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Linda R.F. Arnold (#46617526)
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Bio Photo My interest in genealogy began as a child, but didn't realize then I was "a genealogist". I've been actively doing genealogy since the early 1970s which now has become an obsession. I research online utilizing, USGenWeb sites, and many, many others including Find-A-Grave on a daily basis.
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RE: Whetsel Family of Ohio
Hi Linda,

My information parallels with yours. I can’t offer any solid proof that Eliza’s mother is in fact Louisia.

The encouraging note is I have a marriage record stating that Eliza Ann Elizabeth Whetsel married Josiah Frazell in Douglas County, Illinois 17 Jan 1866.

How that is interesting is that her sister, Catherine “Katie” Whetsel married John W Riley in Douglas County, Illinois. Also, her other sister, Arville Whetsel married Michael Harshbarger in Douglas County Illinois.

Hope that helps, and all the best, Sandra
Added by Sandra on Apr 21, 2017 1:56 PM
James Wallace
William Bridges 1777-1845
Wife is Jane Lair. She applied for a pension claiming William served in the War of 1812. I believe Jane may be the daughter of Charles and Nancy Lair, also of Macoupin County, but originally from Tennessee or Kentucky. I am descendant of William and Jane through their daughter Nancy Madwire Bridges who married George Crawford. They too are buried in Macoupin County.
Added by James Wallace on Jul 22, 2016 3:51 PM
My Labor of Love
Catharine (née Eaton) Freelove 46617526 vs. 146683558
Hey Linda -

On the 21 Jan 2016 I sent you all the information that you needed for Catharine. According to her memorial that you made, it's stating that you are still requiring confirmation.

So here's everything that I sent you previously:

Their suggestion:
Catharine is buried at Spring Lake Cemetery in Aurora, Kane, Illinois.

Go to this link (proof of death date & burial location):

Search "Freelove" for last name

It will come up with 3 entries:
Last Name First Name Death Date Cemetery
Freelove Catharine 28-Oct-1878 Spring Lake
Freelove John A. 6-Jul-1876 Spring Lake
Freelove Mrs. M. J. 21-Sep-1891 Spring Lake

Next go to this link (proof of Cemetery & interment date):

Click on "J" under the East Section
Then click on "275"

Again, there are 3 entries:

Lot JE-275
Owner: Martha J. Freelove
NAME Interment # Interment
Catharine Freelove 813 10/30/1878
John A. Freelove 658 7/9/1876
Martha J. Freelove 1996 9/24/1891

Next go to (proof of death location, death age & death date):

Type in "Freelove"

There are 9 entries:

The 4th entry is for Catharine:

Name of Deceased Date City Age Sex Volume Page Cert No County


See 1870 US Census record for Aurora here:

See Lines 22 - 24 - It's indexed wrong in Ancestry & FamilySearch - if you look closely, it does state Freelove.

I hope this helps.

Take Care,
"My Labor of Love"
Added by My Labor of Love on Jun 05, 2016 7:37 PM
Phebe M Gage
Expect to see an email in your inbox shortly. :)
Added by paperdragonwings on Apr 03, 2014 3:52 PM
Connie Clark
RE: Killam Cemetery Photos
I am sending you every photo we took in Killam, you may see something I missed. Now it was worth the ticks on me! Take care, connie
Added by Connie Clark on Aug 03, 2013 8:37 AM
Connie Clark
RE: Killam Cemetery Photos
Sure, I would love to add them , I will try to get them to you sometime this weekend. I am not a find a grave bully :) we go out to find them for others to use as they wish. Actually see If you can download to your computer from findagrave and send to her, if you can't , let me know and I will email. Connie
Added by Connie Clark on Aug 03, 2013 7:30 AM
Connie Clark
RE: Killam Cemetery Photos
Linda, you are very welcome, it was our pleasure. We went there after going to another overgrown cemetery called Norvell . Both were almost impossible to get through. We were so happy to find all but one in Killam. The homeowner nearby told us how to get to it. I was thrilled when I got home and uploaded the photos and saw Margaret was on the bottom of the stone, in the cemetery I thought 5 yr old Margaret was her. Take care, Connie and Wayne Clark, Auburn, Illinois :)
Added by Connie Clark on Aug 02, 2013 9:39 PM
Our Family History
Leonard H. Wheeler
Hi Linda,

Thank you for making the links.

Donna Cain
Added by Our Family History on Feb 11, 2013 1:18 PM
Laura Charles
Don't give in
Hi Linda,

Don't give in the the folks that like to cause trouble, i am still being hounded by a few as well, but i am not giving up or giving in it is hard sometimes and it just makes you mad but, dont' let them win

Hugs and Love

Added by Laura Charles on Feb 07, 2013 11:05 PM
Our Family History
Wheeler changes
Hi Linda,

Thank You for making the changes and if I have any more I will send them your way.

Donna Cain
Added by Our Family History on Feb 06, 2013 2:26 PM
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