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shirleyw55 (#47027432)
 member for 11 years, 9 months, 26 days
Carol Page Tilson
RE: Lydia Cole Nickerson

I'm a Colvin descendant and one of a small group of long-time, broad-brush Colvin researchers. Our main goal is finding vital records and other primary evidence which supplement, support, prove and sometimes disprove previously accepted but undocumented claims about Colvin family members.


Added by Carol Page Tilson on Jul 10, 2014 10:09 PM

Carol Page Tilson
Lydia Cole Nickerson

Just FYI:

Missouri Marriages, 1750-1920, LDS Film No. 955649 [via LDS FamilySearch]:

Name: George F. Noah
Spouse's Name: Lydia Nickerson
Marriage Date: 07 Jul 1853
Marriage Place: Daviess Co, Missouri

Name: Jabez Simpson
Spouse's Name: Liddy Nickerson
Marriage Date: 24 Jan 1861
Marriage Place: Daviess Co, Missouri


Added by Carol Page Tilson on Jul 10, 2014 9:27 PM

Carol Page Tilson
RE: Christopher Colvin
HALE COLLECTION: Headstones at "Riverside Cemetery" in Sterling, CT, located in Center.

Calvin, Caleb P., died Mar. 12, 1870, age 61 yrs
Calvin, Christopher, died Dec. 6, 1854, age 86 yrs
Calvin, Marvin, son of Christopher & Ruth, died Sept. 19, 1819, age 16 yrs
Calvin, Ruth, wife of Christopher, died Sept. 28, 1819, age 46 yrs
Calvin, Susan M., born June 10, 1811, died Dec. 15, 1896
Calvin, Susannah, daughter of Christopher & Ruth, died Apr. 12, 1802, age 1 yr 10 mos

Colvin, Patience, (?)
Colvin, Samuel, died Dec. 15, 1853, age 46 yrs
Colvin, Samuel, died July 1821, chipped
Colvin, Thomas, son of David & Sarah, died Oct. 17, 1833, age 1 yr 10 mos 20 days

This was copied years ago; no guarantee whether or not the URL's still good.

Added by Carol Page Tilson on Jul 10, 2014 5:53 PM

Pattie Ford
RE: Frank Johnson
This is what I have.

Iowa, Births and Christenings Index, 1857-1947 about Frank William Johnson
Name: Frank William Johnson
Birth Date: 19 Dec 1891
Birth Place: Round Prairie Twp, Jefferson, Iowa
Father's Name: Nicholas Johnson
Father's Birth Place: Sweden
Mother's name: Amanda Pierson
Mother's Birth Place: Sweden
FHL Film Number: 969374

Mothers name spelled wrong

Added by Pattie Ford on Jul 08, 2014 10:15 PM

Trisha Bennett
Henry Arnold Carr
Thanks for all of your work Shirley,

I noticed that there is an error on the page showing the memorial for Henry Arnold Carr. The error has his birth date wrong. He was 79 years old when he died in 1880 so that makes his birth year as 1801. Would you please change the date shown on his page.


Added by Trisha Bennett on Jul 07, 2014 3:46 AM

Richard Purkey
Lena Cox
I had a chance to look at the later cemetery records and found that Lena's son Carson died of scarlet fever , July 18, 1926, in Byers, Kansas. He is buried next to his parents in Brookside.


Added by Richard Purkey on Jun 24, 2014 1:20 PM

Joann Geybels
RE: Helen Carr
I have changed Helen (Carr) Burgess's parents on her memorial. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. The census information that you sent belongs on Helen's parents' memorials, and I am not managing them. To have information added there, you should contact the manager of those two memorials.

Added by Joann Geybels on Jun 10, 2014 4:43 PM


I took this picture in 2011. Can I send you an enlargement thru E-Mail please.

Linda B.


Added by tweety on Jun 10, 2014 3:58 PM

Robert and Mary Ankenbauer
Sarah A. Pearson Chessman

Here is her Find A Grave no.
Find A Grave Memorial# 40661042

Sincerely, Bob Ankenbauer

Added by Robert and Mary Ankenbaue... on May 18, 2014 4:46 PM

Robert and Mary Ankenbauer
Sarah Pearson Chessman - North Branch Cemetery, Earlham, Iowa
I see that you have the parents of Sarah Pearson Chessman listed as George and Nancy (Spencer) Pearson.
My research (and that of others) indicates that Sarah Pearson was the daughter of John Pearson (died 1876) and Sidney (Rees) Smith (died 1895). Sidney Smith is buried at the same cemetery as Sarah Pearson Chessman.
It is always possible that my research is in error. Could you let me know about the information on George and Nancy (Spencer) Pearson?
Thanks, Bob Ankenbauer

Added by Robert and Mary Ankenbaue... on May 18, 2014 4:17 PM

Ann Watson
Sarah Margaret Hockett
Shirley: Sarah is buried in the Northbranch, Jewell Co. KS cemetery, #42382635. She was born about 1871 in Iowa and died March 17, 1899. She was the daughter of Stephen B Hockett (11-2-1833 born in Cherry Grove, Randolph, Indiana. He died Aug 5, 1805 at Cowlitz, Washington, however I unable to locate a grave for him and his wife. His wife was Margaret E Doan, (1830-1903)
Stephen is on page 200 of HOM Book.
Sarah Margaret's brother, Stephen Linsey Hockett is buried in the Burr Oak, Jewell, KS cemetery.
Since I can't find Sarah's father's grave, there is no way to connect her to any of her family. I sent a suggestion to the owner of Stephen Linsey's contributor, and maybe they will at least mention it on his memorial.
I know you are doing a lot on the Hocketts, and thought you might someday run across the graves for her Mother and Father.

Ann Watson

Added by Ann Watson on May 13, 2014 5:38 PM

Marianna Kerns Morgan
RE: Post
Thank you!

Added by Marianna Kerns Morgan on May 12, 2014 3:28 PM

RE: Mary Jons
Thanks for letting me know.


Added by Dan on Apr 10, 2014 10:48 AM

J Salley
RE: Anna Button
Thank you so much Shirley! Judy

Added by J Salley on Apr 10, 2014 9:12 AM

J Salley
RE: Ann Smith Ballentine Button
14310150 I hope this is what you need. Thanks, Judy

Added by J Salley on Apr 09, 2014 12:09 PM

J Salley
Ann Smith Ballentine Button
Hi Shirley, I noticed you placed flowers on the memorial for Mattie Button. I believe she is the daughter of Ann Ballentine Button, and the half sister of Mary Marie Ballentine, my 3rd GGrandmother. I am looking for someone who may have more information on Anne. My GGreatmother Marie married and moved to California, and I know she made at least one trip back to Iowa to see her people. Any help you can offer is greatley appreciated! Thanks for the hard work and contributions to this site. Judy

Added by J Salley on Apr 08, 2014 5:55 PM

Deidre Badker
RE: Orville Jons

Added by Deidre Badker on Apr 03, 2014 2:46 PM

Diane & John
RE: Jons photo from Baggs, Wyoming

I have used irfanview before with scanned images. I've gotten a new computer since then, so need to download it again. Thanks. I went ahead & edited the photos for Andrew, Mary, & Sophia - the oldest Jons stones. Were there others?


Added by Diane & John on Apr 02, 2014 10:59 AM

Richard Kleinschmidt
Frank G, Dougherty
Information you requested
Find A Grave Memorial# 30237374

Thank You for your quick response

Added by Richard Kleinschmidt on Mar 25, 2014 7:34 AM

Michael Raymond
Charles Raymond
I've left a edit change pending for Charles Raymond.
Would you consider transferring Charles over to me..?
Really would appreciate it..!

Thank You!

Michael Raymond (#47805108)

Added by Michael Raymond on Mar 24, 2014 6:26 PM

Richard Kleinschmidt
Frank Doughery memorial
I reviewed the Shilo Cemetery book today. I was not able to find Frank listed as being being buried in this cemetery. Can you provide me with a plot number or location of this grave site?

Added by Richard Kleinschmidt on Mar 24, 2014 5:34 PM

Ann Watson
James Wayne Clair

These are children of James Wayne Clair #30290466 and wife Elizabeth Rachel Rhea Clair.#30290464

William Richard Clair and Jasper Sylvester Clair are both buried in Columbia Cemetery, Marion County, Iowa. They share a stone.

Charles Edward Clair is buried in Sumner Cemetery, Alton, KS.

I sent requests on all of the above to be transferred to their parents last week, so hopefully that will happen soon.

There was one more child, James Alonzo Clair, Born Dec. 19, 1861, Washington Twsp. Marion, Iowa. The story as passed down is that he was upset about something and rode off on his horse one morning and never returned. His mother, Elizabeth Rachel Rhea Clair left a light in the window each night as as long as she lived so that if he returned, he knew he would be welcome. James was listed in the 1880 census, living with his parents in Twin Mound, Rooks, Co. KS. (age 18)

Some believe he went to California, but I have never been able to positively verify that.

Ann Watson

Added by Ann Watson on Mar 20, 2014 7:42 PM

Mary Downing-Mahan (gravehuntermary)
RE: Jemina
Thanks for the very fast response. You are appreciated for all you do.

Added by Mary Downing-Mahan (grave... on Mar 10, 2014 12:33 PM

deloris brumfield
RE: F. P. Whipple
Thank you for all your help. I think I might have found some info. my uncle said his name was frank. and I found a wedding certificate that states he was Abijah's son. of course my Abijah can't be found any where as far as his death. but I will look at the place you gave me. thank you so much for all you do.

Added by deloris brumfield on Mar 07, 2014 1:13 AM

deloris brumfield
RE: F.P. Wheeler
iam sorry but what I was looking for was F.P. Whipple not Wheeler. iam so sorry.deloris

Added by deloris brumfield on Mar 06, 2014 5:56 PM


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