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Lindsey Crelling (#47453678)
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April Adeline Engler
RE: Hughes cemetery
I will reply in more detail later but I wanted to let you know that I was able to get a much better picture yesterday!!! I was driving by on my way to Franklin after school and the sun was setting. All of a sudden, it occurred to me that the angle of the sun was probably at a perfect angle to cast a shadow on the letters so you could see them better! Sure enough, it worked!!! It made me smile from ear to ear! Take a look!

Added by April Adeline Engler on Feb 14, 2014 5:48 AM

April Adeline Engler
RE: Hughes Cemetery
Great news! In the midst of my snow days and everything being frozen solid, I have located the Rowland Hughes Cemetery on one of my neighbor's farms! At first glance, only Rowland's grave stone has a full name on it. There is a stone with J.W. On it that I assume is John W. There are several unmarked graves. In the spring, I may be able to find more stones when things are not frozen solid! I'll go over there and take pics today!

Added by April Adeline Engler on Feb 07, 2014 10:46 AM

K Perry
Van Middlesworth kids
There are also some Tunis Van Middlesworth baptized 1759 and 2nd wife Rebecca Probasco 's children buried in that Dumont cemetery, and other members of the family. I wrote a flower and note wlisting their mother and father and some i knew the baptisms. Tunis is definitely baptized 1759 (the one that married Magdelena Brokaw and then Rebecca Probasco). i noticed he didnt have a birth down on his findagrave page. The Dutch were pretty interested in baptizing right after birth as soon as possible.

Added by K Perry on Nov 22, 2013 2:03 PM

K Perry
Tunis Van Middlesworth was bapt 1759
I made a request thru the edit button to ask you to connect Tunis Van Middlesworth bapt 1759 to his two wives--Magdelena Brokaw and Rebecca Probasco. tunis Van Middlesworth 1759 was the son of Tunis Van Middlesworth 1721 and Jannetje La Grange. I didnt get the request back so I am wondering if you are going to get the request to connect Tunis Van Middlesworth to his first and second wife at the Dumont Cemetery in somerset County NJ. Please let me know if you didnt get my request .

Added by K Perry on Nov 21, 2013 10:45 PM

RE: DuMont Cemetery
It's my pleasure! If you have anybody else in the area that you're hunting down, I'll be happy to help!

Added by gazelle on Aug 25, 2013 8:40 PM

By the way my original estimate of 28 is correct.

Added by Roibeard on Aug 18, 2013 8:24 AM

RE: Thompsons at Connecticut Farms Cemetery
Use this site's Search feature to find all of the Thompsons buried there.

Also search the name "Thompfon" with the f instead of the s. The old script used the tall s at times and this cemetery will use an f if that is the way the s is written on the tombstone. It's annoying and causes mistakes that lead people to believe the person isn't there. You'll see that some pages tell you to try Thompfon, but if you search for a person using both first and last names spelling Thompson and the listing is Thompfon, the search comes up empty. For example, Esther Thompson has both first and last names spelled with the f.

Another thing is that each listing indicates whether a photo is available or unavailable. If something is marked "unavailable" it does not mean there is no marker. It only means there is no photo, so there might very well be a marker there. I send them a copy of every photo I take so they can build up their database of photos.

By the way there are about 15 Thompsons (including Lucy and Efther, I mean, Esther)located at 3C, where Hezekiah is. If I recall correctly, it is a large family plot. Feel free to make all the requests you want, since I only go there on weekdays and only when there are at least 10 requests. I'm planning a trip this week so you would save me a second trip if you do all your requests now.

Take care.

Added by Roibeard on Aug 18, 2013 8:20 AM

Thompsons at Connecticut Farms Cemetery
I saw by your request for Lucy Thompson that you are interested in any other Thompsons in that cemetery. There are about 28 listed there. Do you have any ones in particular you are interested in?

Added by Roibeard on Jul 29, 2013 9:26 PM

April Adeline Engler
Hughes Cemetery
I have tracked down the Hughes Cemetery but this is not the time of year to venture into a thicket covered in periwinkle. Word has it that the last time the cemetery was inventoried, there were no head stones. However, if I wait until the fall, I can take a soil probe and may be able to find them, as they may have just fallen and been covered by undergrowth.

Added by April Adeline Engler on Jun 20, 2012 12:34 PM

Lisa Heyduck Watson
RE: Filled Request
It is sad these days how people can do that to animals. I can image how you felt. You are very welcome and it was my pleasure. I wasnt sure where it was exactly but I had just mapped it when my oldest daughter wanted me to take her for group pics at a creek by her friends house, turned out her friend didnt live to far aways so I stopped and took many pics not sure of which pic your are speaking of but if there is anymore I will be glad to see if I have them if not can try and get them for you.

Added by Lisa Heyduck Watson on Jun 17, 2012 8:18 PM

Judy Holzwart
RE: Knodle graves
I went out to Rose Hill Cemetery this afternoon. I could not decipher any writing. Sorry.

Added by Judy Holzwart on Mar 10, 2012 11:26 AM

Judy Holzwart
RE: Knodle graves
The stones were hard to read. I can try, the next time I am there.

Added by Judy Holzwart on Mar 09, 2012 10:33 AM

RE: Thank You!!!
You're quite welcome for those photos and I am glad to know others in your family will like them too. If you know or are interested in other Cranes in this area, let me know. There are many Cranes in several cemeteries and I am frequently at them.

I might retake some shots in close up to give you a better read of the wording on the markers and send them to you in an email if you like. Just let me know as I plan to be at that cemetery again soon. It really would not be any trouble.

Take care.

Added by Roibeard on Nov 15, 2011 2:06 PM

RE: Anna Crane
I saw Roibeard53 had uploaded a photo to her memorial today and assumed you requested it! I guess he'll have to solve that mystery for us. :D

Added by Zelda on Aug 28, 2011 8:04 PM

Anna Crane
the Body of Mrs. Anna
Wife of Mr. John Crane
who departed this Life
May [the] 14th Annoque
Domini 1759 in [the]
60th Year of her

I come quickly (may be ie instead of y).

[the] = ye in the old English form

I sent a copy of the transcription to the person managing her memorial.

Added by Zelda on Aug 28, 2011 7:22 PM

Full Transcription
Sorry, I thought you only needed to verify the date and age.

The marker says:

In Memor[y]
Benjamin Crane
who died
May 28, 1844.
Aged 8[2] Years
5 Months &
24 Days.

I can't tell if the marker says 82 or 83; the Y is pretty much gone, as is "of," which may alternately have been a decorative character.

Added by Zelda on Aug 28, 2011 6:55 PM

RE: Thanks!!!
You're welcome; glad to help. :)

I usually do what you do and transcribe the marker in person, lol.

Think of the inscription as a puzzle. If you only have a photograph, the trick that works best for me is setting up the transcription like a Wheel of Fortune puzzle, following the exact layout of the headstone. Write down the letters and numbers you definitely recognize, and draw an underline for each unknown character. Often, your brain perceives logical patterns once you write the bits and pieces on paper.

If you're still not certain about some of the inscription, make a list of possible solutions for each word until something makes sense. If you think you've made a correct guess, or you have enough information to conduct a search, use,, or other genealogical resources to verify your hunch.

With a few exceptions, most inscriptions follow formulas that mainly vary by region and era; numbers and letters usually fairly uniform; and erosion tends to occur in a predictable manner (the lighter strokes fade first: 4s start to look like 1s, 8s like 3s, etc.), all of which makes the puzzles easier (but not always possible) to solve with practice.


Added by Zelda on Aug 28, 2011 6:37 PM

RE: Transcriptions
You're very welcome. There are certainly enough Cranes out this way to go around, so if you learn of any others, like in First Presbyterian Churchyard in Elizabeth, go right ahead and make the memorial and request. Good luck.

Added by Roibeard on Aug 28, 2011 2:28 PM

RE: Transcriptions
I posted a different photo of Ben Jr.'s tombstone and sent it and one other to Marcia1061. She has better photo processing software than I do and will probably be able to give you more of the transcription.

Added by Roibeard on Aug 28, 2011 12:39 PM

Benjamin Crane Jr

I hope you'll forgive my intrusion, but I noticed you asked a question about the inscription in the photograph of Benjamin Crane, Jr.'s headstone.

The last few lines appear to say:

May 22, 1844
Aged 82 (or 83... the second numeral is a toss-up)
5 Months &
24 Days.

I live in the mid-West, where most of the older inscriptions are worn almost to nothing, so I've gotten a lot of practice reading these things.

You may want to ask the person who manages the memorial to make a correction, if for no other reason than the fact that he can't have died at age 22 in 1844 if he also served in the Revolution.

Just trying to be helpful. :)


Added by Zelda on Aug 28, 2011 8:42 AM

RE: Transcriptions
I tried to enhance the tombstone's appearance to see if the age would come out, but it didn't. You might want to contact the creator of the memorial to see where she got her information.

I'll take some more photos next time I'm out there to see is the age will come out.

I wonder if the memorial says "22y" because it looks like he died on May 22, i.e "y 22."

Added by Roibeard on Aug 27, 2011 7:58 PM

RE: Transcriptions
Unfortunately, I could not do any transcriptions.

The the stones for Sarah and Benjamin Sr are limestone and that just wears away too easily over many years. Most of those tombstones are unreadable. What you see in the photo is about all you can read up close.

As to Jacob and Ben, Jr., their sandstone markers are much more readable, but I didn't do any transcription because they were covered in that green growth. I removed some from Ben Jr.'s stone because I wanted to get the 1827. And I removed some from Jacob's to get his father's first name. You can see the brown blotch there.

I will be back there sometime and have another try at Ben, Jr.'s and Jacob's. Sarah and Benjamin, Sr.'s really are unreadable.

Glad you like the photos.

Added by Roibeard on Aug 27, 2011 7:24 PM

RE: Auburn Cemetery in Auburn, KY
Below are the GPS Coordinates.

1> Open you web browser to
2> Paste "36.86857, -86.71962" into the search box.
3> Google will then allow you to map directions to this point.

I'm unaware of a street address for the cemetery other than Cemetery Rd.

Thanks & Good Luck.

Added by Anonymous on Jul 20, 2011 11:52 AM

Donald Shull
RE: Old Saint Mary's Cemetery
I thought I would get back by now and surprise you, but it has just been so wet. The map of the cemetery is not very accurate, so I usually just walk the cemetery looking for the graves needed. As soon as we get some dry weather (if we ever do), I will try to find the Moores. I remember seeing the name, so I will get pictures of all the Moores there.


Added by Donald Shull on May 01, 2011 4:55 PM

Walter Chisholm
RE: photos
You're welcome. Happy to do it.

Added by Walter Chisholm on Apr 19, 2011 11:27 AM


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