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Shelley Edwards (#46434886)
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Bio Photo I started my interest in genealogy when I wanted to join the DAR and thought that my Great-grandmother was a member (she was actually in the Daughter's of America). I thought that I would be able to apply by proving my relationship to her. But, I realized that I would have to find and prove my ancestry to my Revolutionary War Hero instead. I have found several Rev War Heros since, one being James Craig. I have since have become addicted to it. In the process of collecting information, I realized how important gravesite information was for records. I wanted to make as much FREE information available to everyone as possible! Also, accuracy is important to me. I place high importance to including what was written on the headstone. I've noticed that some people skip that.

I promise to not create memorials based on obituaries published before the actual burial or even recent to the actual death. This is in poor form and disrespectful to those still mourning their loved ones. If you do it, you must cite the source, you cannot copy the picture published unless you are the owner, and you cannot include the names of the living, as per the rules given by findagrave.

I had several people contact me about the Old City vs Trinity Episcopal Church Cemeteries. Back around 2001? I visited the location of these cemeteries in Galveston, TX. This was before I knew about findagrave. I had the information written from the markers as well as photos of some of them posted on another website for TX cemeteries. What I didn't know was that while they are at the same location, the name of the cemetery depends on which sector that you are in. The only sign that was posted on that end of the cemetery was Old City. Once someone notified me, I went back in 2006 and noted where my markers were located. By that time, people had used what I put on the other website and posted it on here, but, the incorrect cemetery name!

Please feel free to contact me about any questions and/or corrections of any records that I have. If you have your messages disabled or do not provide an e-mail, I cannot answer your questions
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Idabelle N. Schirmer
Hi - Idabelle was my grandmother - would you please add her husband and children to her info. Her maiden name was Biehler

Her husband was Louis Frederick Schirmer #73036570
Her sons were Louis Ernest #73078295
Leroy Arhur #73034022

Her father was Constantine Leopold Biehler #85791500
mother - Adelaide Kirker - 73037266

Added by Gan on Apr 20, 2014 9:33 PM
Kelly K
Trinity/Old City
I have come across alot of your memorials in Trinity Episcopal Cemetery. There is so much confusion on that cemetery and Old City cemetery but your burials online seems to fit with my interpretation. When I was there last weekend there is a sign that says Episcopal Cemetery. But there are so many duplicates in Old City Cemetery that I went searching online to see why. Did you know there is a transcription online at made by you for many of the graves you put in Trinity but the transcription says Old City? I took so many photos only in Trinity only to find they already online at Old City.
Added by Kelly K on Feb 03, 2014 6:09 AM
Deborah Shelton Wood
James Currie

Thank you for adding the photo of the marker for James Currie, Find A Grave number, 28036878.

I made the memorial.
I have a clearer version of the marker I'd like to replace it with if you don't mind deleting yours?

With appreciation
Added by Deborah Shelton Wood on Aug 01, 2013 12:01 AM
Merrylyn Sawyer
6770769 Lewis Skillings
Could you please correct the age at death of Lewis Skillings? You probably made a typo. It should read: 79 yrs 9 mos 13 days. Thank you.
Added by Merrylyn Sawyer on Jun 02, 2013 7:22 PM
Michael Cremer
Thank you Shelley. I appreciate your kind help.
Added by Michael Cremer on Aug 23, 2012 8:51 AM
Michael Cremer
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Would you mind adding the information below to W.C. King 55329181. His full name is William Clanton King or "Clanton" & his parents are:
Mother Bertha 61134825
Father Will 61134802

Added by Michael Cremer on Aug 22, 2012 9:39 PM
Michael Cremer
King transfer?
Thank you Shelley for adding WC (55329181) and Ada (55329249) King to Find A Grave. Would you mind transferring them to me? They are my wife's uncle & his wife. I have added other family members to the Rehobeth Cemetery (Rankin Co., MS) listing and would like to link them. Or, if you would like, I can provide you with the information I have. Either way is fine. I really appreciate all your hard work.
Added by Michael Cremer on Jul 28, 2012 9:10 PM
Thanks for the Updates on the Brann and Cookman family, I have made the changes. Marsha
Added by MGBVA on Sep 27, 2011 6:45 AM
Patricia Langley Harvey
Added by Patricia Langley Harvey on Apr 10, 2011 1:20 PM
Baxter B. Fite III
Elias Sparrow, Co. C, 86th Illinois
Dear Shelly, For the past 26 years, I have been searching for the 992 men who served in the 86th Regiment of Illinois Volunteer Infantry from Central Illinois during the Civil War. During this time, I have locate about 810 of them. One of the men who has always eluded me is Private Elias Sparrow, of Co. C of the 86th. For the most part, I have been looking for him out west, especially in Arkansas, as some of the surviving members of the 86th were of the belief that Elias went west. Is it possible he went east? Can you tell me anything about the Elias Sparrow that you have set up a Find A Grave site for? My Elias Sparrow should have been born about 1842, which your is. Does your Elias Sparrow have any sort of Military Marker at the foot of his grave or a G.A.R. Star on his grave or anything that makes you think he was a veteran of the Civil War? Have you ever looked for an obituary for this Elias Sparrow? I will close and get this off to you, but I am looking forward to hearing from you. This email leaves Peoria with prayers that it finds its way to you and finds you doing well. Thanks for all you're doing for Find A Grave. Sincerely, Baxter
Added by Baxter B. Fite III on Jan 24, 2011 5:05 PM
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