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Kathy Robinson (#47211190)
 member for 6 years, 5 months, 28 days
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Bio Photo I love genealogy and old cemeteries! I am currently working on restoring an old, "abandoned" cemetery near Pleasant Hill in Pike county, Illinois with my father, Lonnie Robinson, and my good friend, Chris Harris. It is a shame to see the final resting places of the pioneers to this area covered in brush, briars and completely neglected. I need volunteers to help keep these cemeteries maintained and mowed.....

Many of the oldest gravestones have toppled or broken and I would like to get them standing proudly again. I'm learning the PROPER way through the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency cemetery preservation workshops. It's a lot of work, but it's definitely worth it.

I welcome any corrections, links, etc. to my memorials and I'm always willing to transfer memorials that aren't my kinfolk to an actual relative. I'm sure I've made many mistakes and I won't be offended if you point them out......:-)

If you appreciate seeing your ancestor's burial location, show your support by donating to that cemetery's maintenance fund. There are a few good folks who volunteer to keep the many old cemeteries in good shape by mowing, trimming trees, clearing brush, etc. and a donation toward their costs is a great way to show your support and appreciation! Without them, all the old cemeteries would disappear......(if you don't know where to send donations, please message me and I will find out for you)

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Nancy Weitekamp
Repairing tombstones
Will there be another workshop on how to fix old broken tombstones? We are working on a cemetery where my husband's relatives are 30 miles south of Springfield, IL. There are stones, which need to be repaired. Thank you for any suggestions you can give to us. Thank you for all you do for the Pike County cemeteries.
Added by Nancy Weitekamp on May 23, 2016 8:45 PM
Cemetery preservation
Thank you so very much for your efforts towards maintaining the cemetery you speak of in your bio. As a descendant of a large portion of family whom are buried in a cemetery that was highly neglected to the point of memorial stones being sent to the dump and being trampled by cows, I appreciate your efforts. The cemetery I speak of is in North Carolina and sadly we can't turn back the clock and place someone there that cared, like you do. Your time spent there doing that is a blessing to many future generations. I applaud you and your family for going that extra mile <3
Added by awmanthisgirl on May 09, 2016 10:52 AM
Rachael C. Crawford Perry Cemetery Pike Co IL
Would you mind taking a second close look at the date of death on Rachael's headstone? After much mulling on my part and checking censi, every single one of which indicates she was born in 1818, I had not been able to reconcile her age on the headstone as 77 yrs... UNTIL I just this minute realized that her date of death on the headstone is actually 1895 (not 1885), which, at age 77, would indeed make her date of birth 1818. Could you fix that pls. I can send you the censi also, if you would like. Also, can you mention the date of birth as a "calculated" date (unless, of course, you have some supporting document. Thank you very much for your fine work and all of your help, which is truly appreciated.
Added by susrod on May 03, 2016 1:57 AM
Harriet Crawford Perry Cemetery
Dear Kathy, would you mind please double-checking her date of birth based on age at time of death. I got 11 April 1834 (which tallies withher 1850 census). Thanks so much.
Added by susrod on May 01, 2016 5:19 AM
Alan Eugene Koch
Thomas Mitchell
Dear Kathy,

Thanks so very much for transferring Thomas to my account.

The Mitchell family is an important part of my ancestry.

Best regards,
Added by Alan Eugene Koch on Apr 29, 2016 7:48 AM
Sapp Cemetery
Hi Kathy, it's been awhile since I messaged you. I've not been working on findagrave or genealogy for nearly 9 months. I wanted to let you know the stones you've worked so hard on restoring look awesome. Know that I really appreciate you doing this and I know my Momma deeply appreciated all your work.

Added by Kay on Apr 18, 2016 11:56 PM
Grace K. (Crewe) Austin
161008093 Ella Eurana Bixby Pickup
Kathy, HI, its me Grace again, could you please post the photo you have of Ella Bixby Pickup on the above memorial. It has your name and I'd appreciate having you post on her CORRECTED memorial. I've tried many times to have the person who made her post correct who her biological parents were and now the whole memorial is a total mess. I really do appreciate all the help you have given me in searching for this family line and would love to have you attend this 200th NICHOLS celebration in June. Contact me again via my e-mail: Thanks Grace
Added by Grace K. (Crewe) Austin on Apr 14, 2016 5:09 AM
JanetJanet Cobb
silas smith1779
Kathy,, I just raninto this group thru Thomas French..Jesse Nathaniel smith isconnected..Robert Smith & mary French got married..smith,french,towne intwine marriage..
Robert Robinson my cousin on slade side,,thru
walter Williams & susan Russell,,Nathaniel Russell& betty towne,,Elisha towne& deliverance stiles,,Jacob towne& phebe smith..roland h robbinson& louise m capen,,my cousin roby robbinson
nelson French & Lydia styles my grandparents...
Added by JanetJanet Cobb on Mar 31, 2016 2:34 PM
JanetJanet Cobb
Kathy,,Do you know Robert Robbinson & Louise Mildred Capen??she thru my Slade side,,son Robert 940 lives in Alabama..Im also connected to Robert Smith & Mary French/salem witch craft..Can you tell me your connection??plz?? Jesse N Smith 1834 "Mormon"..many wives....if youd like more info
Added by JanetJanet Cobb on Mar 18, 2016 9:01 AM
Steve Newnom
Gifford and Virginia Long
Hi Kathy,

Thank you very much for the photo! Could you add the same photo to Virginia's memorial #122099242. Thank you my friend.

Added by Steve Newnom on Mar 06, 2016 10:20 AM
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