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Terry Magyar (#47053508)
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Bio Photo My brother "Skip" and I enjoy genealogy. He's my expert regarding Belmont county, OH. We both take photos of tombstones, especially of family members. Some of the surnames are Bain, Bane, Blaine, Budd, Curtis, Giffen, Giffin, Griffith, Haines, Hepburn, Hinkle, Keyser, Long, Milligan, Pond, Spears, Shahan, and Terrill.

UPDATE: Skip started a GIFFEN DNA Group.

In addition to Belmont county, OH, we explore Ohio and Brooke counties in WV. I travel between Belmont Co and Columbus, OH. So, I make a few stops along the way, such as Cambridge or Zanesville.

I look for family tombstones across the country and try to link them back to Belmont Co., OH, Ohio Co., WV, and PA.

I have several GIFFEN / GIFFIN family trees at There's my Giffen family which started with Robert and Mary (Bane) Giffen. Plus a family tree for the Andrew Giffin family. I recently started a Simon Giffin tree.

My tree name is "Terry Magyar"

More recently, I've added family trees for Giffens/Giffins in the following Ohio counties; Athens, Butler, Coshocton, Licking, Miami & Hamilton, and Ross County. Many of these Scotch-Irish lines can be followed back to the late 1700s, in Penn.

I presently live in Franklin Co., OH, but grew up in Belmont Co., OH.

Please contact me (use the EDIT function) if need an item corrected of if you have additional information regarding any of the these families.

I highly recommend the Cumberland Trail Genealogical Society's book "Your Guide to Belmont Co. Cemeteries". ($20 + shipping)


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Gina Nicholson
RE: pending request
Thank you, I will email you once it warms up!!
Added by Gina Nicholson on Mar 05, 2015 6:04 PM
Peggy Bargen Duey
Martha Giffen
A Giffen married a great-aunt of mine so I will be retaining this memorial.
Added by Peggy Bargen Duey on Mar 05, 2015 3:25 PM
Gina Nicholson
RE: David Bunting Hartley
Thank you for responding to my message. I did make a formal picture request. I haven't received a response. I made the request several months ago. I can't make another request. Do you have any ideas, who might be able to do this for me? I'm afraid the request will be over looked, because it isn't a current request.
I'm in need of this picture, all documents, as proof were destroyed. Any ideas?

Thank you
Added by Gina Nicholson on Mar 05, 2015 8:05 AM
Gina Nicholson
David Bunting Hartley
Hi Terry-

I noticed that you added the cemetery picture for David Bunting Hartley, Friends Cemetery, Memorial #35164705, Birth- September 28,1786 Death- October 4, 1843. I wanted to request a grave stone picture. I will be happy to give you any additional information, that might help.

Thank you!!
Added by Gina Nicholson on Mar 04, 2015 6:24 PM
Cheryl (Hayes) Burger
RE: memorial 126082449
Hi Uncle (Kenneth Giffin) has just taken the DNA test on ancestry and we are waiting for the results. How would he join the DNA study?
Added by Cheryl (Hayes) Burger on Mar 04, 2015 10:02 AM
Otto Sprenger
Giffin Family in Blount Co., Tn.
Hello Terry, I noticed your profile and research on the Giffin family. I thought #50892108 might have been one from Tn. You might want to take a look at my memorials and see if there are any connections. Otto
Added by Otto Sprenger on Mar 03, 2015 7:03 PM
Joanne Paisley
Re: Marie Hesketrt Greenlee #39669669
Hello, I add Marie's parents to your edit. I took my information from the census and a family tree on Ancestry. On the census she sometimes went by Maria or sometimes Annie. Depended on her age I guess. Joanne
Added by Joanne Paisley on Mar 01, 2015 3:48 PM
RE: Old Tent Cemetery
This is curious Terry, my great great uncle Jacob Barney married Amanda Giffin 1839-1909. I know nothing about her Giffin family. Jacob and Amanda were from Fulton County, PA and died in Greensburg, KS. Are you related to any Giffin from Fulton, Co.?
Added by Cynthia on Feb 25, 2015 4:30 AM
RE: Mary Buchanan Stewart
Hi Terry, I am related to Mary Buchanan. I have Mary's dates from family records via Lillian Gladys Buchanan White (my great aunt - she was my grandmother Nellie Florence Buchanan Archer's sister) quote: "Thomas Buchanan born 1722 married Rachel Williamson. They had a daughter named Mary E. Buchanan born 1758 died 1845 who married Robert S. Stewart born 1752 died 1838. My Aunt Eleanor Archer Clovis who is 92 thinks Mary's middle name might have been Ellen. "I don't remember what their initials stand for now but I think Mary's middle might have been Ellen." Aunt Gladys also said, "They lived at Turkey Run waters of Big Wheeling Creek." Looks like when Mary and Robert were buried Old Tent Cemetery was called Peters Run Cemetery. At least that's what Great Aunt Gladys called it. There is no reference for a stone. I have never been there.

Which side is your family? We must be cousins. Hope this helps.
~ Cynthia
Added by Cynthia on Feb 24, 2015 8:32 PM
Geof Wyght
RE: Charles W. Giffin
He would have been my 4th cousin.
Added by Geof Wyght on Feb 18, 2015 11:41 AM
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