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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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Thank you Anne for the recent transfers of my family members of the Stouts and Suydams.

Added by Sharon on Sep 21, 2017 1:16 PM
Arnold and Suydam
Thank you for transferring to me Michael and Ann Stout. Would you also consider transferring the following who are also my g- g-grandparents:

Alford Arnold 73231378
Lucy Arnold 73231408

Simon Boice Suydam 103612118
Johanna Cortelyou Suydam 103611948

And again thank you for your transcribing efforts!
Added by Sharon on Sep 20, 2017 3:30 PM
Would you consider transferring?
Michael F. Stout 119597724
Ann Marie Suydam Stout 119597777

are my g-g grandparents. If they are not related to you I would appreciate the transfer. And, in any case, thanks for your work!

Added by Sharon on Sep 19, 2017 2:53 PM
Lynette W
RE: John Spickerman, DDS
Although technically ", DDS" is proper, if it causes search issues then I have to agree that it is best to just add the Dr. in front of his name. The real point is for others to be able to find the information easily.
Thanks for responding. Your experience will help with others that have titles after their name.
Added by Lynette W on Jul 31, 2017 9:02 AM
RE: Lillian Darnell Taylor
Ann ... I think we may have a problem.

First ... It's not just the busy fingers for me. It's that I work way to long into the night and wonder why the brain doesn't seem to work.

For the life of me, I can't find what triggered your message to me. My grandmother's name was never Lillian. Her name was always Lillie Mae Darnell until she married Walter Amos Taylor. Your calling her Lillian Darnell Taylor has got me wondering just what person we are talking about and if something is going awry. Hopefully you still have my grandmother's name as Lillie Mae Darnell. Did we ever settle her date of birth?

I've been working on separating 2 Bushnell women for WikiTree ... Lillie May Bushnell (who lived in Little Rock and then Squaw Grove and Hinckley) and Lillian Darnell (daughter of Alfred Darnell, who married Lillie May's brother George H Bushnell who lived in Hinckley). Their being sister-in-laws with very similar names only got caught when the parents were being added. I will add more Bushnell family to Wiki someday in order to help others keep the two from being inadvertently merged again.

I was working on Darnells when this Bushnell issue fell in my lap. I hope that I didn't give you something that belonged to them while asking about the birth dates for Lillie Mae Darnell.
Added by KMN on Jul 25, 2017 11:12 AM
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Byron E. Shonts
Thanks for trying to find this one as well. Interesting that the memorial creator, Bev, mentioned specific wording under the inscription. One wonders where that came from.
Best regards,
Dave T.
Added by Sons of Union Veterans of... on Jun 21, 2017 3:09 PM
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Riley Smith
Thanks for trying to find this grave.
Dave T.
Added by Sons of Union Veterans of... on Jun 20, 2017 6:13 PM
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
Added by Jennifer Thompson on May 26, 2017 9:55 AM
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😊
Added by Dena Palcek on Jan 13, 2017 5:42 AM
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