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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 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 fall of 2014.

I am primarily researching: Harrison, Sims, Williams, Reynolds, Malcom(b), Stotts, McCreery, Stoner, Schnorf, Adkins, Pettit. I attend the annual Sims Family Reunion at Fox Ridge State Park in Coles Co, IL.

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). We usually attend the annual Miller-Elliott Reunion in Dieterich, Effingham Co, IL.

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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thanks for the memorial transfers of the Bodkin/Botkin family

Added by Kent on Dec 09, 2014 6:27 AM
Georgia Smith
norton headstone
Thank you so very mnuch for taking his picture.
Added by Georgia Smith on Nov 29, 2014 11:03 PM
Thomas Bean
Bethel Cemetery photos
Thanks so much for adding the Tucker / Osborne photos from Bethel Cemetery.
Added by Thomas Bean on Nov 29, 2014 1:48 PM
daniel polewski
Thanks for your efforts on Henry and Sally Abston. Will list them as having unmarked graves. Dan P
Added by daniel polewski on Nov 29, 2014 12:36 PM
RE: marker photo for Ellen West
You're welcome! glad I could help!
Added by Tina&James on Nov 13, 2014 12:04 PM
James Turner Harris
Ninnian West
Thanks for the nice comments. Also, congratulations. I know exactly where Coles Co., Ill. and Effingham etc. I really don't live that far from there. Interesting that people from Eastern Illinois U. land would have family in the Bootheel. My wife is from down there and we jokingly call it "Swamp East, Mo." where you better like cotton and peanuts. :)
Added by James Turner Harris on Oct 30, 2014 11:29 AM
James Turner Harris
Ninnian West
I am sorry I was so late in responding but I am helping a lot of people and the emails piled up and this one was overlooked for a long time. My father was related to the Dennis family and I will leave it at that. You have closer ties to Ninnian West and I am glad I went ahead and researched him and also glad to pass him on. He is now your memorial and you can add, subtract, change anything you want in the memorial. When I give it away there are no strings attached. All the best. God Bless.
Added by James Turner Harris on Oct 30, 2014 10:53 AM
RE: Lillie Viola (Elliott) Stivers
You can't find any evidence that the grave marker is correct? How about the children listed in the memorial--they are all named Woodard. Lillie was my husband's grandmother and he was named Woodard. It is my feeling that somebody looking for her family would be looking for Woodards. FYI, she was also married to a Hazelrigg but I left that out entirely. Maybe I should change her last name to Woodard Hazelrigg Stivers to really screw things up.

Are you related to this person? Otherwise, I don't see why you have your panties in such a wad. There are a lot worse problems on Find A Grave than this.
Added by Avice on Oct 21, 2014 4:43 PM
Kathy Brick
RE: marker photos for Arthur & Ruby Brandvold
You're Welcome William,

I was glad that I could fill your request.

Added by Kathy Brick on Oct 19, 2014 9:37 AM
Misty & Company
Harry Stivers
Hello Bill

Regarding your letter to us we have forwarded it to A J at Find A Grave he is a senior admin for Find A Grave and hopefully will be able to help you resolve this problem.

R & S
Added by Misty & Company on Oct 16, 2014 5:28 AM
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