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Lisa Swanson Ellam (#46985338)
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Bio Photo I've been tromping through cemeteries since I was a little girl! Every vacation included a visit to some cemetery for my family researching mother! I guess I inherited the same gene as now that I'm an adult genealogy is my passion!
If I have posted a memorial for one of your ancestors please let me know. I'm happy to transfer them to you. Happy searching!
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Regina Harper Brane Hiple
Hezekiah Rinearson-America Cem
Lisa, Do you have the military history of Hezekiah Rinearson? Would be nice if that could be added to his Find-a-grave memorial.

Regina Brane-Hiple
Added by Regina Harper Brane Hiple on Oct 03, 2017 5:52 AM
Pete Mohney
RE: William J. Botkin
That's actually a photo that one of my cousins has. It was probably taken just before he went off to serve in the army; apparently it was a common thing for photographers to have various prop guns and such for the soldiers to pose with.

My mother's mother was a Botkin, her name was Mary Elizabeth Botkin. Her father was Kenton Holmes Botkin; son of William J. Botkin. I have a similar photo of his brother, Wallace Botkin 27403807, and uploaded it to his memorial.
Added by Pete Mohney on Apr 03, 2017 9:30 AM
Abraham Brane
I know this is probably a long shot. I am looking for information on one of Abraham Brane's, 35833055 sons; Daniel Jacob Brane B. 1849 Indiana D. abt 1890 Unknown. I know Daniel married Mary Jane Franklin daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Malissa Ann Jackson 12/25/1879 Wabash County, Indiana. I am trying to figure out exactly when Daniel died. I believe Daniel and Mary Jane had three children. I only have one identified, Nellie L Brane Beedle.


Added by LeAnn on Feb 26, 2017 12:03 PM
Sarah Scholl
Elmer Wingard
Elmer is my great-grandfather. My grandmother was his youngest daughter Olive. I have been unable to connect with anyone from this family. For years my grandmother on my mother's side tried to do the family history and was unable to do any.

Any information on them would be welcome.
Added by Sarah Scholl on Oct 19, 2016 1:00 PM
Troy Jenkins
69th Indiana Infantry

Please add William Evans Jenkins, born 1844, died 1917, to your group for the 69th Indiana Infantry. He was a Musician in that unit from the inception of the unit until they were all mustered out. He is buried in Stearns Cemetery in Muncie, Illinois. I am his great great grandson.

Troy Jenkins
Added by Troy Jenkins on Sep 30, 2015 4:46 AM
Barb Szabo
Purman & Szabo memorials
Thank you for transferring to me the memorials for Clara Purman & Alex Szabo. I will give them biographies & links.
Thanks again.
Added by Barb Szabo on Aug 21, 2015 7:27 PM
Ang Deaver
Calvin Gwinup # 33489594
This is my 3x great grand uncle. Do you mind if I post this photo on my public family tree?
Added by Ang Deaver on Mar 23, 2015 10:53 PM
Dalton Stephens
Is Uncle Dalton's 2nd wife, Irma Stilwell, still living? If not do you have a Find A Grave # for her?
Added by Cherryl on Mar 16, 2015 9:49 PM
Margaretta Bir
Thank you for transferring her to me. I know I'm hung up on this, but two years ago my daughters wanted to join the DAR. They knew my grandmother had been a member so they thought no problem. Well, they (DAR) are a lot more careful about accepting records and proofs than they were and the registrar ran into a glitch. My grandmother was given one name at birth, but after her mother's death as a teenager she changed her name to her mother's name. There were all sorts of records of her marriage, the births of her children, and her death. There was no record of a birth for that same name.
Fortunately, a published family history by cousins told the story of the name change.

Thank you!

Added by Margaretta Bir on Feb 26, 2015 9:19 AM
Margaretta Bir
This concerns errors I have discovered with Sarah Catherine Todd Graydon . Sarah is my great, great grandmother, Margaretta Lucretia Todd Liston's sister. First of all, there is a listing for Sarah Graydon (100094168) buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, who is identified as a daughter of Levi and Sarah Todd. This is later than yours and there is no photograph. The names are exactly the same, though the death dates are twenty years apart.

Your listing has errors. Margaretta and Sarah are full sisters and both are the daughters of Levi Luther and Sarah Todd.
You have Sarah listed as the "Daughter of Levil." His name is Levi. The carver did not leave enough space between Levi and L on Sarah's marker. The link you have for the father is "Levi L. Todd (1828-1862)." This Todd, 18896086, is half a country a way in New Hampshire and was born after the Todd sisters, Levi Luther Todd and Sarah Ashby Todd are both buried in Southport Cemetery. His number is 93989789.

I would appreciate you making the corrections.

Thank you,
Margaretta Kirksey Bir
Added by Margaretta Bir on Feb 25, 2015 4:23 PM
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