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I'm a retired Legal Admin in Macomb County bordering St. Clair Co, Michigan. I'm a cemetery walker who enjoys visiting local cemeteries to take headstone photos since Walking & Bending has improved my health & blood pressure to 117/70. I also take additional photos & focus on the older stones & Veteran's markers before they fade to preserve history for future generations. |
My favorite hobby is taking photo's of older headstones since it won't be long before they are unreadable, broken or plowed over.
Hope my photos help someone else in their genealogy hunts, and these postings may help you make a connection. Please feel free to request transfers of your family members. My only interest in being a member of Finding A Grave is to help others locate the final resting places of their loved ones. Many people have helped me in such a way and I appreciated all the work they have done. This is my way of passing their efforts forward. Many thanks to those contributors who were gracious enough to transfer the memorials for my close family members, outside of the FAG guidelines, even though they were not obligated to do so.
NOTE: You have my permission to use any photo I've taken and posted on FAG in your own family research, as long as it is not for profit. A note of credit would be appreciated, but not necessary. I'm photographing to share and for others to use...
If I add a headstone or family monument to a memorial that already has a photo, it has nothing to do with you. Many times it's just a crisper image, or a closeup, or a different angle in better lighting; or sometimes it's just because I have a lot of heart involved in a person's memorial. The main reason is that older headstones deteriorate rapidly so preservation of their current images is important.
I appreciate the opportunity that Find A Grave gives everyone to learn and share. If you want to review or add to what is already shown, or discuss posting please contact me. I love additions and updates! I am more than happy to link family members and make corrections.
I have lived in Michigan all of my life. My ancestors came to America from Ireland, England, & Germany beginning in the late 1700's & early 1800's and settled primarily in Pennsylvania; Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Canada. My family lineage names are: Shaw, Irvin, Patton, Orr, Hawkins, Lindsay, Irwin, Stattenfield, ANTES, Bartholomew, Campbell, Lutz, Lucas, Pardon, Ritz . . .
Public records are a wide variety of records that are being kept by the government and are open to the public under the freedom of information act. They include marriage records, divorce records, court records, birth records, death records and many more.
In most of the U.S., by law, cemeteries are required to keep records regarding burial or cremations of individuals. Cemetery records will usually contain the name of the deceased, the date of passing and location of burial within the cemetery itself. Cemetery records are also required by the cemeteries themselves, as they need a means to make sure they are not using the same burial plots to bury multiple individuals. Therefore, it is not unlikely that the cemetery records hold an exact index of the grave and in some cases, a map may also be available. In some cases, the cemetery records may hold additional information such as maintenance requirements at the request of the family, landscaping and so forth. It is also not unlikely to have information on the burial itself, the making of the headstone and specific text that was requested for it. The text itself is valuable as it often indicates existence of relatives or information on the deceased itself. Although, on some older records in the early-mid 1800's, I've discovered the only record is "occupied" with no name, but each jurisdiction is unique. Some of the records kept by churches attached to little graveyards may even contain marriage, baptism records/witnesses.
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|4th Michigan Infantry||George Henderson Memorial|
I want to thank you for all of your help with the memorial for George Henderson. I am very lucky to have you as a true Find-A-Grave friend and hope that I can help you someday as much as you continually help me. You are one of the real jewels in the Find-A-Grave community.
|Ron Gragg||RE: Fulton's @ Fulton Cemetery|
Hello again Marguerite,
Thanks for the info! I might check out Old Clearfield Cemetery. But I tend to stay away from large cemeteries. I'd rather look to the more obscure, smaller cemeteries. They're more of an adventure, that most people have over-looked (much like Fulton Cemetery. After I returned from my last trip there (getting the previous picture requests) I noticed that there hadn't been any pictures of the gravestones at find-a-grave! These are the cemeteries I like to find!
So today, I went back, and photographed every legible headstone there. I just finished uploading them.
By the way, the link you left for the 42-page history, must have been incomplete, as it didn't take me anywhere. Then I noticed that it was missing the " http//: ". So I don't know what else was missing as well.
Anyway, I fulfilled all the requests you had for that cemetery. The other two either have no headstones, or they're unreadable.
|MRB||RE: Jane Campbell (Shaw) Welch #141405169|
You're welcome! It's no problem at all, I've transferred her to you. There are a few other Welch's there that I've added. Would you like those, too?
Added by MRB on Jul 27, 2015 7:10 AM
Marguerite, Thank you so much for taking time to get these photos. Much appreciation for your efforts. Ron
|Jo Ann Kaufman||two Abrams, the other born 1821|
uh-oh... I did an Abram Fish in MI search and two popped up, the other born in 1821 and buried in Hillsdale County. Yup, this family will make us crazy.
|Jo Ann Kaufman||RE: Rachel Fish updating|
Hi, again, Marguerite
That informant on Mary's death certificate was a cousin of Abram's and living with them in the 1900 census. Foote was also a prominent name here at that time so I'm not going to worry about it. In 1850, Rachel "Payment" and Abram Fish were in Detroit with his brother, A. A. Fish whose wife, Maria could well have been Mary Ann Parment who later married a Bird? That might also be the explanation why Mary Ann and Jane Willing returned to Mayville about the same time as Jane's husband, Albert H. Willing, is buried out there, too, the only Willing in that cemetery. Meanwhile, any idea what happened to William Fish, age 3m in the 1860 census only? Mary and Charles are in your cemetery with their parents but not William. I think it's time the Parment descendants worried about these mysteries. Thanks again for your help!
|Ellen SP||Ludeman family|
Thanks for transferring several members of the Ludeman family from Clinton Grove cemetery. I appreciate all of your wonderful work!
Added by Ellen SP on Jul 22, 2015 11:16 PM
|Diggin for one||Charles B Hubbard|
Thank you so much for attempting to photograph Charles' marker for me. I am sorry for the extra effort it took to attempt to locate his marker. Thank you so much for adding the burial location. I greatly appreciate your time and efforts. I hope the day was beautiful for the cemetery walk and kudos to you for getting healthier at the same time you are helping such a wonderful project.
|Marvin & Samme Templin||Donald Templin|
Thanks for filling our request.
|Donna||RE: Hannah Gallagher|
thank you - I will contact them.
Added by Donna on Jul 21, 2015 10:34 AM
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