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Jeff Lloyd 2004-2014 (#46608645)
 member for 10 years, 6 months, 9 days
Katherine (Kathi) White
Hi Jeff
I'm beginning to wonder if the Sullivan Draper buried here in Lancaster, Erie, NY (d. 1820 and in the family plot) is another child to Seth and Mary (Heydon) Draper that went by a middle name. Are all the children accounted for? This is turning into a mystery for the ages! Kathi

Added by Katherine (Kathi) White on Sep 15, 2014 7:59 AM

Katherine (Kathi) White
Thank you for all the edits/connections. What a pleasure to come home to! All have been processed. Kathi

Added by Katherine (Kathi) White on Sep 02, 2014 4:38 PM

James Bianco
Draper & Howe
Thank you so much for the additional information on these two families, I have updated the memorials with your info and given you credit. James

Added by James Bianco on Sep 02, 2014 4:14 PM

Anna Kessey Smith
Jeff, Do you have any more info on her 2nd husband. I have made a addition for him, but do you know where he died or is buried??. I will add any more info if you have it. I did see where her 1st hus died in Mn. but I was unable to see there marriage or his death record.
I don't have his obit either.

Added by DMD on Aug 24, 2014 8:42 PM

Donna Ruhland Bonning
Benjamin CLARK
Thanks for sending along the info for Benjamin Clark. I've added what you sent to his memorial. Looks like a good source if anyone should question date on stone.


Added by Donna Ruhland Bonning on May 18, 2014 7:01 AM

Thomas Vickroy # 12921654
Thank you for posting the Pittsburgh survey map. Did not realize that there was a map to show the survey of Pittsburgh. Wish it was scaled.

Added by Andii1814 on May 08, 2014 10:52 PM

Katherine (Kathi) White
RE: Draper (Seth, Mary; Stephen, Olive) etc
You got it! I can't tell you how happy this makes me. I've spent months just trying to identify this family :) E-mail on its way. Kathi

Added by Katherine (Kathi) White on Apr 09, 2014 6:07 AM

Katherine (Kathi) White
Hi Jeff,
I have a definite interest in your memorial for Hannah Draper-Williams. I am transcribing an old cemetery in Lancaster, Erie Co., New York and finally figured out who is in two Draper plots that have "updated" monuments with only "Draper Grandparents", "Mother", "Father", etc., on them. After months of research I've confirmed I have Seth Draper b. 20 Mar 1775 d. 1824 who is the brother to Hannah. If you have any information on their parents Stephen & Olive (Morse) Draper I'd like to discuss it further. I'm still in search of Seth's wife's maiden name. She was "Mary" and buried in Lancaster, Erie Co., New York as well. Looking forward to hearing from you. Kathi

Added by Katherine (Kathi) White on Apr 06, 2014 8:26 AM

Ron Gerdes
Hammond Eastman info

Thanks for your terrific info on Hammond Eastman, and his family! He's buried in Exeter Mills cemetery, near Exeter, ME. He is my my g-g-g grandfather, and I've been trying to find this branch for awhile now. Now I'm getting really greedy, and wondering if you can point me to any of your sources for info on him and his family. Thanks in advance.

Added by Ron Gerdes on Apr 04, 2014 4:02 PM

Richard Jordan
Mary Kirkland Shelton
Was her mother married to a Kirkland and a second marriage to Hosmer?

Thanks for the information.

Mary with her mother Arsene Hosmer ID# 86688640

(can't find where her father W.H. Kirkland is buried)

Added by Richard Jordan on Feb 07, 2014 7:30 AM

RE: General thank-you...
Thank you for your message! I enjoy working on Oak Hill. I have no problem doing transfers. Send me a list of the memorials you want and I will get them transferred. Thanks!

Added by TMKinney on Feb 03, 2014 3:42 PM

Hugh Casement
Edmund Hobday (Ross Bay)
I somewhat doubt he died in Nanaimo.

The death (age 72) was registered in Portsmouth, (little old) Hampshire. The address given in the probate register is 2 Merton Road, Southsea.

Of course you're right that his wife Nora was born in India, but Find a Grave doesn't understand that names and borders have changed and new countries been carved out of old empires. So the only way to enter Karachi is to declare it as Pakistan.

Added by Hugh Casement on Dec 31, 2013 10:32 AM

Steve Miller
RE: Chalking gravestones...
Hi Jeff,

I thank you for your reply.

I took this photo rather a while ago, while still getting acquainted with the dos and don'ts, yet I must point out a few things in regard to this particular stone. The monument was completely buried when I arrived. I very carefully used only water and a stick to remove soil from the stone - and in places where the stone was decomposing I used only water. I took some chalk and made a paste with water and then gently wiped across the stone - highlighting the upper surface. I took my photo as the rain was gently falling. Five minutes later, the chalk had completely washed away.

I understand that any contact with these ancient monuments hastens the day when they are gone, but a buried monument or one that has its inscription worn to illegibility benefits nobody. I only touch monuments which are of direct ancestors, and where the condition is illegible.

When I began my photography, Find A Grave was only a dream - hardly any photos existed online, and it seemed as if nobody cared about the crumbling monuments. Even where graveyard transcriptions existed, they were often hard to find, and only beginning to be posted online. I undertook to find and photograph all my ancestors tombstones wherever they were.

In many cases, such as in Wethersfield, CT, the gravestones were crumbling quickly. Had I waited for someone else to photograph these stones, how many would have been illegible by then?

For those of us who have walked many graveyards, we know that most damage is done by acid rain, vandalism, and perhaps most of all, by groundskeepers who use lawnmowers and weed whackers right up to the monuments.

I haven't used chalk in years, and thanks to the many fine people who have documented so many stones, perhaps our mutual history will live on.

I appreciate any thoughtful discussion on how best to photograph the challenging tombstones and the relative merits of each technique.

Added by Steve Miller on Nov 09, 2013 10:40 AM

Eileen Bailey
Jeff, sorry it took so long to answer Eileen is my mother Robert

Added by Brown on Jun 21, 2013 11:53 PM

Carolyn Sebastian
Hi Jeff,

I added George W. Malcolm's parents. I was planning to call Martha to tell her about her niece, I will try this week, lots coming up for the next several days.

When Martha and I call each other, we talk for a long, long time. Martha and my sister were best friends from age 11 until present. She used to spend a lot of time at our house, so we usually have lots to talk about.

Martha and I went to a ceramics class together for many years. We still go to the same ceramics shop, but she goes in the evening and I go during the day.

Will let you know when I talk to her!!


Added by Carolyn Sebastian on May 23, 2013 2:51 PM

Carolyn Sebastian
RE: Ben Ehlers (
Hi Jeff,

What a small world!!! I have not talked to Martha for a while, but I will let her know that you are a friend of her niece.

Do you have the info on Wayne? I have not seen a Find A Grave for him, and was wanting to tie him in to his parents, Ben and Mildred. Carol would probably know this. I know Wayne passed away many years ago, I did not know him. There is quite a gap in ages for Wayne and Martha.

I will change Smetherman to Smitherman, that is the only spelling I had for her.

Thanks for responding!! and all of your help!


Added by Carolyn Sebastian on May 22, 2013 11:29 AM

Carolyn Sebastian
Thanks Jeff for additional info, will post it. I didn't know about checking for Death Certificates for MI. I always thought you had to order them and pay for them. I know you still do have to buy them, but didn't know about them being free for the years shown.

Thanks again!!


Added by Carolyn Sebastian on May 20, 2013 9:09 PM

Carolyn Sebastian
Thanks Jeff for all of the info you sent today. I love seeing every item filled in!! Don't know what happened, but you have several messages from me, guess I accidently sent them.

Thanks again!! Martha will be surprised to see all the info you have provided for her family!!


Added by Carolyn Sebastian on May 18, 2013 8:47 PM

Carolyn Sebastian
Georgia Bradshaw
Hi Jeff,

Thanks so much for the info on Georgia. I suspected her last name was Drouillard, but could never find her anywhere. You were able to provide lots of info for her. Are you related to the Malcolm family?

Thanks again, I will post all info!!


Added by Carolyn Sebastian on May 17, 2013 8:34 PM

Carolyn Sebastian
Ben Ehlers
Hi Jeff,

Thanks for the info, I was happy to post it, I like every thing complete, no loose ends!!!

Ben's daughter Martha is a friend of mine, now I know where the Martha came from, it was her grandmother's name!!

Thanks again!!

Carolyn Sebastian

Added by Carolyn Sebastian on May 16, 2013 8:54 PM

Margaret C Cowles
Pine Lake Cemetery in Oaklan co, MI
I wish to copy the headstone of Julia A Moon #49827645. I see you copyright your work (I don't) I'm asking Permission to do so.

Thanking you in advance.

Added by Margaret C Cowles on May 14, 2013 1:48 PM

Sue Tanner
George Bacon
Hi, I was able to take Bacon/McDonald photos today. Just one thing, there is a Ted Largent on one side of the marker and he has his own marker in addition. I took his photos also. I need to go to bed now, so will upload them tomorrow for you. G'night, Sue

Added by Sue Tanner on May 01, 2013 1:03 AM

Mrs Bacon
Thank you for your corrections I have included them in her bio section and connected her to her husband.

Added by Liane on Apr 15, 2013 3:05 PM

Deb Best
RE: Photos... Harvey Wms memorial
will remove

Added by Deb Best on Apr 08, 2013 7:28 PM

Marie Bonafonte
Amelia Jane Edington Havell
Thanks for the additional information and the correct birth year (my typo). I've now added your information.

Added by Marie Bonafonte on Apr 05, 2013 4:43 PM


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