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I LIVE IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS & HAVE BEEN DOING FAMILY GENEALOGY FOR SEVERAL YEARS. |
I ENJOY TAKING PHOTOS OF HEADSTONES FOR OTHER FAMILIES WHICH ARE TOO FAR AWAY TO VISIT THE CEMETERY.
I ADD THE NEWSPAPER OBITUARY (WHEN POSSIBLE), WHICH IS A HELPFUL TOOL FOR FAMILIES WANTING INFORMATION ON A RELATIVE. BEFORE ADDING MY INFORMATION, I CHECK FIND A GRAVE VERY CAREFULLY AS NOT TO HAVE A DOUBLE ENTRY.
GREAT WORK IS BEING DONE WITH FIND A GRAVE. MANY FAMILIES HAVE A CHANCE TO RECONNECT WITH THEIR ROOTS.
(2010-2012) I HAVE WALKED, TRANSCRIBED, & CREATED NEW CEMETERY REFERENCE BOOKS FOR THE MOULTRIE CO. GENEALOGICAL & HISTORICAL SOCIETY. CEMETERIES I HAVE TRANSCRIBED ARE: GREENHILL, MASONIC HOME, FRENCH, GRAHAM CHAPEL, TURNER & KELLER. OTHERS ARE ON MY LIST OF 'TO DO'.
I AM WILLING TO MAKE TRANSFERS WITHIN THE 4 GENERATION "FIND A GRAVE" GUIDELINES WHICH ARE: Spouses, Parents, Brothers and Sisters, Children, Grand-children, Grandparents, and Great-grandparents. Please use the "EDIT" tab to ask for EACH transfer. PLEASE STATE YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO THE DECEASED.
For EXTENDED FAMILY MEMBERS I will gladly make additions, corrections or links.
PLEASE USE the "EDIT" TAB on the upper right side of the memorial to send the information.
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|Sandra Taylor||William "Willie" Maldon French|
William "Willie" Maldon French Find A Grave #49845852 (French Cemetery) was married to my grand aunt, Lillie Valeria Thomas. I notice on his headstone the death date has not been included. Do you live close to Mattoon, Illinois and would it be possible to check for an obituary on him? Living in South Carolina it is impossible at this time to check myself. I have followed his life up until 1953 and he was living in Mattoon, Illinois. He may have lived until 1961. I would appreciate the assistance very much.
|janet donner||wm p patterson|
As usual you do a quick and good job. Thanks for helping out my friend
|Sandra Bathe Cole||RE: Greenhill Cemetery, William Bath Patterson|
Thanks so much for your quick reply and for adding the headstone photo to his memorial! Awesome! I show William's birthdate to be abt Sep 1849 (based on age listed in 1850 and 1860 census records). If the headstone and/or cemetery records show he was 12Y 1M 26D old at death, that would make his death year 1861. It appears the headstone is really worn, so it may be really hard to decipher the death year. What do you think?
I appreciate your time and assistance!
Sandra Bathe Cole
|Sandra Bathe Cole||Greenhill Cemetery, William Bath Patterson|
I was referred to contact you by Janet Donner. She mentioned you had walked the cemetery and taken photos in the last couple of years and you might be able to help me.
I am trying to locate any information or headstone photos on Find A Grave Memorial #34360001, William Bath Patterson. I believe he is the youngest child of my 3x great grandparents (James Bathe and Malinda Powell Bathe). James and Malinda both died around 1853 leaving 6 children. The children were split out among family members. William Bathe (born abt 1849) went to live with David & Polly (Harbaugh) Patterson. Polly Harbaugh was a sister to Sara Harbaugh, who was married to John Powell; John was Malinda Powell's brother.
I feel fairly certain that this is the William "Bathe" I am looking for, but wondered if you might have any other info or possibly a photo of his headstone.
Thanks so much for your time and assistance!
Sandra Bathe Cole, Find A Grave #47260878
thanks for the help and the pictures. I really appreciate it and it looks like its straightened out
Thank you so much! I live in NY and couldn't go there in person to photograph my relatives grave.
Added by tm on Jun 13, 2014 2:11 PM
|janet donner||alvin clay|
you took picture of his wifes stone and thanks for that. but Find A Grave said there was already a picture on her husbands Alvin Clay stone and I dont see one
on the site. was there not one of his stone?
|Carl F.||RE: Harold L. England|
I think it is all corrected, but if not let me know & we can get it the way you want it, ok?
Added by Carl F. on Jun 11, 2014 11:07 AM
Dena Clay has been deleted as per request.
Added by Carl F. on Jun 11, 2014 8:16 AM
|Carl F.||RE: Harold L. England|
I have deleted Harold England photo for you.
Hope that takes care of the problem.
Added by Carl F. on Jun 11, 2014 6:57 AM
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