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Rev. Dale Sims (#47238797)
 member for 7 years, 8 months, 10 days
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Bio Photo I have been doing genealogy for several years and have taken several pictures of my family and relatives grave stones. I am a retired pastor and my wife and I do a lot of traveling. I have many hobbies but photography probably tops the list even though some pictures don't come out the way I want. When I take a picture I try to make it as readable as I can and try to post all that is on the stone. I'm not just trying to post to get a large number but to help others with genealogy as I have been helped.
I have found a lot of newspaper articles and the funeral brochures that my parents had of people that I didn't know but I have posted several. I would be glad to help in any way that I can. I will transfer your relatives or close friends if they are not my relatives.
You may use any pictures that I have posted for genealogy purposes only.
Rev.Dale Sims
(Central), Illinois

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Helena McCluskey-Lewis
Bro. Dudley
Hi Dale, I've transferred the memorial for Bro. Dudley as you requested.
Added by Helena McCluskey-Lewis on Oct 17, 2017 4:05 PM
Thanks for the transfer
Added by KingPhillips on Sep 26, 2017 9:37 AM
Sherry Smith-Stanford
RE: Two Wm. Rudicills/Rudisills
I'll work on it this week, Dale. I'll keep you posted. sherry
Added by Sherry Smith-Stanford on Sep 01, 2017 10:28 AM
Sherry Smith-Stanford
Two Wm. Rudicills/Rudisills
Hi, John. I am still working at Bliss Cemetery in Champaign County, Illinois. There are 2 different William Rudicills/Rudisills at the cemetery. You have them both entered, but you have the same gravestone photo for both. I'm going out Sunday, and I will verify which William the photo you have goes with. I think it's the William whose Dad is Washington, but I will double check. I'll also try to track down the other William's stone. Their surnames are spelled differently. Thanks so much. sherry smith-stanford
Added by Sherry Smith-Stanford on Sep 01, 2017 6:38 AM
John M. Nance
John H Nance Big John
Hi John is my father. You entered his info and I thank you.
However the dates are wrong and as a contributer I'd like to take it over. Thanks again and God bless.
John M Nance
Added by John M. Nance on Aug 30, 2017 11:36 PM
Susan Hill
Andrew Shehorn, 48th Illinois Infantry Regiment, 181940346
Hello -
I am the Maple Hill Cemetery Historian and presently researching and locating all Union Soldiers that died here in Huntsville, Alabama between 1861-1865.

Being that the Union soldier was in *gasp* the South, they were sadly placed in unmarked graves.

I was able to connect Andrew to his family by researching the Pension papers that I obtained from several sources and the state of Illinois.(

At this time, Andrew does not have a "marker" but he soon will as it is part of a project that will be taking place over the next few years.

Of the 228 (to date) soldiers that I have found as having died here in Huntsville, Alabama, during the War of 1861, I found approx. 10% have Find A Grave memorials (i.e. buried in National Cemeteries and/or hometown cemeteries).

My desire is to give these soldiers a memorial that gives information on their life while in the army and what caused/lead them to come to Huntsville, Alabama where their life was ultimately taken either by skirmish, train accident and/or disease.

In the 48th Illinois Infantry Regiment, Andrew had the fellow soldier William Connelly (memorial not created as of today) and William Turnham (181819229)that died here also.

If you have more information on Andrew (his life before the war) please let me know. I would love to be able to give him a 'beginning to end' bio on his memorial.

Susan Hill
Maple Hill Cemetery Historian
Huntsville, Alabama Volunteer
Added by Susan Hill on Aug 17, 2017 2:29 PM
Emily Briley
My apologies for sending a bio update twice. :^)
Added by Harlon on Jun 13, 2017 8:53 PM
janet donner
Wm Brown and wife
Great pictures thanks so much
Added by janet donner on Apr 22, 2017 7:28 AM
Martha Kelley
Rev. William Thomas "W.T." Witherspoon
Hello Rev. Sims,
I am the granddaughter of William Thomas Witherspoon. I would like to have Rev. Witherspoon's memorial transferred to me if you wouldn't mind. I have created and am still creating other memorials for this family as well.

Thank you very much for taking the time and effort to post the lengthy biography of my grandfather's life in the church. Did you know him?

Best regards,
Martha Witherspoon Kelley
Added by Martha Kelley on Mar 12, 2017 12:00 PM
Alice Seitz
Daune R, Severe
Dear Rev.Sims,
Daune is my brother and he is not at the Glenwood Cemetery. He is at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Shelbyville.

Thank you,
Alice Seitz
Added by Alice Seitz on Feb 05, 2017 2:59 PM
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