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Wendy & John Corcoran ღ (#47387872)
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Bio Photo Looking for all 13 children and their families from Patrick William Corcoran and Emeline Amanda Alley. We are hosting a trip to Huddersfield, England 2011, County Mayo, Ireland 2012 and Lawrence, TN 2013. Richardson--in Carroll County, TN 2014. Hunter--in Arkansas 2015. We need everyone's help to follow our families trails!

We have over 12,411 family members with surnames of Corcoran-Hunter-Richardson-Zook-Moseley-Downing-King-Crowley and many more surnames on And, over 18,459 family members on my maiden name side--Seifferlein and Leyes families from Germany to South Bend, Indiana. Besides our German heritage we claim French, Austrian, Swiss and Prussian royalty.

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My mother, Elnora Lydia Seifferlein Leyes, has spent 74 years researching genealogy of our direct line. She traveled to Europe seven times to gain stamped records from the archives. She went to the Mormon Church in Utah before computers many times, to fill in missing family members dates and places.

Our line is much more complete because of her extraordinary efforts, starting with her grandmother in the 1940's and taking notes and using her newly purchased box camera to record family events.

Mom inspired the whole family to continue her work forward. I have taken many of these documents, newspaper clippings and photographs and placed them both on and here on My sister did in-the-field research with my mom in the 1980's. My older brother is a historian who worked for the Smithsonian in Washington, DC. He is writing a book for the Library of Congress. He and I flew with mom and dad to Europe and spent three weeks going through the Land Archives to gather stamped records of our family. Thank you mom for inspiring us and seeing the value in preserving our heritage! And, many thanks to our cousins who have shared and helped fill in our family trees with stories, newspaper clippings and photographs.

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We made a contribution to The Ellis Island Foundation--"The Wall of 700,000 Immigrants"--for Patrick William Corcoran's name was unveiled July 2011 in New York City. We paid for a headstone to mark his grave on Laurel Hill in April 2011. These two commemorate our first Corcoran family in America. We have a 9 generation wall chart. We are working on a book. We will share our GEDCOM file.

These lines included 3 European Royalties--Kings of England--Egbert, Henry I and Edward I. The famous Benjamin Crowley in Arkansas, are in our family, as well. We also have stories of our very poor families living in one room houses who were cotton mill workers, who never owned the house or the land beneath them. All of these make our lines "colorful" and fun to explore! Migrations are mostly from NY>VA>NC>TN>AR>AL on John's side. My side are through the Great Lakes, some stopped in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and others into both Michigan and Indiana.

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We believe genealogy should be free so living family members can connect. That's why we are adding some of our data here. We appreciate this site's opportunity, and we humbly thank the founder and his staff. Please give generously to this site to keep this tradition going.

Love hugs to all of my fellow genealogists who are so extraordinarly helpful. This is truely one gigantic puzzle that we spend thousands of hours on together. God Bless each and everyone of you for your humble part in preserving our sacred past! Thanks for being so nice and helpful.

ღ Wendy Leyes and John Corcoran ღ

I added the Old Bethel Cemetery in Lawrence County, TN.

This Baptist graveyard is abandoned. It has one half Alley-Ashmores buried there. The stones are now illegible. If you have any knowledge of the people buried here or any photographs please share!

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Howard Merle Lamborn, Sr
The photo you have for the above 124354137 is his father, Horace G Lamborn 124356521. I think it was wrong in
Added by PJB on Apr 28, 2017 4:20 PM
RE: Thank you, Patrivia......
You are welcome. Glad we could help.
Added by Patrivia on Apr 27, 2017 7:22 AM
Joseph Huber #175715954
Hello, although I could not locate a headstone for Joseph Huber in St. Clement's Cemetery, I did find one for Peter Huber (died 1895) and Magdenene (died 1896). Could they be a relation to you? If so, please let me know and I'll add this picture to the profiles you create. Thank you.
Karen VN
Added by KVN on Apr 25, 2017 3:52 PM
Martin Kieswetter #175754292
Upon searching for Martin Kieswetter in St Clement's Cemetery, I did not find a headstone for Martin but did find one for Linus (1891-1978) and his wife Mathilda Boegel Kieswetter (1888-1954). If you believe they may be relations to you, please set up a profile page and I'll be happy to submit their headstone photo. Just let me know.
Karen VN
Added by KVN on Apr 25, 2017 1:34 PM
Olive Hall
178723929 is her memorial
Added by LyndaBentz on Apr 24, 2017 3:24 PM
Carrie Flanagan
We fulfilled your photo request today. There is no grave marker for Carrie, but the photo is of the plot she is buried in. We were told at the office that there was no marker, but went out and investigated anyway. There is a gravestone for Robert Flanagan, 1877-1944.
Note the spelling of the surname. This is how Carrie's name is spelled on her death certificate too. And, yes, she died in Detroit. Edits have been made for these issues.
Team Patrivia
Added by Patrivia on Apr 24, 2017 11:13 AM
Lettie Wells
I have her maiden name as Potter. Parents were Lemuel and Lydia.
Added by PJ_LaChance on Apr 02, 2017 7:39 AM
Gerard Brownstone
RE: Thank you, Gerard....
Your Very Welcome ! Hope the snow is now over !
Added by Gerard Brownstone on Mar 29, 2017 8:28 PM
Karen Craig McAndrew
Cora P'Lettie' Wells
Are you the people looking for Lettie's last name?

I have a little information on her.

Added by Karen Craig McAndrew on Mar 21, 2017 1:35 PM
Gerard Brownstone
RE: We did it again...six more!
Your Very Welcome, I enjoy taking photos for you, glad you like them !
Added by Gerard Brownstone on Sep 13, 2016 9:07 PM
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