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Carol Shobe (#46993821)
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Ghost Town Gal
Will James' Findagrave Memorial # 65052380
Thank you for updating information about author Will James. As a horse-loving youngster, his books were dear to me heart.
Added by Ghost Town Gal on Mar 21, 2014 9:38 PM
Bev Norman
Robert H. Harper
Thank you very much for adding those links. Your volunteer help is very appreciated.
Added by Bev Norman on Jan 26, 2014 10:43 AM
Shirley (Bruhn) Martys
RE: Adkisson
More than glad to help. Love Find A Grave and want to pay forward as much as I can....Shirley
Added by Shirley (Bruhn) Martys on Jun 05, 2013 7:34 PM
John Gibson
Ann (Thompson) Brandon - Correction
MArch 23, 2013


Thank you for replying to the message I sent on March 18, 2013. Your correction is important in that Edgar did not leave Lee County until the spring of 1852 - awhile after his two sons and his wife, Anne Thompson, had died. It would have seemed odd for him to have left his wife to die in Lee County as I incorrectly said in my message. The Gold Rush did lure many men from their homes to California and often their wives and families did not accompany them. But you point out that Anne, Edgar Brandon's first wife had already died before Edgar left for California. A happier story, indeed. Let's give Edgar a break on that one.

If you have timne to research this on, let me mail you a check for your time. I'd like to see you find anything else.

I did visit the library in Dixon years ago. Some of the general store records from the 1840's showed Edgar Brandon had a credit account there in Dixon. I got several photos of his uncles and aunts - but none of Edgar.


John Gibson
Folsom, Calif.
Added by John Gibson on Mar 23, 2013 8:08 PM
Kathy S
RE: Knauss
You're welcome, Carol... it was my pleasure. :-)
Added by Kathy S on Mar 21, 2013 10:55 PM
John Gibson
Thompson Family

Do you have any information on Anne Sesilla Thompson? Her gravestone in the Burkett Cem. says she was b. 1839 and d. 1861. Anne married my gt gndfather, Edgar Brandon, 23 May 1848 at Dixon. Edgar had two boys by her and then skipped town in 1852 after the second boy d. He went to California by covered wagon and was a store clerk at Wing's Store, Rescue, El Dorado County. He married 2nd, Mary Josephine Reimer, dau. of Frederick T. Reimer and Maria Anne Zaehnle (Germans, of course.) He married her in Sept 1861 just after he must have gotten word that his first wife had died in Lee County. Maybe Anne came with Edgar to California, d. there, and her remains were shipped back to Illinois. Possible, yes, but I doubt it. She likely never came West. Edgar mined for gold but never made much at that. He was elected constable of White Oak Township in 1862 in El Dorado County. Edgar had 11 children by Mary J. Reimer and d. at Rescue in 1901 and is buried at the Jayhawk Cem. there. He was secretive and never told my grandmother (Rose Ellen Brandon) much of his past. Possibly he was ashamed of having left hsi wife to die by herself in Lee County. Edgar never let anyone take his photo.
My grandmother was one of his daughters. She spoke of her dad often to me, but said his past was a mystery to her. My grandma d. in 1965.

Edgar was b. abt 1821 in Huntington Mills, Luzerne County, PA to William Brandon and Tryphena Fuller. He came to Lee County in 1836 with his uncles, Benj Fuller Brandon, Edward, and John Brandon. They lived in Nachusa and China Townships.

Do you have any idea who Anne's parents were? I see no Thompsons in Lee County who match.

Hope you can advise.

John Gibson
Folsom, Calif.
Added by John Gibson on Mar 18, 2013 11:11 PM
Kathy S
Darrell & Wava Knauss
Photo's completed on 3/11 - "you're welcome" - hope you like them.
Added by Kathy S on Mar 14, 2013 8:38 AM
Vincent & Susan Herman
Oh my goodness Carol, I had my "Herman's" mixed up. Vincent and Susan Herman are the father and mother of my dear Aunt Rose Herman Deadmond. I would sincerely appreciate the newspaper obituaries. It would be a great deal to my Uncle, who is still living but in very poor health at this time. Thank you so much for offering. Vicki
Added by Vicki on Jan 24, 2013 4:10 PM
Hi Carol, thank you for telling me about the obituaries for Vincent & Susan Herman and offering to send the newspaper copies. These are more "distant" relatives of mine so I think you should save the newpaper copies for relatives who are closer than I am. It is very nice of you to offer. Thank you, Vicki
Added by Vicki on Jan 24, 2013 4:02 PM
Birdie Mines
Would love anything!
My family comes from Eli, Which died as my mother was only a few years old. We were told that he was adopted and no trace of mother.
I have traced her (Birdie)family back several generations. No pics except Eli and Eva!
Thank You, Thank You! please if you will contact me through my email. Linda
Added by Rose on Jan 09, 2013 9:37 PM
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