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cj (#46953377)
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Bio Photo Most of my family settled in Adams and Brown counties, Illinois, therefore my focus has started in these areas.

I am interested in helping other people find their families by entering memorials and filling photo requests. While I'm searching I take extra pictures to place on FAG.

Please notify me if you would like something added, corrected or deleted on a memorial that I have entered. I will respond to those that follow the Find a Grave guidelines and use the EDIT link on the memorial page.

Thanks to all who have helped with information, photos, additions and corrections.
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Tom and Nancy Gawthrop
RE: Edits
cj, it is no big deal. I am just so thankful we unearthed (Literally!) a headstone buried in Maquon Cemetery. As I am sure you are aware, Tom has several direct line ancestors buried in Maquon, and when we make a discovery, we want to pass the blessing along. We certainly appreciate all the work you have done, and we understand totally about Find a Grave and not liking some of the edits we have made. Especially when it comes to GPS coordinates. Our camera has built in coordinates, and we have a Garmin GPS that we have used as well. Sometimes the Garmin gives different GPS coordinates than is revealed on the phone camera pictures, and then I don't know what to report.
Be patient with us. Ancestry offered a half price subscription for 6 months during September, and we have been going full bore entering info on family, finding more brothers and sisters, and sometimes we have to make a trip to the library and then the cemetery to see what we can find. That part about him being 2 years old when he died didn't coincide with the 1850 census, so we had to go out to the cemetery to see if we could unearth the stone. I got blessed. It was totally covered up by 6 inches of dirt and grass. Which helped preserve it...It showed he was 9 years old when he died.
If you need any help with anything, maybe we can get together to mash heads, compare notes, anything. You've got to be related to us! We have certainly caught the same bug. Back at you. Nancy
Added by Tom and Nancy Gawthrop on Oct 21, 2016 5:54 PM
RE: Joseph McCabe 169904365
see what you think now
Added by R&C on Sep 24, 2016 7:45 PM
RE: Clinard
If you let me know for whom, then I might be able to say whether it is best I take them or leave them for someone more closely related in the Clinard family.
Added by susrod on Aug 25, 2016 10:22 AM
Mary E. Clinard
Thank you so much for transferring her memorial page. I shall take very good care of it. Thank you for all your help and kindness. susrod
Added by susrod on Aug 25, 2016 9:34 AM
Mary E. Clinard
To answer your question, Mary Ellen (Cole) Clinard is my great-great grandfather Freeland Cole's oldest sister. As per her 1850 Salem, Jefferson OHIO census with her parents William & Elizabeth Cole and her brother Anderson Cole, Mary Ellen was listed as age 3 on that census. They later moved to Brown County IL, where in 1860 she is listed as age 12 and her brother Anderson Cole as age 11. All of the other censi tally with her age of having been born abt. 1847/1848 in Ohio. Her parents, all of her siblings and their families as well as my great grandparents and my grandfather are all buried there in Benville and the very close vicinity (Marden in Elkhorn, Anderson Cole). I have put out a FindAGrave request hoping that someone can photograph her headstone. Mary Ellen Cole married Philip Marian Clinard in 1868. She was 19 years old. Their first child, Annie Eliza Clinard was born in 1869. I have other informaiton, but no hands-on official document as per your request. Her brother Freeland was the first sibling to be born there in Brown, in 1854. They moved to Brown in within the 1851-1854 time span from Ohio.
Added by susrod on Aug 24, 2016 12:11 PM
typo in my previous message
I meant to say that Mary E. Clinard died in 1881 instead of 1887.
Added by susrod on Aug 22, 2016 8:58 AM
Memorial Mary E. Clinard in Benville
If you can, please check her date of death as stated on her tombstone. According to my calculations per censi, she was born abt. 1847 ... and another relative has corroborated the fact that she died in 1887 instead of 1887 .... which would fit perfectly..... I sure do know that reading old tombstones is not any easy endeavor and appreciate so much any and all help regarding my faraway family members like Mary .... so if you could check that out and change the dates if necessary, sure would appreciate it. THank you so much for your time, dedication and kindness. susrod
Added by susrod on Aug 22, 2016 8:57 AM
Dr. Charles Robert (Bob) Campbell
RE: John Morton
Hi CJ, thanks for your reply. Regarding research. I have done mine and John Morton, he is listed in the U.S., Registers of Deaths of Volunteers, 1861-1865 and died in the Regimental Hospital Fort Donelson, Tennessee, 19 June 1864.
best regards,
Added by Dr. Charles Robert (Bob) ... on Aug 10, 2016 8:24 AM
RE: Smith obit
Added by JuJu on Aug 07, 2016 12:36 PM
Dr. Charles Robert (Bob) Campbell
John Morton
Hi CJ, it interests me that you list the date for Find A Grave Memorial # 69716113 for John Morton's death as June 11 1861 according to Cemetery Records of Knox County, IL. Haw Creek Twp. Yet you also list that he Died as part of Company G. 83rd Infantry Regiment Illinois on 19 June 1864. Seems that if both are validated that there is a problem. Have you tried to determine which is correct? According to my records from a listing in the U.S., Registers of Deaths of Volunteers, 1861-1865 he died in a Regimental Hospital Fort Donelson, Tennessee, 19 June 1864. Something is clearly incorrect on the record and I hope we can figure it out!
best regards,

p.s he is only a distant relative of mine but his record is part of my family tree and he was the father-in-law of husband of 2nd great-aunt but I want his record to be correct.
Added by Dr. Charles Robert (Bob) ... on Aug 05, 2016 9:46 AM
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