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William Branch (#48160594)
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I began researching my family around May of 2013. I knew a lot about my maternal grandfather's family, as he had always shared his knowledge with me, and had taken me to cemeteries as I was growing up. I've always known the names going back along my Branch line to the person who originally came from New England to Ohio in the early 1800's. And knew many of the other surnames on my grandfather's father's side... other families that had also settled in Cuyahoga County around the same time.

Most of the families on my grandfather's mother's side were Geauga County settlers.

My maternal grandmother's father's parents were German immigrants, and her mother's parents were from Ireland.

My father's mother is from Alabama, and his father is from West Virginia.

I know people who are skittish about visiting cemeteries, and think of it as something creepy. But I enjoy it. For several reasons.

Currently, I try to contribute to the F.A.G. community by taking photos of neighboring graves whenever I am searching for a relative, distant or close. There are specific cemeteries in which I'd like to take part in getting all internments listed on F.A.G. I'm somewhat new to the whole thing, and not looking to build my numbers up into the hundreds of thousands, but I'd like to put my fare share of work in... and hopefully, find all of my relatives in the process.

Branch, Coyle and Uhlenbecker are the primary surnames that I am currently focused on. Seth Branch being the New England to Ohio migrant, and Coyle and Uhlenbecker being on my grandmother's side. But I am also a descendant of Brainards, Ackleys, Rowleys, Cornwells, Slaghts, Hurds, Bradleys, Parsons, and Smiths... to name a few...
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Smith photo
Please add the wonderful gravestone photo for Hophni Smith to Eliza's memorial page also? I have submitted a photo request. Many thanks!
Added by ca on Jul 21, 2015 9:03 AM
sue sullivan
RE: Fred and Evelyn Annal
I believe they were husband and wife --2nd wife-if you can send me the link I'd appreciate it- thanks for your help
Added by sue sullivan on Jul 31, 2014 6:24 PM
sue sullivan
RE: Fred and Evelyn Annal
Added by sue sullivan on Jul 31, 2014 9:43 AM
sue sullivan
Annal stones in Riverside
are the Fred and Evelyn stones next to each other here?
Added by sue sullivan on Jul 30, 2014 7:49 PM
Forbes - Denison Cemetery
Thanks bunches for adding pics, god bless
Added by Coleman on Jul 23, 2014 5:21 AM
Joel Davison
RE: Theodore Forbes
Thanks! I'm sorry there wasn't a plot number listed. Hopefully you didn't have any trouble finding it. :-)
Added by Joel Davison on Jul 22, 2014 9:55 PM
Joel Davison
Theodore Fobes photo
Thank you very much for taking the photo of Theodore Fobes' tombstone. Your efforts are appreciated!

Added by Joel Davison on Jul 22, 2014 6:52 PM
Louis M.
RE: Mabel Becker
Indeed there was, however it is partially submerged. Contact Rose Hills and they will fix it at no charge. They will notify you when it's done, then I suggest you place your photo request.

Added by Louis M. on Nov 17, 2013 2:19 PM
Jack S.
RE: Seth Branch
Thank you for asking and you may use the photo. Jack
Added by Jack S. on Aug 02, 2013 5:04 AM
angel searcher
RE: Caroline and William Uhlenbecker
You are very welcome, and thank you for your offer of help. I believe family should be with family, and I am glad I could help.
Added by angel searcher on Jun 29, 2013 1:24 PM
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