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Carolyn Schwab (#46985190)
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I became fascinated with Vermillion County many years ago. My people settled there in 1839. They travel in groups and came from Caledonia County, VT. I have visited the area 3 times. I started borrowing the microfilm with the old newspaper Hoosier State to find information on my various families. It started in 1868. I then decided to abstract information on all the families to help others with their research. I have completed books through 1895 and plan on continuing through 1900. I am trying to add as many obits to entries on Find a Grave as I can. I have various lists for many of the cemeteries in the area. My people settled in Helt Township which includes many cemeteries that I don't have complete lists for. I also abstracted the Wills through 1927. I will check for you if you send me the name. I wish I lived closer, but I live just north of San Francisco.

I just copied a film on early New Jersey Cemetery readings. I am in the process of updating and adding to Find a Grave.

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Deb Ritter
Rachel Sarah Shoemaker Ward
Her parents are John Shoemaker #92588148
Jane Davis Shoemaker #92588111 both buried at Plymouth Meeting Friends Cemetery in Montgomery County PA. Could you please link her to them as their child? Her 1st husband was Warner Holt and her 2nd husband was George M. Ward.
Added by Deb Ritter on May 22, 2016 6:42 PM
Val Caulfield
transfer Martin Nixon
Thanks so much for the transfer of Martin Nixon Memorial# 133157164 in Friendship. Will allow me to make all the links and additions easier. Keep up the great work!

Val Caulfield
Added by Val Caulfield on Apr 29, 2016 4:40 AM
Linda Dukes
Wimsett Cemetery
Is there a transcription for this cemetery?
I am looking for Emeline Hollingsworth born circa 1848, to Isaac & Susan buried in Wimsett Cemetery
first she married William Fortner in 1866, he appears to have died before the 1880 census, maybe buried there also?
second, she married widower, Francis Marion Bishop in 1882, they were in the 1885 Garden City, Finney Co KS census with her 4 children from her first marriage, then Francis shows up in Vermilion IN in 1900 census as a widower...any help would be appreciated, thanks
Added by Linda Dukes on Apr 23, 2016 9:36 AM
Cynthia Hines
Alloway Baptist Church
Dear Carolyn,

Thanks for finding the burial information for Samuel Cheyney Davis. He is in the Alloway Baptist Church cemetery according to your research. Can you please share the film title that lists his burial? This is exciting news for his family and we would enjoy the opportunity to have hard copy for family documents. Thanks Cynthia
Added by Cynthia Hines on Apr 21, 2016 12:14 PM
William E Sawyer 130746093
Thank you for this memorial.
Added by cw-sawyers on Apr 15, 2016 8:09 PM
RE: Washburn Family
Hi, Carolyn,
I am sorry to tell you that I am not a Washburn descendant. My ancestor was Ruth Goodale, and I am descended from her first husband, James Tyrer, a British soldier who deserted the British army after General John Burgoyne surrendered at the conclusion of the Battle of Saratoga in New York in 1778. He married Ruth some time shortly thereafter. She subsequently married a Washburn, as did one of her daughters, so I did a fair amount of research on Washburns simply to trace the ladies's whereabouts in order to track down death dates.

Good luck with your DNA project!
Regards, Nancy Poquette
Added by NancyPoquette on Apr 03, 2016 3:42 PM
Anne Sturm
hi, I was wondering if you can transfer the memorial of Rev. Fithian Stratton # 107469135 my id number is #48005140. Thanks, Anne
Added by Anne Sturm on Mar 25, 2016 12:02 PM
Mary Sutton
Eastlack Family
Thank you very much for the corrections and additional in information. It is very much appreciated.

As always,
Added by Mary Sutton on Mar 22, 2016 8:17 PM
Ginger Lashley
Harry Cline FAG#111730253
I have headstone photo for this gentleman up at Old Broad St Pres Cemetery, any chance this was keyed for the wrong cemetery?
Added by Ginger Lashley on Mar 16, 2016 6:55 PM
Mary Hill
John Fries and another John Fries
On the 1880 census, John Fries, is listed twice - John Fries alone b. 1850 and another John Fries down two houses b. 1853, married to Rosa Graham. I believe you have Rosa Graham Fries linked to the wrong John Fries.

as far as I can tell. On the 1860 census the John Fries in the household of Daniel and Sarah Fries was 6 years old, so he is the one married to Rosa Graham in the 1880 census. Your Note: Married John Fries December 23, 1875 Salem County, NJ is correct but it is not the first John Fries of the 1880 census b. 1850. The marriage in 1875 to Rosa Graham spells his name John Freas. I just found this record:

New Jersey Deaths and Burials
Name Fries
Gender Female
Death Date 02 Nov 1893
Death Place Allway, Salem, New Jersey
Age 0
Birth Date 02 Nov 1893
Birthplace Allway, Salem, New Jersey
Father's Name John F. Fries
Father's Birthplace U.S.
Mother's Name Rosalee
Mother's Birthplace U.S.

"New Jersey Deaths and Burials, 1720-1988," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 8 February 2016), Fries, 02 Nov 1893; citing Allway, Salem, New Jersey, reference v 1891-1897 p 341; FHL microfilm 589,079.

Here he is going by John F. Fries and Rosalee is Rosa Graham and she died in childbirth with this child. Sigh. I don't know who the John Fries of Aug. 18, 1850 is but I am pretty sure Rosa Graham was married to John F. Fries b. 1854. He is on the 1910 census in Alloway as a widower, alone. Maybe you could just change the birth date for John F. Fries to 1854 and it would be good. Thank you!
Added by Mary Hill on Feb 08, 2016 10:52 AM
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