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William Harrison (#47153789)
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Bio Photo In honor of my mother, Marjorie Valentine (Sims) Harrison, I am submitting her photo with my profile.
I have been working quite hard on my family history information since 1993.

I have compiled detailed enumerations for 7 1/5 cemeteries here in Coles Co, IL and have posted most of what I have on 5 of those here on Find A Grave at this time. The names of the cemeteries that I have compiled records for are: Stoner, Adkins/Woodson, Brown's (Unity) Chapel, Mt Tabor, McKenzie, Hurricane, Miller-Coartney and Fudge. I've worked some on Kickapoo (Mt Zion), Whetstone, and a few other Cemeteries. I've added links and photos to memorials for all known burials at Mt Tabor, Miller-Coartney and Fudge.
I'm adding family & requested memorials & photos for Mound/Roselawn Cem in Charleston, Bethel and Rest Haven Cems in Lafayette Twp, as well as a numerous others.

NOTE: I just recently obtained a plot map for the Bethel Cem, accompanied by names of lot owners and/or occupants, plus a partial down the row enumeration done by James Heidlebaugh in 1981.

I also have over 100 Williams family kin in Harmony Cem in Cumberland Co, IL, including 3 generations of direct Williams family ancestors, as well as having made other submissions on memorials in several other cemeteries in IA, IL, IN, OH, WV, and WA.

As a photo volunteer, I actively visit several more cemeteries in this area to search for and photograph markers.

I recently purchased bound copies of the enumerations that James Heidlebaugh compiled for Janesville (or New Gordon), Thomas Lincoln (or Old Gordon or Shiloh), and Beals Cemeteries. They are down the row readings and are VERY helpful in locating markers!

I am part of a small group working on cleanup of the Cossell Cem, located NW of Charleston. We are slowly making progress! I was recently informed that a local Boy Scout Troop has been working on the cleanup. I hope to be able to assist them when the project resumes in the spring of 2015.

I am primarily researching: Harrison, Sims, Williams, Reynolds, Malcom(b), Stotts, McCreery, Stoner, Schnorf, Adkins, Pettit. But of course, there are many MANY more names which I have found to be members of my extended family!

And, for the benefit of Gail Black, I AM researching my Hardin and Dean family members, who are related to my Stoner family.

I attend the annual Sims Family Reunion at Fox Ridge State Park in Coles Co, IL. I am the Sims family genealogist.

Most recently, I have begun searching for information on my wife's ancestry. Names include: Thomas, Elder, Brooks, Blake, Johnson, Pilkington, Miller, Offill, Richards, Elliott, Norman, Davis, Wright, Wallace, Beaman, Dage, Perkins, Clark, Brockway, Cooley, Durfey, Skinner, Goodwin, Hull, Fickle, Slaymaker, Voetgling, Beck, and Tatman. (so far). We usually attend the annual Miller-Elliott Reunion in Dieterich, Effingham Co, IL. She was pleasantly surprised when I informed her that she was directly descended from King Edward I (1239-1307). He is her 22nd g gf!

I firmly believe that anyone capable of finding, reviewing and posting information on FAG does not need specific directives from other volunteer contributors about how to manage the memorials they have spent their time to research and posted. If errors or omissions in content are observed, then a suggestion to the contributor through the Edit process INCLUDING corrections or additional information about names, dates and/or family links would definitely be appreciated.
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Sharon Eckenrode
Eldora Colvin
I wanted to thank you for the picture. I was so surprised and pleased that someone had taken the time to do this. Thanks again.
Added by Sharon Eckenrode on Apr 18, 2015 6:57 AM
Ann Maree
Oh, that is unfortunate. I'm going to send you a private message about this through the edit tab on one of your memorials. Thank you for your efforts.
Added by Ann Maree on Apr 17, 2015 2:41 PM
Herbert II of Vermandois
Sorry can not add dates. Reguires 4 digit dates these are 3 digits. Adding 0 in front of three digit dates gives an error.

You may try contacting Find a Grave to see if they will add the dates.
Added by Kat on Mar 29, 2015 2:12 AM
Thanks for the pic of John's old stone! I really appreciate you doing this for me!
Added by GrammaL on Mar 18, 2015 8:57 AM
James and Mary Simes
Are you related to them? If so, I can transfer their pages to you.
Added by anbuckeye3 on Mar 14, 2015 2:22 PM
M. Ann Voogd
RE: Maupin family history
Hello William,
Here is the online link to the book:

Which pages refer to your descendants?

Thanks for your response.
Added by M. Ann Voogd on Mar 04, 2015 11:23 AM
M. Ann Voogd
RE: Gabriel & Marie (Hersent) Maupin
Hello William, Thank you for your message! I lived in Williamsburg and was able to check out a copy of the book from the College of William and Mary library. The book is out of print, so you are lucky to have a copy. I can also read it online. From page 89, I believe I am a 10th generation from Gabriel and Marie as their son Daniel was a father of a son, also named Gabriel, who was the father of a son, also named Daniel, who was the father of a son, Micajah, who had two sons, Samuel Bottom and Joel. From page 95, Samuel married Elizabeth Fawcett and one of their children was Lucinda. Lucinda (spelled 2 different ways, Lucinda or Lucenda) married John Rodgers (the picture on my Bio Profile) and one of their children was my grandmother, Mayme. I posted Lucenda's picture and their tombstones in KY. The other son of Micajah and Elizabeth Bottom Maupin was Joel, who was the father of Sarah Frances Maupin. Sarah and Lucenda would have been cousins. Sarah married Lafayette Miskell. They had a son, Noel, that married Mayme and became my mother's parents. I posted Lafayette's tombstone in KY (I have no pictures of him) but I have not been able to find Sarah Frances "Sallie" Maupin Miskell Rice's tombstone. If you have any photos of any of these descendants, I would be thrilled to see any of them. Thanks for any other ancestry info you have along this line. If you find another copy of the book anywhere, I would love to purchase it.
Added by M. Ann Voogd on Mar 03, 2015 9:08 AM
Nancy Johnson
RE: Relation to David Granvel Stotts
Hi. I just saw your message. David Granvel Stotts was my 2nd great grandfather. His daughter, Sarah Jane Stotts, was my Grandmother. She died before I was born.
Added by Nancy Johnson on Feb 17, 2015 2:17 PM
Mary Crawford
RE: Cemetery enumerations
Hi William:

No, I have not entered a lot of burials for Cumberland Co. I live in Lincoln, NE. Now, I have added a number of burials for Coles County, to further my research of my Coles County ancestors. I entered most of the Campground Cemetery and the Zion Hill Cemetery. If I can help you with Coles Co. research, let me know. Thanks for writing.

Mary Crawford
Added by Mary Crawford on Feb 13, 2015 9:42 AM
CM Reed
RE: Marker photo for Kirkwood Winterrowd
At the moment, I am housebound with a knee replacement. By spring, I should be back out stumping around the countryside. Will try to get it then.
Added by CM Reed on Feb 03, 2015 8:59 PM
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