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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 or Ohio Co., WV.

I have several GIFFEN / GIFFIN family trees at ancestry.com. 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 ancestry.com 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)

LINK: http://www.stclibrary.org/ctgs/pub.htm


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Wendy Henderson
RE: Memorial 110206051
Hi Terry,
Yep, I'm on ancestry and recently discovered who she really was via records that can be found online. She was born Margarete LeFever to Campbell Lefever who moved from Washington County to West Virginia and then Belmont County. She first married the man named Crow and then married William Fitch in Belmont County, Ohio in 1820. Their first son is named Campbell Fitch. I think she may have had child or children to Crow as I see a Birdsong Crow aged 5 I think, living with them in 1850. Im betting it was a grandchild. Still a lot to find about this family. In any event, this is Margarete LeFever Crow Fitch. The name Margarete continued all the way to my Grandmothers sister. Thanks Terry!
Added by Wendy Henderson on Nov 15, 2014 7:00 AM
Red
James Garfield Giffen
I do not know anything about his parents, I am distantly related on the Gnepper side through his son. His parent's names are on his marriage license and that's all I know about them. I know he had a brother named Andrew. James' obit from the Sandusky Register, 3/3/1955: JAMES G. GIFFEN CLYDE, March 3—Services for James Garfield Giffen, 74, 143 Lamer St, who died Wednesday in Bellevue Hospital, will be held at 2 p. m. Friday in the Fiser Funeral Home, the Rev. Avery Buller, officiating. Burial is to be in MrPherson Cemetery. Surviving are his widow, Lottie; a son, Glenn, a military attache stationed in Paris; one grandchild and a brother, Andrew.
Added by Red on Oct 30, 2014 9:29 PM
glenda wheeler
Samuel John & Hannah GRIFFIN Pouder
Samuel John & Hannah GRIFFIN Pouder are my husbands 3rd grand aunt & uncle.

Samuel is the brother of Harriett Ann POUDER Ellenberger who is the 3rd great grandmother of my husband. Harriett was married to John Ellenberger.

My husbands aunt had many family photos. She died at 101 and had done extensive family geology.

Thank you for all you do for Find a Grave.

Glenda FISK Wheeler
Added by glenda wheeler on Oct 29, 2014 3:17 PM
Lori Deible Chaffin
RE: GIFFIN transfers
You are welcome. Laurel is a great cemetery. I have more then a few family member there.
Added by Lori Deible Chaffin on Oct 26, 2014 7:54 PM
Lori Deible Chaffin
William and James Giffin
I have transferred both of these memorials to you.
They are not in any of my family lines that I know of.
Added by Lori Deible Chaffin on Oct 26, 2014 11:22 AM
Joanna
RE: Sir Robert Giffin
You found me out! - I have a lot of graves on FindAGrave and there are a whole bunch of people who send edits each day - Generally I try to send a thank you to them all - I 'ignore' the first edit and go back when I have a few minutes to write a note - This was one of my temporary 'Ignores'.I did accept all the others you so kindly send and have written to your wall and accepted the final one. I love it when other people get involved so please excuse my lack of timeliness in responding. - Jo
Added by Joanna on Oct 22, 2014 2:01 AM
Joanna
Scottish Graves
Thank you for making updates to the Scottish Find A Grave memorials. I transcribe what I can find but always appreciate others taking time to add more detail or correct my errors. Thanks again. Jo
Added by Joanna on Oct 22, 2014 1:58 AM
Robert Snyder
Thank You
I've accepted your edits. Now all I have to do is update my database. Have I told you that we chaserd Margaret Bane Smith's husband back into York County, PA? We have a couple more generations behind William... and we've connected most of those Smiths in the Seceder Cemetery in Jefferson.
Added by Robert Snyder on Oct 21, 2014 3:57 PM
Robert Snyder
Thank You
I've accepted your edits. Now all I have to do is update my database. Have I told you that we chaserd Margaret Bane Smith's husband back into York County, PA? We have a couple more generations behind William... and we've connected most of those Smiths in the Seceder Cemetery in Jefferson.
Added by Robert Snyder on Oct 21, 2014 3:57 PM
Robert Snyder
Recommendation Notice
Hi Terry,

I got a notice from Find a Grave that you had a suggestion for the post I made for Margaret (Bane) Smith in Seceder Cemetery, Jefferson County, OH. I suspect the suggestion was the posting of Margaret's grave marker, because I don't see anything else. If you put up the picture, thank you. It's a good one.
Bob
Added by Robert Snyder on Oct 21, 2014 2:17 PM
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