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June Kennedy (#47215182)
 member for 7 years, 3 months, 15 days
Carrie Moore Stead
You posted a Professional Portrait of His Wife ^ and not of John William Stead.

Thank You of taking care of this,

Added by on Mar 04, 2015 2:11 PM

Honoring our ancestors
RE: Nichols
Sorry just saw your post. Here is some information for you --
The "Ancestry Rules of Conduct" states Ancestry members or guests may not: "Post, transmit or display content which is protected by copyright or trademark or that does not belong to you and that you do not have authorization for use from the owner of the copyright or trademark, including but not limited to email messages and notes in GEDCOMs."'s Content Submission Agreement includes: "Be aware that content, including photographs, even if submitted to a site of which you are a member, belongs to the creator or submitter and you should not reproduce it without permission of the owner"

Copyright Laws: What is protected on the World Wide Web? The copyright belongs to the photographer and is automatic once the photo has been taken. The copyrighted photographs I uploaded to Find A Grave are retained by me. users who lifted this photo and submitted to their family trees are in violation of this.

To answer your other question, no I am not an employee of find a grave, just a volunteer. Yes I understand that Ancestry now has the option to link a 'tree' member to a Find a Grave memorial. This however does not give the right to copy/post/repost the actual photograph onto their tree.

I see you don't mind when people do this, and that is perfectly fine for you. However, not all feel this way and it does fall into copyright infringement.
I have never seen what you have in your first Outline. I have been a member to findagrave for a long time. Are you an employee of findagrave? You do realize that Ancestry is working with findagrave, Ancestry is posting the information and a link where you can go to the person you are looking for. I do not mind if people copy my pictures, I know a lot of people that find their family member and copy the picture.

June Kennedy

Added by Honoring our ancestors on Oct 21, 2013 1:06 PM

Marjorie Sanford
RE: Daniel Nichols
Hi June,

Wonderful pictures. I really appreciate your going to take the pictures and posting them for those of us that may never get there.


Added by Marjorie Sanford on Nov 24, 2012 8:00 PM

Marjorie Sanford
RE: Daniel Nichols
Here is the land search internet address:

Look under Land Patents. I kept getting an error so I will try again tomorrow or I should say later today.

Have fun.

Added by Marjorie Sanford on Aug 14, 2012 4:10 AM

Marjorie Sanford
Daniel Nichols
I forgot to ask, do you perchance have a picture of Daniel and Minerva and/or any of their children. I have a picture of James Henry Nichols and his wife. I also have a picture of James Erving, Minerva's first son with Silas Erving.

Added by Marjorie Sanford on Aug 14, 2012 3:18 AM

Marjorie Sanford
RE: Daniel Nichols
I will endeavor to create a file that can be emailed to you. At present I am up to my eyeballs in canning so it may take me a week or so.

Daniel Nichols military records are for the Mexican war. He was given land for serving I believe. There is a site online that you can look up historical land ownership. I have only used it twice and that was a year or two ago so have forgotten the name. I will get the site and send it to you. His military records, including Minerva's application for pension state: He was given one hundred and sixty acres of land under Land Warrant 42.881 and received letters patent the 20th day of June 1857.

When Minerva applied for pension after his death the document states the land description as: The N.E. 1/4 of S.W. 1/4 of Section 3 Town 1 N Range 11 West. Same property assessed to her husband the said soldier. That there is a Mortgage on same land of three hundred dollars and interest at seven percent per annum held by James Honeysitt of said Gun Plains Township.

There is a lot more information in the Military records that could be helpful in further searching. The witness for Minerva in her pension application is stated as her sister, Mrs. Carrie Talbot age 50 of Plainwell, Allegan Co, Michigan. It goes on to state she was present at the death & funeral of Silas Erwin (Minerva's first husband)on 20th June 1855 in Quincy, Branch County, Michigan and at the death of Daniel Nichols the 7th of February 1892 etc. The document is dated 12th May 1892.

James Henry Nichols was in the Civil War and I have his Military records.

Hope this helps you some. I've made a note for myself to get you the Land records site and to make a file so hopefully I will get it done in the next couple weeks.

The person I have not been able to find any information on is Jennie Maud Whitford or Whitfield. I really have nothing except James was born the 18th August 1850 in Plainwell, Michigan. If you run across anything on her I would sure appreciate any information.

Take care. I'll be in touch soon.


Added by Marjorie Sanford on Aug 14, 2012 3:14 AM

Marjorie Sanford
RE: Daniel Nichols
At present I am not subscribed to I would love to be invited to your tree. Have you searched on and come up with this:

under search for Daniel Nichols
Reference # 4503 on file submission 235369

It has been many years since I found this. None of it has been verified by myself.

I am on Roots Web but don't do much with it. Let me do some checking and I will see if a gedcom file can be opened on Family Tree Maker. I will get back to you within a day or so. If you have and specific questions, ask away. I will keep a close check on my emails and answer asap.

Marjorie Sanford

Added by Marjorie Sanford on Aug 12, 2012 10:36 PM

Marjorie Sanford
RE: Daniel Nichols
Hi June,

It is exciting to hear from you. The Nichols line is one I have not worked a lot on for many years. Most of the work was done in the 1970's with some done in the 2005-2007 time frame.

I have a lot of information on the Nichols family as it pertains to my ancestry. Daniel Gardner Nichols is my GG Grandfather. Daniel's first wife was Jennie Maud Whitfield or Whitford, their son, James Henry Nichols is my ancestor. After their divorce Daniel Married Minerva Shook (maiden name) who's first husband was Silas Irving with whom she had a son James M Irving. Daniel and Minerva had seven children. My information comes from a number of sources: i.e. letters to and from Daniel and my great grandmother, letters from my grandmother to her mother, James' military records, Daniel's military records etc. Much of the information has not been verified but I believe it to be fairly accurate.

What genealogy program are you running? I have so much information written on PAF/Roots Magic and a lot of data still not entered.

Let me know how you are recording your information and perhaps I can simplify sending some of the data by sending a Ged com file or a written lineage. I look forward to hearing from you again.

Marjorie Sanford

Added by Marjorie Sanford on Aug 12, 2012 3:20 PM


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