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Linda (#46626647)
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Bio Photo I am a member of Daughters of the American Revolution, the Jamestowne Society, Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, the National Huguenot Society, and the Colonial Dames of the 17th Century. I just love researching family histories. I taught Jr. High English in the public schools for fourteen years. I was an Elementary Counselor and a librarian for fifteen years.

I would love your contributions to the pages I've added. I especially want pictures of the people I have listed here. I am taking pictures of all the tombstones in my area in order to preserve family histories for future generations, especially those who wish to join DAR and other societies. I want to honor these people and truly wish for them to be "Gone but Not Forgotten." I want to create a page for each person with pictures and biographical information. My DAR webpage is at
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The Genealogy Genie
RE: Van Sickle Research
Hi Linda. I'm happy to help with your Van Sickle research, but I will need a bit more information on Gussie in order to locate the right family. We can continue to talk through Find A Grave, or you can email me at themiyamas at hotmail dot com. Thanks!- Jeannie
Added by The Genealogy Genie on Jun 22, 2017 3:50 PM
Shawn Short
RE: Kalaher / Kaleher Family
Yes, I just sent you a email with some of the photos I have. I think I have the girls labled correctly but have no Idea?
Sincerely, Shawn.
Added by Shawn Short on Jun 13, 2017 3:22 PM
Shawn Short
RE: Kalaher / Kaleher Family
Yes, I would love to share what I have with you.

A History of Greene county Illinois gives a record of St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Carrollton, Ill., which was organized in 1860. Members of the Parish included the names of Carmody, Kalaher, and Connole. The early records of the parish show that most members were from County Clare, Ireland. The records also show that a Michael Kalaher born in 18 45, the 3rd. of a family of 13, while yet a child came to Carrollton, from Ireland with his parents, Patrick Kalaher and wife Margaret Doolan Kalaher, in 1854. The family at that time consisted of 6 children. Michael was listed as a farmer near Carrollton. Also among the members of the Parish was a Bridget Connole and her Husband John Connole, a Laborer. John Connole from personal knowledge married Bridget Kalaher, and she was born in 1840 and died in 1925. Bridget would have been five years older than Michael, spoken of above. Bridget's mother, Margaret Doolan Kalaher, died on Oct. 18, 1905, shortly after the birth of the writer. Many of her family lived in and around Carrollton, Ill. Two sisters of Bridget, married and lived in Kansas City, Mo. Their married names were Vaughn, and McInerney.
John Connole, was born in 18 27, and died in 1921. After his marriage to Bridget Kalaher, he worked as a section Foreman for the Chicago and Alton Railroad, between the towns of Alton and Roodhouse, Ill. They li8ved in Carrollton, Ill., were most of their family were born. In 188 6 John and his family moved west to Kansas and bought 160 acres of land in Douglas County, in the then vicinity of Belvoir. He bought from Elan Eldred, Sgt. Capt. Carlins C. Ill. Militia, Black Hawk, specifically, the NE 1/4, Sec. 19, Twn, 13, Range 18, and received land office warrant No. 11336, signed by Buchanan. John and his family farmed this land until he was nearly eighty years old. He moved to Kansas City, Mo., then to live with his daughter Mary Connole Smith. He died in 1921 at the age of 94, and was buried in the St. Mary Cemetery. Bridget lived several years after her husband's death with their daughter Mary, in Kansas City. Bridget sustained a stroke after she was over 80 and since she was paralyzed over half of her body, Mary could not take care of her alone. She was brought to the home of another daughter, Bertha Elizabeth, (Mrs. William T. Ice) at their home South of Stull, Kansas and together the sisters, cared for her for over six months, until her death in 1925.

Sincerely, Shawn Short.
Added by Shawn Short on Jun 13, 2017 2:27 PM
C. Lewis
Jesse A Pearcy
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thanks for giving of your time and energy to take a beautiful picture.
Added by C. Lewis on May 26, 2017 4:03 PM
Ryan Colter
David and Maude Link
Linda, I have came across a picture of my Great Grandparents when they were dating and in the picture was David Link and Maude Williams before they were married and living in Osgood Missouri. I will try to post it to their page here.
Added by Ryan Colter on Jun 06, 2016 5:33 PM
Cheri Nelson
RE: Cheri
My email is also. Look forward to seeing you while I am there.
Added by Cheri Nelson on Jun 03, 2016 5:28 PM
RE: Wilbore & Porter
You are welcome. I try to sponsor my direct ancestors who are not already sponsored. It is my way of honoring those who came before us. Regards, Linne
Added by Velcro on May 17, 2016 7:15 PM
wanda luntsford
Mary Bozarth
I m posting a photo for her, the stone is down and broken off, done the best I could with what we
had to work with. James does not have a stone.
You might see if the Shelby County museum has him
listed. I have requested the info for sometime and
have not received it so he may not be listed Mary is buried next to Susan in Old Shelbina believe its block 6
Added by wanda luntsford on Apr 25, 2016 7:18 AM
RE: Achsa Finney
I would love to, Linda! It seems like there should be a Bastardy Bond somewhere for her, as well, perhaps it is lost forever. Such a frustrating mystery!
Added by TFG on Apr 06, 2016 5:29 AM
Achsa Finney

I've noticed you've done so much work on this family. I was wondering if there was any new information on who might be the father of Isabell's daughter, Achsa (Axie, Ettie). She is in my line and would very much like to confirm who her father is) and if Michael Vestral was her father, as well as Obediah's).


Added by TFG on Apr 05, 2016 4:17 PM
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