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Susan Ralston
Rosina Maria young-Widdifield
The informatin in Rosina's Findagrave references a male. Is this a mistake? Rosina is described as "being buried beside his wife" and is referred to as a "he." Rosina was a female.
Added by Susan Ralston on Dec 11, 2016 10:09 AM
Kathy Topping
vergrem Cemetery lots
Your Welcome. There is an online website that has the place that you can look up the plot info.
Added by Kathy Topping on Mar 17, 2016 10:42 PM
RE: Stanley Finch Davis I 63566533
hey no prob at all
Added by Bobby on Mar 16, 2016 8:06 PM
Frank Ridenour
In a little know booklet entitled "LaCrosse Time Trip 1897", by Doug Connell, it states that on March 23, 1897 that Frank Ridenour died at 4:15 PM, precisely the time the clock stopped in the Winneshiek Club rooms where Frank was a member and worked there as a janitor.
Added by Pishaw on Mar 09, 2016 7:36 PM
Carl Bennett
RE: Jean Martin St. Denis
She was a very good friend with whom I played much music. Do you know if she is in a cemetery?
Good wishes,
Carl Bennett
Added by Carl Bennett on Oct 16, 2015 2:25 PM
RE: Laura Isabel Young Riedel
You are welcome. Let me know if you want me to transfer the memorial to you.
Added by Phyllis on Aug 27, 2015 10:01 AM
M F Whiting
headstone pictures
When the dates are added for Vida I will take a new picture and add to site.

M Whiting
Added by M F Whiting on Jun 25, 2015 8:43 PM
Al Dawson
Charlotte TUPPER Ridenour
She was my great-great-grandmother (Al Dawson,
Added by Al Dawson on Jun 02, 2015 7:51 AM
Elisabeth Spicer
RE: Elijah Henderson Saffels
Yes, George Anderson Saffels was my grandfather, and he was the son of Lawrence Lorando Saffels. L.L. Saffels moved the family from Monroe Co., in East Tennessee to DeKalb Co., AL when my grandfather was 13 years old. L.L. Saffels became a prosperous landowner in the timber business on Sand Mountain in DeKalb Co., AL. My great grandmother, Margaret Emma Moses Saffels, died fairly young from cancer, and L.L. Saffels remarried a young woman after several years. His second wife, Lucy, and youngest daughter, Grace, got all of the inheritance when L.L. Saffels died. He did not leave a will, and none of his sons or daughters from his first marriage received anything. His youngest daughter, Grace Saffels Coleman, was not much older than my dad, and fortunately Grace and my dad became good friends as the years went by. George Anderson Saffels died before I was born (I'm the youngest child), but my father was excellent at relating the family tales to me, and I always begged for more! My father was the youngest son (of 5 sons!) of George Anderson Saffels, and his name was George Aaron "Pete" Saffels. The only people who called my dad "Pete" were his brothers, cousins, and other relatives and friends who knew him in his youth. His mom and my mom called him Aaron. In the military in WW II and in college he had to go by his first name of George. After he was established as an adult and as a school principal/teacher and church deacon, he was known as "G.A." I could always tell where someone knew him from by what they called him. :-) I am interested in your connection to the family. I also have a Graves connection. George Anderson Saffels was the husband of Sarah Jane "Jennie" Chandler Saffels. S.J. Chandler Saffels was the granddaughter of Mary Jane Graves Chandler Dobbs (widowed during Civil War & remarried to Dobbs), and great Granddaughter of William Graves, b. 1797 in NC. Is this a connection to your Graves? I have wondered if my dad's name Aaron came from Aaron Graves in the Graves family tree. Sorry, I am rambling... I could talk genealogy forever! Thanks!!

Elisabeth Saffels Spicer
Added by Elisabeth Spicer on May 27, 2015 10:33 AM
Elisabeth Spicer
Elijah Henderson Saffels
Elijah Henderson Saffels is my direct ancestor, and my family spent years working on his life story. My mom uncovered court records years ago that led us to know who his father was (James Saffels).
I have a couple of comments about him. First, for some reason unknown to us, he was known by the nickname of "Dick." My grandfather, who was his grandson, only knew his name as "Dick," and assumed that his legal name might be Richard. That is what he told my parents as they were starting the family history project. My parents chased that rabbit for a while before uncovering records that showed his legal name was Elijah Henderson Saffels. Apparently, this is a family trait because my dad's nickname given by his older brothers was "Pete," which had no relationship to his legal given name of George Aaron Saffels. In a post war survey of a survivor from the Lillard's 3rd TN, he refers to one of his friends as Dick Saffels.
The second comment is that his burial place is unknown. He is not buried at Lebanon Cemetery, where my grandparents are buried. A memorial stone was placed there by my dad. In E.H. Saffels's Confederate Military Service Record, it shows that he was paroled at Vicksburg on 10 July 1863 and that he died 22 July 1863. The family was informed that he died somewhere around Mobile, AL. Many sick and wounded Confederates were sent by boat to the hospital at Point Clear after being paroled at Vicksburg. By process of elimination of other sites and records, I suspect that he might actually be interred at Point Clear Confederate Rest Cemetery in Baldwin Co., AL.

I hope this helps.
Added by Elisabeth Spicer on May 26, 2015 6:38 PM
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