My paternal great-grandmother, Virginia Martin, grew up in Perry. She died in the early 1930s. Her Gallaher and Martin lines were among the first white settlers in the MO territory. She married William Russel, and they moved to Jacksonville, IL, in the 1880s, around the area where various lines of my family, including more Gallahers, have lived for the last 200 or so years. My mother was a Russel, and both the names Martin and Gallaher continued to be used in the family until my generation.
Thanks for the good advice. I will follow up on it. I want to have all my ducks in a row, because we have a lot of territory to cover, and only about a week or so to do it. We are driving from NY, and have stops in TN, KY, MO, and IL, before we need to get up to WI in time for my mom's 90th birthday May 21st.
Ely Cemetery #3 Hi, Janet, I am planning a genealogical road trip through the Midwest in May, and I plan to come to Ralls County. Do you know where in Ralls County the Ely Cemetery #3 is located? I am hoping to visit Ely #3, Muldrew, and Big Creek Cemeteries. Any information is welcome, as I have not had any close family in that area for generations. Mary
RE: Oak Lawn Cemetery, Cresco I consulted the directory of the Oak Lawn Cemetery at the Cresco Public Library, which is a duplicate of that posted at the cemetery, and William Henry Ishman is not listed. The directory is published by
Oak Lawn Cemetery Association PO Box 515 Cresco IA 52136