I am maintaining my grandfather "William David McCausland's Line. He was born May 23, 1893 and passed away February 26, 1947. His wife, my grandmother was Roseanna Cecelia Dougherty-McCausland, born August 3, 1897 and she passed away on her birthday, August 3, 1951. My grandparents had at least 47 Grandchildren. With the help of many of my cousins, my sisters, my mother & my late Uncle Joe McCausland was I able to make this possible.
On the McCausland side, my cousin Bruce Andrews has done extensive family research for about 25 years, dating back to the 1700's and is still very much at it.
Another cousin on the McCausland side, Pater Flint as done extensive research on his line, and is still very much at it as well.
Pat Lowery, my cousin on the Dougherty side, has researched and provided the family with a wealth of information and many pictures.
Bob Smerker, my cousin on the Heaney-Goepfrich side, (my mother's) has researched and provided the family with a wealth of information and many pictures. My mother and her sister (My Aunt) have been a tremendous help in this research.
Distant Relative Hi Nancy, I wanted you to know that I am a distant relative to you. :) I am researching my heritage and came along some information. Ok...so here we go. We are related on my mother's side. My great-great grandmother is Mary Elizabeth Mullen. She was married several times if I'm not mistaken. One of her marriages was to Thomas Ferris. She had a daughter named Susan Ferris. Susan Ferris married a man named William Camac. They had a daughter named Marie (DeBellis) Camac. Marie DeBellis was my grandmother. My grandmother had my mother Rita (DeBellis) Viola who is still with us. Thank God...she is going to be 85. My parents and grandparents all lived and remained in Philadelphia and then previously Ireland. Please contact me. I don't have any information past what I've shared. It is very nice to know I have a long lost relative. :)
Whoops! I see I've already contacted you. So much to research, so little time. Sometimes things overlap. I also do my paternal line which keeps me quite busy. Occasionally I have to take a break and go on my maternal line. Right now I think I'll take a nap. (smile)
I am a first cousin twice removed of John Lindsey Hadfield (my mother's side of my family). I have also done extensive research on her side of the family. If you would like to share family information feel free to contact me.
I took a photo of John H. Ervin's headstone at New Cathedral Cemetery last week. The dates on the memorial you created are Mar 22, 1916 to May 1, 1955, but the dates on the headstone are 1913 to 1955. Do you think headstone is a match for your memorial but with a mistake in one to the dates?
Good to hear from you again. I just got off a six day work schedule. That's another problem, work often interfered with my genealogy research. Of course one has to work to make a living too so I have to balance the two. I'll let you know when I come across that McCausland information that Sarah McCausland loaned to me. I look forward to sharing information with you.
So good to hear from you. I find researching my family history to be perhaps the most rewarding past-time I have at this time of my life. My only regret is that I wish I had started it sooner, while some of my older relatives were still alive.
Thank you for your offer to transfer some of my relatives memorials to me. I may take you up on that offer. I am especially interested in the Hadfields, which is my maternal line. A Hadfield brother and sister (Thomas and Hannah) married a McCausland brother and sister which I think is so interesting. I guess back in those times families had a small radius of travel because the same thing happened on my paternal side where a Tipton brother and sister married a Bailey brother and sister.
When I find my McCausland information I will send it to you. Did you know I was good friends With Alan McCausland? He was a wonderful man and he died much too soon.
RE: Hadfield-McClausland Line So good to hear from you Nancy. I have a copy of a book somewhere (I don't know right now) that I borrowed from Sarah McClausland that takes the McClausland line back to Ireland. When I find it I'll contact you.
Good to see someone is maintaining the McClausland line. I am maintaining the Hadfield line. Hadfield brother and sister married McClausland brother and sister. Hannah Hadfield married Emma's brother John McClausland. My mother was Betty Hadfield Tipton. She was the daughter of George Lincoln Hadfield, Sr.