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Can anyone refress my memory on the story behind the Avery Pyramids? If memory serves me right: a guy built them after his wife died in an effort to stay closs to her or as a monument to her. Is that right???? Does anyone know when they were built and the builder's name? Also, are he and his wife buried in that cemetery?
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If you have access to any of the census from 1856 thru 1885 for Cedar Twp,
we would be very grateful for a lookup. Here's the story:
We have almost no data about gr grandfather John WALLACE, b. Scotland, est
1810-1825, emigrated c1854 with 2 sons Joseph P., and John. Wife unknown.
When did he arrive in Cedar Twp? He did own land during the 1860's and
1870's. By finding the earliest date it might - give us his wife's first
name - give a better time frame for immigration - and help with ages of
Son, Joseph Patrick WALLACE, b. Scotland about 1847, married in 1873 to
Elizabeth O'Connor. They would likely appear with the father, John Wallace,
in 1875 census, maybe 1880 as well.
Land documents show John Wallace, the father, alive 1883; but deceased by
1907. Yet, there seems to be no record of a burial in Monroe Co.
Eventually, we would like to find the last census on which he appeared.
Jack & Lucille Hicks
-------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Jack Brissee" <jbrissee(a)earthlink.net>
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2000 14:05:06 -0600
Subject: [APG] re: Cost of Military Records Going Up (NARA Statement)
There have been postings on a number of mail lists recently about an
increase in the fees the National Archives and Records Administration
(NARA) charges for copies of compiled military service records and
pension records. While NARA is considering a change to the fee structure
for these documents, the information that has been posted is both
premature and somewhat inaccurate. The Records Preservation and Access
Committee, a joint endeavor of the Federation of Genealogical Societies
and the National Genealogical Society, has contacted NARA officials for
clarification. The following is the "official NARA statement" issued in
response to our inquiry:
-Begin NARA Statement: The National Archives and Records Administration
(NARA) will be issuing a proposed rule within the next few weeks that
will revise fees for reproduction, including the "fixed-fee" orders in
the NATF 80 series. The proposed rule will have a 60-day public comment
period, during which time we will actively seek the comments of the user
The proposed rule is presently undergoing internal government review.
When it is released for publication in the Federal Register, NARA will
notify the national genealogical organizations and post a copy of the
proposed rule on its web site. The message will include the exact URL and
the address for sending comments. -End NARA Statement-
The Records Preservation and Access Committee will continue to monitor
this proposal, and will post relevant information on the Records
Preservation and Access pages of the Federation of Genealogical
Societies' Web site (http:www.fgs.org) when it is available.
Please feel free to forward this posting to other mail lists on which the
original posting may have appeared.
Jack Brissee Chair, FGS/NGS Records Preservation and Access Committee