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Stacey Shaw (#47914361)
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Please don't hesitate to send corrections, info or to even ask for a transfer. My goal on this site is to help other people with their ancestry and unite the memorials I've created with their families regardless of relation link. My transfer policy is very liberal and I transfer outside of the 4 generation guideline.

****Joliet Illinois Area****
I am also available for research should you be looking to obtain copies of obits or other news articles from the old newspapers that are on microfilm at the Joliet Public Library. They have most of the City's newspapers dating back to 1848. My hourly rate is very reasonable. Please email me if you're interested.


The Surnames I'm connected to so far are Shaw, Spafford, Briggs, Pennington, Maser or Masear, Pritchard, Hardy, Shoemaker, Kerwin, Boice or Boyce, Simmons and Dishman.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you may have info about my family tree. Even the smallest bit could help solve a mystery and close a door....which then, as we all know, usually opens up 3 more LOL.

My third great grandparents, James Shaw and Eleanor Hardy, were early settlers in Joliet, Illinois. They came from New York or Canada and resided in the Bremen, Cook County area (1850 census) before moving to Joliet. In March 1852, my Grandmother died. I found her death notice in the Joliet Signal and it indicates they had only been in town a few months. My Grandpa James had 14 children; 11 with my Grandmother. They were married about 18 years at the time of her death. Her final resting place and the names of her parents are unknown. Their Canadian marriage record says that there was a Nicolas Hardy who witnessed but I haven't yet been able to determine the specific relationship.

After my grandmother's death, my grandfather married Alice Williams (last name provided by someone else's tree on whose background is a complete mystery. Per the 1860 census, they had two children - Firman and Alice. In 1870, the two children still appear in the household with James but wife Alice does not. What happened to her and her final resting place are unknown. I lose track of daughter Alice after 1870 and Firman died in early December, 1872, about 6 weeks before James.

I'm also pretty sure that my grandfather was married once before he married my grandmother. From census records, James had a son, James Jr. born abt 1829, whose birth pre-dates his marriage by banns to my grandmother in 1834. Again, my assumption is that he was married to James mother, whose name is unknown, and that she probably died either in child birth or of sickness. By 1860, he no longer resides with his father and I lose track of him.

My 4th Great Grandfather's name was Joseph who was a Wagonmaster per the 1860 census, the lone document where I found his name. In addition, per the same census, he was residing alone in the household with James which means he was probably widowed by that time. My 4th Great Grandmother Shaw's name and their final resting places are unknown.

My grandfather was an intelligent man and expert Brickmaker who furnished the bricks that were used in the construction of the Forts of Quebec. Sometime in the mid 1850's, James started a successful brick company on the Eastside of Joliet. All of his sons had learned the trade, but only Silas and Josiah (or J.E. as he seemed to go by) continued the business and operated it long after his death in January, 1873. James rests at Oakwood Cemetery in Joliet, with two of his sons, Nicholas (Mother Eleanor) and Firman (Mother Alice). His son Silas and his family also rest nearby.

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DJ Csikos
THANK YOU SO SO MUCH; I was told by someone else that there just was no stone! Will remove that note and I added Fern to the same cem as her spouse.
Again thank you
Dianna Csikos
Added by DJ Csikos on Aug 27, 2014 10:18 AM
Karen Hay
James Stockwell
Thank you!
Added by Karen Hay on Aug 27, 2014 7:16 AM
RE: Friendship Cemetery
If you find an email address, please pass it on to me. I have never found anything besides the FAQ's.
Added by Barbara on Aug 11, 2014 8:00 PM
Friendship Cemetery
This cemetery has GPS coordinates for SW Florida and all volunteer requests are showing up for that area. I am not sure how to fix this problem but maybe you do? These requests will never get answered in Florida.
Added by Barbara on Aug 11, 2014 5:45 PM
Mary Beth Marrs
Thank you so much for taking the photo of David Marrs' grave. I appreciate it so much and also the memorials you transferred to me.
Added by Mary Beth Marrs on Aug 11, 2014 2:42 PM
RE: Geo & Kate Kenney - Oak Ridge Cemetery
Thank you for this!!!! That was my tree on! So Emily was his 2nd wife. Rose was his 3rd. Emily is a new piece to the puzzle. Now to just find more info on George. I can't find anything on him--no birth record. Next step is to get his death certificate.

Thank you again!
Added by Breyes on Aug 09, 2014 6:12 PM
RE: Geo & Kate Kenney - Oak Ridge Cemetery
They wrote me back!

George J. Kenney & Kate Kenney are located in section 18 - lot 243. George's other spouses are there as well. Rose Hondlik (nee Faigl). And i'm not sure if there any others. Maybe he's buried near his family?
Added by Breyes on Aug 08, 2014 11:45 AM
RE: Geo & Kate Kenney - Oak Ridge Cemetery
Ok I just re-emailed them, hoping they respond. They are not very helpful, I agree. Which I have no idea why! I know George J. Kenney's 2nd wife is also buried there (with her 1st husband i presume). Its just crazy I can't find anything on George Kenney.
Added by Breyes on Aug 08, 2014 7:37 AM
RE: Geo & Kate Kenney - Oak Ridge Cemetery
You are probably right. I can't find anything on them. Their death certificates state they are buried there. George's 2nd wife is also buried there (i believe with her 1st husband). I was hoping that George's grave marker would have information to find out more about him. Why would my 3rd great Aunt, Kate Kiley (nee Kenney) marry a guy, George J. Kenney, with the same last name as her maiden name? I'm trying to figure out if he could be somehow a distant cousin. Any other ideas on how to get burial information?
Added by Breyes on Aug 05, 2014 10:20 AM
RE: Geo & Kate Kenney - Oak Ridge Cemetery
hi Stacy! i got the burial plots from the cemetary. My relatives are interred at Oakridge Glen Oak Cemetery

Sect 23
Lot 398

I just copied and pasted it from an email they sent me. I have no idea if they have grave markers:( i really hope they do because its more pieces to the puzzle. I dont know much on George Kenney.
Added by Breyes on Jul 29, 2014 6:06 AM
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