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Bio Photo I'm retired. I've been doing genealogy since about 1991. Like many genealogists I enjoy walking through old cemeteries and wondering about the lives of those who are laid to rest below my feet.

Contact me, VIA THE EDIT TAB on a memorial,

if I have entered info of a friend or loved one and there is an error to be fixed or additions to be made. I welcome a POLITE request for changes, corrections, etc. Again a POLITE request.

PLEASE USE THE TAB on the specific memorial to send or suggest corrections or ask questions. DEMANDS OR RUDENESS WILL BE IGNORED.


Thank you.
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Claudia Davenport-Sullivan
David Potts & Alice Croasdale
Memorial# 63486604 and # 63486782 – David & Alice (Croasdale) Potts did not have daughter Sarah; nor was a "Sarah" mentioned in his Will dated 13 Nov 1730, Proved 26 Nov 1730, Inventoried 4 Dec 1730, Will Book E page 142. ~~ Correct translation for “8th month" is October for the birth of Alice Croasdale; prior to Sept 1752 the 1st month of the year was March, 11th and 12th were Jan and Feb of the following year, creating the system of doubling dating the years. See Julian Calendar and Penn’s “Great Laws …” Unfortunately, people are using F-A-Gravefor their factual ancestry information and these two memorials are not correct.
Added by Claudia Davenport-Sulliva... on Sep 08, 2014 4:40 PM
Joyce Hoffmann
RE: Jonas Potts
I will be happy to share information I have. Jonas was my 7th great grandfather. Do you have email address I can send it to?

Added by Joyce Hoffmann on Sep 07, 2014 7:26 AM
D Reed
RE: Mendenhall - Embree family
Unfortunately, I do not have any photos of Charles and Mary. I do, however, have a few of Joseph and Roseanna, and the house they lived in. Someone, like yourself, realized we were somewhat related and sent them. If you would like those, I would be glad to email them to you. Just let me know.

D Reed
Added by D Reed on Aug 26, 2014 3:27 PM
Melissa McSweyn Foster
RE: Military service
Thanks! I sure will!
Added by Melissa McSweyn Foster on Aug 25, 2014 6:50 AM
Capt. Mildred McAfee Horton
Thanks for sending the edit to add her rank. Don't know why I didn't think to add it originally.

By my grandpa's generation, the family had lost the knowledge of who exactly their McAfee ancestors were, save that they were from Kentucky. Several of them believed we were connected to the Parkville McAfees (Capt. McAfee's branch), who are descendants of the Mercer Co., KY, McAfees. When I started my family history search in the early 1990's, one of the first things I did was tackle this. That family is well documented, and I did not find a link to my line, which turned out to be from Garrard Co., KY, and probably NC before that. The McDuffie/Macfie DNA project shows, however, that our lines are closely connected and so my branch and the Mercer Co. McAfees likely had a common ancestor in Northern Ireland.

I was proud to serve both on active duty and in the Navy Reserves. The experience and opportunities have affected my whole life for the better.

Mildred McAfee Horton was a pioneer, and has a place in history even though Findagrave rejected designating her as a famous person.
Added by Cheryl on Aug 05, 2014 9:35 AM
David Fisher
RE: Photos
You are very welcome. I do enjoy working on findagrave and family tree maker.
Added by David Fisher on Aug 03, 2014 12:56 AM
RE: Harold S Sweet
He is my Uncle
Added by donna on Jun 30, 2014 12:04 AM
RE: Alma (Rawls) Parkhill

No, I am not related to either. This whole endeavor started by researching Benitha Pointon - wife of Isaac. Benitha and Mary Abagail Cook Rawls are sisters. Benitha was married first to Franklin Sodders. They had two children. Benitha is buried in the Galum Presbyterian Cemetery in Perry County, Illinois. I entered most of that cemetery and my mother was a member of that church as a little girl. She maintained her membership there even after we moved. We are in Southern Illinois for a family reunion and was taking some more photos there until I got rained out. I do my best to link people to their spouses and parents - which means I have to do research. Yours is quite the fun family to research. I have suggested for most of the Rawls children of Rev. James Sherman Rawls and Mary Abagail Cook be linked to parents and spouse. It is always exciting to find as much info as there is on this family.

Blessings and Take Care
Added by Zoeangel on Jun 12, 2014 10:04 PM
Floyd Merriman
I'm sorry, sir, but I have no other information pertaining to this gentleman. I just took a photo of his gravesite. Best of luck to you...
Added by Jeterbug on Jun 09, 2014 6:10 PM
Harvey Burke at Forest Home Cemetery
Good morning Sir/Ma'am. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to contact Forest Home Cemetery and obtain the grave location (Section & Lot numbers) for your photo request(s), ask them whether or not there is a grave marker, and then either post this information to the memorial or send it to me.

Forest Home Cemetery: 708-366-1900 or 773-287-0772

Should you choose not to accept this mission, your photo request will most likely continue to go unfulfilled. This message will not self destruct in five seconds. Good luck! Ace

His memorial:

Forest Home is a massively humongous cemetery with well over 100,000 burials, and the information is vital in order to photograph a grave for you. Forest Home disavows all photo volunteers, refusing to aid them in finding graves, so your mission is indispensable and integral to helping fulfill your photo request.

From the Find A Grave Dossier: All personnel are advised that Find A Grave states it is the responsibility of the photo requestor to provide the grave plot (section and lot number) to assist the volunteer photographers.

Mission Success: Last year I successfully completed 200 photo missions at Forest Home Cemetery that had the grave location provided by the photo requestor. In just over a year I have successfully concluded over 1,400 photo missions with over 600 already successfully completed in 2014.

Mission Failure: Impossible
Added by Ace on Jun 05, 2014 3:28 AM
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