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Shmilybrandon (#46939657)
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Bio Photo "When I go to a cemetery, I don't just see tombstones. I see families there. I see history there. I see much more than just a stone..."

I've been working on genealogy for about 10 years now. I stumbled upon this site and so impressed with the idea that I decided to volunteer and add graves as I ran across them. It saddens me to see the state of some of the graveyards I've visited, but I feel like I'm helping save part of history by photographing the stones that are still there. If I can be of any help just let me know.

"Genealogy is the art of collecting tidbits of the lives of those who came before us. And a genealogist sorts, organizes and nurtures this info for the purpose of paying it forward to a future generation's hands. The bucket is in our hands now, for a moment it's "ours", but the rest of the brigade is waiting for that pail of water to be passed to the next soul." Gerblady

if you would like a transfer of a memorial, please use the "edit" button on the memorial and state your relationship. I will gladly transfer memorials within 4 direct generations. Others I will be happy to consider. :-)
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Randall McCoach
Pea family
Thanks for the note. My Pea tree starts with Daniel Pea, born in Kentucky in 1795. He raised his family in Moultrie County, Illinois. Children Sylvester, William, Jacob, Martha, Susan, Paulina, and Mariah. My family springs from William, who married Sophia Ann Wade in Terre Haute in 1849. William also raised his family in Moultrie County before moving to western Missouri, which brought his children into contact with my eastern Kansas ancestors.
Added by Randall McCoach on Sep 16, 2014 6:30 PM
Steve Trudgeon
Bertha Singleton - Photo Request
Thank you for the info on her actual burial location. I passed it along to the manager of the inaccurate memorial.

Added by Steve Trudgeon on Sep 16, 2014 10:47 AM
Randall McCoach
Photo permission
Hiya. Thanks for your efforts at Find A Grave. Truly appreciated.

I'm writing to ask your permission to use your headstone photos of my family members with my public family tree at You and Find A Grave would be credited.

The one I'm looking at is for Louemma Bowles Wolf (No. 9704416), but there might be others.

Please reference Louemma Bowles when responding.

Thanks again.

Randall McCoach
Albuquerque, N.M.
Added by Randall McCoach on Sep 15, 2014 11:02 AM
Jeff Edwards
RE: Herman Harband
According to the hear stone her name is Domnita and her birth date is June 7, 1941. Born the day after D-Day. I added the photo of the full memorial that shows her name and birth date to his memorial.
Added by Jeff Edwards on Sep 14, 2014 1:34 PM
Michael Bell
Henry Caldwell
Thanks so much for the grave photo.

Added by Michael Bell on Sep 12, 2014 6:45 AM
James Snow
Robert Farringer
Thanks for taking and posting the photos!
Added by James Snow on Sep 12, 2014 1:55 AM
Frank Merriman
Zachariah Ammon
Thanks for the photo. It's an interesting stone too.
Added by Frank Merriman on Sep 07, 2014 12:22 AM
RE: Betty Maxine Crawley Pea
Correction made...
Added by Bob on Sep 02, 2014 11:10 AM
RE: Iliff
You are very welcome. I am so glad to be of help.
Bob Hubbard
Added by arrowkeeper on Sep 01, 2014 12:28 PM
Taed Wynnell
RE: Herman Harband
I found an article from 2000 (that listed him as 82, in keeping with the 1918 birth date on the grave that you "own") in the _New York Daily News_ that said he was arrested for throwing acid at police from his apartment. So, that's probably the same way-past-curmudgeony Herman Harband.
Added by Taed Wynnell on Aug 27, 2014 11:56 AM
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