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- Hello! I just found your group today, and am new to the Yahoo groups
experience, and also to the world of genealogy. I have finally
exhausted my family's resources, and am trying to learn how to utilize
libraries and censuses, and the internet. I am researching the
surnames Highley, Ziegler, Francisco, Hoover, Nelson, and Benton. All
families are in the Missouri, Kansas, Illinois area from 1900 forward,
and I have dates of births for the older ancestors, but no locations
yet. If I could get in touch with anyone also researching these names
in this area, I would appreciate it!
Welcome to the group.
I have Nelson's in my husband's line. They are from Oklahoma though.
Is it possible that some came from that direction?
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> Hello! I just found your group today, and am new to the Yahoo groups
> experience, and also to the world of genealogy. I have finally
> exhausted my family's resources, and am trying to learn how to
> libraries and censuses, and the internet. I am researching theAll
> surnames Highley, Ziegler, Francisco, Hoover, Nelson, and Benton.
> families are in the Missouri, Kansas, Illinois area from 1900forward,
> and I have dates of births for the older ancestors, but no locationsnames
> yet. If I could get in touch with anyone also researching these
> in this area, I would appreciate it!
- Hi Amy,
I too am fairly new to this, but you mentioned that you were looking
for information on the Highley's in the Kansas area. Although, not
directly related. One of the people in my husband's tree married as
a second wife Harriet Ellis Hazelwood (b c 1840 in Kentucky died 24
April 1914 Neodesha, Wilson, Kansas)whose first husband was a
Highley (I think it was Osmond W (no proof)- Census data shows he
was born in England). Harriet's second husband was Stacy Penn (23
Nov 1823 - 6 Mar 1894) who is in my husband's line if you want more
information on Stacy, please contact me. Harriet had 3 Highley
1. George Highley (b 1862 in IL) m Sarah ? b. 1872 in IN
2. Zerah Alva Highley (Male) (b. 1864 in Iowa)
3. Martha Highley B 1865 in IL m. ? Wilson
I haven't found any record of Stacy and Harriet's marriage and
Stacy's first wife was still alive. It's interesting that census
data shows that after Stacy's death, Harriet is referred to as
Harriet Highley again.
Hope this helps and if you have more information, I'd be interested
in seeing it.
I also have an open question concerning Spanish last names in the
1800's. Does anyone know if Del Refugio has any meaning (I think I
heard that it means the person is an orphan, but I don't understand
the hispanic/spanish last name meanings)?
Diligently searching for Charles Victor Maris b 1886 in Chicago,
Cook Co, IL and his parents. His death certificate says his
mother's maiden name is PLEE.
Maria Del Refugio Martinez (b 02 1841 in Pitiquito, Sonora, Mexico,
d 23 June 1935 in Los Angeles Co, CA) and her parents.
My husband is from Mexico (with British ancestry-Vences). I am 1/2 Colombian
(Ospina and Henao) born and raised in St Louis, (the rest of my ancestry is
Appalachian: Hounshell,Taylor,Scott & Martin), so hubby helped me with this.
Del Refugio is not a last name; it is part of her first name. Refugio is a
saints name. So she is Maria of Saint Refugio. Refugio means refuge or
sanctuary in Spanish. It is very common in Mexico to use Maria with a saint or other
religious name such as Maria Del Carmen or Maria Guadalupe.
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