I have been studying the genealogy of our family for over 30 years. My mother-in-law got me seriously interested in genealogy by giving me the book "History of the Hershey Family" by Scott Funk Hershey. The book traced the history of the Hershey family. She is listed in the book and it followed her direct line, as well as others, back to the 1600's. In addition to Hershey, our family includes the Kellogg, Corrie, Johnson, Nickerson, Cheney, Rees, Poppen and Albrecht families to name only a few, some famous and a couple infamous. We are connected to a lot of families buried in the Wabash Presbyterian Church Cemetery, where my mother-in-law is interred along with her parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. Other family members direct and indirect are interred in cemeteries located in Crawford, Edwards, Lawrence, Richland and Wabash counties in Illinois as well as in South Dakota, New York, Indiana, Kansas, Ohio and other states and countries.
Some of the information/obituaries I post on my memorials, or pass on to other contributors, may be found in the Lawrence County (IL) Public Library's genealogy department.
I am happy to transfer any memorials that are not a part of my family.
RE: Vincennes cemeteries I have not had time to Go back to vincennes. To take photos. If you had time you could contsct probase who has entered most memorials there. Again by adding by spreadsheet. Big mistake. He made thousands of errors.
I appreciate yout extensive work With obits. I would contact him and ask for transfers. So your info can be added.
Others sent notes as he has 400,000 memorials. Too many are dupes. Linda. Thanks
Couch/Courter edits I am processing edits and wish to thank you for the additional information! If you are a relative, I would be happy to transfer these individuals. (If related, I am a very distant family member.)
RE: Lee Roy Jordan ancestry / Wabash co. IL Roberta, I need to make a correction. The information I found was not from the book you referenced "History of the Families of Wabash County". It was from the book "The Combined History of Edwards, Lawrence, and Wabash Counties". You can read it on line. I have since found the book you referenced at the Wabash County Historical Society's site. I will try to find a used one. It's a bit pricy at $58.
Lee Roy Jordan ancestry / Wabash co. IL Hello Sir. I see where you have posted much grave information on the Jordan families of Wabash Co, IL. I am trying to locate my grandfather Leroy Jordan. I have a suspicion that the Lee Roy Jordan (1884-1973) buried in Allendale Cemetery in Wabash Co, Il. could be my grandfather. Long story/short... my father was born out of wedlock in 1926 and subsequently put up for adoption. His biological father was Leroy Jordan this much I know based on information from my father's biological mother's side of the family whom I have contacted. His mother died in 1930 and was buried in Terre Haute, IN. I have DNA matches to others with the Jordan ancestry in Southern Illinois. Unfortunately, the only shared ancestor is Elias Jordan 1768-1836 that lived in Franklin co, IL. I can not trace any descendants from him to the Lee Roy Jordan of Wabash Co. You have traced LeeRoy's family's grave history back to Caleb Jordan 1795-1830. You noted on his grave site memorial that his parents were Joshua Jordan and Rebecca Compton (no grave information). My question is where you got the Joshua Jordan information. I would like to know if Joshua can be traced back to the Jordans that show up as ancestors with me per the DNA matches. Secondly, could you recommend any resources or contacts to research the Jordan families of Wabash Co? Thank you Dan Lindsay Bloomington, IN