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Ron Darrah (#47405395)
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Bio Photo I am a retired public school administrator and a retired Air National Guard TSG.
I have been a genealogical researcher for 25+ years with surnames Darrah, Bowen, O'Neill, Blanchard, Wilson, and Allen being the main families.
I'm a resident of Indianapolis, IN, and a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, and the Indiana and Ohio Genealogical Societies.
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R Lerch
RE: Emma Matilda Hale Bush
Perhaps you would want to delete your memorial for Emma Bush in Graceland Cemetery as misleading. Find A Grave Memorial# 65755271
Regards, Bob Lerch
Added by R Lerch on Feb 17, 2016 10:16 AM
R Lerch
Emma Matilda Hale Bush
Emma Matilda Hale Bush does not appear to be buried in Graceland Cemetery. I contacted the staff regarding a photo request for her and they said they have no record of her there. Her parents and son are buried there. I note that her husband, Henry Milton Bush, is also not there. He was from Belvidere IL. Perhaps that is a lead. Regards, Bob Lerch
Added by R Lerch on Jan 29, 2016 9:38 AM
RE: Elizabeth Darrah
With a cursory check of an answer to your request, I am finding two possibilities. 1) Here is a quote from Henry Dorrah's Will "Registered the 7th day of June 1808 and Letters Testaments granted to William
Excleburgh and John Lantz Senior the
same day..."

And 2) Elizabeth DORRAH Echelberry was entered into findagrave as William Echelberry's wife. The person who entered that information, Mr. Robert Weller, entered this information, perhaps from cemetery records. I am speculating on this, due to the fact that he has entered over 200,000 memorials.

I would like to know myself, but I have not been successful in my attempts to reach him.

Do you have other information on Elizabeth Dorrah?
Added by CONNIE FYFE on Apr 07, 2015 10:37 PM
Susan Aduddell
RE: Aduddell Connection
Yes, all Aduddell's are related. But I think our connection was way back, probably 5G grandfather according to a family tree that I received from a relative.
Added by Susan Aduddell on Jan 01, 2015 8:27 AM
RE: Henry Darrah
He is my 5th gr-grandfather. I began researching our families about 35 yrs ago, but haven't done much recently. Instead, I've been concentrating on putting the information I have together for family members before I get too old to do so, and adding memorials and data to Find A Grave.

I wasn't very good about documentation when I first started, but over the years have tried to be as correct as possible with my data. I hate passing along incorrect data.

Since your relationship is a bit closer than mine (and I believe you will do a good job), I'll be glad to transfer him to your care if you like.

Added by GLENDA EISENHOUR on Dec 01, 2012 10:14 AM
RE: Henry Darrah
Sorry for my slow response. Been on vacation, so I'm way behind.

Not sure where I picked up the "Dr." title. I couldn't find it again, so I've deleted it as I don't see it used anywhere else.

My citation for death as June 1, 1806, was Ancestry World Tree, submitted by T. DeBorde. I just checked family trees on and there are several with that date as well - although I don't place much faith in those postings.

His will was dated Apr. 16, 1806, and proved June 7, 1806, so the date fits nicely. But, thats all I have to go on. If you learn more, let me know.
Added by GLENDA EISENHOUR on Nov 30, 2012 10:57 PM
RE: John Harford
HI Ron,

I will get my Harford file out and see what all i may have on him, As you see there is a Marker for him at green park cemetery, My understanding is that his father was on the ship "Manley galley" and died during service and his son also named John took his place in the ship and served in his stead.
John was a son of John and Winifred Baker Harford of Virginia and the family lived in the Oldham Parish area and was related to the "Oldham Family" of Va. John was also a Shoe Maker as was his father and grandfather...

How are you and Mrs caito related to john?? I did know some of the caito family when we lived in Indy to..

Take care
Added by DSON1492 on Apr 09, 2012 8:53 AM
RE: John Harford
HI Ron,

Thank you for the message about John Harford, I have done alot of research on John Harford as he is my gggg grandpa..He settled here abt 1835. My wife and I moved here 4 years ago from Indy..
I do have 2 different acounts about his service
Are you related?

Take Care

Added by DSON1492 on Apr 08, 2012 7:02 AM
Sarah S Ledbetter
I added a relationship link to her memorial.
Added by Janet on Dec 08, 2011 7:47 PM
RE: Lucinda Jane Darrah Wise
Was hoping I had found a connection, but no such luck! Thanks anyway!
Added by Kathie on Nov 02, 2011 8:22 AM
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