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JMS (#47032380)
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Bio Photo I LIVE IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS & HAVE BEEN DOING FAMILY GENEALOGY FOR SEVERAL YEARS.
I ENJOY TAKING PHOTOS OF HEADSTONES FOR OTHER FAMILIES WHICH ARE TOO FAR AWAY TO VISIT THE CEMETERY.
I ADD THE NEWSPAPER OBITUARY (WHEN POSSIBLE), WHICH IS A HELPFUL TOOL FOR FAMILIES WANTING INFORMATION ON A RELATIVE. BEFORE ADDING MY INFORMATION, I CHECK FIND A GRAVE VERY CAREFULLY AS NOT TO HAVE A DOUBLE ENTRY.
GREAT WORK IS BEING DONE WITH FIND A GRAVE. MANY FAMILIES HAVE A CHANCE TO RECONNECT WITH THEIR ROOTS.
(2010-2012) I HAVE WALKED, TRANSCRIBED, & CREATED NEW CEMETERY REFERENCE BOOKS FOR THE MOULTRIE CO. GENEALOGICAL & HISTORICAL SOCIETY. CEMETERIES I HAVE TRANSCRIBED ARE: GREENHILL, MASONIC HOME, FRENCH, GRAHAM CHAPEL, TURNER & KELLER. OTHERS ARE ON MY LIST OF 'TO DO'.
I AM WILLING TO MAKE TRANSFERS WITHIN THE 4 GENERATION "FIND A GRAVE" GUIDELINES WHICH ARE: Spouses, Parents, Brothers and Sisters, Children, Grand-children, Grandparents, and Great-grandparents. Please use the "EDIT" tab to ask for EACH transfer. PLEASE STATE YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO THE DECEASED.
For EXTENDED FAMILY MEMBERS I will gladly make additions, corrections or links.
PLEASE USE the "EDIT" TAB on the upper right side of the memorial to send the information.

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Thomas Hotchkiss
RE: Anna McDonald
I mailed them to her home.
Tom
Added by Thomas Hotchkiss on Oct 16, 2014 7:57 PM
Thomas Hotchkiss
RE: Anna McDonald
I have sent the obituaries to Kaye Webb who met with us when we were in Sullivan. If you don't mind just asked her. If any problem just let me know and I will email them to you.
Tom
Added by Thomas Hotchkiss on Oct 15, 2014 4:20 PM
Thomas Hotchkiss
RE: Anna McDonald
I requested the obituaries from the Decatur, IL Public Library and this is what they sent to me.
Anna Elliott McDonald is my wife's grandfather, Mitchell Dea Elliott, younger sister. We made a trip to the Sullivan, IL area just a week ago to find more info on the Elliott's.
We obtain Anna's birth certificate at the Moultrie County Courthouse and it states the birth date as November 21, 1885.
Do you have any information or pictures on Lorinda (Lee) Elliott, Anna's mother? She is the wife of James Thomas Elliott. We are looking for a date of death and burial information.
How are you related and where are you located?
Tom Hotchkiss
Added by Thomas Hotchkiss on Oct 14, 2014 7:12 PM
Jamie L
Bracken Family Cemetery
Thank you for the information the Mausoleum being torn down in the winter of 1977/78. I have added a note to the cemetery information.
Added by Jamie L on Sep 29, 2014 6:31 PM
Sandra Taylor
William "Willie" Maldon French
William "Willie" Maldon French Find A Grave #49845852 (French Cemetery) was married to my grand aunt, Lillie Valeria Thomas. I notice on his headstone the death date has not been included. Do you live close to Mattoon, Illinois and would it be possible to check for an obituary on him? Living in South Carolina it is impossible at this time to check myself. I have followed his life up until 1953 and he was living in Mattoon, Illinois. He may have lived until 1961. I would appreciate the assistance very much.
Added by Sandra Taylor on Aug 23, 2014 9:26 AM
janet donner
wm p patterson
As usual you do a quick and good job. Thanks for helping out my friend
Janet
Added by janet donner on Aug 04, 2014 5:37 PM
Sandra Bathe Cole
RE: Greenhill Cemetery, William Bath Patterson
Hi,

Thanks so much for your quick reply and for adding the headstone photo to his memorial! Awesome! I show William's birthdate to be abt Sep 1849 (based on age listed in 1850 and 1860 census records). If the headstone and/or cemetery records show he was 12Y 1M 26D old at death, that would make his death year 1861. It appears the headstone is really worn, so it may be really hard to decipher the death year. What do you think?

I appreciate your time and assistance!

Thank you,
Sandra Bathe Cole
Added by Sandra Bathe Cole on Aug 04, 2014 4:08 PM
Sandra Bathe Cole
Greenhill Cemetery, William Bath Patterson
Hi,

I was referred to contact you by Janet Donner. She mentioned you had walked the cemetery and taken photos in the last couple of years and you might be able to help me.

I am trying to locate any information or headstone photos on Find A Grave Memorial #34360001, William Bath Patterson. I believe he is the youngest child of my 3x great grandparents (James Bathe and Malinda Powell Bathe). James and Malinda both died around 1853 leaving 6 children. The children were split out among family members. William Bathe (born abt 1849) went to live with David & Polly (Harbaugh) Patterson. Polly Harbaugh was a sister to Sara Harbaugh, who was married to John Powell; John was Malinda Powell's brother.

I feel fairly certain that this is the William "Bathe" I am looking for, but wondered if you might have any other info or possibly a photo of his headstone.

Thanks so much for your time and assistance!

Sandra Bathe Cole, Find A Grave #47260878
Irving, TX
Added by Sandra Bathe Cole on Aug 03, 2014 4:41 PM
janet donner
clays
thanks for the help and the pictures. I really appreciate it and it looks like its straightened out
Janet
Added by janet donner on Jun 14, 2014 10:37 AM
tm
isaac richardson
Thank you so much! I live in NY and couldn't go there in person to photograph my relatives grave.
Added by tm on Jun 13, 2014 2:11 PM
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