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Jeannie Hemphill (#47413042)
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Bio Photo New to genealogy, since moving back to west-central IL (Morgan Co) in 2006. Discovering how deep family Illinois roots are.
1850s German immigrants for mom--
LAYERs-- Tazewell, Iroquois Cos.
RINGEISENs-- Tazewell, Woodford, Ford, Iroquois Cos.
MANNs--Kankakee Co.
From somewhere in county Antrim Ireland, dad's Scotch-Irish
HEMPHILL/McAFEEs arrived in the 1840s, and earlier (buried Springdale, Peoria; Laurel Hill Phila PA)
TAYLORs from Scotland settled in Cass Co.
McCLUN(g)s -- McLean Co.
PALLETT(e)-- Sangamon Co.
James SMITH -- OH/NJ; William Smith KY/VA
Thank you for all the help. Maybe can return favors.
Kindly ask about using photos elsewhere. Add Photo courtesy of Find-a-grave member #47413072 or my name. Thank you!
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Deanna Flynn
Thank you for all the work you do!
I want to thank you for the photo of Olga and John Garman's grave stone I really appreciate the work that you do taking the photo's. It is wonderful to have the photo's of loved ones. Thanks again. Deanna
Added by Deanna Flynn on Feb 06, 2016 6:28 AM
Kay Baldwin
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May I also use the grave photo of Albert Swain & his wife. Grave photo from Jacksonville East Cemetery.

Added by Kay Baldwin on Feb 04, 2016 9:31 PM
Kay Baldwin
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Jeannie, may I use the grave photo for Merle D. Swain on my private tree site?? Thank you for considering this request!

Added by Kay Baldwin on Feb 04, 2016 9:05 PM
Kay Baldwin
Thank you for completing my request for a photo of Merle Swain's grave! I appreciate the time and effort it takes to do this! I like the close up view!!

Kay Baldwin
Added by Kay Baldwin on Feb 04, 2016 8:35 PM
DeWitt Auto Sales
If they are in Illinois, could be a distant cousin, or maybe no relation, the DeWitt's are a large family. I do not know of any relation that owns a auto dealer, and would not find out if they were distant cousins, or maybe find out by luck. The picture is of Franklin Clark Find A Grave #74086298, he is more distant than my DeWitt cousins. Thx, DeWitt
Added by DeWitt on Jan 13, 2016 1:44 AM
Thank You, my mother is a DeWitt, she gave it to me as a first name. Her brother did not have any male children. The actual photo was Franklin Clark, some nights i just don't stop. The DeWitt's in Illinois are distant cousins. My Grandparent DeWitt's are from Butler County, Fayette County, Kentucky, then i am not 100%, but then New Jersey then the Netherlands. The DeWitt's from this branch has stopped, i have one great aunt still living, she will be 104 July 4th. Are you related to the DeWitt's? Take care, DeWitt
Added by DeWitt on Jan 08, 2016 12:37 AM
May i use your tombstone photos in my tree? Thx, DeWitt
Added by DeWitt on Jan 07, 2016 9:35 PM
RE: Robertson Cem. Cass
Hi Jeannie, I really think there are more names to be entered for this cemetery. It has been several years since I was there - I got my information from the Cass County Historical Society in Virginia. They had a typed list of burials at this cemetery and my great grandfather was listed on one of the pages. If I remember correctly, they gave me a copy of that page so when I entered his information, I created pages for all the others on that page about the same time. I did go out to the cemetery and got lucky and found his tombstone right away but the cemetery is in such bad condition I did not try to go any farther.
About a year ago, some of the other descendants of Henry Ferguson held a family reunion in Springfield and some of them went to the cemetery but I don't think they added any additional names to this site.
Added by Ginger on Oct 12, 2015 12:32 PM
Janice Downing Knight
James F. Jaquess

Margaret Jaquess Castle is the daughter of James F. Jaquess by his first wife, Mary Sciple. He had a son, William Garrison Jaquess, by second wife, Sarah Steele. William G. Jaquess died in 1932 in Tunica, MS. The preferred spelling for his surname is "Jaquess," but it is often spelled with a "c" or with one "s." Feel free to contact me if you want more details. I saw your post on the Jaquess Family Tree page on Facebook, by the way. I am a descendant of Jonathan and Rebekah Fraser Rankin Jaquess. Col. James is not in my direct line, but I have also researched him quite a bit. Janice Downing Knight
Added by Janice Downing Knight on Oct 10, 2015 11:46 AM
Dr.Archimedes Smith
Jeannie, Thank you so much for the article you posted on Dr.Smith. I sent you a private message on Facebook with more details...
Added by Courtney on Sep 28, 2015 3:52 PM
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