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Deborah Rudy (#47416386)
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Bio Photo I saw my aunt spend more than 2 decades on foot, in letters of inquiry and on the phone, tracing our maternal line back to three different passengers on the Mayflower. It's simply wonderful now to be able to do so much ancestor research online, thanks in part to Find A Grave VOLUNTEERS!

I'm tracing my paternal line, which is presenting so many challenges. They traveled from northern Switzerland to PA in the early 1700's and their records and graves are well hidden by the passage of time. When I do find their kin, I know I will want to see photos of their graves, to glean data and leads, and will need help from Find A Grave photo volunteers. So, in return, I am happy to help fulfill requests for photos of your ancestors headstones in my hometown cemeteries or nearby.

I know the frustration of finding a long lost relative's grave on Find A Grave, but only seeing the year of birth, year of death and partial name entered, and no headstone photo. So I am adding as many headstone photos as I can to already posted, memorials from cemeteries in my hometown from the 1700, 1800 and early 1900's that have no photo.

I work from actual headstones, not from published lists of graves, and I confirm my photo data with Federal census records, town records, historical county records, birth, marriage and deaths from church records and Federal mortality schedules. Every fact for any photo or memorial I post has been researched. So if you send me an edit, please also cite the source of the edit information.

On the memorials of local graves that I add, I am adding whatever local info about the person that I can find. I have spent many hours trying to translate and/or decipher worn away letters on hundreds of local headstones.

If, in turn, my helping others to find their ancestors, will lead to someone finding my long lost PA. Shaffer pre-1860 kinfolk, their first names, and their burial places, then the kindness will come full circle.

Working to decipher the words on the oldest headstones, before they become too weathered to read, is not just my hobby, but a way to preserve the past.
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Susan Billow
The following is listed on find a grave:
Death: Jan. 1, 1925

According to family & death certificate, the year should be 1929.
Thank you,
great-grandson of Susan Billow
Added by AW on Nov 14, 2015 12:31 PM
Tracey Dicely
Eliza Scholl
I haven't looked at any paperwork that I have here for the Anspach family but I got info from
Added by Tracey Dicely on Aug 18, 2015 6:29 PM
Caleb Cushing
Theophilus Sargent
I added the second wife Sarah Jane Ferris Judkins Sargent to the profile. I don't see that findagrave has added any of the other information that you mentioned to the memorial yet...if it doesn't show up soon you can send it to me and I will add it.
Added by Caleb Cushing on Aug 08, 2015 5:04 PM
Dr. J The Seeker
RE: Wade
Hi Deborah,


I do have a question about her Mother. I found a Church document that has Moyer, Spouse of Benjamin Moyer born in 1812, buried 17 Oct 1889. It lists the burial as Anconia Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA
Do you have any other info on Mom

would love a headstone

Added by Dr. J The Seeker on Jul 28, 2015 8:02 PM
Abigail Rollins Sargent
Just wanted to add, it was exciting to find Theophilus in South Dakota and Sarah J. as well. Wouldn't have guessed it if it wasn't for Find A Grave. I also located Nathanial, Abigail's brother and have sent info through the tab to link his 2nd wife and also her maiden name etc. She died at her daughter's in Portland, Oregon. Her son Conrad is buried in CA and I have sent a link through the tab plus info for him. Lucy Emma Rollins died single in Oregon at 88y but no burial info. Looks like we both gave them a lot of attention today.
Added by Coxie on Jul 28, 2015 4:39 PM
Abigail Rollins Sargent
I also did the same research have beat me to it. Are you related?
Added by Coxie on Jul 28, 2015 4:19 PM
Abigail Rollins Sargent
I see that you have taken the link I posted on her site and added the information. I am withdrawing my request for a transfer.
Added by Coxie on Jul 28, 2015 3:52 PM
Dr. J The Seeker
Elizabeth Moyer Wade wife of Jefferson
I am looking for Elizabeth's grave. According to her death certificate, like his, it says burial in Harrisburg. However, she died a Guest of the Methodist Home in Tyrone, and I have not been able to find her. Is there any possibility she is in the same cemetery, as Jefferson?
Thank you
Added by Dr. J The Seeker on Jul 19, 2015 4:12 PM
Dennis Brandt
Joseph Griffith photo
Thank you!
Added by Dennis Brandt on Jul 15, 2015 12:57 PM
RE: Ruth Field
Also I can look at the actualy Vital Records of Saint Albans, but it also has the marriage of Benjamin Field and Ruth Ann Leach as 19 September 1842.
Added by PMSmith on Jul 05, 2015 2:09 PM
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