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Cindy Cornwell McCachern (#46810811)
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Alice
Mary Cornwell Conrad Memorial
Hi Cindy, I have added Mary's father's name as you suggested. Thank you for your input.
Alice

Added by Alice on Apr 19, 2014 11:14 AM

cmm 945
Daniel Washington Cornwell
Hi Cindy, I accepted your suggested edits and transferred him to you. He may have living relatives in the area who remember him because those flowers were there when I took the photo. Regards, Charlie

Added by cmm 945 on Apr 18, 2014 10:03 PM

Backwoodsman
RE: Thanks
You're more than welcome. I was afraid I would never find this cemetery because of the vague description of it's location. I lucked out and found a landowner nearby that took me to the general area and with a little hiking around we found it. I love to find these old, forgotten or neglected cemeteries.
Keep up the good work.
Backwoodsman

Added by Backwoodsman on Apr 14, 2014 5:46 PM

Marcea
RE: Burnsides
It's memorial #45306061. His name is William Burnsides. He's buried in the Bluegrass Cemetery in Clark County, Illinois.He's my 3 great grandfather.

Added by Marcea on Apr 13, 2014 10:31 PM

Marcea
Burnsides
I don't think Della Maria Burnsides is William Burnsides daughter. He died in 1869 & his wife died in 1880. Della Maria was born in 1883. She might be a granddaughter but not his daughter.

Added by Marcea on Apr 13, 2014 5:37 PM

Nynaeve
Cornwells
I am putting the stones in as fast as I can edit them for Cornwells in Rossville. Filled in a bunch today! Take a look.

Dee
Nynaeve at Find A Grave

Added by Nynaeve on Apr 11, 2014 4:46 PM

Margaret Ely Rule
RE: GRAVE PHOTO
LIKE ON THE GRAVEYARD WHERE YOU HAVE TAKEN THE PHOTO. I CAN PUT A PICTURE ON A SIGHT FOR MY FAMILY BUT WAS NOT SURE HOW TO DO IT FOR PEOPLE THAT WANTED THE PHOTO TAKEN.

Added by Margaret Ely Rule on Apr 06, 2014 1:40 PM

Margaret Ely Rule
RE: GRAVE PHOTO
yes that helped. also I want to get stones for people that request someone to take a photo for them . do I have to claim the photo first? I have taken request photos, like in Brandenburg Ky, but after I take them I do not know how to get them to the person that requested them. I like to do requests but not sure what to do with them after I get them. I hope this makes sense. thank you for your help margaret

Added by Margaret Ely Rule on Apr 06, 2014 7:40 AM

Robert Johnson
Harriet Brinkerhoff Borton
Hello:

I am descended from the Bortons and Clarks of Edgar county (see Borton, Illinois and Embarrass Cemetery) I am curious re Harriet Brinkerhoff Borton and to this point I cannot make the family connection. I was hoping you may have some thoughts on the matter.

Thank you in advance for help light you may be able to shed on this.

Respectfully,

Robert L. Johnson
Lincoln Park
Chicago

Added by Robert Johnson on Apr 05, 2014 5:39 PM

Linda
Burkett
I' m not sure if you got my other email Cindy but I descend from Michael Burkett, son of Israel. I notice that you have Israel as being born in Stuttgart and I was wondering if this is a fact? I was in Germany 3 years ago and I was very close in my search as I was in Ulm. Thinking how close I came but not close enough, right? You have been so helpful to all of us researching Israel and family and it always been my search to find where he was born. His village, his people. I would love to know so much more about him and why he came to the states, so early. 1751! Would you share anything you have with me?
Sincerely, Linda

Added by Linda on Apr 05, 2014 7:16 AM

Elm Lawn Cemetery
RE: Thank You
You are very welcome :)

Added by Elm Lawn Cemetery on Apr 02, 2014 5:49 AM

EJWils
RE: Thank You
YOU'RE WELCOME!

Added by EJWils on Mar 31, 2014 7:06 PM

April K
RE: Thank You
You're welcome Cindy! Glad I could help :)

Added by April K on Mar 31, 2014 6:21 PM

Margaret Ely Rule
GRAVE PHOTO
I WANT TO TAKE PICTURES OF GRAVES PEOPLE REQUEST, BUT I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO PUT THEM ON FIND A GRAVE AFTER I GET THEM COULD YOU EXPLAIN HOW TO DO THIS PLEASE. I DO NOT KNOW WHO TO ASK. THANKS

Added by Margaret Ely Rule on Mar 29, 2014 11:13 AM

Family Seeker
William Lionberger
Thank you for linking William to the family. I have requested Arminta, and if I find Anna all nine will be listed as siblings.
Tabitha at one time also had the other four of John's children to raise. The oldest of John's first family, my Great Grandmother Susan and her brother Henry (probably John Henry), Matilda and John Henry (the second family).

Added by Family Seeker on Mar 25, 2014 11:49 AM

Garland Hill
thank you
for the help on family

Added by Garland Hill on Mar 25, 2014 5:16 AM

Sandy
RE: Thank You
You are very welcome. I was out at the cemetery today and they said they received 14 headstones today and will be installing them in the next day or two. I will go out again and see if one has been placed on Marys' grave.

Added by Sandy on Mar 24, 2014 5:54 PM

Deborah Sweet
Esther Cornwell memorial
Hi! I wanted to get in touch with you because there is a major problem with the memorial you are listed as maintaining at Find-a-grave for Esther (Ward) Cornwell. I've pasted the URL below to make it easy for you to find the one I am talking about.
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=42259976

The problem is, the photograph of the stone, and the date of death you have are for a *different* Esther Cornwell. The date of birth is correct for Esther (Ward) Cornwell, though, and Esther (Ward) Cornwell and husband William Cornwell Jr. did have the son Andrew (1700-1756) you have linked here.
The person whose stone it is, and who died on 4/16, died in the year 1760; See The Hale Collection listing for this cemetery. It gives the year, which is now below soil grade, but from what I understand, is still legible if one pulls the grass away.
This burial & stone is for the woman was the wife of the SON of Esther (Ward) and William Cornwell, Jr., whose name was also William Cornwell. So you've two sets of William and Esthers, which makes your error quite understandable.
I include the use of the terms "Jr" and "Sr" as that is how they were called on various records.

The correct information for this stone should read:
Esther (Savage) Cornwell, wife of William Cornwell.
b. 9/2/1697 in Middletown, Middlesex, CT., the d/o Nathaniel and Esther (nee?) Savage
md. William Cornwell on 4/2/1764 in Middletown (s/o William Cornwell Jr. and Esther Ward)
d. 4/16/1760 in Chatham, Middlesex Co., CT. [note - the town of Portland was not in existence yet. It wasn't "taken off" from the town of Chatham until 1841!]
Burial: Originally in the "Old Cemetery" in Chatham. Stones were later removed to Trinity Cemetery, in what is now the town of Portland.

For her husband:
William Cornwell, s/o William Cornwell, Jr. and Esther Ward
b. 10/20/1692 in Middletown [Note, while the vital records were recorded at Middletown, the family actually lived in Chatham]
d. 12/13/1755 Chatham
same burial information as for his wife

His parents:
William Cornwell, Jr., s/o William Cornwell Sr. and Mary Bell
b. 9/13/1671 Middletown, CT
md. Esther Ward 1/22/1690 in Middletown CT
d. 7/16/1747 in Middletown, CT [note again, that for all the VR's, they actually lived in Chatham, but events were recorded in Middletown, at that time the county seat].
burial - Originally in the Old Cemetery in Chatham; later removed to Trinity Church Cemetery in what is now Portland

His wife, Esther Ward, d/o John Ward and Mary Harris
baptized 12/12/1669 in Middletown, CT
d. 7/13/1734 in Middletown, CT.
burial - there is nothing recorded for her in The Hale Collection. It is *assumed* she was also buried in The Old Cemetery, but it is possible her grave was lost before the rest of the stones were moved to Trinity Church Cemetery.

Here is The Hale Collection listing for The Old Cemetery, for the Cornwell burials. I have supplied all of the relationships in order to help with understanding who is who.
HALE Collection, "Old Cemetery," Town of Portland, Middlesex Co., CT.
They were ORIGINALLY buried in the Old Cemetery. At some point, all of these bodies (or just the headstones?) were removed to Trinity Church Cemetery. Hale Collection locates the Old Cemetery to have been "at Quarry's".


Cornwell, Esther, relict of William, died Apr. 16, 1760 [this is the wife of their SON, also William, wife ALSO Esther(Savage)]

Cornwell, Samuel, died Dec. 12, 1720, age 12 years [son of William & Esther (Ward)]

Cornwell, John, died Apr. 2, 1725, age 20 years [son of William & Esther (Ward); The year of death, 1725, is WRONG. His g.s. is still in existence, still very legible, and reads 1723. This also fits with his age at death, and his documented date of birth of 1703]

Cornwell, William, died July 16, 1747, age 76 years [William Cornwell, Jr., h/o Esther Ward]

Cornwell, Mary, died Nov. 25, 1717, age 67 years [Mary (nee Bell) Cornwell. Mother of William Cornwell "Jr"; wife of William Cornwell, Sr (who d. 1692, and whose g.s. is not listed here, nor has it been found)]

Cornwell, Elizabeth, wife of Andrew, died Mar., 1747, age 50 years [Andrew was a son of William Cornwell Jr and wife Esther Ward]


Most of the above information is documented and verifiable through the Barbour Collection (Middletown) and The Hale Collection, both of which are available free, online. I've noticed several people at ancestry.com have picked up this error, and it would be a shame if it spread too far. Would you be so kind as to repair this with the correct information I have supplied?

If you have any further questions please feel free to get in touch.
Thanks
Deborah Sweet, a many great granddaughter of Esther (Ward) and William Cornwell Jr.

Added by Deborah Sweet on Mar 23, 2014 9:26 PM

Mary Clarkson Turek
RE: Thank You
You are very welcome!

Added by Mary Clarkson Turek on Mar 23, 2014 1:22 PM

Joseph
RE: Thank You
Your welcome.

Added by Joseph on Mar 23, 2014 10:42 AM

carol griffin
memorial transfers
Cindy thank you for transfering Mattie,Lola and Jay Victor Query. Thanks Carol

Added by carol griffin on Mar 23, 2014 9:13 AM

M. Howe
Thomas Cornwell
I have added a grave photo for Thomas from Hampshire Center Cemetery and you had a request for any other Cornwell's buried there. All graves have been entered for this cemetery and there are no other Cornwell's on record.

Added by M. Howe on Mar 20, 2014 2:38 PM

Cheryl Nienhaus
Cornwell
Did any of your family members come from Connecticut. I'm researching my daughters family tree and they have Cornwell's in the line.

Added by Cheryl Nienhaus on Mar 18, 2014 8:40 PM

Linda Haynes
Maurice Glenn Wilhoit
I see you mange Mr. Wilhoit's memorial.
I was wondering if you knew him and had he ever been an Ag instructor at Cuba, Illinois.
Our FFA is doing a project regarding past members and instructors ... where are they now. A Maurice Wilhoit was an Ag instructor at Cuba HS in 1958.

Added by Linda Haynes on Mar 17, 2014 12:02 PM

Dana Jordan
Thank you
Thank you for the transfers!

Added by Dana Jordan on Mar 14, 2014 6:44 AM

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