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Mary Harrell-Sesniak (#46488639)
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Bio Photo Findagrave has a wonderful feature that allows memorial holders to update many requests at a time, but only if done via the Edit tab --- so please try that before leaving information on the profile page! This feature is a true blessing.


Please keep your requests via the "other" information option to a minimum, as the workload has become unsustainable.

Over zealous senders may find theirs deleted. Hope they switch to messages via flowers. Thank you.

Obits under copyright should be summarized and will not be posted, so please do not send them. In most cases, there is a 72-year or longer time period.

If you wish to download one of my tombstone pictures, you may do so for personal usage and should give proper credit. Under no circumstances should they be added to other sites (such as Ancestry) as if they are your own.

Photographs of individuals require PERMISSION, and if lifted from here without appropriate permission or credit are subject to licensing fees.

Please follow Findagrave guidelines to be within a few generations and a direct descendant. For older ones, please communicate the reason.

As the number of memorials I manage increases, I sometimes elect to transfer without being asked. If you received a transfer and do not wish to manage it, please transfer back.
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Denise Phillips
Eliza Palmer Hirst
I am the 3g-granddaughter of Eliza buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Camden. I would like to have you transfer her Find A Grave Memorial# 90888767 to me, if you don't mind.
Denise Phillips
Added by Denise Phillips on May 20, 2016 9:09 AM
Mary Hammond
Ann Hendricks Stewart's dau, Eliza Jane
Hurrah!!!! After poring over all the 97 documents sent & saved for Patriot, Abram Hendricks, I found that #541199 (Florence Rennie) sent Bible records (certified in 1970) which show Eliza Jane Stewart's birth date, that she married Henry Saunders, that she was a daughter of Ann Hendricks and Jacob Stewart, and that Jacob died in 1880 which conflicted with the year shown on some applications. The pertinent docs are 15, 16 & 20 of the 97. It did not say where Jacob died . Since I canít confirm where he died or was buried, I will leave that part blank and only say that he died in 1880.
Added by Mary Hammond on May 12, 2016 9:41 AM
Rick Valentine
RE: Joseph Macy & Hannah Hobbs
We are obviously related. Contact me direct at and we can chat. RE: The Center of Friends. Joseph Macy and Hannah Hobbs Macy were Quakers and joined the colony of the "Center of Friends". The Center of Friends cemetery is a Quaker cemetery.
Added by Rick Valentine on May 07, 2016 5:33 PM
Bill Macy
Indiana Macy's
Hi Mary - Great job on all the Macy memorials in Indiana. Really appreciate it. Thanks. Bill.
Added by Bill Macy on May 06, 2016 9:58 AM
Mary Hammond
RE: Ann Hendricks Stewart & dau., Eliza Jane
Would you please send me the URL where your Family Bible leaf can be seen/printd or copied? I wonder if it might be the one from the Charles A & Anna Stewart Mock Family Bible which DAR #702701 ( Elizabeth Kaldenberg) cited on her application to document Jacob & wife, Ann Hendricks?.. If she sent a copy, DAR did not keep it. She descends from Jacobís son, Thomas. We are planning to cite her # for generations for Jacob/Ann & Eliza Jane /Henry and hope that Bible page includs Eliza Jane & that it might have been kept when sent by another member.

Thanks for your suggestion about asking for a sextonís record. I found phone # for the Oakview Cemetery in Albia, IA where Eliza Jane was buried, but keep getting a recording. Will try again tomorrow.
Many thanks.
Added by Mary Hammond on May 05, 2016 4:24 PM
Mac McElroy
Baeder Relative?
Hi Mary,

You may notice I was able to document most of the Baeder/Esling family (of whom you maintain) who is interned at Laurel Hill Cemetery, in the Mausoleum located in Section K, Lot 329. The reason for my message was that if you are related to the Baeder or Esling families, you may be interested to know there was another family name also within this Mausoleum by the name "Mallon" (Louise, Dorothy and Roberta). I have created Memorials for each and would be happy to transfer their management to you if you wish &/or are related. Just let me know.

Separately, there are (3) interments within the Mausoleum that for some reason I missed. I hope to return to LHC in JUN and will complete and upload those as well.

Mac McElroy (#47516174)
Added by Mac McElroy on May 04, 2016 2:59 PM
Mary Hammond
Ann Hendricks Stewart & dau., Eliza Jane
I an a member of Findagrave (#48241044) and am a DAR registrar in Phoenix, AZ. I am trying to help a prospective member document that her ancestor, Eliza Jane Stewart who married Henry Saunders was a daughter of Ann Hendricks and Jacob Stewart. I found Eliza J. & Henry just below 55 year old Jacob and the rest of his family on the 1850 census in Washington Twp, Decatur Co., IN.

do you know of any way to document that he & Ann were Eliza Jane's parents? Our prospective's great grandmother was DAR member #82499. She gave no documentation for this parentage and no dates/places for births/deaths of Jacob & Ann.

Eliza Jane & Henry were buried in Albia, Monroe Co., IA. Her memorial # is 98282811 if you wish to connect her to Ann.'s memorial #6148555. .
A more recent DAR member said Jacob was born 4 Oct 1792 in IN & died on 16 Jul 1894 in Albia, IA.

Thanks for any help,
Mary Anne Hammond
Added by Mary Hammond on Apr 30, 2016 1:56 AM
Transfer Request
Anyway I can get George Elmer Batten transferred to me. I would like to add more information and connect him to other family members. He is a ancestor of my husbands mother. He is in Evergreen Cemetary in Camden, NJ....Connie
Added by CONNIE DEEANN REARICK-HIL... on Apr 25, 2016 12:16 AM
bill preston
Frank Robert Baltz
Hi Mary: Thank you for the transfer of Frank's memorial my tree is keeps growing. Bill Preston
Added by bill preston on Apr 14, 2016 9:29 AM
bill preston
Richard Holmes Cheney @ Mt Peace Cem.
Hi Mary: Thank you for Richard's transfer. Bill Preston a cousin.
Added by bill preston on Apr 14, 2016 9:27 AM
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