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Jill (#46885535)
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Please do not use my personal photos or the bios on my memorials unless you ask first. I've researched and written all the information included on these memorials, some information is not included on any document found at Ancestry.
Copy and pasting is not researching!

I've been researching my family genealogy for over 20 years and love doing it.
Most of the memorials I've added are family.
I've also added some Scotland's Comonwealth War Dead, my interest stems from a great uncle that died in WWI. I found his record in the CWGC.

Transfer gladly done if they're not my family. Or will add any info or links you may have. If anyone has any corrections or info to add on any of my memorials, I'd also be happy to add it, if it is sourced.

If you are also searching these surnames I'd love to hear from you. I'm always willing to share factual information.

Barry, Brown, Burns, Criner, Davitt, Dilts, Eagens, Fanning, Gilmartin, Griffin, Hall, King, Kirk, McCaslin/McCauslan/McAusland, McCathon, McCormick, O'Donnell, Savage, Smith, Tague, Thompson, Westerman.

My Mom
My Dad

"So long as we live, they too shall live, for they are now a part of us, as we Remember them."

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Katherine Donnelly-Anderson
thanks again
I appreciate you looking at my tree. I wish we were related. Hope you are recovering nicely from your surgery
Added by Katherine Donnelly-Anders... on Jun 01, 2017 11:46 PM
RE: Dolores Collins Savage
Jill, many thanks for the quick reply. I am glad you are a close relative, because this has puzzled me for some time why Dolores continued to use the Collins surname in spite of all Van's census records showing her as his daughter. He was most likely just being a kind stepfather. But that now brings up another question you might be able to answer. Was her mother Leona (Gregory) Swearingen who had been previously married to a Collins, or a Becca Beatrice Wilson with whom Van applied for a marriage license (she could have been a Collins by previous marriage), or a mysterious Maud ?, whom my great aunt left a note saying she was Van's first wife (my great aunt was of their generation and knew them personally). This has long been one of my tasks remaining open in FTM.

On another note, please, please, don't take this the wrong way, I'm not trying to change anyone's mind about their Memorials, but many people have not noticed that now owns and has updated their FAQs to cover usage of the entries therein to make it quite clear -
"Why is my information appearing on Ancestry sites?
Find A Grave is owned and supported by Ancestry. Our Terms of Service state that when you upload content to Find A Grave, you grant Find A Grave and its group companies the right to reuse that content on other sites in the group, including Ancestry users may include information found on Find A Grave in their trees on Ancestry sites and Ancestry may show information and images from Find A Grave in their search or other areas of the site. This expands the reach of the information collected on Find A Grave and helps other members of the Ancestry Community who are researching their ancestors."

Again, zero conflict intended, but perhaps many contributors either have not read the FAQs or the above updated version. I always try to request permission for really personal items like family photos or bios, but for my few Memorials I do not have time or interest to respond to all requests for permission. I do agree that there are many who consider "cut and paste" as not really doing research, but not everyone has the time or level of interest that some of us do. With about 1,600 sources and almost 1,000 descendants of Obed and Sophia Swearingen (two of my great-great-great grandparents) in this tree I have learned ways to reduce the effort after 50 years and still keep the data credible with other sources. After all, anyone can post anything on Findagrave with no sources at all.

I do hope you do not take that all the wrong way. Your efforts I am sure have helped many a person doing research or even just looking for the grave site of a relative. I have no right to tell you how to regard your Memorials. But I'm hoping you can help me just a little more with the question about Dolores' mother. Thanks in advance for any assistance,
Best regards, Bob
Added by BKK Bob on Jun 01, 2017 10:36 PM
Dolores Collins Savage
Hi, Jill, I see you list yourself as an 'ancestor' on the Find A Grave Memorial# 60433022. I am researching (for about 50 years) the family tree of Swearingens who originated in W. MO. Until this attempt at contacting you I had hoped your listing as an 'ancestor' there, and the additional information you had included, meant you were a direct ancestor. Since I now see you have around 1,200 memorials I suspect this is not the case, but if you are I would like to discuss with you whether Dolores was born a Collins or a Swearingen. Quite a few documents I have researched indicate the latter, but would appreciate any clarification you might be able to add. Since my tree will include documentation for the dates you include and since the photos on that memorial are not your own, I would also appreciate permission to use them in my tree. Thanks in advance for any help you may provide, and thanks for being a contributor.
Regards, Bob
Added by BKK Bob on May 31, 2017 12:32 PM
Katherine Donnelly-Anderson
RE: Thanks for your service and a request
I was just noticing everything you do and I thought WOW! I am so grateful for all of your input and the hard work and passion you have. Well done! I hope for your speedy and thorough recovery from surgery. Thanks again
Added by Katherine Donnelly-Anders... on May 31, 2017 11:33 AM
Katherine Donnelly-Anderson
Thanks for your service and a request
Hello Jill. Thank you for all your due diligence in your extensive research. I'm looking for information about ancestors on my father's side. Specifically my third and fourth great grandparents: Cyrus Evarts Anderson (I can't get any other information about his parents except they were Robert Anderson b. 1794 and Magdalene Roth, all born in Pennsylvania). Cyrus married Ruth Brown of Adam Brown b 1795 and Sarah Brown b. 1801, both of Pennsylvania. I don't know if Adam and Sarah were blood relatives as well as being married. I'm also interested in the Dagues of Eoister, Wayne County Ohio. This is my Wikitree if you think we might be related: Thank you in advance (I hope we're related 😊)
Added by Katherine Donnelly-Anders... on May 30, 2017 6:15 PM
RE: Lisle E. Carney/Sunset mem Cem
Done, and thank you.
Added by imagal49 on Apr 22, 2017 2:09 PM
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Frankie G
Genealogists all over the world are remembering your Frankie today, compliments of our Flower Circle Group.
Added by New York Historian on Oct 29, 2016 7:25 AM
Dear Jill,
I am so very sorry of your loss. Frankie was such a sweet Puppy.
Hugs and Love
Added by Charlotte on Oct 29, 2016 7:14 AM
Pat Geary
RE: Lakeview Cemetery, Cleveland
do u mean like country n state???....99% of the time, the death is in ohio..unless the memorial has a bio that specifically states a certain place..i just put USA and Ohio...the dates i get from on the headstones(which aren't always correct) and also the burial records at i answered ur question....also with the edits i submit and i'm off...ten the person that created or manages the memorial can edit and update at teir leasure.
Added by Pat Geary on Oct 22, 2016 10:18 AM
Rhea Gilbert
RE: William Brown Family
Jill, The information regarding Mary Anna Brown comes from the Genealogical & Biographical Record of North-Eastern Kansas-dated 1900 regarding the bio of John Murray son of Robert Murray and Jane Anderson (Robert being son of Neil Murray and Anna Brown) Here is an excerpt from that bio:

Robert Murray, the father of our subject, was born in Washington county, Pennsylvania, his parents being Neal and Mary Ann (Brown) Murray. In his youth Robert Murray learned the trade of stone mason, which calling he pursued during his active life. He chose for a wife Miss Jane Anderson, a native of the same state and a daughter of Francis Anderson. Politically Mr. Murray was affiliated with the Whig party, and both he and his wife were members of the United Presbyterian church.

If you like I can print out the entire bio and send it to you. I got this information just recently from another Murray researcher, Chryl Lawrence. She has a family tree on Ancestry but it is private-she gave me access to it so have been filling in blanks. She is an expert researcher and has documented sources.
Let me know if you want the bio and I can email it to you.
Added by Rhea Gilbert on Oct 18, 2016 1:32 PM
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