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Chris Hicks
RE: Location of the cemetery
I hope I am not to late to reach you! I have an ancestor on my wifes side buried there. his name is John Deloss Timmerman. He was wounded and died in the civil war.
My email address is:

Thank you for being willing to do this!
Chris & Laure Hicks
New Orleans, LA
Added by Chris Hicks on Mar 31, 2012 10:34 PM
Chris Hicks
Location of the cemetery
Thanks for adding this cemetery. I am having a hard time finding the actual location, and ask if you could please give some type of directions. I have narrowed the location down to being in or near Portland, Il.

Thank you,
Chris Hicks
New Orleans, LA

Also, in my quest to try and figure out the location, I came across some good history of Whiteside county that you or anyone else might be interested in:

Here is an excerpt I pulled from the website:

"...the good people of the lower part of the town built a meeting-house, known as the Sharon church, which cost about $800. Nathaniel Norton contributed more than half of the amount. The building was a good one, and is standing to this day, being the only church edifice in town. Robert Getty, J. S. Logan, and others, also aided in its construction. The erection of so good a building at that early day was creditable to the people of the town. Rev. Daniel Rockwell was the first pastor. The building is owned by the Presbyterians."
Added by Chris Hicks on Mar 01, 2012 10:30 AM
Dave and Pam Jindrich
RE: Sharon Cemetery, Whiteside Co., Illinois
You're very welcome. That was our first and only visit to that cemetery. It is a desolate place, isn't it? Went there to fulfill a request, it had just started to sprinkle so the stones all have little dots like measles. If I go again this year I'll be glad to look for more of your family members. Be sure to check out IL Genealogy Trails for Whiteside Co. and also Tampico Historical Society webpages for more information.

Added by Dave and Pam Jindrich on Jan 22, 2012 9:58 AM
Butcher Mary Jane
RE: Rowland/Garber
Hi Claudia,

Bummer....I really am beginning to wonder if Garber was Ellen's maiden name. My information was 2nd hand. This generation has really been a challenge....Oh well, I hope to go on the road to look in addition to using do appreciate your help. I have both Rowland/Rowlett tree (my side) and my husband's Butcher/Sturgis in Our Butcher's were Missouri, Rockingham, VA and Pike County Ohio, Prussia. Happy hunting, and thanks again for your help!

Added by Butcher Mary Jane on Sep 11, 2010 4:41 PM
Butcher Mary Jane
RE: Rowland/Garber
Awesome. Thanks Claudia. I look forward to hearing from you. MJ
Added by Butcher Mary Jane on Sep 10, 2010 2:36 PM
Butcher Mary Jane
I am looking for the grave of Ellen/Eleanor Rowland/Rolind and her husband Thomas. Eleanor is thought to be buried at Sharon Cemetary, Whiteside County, ILL. She and her husband and two children lived in Geneseo,Illinois. Records also indicate Phoenix township and Cornwall, Ill.
Ellen's maiden name is thought to be Garber.
I believe she died in the fall of 1860. Thanks so much for any help.
Added by Butcher Mary Jane on Sep 10, 2010 7:41 AM

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