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Linda (#46626647)
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Bio Photo I am a member of Daughters of the American Revolution, the Jamestowne Society, Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, the National Huguenot Society, and the Colonial Dames of the 17th Century. I just love researching family histories. I taught Jr. High English in the public schools for fourteen years. I was an Elementary Counselor and a librarian for fifteen years.

I would love your contributions to the pages I've added. I especially want pictures of the people I have listed here. I am taking pictures of all the tombstones in my area in order to preserve family histories for future generations, especially those who wish to join DAR and other societies. I want to honor these people and truly wish for them to be "Gone but Not Forgotten." I want to create a page for each person with pictures and biographical information. My DAR webpage is at
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Clyde W. Cobine - # 55530522
I wanted to thank you for the photo of the grave stone of Clyde W. Cobine that you placed on his memorial. I'm wondering if you would grant me permission to use your photo on my file for him ... I have no interest in the photo for anything other than genealogical purposes and give credit to the photographer in the photo description.

Thanks for your consideration.

Added by Shelly on Jul 11, 2017 10:06 AM
Genealogy Liz
Just looked at my genealogy program, and someone has listed Ann as Sarah Ann who marries Oliver Columbus Barnes. Married 2nd, Elijah Mobley. Her Find A Grave #: 181152170
Added by Genealogy Liz on Jul 09, 2017 7:36 AM
Genealogy Liz
Sorry, if Ann (your Mary ANN), who appears in the 1870 Census with Isaac and Nancy Hankins Phillips (first wife), is your ancestor, I have no information to add. My descendant is from Isaac's 2nd marriage to Nancy Dailey Crawford.
Added by Genealogy Liz on Jul 09, 2017 7:09 AM
Roscoe Stephens
If you would like to write up a bio for Roscoe, I would be happy to add it.

I don't, however, favor adding lines of data from Ancestry.

Added by grandmacarol on Jul 08, 2017 3:54 PM
D. DeClue G.
memorial #130901690 for Francis DeClue
Oh, dear, I just reread the message I just sent you and it might be too much info and confusing. I am hoping you will correct his wife Sarah's death date to 1856 so she will no longer be mistaken for his broher Paul DeClue's wife Sarah who actually did die in 1910 documented by a death certificate.

Also, thank you for your generosity of doing all the work you have done on Find A Grave.

D. DeCklue
Added by D. DeClue G. on Jul 07, 2017 9:54 PM
D. DeClue G.
memorial # 130901690 Francis Paul DeClue

I am writing to provide a correction of info on Franncis (Francois) DeClue, whose memorial is listed for you on Find A Grave. In his memorial you note that his wife Sarah died in 1910. He was married to Sarah Ann Jackson (1821-1856) This Sarah was daughter of Wm P Jackson and Jenny Sallee. She did not die in 1910.

The date of 1910 comes from the death certificate for the wife of Francis's brother, Paul Joseph DeClue (1922-1872) who married Sarah Ann Garrett (1831-1910.) She was daughter of Mahala Hamilton Garrett Jackson and John Garrett.

A lot of mis-info is out on ancestry trees because the two Sarahs were married to brothers and besides that, they were step-sisters; Sarah Ann Garrett's mother married Sarah Ann Jackson's father. So i can see how it hav caused a lot of confusion.

My father was raised by George DeClue, whose mother was Sarah Ann Garrett DeClue (the one who really died in 1910) so the info I have is pretty good on our family and Dad had some records.

I hope you will consider correcting the Find A Grave memorial for Francis DeClue based on this info and that it will help anyone looking at these folks there to keep the brothers and their wives separated.

Sincerely, D. DeClue
Added by D. DeClue G. on Jul 07, 2017 9:39 PM
Janell Nickols
Frances Melissa Bettis
May I please post your photo of this headstone on my Ancestry page? I will, of course, give you credit! Thanks for all you are doing for Find-A-Grave, and for genealogy research in general!
Added by Janell Nickols on Jun 24, 2017 3:54 PM
The Genealogy Genie
RE: Van Sickle Research
Hi Linda. I'm happy to help with your Van Sickle research, but I will need a bit more information on Gussie in order to locate the right family. We can continue to talk through Find A Grave, or you can email me at themiyamas at hotmail dot com. Thanks!- Jeannie
Added by The Genealogy Genie on Jun 22, 2017 3:50 PM
Shawn Short
RE: Kalaher / Kaleher Family
Yes, I just sent you a email with some of the photos I have. I think I have the girls labled correctly but have no Idea?
Sincerely, Shawn.
Added by Shawn Short on Jun 13, 2017 3:22 PM
Shawn Short
RE: Kalaher / Kaleher Family
Yes, I would love to share what I have with you.

A History of Greene county Illinois gives a record of St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Carrollton, Ill., which was organized in 1860. Members of the Parish included the names of Carmody, Kalaher, and Connole. The early records of the parish show that most members were from County Clare, Ireland. The records also show that a Michael Kalaher born in 18 45, the 3rd. of a family of 13, while yet a child came to Carrollton, from Ireland with his parents, Patrick Kalaher and wife Margaret Doolan Kalaher, in 1854. The family at that time consisted of 6 children. Michael was listed as a farmer near Carrollton. Also among the members of the Parish was a Bridget Connole and her Husband John Connole, a Laborer. John Connole from personal knowledge married Bridget Kalaher, and she was born in 1840 and died in 1925. Bridget would have been five years older than Michael, spoken of above. Bridget's mother, Margaret Doolan Kalaher, died on Oct. 18, 1905, shortly after the birth of the writer. Many of her family lived in and around Carrollton, Ill. Two sisters of Bridget, married and lived in Kansas City, Mo. Their married names were Vaughn, and McInerney.
John Connole, was born in 18 27, and died in 1921. After his marriage to Bridget Kalaher, he worked as a section Foreman for the Chicago and Alton Railroad, between the towns of Alton and Roodhouse, Ill. They li8ved in Carrollton, Ill., were most of their family were born. In 188 6 John and his family moved west to Kansas and bought 160 acres of land in Douglas County, in the then vicinity of Belvoir. He bought from Elan Eldred, Sgt. Capt. Carlins C. Ill. Militia, Black Hawk, specifically, the NE 1/4, Sec. 19, Twn, 13, Range 18, and received land office warrant No. 11336, signed by Buchanan. John and his family farmed this land until he was nearly eighty years old. He moved to Kansas City, Mo., then to live with his daughter Mary Connole Smith. He died in 1921 at the age of 94, and was buried in the St. Mary Cemetery. Bridget lived several years after her husband's death with their daughter Mary, in Kansas City. Bridget sustained a stroke after she was over 80 and since she was paralyzed over half of her body, Mary could not take care of her alone. She was brought to the home of another daughter, Bertha Elizabeth, (Mrs. William T. Ice) at their home South of Stull, Kansas and together the sisters, cared for her for over six months, until her death in 1925.

Sincerely, Shawn Short.
Added by Shawn Short on Jun 13, 2017 2:27 PM
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