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Zella (#46524425)
 member for 13 years, 5 months, 13 days
Amy Elizabeth
Wilbur and Nellie Thorn
Hi Zella, I transferred Wilbur and Nellie's memorials to you because I am in no way connected to them. I'm so glad you found them! I know you'll take care of their memorials! :)

Added by Amy Elizabeth on Jun 02, 2015 6:09 AM

Judy Seeley Price
So, instead of handing over management to a direct descendant who goes through everything with fine tooth comb.

Quote from you,
In the past I have been very liberal with transfers, including many out-of-guidelines transfers. I loved turning memorials over to family.

You have 10 of my family line Botzum's all of them in a direct line, including great grand parents, siblings,and everything,. It might take sometime for me to do this, But, I do it,, For one, I am in the 4th stage of MS, and all I do is genealogy. I speak to the Winklemans, who is the great granddaughter John George, and they have the Botzum farm still, But you don't want to give your work as far as because someone burnt you. I feel like I have been burnt by you as they are not even remotely your kin, they are my blood no matter how far back.. You would still have your name on the page as a creater, It is a lot of work for the 98 Botzums clan that i do have is to send it to you so you can do it yourself,,, You and AuntieJ, have both forgotten what this page/site is about connecting families of the past to the present. I have been doing this since 1990-1991 till now,, You and Auntie J are the only ones who have denied my request for a transfer. But, luckily there are some people who do this as a act of kindness and gladly share the site with me... with or with out guidelines. They are just happy and thrilled that they could help people connect and learn about their family no matter how far back they go. Your actions and supposed guidelines are very hurtful. I am so sorry I even asked you...

Added by Judy Seeley Price on Jun 01, 2015 8:28 AM

RE Amelia Krause dup
I deleted the duplicate memorial.
Thanks for transferring some of info.
C. Walker

Added by c.walker on May 30, 2015 6:57 PM

Dick Nixon
RE: Leah Rooney
Zella, Thanks for striving to assure the accuracy of the info on your memorials. Regarding the birth date I suggested for Leah Rooney's memorial, I used her age at death (yr/mo/da) from your memorial and "plugged" those variables into the web-based OCV Genealogy birth date calculator [link below] that calculates her birth date to be 2 Nov 1822. I then apparently erred in sending you a different birth date: the 12th vs the "correct SECOND" of November in 1822. Please change. Many thanks for your continuing support in my quest to document my central Pennsylvania kin. Dick

OCV link:

Added by Dick Nixon on May 30, 2015 12:57 PM

RE: Malinda Jolley

Added by Paulette on May 30, 2015 10:48 AM

Barbara B
RE: Susan Mitchell
You're very welcome for the photo...glad that I could help! Barbara

Added by Barbara B on May 27, 2015 7:52 PM

Malinda Jolley
Hi Zella
I saw that you are the one who submitted a photo of the headstone for Malinda Jolley. I currently live in AZ but am from PA. Malinda was my great, great great grandmother.
I was wondering if you have any other information on Malinda? My sister visited the Geeseytown Cemetery over the weekend and could not find the headstone. Do you know if it is located in the upper portion of the cemetery or the lower portion below the main road?
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Also any information on her father, John S Larison, who is also buried in the Geeseytown Cemetery.
Thank you

Added by Paulette on May 26, 2015 2:00 PM

Mayflower Pilgrim 332
Norris Eugene Smith
Thanks for recent edit & your beautiful photo on my cousin's memorial. I appreciate your time in visiting and photographing his gravesite. Richard

Added by Mayflower Pilgrim 332 on May 22, 2015 7:04 PM

Pamela Parks Costa
thanks for all the updates Zella


Added by Pamela Parks Costa on May 19, 2015 4:27 PM

Tim Edmunds
William John Edmunds
I Zella,

My g uncle William John Edmunds mother was Mary Ann Edmunds and not Anna.

In Welsh if her name was Anne, I am not sure whether it would be pronounced Anna or not.

However, my grandfather said her name was Mary Ann.



Added by Tim Edmunds on May 18, 2015 1:49 PM

RE: Pliny Wilcox
After a bit of digging, it looks like Marie or Mary Wilcox who married an unknown Hall, perhaps S. C. Hall. She shows up in the 1860 and 1870 US Census as Marie or Mary Wilcox living in the Franklin Wilcox household. There is a 1924 Polk Co., Iowa, marriage record for Charles F. Hall, b. 1869, whose parents were listed as Mary M. Wilcox and S. C. Hall. Let me know if you learn more.

Thank you.

Added by pmfrench on May 16, 2015 5:02 PM

RE: Pliny Wilcox
Wilcox, Pliny. Age 20. Residence Burlington, nativity Vermont. Enlisted Aug. 13, 1862. Mustered Aug. 13, 1862. Accidentally killed July 19, 1863, Bloomfield, Mo. Buried in National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks, (St. Louis,) Mo. Section 3 8, grave 7.

Source: Roster and REcord of Iowa Soldiers in the War of the Rebellion, Vol. IV, Des Moines, 1910, p. 196.


There is no assurance that the body wasn't moved at a later date, but...

...while listed in the burial records for Aspen Grove Cemetery as grave 14 in lot 3 of Block 249, he does not appear on the plat map for Block 249 which shows burials only through grave 12.

Also missing from the plat map is Marie W. Hall whose name appears on the grave marker below Pliny's who is listed as grave 15. Do you have any idea who she was?

Added by pmfrench on May 16, 2015 4:36 PM

Photo of Headstone
Could I use your headstone photo of Mary Cullum on my Ancestry tree? Also, I saw that you used a variant spelling of her maiden (double n in Monninger instead of Moninger or Moniger). The double n is usually the Maryland I was wondering if you knew where you located her maiden. Thanks so much for doing this.

Added by MWH on May 14, 2015 11:48 AM

RE: Aaron Tilley > Joel Tilley
Gotcha! Thank you for the quick reply!

Added by HarleyW on May 10, 2015 11:42 AM

Amy Elizabeth
RE: Beck
You can put in the photo requests if you'd like, and that way I can go through the photos I haven't uploaded yet to see if any of your requests are there. Otherwise I am just uploading in the order I took them. My husband helped and we took most of Section 5, but not quite all because we were beat! Regarding East Akron, I don't believe I've ever gone there to take headstone photos.

Added by Amy Elizabeth on May 10, 2015 7:50 AM

Amy Elizabeth
RE: William E. Young - Rose Hill
Yes, in fact I just submitted an edit including the GPS coordinates for his headstone. Have a great day :)

Added by Amy Elizabeth on May 06, 2015 5:38 AM

Amy Elizabeth
RE: William E. Young - Rose Hill
You're welcome! I photographed most of Section 5 and I'm sure it will take me a few weeks to get everything uploaded.

Added by Amy Elizabeth on May 05, 2015 12:50 PM

RE: Nash
Thanks - the pictures are great!

Added by Scott on May 04, 2015 10:05 AM

RE: name corrections
Hello, thank you so much! I have visited the site multiple times since then, and I have never seen your message until just now. I do so apologize. The site is fine. I am too sporadic a visitor to maintain anything and I think that you guys do a great no fantastic job. I don't submit very many corrections - so. You should keep it under your control. I work 62 hours a week. thanks again! Sami - uh, this recent one, who is A W Atherton - came up as I am searching for my ancestors and building geneology data. I found his ship out records in the United Kingdom Archives and it is a match - I have the birth year only and the birth town is Cheshire - he shipped out (looks like the British Navy) at age 19 from Lancashire, town of Liverpool. He was born in Cheshire. and he is just listed as A. W. Atherton, on the ships roster - and a matching census record in Cheshire says his name is Arthur W. Atherton, son of Eliza Stewart, "living on own means". His grave is in Israel with only A.W.Atherton and the date of his death there. Thanks

Added by SamiRose on May 03, 2015 6:54 PM

Mark Geesey
Elizabeth Gibson Keasey
You can ignore my last message. You answered the same question a year ago.

Added by Mark Geesey on May 03, 2015 6:39 AM

Mark Geesey
Elizabeth Gibson Keasey
Memorial # 12656718
I'm doing research on the Keasey family tree. Can you tell me the source of your information for Elizabeth's maiden name?
Thank you

Added by Mark Geesey on May 03, 2015 6:35 AM

Requested Correction of Frank Mandakunis
Hi..thank you very much for the email concerning the correction of a death certificate for Frank Mandakunis. It states on top of the original death certificate that a corrected death certificate was attached. Do you know where I may get a copy of the corrected death certificate. Thanks..George

Added by George on May 01, 2015 10:19 PM

RE: Hutchinsons
I got them both in Last name Henry & Deeser's
i just can't find a thing on the Desser's
any help is appriciated

Added by annie on Apr 29, 2015 4:25 PM

Kline Lynch
RE: Barnabus Slaven (Memorial# 38609948)
My record for Elizabeth Mary (Graham) Slaven indicates that she was born in 1760 in Dublin, Ireland, and died Jun. 10, 1836 in Poland, Ohio. She was the wife of Barnabus Slaven, Sr., born in 1759 in Antrim, Ireland and died Sep. 13, 1810 in Poland, Ohio.

She and Barnabus had six children: Barnabus Slaven (1785 1866), Andrew Slaven (1790 1866), Margaret Slaven Reed (1793 1863), George Slaven (1798 1859), Nancy Slaven Sullivan (1801 1863), and Mary Slaven Harris (1803 1863).

If we are confident that the posted birth date on this Elizabeth Slaven memorial (#35508978) is correct, than she cannot be this Elizabeth Graham who was born in 1760, and the mother of these children.

Thank you efforts and interest in this family.

Added by Kline Lynch on Apr 29, 2015 8:06 AM

Kline Lynch
RE: Barnabus Slaven (Memorial# 38609948)
Zella, thank you for helping me on this...!

Barnabus was married to Mary Lynch Slaven (Memorial# 50776994) in 1835. At the time of this marriage, he was 50 and Mary was 20 years old.

His mother is Elizabeth Mary Graham Slaven (Memorial# 35508978).

Elizabeth's stone says "Wife of Barnabas Slaven" because her husband was also named Barnabas Slaven. Elizabeth died on Jun. 10, 1836 in Poland. Her husband, Barnabus, Sr., died on Sep. 13, 1810 in Poland, Ohio, but as far as I know, no gravestone has been found for him.

Added by Kline Lynch on Apr 28, 2015 8:08 PM


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