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J&D Peterson (#46859770)
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Bio Photo I am an avid genealogist and have been researching my family and my husband's family for 35+ years. We have traveled quite a bit to find ways around my "brick walls" and have been to lots of cemeteries and taken lots of pictures. I'm glad to have a chance to share some of this information on Find A Grave. My husband, Jim, deserves credit for all of the pictures as he patiently visits cemetery after cemetery with me.

PLEASE if you find an error or have additional information on any of the people I have posted, email me. I will be glad to make additions and corrections so that the information is as accurate as possible.

I am doing Find A Grave work to honor our ancestors and, hopefully, to help others find information on their own ancestors. The pictures that we have taken may be used by families and descendants. However, pictures taken for 19th and 20th Indiana soldiers have been taken for the 19th Indiana web site of Phil Harris and may NOT be posted on other web sites without my permission.

Thanks to all of you who have posted information and photos on Find A Grave. This is a great way to preserve information, and in doing so, preserve our past.

I found this letter in the bio of Bobby Jett and had to add it to my bio as well. Genealogists do indeed feel this connection.

"Dear Ancestor"

Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.

It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.

Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.

Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.

I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

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Leslie
Denniston photos
Thanks so much for getting these pictures! I very much appreciate it.
Added by Leslie on Oct 25, 2014 7:24 AM
Carolyn Blount
Hezekiah's TS
May I also use the photo of Hezekiah's tombstone, again with credit to you, of course?
Carolyn F. Blount, Seattle
cblount@vendor.net
Added by Carolyn Blount on Oct 21, 2014 2:13 PM
Dee Billings-Gonzales
Evergreen photos
Hi, you recently took several photos for me in Evergreen cemetery. Some photos you were able to get & some you weren't. But, for all of your effort I just want to say a sincere heartfelt thank you so much. I really appreciate all the volunteers help.
Added by Dee Billings-Gonzales on Oct 05, 2014 11:46 AM
Carmelita Tieskotter
Woods Cemetery
Thank you so much for taking the photos of the Richard, Brewer and Blythe tombstones at Woods Cemetery. I really appreciate your time and effort!
Added by Carmelita Tieskotter on Oct 01, 2014 4:17 PM
Sgt Daxter
Mary Ellen Wilcox Parker
Thanks for taking and adding the photo's to the memorial for Mary Ellen Wilcox Parker.

D. Hawpe
Added by Sgt Daxter on Sep 30, 2014 7:40 AM
L Maffett
Walter & Lillie May Cain
Thanks for the great photo!!
Added by L Maffett on Sep 29, 2014 5:53 PM
bjw36
Pruitt Photo's
Thank you J&D for the Pruitt headstone photo's.
Added by bjw36 on Sep 28, 2014 9:22 PM
Judith Heckard Mathias
Thank You
Added by Judith Heckard Mathias on Sep 28, 2014 7:08 PM
GrammaL
Harry Daw
J&D,
Thanks so very much for taking the time to travel out to the cemetery and take a picture of Harry's stone for me. It is GREATLY appreciated!
Beth
Added by GrammaL on Sep 28, 2014 6:04 AM
Betty Judy
Dale and Erma Judy Hessman
J&D,
Thank you for the picture of Dale.
Betty
Added by Betty Judy on Sep 27, 2014 7:08 AM
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