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ellejwalters (#47773327)
 member for 4 years, 3 months, 16 days
RE: Marcus St. George

One of the more edifying ones I've done. I kind of felt like I was giving him his name back when I was digging in the dirt trying to see if there was a number on the broken marker.

If you've never been there, the cemetery is very historic with loads of very ornate stones. Down the back there is a lonely concrete bridge that crosses over a tiny stream through a wall of trees.

On the other side the road suddenly ends and there is this large field with mostly small markers on the right with a few random mementos from family members. On the left is a large field with a number of 18th and 19th century stones laid flat ( think this is where the 4,000 or so bodies were moved to), as you walk way down the back the marker on the right fall into a great state of disrepair, though I was fortunate to find the one that would have been next to Marcus.

On the way out I snapped pictures of the two or three professional stone markers and plan to put those up.

Added by Andrew on Jul 21, 2016 6:23 AM

RE: Dunbar Memorial
Hello, it was my pleasure. It wasn't much effort on my end and nice to hear it may have helped brighten your mothers day by offering a needed distraction. I hope she is well.

Added by Sligo on Apr 26, 2016 5:14 PM

RE: Showers Family
Every time we are in Florida, we promise ourselves that we will make a trip to St. Augustine. this year for sure!

Added by MFC on Sep 07, 2015 11:51 AM

RE: Bates-hosteman
If I stand up on the cemented in area in front of Eliza's plot and look down is that the Hosterman area? or can you tell me where abouts it is? elizth
ps in the early 80's a cousin from victoria was in Quebec and took a pic of 3 headstones of family. another cousin went this summer and one of the headstones is gone?? so now if no one had seen that original pic, my 3x gr grandmothers grave site would be lost forever. Thats why we do what we do.

Added by Elizth on Sep 06, 2015 7:06 AM

RE: Showers Family
They are upright now. Your skills are better than mine. I still do not know how to use the phone to photograph a stone and then post!! We stopped at the Chattanooga Park earlier this year when heading to Florida (our grandchildren live in Orlando and we spend 6 weeks there). Really interesting visit as my husband is a big history buff. BTW....have you found any trace of his other siblings...Catherine and Emily? There were 8 mentioned in the history book I told you about and 6 are now linked to Solomon and Mahala.

Added by MFC on Sep 05, 2015 2:38 PM

RE: Showers Family
You are welcome. By the way..did you know that the photos you posted on Alfred Showers memorial are sideways? LOL! Nice, clear pics though!

Added by MFC on Sep 04, 2015 3:04 PM

RE: Showers Family
Found additional information in the "History of Dekalb County" 1885. My neighbor has an original publication and I found reference to William Showers under a paragraph about Gilbert, his nephew. Stated DOD Aug 8, 1861.

Added by MFC on Sep 03, 2015 9:08 PM

OMG! I just read you page for Eliza, she was marr to a Hosteman. right next to her on the right is a stone for hosteman, do you have that one? if not put it as a request and next time i go to halifax, i will get pic, if you need that one.
To the Memory of Eliza
widow of the (Late?) (Lieu?)
**hn Bates of the (Royal?)
N* who departed this
life **March (!?) 1(&?)14
Aged 41 Years

The light was awful by the time I got there, next time i will take another pic, hopefully earlier in day. this was abt 3pm.
take care elizth

Added by Elizth on Sep 02, 2015 4:37 PM

RE: Showers Family
You are welcome. When someone transcribed the cemetery many years ago, I think they mistook the foot stone for William as that for Solomon Sr. Easy to do since there were names inscribed on the large monument and then foot stones for those names. I counted those stones and kept on coming up with an extra; so, hence, the research. Sedan is a small cemetery about 3 miles from my home. So when the weather is better, I will visit again and re-shoot. That grey granite is a dickens to photograph because of reflections and the difficulty seeing the inscriptions. I am hoping, too, to photograph some of the older graves in the cemetery that have not been done. By the way, there is a book written in 1885 about the history of Dekalb County. One can find it online at google books. Perhaps there is a paragraph on William and Solomon.

Added by MFC on Sep 01, 2015 4:11 PM

RE: Showers Headstone pics
Glad you liked. The weather wasn't the best, but I was able to find all the Showers listed. I also added a memorial for William S. Showers. If I have the facts correct, he appears to have been the brother of Solomon, Sr. There was an extra foot stone...Solomon Jr, Father, Mother, Seth, and then William. Did some researching and found the census's from 1850, 60 70 where he was living with the family and then the widow MAhala. I also found a memorial placed in PA but now deleted for a William S. Showers dated 1806-187 something. Do you have any info about any of this? Know the famil came from PA.

Added by MFC on Aug 27, 2015 6:35 AM

Your photo of Mary Wheeler's stone

Thank you very much for your kindness in taking a photo of Mary Wheeler's headstone for me.

Very best regards,

Added by Susan on Dec 06, 2014 11:09 AM

Harold Etter

Thank you so much for the information on Harold. I had no idea about him. I have never heard anyone around here talk of him and yet was able to find things on the internet telling of his life. I added a few lines to his memorial and then put a link to an art website that has a nice bio of him.

Thanks again for letting me know and for 'bringing him back to life' by telling his story!


Added by Sherry on Nov 19, 2014 7:48 AM

Thank you so very much for the photos of Joseph & Emma Chambers! I really appreciate your time and effort.

Added by LibbyWalkerAnderson on Oct 21, 2014 1:26 PM

RE: Captain Ira Kelton
You are welcome. This one was more difficult than some to brighten, but I did a little. Please feel free to delete or copy to your name if you so desire.
Thanks for what you have done by adding so many to Find A Grave. That is a great help to many searchers!

Added by PLank on Oct 07, 2014 9:35 PM

RE: Lyman Flagg
My pleasure - happy to help. :)

Added by JBaum on Sep 22, 2014 6:20 AM

RE: P.S. Flagg family in Grove
Hi! My pleasure to post the photos. I am an avid cemetery walker as well as amateur genealogist, so recently I began checking for photo requests before I head out to one of my favorite cemeteries. It makes my walk like a treasure hunt, and I love to help out fellow family tree lovers. Have a great day. :)

Added by JBaum on Sep 17, 2014 6:26 AM

Re: Old Burying Ground Photos
Thanks for the lovely message regarding the photos - I appreciate it!!

Lisa Kelly

Added by LMK on Aug 16, 2014 11:15 AM

Elaine Wilson Toomey
Plummber Family Cemetry
You posted several tombstones to this cemetery. Can you tell me where to find it? A person of interest made contact with me regarding headstones that are there.


Added by Elaine Wilson Toomey on Jul 28, 2013 2:46 PM

Robert Mitchell
Re: Eward
The Joiners would be his mothers family no relation to me. Go ahead and make memorials for them.


Added by Robert Mitchell on Nov 06, 2012 1:13 PM

Robert Mitchell
Thank You
for the photograph of Mr Ewards headstone, I really appreciate it.

Added by Robert Mitchell on Nov 05, 2012 9:36 PM

Phantom Plot Picster
The Holden Thirty:
Hi - I just read over the Thirty again- so nicely done! Thank you Lori for your wonderful work. And thank you for your kind words about my help in this project, really it was my pleasure and I enjoyed working with you. You in FL and Me in MA, we made a great Find A Grave Team. - Mary

Added by Phantom Plot Picster on Sep 04, 2012 9:46 AM

Ted Myers
Thank you very kindly,Ted

Added by Ted Myers on Aug 27, 2012 10:20 AM

RE: Horace Truesdell
You're Welcome! I'm happy to have been of assistance!

Added by JessicaOfVA on Aug 23, 2012 11:37 AM

Bill Bates
RE: Henry Black
Hi, Roselady,

My pleasure. Have an awesome day, Bill

Added by Bill Bates on Aug 09, 2012 5:28 AM

Barb Destromp
Additional info/Links
Info and links have been added for the names below
Barb :)

Esther Bigelow Thurston
Moses Thurston
Hannah Bolton Thurston

Added by Barb Destromp on Jul 18, 2012 3:47 AM


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