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I traveled to Anamosa to look for records in January. The library
has the WPA cemetery survey and some other records. They also had some
plot books for the county. Ask the ladies at the desk for help, as many
of the items I usually find out on shelves at other libraries are kept
in the back room. The Anamosa Library is very small, but had some very
Don't forget to go to the Jones County Courthouse too! They have
their records set up for easy access. They have a large rotating index
file with the individuals in the records and record books on the wall
immediately behind them. Access is not restricted and are free for all
to research. I used the birth, death and marriage books.
>Can you please tell me where to go to find cemetery and other records in case
>I am able to get to Jones County during an upcoming trip to Iowa. I am
>finally making headway with my Robert Smith family there and would like to know
>just where to go for records. I grew up in Scott County and don't really know
>Thank you, Luciann Bell iowabell(a)aol.com
> La Crescenta, CA
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Can you please tell me where to go to find cemetery and other records in case
I am able to get to Jones County during an upcoming trip to Iowa. I am
finally making headway with my Robert Smith family there and would like to know
just where to go for records. I grew up in Scott County and don't really know
Thank you, Luciann Bell iowabell(a)aol.com
La Crescenta, CA
I sent an earlier e-mail (below). I just discovered that Harriet had been
married a second time. Her second husband was George Lickiss. Sorry for
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sharon Paulson" <kinhistorian(a)earthlink.net>
Sent: Friday, August 29, 2003 10:40 AM
Subject: Harriet Mariah Graham 1856
> I have a Harriet Mariah Graham b. 12 May 1856. She married Harley G.
> 11 Oct 1877 in Linesville, PA.
> I am dedicating a quilt to her and am in need of her death date.
> Is it possible for someone on the list to find it for me. Her parents are
> buried at Cass Center. It is possible that she is to.
> Oceanside, CA
I have a Harriet Mariah Graham b. 12 May 1856. She married Harley G. Carnes
11 Oct 1877 in Linesville, PA.
I am dedicating a quilt to her and am in need of her death date.
Is it possible for someone on the list to find it for me. Her parents are
buried at Cass Center. It is possible that she is to.
Does anyone have a copy, or know of a copy, of the OLIN RECORDER from 1902,
1903, 1904, or 1905? The State Historical Society has only an issue or two
from 1917, and weren't able to locate any more even during their newspaper
inventory a few years ago. I've been checking public libraries, too,
without luck. I'd be very grateful (as would the Historical Society!) for
I am trying to locate the obituary for Eliza C. Osterhoudt Tompkins who died
on July 21, 1889 in Wyoming, Jones, Iowa. I am wondering if anyone can tell me
where I can check? Eliza was married to John Tompkins b. 22 Nov 1801
possibly in Greene County, New York. He and his brother Sarles located in Jones
county about 1847. I am also trying to determine who their parents are. Any help
will be appreciated. - Thank you, Robin
Francis Byerly (c1792/3-1862) married Catherine "Kitty" Creamer/Kramer 12 Sept 1817 in Fairfield Co OH. Their youngest son was Adam Byerly, born 1 June 1834 in Fairfield Co OH and died 29 Sept 1910 in Dresden ND. The family had moved to Jones Co IA from OH in 1846.
What I am searching for is the proof to establish that Adam was their son. This is the last piece of evidence I need to submit to the DAR for membership. He is listed on the IA Census records as living with Francis and Catherine and mentioned in the History of Jones Co IA, but not named in either specifically as their son. The obit for Catherine, who died 27 Sept 1876, was posted on the Rootsweb Jones Co IA page, with no source mentioned, by Margaret Byerly Filbin but an e-mail to her was returned. The obit states that Catherine was living with "her youngest son Adam" at the time of her death, but that obituary appears to be now unavailable in it's original or Newspaper microfilm form unless someone on this list might have an original copy or knows how I might have access to one.
Francis died 17 Dec 1862 in Jones Co and I have been unable to obtain a copy of an obit. It was the father of this Francis - also named Francis - that served in the Rev War.
Any info or suggestion about I can solve this problem and prove this relationship or
any information on how I can contact Margaret Byerly Filbin would be appreciated.
Thanks so much.
I'm interested to know if death certificates/records exist for Jones Co.
for dates 1890 and later ?? I am looking specifically for any record for Thomas
Stine who died on 7 March 1892 (age 47) in Scotch Grove and was buried at the
Scotch Grove Cemetery (adjacent to the Presbyterian church). Thomas is my
G-grandfather and I can't seem to find any info on his parents/ancestors.
You may find this of some interest
From: Dick Eastman <richard(a)eastman.net>
Subject: [Newsletter-standard] Genealogy Scam Artist Arrested!
Date: Sat, 02 Aug 2003 00:41:48 -0400
SPECIAL EDITION: Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter
I have written a number of times about a genealogy-related scam that
operates under a variety of names, including GenSeekers.com,
GenealogyGiants.com and more. In the July 7 edition of the newsletter, I
identified the owner/operator of this "business" as 21-year-old Elias
Abodeely of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Since then, I have had conversations with
several people in Iowa about this "business."
I can now report that earlier today the Cedar Rapids police department
arrested Elias Abodeely for his activities with GenSeekers.com and the
other Web sites he operates.
KWWL television in Iowa is now reporting that Cedar Rapids Police have
made an arrest after a two year Internet crime investigation. The crimes
involved genealogy websites. Today police arrested Elias Abodeely II of
Cedar Rapids.. He faces four charges: 1st degree theft, identity theft,
money laundering, and ongoing criminal conduct. Police say they expect to
file charges against more suspects.
Details are still developing. Keep an eye on the newsletter Discussion
Board at http://www.eogn.com for updates. I will also be writing about
this in the next newsletter.
You can read my earlier article at http://www.eogn.com/archives/news0327.htm.
- Dick Eastman
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