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Claudette Darling (#47204520)
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My husband and I have been "genealogy junkies" for over twenty years. Of course, this means that we have prowled around in many cemeteries searching for the final resting places of our ancestors. An organization that I belong to is U.S. Daughters of the War of 1812. One of our recent projects is finding the burial locations of the men who fought in the War of 1812 who are buried in Michigan. My goal is to put the pictures of the tombstones for the soldiers that I found in Kent and Ottawa Counties on Find A Grave. And, it may take me all winter, but our ancestors will also be posted. Find A Grave is the BEST!!
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Jo Ann Brohl
James B. Gibson
James is the son of John Gibson and Margaret Shelp.
He was married to Mary Grant, but divorced. She lived with their daughter Hugh & Margaret McIntyre in Wisconsin. James Gibson 1787-1869, can be found living in Michigan with his brother William and his wife Hannah Hover, in 1850.
He was not married to Eva. James William Gibson could not have been the son as he was born in 1874, this would be after James Gibson died in 1869. I would like to add James B. Gibson's tombstone to my site, but after the corrections have been made.
It is a great thing you are doing. Keep up the good work.

J. Brohl
Added by Jo Ann Brohl on Jun 18, 2017 2:52 PM
Karen Christner
Alexander McNall
Do you have sources for Alexander's marriage to Charlotte Burnett? My family sources say that Alexander did marry Charlotte Burnett. However, I think that she died about 1814. Alexander married Polly McCasey sometime before 1827. I am not certain when Alexander moved to Michigan. Alexander and Charlotte's son, Hiram (1809 - 1870) was my 3rd great-grandfather. Our family has extensive records for the descendants of Hiram.
Added by Karen Christner on Dec 21, 2016 2:18 PM
Keith Lathrop
Jacob Francisco etc
Hi Claudette,

After posting a reply, I read your bio page and want to add a little bit more about Jacob and a battle he was in..
The docs say that Jacob Francisco was in Colonel Stranahan regiment. The book (available at
Battles of the United States by Sea and Land, 1790-1847, Henry Dawson Vol 2, 1858

mentions Colonel Stranahan's regiment in a very significant battle, the Battle of Queenstown. From:

"The Battle of Queenston Heights was the first major battle in the War of 1812 and resulted in a British victory. It took place on 13 October 1812, near Queenston, Upper Canada (the present-day province of Ontario)"

So Jacob Francisco was in this battle that has been written about by many authors.
Added by Keith Lathrop on Sep 21, 2016 7:55 AM
Keith Lathrop
RE: Jacob Francisco
Hi Chaudette,

In 2012 you replied to an inquiry I made about Jacob Francisco and I just found the notice from Findagrave of the reply. Sorry. Thanks.

I have a lot of info about jacob at Ancestry. If you are interested, you night be able to see it at:

if the link does not work I can send you an "official" invite from Ancestry.

Jacob, "the Frenchman" was a real pioneer in Michigan and one of the pieces of info I have on him is from a Michigan history book which has a lot of family info.

Thanks again,

Added by Keith Lathrop on Sep 21, 2016 7:05 AM
Carolyn C
Joseph Gould
Thank you so very much for the memorial to Joseph. He is my 5th great-grandfather.
Added by Carolyn C on Jul 13, 2016 9:11 AM
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Ikabod Davis
Ikabod is buried in a cemetery with other Davis in Lockwood Cemetery. Can you tell me what county in NY he lived in? or did he just fight for NY and lived in Conneticut? I am related to some of the Davis folks buried in same cemetery and NY is so hard to research!
Added by gravely interested on Mar 19, 2016 9:53 AM
Jean Ohai
RE: James Thompson
Thank you for all your help. I appreciate the time you put into this.
Added by Jean Ohai on Jan 11, 2016 7:49 PM
louis santucci
frank barton housel
I am trying to find service info on frank barton housel and notice you have a picture of his brothers grave which notes his ww1 service

i am wondering if frank has the same info on his grave i assume they are buried in the same cemetery.

frank lived st louis michigan with his wife edith
. he died in 1966
Added by louis santucci on Oct 29, 2015 9:46 AM
David Smith, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Antoine Campau at Saint Andrew's Cemetery
Antoine's obituary is available at It is wonderful to read.
Added by David Smith, Grand Rapids... on Jul 17, 2015 2:05 PM
Peggy Fletcher
Robert Warner was my 3rd great grandfather. Thanks for sharing the monument of him and his wife! I was thinking he was at Hart Cemetery but it's been years since I've been there! Can you give me directions to the cemetery he is in?
Thanks! Peggy
Added by Peggy Fletcher on May 31, 2015 9:15 AM
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