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Steven Houghland (#47456821)
 member for 4 years, 11 months, 8 days
diane saxton
your Houghland history record
WOW..Thank you so much for your additions to Find a Grave. I come from the McGuire line and have been to Marietta and Barlow Twp. searching several times but your reminiscences are very valuable to tracing this family group. I live in Chillicothe, Ohio where Thomas and Hannah Houghland (Hoagland as they spelled it) were at least until 1930 when this Thomas died. I followed his widow to Ft. Madison Iowa where she died in 1860. I won't elaborate more but please know how much I appreciate your information. Thank you so much. Diane Groom Saxton (

Added by diane saxton on Aug 28, 2014 1:07 PM

Mary Ann Lee
Anna Houghland

Thank you so very, very much for the photos for Cornelius and Anna Stalcup Houghland. Anna is my first cousin 8x removed.

The photos are amazing, your efforts are truly appreciated.

Mary Ann

Added by Mary Ann Lee on Jul 17, 2014 11:42 AM

Honoring our ancestors
RE: Change children names
If you are the memorial manager you should be able to edit anything. The only thing you can not do is delete the memorial or delete a photo that you did not add.

Make sure you are logged in then try to edit them again.


Change children names
Witkowski, many thanks for transferring the memorials to me and allowing me to maintain them.
There are a few I couldn't edit like adding, changing, correcting the parents' children and/or children's parents' names.
Did I miss something?
All the Best, Steven Houghland

Added by Honoring our ancestors on Jul 17, 2014 10:01 AM

Rose Marie Brown
Alice Allbery
Would you like me to transfer mantainance of Alice Albery to you since you are a relative? I am not, I just created her site.

Added by Rose Marie Brown on Apr 02, 2014 8:46 AM

RE: Gravestone
We had to go back today to re-take some pictures--Alice is buried in Blair, and her stone is there--and now you can read the names, too :)

Added by MrsB on Mar 30, 2014 6:40 PM

RE: Gravestone
My husband, "MrB" and I got started in FindaGrave when our son wanted to put flowers on his grandpa's grave in Kansas. We knew the cemetery, but it was a "flat-stone" one, and we knew it would be hard to find the grave. So we typed in the man's name, the cemetery and the words "find a grave"--up popped a picture, not only of the stone, but where it was with respect to a large stone mural. The next week we too went to Kansas, and there were our boy's flowers. Some stranger had taken the picture, and we were touched that she had put flowers before taking the picture. Because of that, whenever we take photographs, we always put flowers, at least for that day. If we know the person served in the military, we put a flag--sometimes we leave a flag, if we can attach it so the mowers don't knock it over.
So yes, we put the flowers on, and you are very welcome.

Added by MrsB on Mar 30, 2014 6:38 PM

RE: allbery stories
Otis is actually listed in the Blair Cemetery records, but his stone is a suspiciously empty surname stone "Eller", right close to a pine tree.
The back line goes, Left - Right, Frank & Mary Allberg, Harold Otis (son of O.R & C.G., died Apr. 10, 1895 aged 8 months); Celia G (wife of Otis R); then a small plain stone "Eller" But the records do show that Otis Eller (Dec.17, 1853 - Dec.1, 1944) is indeed buried here, beside his wife.

That is one line of stones.

The 2nd line starts with a stone marking two couples: on the west side are Alice B and Grant E.B. Allbery; on the east side of that stone are the names Richard and Mary Allbery. Then that row continues with small stones with Grant E, Alice, Denna.

Finally the front line has only two small stones, possibly footstones: Grant and a blank stone (the blank is directly east of Alice's.

When you look at the photos, be sure to click on the pictures so you can read the titles we put on.
We also will put the GPS, N41.55130, W -96.11849, elev. 1068' We will send edits to the managers to put that GPS into the plot, so that people like you can just click on the plot, ask GoogleEarth to show a picture view, and zoom in. Depending on when the pictures were taken, it sometimes looks like pine trees (which are the nearby trees in this case) but sometimes you can actually see tiny tombstone tops.

Added by MrsB on Mar 29, 2014 2:19 PM

allbery stories
I appreciate reading those! Actually, many of the Allbery's have photos already, but we plan to add "area photos" when we go.

Added by MrsB on Mar 29, 2014 11:24 AM

Joseph Allbery story
Hello, Mr B and I are going out to the Blair Cemetery later today to take your photo request for Richard Allbery, and I am doing the "surrounds"--checking for who is buried near, do they have photos already in Find, etc. We always try to take a complete family grouping if there are similar stones/surnames, and add it to memorials even if there is an existing "close-up". I was interested in your story about Joseph, the friend of Richard--did you send an "Edit" to the manager of Joseph's memorial with the story? That adds to bios, and fills in just a bit of the dash between 1837 - 1921. If you are sure about Richard being in the trio, please do the same even for Richard's memorial.
Best wishes!

Added by MrsB on Mar 29, 2014 7:42 AM


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