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Sandra Lennox (#47383634)
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LyndaE
RE: Mary Hovey, Burial Hill, Plymouth, MA
Sorry for the delay. Mary Morton's date of birth is recorded on the very bottom of page 166 in "Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records 1620-1988." I don't see a way to attach a photograph or I'd just send it.
Added by LyndaE on Sep 20, 2014 6:01 AM
Arnold Grundvig
RE: Sarah Morton's Birthday
LOL.
Added by Arnold Grundvig on Sep 18, 2014 2:18 PM
Chip5610
RE: Nathaniel Goodwin photos
I have had great luck when I write to Photo@. I explain the situation and I usually get the desired results. I might give them the photo you want to post so that they can see how their site would be better with it. They have uploaded photos for me under my account before, so that could work here.
Added by Chip5610 on Sep 16, 2014 8:15 PM
Cupid Tea
Spooner
Dear Sandra,

I do not mean to disrespect you, but I do not agree with your proposal, and I will not delete the drawing. It is the oldest depiction of the stone and aids to show damages to the stone over time. It is historically valuable.

You can however ask FindAGrave to delete the burry images by the user 'TheGuardian' as he or she is inactive.

Best of luck.
Added by Cupid Tea on Sep 16, 2014 5:12 AM
Beth Thurston
James R Carson Hamilon Co. IN
Oops! the cemetery is spelled Scherer Cemetery...not "Sherer."

I apologize for not proof reading.

Beth Thurston
Added by Beth Thurston on Sep 14, 2014 9:42 AM
Beth Thurston
RE: James Carson (Sr.) Hamilton Co, IN
Thank you Sandra for replying. I have the history book that you referred too, and there is much information about my 2nd Great Grandfather.

I have the records from Cicero Cemetery, and it has his family buried there. But, if you check the obituaries of the family members, it says they were buried in Sherer Cemetery,which is also called Crown Hill cemetery. I believe all three cemeteries are posted on find a grave, along with my family members' gravestones.

I uploaded my family in the Scherer Cemetery, and have posted my research and gravestones on each of their memorial pages. My family must have been graveyard hoppers!! Or they bought plots in Cicero, and Crown Hill/Scherer opened up and they decided that would be their final resting place.

I will be researching why they are listed in both cemeteries, and when I figure out what was going on back then, I'll be sure to post it on their memorial pages to end the confusion.

Thanks again for honoring my family. They were very involved in Hamilton County, and the more information that is passed around about them, will help other folks know some of the history and happenings in the county way back in time.

Beth Thurston
Added by Beth Thurston on Sep 14, 2014 9:40 AM
Beth Thurston
James Carson (Sr.) Hamilton Co, IN
Hello Sandra,

I noticed you posted a picture of my 3rd Great Grandfather James R Carson on his memorial page in Cicero Cemetery, Hamilton County, Indiana. I was wondering if you are a descendant.

If you are, I would be happy to share my research with you and would love to find out how we connect.

Thank you,
Beth Thurston
Added by Beth Thurston on Sep 12, 2014 9:11 PM
Butterfly Rose
RE: Infants Churchill
Thank you for the information. I have also asked for pictures of the tombstones.
Thank you for your work and your time.

Added by Butterfly Rose on Sep 12, 2014 8:51 PM
Butterfly Rose
RE: Infants Churchill
I am sorry that it has taken me so long to get back to you. I have made the corrections that you asked of me. Now all I need are the dates. By any chance would you happen to have those?

Added by Butterfly Rose on Sep 11, 2014 7:55 PM
Arnold Grundvig
RE: Sarah Morton's Birthday

I agree that birth and death dates are all over the place, whether from the parents or contemperaneous records. Having conducted many funerals, when a child dies, or any family member, for that matter, there is grief, anguish, and sometimes, confusion. That said, most of that confusion is related to the blur of ongoing events, as they pass through the stages of grief. If anything burns in a parent's mind it is the sweetness of memories of the birth and life of their newly departed child. When they memorialize that child, as on a headstone, their first-hand memories are not to be ignored out of hand.

If parents pay to put a birthdate on a headstone, it is taken at face value. After all, the parents were there. If parents instead put the death date and followed the archaic custom of listing the life span in years, months, and days, why should it be rejected? Does it matter that no records verify the parents' memories?

If we apply your logic across the board, the only dates we would rely on from grave markers would be death dates. All findagrave records would show "Birth: Unknown." Does that make sense? I believe we should do the best we can with the information we have.

Please feel free to reject my birth date calculations if you must. I will continue to calculate birth dates and submit them whenever I find them missing from family members' headstones.










Added by Arnold Grundvig on Sep 09, 2014 4:53 PM
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