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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 8 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, Fudge & Grant.
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 Grant 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 have just begun to do a detailed work up for the Grant Cem, Hutton Twp, Coles Co, IL. I have photographed all legible grave markers and have posted memorials for each of them with marker photos plus other names which were included in an enumeration done by the Coles Co Genealogical Society. You can check back to view the progress as I proceed.
When I began this new project, there were nine memorials posted on FAG and three marker photos.
As of today (8-1-2015), there are now 83 memorials with marker photos on 80 of them (some memorials have multiple photos).
There are several foot stones with initials only that cannot definitely be linked to a specific person. I have photos, but have not posted them yet.

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 had been working on the cleanup. More recently, I spoke with the Scout Master and he indicated that due to his pending retirement and a reduction in the number of available Scouts, he did not believe they would be returning to Cossell Cem.

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 local 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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Thank you for posting the photo
Added by dcterri on Aug 20, 2015 4:13 PM
Long Black Veil
John Bruce Swango
William, I'm not sure now where I got the birth date for John Bruce Swango, it could have been from KY birth records or his death certificate. I know many times dates are incorrect on tomb stones. I am now helping take care of a family member who is in the last stages of cancer and do not have time to research the birth date for John Bruce Swango. I will do this when time permits.

Thank you for all the wonderful photographs you have taken in the Roselawn cemetery.

Many blessing
Added by Long Black Veil on Aug 17, 2015 6:22 PM
Silas Hargis
Thank you so much for the photo of the Silas Hargis memorial. It is well appreciated. "Si" was an uncle who lived a short distance from me as a child.
Added by kstev99 on Aug 17, 2015 4:44 PM
Dawn Lutes
RE: Barton family research
Emailed you a page from her book of Counts
Added by Dawn Lutes on Jul 27, 2015 2:38 PM
Dawn Lutes
Nancy Counts Barton
I have taken over family tree research from my husbands aunt, she has alot of research on the Counts that I have recently been going through. In her notes she list Nancy having a son Lawrence Barton died at the age of 5 buried in Johnson Cemetery Reyno Arkansas. Also Bessie Ellen Barton died at the age of 2 and is buried in the Johnson Cemetery Reyno Arkansas. Both notes say no marker.
Added by Dawn Lutes on Jul 27, 2015 12:40 PM
Don Ludwig
Pauline Poindexter gravestone
Thanks so much for the gravestone picture!
Added by Don Ludwig on Jul 19, 2015 10:13 AM
Jeff Hall
Thank you
Hello William, thank you for the exceptional headstone photos added for Pvt Harold E Hall, great work!
Added by Jeff Hall on Jul 01, 2015 7:30 PM
john haines
RE: Harold Eugene Kite
Hi Bill,

I prefer the text appearance of the memorial as it is before you add the family notes in the biography field.

Added by john haines on Jun 27, 2015 10:03 PM
john haines
Harold Kite Obituary
I generally do not include recent death obituaries for privacy concerns. Some of the people so named may have had no say in being mentioned/connected.

Added by john haines on Jun 26, 2015 11:07 PM
RE: photo of Harry Stivers marker
Glad I was able to do this
Added by MJ on Jun 20, 2015 3:42 PM
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