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Lois Branch (#46771718)
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Bio Photo I have been researching since the late 1960's. Back when we used manual typewriters, carbon paper and hand wrote many letters. My research can be found at Rootsweb World Connect.
My main areas of research are in Logan, Marion, Wayne and White Counties of Illinois as well as Columbia County, New York.
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RE: Richard Murray
You're very welcomed, Lois...glad to have been able to visit Mr. Murray for you!
Added by CryptoGram on Aug 28, 2014 11:27 AM
Thank you for visiting the memorial for Morgan Thompson
Hello, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for visiting my friend Morgan Thompson's memorial. Thank you and keep up the good work you do within the Find a Grave community. It is appreciated.

Added by Johnny on Aug 02, 2014 7:16 PM
Kathy Jennings Brown
Old New Britian Cemetery
It appears you may have been the person who created this cemetery. Could you please correct the spelling or contact findagrave staff to correct the spelling to "Britain" not "Britian?" Appreciate it. Sincerely, Kathy
Added by Kathy Jennings Brown on Jul 22, 2014 7:06 PM
RE: Irvin Family Tombstones
Hello Lois,
You are welcome. Glad I was able to help.

Added by Johnny on Jun 09, 2014 2:37 PM
Roslyn Roisman-Patchi
I sent a few SAC's to you a couple of weeks ago using the new edit feature which makes life a lot easier. Just go to your profile page and hit the new edit tab on the upper right corner. Then just follow the directions.
Added by Roslyn Roisman-Patchi on Jun 02, 2014 11:12 AM
Diane Mills
I meant Matilda
I am sorry I am very tired right now.
Please substitute Matilda for Emma in my previous message below.
Added by Diane Mills on May 28, 2014 7:07 PM
Diane Mills
Gravestone Records of Lenawee shows Emma d. May 29 (not 28)
Added by Diane Mills on May 28, 2014 5:55 PM
Diane Mills
West Rome Fergusons
At Lenawee Museum, an obituary card for Jerry Ferguson:

Jan. 27, 1893 Geneva: d. at res. of his bro-in-law, taking away another of Lenawee co. pioneers. He was buried at West Rome Sun.

From Hudson Gazette, also Ad. D. Times and Expos. 1-23-1893 p 3 col 2


From Gravestone Records of Lenawee County, Vol. 2 by Harriet Cole Bowen, page 76:

Ferguson, J.E. b. Aug. 26, 1812 d. no ins.
Matilda L., wf. b. May 28, 1816 d. Jan. 7, 1882
Sarah B. S. b Jan 17, 1818 d. Feb. 8, 1896
Emma, dau. H. & S. d. Aug. 26, 1860 ae 16 days


Note: I removed the photos and replaced them with the new photos I took yesterday (except the lot photo) I was wrong about the side Sarah's inscription is on--it's on the left or north side of the monument.

I did not detect any other inscriptions on the other two sides of the monument, but it was very difficult to tell as it is so soiled.

The first headstone to the north (two stones left of the big monument) is a "Mother" only stone. I don't know if it really belongs to the Fergusons or not.

I do not know if the info. for Emma is inscribed on the monument (and (I just wasn't able to uncover it) or if it is on a headstone that is misplaced.

Added by Diane Mills on May 28, 2014 5:53 PM
Diane Mills
Matilda Ferguson
Hi I haven't had a chance to get out there yet, but I looked at Jeremiah's memorial and I noticed his birthplace. Have you checked with the historical society there? See this

perhaps they can shed more light?

On Wed. I'm at Lenawee Museum and I will look for cemetery tombstone records and obits on the Fergusons.
Added by Diane Mills on May 26, 2014 8:29 PM
Valerie Wixen Thruelsen
Hi Lois...

You're very welcome. I need a little help tho before I can post the Find A Grave...

You mentioned Matilda but I need to know which one. The one who was married to Jeremiah Ferguson...what was her maiden name?

Added by Valerie Wixen Thruelsen on May 26, 2014 5:13 PM
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