I live in Spokane, WA, I have been researching the Severson-Cottrell-Shaver-Greenman-Newton and many other family names for close to 40 years. About 10 years ago, I found my Latter Day Saint connection with the Clawson family. My 3rd Gr. Grandparents were Moses and Cornelia Brown-Clawson. So now I'm researching that branch of my father's family too. I got involved in doing genealogy because my grandmother, Nettie Cottrell-Severson,had so much information written down everywhere, it was hard to sort out. She had numerous note books, and all kinds of family papers.Maybe one day I'll publish our work.
I work this hobby into my busy life, as I am a grandmother of 6. We have twinning in this family and at this time have 3 sets of twins in the Severson family as my brother and I both have a set of twin granddaughters.. I am a quilter and a member of a United Methodist Church in Spokane, WA. I have been married for 44 years this summer (1970). I have a M.S. degree in Biology and I keep tabs on plants on our 40 acres of fir and pine timber land in Lincoln Co., WA.
RE: Coin Ernest Actually, the one you created # 69864301 is a duplicate of # 23420510. The one you created needs to be deleted. Please move the pic over to the original memorial before deletion.. thanks..
James Sheldon Lewis Clendenen Hi, Again, I have checked out the cemetery. I see the family changed the spelling slightly to Clendenen, and I would keep that spelling. As long as you have them listed on the parents' Memorial page, the difference in spelling should not be a problem. I do think his stone says Lewis died in 1951, not 1950, but these stones are hard to read. The thing that concerns me the most is the maiden name given for Emma, Lewis' wife. Where did that come from? Here is a transcription of Lewis and Emma's Cass Co., MI, Marriage Record:
JAMES CLENDENIN, 27 yrs old, Newberg Twp., Cass Co., MI, b. Smithville, Canada, to EMMA ELIZABETH ARMABLE, 33 yrs old, Newberg Twp., MI, b. in Yates Co., NY, Marriage May 1, 1879, Performed by T McKee J. P.
RE: James Sheldon Lewis Clendenen Hi, Have you found all the Clendenins I have added to Find a Grave? If not, check Poe Cemetery, Newberg Twp., Cass Co., MI, under Clendenin. All the children are linked to James C. and Ruth Catherine (Greenman)Clendenin's Memorial pages at Poe Cemetery. I will check out your information about James Sheldon. Thank you so much!
RE: James Sheldon Lewis Clendenen Hi, BLESS YOU! I am so glad to hear from you, because this child was the only one I could not locate in a cemetery. The list of those long names and the dates of birth for James and Ruth Clendenin's children - and also the information that James Sheldon and Lydia were twins - came from Joe Ruggles, a great-great grandson of James and Ruth. James Sheldon had a son, Marvin, who was deaf. That part of the family would visit Carrie Melissa (Clendenin)Miller, wife of Wellington Miller (my great grandfather Miller's brother), down here in Fabius Twp., St. Joseph Co., MI. My third cousin, Diane (Miller) Babcock, is part of Carrie and Wellie's line (a great-granddaughter). She and her father were in contact with Joe Ruggles. That is how I got this information.
I agree that this is not supported by the censuses (I have just looked over all my Clendenin material). The spelling of the surname is consistent with the spelling used by the family here, but it is certainly true that there are other spellings, such as Clendenning. I think you should record everything as it is on the stone, and use the bio to explain. For instance, I can say in Lydia's bio that family researchers believe that Lydia and James Shelson are twins, but that is not supported in some of their censuses - and leave it at that.
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Henry Draper It is silly to reinvent the wheel, I agree. I just want to be sure the link is correct before I insert it. I have inserted information for people before and then found out it was not correct.
I looked it up on ancestry and family search but didn't see anything that linked Henry to Minnie, although I am sure you are right.