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Vicki Peterson (#46869196)
 member for 10 years, 11 months, 12 days
Marilyn Kenyon, Psy.D.
RE: John L. Richarson

Thanks again for adding the information. I also made an edit providing his birth date which comes from a Sons of the American Revolution application, which also gives his full name as John Lee Richardson. The application also provided his death date and wife's name, consistent with the information you have.

Added by Marilyn Kenyon, Psy.D. on Sep 15, 2017 7:44 PM

Marilyn Kenyon, Psy.D.
RE: John L. Richardson
Thanks for adding the information. I was happy that I was able to provide it. He is someone who fell off the radar in my Richardson line.

I located him from a close autosomal DNA match.

Pretty sad story. He went to California, presumably for gold, then ended up committed to state mental facility for insanity.

When he didn't return from California, his wife Josephine was shown working as a domestic servant on the 1870 census. The good news, she was living in the hotel that her daughter and son-in-law were managing, with two of her sons.

The death certificates of two of his children list his middle initial as "L."

Added by Marilyn Kenyon, Psy.D. on Sep 15, 2017 1:35 PM

Time Traveler
RE: Virginia DePriest # 182170104
Ok, I removed the photo from the Graceland memorial and created a memorial in Oak Woods and added the photo there. I also added a mention and a link to her memorial in Graceland. You can see the memorial with the memorial number listed above.

Added by Time Traveler on Aug 07, 2017 7:30 PM

J. Rubio
RE: Mary J. Buckley
Thank you so very much. What a sad story, huh?

Added by J. Rubio on Aug 02, 2017 7:34 PM

RE: Delbert Christoson
It was such an incomplete memorial that I felt bad. I am happy that you are willing to take care of it and have added information. 😊

Added by Jan on Aug 02, 2017 3:05 PM

J Sayre
RE: Hudson Sayer / Sayre
Thanks very much for transfer, Vickie.

Added by J Sayre on Aug 02, 2017 1:00 PM

RE: Rev. James Bristow
Thank you Vicki, No need for credit, though,

Added by JHarrison on Jul 15, 2017 12:08 PM

Lori Loveday
Ephraim B. Whitney and Harriet Potter
This has been my brick wall! How did you go about finding info on them? All I had was speculation that they were with the Mormon Handcart Companies.
Thank you for all your hard work.

I'm a direct descendant. Ephraim and Harriet are my 2nd g-grandparents. My cousin in Missouri has been looking for them, as well. We met through and Facebook. He started a Whitney Facebook Group that is separate from Whitney Research Group.

Added by Lori Loveday on Jul 04, 2017 6:21 PM

Liz Hein
bethel baker
Hello I am John Bakers' granddaughter, which is Bethels' brother. My grandfather never spoke of his family much. He is currently on hospic care and am afraid he wont be living much longer. His memory isn't very well any longer and am finding it very very difficult to find any thing on his side of the family. If you happen to now anything I would greatly appreciate it! thanks

Added by Liz Hein on Jun 25, 2017 3:10 AM

Linda Hiross
Bernard Stetson
Never certain without a birth certificate, but since he wrote his name as Bernard Leonard on both his WWI and WWII Draft Registration cards, I just figured HE must know what his name is!
Funny stuff....Linda

Added by Linda Hiross on Jun 24, 2017 1:20 PM

Connie Lagasse Russell
RE: Dan (Negro)
Great work...doesn't it feel good to make connections!! Was there ever a census done on any of the years....that might give you another source of information..just a thought...and good luck

Added by Connie Lagasse Russell on Jun 14, 2017 4:25 PM

Connie Lagasse Russell
RE: Dan (Negro)
OK...but if no one knows that he was in Stockton State Insane Asylum how would they know it was who they were looking for....can't search for just "Dan"...any possibility of getting more information for this memorial.

Added by Connie Lagasse Russell on Jun 14, 2017 1:29 PM

Erin Van Zante
Memorial 155300281
For Elizabeth Conway, in the asylum in San Joaquin, CA.
I have been tracing this family, and somehow came across this memorial by the grace of god! My aunt was "tree meddling" on ancestry- I keep advising against this, but she was, and noticed a number of families trying to connect their Conway line to ours, even adjusting the last names of some wives to suit the documents of the Trinity and Shasta County Conway's. So, I decided to take a look and see if I could find something different to present to one poor man who got a message, with intent to apologize, and provide what info I had a possible alternative. I did not find a positive ID on Mary's husband William Conway, but believe he was born in Ohio, as noted on US census 1850, in Jackson OH. The next census from California, lists his birth as KY, and that is where folks are "grasping" for a connection.
The 1860 census gives us the name of the youngest son admitted to the asylum with Mary as Robert Conway, born about 1859 in Shasta, CA. If he stayed with Mr. Hilyard, maybe he can be found under that last name. The only other "clue" for Mary Conway, is the Cali death index listing for Mary and William Conway's son, Frederick Edmond Conway, born 30 Apr 1857 and died 8 Nov 1951 in Trinity, CA. The index lists his mother's maiden name as Jewell. None of the other children I could trace had an available document with mother's maiden name. At least on basic searching.
There is nothing that indicates Mary Conway's husband ever left his family or California, and is more than likely buried in Shasta, Tulare, or Trinity. Maybe even with his wife?
I want to thank you very much for posting this info, as it is not something one would even THINK of looking for while researching this line of Conway's. I hope it helps others to sort out their proper folks.
Cheers to helpers!

Added by Erin Van Zante on May 08, 2017 7:06 PM

Veronica Jordan
Stockton State Hospital Burials
Thank you so much for your efforts with adding the lost souls buried at the Stockton insane asylum hospital. I'm deeply grateful to you for adding them so then can be remembered.

Veronica J

Added by Veronica Jordan on Apr 13, 2017 1:12 PM

Deena Gibson
Asa Pennington
Vicki, thank you for your answer. I was hoping you were going the other way with this since I think I am related thru Timothy & Nancy Riggs Pennington family. I have sent a message to Yerva Williams Nelson to see if she has any supporting documents for her information. It does seem the consensus on seems to agree with Vicki, but it was a long, long time ago, so who knows!

Added by Deena Gibson on Feb 15, 2017 4:21 PM

RE: Juan José Antonio Hill y Ortega
In Spanish "y" means "and". You may also see a "-" between the patronym (father's surname) and matronym (mother's surname). You will also find a "de" before a husband's surname. Some Spanish surnames contain "de" (de Anza, de León, de la Guerra). Spanish alphabetization rules require you to drop the "de" (and the "d" is NOT capitalized) - otherwise their phone books would contain lots of names starting with D. (Anza, Juan Bautista de - NOT De Anza, Juan Bautista). Of course, few gringos know this or do this, so keep that in mind when looking for someone in Find-a-Grave.

Added by Steve on Feb 03, 2017 4:24 PM

Joanna Block
Harriet Jarvis
Harriet Jarvis the daughter of Thomas Payne Moore and Malinda Owens. The family is well-documented in Madison and St. Clair counties in Illinois. Need more? I'[d be happy to provide.

Added by Joanna Block on Nov 14, 2016 7:48 AM

RE: John Winters
You're most welcome. East Lawn is also the location where they moved most (not all) of the early burials in the New Helvetia Cemetery. 6,000 bodies in a common grave 50x50 feet! Wish they'd stop moving cemeteries also.

Added by Sue on Oct 14, 2016 5:48 PM

Alice Hornbeck
RE: Sausman Family
You certainly have my permission to add the note.
I am just very grateful to you.

All my best,

Alice Hornbeck

Added by Alice Hornbeck on Oct 08, 2016 6:14 PM

Alice Hornbeck
Dear Vicky,
How very wonderful of you to leave these memorials for my Sausman ancestors. Very strange things have happened to the Sausman family. Two brothers sailed from Hamburg in 1740 to the port of Harlem and settled in New Jersey on the Drake Estate. There name was then Sausmanhouse or Sausmanhausse which means 'one who lives in the forest where there are wild pigs.' My Mother, a grand neice of George, had three uncles who died after their house was set afire as children. The eldest son my grandfather was away at school. The mother was to see a doctor and later gave birth to the youngest son, Wyman, who staged his own death as he believed someone was after him. I have been looking for George for some time and you have helped me find him.
Thank you so much.
Alice Hornbeck

Added by Alice Hornbeck on Oct 08, 2016 2:08 PM

William Owen Howard and Sarah Margaret "Sallie" Kirby Howard
Thank you for making the edits.

Added by ROA on Sep 12, 2016 8:14 AM

Dan Tripp
Ross & Lorene Boyd

Hello Vicki,

The edits you sent for Ross and Lorene Boyd have been added to their memorials. Thank you, and best wishes in your family search.


Added by Dan Tripp on Sep 10, 2016 10:19 AM

Billy Hightower
RE: Gordon Napoleon Campbell
Thank you Vicki for the update. This will be a welcome addition to Gordon Campbell's memorial page.

Added by Billy Hightower on Jul 02, 2016 7:32 PM

RE: Phaon Opp
You're very welcome & thanks! :)

Added by KsCityKim on Jun 15, 2016 9:30 AM

Barbara Norris Ward
Glenn Norris
I really have very little knowledge on his mother. His parents divorced before I was born. You might can reach his brother on Facebook as Bob Norris. But he has been seriously ill and hospitalized frequently. He is currently out of hospital.. It probably would be best just to send gratitude for knowing his brother. Glenns Tombstone is on his profile picture so you will know you have the right one. I have the majority of information tracing Uncle Jesse on Find a Grave. He was my fathers brother.

Added by Barbara Norris Ward on Jun 12, 2016 6:51 PM


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