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Anne Shurtleff Stevens (#46947920)
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Bio Photo Our findagrave activity stemmed from my love of genealogy, photography and old gravestones, strengthened when we saw the damage one year of weather does to an older stone that cannot stand the test of time well. We believe everyone deserves to be remembered, beyond plain, cold statistics, and document as much as we are able, especially as we travel. This is a wondrous site where the upcoming generations can easily find their history and ancestors. Even after we are gone, our work will remain. Thank you, Findagrave.

We are all simply the guardians of those we have kindly added until their family comes along. I am eager to transfer anyone who is not family to family. People with kind, sincere words thrill me.

I take my heritage, 'graving' and documentation very seriously and most respectfully. Accuracy is of the most utmost importance to me, not who 'owns' a memorial. If I have made an error, please, please, let me know, politely. Cooperation is the entire point of this site. I now understand why people leave Findagrave.

I spend over half my time on Findagrave JUST sending edits to admin for duplicates, not documenting cemeteries any more. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE double check before you add a historical person from the 1600's or back. Nine times out of ten, they have already been added. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE read the FAQ concerning BURIALS UNKNOWN. They are to be used for RECENT deaths only, not your 176th great grandfather whose burial is 'not located yet.'

Do not use my photos without permission, and ask BEFORE you use them. Simple, reasonable.

USE THE MEMORIAL EDIT/SUGGESTION OPTION ON THE MEMORIAL you want updated for updates requests, transfer requests, general inquiries ANY memorial. I will IGNORE AND DELETE suggestions, requests and updates and inquiries left HERE or in EMAIL, as they are REPEATEDLY, DESPITE THIS stupidly bold NOTICE.
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RE: Mr Able
Because I went fat fingered on that one! My error. Will resend.
Added by GerbLady on Jul 23, 2014 2:01 PM
Glenda Ragan
Old Auburn
I just got back from a camping trip to the coast. If you need me to take any photos for you, let me know.

Added by Glenda Ragan on Jul 22, 2014 9:29 PM
Sarah D
Zilpha B Shurtleff Thomas
Hi Anne,

Glad you were happy with the photo I'd posted. I've taken pictures of all the older stones at that cemetery and will get all loaded. Perhaps you'll see another person you'd be interested in. My dad's buried there so I'm in Middleboro every few weeks if I can help you find something.

Take care,
Sarah D
Added by Sarah D on Jul 21, 2014 11:13 AM
T Gilmore
Ricchard of York
My apologies, now I've confused myself. Memorial #11543649 is on Richard Plantagenet of York, 1411-1460. This memorial was added in 2005.

Your Memorial #106879478, added March 2013, is on Richard Plantagenet of Conisbrough, 1385-1415--not Richard of York, his son.

To make it all the more confusing, Memorial #120504008 is also on Richard Plantagenet of Conisbrough, and this was added November 2013.

Again, I'm not sure which records were merged, but somehow something is amiss.

Added by T Gilmore on Jul 17, 2014 7:30 PM
T Gilmore
RE: Richard of York
On Memorial #106879478, you have the name listed as Richard of York, 1385-1415. This should be Richard Plantagenet of Conisbrough, 3rd Earl of Cambridge. This individual married Anne Mortimer and Maud Clifford. His son by Anne Mortimer was known as Richard Plantagenet of York, 3rd Duke of York, 1411-1460. This Richard married Cecily Neville.

I received a message that this particular memorial had been merged with another. I am not sure if this was #11543649, also a memorial on Richard Plantagenet of Conisbrough, 3rd Earl of Cambridge, or #120504008, a memorial on Richard Plantagenet of York.

All I can tell is that these two Richards are showing as siblings in the relationships when they are, in fact, father and son.
Added by T Gilmore on Jul 17, 2014 7:15 PM
Billie Jasper
Richard Baldwin
Hello Anne,

Thank you for yet another gracious transfer; this time of my ancestor, Richard Baldwin. Thank you for taking care of this memorial until you felt it was the time to pass it along. I aspire to be more like your presence on
Added by Billie Jasper on Jul 17, 2014 1:28 PM
Julie H. Lake
Grandma Bruen
Well, when you put it that way, I'd be happy to mind my 9th Great Grandma Mary Bruen, even though I have no idea what is involved in the role of memorial caretaker.
Glad you didn't try to pawn off my awful 17th GG Philipe Capet to me too; he'd be a handful. Looks like he's in the hands of The Authorities, now.
I haven't wanted to caretake any memorials because of the weird power struggles I've witnessed here. There seems to be some sort of contest going on that I don't know about, to see who can hoard the most ancestors and not share them, or something? Anyway, if there's a way for you to show me the list of memorials you've created, I'd be happy to take any of my relatives that might be on it off your hands. You are just lovely to want to send them "home' to family!
Please let me know if there's a way.
Thanks, Anne!

Added by Julie H. Lake on Jul 16, 2014 11:33 PM
Our Family History
Thank You for this information.

Added by Our Family History on Jul 16, 2014 2:15 PM
Julie H. Lake
Margaret Bruen
Hi Anne,
Oh dear, I didn't ask you to transfer her to me! Did you want me to maintain this one? I haven't been interested so far in maintaining memorials, just taking photos, but if you need me to take it on, I can. Just wanted to clarify that when I wrote to you with a little typo correction, I didn't intend to ask for a transfer.
Let me know what you'd like to do. Thanks!
Added by Julie H. Lake on Jul 15, 2014 4:26 PM
Billie Jasper
Sir Edward Clere
Thank you so much for the gracious transfer of Sir Edward Clere. I promise to take good care of him.
Added by Billie Jasper on Jul 14, 2014 7:15 PM
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