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Tom B (#46532325)
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Bio Photo I've been doing genealogy since 1976. This has been a fun hobby looking up my ancestors and finding out who and where they are buried. It shows me what stock I come from my heritage.

Plus this is a great source for finding others in my tree to fill in the gap of blanks in my family history.

I use this as a training place for helping others trying to find their ancestors to learn where they come from and who they may be related to.

Researching surnames on Boelling, Gardner,
Ungry, Wert, McLaughlin, Gustin, Brinkmann, Black,
Henry and others.

Been known to be a "Gravestone whisperer".
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Terenda Curtis Wyant
Updates have been made. Thanks
Added by Terenda Curtis Wyant on Jun 08, 2017 10:38 AM
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Added by Sam on May 02, 2017 2:02 PM
Mahala Vance
Mahala Vance and her husband Lemuel Vance are both buried at Johnson Cemetery, Solomon, DeWitt County, Illinois. The information given at indicates her maiden name as Judy. That is incorrect information. Lemuel and Vance and Mahala Idleman were married in Hardy County, Virginia on 20 June 1838. Mahala's parents were John Idleman and Appolonia "Abby" Frye. I myself descend from John and Abby Frye. I cannot provide information for either of them because the location of their burial place on or near their land near Lahmansville, present-day Grant County (but Hardy County, Virginia at the time of Mahala's birth), West Virginia is unknown. At the 1850 census, John Idleman is living as a widower in the household of Lemuel and Mahala Vance.....because Idleman's wife Abby (Frye) was dead by 1840. Kindest regards, Gary Tucker
Added by Tito on Apr 24, 2017 9:56 AM
Joseph Mann
William Gustin

My goodness, he was one of 27 siblings. Daddy was very busy.

I checked with cemetery records and they do not have a listing for William Gustin at Greenwood. There are several Gustins buried there, but the earliest recorded burial was in 1953.

Many union and confederate soldiers where buried at Greenwood and Fireman (now Cypress Grove) and other locations during the civil war. However, union soldiers were re-interred at Monument Cemetery (now Chalmette National Cemetery). I checked with the Chalmette list of burials and he is not listed. However, there are over 2,000 unknown burials. I suspect he is at Chalmette under an unknown marker.

Confederate remains were relocated to the Confederate Monument at Greenwood. There are a few hundred remains were buried in that grave, with only one identified (Mumford). Union forces did not bury many, if any, confederates at Chalmette. Many confederates were discovered at the defunct Cypress Grove Cemetery, and are currently under Canal Street in New Orleans.

I am currently out of town but upon my return I will go through the Greenwood archives to see if they have any information on William Gustin. Because the burial is so old, I suspect they will not no data on him.

I hope this helps.

Added by Joseph Mann on Dec 22, 2016 9:05 AM
John S
RE: Summerfield
Mike Summerfield
10461 Spaulding Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68134
Thank his great grandparents are George Washington and Sarah Ellen Long Summerfield. I had new some of the Family moved to Nebraska years ago. I will get the names of other who moved. Most of this line is still in West Virginia.
Added by John S on Dec 15, 2016 5:35 PM
Ida Cross
you have Ida married to a Poland, she was only married to Cross and to Black. Joyce.. she was my great grandmother.
Added by Joyce on Dec 13, 2016 7:46 AM
Juanita Chrz
Louisa "Lou" Loveless McConnell Dunlavy
She is my husband's great aunt. We just found her will, and she died 14 January 1918 in Drake County, Iowa. Her son Basil McConnell was her executor. I am thinking she may be buried in the IOOF Cemetery in Bloomfield. I don't know if you are able to find more information or not. Thank you, Juanita Chrz
Added by Juanita Chrz on Nov 17, 2016 9:55 AM
judy kimball
RE: George Gardner
Hi Tom,
I would be delighted to exchange information.
Shall we proceed off line?
Added by judy kimball on Apr 22, 2016 11:18 AM
Bill Foy
Mary Black and Blanch Black.
Mary is my aunt (Mary Foy) and I see some old messages about them . If still interested contact me. just joined so don't know how this works. Both Mary and Henry died in CA. Blanche had their bodies shipped to Cheyenne although they spent their lives in Laramie only living in Cheyenne a short time. While living in Cheyenne Blanches new husband was killed in a car accident he was buried in his families plot. There were several vacant spaces so I guess that is why she sent them here. There are no grave stones as I checked that several years ago. Bill Foy
Added by Bill Foy on Mar 16, 2016 1:51 PM
George Foy
RE: Mary Foy Black
Hi Tom,

No, I don't have Mary's obituary. The only person who might have it is Mary's brother John William Foy's son, William G. Foy. Bill is 87 years old but is still of sound mind. I will contact him to see if he has the obituary.

George Foy
Added by George Foy on Feb 21, 2015 10:02 PM
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