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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 6 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, and Miller-Coartney. 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.
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 few others.
I also have over 100 Williams family kin in Harmony Cem in Cumberland Co, IL 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 have visited several more cemeteries in this area to search for and photograph 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 am primarily researching: Harrison, Sims, Williams, Reynolds, Malcom(b), Stotts, McCreery, Stoner, Schnorf, Adkins, Pettit.

And, 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).

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 post. If errors or omissions in content are observed, then a suggestion to the contributor with updated information or courteous guidance would definitely be appreciated.
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Peggy Rowe
Martha Alace Jones
Hello. My Great Grandmothers name was
Martha Alice JONES Jacobs. -- I have been told that her Mothers median name was Johns. I was pretty sure that her grandparents were Joshua Johns and Isabel Frial. I was wondering if you could help me.
Martha Alice JONES Jacobs is buried here in Allen OK, Her fathers name was Andrew JONES
Added by Peggy Rowe on Apr 14, 2014 6:42 PM
Phyllis Sutton
RE: Photos of Coady markers
You may use the photos any way you want. I am sorry that Johns is not straight. I have been sick and it left me shaky.
Added by Phyllis Sutton on Apr 01, 2014 8:57 AM
Correction on Joseph Edman Pension Info
(Children by second wife)
(1 died in infancy.)
also checked on name
Mars & Mares was used on pension
as the name, & Mars was used on the
Illinois Marriage index.
Added by Cody-Cookson on Mar 28, 2014 10:37 AM
Re:Margaret Mock
I filled your request for Margaret & Paul Pence next to them was another Margaret A. Mock 1840-1864
said wife. Hope this helps you out.

Added by Dave on Mar 22, 2014 8:12 PM
Teresa D
Carrie Ruth Brady Icenogle
Thank you for taking the headstone picture of Ruth Brady Icenogle and her infant son. That is a child I was unaware of. I can't begin to tell you how appreciative I am for this great picture.

I hope you are enjoying the first day of Spring and thank you so much for your volunteer efforts on

Best Regards,

Teresa Dorey
Added by Teresa D on Mar 20, 2014 4:00 PM
Donna & Wayne Cain
Abel Cook
Hi William,

He is a 5th Great Grand Uncle to my husband.

Donna Cain
Added by Donna & Wayne Cain on Mar 17, 2014 3:02 PM
Justin and Kaylen
I just wanted to say that I agree whole-heartedly with your philosophy and occasional disagreement with findagrave. It is NERVE-RACKING to see memorials of ancestors and family members being managed (or mismanaged) by people who are not even related. I have much info on a lot of my family members, but these memorial-collectors as I call them spend their time watching the obituaries online, and throw up a memorial before their actual family can do it, then refuse to transfer. Absolutely sickening. I have been on findagrave for many years, and except for 3-4 memorials who were personal friends of mine, all of the memorials that I manage are related to me, either by blood or by marriage. I firmly believe that memorials, when possible, should be managed by a family member, not by some collector who has 92,000 memorials. Keep up the good work. One of my ancestors died and is buried in Coles Co, IL, incidentally. Floretta Emily Sandefur Reed Brooks.

Justin L. Smith
Added by Justin and Kaylen on Mar 16, 2014 9:47 PM
John Russell Pierson
Rosa Pickering
Thanks for the pic!
Added by John Russell Pierson on Mar 12, 2014 6:19 AM
Sandra Taylor
Mound Cemetery
William, I notice you are researching the Thomas family. My grandfather was Arthur Noble Thomas, from Mattoon, IL. Ephraim & Millie Thomas from Matton, IL were my great grandparents. They are buried at Dodge Grove Cemetery. My grand uncle, George A. Hanks, is in the Mound Cemetery in Charleston, IL. I visited about two years ago and found his headstone, but could not locate his wife, Rose Quiggins Hanks. She is not buried next to her husband and I did not have time to search for her. If you come across her grave, I would appreciate a photo of her headstone. The Burial Card states she was interred on 7/28/1931 in Section 2, 2nd Addition. George is in Lot #3, Section 2 right on the drive. I think Sam King is buried next to George where Rose should have been.
Added by Sandra Taylor on Mar 11, 2014 8:57 AM
COLEMAN, Samuel & Sarah
Thank you so much for the gravestone photo. It is wonderful to see it and Samuel's death date differs from what I had. Thank you for your time and consideration of others in your gifts to FindaGrave.
Added by JANE GROVES RIDDELL HURT on Mar 11, 2014 8:56 AM
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