|Anne Sears (#47022078)|
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|I am a recently retired school teacher. I've been doing genealogy for the past 30 years. I recently joined the Find a Grave website.|
I have completed photographing and uploading all the stones from the Little Rock Township Cemetery in Plano, Illinois. I still have about 10 pictures of very old faded stones that I will use the burial index to identify, but that project will wait until spring. If you wish any of the entries transfered to you, please email me.
The Griswold Cemetery south of Plano has now been completed. There are a number of unreadable stones in the cemetery. I have tried to identify them using an early reading of the cemetery, so that is why some stones may be hard to read.
Fowler Grove Cemetery north of Plano has been completed.
Elmwood Cemetery is Yorkville is totally uploaded, thanks to some assistance with some of the stones.
Working on Pratt's Oak Law and Oak Ridge in Sandwich. Pratt's has a great many partially buried stones and who knows how many totally buried.
Millington-Newark has now been completed. That pretty well finishes the cemeteries in my neighborhood.
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|Jennifer Thompson||Eighth Indiana book|
My book on the Eighth Indiana has been published in a four volume series entitled, Above Us or Around Us. Volume I: The Story of the Bloody Eighth tells the history of both the three-month and three-year Eighth Indiana Infantry regiments from April 1861 to August 1865. Readers will learn how they chose their motto "Above Us or Around Us," how they earned their nickname "The Bloody Eighth," and what occurred during each battle. They will also learn about the soldiers' family ties, claims to fame, and tragic endings. This volume includes poems about the Battle of Cedar Creek and poems written by James Whitcomb Riley, whose father, uncle, and favorite teacher served in this regiment, and includes regimental correspondence. Volume II: The Men of the Bloody Eighth A-K and Volume III: The Men of the Bloody Eighth L-Z continue the story of the Eighth Indiana Infantry through the biographies of the soldiers and contrabands who served in this regiment. Readers will learn about the regiment's Medal of Honor recipient, the soldier who made and sold the first ice cream cone in the world, James Whitcomb Riley's teacher and relatives of James Whitcomb Riley and Carrie Nation, the soldier who held ten patents for his inventions, and the soldier related to Presidents William Henry Harrison and Benjamin Harrison. Two soldiers in this volume named the town of Windfall, Indiana. One soldier and his brother built the first threshing machine in Indiana. Several soldiers experienced close encounters with death or PTSD, which led to suicide. Some became murder victims or committed murder. These biographies will leave a lasting impression on readers as they learn more about the men of the Bloody Eighth. Volume IV: The Story and the Men of the Bloody Eighth in the News includes the newspaper articles that provide reports during the war and about brigade reunions after the war. The articles also help readers learn about tragedies, special events, and the deaths of the soldiers in this regiment. Readers can also follow a Tennessee murder trial. The men of the "Bloody Eighth" lived up to their motto "Above Us or Around Us" and are men to be remembered for years to come. This series is now available on Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1?ie=UTF8&text=Mrs.+Jennifer+Thompson&search-alias=books&field-author=Mrs.+Jennifer+Thompson&sort=relevancerank
|TCEng||Hummel Site OakRidge Cem|
Thanks Annie for all your work at Oakridge Cemetery.
When Co. F 127 Ill Volunteers returned in 1865, a freed slave came with them. He's buried in Oakridge. Would you know his name?
I am trying to assemble a complete list of Peter and Bathsheba Hummel's children. I cannot read that old marble tombstone correctly. Is there a source with a 98% reading for the whole Hummel Plot?
chris english, descendent Gladys Lillian Hummel Davis
Added by TCEng on Mar 13, 2017 12:43 PM
|Dena Palcek||Thank you|
Thank you so much for creating this project. I have been looking for my mom (Ardi Raske) since she passed away, over eight years ago now, and thanks to your work I have found her and can finally visit. She is at peace and so is my family, thank you again😊
|Mitch Ryder||John "Peter" Johnson|
You photographed the grave of John P. Johnson and stated his middle name is Peter. That name isn't on his grave marker. Please kindly tell me where you learned the name Peter. I suspect he is my great grandfather. LDS records show the death record for him only shows JOHNSON as his father and no mother name is present. Peter is a suitable middle name for my ancestor.
|Jan Summers||Janet Balentine Ferguson|
Hi, Anne, thank you for updating Janet's place of birth. Best regards, Jan
|Jan Summers||Janet Balentine Ferguson|
Hi Annie, Thank you for linking Janet to her parents. I have submitted an edit request to change her place of birth. I know that her death record gives Paisley but her birth was recorded in Stevenston, Ayr, Scotland. Thank you and best regards, Jan
Thank you thank you so much for the edit update on Hiram Stockham - # 91514151.
I appreciate it!
Added by Tami on Sep 07, 2016 8:12 PM
|Kendall Mellem||#72935369 again|
Henry Clay's marriage record names his wife as Eliza Jane Perkins. The photo on Henry's memorial is probably that of her grave. The memorial for her at #72934448 lists her only as Eliza.
|Kendall Mellem||Find A Grave Memorial# 72935369|
Hi, Anne. Please check the photo you've posted on memorial 72935369. Unless I'm misreading it, it appears to be on the wrong memorial. It's such a great photo, but it looks to be for someone named Jane, and it's posted on the memorial of Henry Graves. My apologies if I've misunderstood. :-)
Thanks for the info. Memorial has been updated.
Added by Serena61 on Jul 29, 2016 7:28 PM
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