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Jerry Coffman (#47381729)
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Bio Photo My name is Jerry Coffman and I am 70 years old and started trying to find realtives about a year ago, and with the help of others I have been able to find a lot of info and have made it back to th 1600s.
I am working on the Coffman/Kauffman side of the family and my sister Connie Kissee in Manhattan, Kansas is working on the Churchill side. I am also helping my wife with her side which is Bartlett, Cullen and Bowes.
I live in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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Linda Dukes
RE: Michael Ely/Eli
There are 24 Eli's & 220 Ely's in the Missouri Death Data Base certificates
that might help you out
Added by Linda Dukes on Jun 28, 2015 10:16 AM
Linda Dukes
Michael Ely/Eli
The reason I asked for a headstone photo is to see which way it is spelled on the stone, That doesn't mean that is the he spelled it...unfortunately back then many people were illiterate, including many stone makers, census takers ETC......The name for this family has been seen spelled both ways for census records, marriage records etc, same family...I am related by marriage only. I am a researcher & genealogist. Just trying to get the most accurate info out there, that I can obtain.
Added by Linda Dukes on Jun 27, 2015 2:16 PM
Ann Gardner
RE: Switzer's family
Hi again, Samuel is listed as ELI # 142729615. family trees list the name as Ely or Eli.
Added by Ann Gardner on Jun 25, 2015 4:07 PM
Ellie's Grandma
Nicholas Bartlett

Could you please give me some more information? Date and place of birth would help.

Ellie's Grandma
Added by Ellie's Grandma on Jun 25, 2015 2:26 PM
Ann Gardner
RE: Switzer's family
Hi again, I will try, but 1850 is very early, so information will be hard to find. Is that Big Creek in Adair County, MO ? If you have the birth years for Samuel & Elizabeth Ely, please send those, as well as their birth locations, if known. --- Ann
Added by Ann Gardner on Jun 25, 2015 10:24 AM
Ann Gardner
RE: Switzer's family
You are welcome for the information ! --- I'm not related. I just seem to enjoy finding out about some of the early settlers. I use the census reports and marriage records found through, as well as the grave photos. They can relate a great deal of information. Folks back then didn't waste much time about marrying again after losing a spouse. A husband or wife was really a necessity ! ---- Also, Missouri death certificates up through 1964 can be viewed on-line, which still amazes me. Many states charge $20.00 or more for a death certificate. ------ Best Regards, Ann Gardner
Added by Ann Gardner on Jun 25, 2015 9:21 AM
Linda Morrisson
RE: James P Bartlett
I just came across this new article.

"Indian Fighter Is Found Dead In Bed--James P. Bartlett, a pioneer of the early days and a veteran of northwest Indian wars, was found dead Monday in his cabin at Tualatin. He had been dead several hours. It is thought that death was caused by heart failure. Mr. Bartlett was born August 16, 1838, in Evansville, Inc. He became a resident of the Pacific coast when a young man, and lived in numerous towns in Oregon and Washington. He fought in the Grand Ronde valley battle under the command of Captain Maxion. He served as auditor of Columbia county, and later as judge at La Center, Wash., where his body will be taken for burial. He was last employed as mail-carrier at Tualatin. Mr. Bartlett is survived by his wife, Mrs. Cordelia Bartlett, of Wilsonville, four sons and two daughters. Source: Oregon Daily Journal, The (Portland, OR) - April 18, 1916."

Added by Linda Morrisson on Jun 23, 2015 3:46 PM
Linda Morrisson
RE: James P Bartlett
Two thoughts for might try contacting Miller & Tracey Funeral Directors (mentioned in obits for both Cordelia and son, William). 210 NW 17th Ave, Portland OR, (503) 221-1292

Also you might consider ordering the death certificates for James, Cordelia and William. You might find some help there.

Please let me know what you find. Good luck! Linda

Added by Linda Morrisson on Jun 23, 2015 11:25 AM
Linda Morrisson
RE: James P Bartlett
I just now read Cordelia Bartlett's obituary which states that "Interment at Tualatin Cemetery".

So far as I can tell, the only cemetery in the Tualatin area in the early 1900s was Winona Cemetery.

Added by Linda Morrisson on Jun 23, 2015 10:02 AM
Linda Morrisson
RE: James P Bartlett
In a word, yes, I am related...although very distantly. In terms of ancestry he is the "father-in-law of sister-in-law of 1st great grand aunt". Now if that isn't a mouthful. James and Cordelia had a son, William, who married Adelia Pede. It is through the Pede family that I am related.

I don't know anything more about James P. Bartlett than what was in the newspaper. I have been working of the family ancestry for more than 30 years and am continually amazed at what I can find.

Good luck in your search!

Added by Linda Morrisson on Jun 23, 2015 8:53 AM
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