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Star Rhodes (#46878998)
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Bio Photo Ever since I can remember, I have had a fascination with cemeteries. There was one right down the street from our school, we used to walk through it often, It was so peaceful and the monuments were so beautiful. My father Calvin Russell Swallow is buried there now. My sister Mel and I have gone back to Massachusetts and other New England States and explored the cemeteries looking for ancestors. Genealogy and searching cemeteries for family has been a treasured time with my sister. What a gift it is to have a sister to share your interests with.

I am hoping to make connections with distant cousins and share pictures and stories. I have posted many branches to our tree to do this.

I AM VERY LIBERAL WITH TRANSFERING MEMORIALS. MY PHOTOGRAPHS ARE FOR EVERYONE (COPY THEM AT YOUR PLEASURE) AND I FEEL NO SENSE OF OWNERSHIP OVER MEMORIALS THAT ARE NOT MY FAMILY. I LOVE DOCUMENTING GRAVES. I AM SOMEWHAT OFFENDED BY THOSE WHO DO NOT SHARE THAT SENSE OF GIVING. WE GET NO POINTS IN HEAVEN BY HOW MANY MEMORIALS WE CONTRIBUTED TO FINDAGRAVE. THERE ARE MANY FINE CONTRIBUTORS TO FIND A GRAVE AND A FEW THAT NEED TO GET OVER THEMSELVES. Remember...."God Loves a Cheerful Giver"!!

A POEM FROM ALL OF US AVID GENEALOGIST'S!!

DEAR ANCESTOR

Your tombstone stands among the rest; neglected and alone. The name and dates are chiseled out on polished, marble stone. It reaches out to all who care; it is to 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, in blood, in bone. Our blood contracts and beats a pulse not entirely on 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 as you lived and loved, I wonder if you knew that someday I would find this spot, and come to visit you. - Walter Butler Palmer 1906

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Transfer Request
Hi Star,
I have provided several updates to memorials you created in the Riverside Cemetery in Maine. Several of those memorials are ancestors of my wife. Would you transfer those memorials to me? They are as follow:
22944883
22944454
22944419
22944168
22944223
22944319
22944361
22944275
Thank you,
Rick
Find a Grave member 48894880
Added by CRP on Dec 01, 2016 9:07 AM
Gerald Johnson
Johnson Family line
I am connected to the Johnson family in more than one line. Capt. John Johnson is my 11th great grandfather on my Fathers Mothers side of the family.
I am a Johnson and my Fathers side can only trace this line back to around 1800. So my interest is learn as much as I can on each Johnson from this line to see if I can connect my fathers line to Capt. John Johnson's line. Thanks for your work and dedication in preserving our history. I hope you can help be piece a few more pieces of the puzzle together on Capt. John Johnson's descendants.
Thank you for any help you can provide.
Added by Gerald Johnson on Nov 30, 2016 12:24 PM
JM
Wow, thanks Star!
I love the very well linked & detailed memorials you have made. You are very generous in sharing your time & expertise.

Janine
Added by JM on Nov 26, 2016 11:54 PM
Sky at blueskyzupabove@zoho.com
Charles L. Godfrey -- story
Hi. Thanks for all of your great work on Find A Grave! For a background story on Charles L. Godfrey of Epping, NH (Find A Grave Memorial# 32265439) you may want to read this issue of SpeakUp Epping, Nov - Dec 2016, Volume 9, Issue 6, page 4 see http://speakupepping.com.
Added by Sky at blueskyzupabove@zo... on Nov 19, 2016 2:37 PM
Lindsay
Rachel Wetherall Benjamin #24840323
Hi Star, I was wondering if you'd be willing to transfer Rachel Benjamin (24840323) to me (#47841010). Rachel is my 4th great grandmother. I would like to link her and her husband, Daniel, to their daughter Louisa Rachel but all 3 memorial are managed by 3 different people. If you can't transfer, would it be possible to link them? Thank you kindly! Lindsay
Added by Lindsay on Sep 15, 2016 6:47 PM
Lyn Cohen
Edgar LaFrenier & Helen Gooley LaFrenier
Edgar LaFrenier (#162262335) was the husband of Helen Gooley LaFrenier (#28252254). They were my father's parents. They were buried separately because they couldn't afford a plot and tombstone. Edgar is buried with Herbert Cowdrey, who was his son-in-law. Helen is buried with her uncle Clarence LaFrenier and her aunt Virginia (Lafortune) Roberge.

Best,
Lyn Cohen
(Who was named Helen LaFrenier, after my grandmother)
Added by Lyn Cohen on Sep 10, 2016 4:39 PM
Anonymous(59)
Abigail Flint (24838296)
Abigail Brown of Concord married Thomas Flint 10 Apr 1789 in Concord, Ma
Added by Anonymous(59) on Jun 12, 2016 8:58 AM
prentice1024
Thomas Prentice
Hi Star,
I was looking on findagrave at my ancestor Thomas Prentice (the Trooper), memorial 7104445. On the same page I see a second gravestone with no details. I have been trying to find info on where his son Thomas Prentice Jr. (160313785) is buried. Could that be Thomas Jr.'s grave?
I plan to go to Conn. and Mass. on vacation in a couple of weeks and would love to find more ancestors' locations. (Of course, I hope they are actually located with Jesus.)
Thanks for the pictures!
Added by prentice1024 on Jun 04, 2016 7:56 AM
Robert Davis Purple Sr.
Rhodes relation ?
Hi Star,

I noticed your public message on someone who also fulfilled a photo request for me.

There are many Rhodes families but I have to ask

Are you in any way related to Eugene Manlove Rhodes, the western novelist ?

Bob Purple
Added by Robert Davis Purple Sr. on Apr 20, 2016 5:06 AM
Jan Summers
Rosalie Emma Barnum Cross
Thank you for updating her memorial. I love your bio. You have succinctly captured what the spirit of Find A Grave should be. Best regards, Jan
Added by Jan Summers on Feb 09, 2016 8:25 AM
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