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Mary Joan (#47178922)
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Bio Photo I joined Find-A-Grave to "pay forward" the help I have received from others.

Most of the cemeteries, in Defiance and Williams County Ohio, have been read/walked and indexed. I would be willing to look up and send information if requested. I am most knowledgeable about the cemeteries in Farmer Twp. and Washington Twp., Defiance County; and for St. Joseph Twp., Springfield Twp. and Pulaski Twp., in Williams County.


OF INTEREST to others may be the link to the Williams County Ohio Public Library (WCPL) obituary index. Anyone who has died in the Williams County, Ohio area since 1870 is most likely on the index. Many Defiance County, Ohio obituaries were included in the Williams County newspapers. I suggest searching by using the last name only. Keep in mind the spellings may vary, so try several options if you do not get results on the first search. If a name is listed more than once, it is because an obit was published in more than one local paper. Not all of the papers have been added, so check back often to see if there is a new entry for one of your Ancestors.

The obituary index direct link is (updated 01-2015)

You can request obits online and they will be sent by email.

The link to the WCPL library history and genealogy department is (updated 01-2015)

The above URL will have links to Williams and Defiance County Genealogy Society websites.

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Todd James Dean
Ellis's middle name
This vast family has thick, vast records. I'm not sure where that middle name was from. I will keep a eye out. Sorry about that.
Added by Todd James Dean on Nov 11, 2016 7:31 PM
Richard Soash
RE: Sims edits
I have quite a bit of info on the Sims/Reynolds line if you would to compare. Use my email.

Added by Richard Soash on Nov 01, 2016 4:52 AM
Glen Marquis
RE: Wilbur Smith - North Mount Zion Cemetery
Thanks for the note. It's frustrating when there isn't a marker to photograph.

Added by Glen Marquis on Oct 30, 2016 12:24 PM
Kathi Maynard Wiley
John Robison
Hello again Mary Joan
Thanks for the information you sent about John Robison. I set up a memorial for him #171728941 and linked him to Lydia and 2 of his children. If and when we find out where his body is buried ..... it's easy enough to update the memorial.
Keep up the Good Work
Added by Kathi Maynard Wiley on Oct 23, 2016 3:21 PM
Kathi Maynard Wiley
Robison family
Greetings Mary Joan
Thank You SO much for your detailed information on members of the Robison family. It thrills me to see someone go the extra mile in providing documentation for the memorials and for other family members researching their ancestors.Keep up the good work !
Added by Kathi Maynard Wiley on Sep 17, 2016 1:30 PM
Glen Marquis
RE: Wilbur Smith - North Mount Zion Cemetery
Mary Joan,

John and Eudora most likely are buried in Mt Zion, but I haven't found a headstone. I'll look again when I get a chance.

Within the last 5 years the old part of the cemetery has been cleaned up, and the headstones have been moved onto new concrete pads, so proximity to other other family members has changed.

Added by Glen Marquis on Jun 22, 2016 10:24 AM
Andrew L.
RE: Madison Co Ancestor
I found his 1846 probate record if you don't have it also found his wife was Hannah Steele
Added by Andrew L. on May 27, 2016 9:19 AM
Kingsley Hogan
RE: Brayton
Hello Mary
Yes Gideon F Brayton is 4th great uncle, his brother Russel Cole is 3rd grandfather, his daughter Harriet Brayton is 2nd grandma,her daughter Mary Fidelia is great grandma, her daughter Isadore Goodrich is my grandma.

Thank you for reminding me about the wrong Bio. for Gideon F, or Falley as I think he went by. You see I went to his memorial site and found the error myself as I was trying to add the photo. So the only way for me to change the Bio was to take the management and that takes a while to be processed so I hadn't got back to it yet and quite frankly I had forgot it had the wrong info.
Have you clicked on the photo to get the information on it? That photo is of my great aunts wedding and Fally was the minister. I found a story in the paper that told of the old soldiers getting together before the wedding. Mary Fidelia's half brothers were both in the war and they are the one's Falley was visiting before the wedding they are in the photo as well.
we can chat more tomorrow my regular E mail is ,or 541-510-2585
Added by Kingsley Hogan on May 11, 2016 2:29 AM
Joe Payne
RE: Welcome
Thank you for the warm welcome! I took some time to gain more info on Susannah but have come up empty. Good luck!
Added by Joe Payne on May 01, 2016 8:51 PM
Storres Myers
John George Morr. Flowers
Mary Joan,

I linked a son, John Adam Morr, Find A Grave Memorial# 160375796, to his memorial and saw your flowers. I am a descendant of Christina Morr Roush.--Storres
Added by Storres Myers on Apr 06, 2016 2:53 PM
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