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Carolyn [Lee] Kelly (#47510203)
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Bio Photo NOTE: Most picts I've done since June 2014 have been done from my car as walking is too much for me and some places are not for the electric wheelchair - so I get what I can - REMEMBER ANY picture is better than no picture, considering how much stones seem to deteriorate today - PLEASE redo these distant picts, so I can remove the bad ones.. TIA (Find A Grave will notify me, that the request has been filled!!)
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I started photographing picts w/film camera back in 1998.. mostly of my own ancestors but that quickly went by the wayside when my husband bought me my first digital camera, then came external hard drives, well all you "old timers" for 'Find a Grave' know the rest of the story.. Fresh Air, Exercise, Peace & Quiet for the most part..
I am unable to do much any more and have FINALLY started up loading my picts, very few scans, mostly digital... My folks got me interested in Genealogy back in the late 1940's but didn't get very heavily into it until the early 90's - I've worked my LEE line back to the immigrant in the mid 1600's and have most LEEs(not ALL) lines back to my 1st Generation on this side of the water, up to abt 2001... then when the grandkids were getting too old to hang at the house, I'd pack them and cameras in the car... the older ones helped w/picture taking.. now I'm down to one challenged grandson and me in w/c...

If I add a pict to your Memorial, check to see if I added note. IF I've made mistake (typos happen) in transcribing or if you don't want that extra info, PLEASE let me know and I will remove it ASAP.

I have a lot of photos from the oldest cemeteries - oldest Memorials in my home town of Cumberland, RI, which I am slowly getting onLine, 99% are added now..

IF I post a line you are chasing, let me know and I will willingly/gladly transfer management, IF it is IN a cemetery ALREADY completed.. Please send additional info via the Edit in the upper RIGHT of each persons page, you want info added to. Please include sources AND you will be given credit for all you send that I add for you..

I have met, be it in person or onLine, in my past searching travels (in the LEE, PECK & CARPENTER Genealogy lines & cemetery photos), you know who you are.. Thank you....

A lot of my picts have extended into MA and I would love to thank "Massachusetts Vital Records Project" (ma-vitalrecords.org)(It is Free onLine) by compilers of "Tan Books" and Rehoboth by JN Arnold & translated into computer language by John Slaughter and his helpers along the way.. for allowing me to add VR info to some pages.. great work John for doing all that you have done!

KEEP THIS IN MIND WHEN researching your family tree.
Records from mostly before 1900:
1. Mary T. Lincoln, the 'T' usually represents her maiden name, not her middle name initial.

AND Mostly before 1850:
2. Robert Todd Lincoln. The first born son's middle name is usually his mother's maiden name. In this example, Todd is his mother's maiden name.

3. AND Note also - frequently before 1800 - children were named after grandparents 1st, then parents..

I do try to answer SAC's promptly - IF I haven't done your request or inquiry within 2 wks, DO please remind me...

When I send you Locations of certain graves, please add to the page you have put up - IT IS NOT FOR MY BENEFIT BUT FOR THOSE WHO COME LATER.. I already know where these people are, Let's PLEASE help those who follow us...

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MUST GIVE CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE:

#1 Dear Ancestor

Your tombstone stands among the rest
Neglected and alone
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished marble stone
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn

You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh and blood and bone
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own

Dear Ancestor. the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so
I wonder how you lived and loved
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot
And come to visit you.

It was written in 1906 by Walter Butler Palmer (1868-1932) FAG # 87759950
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#2 This Is A Cemetery…

Lives are commemorated
Deaths are recorded
Families are reunited
Memories are made tangible
And love is undisguised.
This is a cemetery.

Communities accord respect,
Families bestow reverence,
Historians seek information
And our heritage is thereby enriched.

Testimonies of devotion, pride and remembrance are carved in stone to pay warm tribute to accomplishments and to the life – not death – of a loved one. The cemetery is homeland for family memorials that are a sustaining source of comfort to the living.

A cemetery is a history of people – a perpetual record of yesterday and a sanctuary of peace and quiet today. A cemetery exists because every life is worth loving and remembering – always.

copyright: Mary Lou Brannon
of Dubuque, Iowa area - circa 2004
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1) Remember just about ANY picture is better than no picture.

2) Once you get the genealogy virus/bug, it is very tough to shake it off, there are no known antibiotics to treat this illness ;-)
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"Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error." ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero.
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EXCELLENT article:
http://foodforworms.org/2013/06/29/how-to-get-great-photos-for-findagrave

lots of great tips & links
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LShue
Lila Sisler
Hi,
Today I fulfilleda photo request for Lila Sisler in Gardens of Faith and added my photo to the memorial page you created her. However, when I went to add the photo to her memorial page, I noticed that it has Wilford C. Sisler as her husband in the obituary. Lila's stone was by itself, but a marker for Wilford C. Sisler was in the row in front of and diagonal to Lila with a marker connected to a Goldie Sisler as his wife. I don't know if Wilford remarried Lila after the death of his first wife, but I thought I would point this out to you.
LShue
Added by LShue on Aug 08, 2016 1:49 PM
Islington
number stands for next to his name
the number next to his name is his military members service number, really all you can do is put it in bio section about all one can do. thanks for the help take care.
Added by Islington on Jul 19, 2016 8:35 AM
Ginger Wright
Memorial# 83988275
Jabez Perry Born 18 Jun 1781 and Died 6 Jun 1838, I have him in my family tree and he is married to Mercy Phinney 3 Apr 1781 and Died 5 Mar 1865, but the thing is I do not no if they had children, I am using Legacy 8 and it is pretty good at giving info, but i need to make sure its correct, the above info is correct
Added by Ginger Wright on Jul 07, 2016 11:46 AM
Lee Lewis
Your Photo of Tombstone
Thanks so much for publishing the photograph:
Bezaleel Taft (no listing)
Josephine Seagrave (listed as "wife"
Ellen M. Taft (no listing)

Like you, I am deep into FH (highly active since the late 80s) and was working on the Wright line of my Spedding group (my wife's maiden name group). I came across Ellen almost by accident, only to discover that she married late in life (b. 1836, m. abt. 1880 = age 44) Bezaleel's first wife died in 1879, and the marriage was apparently sometime after that.

The headstone doesn't identify Ellen as a wife, and shows her married rather than her maiden name. Her middle initial and birth year helped me to confirm and connect her with Bezaleel.

Lee Lewis
Clovis, CA (Fresno County)
lrleelewis@gmail.com
Added by Lee Lewis on Jun 12, 2016 12:48 PM
Lori Warnick
RE: Jess Calvert
No problem. I am glad that I could help. This has been a great experience for me. I am doing my family history and just enjoy see all the headstones. You can learn alot from this.

Lori
Added by Lori Warnick on Jun 08, 2016 10:59 AM
Margaret
George and Sarah Lange
Hi Carolyn

I was wondering if the head stone for George Lange
is the same one for Sarah and Jane Ireton. Or are there two different stones?
Added by Margaret on Mar 24, 2016 2:20 PM
FrancisMattesonLine
RE: Foster & Ballou
My pleasure ! All this came out of a simple discussion about the sorry condition of the Maj Joseph James Lot in WG and his daughter Elizabeth James Perkins sitting there all by herself with no other Perkins set me off on a wild virtual Perkins quest that went from RI to MA to Colorado, etc... Too funny how one gets on these tangents and where they lead!
Added by FrancisMattesonLine on Mar 11, 2016 2:18 PM
Sandy Norton
RE: re: Lloyd Heeks
Hi Carol - and thanks for your message.

My relationship to Lloyd Heeks is by marriage, but yes, he is "one of mine", as you phrase it so well, lol.

I am one of the "Keepers of the Family" - there are a few of us who keep track. In this case, if you are offering to transfer maintenance of an uncle, I would love to add him to my care.

In any event, thank you for updating his memorial information.

Sincerely,
Sandy

Added by Sandy Norton on Feb 18, 2016 10:57 AM
FrancisMattesonLine
RE: Re:Cozzens
Not to worry. Plenty of time for this, just take care of yourself. Best wishes!
Added by FrancisMattesonLine on Feb 16, 2016 11:49 PM
CABrown
RE: Re:Horton
That's OK. I just couldn't remember what I sent. Every once in a while I check my pending edits to see what I sent. Hope you're feeling better. I don't have an IPad, still using my laptop.
Added by CABrown on Feb 15, 2016 4:32 AM
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