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The Ancestor Hunter (#46853198)
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Bio Photo The goal of my FAG entries are to help others searching for their family to find a ancestoral burial and other family information.

The postings made here basically come from two sources. Most of the postings are from extensive family genealogical records. For those with family connections I have posted bio info that focuses on the person and shared some of their available family info.

The balance of the burial postings are for individuals for which I have no ties. These postings are primarily from cemetery censuses with a added focus on veterans. I've also posted memorials for unrelated individuals that shared some of my ancestral surnames.

Hopefully these postings may help you make a connection.

I appreciate the opportunity that Find A Grave gives everyone to learn and share. If you want to review or add to what is already shown, or discuss posting please contact me.
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Tim Gruber
Joseph Bane # 16820210
We're still waiting for a logical explanation for why you seem determined to hold onto our ancestor's memorial other than you selfishly just don't like transferring memorials to anyone else.

I just transferred two memorials in the very same cemetery to someone who is a direct descendent of the two persons (despite the fact that I'm distantly related to them). If they ask for more I'll probably transfer them as well.

I didn't make excuses. I didn't pretend it was somehow my job to manage the memorials forever, act as a censor or that I'm some kind of guardian. I didn't feel the need to include everyone's opinion on the memorials even when they've been proven quite wrong. I did the decent respectable thing. We wish we could say that about you.
Added by Tim Gruber on Feb 04, 2017 11:38 AM
RE: Thomas Barecock II
Thank you! I really appreciate you leaving me this message. I added flowers to his site tonight.
Added by Janet on Jan 22, 2017 7:22 PM
RE: Evan Morgan ancestors
That's fantastic!!!! I'll check it out.

Merry Christmas!!!!


You wrote:

Evan Morgan ancestors
Go to Find A Grave Memorial# 174201606
and click on the links back.

I have add his and his fathers. The links now go back to Dafydd Grufydd.

I've not built any of his descendants yet.
Added by Shelly on Dec 24, 2016 5:25 PM
RE: Rhydderch
As for other names ... most likely Morgans and spouses, children, etc. I haven't gotten in to the search yet on ... so I have no specifics ... I can always contact you for each one ... it's up to you.


You wrote:

How are you tied to the Rhyderrch name and what photos of other surnames will you be adding to your tree?
Added by Shelly on Dec 19, 2016 10:39 AM
RE: Rhydderch
My husband is a Morgan descendant. His paternal grandmother was Justine Morgan.

Her father was John Wesley Morgan 1878-1966
John Harrison Morgan
John Harrison Morgan 1794-1875
Enos Morgan 1765-1835
Evan Morgan
Enoch Morgan
Abel Morgan 1673-1722
Morgan Rhydderch
Rhydderch Dafydd
Dafydd Grufydd

You wrote:

How are you tied to the Rhyderrch name and what photos of other surnames will you be adding to your tree?
Added by Shelly on Dec 19, 2016 10:04 AM
Rees Rhyddracks - Find A Grave Memorial# 9308341
Thank you for posting the photo of Rees Rhyddracks grave stone. I'm wondering if you would grant me permission to place the photo of his grave stone (and any other photos of ancestors you have posted) on my file. I post credit on the description box for the photo giving credit to the photographer. I have no interest in the photo for anything other than genealogical purposes.

Thanks so much for your consideration.

Added by Shelly on Dec 18, 2016 4:48 PM
RE: Hanniman
You may have already seen my other note by now, but I found a notice of J.B. Hanniman's death in the December 26, 1897 L.A. Herald, saying that he died at the home of his daughter, Ida Herzog. It didn't give the exact date of his death, but it was presumably within a couple of days of the notice.

My connection to the Hannimans is very distant, linked via Julius' mother-in-law Mary Blank through a few chains of marriage.

Added by LarryW on Dec 15, 2016 12:40 PM
Joseph Bane # 16820210
We are rather baffled as to why you seem to stubbornly insist in believing the claim that Sarah was married to Joseph has any validity. Tim contacted the cemetery association director personally and she refuted the claim that their records show they were married. Tim even offered to provide you with the director’s name and phone number should you want to find out for yourself. So it is not a matter of opinion or he said she said. This very much invalidates the one and only claim that Sarah was married Joseph. Wanting to keep this baseless claim alive is illogical and insulting especially to all of us with well over 100 years of combined experience in genealogy.

Frankly, we are getting to the point that we wonder just what your motive is in acting like an obstructionist and wanting to hold onto this particular memorial when you have no personal connection to Joseph.

This memorial is not your personal property. This is not your Facebook page. This is our ancestor. So please stop insulting our ancestor with your nonsense and what you have posted.

Please transfer management of this memorial to anyone of us so it can be PROPERLY cared for. Transferring one memorial will not kill you. I've transferred hundreds and even offered to transfer many more than that especially for memorials I have no personal connection to.

Harry Kramer
Added by EatatJoes on Dec 09, 2016 7:10 AM
Tim Gruber
Joseph Bane # 16820210
I have contacted the Buckingham Cemetery Association and spoken to the association director personally (if you doubt it I'll give you her name and number).

After carefully checking their records she said they have absolutely no record showing Sarah Bane married to Joseph Bane. So whoever told you that didn't know what they were talking about.

Joseph was married at age 20 in 1832 to Francis meaning that for your assumption that Sarah was possibly Joseph's first wife and died before he married Francis he would have had to marry her when he was a teenager.

Let's stop playing games and amateur genealogist. Joseph was only ever married to Francis. All the evidence states so and there is NO evidence (including in the cemetery records)he was ever married any Sarah.

Also please stop looking for excuses and just transfer his memorial to anyone one of us who is a descendent. He is not your ancestor and it is more than obvious you really don't care about him. We do obviously do.
Added by Tim Gruber on Dec 05, 2016 11:38 AM
Ann Thompson
Joseph Bane # 16820210
I have carefully reviewed all the messages and "opinions" regarding the allegation that Joseph L Bane was married to two women, namely Frances and Sarah. While I can respect an opinion that has some basis in fact, I have professionally always had to carefully weigh the evidence of fact that supports anything put forth as an opinion. The owner, in this instance, makes reference to, and relies, upon the opinion of an apparently local historian, without naming the individual or the facts underlying his/her opinion. The only obvious evidence of a marital relationship between Joseph and Sarah is the fact that their headstones are situated next to each other and they share the same surname. There is, based on census records, written evidence that a Sarah Bane was a niece to Joseph, being the daughter of his brother. This Sarah was born in 1837 and died a spinster in 1919 . That would explain how the surname Bane appeared on her headstone and also provides an explanation why she was buried next to him, given she had no parents at that time and would have needed a place to be buried with family, because she had no husband. To think that this Sarah somehow married Joseph during her lifetime is farfetched at best. She was his niece, and people sharing that relationship in the 19th century did not marry. Further, if she married, even at age 16, Joseph would have been a married man of 41 at the time. The much age difference usual occurred only when the husband's 1st wife died and he needed someone to care for his young children. In this case Joseph died in 1865, and Francis died as his widow in 1883, 50 years after her marriage to a 19-year-old Joseph, so Joseph could not have married Sarah before he married Francis. To accept the theory that Joseph had 2 wives, therefore labels him a bigamist and philanderer and we should have more respect for the dead than that. That is why not all opinions should be valued or weighed the same. It would be appreciated if the owner would relinquish the rights to this memorial, especially to a direct descendant, and there are lots out there, so that the reputations of those who have passed on can be protected and preserved properly. I always remain open to reviewing any additional evidence on this issue. Sincerely, Lew and Ann Thompson
Added by Ann Thompson on Nov 16, 2016 9:38 AM
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