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James Lemon (#46987614)
 member for 7 years, 4 months, 11 days
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Bio Photo I am very much enjoying doing our family genealogy and learning about our family. The "Lemon" side, the "Eastman" side (my mother's) and the "Reid" side (my wife's). If anyone has any stories about our families I would love to see them.

I am working with Family Tree Maker 2014. I really enjoy working with this program. This project helps to keep my mind active. Originally from Galesburg, Michigan we now live in Lady Lake, Florida.

Connie and I have taken Genealogical trips researching our families and taking pictures of headstones in many cemeteries. We have been to Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, & Canada recording cemeteries. If anyone has any further information or corrections please feel free to contact me so I can make this information as complete and correct as possible. If I know we have family members in a cemetery I usually take pictures of every legible, and some barely legible, headstones.

Please help me with corrections.If you have additional info or a correction to one or more of my memorials please use the edit button then suggest a correction on that memorial. Leaving me a message makes it harder to make that correction.

These trips have afforded us the pleasure of meeting many distant cousins and we even found the original "Lemon" house built in 1809 and still being lived in in Columbia County, Pennsylvania. I had the pleasure of talking with a man that had grown up in the house and could tell me many stories of its history.

A picture is worth a thousand words and for the most part I only post internments with a picture of the headstone. Consequently I don't always record every inscription on the headstone. It is already written in stone.

We don't take all these pictures as if we're in some sort of a contest. We do it so we can help other people researching for their family members. I much prefer having a picture of the headstone. It is my belief that in death the family is much more likely to record the proper/correct information. It is true that upon rare occasions an engraver will make a mistake but much less likely than a census taker. Census records are a good guide but some people are very lackadaisical in giving the correct information to the census taker or the census taker is only trying to earn a pay check and just writes down what he/she wants, the way he/she hears it and many times very unledgible.

Unfortunately, Connie passed away on February 12, 2011. I will carry on but researching is not the same without her help. I truly miss being able to use her as a sounding board for ideas and problems. We really enjoyed traveling and taking photos of cemeteries.

Family research can be an addiction, it is for me, but it can be very rewarding and is a great avenue for meeting and corresponding with many distant relatives. I wish everyone happy hunting in your research.

Submitting a SAC ("Suggest a Correction" on the Edit tab) is the ONLY way to give me the information I need for corrections or transfer requests. I will not make changes from public messages. Please don't make me turn off public messages. (Public messages don't have the necessary links to do changes efficiently.) I take a lot of time posting these memorials. I am only too happy to make changes when I make a mistake but most of the time these public messages don't have enough information and don't even tell me what cemetery the person is in. I'm an old man and have a severe case of CRS so I'm not going to try to find your memorial in error.

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Nico M
RE: Sarah McGregor
Hi James,
I was wondering if Sarah Jane and Robert are part of your family tree?
Pls. let me know if yes, as Sarah Jane was my GGGrandmother.

Many thanks,
Added by Nico M on Jul 28, 2015 6:57 PM
Nico M
RE: Sarah McGregor
Thank you!!! :)
Yes, very helpful….
Added by Nico M on Jul 27, 2015 11:05 PM
Martha Jane (Schliesser) Hicks
Wertman Memorial
Wow, thank you, James for the speedy transfer of Edwin G. Wertman to me! That was very kind of you! Best wishes!
Added by Martha Jane (Schliesser) ... on Jul 16, 2015 9:11 PM
Kimber Schae
RE: Memorial# 21193446 Ethel Schaefer
Thank you for doing that and responding so quickly.
Added by Kimber Schae on Jul 13, 2015 6:06 AM
Kimber Schae
Memorial# 21193446 Ethel Schaefer
Hi James, I'd first like to thank you for posting the photo of this headstone. Ethel and John Schaefer are my husbands grandparents. I am researching and putting together the family tree and have hit a few roadblocks along the way. I was wondering if you could shed some light on your connection with Ethel and or John. I'm assuming it's Ethel you have the connection. I've not been able to find anything past this and John's Obituary mentioning her. Unfortunately my husbands father is quite ill and is unable to help with this and has shared very little with my husband regarding his grandmother. I'd be willing to fill in blanks for you as far as the children and grandchildren for Ethel and John if you'd like and haven't been able to locate. Any help you could offer is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Added by Kimber Schae on Jul 13, 2015 1:27 AM
James Buchner
Buchners of Lyon's creek
hello, sorry to hear about your wife passing. i am descendant of Capt. Henry Buchner and Joanna Ainsley , i see a Lemon connection that i assume leads to you , contact me and we can chat , is my e-mail. look forward to meeting you .
Added by James Buchner on Jun 29, 2015 5:56 PM
shi m
high resolution photo
I saw your request for help due to difficulty reading on Headstone photo for Christian Lehman F.A.G 40914247
shi m
Added by shi m on Jun 21, 2015 4:21 AM
shi m
your request for photo help
It says image needs help. I may be able to provide some, but the image on the page is only 72 dpi. If you can provide a higher resolution image I may be able to eek out some more detail.
Let me know at
Added by shi m on Jun 20, 2015 6:43 PM
29,000 + Memorials in 7 yrs !!
Good Grief, No wonder I keep seeing your name on so many of my ancestors graves! Just wanted to leave a note since I see your name so often, it seems like I know you. Thanks for your dedication. I have 6 active trees and your name comes up a lot :-). Best from another Searcher, Pam Zepp
Added by PamZ on Jun 09, 2015 6:31 AM
Elaine Vanderwal
Donald Anderson's wife Marion Mackay
I saw your comment on the wife of Donald Anderson #44810289 that you assume his wife Marion Mackay isn't buried in Greenwood Cemetery with him. I think that Marion is still alive... at least she was alive in 2014. Thought you'd like to know and maybe change your note to reflect this somehow. I have emailed someone to find out about Marion. Thanks a million, Elaine
Added by Elaine Vanderwal on Jun 04, 2015 9:27 PM
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