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genealogyfever (#46554566)
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Bio Photo I started doing genealogy in 1996, when my husband's family passed around old photos and other information at a family reunion. I have been hooked every since!

I am not sure how I stumbled onto the Findagrave site, but when I saw what they were doing, I decided to start putting on-line the information that I have. Then I realized the potential of this site, by housing grave stones before cemeteries could be destroyed by moving or vandals, I started driving to area cemeteries and copying headstone information.


Instead of creating memorial pages, I am concentrating on getting the "149 Million" memorials linked together. Don't get me wrong, I still make memorial pages as well as photograph cemeteries, however, my main interest right now is getting families linked together.

Please do not duplicate memorials! It makes it difficult to link families together and/or complete cemeteries when there are duplications. First do a search of the whole website AND then if you know the cemetery, search the cemetery as well...Thank you for your consideration.

Please make note: It is NOT a "numbers" game to me, I do this to honor the deceased! I spend upwards of 10+ hours a day on the computer working on It does not matter who has the memorial page, if I can add information, I send it to the creator, if it is a relative and I have a photo, I add it to the memorial page...what is important here is NOT that I have maintenance of a relative's memorial page, it is that someone cared enough to go out and photograph that memorial so that I and future generations can see the headstone!

Not to upset or belittle anyone, but I WILL ONLY MAKE PERMANENT TRANSFERS WITHIN THE GUIDELINES OF FINDAGRAVE.COM that being 4 GENERATIONS: Spouses, Parents, Brothers and Sisters, Children, Grand-children, Grandparents, and Great-grandparents. Please use the "EDIT" tab to ask for EACH transfer. PLEASE STATE YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO THE DECEASED and your member id#, without these, your request will be deleted.

For EXTENDED FAMILY MEMBERS or all other requests, I will gladly make additions, corrections or links. PLEASE USE the "EDIT" TAB on the upper right-hand corner of the memorial to send the information. This sends me a direct link to the memorial page required to make the changes. I delete all requests left on my "bio" page or sent to me in a e-mail. Don't forget to send the memorial numbers for links.

If you are seeking transfer to "have all my family together" ~ use the virtual cemetery button. Then all of the memorials will be in the same "cemetery", and you can look at them daily.


Please DO NOT leave biographical information and obituaries in a virtual flower. This is against policy...and the flower will be reported as "abused". As stated, I do make corrections when asked, as well as as try to give credit where credit is due.


Thanks to all of you who have sent additional information for the memorials.


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paula hopkins rink
RE: # 117362706 Arabella Lampkins
I'm emailing you more information about this family. Thanks! Great job!!!!

Paula Rink
Added by paula hopkins rink on Oct 13, 2016 11:33 AM
24256372 and 42066935
There are two postings for her and it would be nice if one of you would remove one. This lady is my 4th great aunt and I have emailed in the past to get this done, however, no on has taken care of it.
Added by Aylor-JoAnn on Sep 22, 2016 3:41 PM
The one sparks that I need more info on is # 41511709 the other wm J Sparks that I have info on is 37093722 I am also corresponding with another Find A Grave member and they are helping me with the other Wm J Sparks 37093722 so can you help me with John William (also went by William J-Thanks
Added by Roxanne on Sep 08, 2016 9:11 PM
william J sparks or John wm
I came across your info on him and I need more-there is 2 William j Sparks now on Find A Grave and I need more info on yours-do you know the parents name? I am doing ancestry work and the Sparks come into my family line and I found some info the other day in Boone iowa-but I need your input and I will probably have to stop at the courthouse in Boone iowa to make a exact date of death on the other wm J Sparks-as I found another date-Thanks
Added by Roxanne on Sep 08, 2016 10:29 AM
Elah Lucas
First let me say thank you for all your work you do, and thank you for making changes/corrections when needed

Elah Lucas born March 17, 1887 was the s/o John Bennington Lucas and Martha Ann Butcher, Chambers is incorrect. But it is correct in Parents (part)

There were two more siblings
William Edgar Lucas: Memorial# 19276306 and
Mary Florence Lucas: Memorial# 51648251

Thank you from the Lucas Family
Judy Lucas Hudson w/o Tony Ray Hudson
Memorial# 167571699

d/o Freddie Lee Lucas and Patricia Alice Colbert
Memorial# 10300347 Memorial# 10965254

s/o William Edgar Lucas Nancy Florence Deckard
s/o John Bennington Lucas and Martha Ann Butcher
Added by Judy on Sep 03, 2016 8:16 PM
Forget Me Not
RE: Lena E Phillips Allen - 52911135
The photos have been removed. Thank you so much catching my mistake.
Added by Forget Me Not on Aug 27, 2016 10:17 PM
Shirley Mitchell
James Osgood #50696622
I have a question on James's bio. You list that his daughter is Alice (Osgood) Bennett. Do you know what Bennett she married, or possibly when she died?

She was first married to Erastus A Crawford in March 1898; then he died in Oct 1898 in Dover, NH. I haven't been able to track her down after that. He was 73 and she was only 31, so I do imagine she remarried but can't find it anywhere.

Shirley Mitchell
Added by Shirley Mitchell on Aug 27, 2016 1:50 PM
Christine Morrill
RE: William Bennett - 47947791
Thank you!
Added by Christine Morrill on Aug 26, 2016 6:35 PM
William Hutton
I think I have a 3rd wife for this William Hutton #33303677. Maybe not. I have a Rebecca Addington, Walker, Brizendine who m a William Hutton Jul 2 1889 in Hancock Co IN. Apparently in their old age. I have searched and searched and cannot prove this. Either my resources are correct or this is the wrong William Hutton in Hancock Co.

Sure would like to know for sure.


Added by Faith on Aug 25, 2016 11:25 AM
Diane Mills
Hotchkiss on Esther Gillette's stone
Memorial 46251617

Hello, I am wondering if the Hotchkiss people on Esther Mills Gillette's stone are related to Hotchkiss families who once lived in Lenawee County Michigan (where Esther grew up). I am Diane Mills who set up the memorials for Esther's parents.
Added by Diane Mills on Aug 08, 2016 10:01 AM
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