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Nancy~ (#46892655)
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Bio Photo Back about 1983, my father ask me to see if I could find out where his grandfather Amos Crane had been buried as he had died of sickness during the Civil War, and was reported as being buried
near Sand, or Sandy Ridge, Alabama.

His Memorial is at Find A Grave Memorial# 28991588
Amos Crane

I have found many wonderful stories about my ancestors along the way.
Among the surnames I am researching are: Hamlin, Poage, Terrill/Terrell, Litton, Stokesberry, Crane, Hawk, Huss, Blann, Minnick, McAuley, Smith, Golden, Wyckoff,Galaspie/Galaspy,
Gillispie, Glick, Ogle, Offield, Offill, Garland, Delaney.

"You live as long as you are loved and remembered, our finger prints don't fade from the lives we touch
Small plaque shown by a cemstone says:
"Our family chain is broken & nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again."

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Jean Louis Vijgen
RE: SSgt. Dean Adkins
Hello Nancy,
Thanks, will let you and Mum know.
Added by Jean Louis Vijgen on Feb 11, 2017 1:09 AM
Jean Louis Vijgen
SSgt. Dean Adkins
Hello Nancy,
If I place him on Facebook(with your OK of course)
Do I notify you, and do you know want to know what I place?
Jean Louis
Added by Jean Louis Vijgen on Feb 05, 2017 12:57 AM
Jean Louis Vijgen
Ssgt. Dean G. Aitken
Hello Nancy,
Saw the entry from him on Find a Grave and because his story is so Complet I have to ask:-) are you related to him?
Regards, Jean Louis
Added by Jean Louis Vijgen on Jan 21, 2017 2:12 AM
Wyatt Ogle and Winifred
Winifred is my 4x great aunt. I am connected to the Ogle family through her. I also have a former brother-in-law who is connected to Wyatt Ogle.

Small world indeed.
Added by IamMe on Jan 14, 2017 2:25 PM
Steve Dugan
Sandy McAnich Memorial
Hi Nancy,
I would like to add some more information to your Memorial about Sandy McAnich. In addition to her law degree, she was a school teacher for many years at Edgewood High School in West Covina. She was one of my teachers my senior year in the mid 1980s. She was our yearbook advisor. She was a kind person and cared deeply for her students.
Added by Steve Dugan on Dec 23, 2016 2:00 AM
Zachariah Blann
I have a story to tell if you are interested. Not really wanting to put it online but can give you the gist.

I am related to your Kisiah Ogle. When doing my nieces family on her father's side, totally unrelated as far as anyone knew, we found she is related to William Ogle, Kisiah's brother.

I'd love to tell you how and another bit of a twist in the process if you are interested.
Added by IamMe on Dec 11, 2016 10:31 PM
Family ties
If you are interested, the McPherson, Lewis & Clark, (of Iowa)are those that intermarry with Joist Hite, and include the Van Meter, van Swearingen, and others of early Frederick Co., VA. These are ancestors of my husband, from Iowa. I am from TX, but the lines filter down to mine, as well.

I have used Cartmell's book and found so much history and ties. Loved it. Right now, reading about Clan Fergus: Fergus, Smith, McPherson, etc., and it is really helping to understand how it all comes together at The Battle of King's Mountain and Brandywine, and The Grand Derangement of Acadia. The key players in these events, and their origin, which include Scottish/Irish Clansmen Wars, of King Charles Stuart (Jacobite), James Fergus (brother to Patrick Ferguson [Lord Pitfour] of Scotland, fighting for the British Army, before dying, handed his sword to Daniel Kennedy, who reported to (later Gov. John Sevier) and all 3 my husband's ancestors...married into each other's families, and into mine. Charles I, is also the ancestor of my fried, here, born in England.

The Baronets/Clan material includes really amazing info. Even the historic rivalry of Clan Fergus: Campbell and MacDonalds married. And the Campbell/Russell/Ferguson groups in Scotland can be really informative with King's Mountain.

The British appt.(Kings: Charles, George) land agents of early Frederick Co., VA, were: [Lords] Fairfax, Daniel Morgan, (who I think is the ancestor of the Daniel Morgan Boone line) Jans Joist "Jost" Hite. Lord Farifax also purchased land to sell from McPherson. Joist Hite sold a parcel of his estate to Dr. John McCormick who is part of the Terrill line (my descent that ties to Smith/Hamlin/Poage). The Battle of King's Mountain was fought on lands of Gilpin (line of Gov. of CO.: Miller, Hartshorne/Lawrence) that comes to TX. I also descend from Alexander Oliver, son of Lancelot Oliver, and his cousins were the enforcers of The Stamp Act. So, some were present at The Boston Tea Party, and had holdings in The East and West India Co.s.

I have read a lot about the Acadian migration, so now, I can see the Hintons, Landons Carters, Smiths, Warners, Washingtons of VA/NC/MA/MD, and their ties to Louisiana Purchase divisions and Acadians to Cajuns of LA.

More than likely, Ann Allen that m. George Poage, her Allens will tie to Maflower passengers. Goerge and Ann, the parents of Allen Poage, sr. m. Margaret Terrill Several of the Terrill girls married Cornelius men. (John Terrill m. Rebecca Cornelius) parents of Margaret (Terrill) Poage.

Just putting this out there, if anyone is interested.
Added by GalaxyQuest1 on Sep 05, 2016 7:08 AM
Allen Poage Sr. m. Margaret Terrill
Hi Nancy,

The Terrill/Terrell/Tyrell are from a line of Edmund Terrill. Going farther back to the titled family of Tyrell...Charlemagne.

Allen Poage Sr.: # 61142213
(your memorial)
Married Margaret Terrill:
(no memorial set up as yet)

Her parents are here: (your memorials?)
John Terrill:l# 106362898
Rebecca Cornelius:# 106362858

Margaret's goes to Lawrence Washington and Mildred Katherine Washington (who m. Col. Henry Willis, founder of Lumberton, NC.) Pres. George Washington lines, and my descent is also from Edmund Terrill and Margaret Willis.

These lines like others, trickle down all over the country. Mine are in TX.
Note: I haven't read all of the wonderful info you and others have added, yet, but MO/IA, were gathering points for the Chisolm Trail settlers.

Added by GalaxyQuest1 on Sep 05, 2016 4:52 AM
W G Wilber
RE: Walter Wilber and Ann Davis
Hi Nancy, I appreciate your efforts to find the material. I met a man from Port Clinton at a meeting here in DC that put me in contact with Adair Wilber's daughter. Last month she sent me some of Adair's files which included a xerox copy of a couple of pages from the family bible along and synthesis of what Adair had learned. Thanks again
Added by W G Wilber on Mar 23, 2016 6:40 AM
W G Wilber
RE: Walter Wilber and Ann Davis
Hi Nancy,

I tried to respond to your request last fakk with my address--where the bible records and letter provided by Adair Wilber can be sent; but, I don't see it posted on Find A Grave. So, maybe I didn't hit the "send" button or did something else wrong.

At any rate, my contact information is as follows

Bill Wilber
2508 Foxcroft Way
Reston, VA 20191-3708

If its easier to scan the material and send as a pdf--my email is

Please let me know if there are any costs associated with copying and sending this information. And, if there is anything else I can do to help--please let me know. Our home phone is (703) 476-0147; and my cell phone is (703) 343-5948.

Best regards,


Added by W G Wilber on Feb 07, 2016 7:23 AM
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