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Mel Slane (#47114238)
 member for 8 years, 6 months, 26 days
You are the best! Thanks!

Added by Debra on Aug 13, 2015 5:21 PM

Waunita M Herron
Amos Reed marriage!
Thank you for looking even if you did not get the results I had hoped for. The actual license was gotten earlier than the marriage took place. The wedding guests arrived at Joel Sanfords home and also the bride, but no groom showed up. Finally all went home. No way to get a message to his bride that his mother Currance Sanford Reed was critically ill and the Dr. said for him to leave might bring on her death. She revived and live about 20 more years.

Added by Waunita M Herron on Oct 13, 2014 2:42 PM

Waunita M Herron
Simon Reed # 44543044
Thank you so much for the transfer of my GG Grandfather Simon.

As for marriage records, my G Grandfather Amos Reed and Elizabeth Marie Fargusson were married at the home of his Uncle, Rev.Joel Sanford, on Oct. 25th, 1855 in Peoria Co. Illinois. Is there any record of this available?

See Find A Grave # 94090797 Elizabeth Marie Fargusson Reed

Added by Waunita M Herron on Oct 13, 2014 12:15 PM

Kim Hanks
Judge Andrew Hunt
Hi Mel,
I wondered if you would consider writing a piece on the Judge for the Prairie Roots Peoria County Genealogical Society.

I came upon the Judge when I realized he was one of the first owners of my property in West Peoria and then also noticed he owned my grandparents property in Kickapoo.

Thanks for considering this. I am fascinated by him.


Added by Kim Hanks on Apr 30, 2014 8:50 PM

Donna Bergman
Lucretia Bachelor Gillham Slane
I have a picture of Lucretia but am looking for pictures of the rest of her family. Willing to share.

Added by Donna Bergman on Oct 28, 2012 7:57 PM

Ancestry Sisters
I'm searching for the McCabe family and noticed you have Patrick H McCabe listed. I cannot find an obit or any documentation, however, of his d.o.d. Can you confirm this? Also, what I really need to know is if Patrick H McCabe is the brother of Elizabeth McCabe, who married Alexander McDonnell.
Any assistance you can give me is greatly appreciated!
Elizabeth Knight

Added by Ancestry Sisters on Jul 16, 2012 1:13 PM

Melissa OBrian
Richard Longalnd inquiry
Well, Mel

If you know Peoria county, you just might want to take this & run with it!

That's okay with me. Please keep me posted.

Thanks, Melissa

Added by Melissa OBrian on Jul 02, 2012 6:59 PM

One Foot......
Are corrections for One Foot in the Grave being taken care of? I know I don't get anything in my email concerning them and was just wondering if anybody else does. I know John used to do them.


Added by Jeanette on Nov 28, 2011 6:41 PM

Dave Wetzler
Follow up on Jacob Best

I have found Jacob and Elizabeth Best in the 1850 US Census for Illinois which lists his and Elizabeth's birthplaces as Darmstadt.

I'd be happy to send the image to you.


Added by Dave Wetzler on Oct 06, 2011 6:04 PM

Sallie Conlin
I added.

Added by Sallie Conlin on May 22, 2011 6:04 PM

Baxter B. Fite III
Christopher Hartman, Co. D, 86th Illinois
Dear Mel, I've been doing a little work on Christopher Hartman's Find A Grave site. Check it out and tell me what you think. Thanks, Baxter

Added by Baxter B. Fite III on Apr 24, 2011 5:25 PM

Alva Van Houten
John Elson
Hi Mel,
Thanks for the correction on my John Elson memorial. It sure looked like 1852 with that moss on the year, but census and the cemetery book were 1832. Now I wonder if he was a Civil War soldier???

Added by Alva Van Houten on Mar 05, 2011 10:47 AM

Baxter B. Fite III
RE: John Zimri Slane
Mel, You did great!!! I knew Mary and Josephine real well and met Susan a few times. I still can't believe that Mary's gone. I was out at Princeville a couple weeks ago at the Heritage Days at the Museum and went by Mary and Josephine's home. I don't believe Josephine is there any more is she? John Zimri Slane lived well into the 1900's and the grandchildren remembered him and some of the stories he told. I remember the first time I was in Mary and Josephine's home listening to the same stories that they had heard. I was getting this just second hand, as close as you can get these days. Check John's bio in a few days and let me know if there is anything that you want me to add that I don't add. I would do anything for Mary, Josephine, Susan and John. Thanks for trusting me with John's Find A Grave site. I consider it a great honor. Check out my virtual cemetery for Co. K and some of the biographies that I am working on. Take care and let's get together in the Princeville Cemetery sometime. Baxter

Added by Baxter B. Fite III on Aug 10, 2010 2:30 PM

Roberta Everett
Roy Brubaker
Thank you for the message. I wanted to let you know that I have the obituary for Roy as printed in the "Peoria Journal Star" on Sunday, October 26, 1980. Nettie Cooper was mentioned as his 1st wife in his obituary. Had already found him in the SSDI but got his obituary to make sure I had the right man. Roberta

Added by Roberta Everett on Jun 04, 2010 10:42 PM

Memories From The Mist
RE: Illinois Ancestors
Hi Mel,

Thank you for asking!

I apologize for the inconvenience...we moved to a dedicated server and it took us longer than expected.

The site came up last night..

thank you for your patience,

Added by Memories From The Mist on Jun 04, 2010 5:57 AM

Gary Schulte
RE: Slane Family

That is exactly who I am looking for. I thought I had some good information, but then her mother's birthdate didn't make any sense.

I appreciate any information you have. I have also heard from my family she might have had some Indian ancestors and from others she was Cajun/Creole. I haven't been able to confirm either.

My e-mail address is

Added by Gary Schulte on Nov 15, 2009 3:15 PM

Gary Schulte
Slane Family
I am related to Daniel Fletcher Slane and Mahala Lafollette.

Do you have any information on Mahala Lafollette? I show she died in 1892 in Rosefield Township, Peoria County, Illinois.

I would be willing to share any information I have.

Added by Gary Schulte on Nov 15, 2009 2:02 PM

Kevin Avery
Hannah Rowcliff
I don't have alot of information..... most of what I have came from John himself. I'd be willing to look a little.... not sure what I will find as I am more of a New England specialist. I'll see what I can come up with...its a very rainy and cold day. Kevin

Added by Kevin Avery on Oct 15, 2009 11:56 AM


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