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Macomber (#46980260)
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Bio Photo I'm an Academic Instructor and Librarian with a MLIS, working on a Doctorate in Education. For the past 13+ years as a on again-off again hobby, I have been working on family genealogy that was started by my mother in the 1970's. Working through old documents and well preserved photos that other family members would have thrown. I was lucky that my mom was an archivist. I have digitally scanned a lot of old photos.

The Macomber family is an old name that starts with two brothers William & John that came to Plymouth in 1628. I have traced my Macomber side of the family back to William Macomber Jr (1645-1711). To access this information I still link everything to my 4G Grandfather Joseph Macomber. The only great grandfather with a stone going back that far, being that all grandparents past Joseph were buried on their respective family farms :( Many Macomber descendants have had no luck in locating these stones, or the family farms.

Yet I still created a memorial for Joseph's father, John Macomber (1734-1802) - buried at his family farm in Dutchesss County, NY

Johns father - William Macomber 1702-1800 Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA.

Wiliam's Father - William Macomber 1674-1767 Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA.

I have traced my family names back to their places of origin:
Scottish (Lowe), Irish (Marr), English (Macomber), German (Leist & Laun) & French Canadian (Belanger).

MANY of my interments are relatives of mine - please contact me if you see a familiar name - we just may be able to make a connection!

Other Family names:
Bell, Coleman, Easterly, Fitz-Randolph, Furbeck, Ogden.


In 2009 I was working on a project for Redlands Historical Society. That volunteer work can be seen through this virtual cemetery listing. Since that time the volunteers at Hillside Cemetery in Redlands, CA have finished % of the cemetery  Hillside cemetery Redlands, CA. Volunteer for Redlands Historical Society. Project started 1/12/09.

250 posted. 140+ to add. 4/4/2010
:( That computer died but I think the good volunteers at hillside have completed my section, block 5 for me. 7/25/2013

All memorials I have other than those listed in the project for Hillside or Perris Valley are family members either distant or closely related.

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Dave Smeds
RE: Charles Miller Macomber
Unfortunately FindaGrave puts responses out in public, and I'd rather take it to private email. Look for my contact info on this page of my genealogy website:
Added by Dave Smeds on Feb 27, 2015 2:02 PM
Angela Fumarolo Gasper
MInnie Laun
Hi--I went to Tinley Park Memorial Cemetery to look for her today and I found a few Launs but not Minnie. If you want those pictures, I can send them to you. Angela Gasper
Added by Angela Fumarolo Gasper on Sep 14, 2014 5:12 PM
Mike (Dino) Peterson
Coleman - Coleman-Whiteaker Cemetery
Hi John,
it's been a couple years but we have exchanged comments before on this family/cemetery. On the Coleman Kins group there has been discussion that Cora Coleman is really Cora Brown. One of the group enhanced the photo with her tools and although the date(s) do not become clearer, the surname Brown is there. Cora is the daughter of Marvin Leland Brown and Margaret Ann Coleman Brown. Their initials are pretty evident and you have those in your inscription. As far as a birth date Cora is on the 1870 Census and recorded as one year old so I have always used about 1869 for her. I have no clue to her death date so however you got the date in the memorial would be pretty good. Over the years we have never found her in any other records. If you could make the change it would really be appreciated or if you want, you can change management to me. If you agree to the change then later I will have links to her parents.
Appreciate anything you can help with.
Added by Mike (Dino) Peterson on Aug 23, 2014 4:38 PM
Please click on the "Edits" tab at the top of your member page. This is Find-a-Grave's new way of processing additions and corrections to memorials. Thank you.
Added by Dawna on Jul 22, 2014 9:52 AM
Scherf/Laun family
Hi I see that you are a Laun descendant and manage several Scherf family members. Several years ago, another family member published a wonderful book on the "Scherf" family. Have you seen this book? there are 4 Macoumbers listed. I have two books and would be willing to part with one.

There is information you could add to the family members memorials that you manage.

Peggy Keppler
Added by Peggy on May 24, 2014 10:59 AM
RE: Mary taylor
Prairie du Chien Wisconsin Newspaper called The Courier Press, January 31, 1928.
Added by MRS on Feb 26, 2014 6:48 AM
Scott Easterly
Easterly's Grandson
What a surprise it was to see my grandfather, Glenn, in the photographs you posted. Where did you get them? I am Jack's son, Scott, and have always been interested in my history. Recently I visited Jay Easterly's son, Dale, age 88, and his son, Greg. Jack's sister, Marian, fortunately is still alive at 91. I believe one of your photos includes Marian not Lola, Glenn's wife. We continue to farm the land Glenn and Lola started farming in 1921. I will try to get some more information and would like to know what relationship the Easterly name has to you. Hope to hear from you.
Scott Russell Easterly
Added by Scott Easterly on Feb 24, 2014 9:11 PM
Bonny Sweat
Merry Christmas!
Merry★* 。 ˚ ˚ ˛ ˚ ˛
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˚ ˛ ˛ ˚ | 田田 |門| ˚And a happy new year!
Added by Bonny Sweat on Dec 22, 2013 12:48 PM
RE: Bogarts & Colemans
Thank you for your response, it was worth a shot
Added by Dave on Dec 18, 2013 7:04 AM
My name is Dave Minnich. Catherine Bogart Coleman is my G G Grand Aunt. Her brother Thomas C Bogart is my maternal G G Grandfather. I was wondering if there were any pictures of the Bogarts in your archives of pictures. Namely Catherine, her brothers and sisters, her father, and so on.
I have enjoyed looking at the Coleman history you have posted, and have integrated some of it in my family tree
Thanks very much
Added by Dave on Nov 02, 2013 3:30 PM
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