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Connie Fair Port Vick (#47684583)
 member for 5 years, 3 months, 2 days
Barbara Rakers
Theresa Kessel
Thanks for sharing the info on my great, great, great, great grandmother. I didn't think he had a tombstone. Much appreciated. Barb Rakers

Added by Barbara Rakers on Mar 29, 2017 12:30 PM

Thank you for adding a photo for Charles/Karl Bellem. It is much appreciated.
It is wonderful when you donate your time to help others in their quest for ancestors.
Best of luck to you. Marie

Added by Marie on Mar 26, 2017 7:07 PM

Sister M. Amanda Schulte
Thanks for trying. St. Joseph Cemetery is listed on her death certificate but I have learned over the years that's no guarantee I'll find Sister there. Annie

Added by AnnieSings on Mar 11, 2017 2:07 PM

Russ M
Thanks so much for all the photos
Russ M

Added by Russ M on Mar 04, 2017 6:14 AM

wendy wolf
Debra Ficker.
Yes, I would love if you could post the picture of the grassy area. I will help remind me not to request the photo again

Added by wendy wolf on Mar 03, 2017 4:47 PM

Paul Escarraz
Amanda Loveland Cole
Connie, I actually took that picture over ten years ago. I was surprised last night when I saw that neither Ansel or Amanda had pictures on their pages. When I checked my pictures from Ellisville I found Ansel but not Amanda. I have pictures that show the area around the Ansel stone and there does not appear to be any chance that Amanda has a seperate marker in that area. I do not have a shot of the back side of Ansel's marker, so I can't be sure that she is not there, however, it is doubtful that I would have overlooked that. Amanda's obituary does not specify exactly where she was buried but it does indicate that the body was brought to Ellisville for the funeral at the Ellisville ME church.

I do have several other Loveland and Cole, and related, pictures from Ellisville cemetery. I did not check to make sure they are all in Find-a-grave.

Ansel and Amanda's daughter Caroline married a brother of my wife's gg grandfather.

Added by Paul Escarraz on Jan 16, 2017 2:03 PM

Connie Clark
RE: Joseph and Alice Pope
You are very welcome! Love your name too! Best Wishes, Wayne and Connie

Added by Connie Clark on Oct 01, 2016 10:05 PM

Ginger & Steve Bollinger
RE: Nute Hatfield
Yes, that is the only information we could see. Unfortunately it has eroded and discolored to the point the information is extremely hard to read, but I assure you it is accurate to the memorial information. Sorry I was unable to get a better photo. And sorry I took so long to answer.

Added by Ginger & Steve Bollinger on Aug 21, 2016 11:37 AM

Shirley Hathaway
RE: Don A Zimmerman
It was my honor. The willamette cemetery is so beautiful and peaceful. Thank you

Added by Shirley Hathaway on Jul 13, 2016 11:31 AM

Sherry Lawson-Hooe
Alexander Fair
My great great grandfather is Alexander Fair. I have no information except what I got from other researchers about his ancestors.

According to Mrs. Ross peabody (Mollie Fair's daughter) Alexander Fair came to Illinois when he was quite young as a "bond boy" which meant he was reared by foster parents. He had no recollection of his birth, home or family. He married Susan Chatham from the vicinity of Laclade, Illinois

Alexander Fair had an 80 acre farm in the Mitchell Creed bottom, and on a hill south-east of Herrick. They had a large two-story frame house.

(The legal description : NW 1/4 of Sec. 2 and E. 1/2 lot 2 of the NE 1/4 of sect. 23 in township 8 NR East of the 3rd P.M. in Fayette Co. Illinois).

in the 1870 Census records he is listed as being 33 yrs old then in 1880 he is listed as being 46, This puts him born either in 1837 or 1834

If you have anymore information I would love to see it. I also through the years was told he was from Tennessee originally, how true that is I don't know.

Sherry Lawson Hooe

Added by Sherry Lawson-Hooe on Jun 09, 2016 11:30 AM

Bob Cain
Eva Valieta [Fair] Ridlen
Hello fellow genealogist. I too find genealogy fascinating. I started in 1970 when my daughter was born. I'm glad to see you enjoy it too.

Did you know that many years ago a book was written about Eva V. Fair. It is a fascinating and heart wrenching story of her life struggles. For obvious reasons her name and the names if her family were changed to protect their privacy. The book is called "The Trial & Triumphs of Eva Grant" by Effie M. Williams. A pdf copy of it can be found here:

It's not a very pretty picture of her family life but illustrates a young woman's courage if face of adversity.

In the back of the book is a testimonial by a person who knew Eva. She told that Eva was buried in the Fairview Cemetery near St. Elmo, Ill. That is how I found Eva's true identity.

Bob Cain

Added by Bob Cain on Nov 10, 2015 10:23 AM

Alicia Woolridge Morgason
RE: James McReynolds
I believe you sent a request for the headstone photo of James M. McReynolds (in Marrowbone Cemetery, Bethany, Moultrie County, IL). I did find the headstone for James V. McReynolds, but not James M. McReynolds.

I am going to try to get out to the cemetery tomorrow (or Sunday) to verify, but I believe the findagrave memorial may have been created from the transcription book published in 1972 by the Decatur Genealogical Society (and the update in 1998 was copied by the original publication since there were only a couple new burials in the old section). I am in the process of going through the information on the record cards from the Cemetery office -- and the entry for James M. McReynolds in the transcription book fits the information for "James M. Smith" on our cards (same for Clara McReynolds should be Clara Smith). SO, Long story short, I will go out to the cemetery to verify if this specific location is a James & Clara SMITH or James & Clara McREYNOLDS. Also, the photo for James V. McReynolds has been uploaded to the correct memorial. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me directly at

Records Assistant, Marrowbone Twp. Cemetery

Added by Alicia Woolridge Morgason on Apr 18, 2015 2:28 AM

RE: James M. and Amy H. Summers
No problem, I have 1 more photo request for you. I will get to them later on today. Just having fun walking around cemeteries. Joe

Added by DHB on Mar 17, 2015 12:43 PM

Mary McClelland
RE: McReynolds-Wear Family
I did find a Weir/Wear connection to the Fair family. Sarah's nephew, Ranking Young Wear, son of David Milton Wear was married to Serena Frances Fair daughter of John and Louisa Sharp Fair. I found this in a book on the Weir family, it's called "Weir/Wear Families, From Here & There to the White House," Compiled by Olga Jones Edwards and JoAnn Wear Spore. I'll keep looking.

Added by Mary McClelland on Jan 17, 2015 9:47 PM

Mary McClelland
RE: McReynolds-Wear Family
I am a descendant of the McReynolds and Weir (like contraction "we're" not "ware") families but have not found any that had indentured servants in my direct line. If you tell me your ancestors name, I'll see what I can find.

Added by Mary McClelland on Jan 17, 2015 12:24 PM

Ruth Neview
RE: Mc
Hi Connie, my grandfather was Robert A, his father Robert G with his father Robert Joseph my 2nd Great Grandfather and Sarah Mary Elizabeth Weir was my 2nd Great Grandmother. I don't remember all the history so will have to do some checking. My Dad started the family history and my mother is the McReynolds. My sister and I took over after our Dad passed away. Would love trading information. My email address is

Added by Ruth Neview on Jan 12, 2015 8:31 AM

janet donner
RE: McReynolds-Wear Family
No Im not but if you would use the edit button
on his site I might be able to help?

Added by janet donner on Jan 11, 2015 2:01 PM

janet donner
RE: McReynolds-Wear Family
sorry Im not. Where is the memorial I did? I do so many and I might be able to help on this one?

Added by janet donner on Jan 11, 2015 7:47 AM

Cindy S Munson
RE: Sarah Wear McReynolds
I'm online now. Also added you to our Wear group.

Added by Cindy S Munson on Dec 28, 2014 1:54 PM

Cindy S Munson
RE: Sarah Wear McReynolds
Hi Connie, I'm not near my Computer right now to look up the information. I've started a Wear page on Facebook. I'm not much of a facebook person but found it a better way to get in touch with family members. If you'll look up this page "Our Wear Family" or Cindy Munson there are a lot of Wears on there that may have more info. then me. Some are Direct descendants to those Wears.

Added by Cindy S Munson on Dec 28, 2014 10:22 AM

Judith Klems
Connie, my sincere thanks for making the effort & taking the picture of my great-grandfather's grave stone. His daughter, Angelika Theresa Louise Bornhauser Kyle (my paternal grandmother) was estranged from her birth family. Therefore, we have very little info/connection to them. Thank you for helping us link to our roots.

Added by Judith Klems on Nov 11, 2014 10:54 AM

RE: Martha Summers McGuire
No it was just rock. I thought it was odd that there weren't little single names on the spaces. Buried in the McGuire Plot is Martha, husband Edward, Son Edward III, Nellie and Lela.

Are you related?
I do have a fascinating, family story written about the Mcquires in the local history book.

Added by sberghuis on Sep 10, 2014 2:25 PM

Wanda Scott Crist
Connie, My step grandfather was Levi Ginger son of David Ginger. I knew his parents as well. I have some info on them but did not make an immediate connection. Love to hear from you. Wanda Scott Crist

Added by Wanda Scott Crist on Jul 09, 2014 10:30 AM

Wm & SJ. Donath
Mary A McReynolds
Connie: I added a photo of Mary's stone although someone else had put one up. You can decide which one you would rather use.

Added by Wm & SJ. Donath on Apr 07, 2014 1:24 PM

Wm & SJ. Donath
John McReynolds
John is actually buried in Old Union Cemetery, Lincoln, IL. This may need to be changed on the Memorial.

Also, next to John is Mary A McReynolds 1841-1902, if you are interested let me know.

Added by Wm & SJ. Donath on Apr 06, 2014 4:39 PM


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