|Michelle Shreve (#46790346)|
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I have been doing genealogy research since 2001. I love the challenges and the excitement of knocking down those brick walls. I want to thank all of the findagrave.com volunteers who do such a great job with fulfilling the photo requests. It makes such a difference to have photos to go along with the memorials. |
In Dec 2012 I become a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, which has been a goal of mine for many years. I look forward to becoming involved in my community with their projects which help support our local Veteran's Home.
Findagrave.com has strict rules about not copying other peoples photos as they are copyrighted material. With this in mind, I would appreciate it if you don't copy the photos I have posted without my permission. I have recently discovered some people have done this and then posted the photos to trees on ancestry.com without even bothering to source where the photos came from. This is discourteous at best. If you are going to copy photos without my permission, at least be honorable enough to say where you found them. The same goes for any other info you cut and paste from my memorials such as bios and obituaries. Just say where you found the info so others can be guided to this site.
Some of my ancestor lines are: Turnidge, Decker, Peters, Berberich, Claymon, Eden, Classen, Wirth, Irwin, Pennington, Terrell, Crowley, Fletcher, Connell, Atkinson, Glover, Curd, Vorce, Clarke, Russell, Letman, Whitton, Nutting, Lea, Letman, Boyce, Baker, Douglas, Rhea, Perkins and Griffith.
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|Tom and Nancy Gawthrop||RE: Eura Means|
The Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths Index for Eura Clements Means lists his birthday as 15 Sept 1865 in Cameron, Warren County, Illinois. It lists his parents as Addison Means, born in KY, and Sy..a Meadows, born in Illinois. This would be Cyrena. Eura died 15 May 1922 in Monmouth, Warren Co, IL, and is buried in Glendale Cemetery, Monmouth, IL. He lived at 727 East Broadway, and his wife's name was Nellie. Illinois Marriages index has Eura C Means marrying Nellie Myra Clarke 30 Aug 1888 in Warren County. Eura appeared on his parents' censuses years 1870 and 1880.
Addison Means, Eura's father, had a brother James, and James is my great great grandfather. He married Sarah Jane Lucas, and one of his sons was Addison Means. It would appear Addison was a popular name, as Eura named his son Addison also. That would make Eura and Addison (my great grandpa) first cousins, and my Addison is nephew of your Addison. Are we confused yet?
If you want more info on Eura, Cyrena, Addison, James, let me know; I have unearthed alot of info on the Means family. Nancy Gawthrop
|Mary Harrell-Sesniak||RE: Nathaniel Bishop Bible|
Perhaps you are right about Betsey. However, I think she most likely knew who her parents were. Advise that you read the file yourself to make up your own mind.
|Mary Harrell-Sesniak||RE: Nathaniel Bishop Bible|
The Bible record was submitted as proof of marriage to the Samuel Collins Pension file by wife Betsey Bishop. The pension file is number W.17645 from Connecticut.
Samuel Collins had received $30 per annum (see pages 15-16 of the file) under Act of June 7, 1832...
"She further declared she was married to the said Samuel Collins, on the 22 day of October 1793 by the Rev. David Porter, in the town of Green River, Columbia County, and State of New York, that her said husband aforesaid died on the 4th day of July 1840, and that she is still his widow; that she was not married to him prior to his leaving the service, but the marriage took place previous to the first day of January, Seventeen hundred and ninety four, viz: at the time above stated, that she had not since intermarried, but continued the widow of the said Samuel Collins, and that she had no record proof of her marriage in the family Bible, or otherwise, and that she has never heretofore, applied for the benefit of the act of July 7, 1838, for the "five years Pension," and never received any thing, and is unable to attend court. Sworn to... Betsey Collins [her signature}
Pages 27-28 contain the family records, and her marriage date is clearly written. Since the handwriting is consistent on the two pages (probably written at one time), she may have created a record to supplement her application. There is no title page.
The file is 56 pages total, and there are several supporting letters and an inquiry by descendant Vera C. Bentley.
|Katy Johnson||Nathaniel Bishop|
This Katy (Vaughan) Johnson. Aunt Marion Swetech is my aunt and Nellie Bean my Grandmother. I have been dabbling with genealogy and have more info on Nathaniel. I have the paperwork from the DAR when Gma joined. I am going to go through some other stuff my mom (Charlotte Vaughan) has. I know she has some info on the Wells side of the family. Also I was wondering if I can use your info for Ancestory.com?
Thank You and let me know
|Mary Harrell-Sesniak||Nathaniel Bishop Bible|
Glad you enjoyed seeing this treasure. If you click on the image, you can see the source is within the description (a pension file). Happy Holidays / Merry Christmas!
|Robin Pruitt Parriman||RE: transfer|
Great I saw it. Great info. He is also my 4th too. I transferred his wife to you too. I am glad you can care for them. Check out my tree at www.tribalpages.com/tribes/robinp31
I have a lot of info & pics on there from this line
|Robin Pruitt Parriman||Merritt Russell|
I guess we are related!! Nice to meet a family member! I have a lot of info & lots of pictures of this family online in my family tree if you want to check it out at
PW to view is robin
I will look thru my stuff to see what info I have on his parents pretty sure I do have that info.
Thank you. Hope to talk to you again soon
|Gayle Fisher||RE: transfer|
|Ace||RE: Vitula Hickok|
Hi! Photos for Joseph have been added. It is finally raining here in Chicago so hopefully the grave marker is being cleaned. If you remind me at some point I will go and take updated photos. Ace
Added by Ace on Sep 18, 2013 5:27 PM
Photos for Vitula are now posted.
If it was not for her unusual name I would not have found this grave marker. It had fallen off of its base, which is broken, and was partially buried. I could read "Vitula," but I could not find "Hickok." I took a chance and dug her dates out of the dirt. Since the dates were the same as posted on the website, I figured I had a match.
If you create the memorial for Joseph Harrington and add the photo request I will post pictures for him too.
In the first picture I posted you can see the base the grave marker should be sitting on behind the circular marker. Both of the "arches" the circular marker sits on are not attached to the base and were lying down when I found this site.
Added by Ace on Sep 16, 2013 4:59 PM
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