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Eileen M. (#48159512)
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Bio Photo I am a Florist by profession and a photographer for fun. I have been researching my family forest for several years now. My family includes McPeak, Parkinson, Phelps, Blacklidge, Turner, Harper, Nation, Upton, McMurphy, Raney, Anderson, Morris, Floyd ,Mattingly and Woodruff.




*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•* 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'd 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."
Walter Butler Palmer
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shirley bau
Hope Well Cemetery McLeansboro IL
Thanks to everyone for this site, my family plot is at this Cemetery most Recent a sister Rebecca Carter Meece. I have been fighting with the trustee's this summer over the lack of respect the lawn mower they employ has for our love ones. when he mows ,he throws grass over the monuments to the point you can not read the names and leaves it that way. I have to go out and sweep & wash it off every 2 weeks. I'm thankful that I can do this, a lot of folks can't. Help needed...
Added by shirley bau on Aug 27, 2015 2:45 PM
Michael L. Hébert
RE: Juda Mansell
Hi Eileen -

The 'V' on the headstone is the first letter of her maiden name (Ventress). You'll often find women using the first letter of their maiden name as their middle initial in records and on gravestones. Juda's middle initial is listed as 'M' on the 1880 and 1900 censuses. The Martin came from the research of descendants.

Thanks,
Mike
Added by Michael L. Hébert on Aug 23, 2015 12:20 AM
Sande
Wayne A Williams (Stull)
Thank you for posting pictures of my Uncle's headstone.

Sande
Added by Sande on Jul 26, 2015 5:10 PM
EPS
RE: Hiram J. Phelps
Iam not related to him and will transfer him to you.
Added by EPS on Jul 25, 2015 8:27 AM
Patriot Seeker
Thank you!
I sincerely appreciate your taking the time to photograph my civil war relative Linus Gilbert. My apologies for not writing sooner...for some reason this went to spam. Thanks again!

Rob
Added by Patriot Seeker on Jun 29, 2015 5:46 AM
Charlene Kimpler
Clyde and Lois Lee
Thank you for full filling my request for gravestone photos.
Added by Charlene Kimpler on Jun 06, 2015 5:52 AM
Denmother
Belle Rive Cemetery
Hi Eileen, I recently noticed all the nice photos you posted last year to some of the memorials I created for Belle Rive Cemetery in Jefferson County, IL. Thanks for all your hard work!

-Laurie (Denmother)
Added by Denmother on Jun 04, 2015 9:34 AM
Anonymous
Elizabeth Gentry
Hi, may I copy your photo of my 3rd great grandmother Elizabeth?

Thank you

Jody

godaniel@cox.net
Added by Anonymous on May 26, 2015 12:50 PM
Sharon Rich Pohlman
TRANSFERS
Thank YOU so much for the Rauch transfers! Blessings to YOU! Sharon
Added by Sharon Rich Pohlman on May 12, 2015 5:19 PM
Genealogy Bug Kate
Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens
Thanks for the photos of Louis, Mary and Robert Blessin's markers.
Added by Genealogy Bug Kate on May 09, 2015 3:01 PM
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