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Here is what I have on the surname DEPEW in my Prarie Farmers Reliable
Directory, Farmers & Breeders - pub 1917 - you may alrdy have this but
incase you don't:
DEPEW, W. H. ( Mary )
Children: Asper, Lillian, William, Edna, Jacob, Francis, Robert, Nina
Dixon, R3 Dixon Sec 22
Residence of co since 1881
I have purchsed it and wld be happy to do lookups for you if you wld like. (
wnt be here til fall 2000 )
surnames: MILLER, MUELLER, JOHNSON, ZIMMERLEIN, HALBOTH, HAEFFNER, and
Carolyn Jarvey wrote:
> My grandmother's family lived in Lee County, and it was quite a large
> family, some of which are buried there. Although I am extremely
> interested in the new book to come, I don't know that I am willing to
> part with $50 to find that perhaps it has no information relevant to my
> Is there any way to query someone in the historical society to assure me
> that my money would be well spent?
> Descendant of William C. Depew 1818-1889.
My grandmother's family lived in Lee County, and it was quite a large
family, some of which are buried there. Although I am extremely
interested in the new book to come, I don't know that I am willing to
part with $50 to find that perhaps it has no information relevant to my
Is there any way to query someone in the historical society to assure me
that my money would be well spent?
Descendant of William C. Depew 1818-1889.
Thanks Dave- sent mine tda.
Dave Needham wrote:
> The Lee COunty Genealogical Society has produced a new biographical history book. Nothing compared to this has been produced since the 1914 Lee County History by Frank Stevens. The new book has over 1100 biographical articles and over 600 family pictures. The book is hardbound and over 600 pages. For more information about how to get your copy, see the webpage.
The Lee COunty Genealogical Society has produced a new biographical history book. Nothing compared to this has been produced since the 1914 Lee County History by Frank Stevens. The new book has over 1100 biographical articles and over 600 family pictures. The book is hardbound and over 600 pages. For more information about how to get your copy, see the webpage.
Happy New Year Everyone!
I'm looking for information on my GGG Grandparents and their family.
The name is MCNABB. Robert and Prudence (Parsons) McNabb. They were in
Lee county in the 1850 census. I don't know when they came to Lee Co.,
but probably 1846 to 1850. They were in Indiana by 1853.
They had 10 children, but I think one of them may have stayed in Lee
Co. His name was James McNabb. He was born in February 1832. They lost
a little son, (Robert Hunt McNabb) in 1851. I think they were still in
Lee County then. I have a print out of the 1850 census for Lee County,
but that is about all the information I have. Does this sound familiar
to anyone? Thank you for any help you can offer.
Yours in Christ,
I am sending this to all the lists I originally sent to as have had so many
queries as to what would be the correct way. I never started these ROLL
CALLS, but have gained things from them. Thought the following might be more
explanatory. My way serves the same purpose as a ROLL CALL, but I think fits
in with the purpose of the mail lists which do not allow ROLL CALL.
I sure didn't envision all these questions I have been receiving from new
members wondering what is correct. I am not an expert, but am giving hints
to help all of us. You can still participate in a ROLL CALL. The idea was
for the members to get the names they are researching out on the Internet
again and they called it a ROLL CALL.
I think you should put the surname of the person you are researching in the
subject line with perhaps even an approximate date. Example BROWN early
1800s. Then in the letter you could be more specific if you choose. I would
also send an e-mail for each name. This way each name you are searching gets
undivided attention. I don't think that a ROLL CALL with just a list of
names serves much purpose as we never know what years are involved or
anything else. The ones I benefited from were the ones who had a list of
surnames in the subject line and then a few more details in the body of the
message. Roil Call tells us nothing and when you are rushed or as busy as
many of us are, we tend to delete and never look and you are cheating
yourselves as well as others because the answer might be there, but no one
opens it to find out. There is room to do 2 or 4 names in the subject line.
Perhaps Brown, Jones, Smith 1800s. This tells everyone a lot.
As has been pointed out to me, this is also a problem for the Archives. Can
you imagine going into the Archives and checking to see if in the past
several years someone was searching your name so you can contact them, and
there you find 1000 queries titled ROLL CALL.? Would you open those or skip
them? Just think you might miss that connection you have been searching for
Hope this clarifies my thoughts and does serve everyone's purpose.
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