's book as a resource. She worked so very hard and for so very long to produce it. You are a serious researcher and your acknowledgement has meaning. Keep your insightful interest as the world needs sound historians......those who keep the stories, and keep them well.

Sue McLaughlin

Added by Susan McLaughlin on Feb 12, 2016 7:47 PM

Susan McLaughlin
Sarah Matilda Watson 1856-1892
Dear Cathy, I have corrected the information (birthplace) and provided a bio which I would love for you to "grab" and hold. She is my Great Grandmother, mother of Marcus Price Ellis who married Myrtle Finley.....of the Kansas branch of Finleys. My sister, Leslie McLaughlin, is the author of Our Book of Finleys and their Kinfolk Families. It would be so great if you could pick up the renewed information on Sarah, as little was known until recently about her and her origins. I know you will hold it well, being an avid researcher. Thank you for the homage on her profile. It means a lot to me. Susan

Added by Susan McLaughlin on Jan 19, 2016 8:43 AM


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