I'm a performing artist on the piano. I got interested in genealogy when my mother and I could not mark the family portrait's with the right names. WELL, it lead to two family history books and many chapters on other relatives in the family tree. I'm hooked! Big time! I'm half Swedish and half Irish! One of my books is also printed in Svenska and both are at the Library of Congress, besides Sale Lake City. It is amazing the stories I uncovered. I have an ancestor (grandfather) who was a famous sculptor in northern Sweden, which I have a carved lion of his from 1750. The best is that I found my Great Great Great Grandfathers name (David Allard) carved in the rocks on the Oregon Trail. What a thrill! I even had a ancestor killed by INDIANS! By recording their lives in print, it gives me a inter-peace; also makes me feel connected to them, personnel. Not just a name but a REAL story behind that name. ....and it's about keeping their memory alive for all future generations to come.
John Armstrong b. 1834 Hi Randy: I just reviewed your (very nice) long memorial for John Armstrong 1834-1899 in Kankakee Co IL. He married Mary Jane Golding. I think I have talked to you before, but it must have been a long time ago. I am a desc of a John Michael Armstrong b. Dec 10 1825 in Whaplode, Lincolnshire Co England to a single mother Mary Armstrong, who later married a White. Mary's parents were Michael Armstrong, b. 1749 and Ann Bamford. My John came to America and settled in Wayne County, Illinois. He had two spouses: Frances Adela Varner, Martha H. Carbaugh. There were 9 ch with Martha. I think our Armstrong's might be related. In trying to backup the John b. 1834 line, I saw your mention of a Mary Dabell / Daybell who married a Thomas Armstrong. I know a researcher of my John that has a Mary Dabell who married a John Armstrong, as parents of my Michael Armstrong b. 1749. See below. Could this be the same Mary Dabell?
See FamilySearch.org IGI record. JOHN ARMSTRONG -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Marriages: Spouse: MARY DAYBELL Family Marriage: 24 OCT 1746 Holbeach, Lincoln, England
Also, see Ancestry.com database: England, Select Marriages 1538-1973 Name: Mary Daybell Gender: Female Marriage Date: 24 Oct 1746 Marriage Place: Holbeach,Lincoln,England Spouse: John Armstrong FHL Film Number: 504245
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Henry/David Allard Jr. I just wanted to share with you all, that I am the 5th Great-Grandaughter of Samuel Avery/Sarah's 1731-1798 brother, Josiah Avery 1740-1801, sons of John and Bridget Avery. I appreciate being able to read about the Allard family. Thanks, Karen firstname.lastname@example.org / Denver, Colorado
Charles Isaak and Amanda Anderson Hi Randy, I found Charles and Amanda's son, Alvin Emanuel Anderson (and wife, Beatrice), and linked them up, in case you are interested. It looks like you have done extensive, impressive research on this family! Chloe Perdew P.S. - There is also a Mary Jean Anderson on the headstone. -Perhaps his second wife?
message Thank you for sending me the grave yard sites. Have gone through a few of them. and so sad to see some of them in such poor condition. Thank you again. Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year.
Bessie Ruth Malberg Wycoff is my mother hi under the Eric Peter Malberg the paragraph 2)that says there were two children born with this name is my Grandfather Eric (we were very close). My Mother is Bessie Ruth Malberg Wycoff (Yoder), Leroy was my Uncle and Vesta my Aunt. My mother's mother is Ethel Wood. My Mother was born in Curlew.
RE: Peter Erickson I will post the picture this evening when I get back home. Friday I'll send you off a copy because the web site shrinks them down a bit. This stone cleaned up pretty good with a bit of digging then brushing and a return the following day to see how well the rains cleaned it off. Now it is very visable sitting next to the tree that pushed it over.
Peter Erickson At Saron Cemetery in Aitkin County MN. What we found was a marker which was pushed up and out by a tree. It only says Peter and Born Oct 8, 1839, Died Mar 9,1903. It is just behind several other Ericksons ranging from the 1960's to 1927. So it would really depend on how certain the dates you have are or how certain the dates were at the time they had them put on the stone.