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LSP (#46860931)
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Bio Photo I'm doing my best to connect family links (parents and children) to my kin (direct and collateral) and really appreciate all who have kindly added the connections for me. I'm glad to add yours also.

Check out http://www.graveaddiction.com/symbol.html if you're interested in the symbols found on gravestones. Neat informative site. Are you a taphophile or tombstone tourist? I am.

Check out Scotch-Irish Presbyterians From Ulster to Rockbridge, by © Angela M. Ruley, 3 October 1993. Angela headed the Rockbridge Area Genealogy Society and wrote several impressive publications on Rockbridge Co.
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~varockbr/scotpres.htm. This well written article combines pretty much everything I've found and more.

I welcome all additions, connections, corrections or changes and transfers so please feel free to contact me.

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Sara Magaña-Haley
re: additional daughter to James McCreioght ( -d.1807)?
We are not certain that Jane's maiden name is McCreight. This is why I asked you about your research into James and Jennet McCreight's children.

My grandmother is Find A Grave #80671684 Her married name was Vanderslice. Her obit does not give her maiden name. Death Certificates were not available for 1880 in Illinois.

The only clue I got to Jane's maiden name was from the Vanderslice family history book that I found. I need guidance about researching records in PA. I have seen copies of (Engle?) Egle's History of PA in a local genealogy library here in Kansas City. I did not find records that would help me with this puzzle.
A distant cousin Alfred Andrews published a history of the Andrews family in the 1970s and he mentions Jackson Andrews (who married Mary Ellen Vanderslice, Jane's daughter). Again, no solid documents are mentioned that I could go back to verify the relationship of Mary Ellen's parents. My grandmother knew the names because her mother Stella Andrews told her the names she was told by her grandparents (Jackson and Mary Ellen Andrews).

I was motivated to contact you since you had created memorial pages in Dauphin County for the names that I had been given.

In any of your research, did you encounter info about a daughter Jane for James McCreight and Jennet Strain? Is there a family Bible page that lists all of their children that you have encountered?
Added by Sara Magaña-Haley on Sep 18, 2014 12:42 PM
Sara Magaña-Haley
re: Jane McCreight?
I am trying to determine if this family had a daughter Jane who married a John Vanderslice. I found this information in a book by a Howard Vanderslice. Do you have any info from your research about a daughter Jane? My 4th great grandmother was Jane Vanderslice who died in 1880 and is buried in Putnam County, Illinois. Her son Augustus M. Vanderslice had a son named James Mc?Creight Vanderslice. My great-grandmother, Stella Andrews Wells, had asked her parents for family info back in the early 1900s. Stella's daughter was my grandmother, Josephine Wells Walker, and she passed her mother's info onto me. Here is Lawrence, Kansas in the main public Library is a copy of the Vanderslice Family History book published in 1930. I found this book in the 1980s when I was a college student. My grandmother lived in Lawrence until her death in 2003.
Have you ever heard of or seen a copy of this book? Much of the info seems to accurate as I have spent over 20 years verifying the info that relate directly to our line. Jackson Andrews and his wife Mary Ellen Vanderslice are buried in Montgomery County, Kansas. They are Granpa Gus' parents. I have seen the findagrave memorial pages for John Shannon Vanderslice which says his wife Eleanor is buried nearby. Do you know anything about this man? I will be glad to send you all my research and supporting documents.
Added by Sara Magaña-Haley on Sep 17, 2014 12:46 PM
JuneS.
JOHNSTON
Dear LSP,

I only want to add names and dates from your Find-a-grave information on Johnston of Rockbridge and Botetourt Counties in Virginia. My datafile is a working file and I update families in the area I'm researching if possible. My link is to the STRICKLAND families. There is a marriage record for a Sarah STRICKLAND to a William JOHNSTON in 1801 and witnessed by John STRICKLAND her father. I think this John STRICKLAND is the one born 1749 and died 1840 in Rockbridge County, Virginia in the home of one of his sons, Joseph STRICKLAND. I plan to order some films and do more researching in these two counties and like to have information of families that might be related to my STRICKLAND line. I keep my datafile on Rootsweb World trees which does not copy and sell the information. I agree with you about keeping research for free. Am real disappointed losing the Genforum message boards since Ancestry bought the company (Ancestry's competition). Ancestry is shutting down these boards and I've helped so many get past a brick wall on those boards.

Thank you.

J.D. Stewart
Added by JuneS. on Sep 12, 2014 7:21 PM
JuneS.
Susan McMATH-JOHNSTON
Could this possibly be Susan McMATH-JOHNSON in this 1850 census:

1850 United States Federal Census

Name: Susan Johnston
Age: 70
Birth Year: abt 1780
Home in 1850: District 51 and a half, Rockbridge, Virginia
Gender: Female
Family Number: 343
Household Members:
Name Age
James Johnston 30
Ann Johnston 40
Elizabeth Johnston 36
Nancy Johnston 28
Susan Johnston 70
Added by JuneS. on Sep 11, 2014 8:51 PM
JuneS.
Zachariah JOHNSTON
I found your find-a-grave information on Zachariah JOHNSTON b. 1742 Augusta County, Virginia. I would like permission to place this family in my database.

Am trying to trace Sarah STRICKLAND m. William JOHNSTON on July 27, 1801 in Rockbridge County, Virginia.
Added by JuneS. on Sep 11, 2014 8:31 PM
Medic6
RE: Cyrus Lam
Yes, I know.... It's always hard to figure out if the census or other sources are correct. Especially on the early ones, for which some of the census takers were partially illiterate, and simply put names down the way they sounded. But, that's one of the things which makes genealogy fun. I recently found one guy named Oscar whose entry on the census was Eskar..... Thanks for your interest-- Cyrus M. was one of my family line.
Added by Medic6 on Sep 08, 2014 11:32 PM
Medic6
RE: Cyrus M. Lam
Looks good. I've sent a recommended change to one name (one of Cyrus's sisters). I think she was Lila Ann, not as you have it.
Added by Medic6 on Sep 08, 2014 10:47 AM
Jim
RE: Lam family at McKee Cemetery
I am not aware but I was intending to visit the cemetery to see if I could find more markers this Fall. I know there are some markers that have been overgrown by grass and is a real effort was make there would be many markers found. I would not know how or have the time to take that task on.
I am glad you let me know about the name of the cemetery. I had 4 other memorials at New Monmouth that I had to delete.
Added by Jim on Sep 03, 2014 12:26 PM
Medic6
RE: Cyrus M. Lam
My records show that Cyrus and Mary Agnes had Children:

Stillborn 1869
Alfred Milton "Mitt", 1867-1936
Ira Leana, 1870-1908
James William b. 1866
Milton "Mitt" b. 1869--- I can't document this last one, but he is in my parents' work on the family. I wonder if this is the name of the 1869 Stillborn. Date of Birth: 17 October 1869

Cyrus and Eliza Ann had Children:

Bettie Anna "Bessie", 1887-1975
Harry McElwee , 1889-1914
Stillborn, 1888
Harvey, 1886
Nancy E, 1885
Nannie Mary Marietta, 1885-1889
Annie, 1885-1889
William Baxter, 1886-1918
Howard Dixon, 1893-1964
Lena A-- I can't document this one, either. I wonder if this is a family name for Ira Leana. If so, wrong mother. If not, maybe another child I just don't know much about.

Sorry to not have more information, but this is a branch of the family I'm not really working on intensively. Cyrus Morrison was the Brother of my GGF, Andrew Calvin Lam.
Added by Medic6 on Sep 03, 2014 9:36 AM
Medic6
RE: cyrus m lam
Good evening. Cyrus Morrison Lam was married to Mary Agnes Dixon in 1865 , and then to Eliza Ann Dixon in 1883. Some references say they were sisters, but their parents' names are different, so I think they were cousins.
Added by Medic6 on Sep 02, 2014 12:16 PM
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