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Pumbaa (#47127764)
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Diane Lucas
Christina Schuster d. 1885
Hi. I recently found an old letter among my late mother's effects from someone I believe to be Christina Schuster's granddaughter. I am Christina's GGGrandaughter. This letter writer claimed that her grandmother Christina was buried somewhere near Florence, KY. My research has shown that Christina immigrated with her 4 children from Germany in 1883, which dovetails nicely with the death certificate info. you have posted for her (it states that she has been in this country for approx. 3 years prior to the time of her death). After checking Findagrave for her name in Kentucky, I was very happy to find a couple photos you apparently submitted of her tombstone. I was even more excited to see what I *think* are words on the tombstone which appear to say so something like "Born....Tauser". If that is, indeed what it says, then I now miraculously have her maiden name! However, It is difficult to know with certainty if that is truly what it says due to the lighting conditions, etc. so, my question for you is if you are ever back in Highland Cemetery and near Christina's grave, would you mind double checking to see if you can verify that it does say "Tauser"? Also, could you check to see if also says "Wife of J. G. Schuster" or if it is actually J.C. Schuster? Christina's husband went by the name of "George". Thank you SO much for all your help!

Added by Diane Lucas on Mar 22, 2015 8:35 PM

kim mabee
Josiah Fairbank- wife and son etc
If you are not related to them directly, would you turn them over to me? they are my grandchildren's great grandparents--- many thanks for your time and energy!

Added by kim mabee on Mar 01, 2015 4:57 PM

Sandra Beck
Bessie Cochran
Bessie Cochran is my grandmother. I have all info on her and would like you to transfer me in order to update her memorial. Thanks.

Added by Sandra Beck on Feb 04, 2015 8:59 AM

Larry & Susan M.
James Atkins
Please feel free to add the information I have on the memorial to yours. Then let me know when you have done so and I will delete mine.

Added by Larry & Susan M. on Dec 30, 2014 11:35 AM

Bertha Rust Cox
Hey there,

I was looking around and I see you want where Bertha and hubby are buried. They are in Riverside Cemetery, Mammoth Springs, Fulton Arkansas. Her step-son Ira and his wife are also buried there.


Added by Dixie on Dec 30, 2014 2:24 AM

Lisa Needham
Related to Ira Bird

My brother and I are related to Ira Bird. He was our great-grandfather. My mother was Esther Eileene Miller Webb. Her mother was Lida Miller (my grandmother.) Unfortunately, I never got to know my grandparents, as they passed away before I was born. My name is Lisa Jane Webb Needham. My middle name was from Mom's cousin, Jane Bird. My brother is James E. Webb, Jr.

Added by Lisa Needham on Dec 29, 2014 7:15 AM

Jim Cartwright
Frederick Lemon Bird
Bill, I added a picture to Mom's Uncle Babe's memorial. It is him with his wife Hannah and my grandmother Lela Bird. She was married to his brother, Edward. I notice your write up does not include Hannah as his wife. Her maiden name was Hannah Hollopeter. She is the only spouse I have in my records. I have some other pictures of Ira Bird and other family members I can send to you if you want them.

Added by Jim Cartwright on Nov 30, 2014 2:24 PM

Quaker dates
Here's a link to information about the Quaker Calendar.

The North Carolina Monthly Meetings gave the months as numbers instead of using names. Until 1752, Britain and America were using the Julian calendar which had the new year starting in March. William Wade Hinshaw transcribed the dates as they were recorded in the original records.

For example, Cane Creek Monthly Meeting recorded the date of birth for Ruth (Lindley) Hadley (#18958774) as 3-25-1745. In 1745 the third month was May. Unfortunately, Find A Grave doesn't have a way to record her birth as 3-25-1745.

Joan Henshaw

Added by Joan on Nov 25, 2014 11:53 PM

William A James
I think I have a picture of William A James. Received it from my Grandmother Virgina Sheward (maiden name) who received it from her mother Mary Bird (maiden name)

Added by BairdBeard on Nov 18, 2014 2:37 PM

Pam Barkas
James and Honour Browne

Since their burial places are unknown, what are your sources for the dates of their births and deaths?


Added by Pam Barkas on Sep 21, 2014 2:54 AM

Jim Cartwright
Fred Bird
Bill, your memorial for Frederick Lemon Bird asked for a contact from relatives. As you already know, he was the brother of my grandfather, Edward H Bird. Mom always referred to him as Uncle Babe. I have a picture of him in his WW 1 military uniform. My records say he was married to Hannah Hollopeter as his first wife and they had one son.

Added by Jim Cartwright on Sep 12, 2014 5:41 PM

RE: Joshua Hadley
Thanks for thatin fo.

Added by Smilydino on Jul 28, 2014 10:35 AM

Joshua Hadley
Thanks for the heads-up on the duplication. Mine has been deleted. Why don't you add the plaque photos directly onto his memorial? Much more effective. Regards.

Added by Smilydino on Jul 28, 2014 9:48 AM

Emma Snyder memorial
I asked you to connect Emma Snyder

to her husband Lewis. I have her Army Widow card as proof but not your email. You can see a slightly different version here:


Added by Roberta on Jun 10, 2014 3:32 PM

Patricia Kinzie
John Newlin
Concord was part of Chester County until 1789 so the death records are in Chester Co. John made a will which was proved 10 Feb 1753 in Chester Co., so he must have died by then, not Oct 1753. It is customary to write the original county for the citations. If you use Delaware Co., then you might state that it was Chester Co. at the time of death to make it easier for others to find the records. Estate papers are also on Ancestry, naming wife, Mary. Mary's father, Richard Woodward and John's father, Nathaniel Newlin were officials in the Orphans Court in Chester Co.

Chester County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1713-1825 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2000.

Chester County, Pennsylvania, Estate Papers, 1714-1838 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2013.

Thank you for your work on Find-a-Grave!

Added by Patricia Kinzie on Jun 09, 2014 2:16 PM

Thomas and Ruth Lindley
Thomas and Ruth were my 5th Great Grandparents. Are we related?

Added by Joan on May 06, 2014 12:54 AM

Thomas Lindley and Ruth Hadley
Hello Bill-
I appreciate your contributions to Find A Grave and to maintaining the memorial for the Quaker, Thomas Lindley: Find A Grave Memorial# 18791487.

Re: Dates of Birth for Thomas and wife Ruth.
Did you know the Quaker Calendar prior to 1753 had a different set of months for the numerical references? The 2nd Month was April and the 12 Mo. was February - until the Gregorian Calendar.

Would you like me to make changes to the months of birth for Thomas and Ruth using the edit tab?

Thank You again for your assistance,
Joan Henshaw

Added by Joan on May 06, 2014 12:52 AM

Jim Cartwright
Ira Bird
Ira Bird was my great grandfather. My grandfather was Edward H Bird. My mother was Rosaella E (Bird) Cartwright. I can be contacted at

Added by Jim Cartwright on Feb 18, 2014 2:36 PM

Debbie J
New Edit System
Hi Bill, have you seen the new edit procedure that findagrave has rolled out? If you look at the top of this page, you now have an edits tab. If you click on that, you will see edit suggestions sent to you. You will only get an email if it is other, like links and bio info. Findagrave says email notifications are coming. We members were not notified, I found out about in the discussion forums. You should have some from me pending.

Added by Debbie J on Dec 08, 2013 11:53 AM

Debbie J
RE: Suggested corrections, Section 1, Highland Cemetery
Sent it as a suggestion on valentine grebe.

Added by Debbie J on Nov 01, 2013 1:15 PM

Elizabeth Adams Schleider 1818 - 1872
I just wanted to say thank you for your efforts. Your desire to create the memorials for the Adams' has been an invaluable reference source for finding where my 2nd Greatgrandfather Edward Sleider came from , Phillipsburg . The spelling of the name his parents used , Schleider . The maiden name of his wife Elizabeth , Adams . The names of her parents , my 3rd Greatgrandparents . Your efforts are very appreciated !! THANK YOU !!!!!!!!!!

Added by Anonymous on Oct 15, 2013 7:17 PM

John Newlin-Concord
Hello - I photographed all stones in this cemetery. I have two stones that were next to each other. One is just barely readable and the other not readable at all. It looks like the name for one is John H. Newlin. I know there is a John Hickson Newlin buried in this same cemetery. Does the John you are looking for have a middle initial of "h"? I can send you the photos if you want. Kimberly

Added by Kimberly on Oct 12, 2013 8:49 AM

Newlin-Concord Friends
Hello - I saw your note on John & Mary's memorial page. I have 2 Newlin (?) gravestone photos that I can't quite make out. Was John's middle initial "H"? I would be happy to send both photos to you if you give me your email.

I just completed photographing all the stones in this cemetery (all not added yet). There are a few that are not readable, but I can absolutely tell one of these says John Newlin. The other one, next to John, is not as clear, but is also a Newlin.

If we can determine that this is John and Mary I will add them to the site.


Added by Kimberly on Jul 25, 2013 5:45 AM

An "unknown" Jacoby in Durham Cemetery
I happened to notice your
for "Jacoby", birth and death dates unknown. In your Memorial you say the grave is in the Old Section. row 13, and give the name as ---nas Jacoby. If you have a photo of the grave, perhaps that might help someone identify it? Is there any possibility that the context - the names around it - would help? Finally, have you asked cemetery officials if they have records?

I am descended from Jacobys, but my interest is more that I hate to see unresolved mysteries!

Added by martamima on Apr 05, 2013 8:21 PM

Sondra Joyce
Mary Catherine Rice
Would you know if the spouse was FREDERICK STREELY/STRALEY?

Added by Sondra Joyce on Mar 09, 2013 2:46 PM


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