PLEASE NOTE: I will have limited internet use for a time. I will try my best to accomplish edits and answer messages, but I do anticipate some delays. Thanks for your patience and understanding. ******************************************************* I was born in the Midwest, but have lived most of my life in the south. I was stationed in Germany for a time, and have otherwise done a little travel to Europe and Asia. I spend far too much time on the computer, enjoy a good frappuccino,and I ♥LOVE♥ cats.
My primary family names are Sullivan, McCoy, Withee, Fredendall, Washburn, Nesbit, Schmidt, Petersen, Meyer (Meier), Markman, Pease, Millikan, Donnan, and still counting.
I view the memorials on this site as living tributes to our loved ones. I strive to "reunite" them with family, and if I am able, to add a personal detail or two about them.
You are welcome to use any photos which I have uploaded for your personal family research work, but please do not use them for commercial purposes. The photos I upload are intended as gifts for the families of the deceased with no regard for personal profit, with the exception of the honor of providing them, and I wish for this to be respected.
We are allotted 20 photo requests per week. I am requesting for everyone to please use your allotment. Memorials you manage, memorials I manage ~ it doesn't matter.
Headstone photos may assist in providing confirmation of birth and death details, marriage dates, children, spellings, and might even lead to the discovery of additional family members.
Requests fulfillments also provide a small reward to our volunteers who often drive several miles to obtain a photo. I have so often seen where someone will request a photo, and then ask for the volunteer to take a photo of their spouse too, without submitting the request for the additional photo. Why?
It's much easier to request 20 photos in a cemetery that it is for the volunteer to drive out, take them, edit them, caption them, and post them. While I do try to get other family near the one requested in case they are not already listed, it is nice if you also request them, so please take the time to request them and please try to remember to use your weekly allotment.
Suggestions, Corrections, and Transfers
I generally adhere to Find A Grave transfer request guidelines, but before requesting, please keep in mind that even a "starter" memorial involves effort to create and I am more than willing to accomplish edits. Also, if a transfer or edit request comes off as pushy, arrogant, demanding, or rude, do not be surprised if you are ignored.
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Catherine Vizina Leonard Can you tell me where the drawing or photo of Catherine originated? I know there was a picture or chariction of her on the tomb stone....but in the picture you have it looks like it came from a book or spryel note book.
Very interested in knowing. She was the sister of my great grandmother. joan Lyon email@example.com
RE: Lydia I accepted the changes for Lydia. Could you check and see if it is correct now? I think your note was saying that this info corrected inaccurate info you had sent me previously (no worries about that, it happens!) If you were asking me NOT to ok this set of changes, let me know and we can get it set right. Thank you so much for your updates on my memorials. I so love seeing them connected back to real families. :-)
RE: Susan Pease Young Yes, apparently they had hanky-panky in the old days--they weren't all saints! I saw the divorce record on Ancestry.com. Re Joseph Frederic, you are on the right track. The Lydia who married Lovell Withee was Joseph's granddaughter, (Lydia/Joseph Jr/Joseph Sr.-born 1748, a Revolutionary soldier.) My interest in the Pease name is because Joseph's wife was Jerusha Pease. The family migrated from Martha's Vineyard to Starks in the late 1700's. I've been studying that family for years and years. I did Ancestry DNA and that helped prove the link. Best wishes, JJ
Susan Pease Young Hi Sheila, Re your questions on the Winding Hill Road Cemetery--the reason I think Naomi B. Pease was the first wife of Ambrose, was she is listed in the 1850 census with him, but Maine Divorce Records lists a Divorce Record for Ambrose Pease and Naomi B. Pease in Somerset County, March 1861. Then he married Susan Young April 2, 1861, according to you, and they had a daughter, Betsey, Sep. 1861. I didn't mean to duplicate Susan Young, didn't notice she was in there as Pease. I think the usual way is to list their last name as the name they had when they died, and the MOCA listing says, " Young, Susan, wife of William Young, formerly wife of Ambrose Pease, d. Aug. 19, 1882 AEt. 54 years." They are listed in the 1880 Census in Starks (very faintly), and Wm was 82, she was 53, so he was probably buried w/first wife. I can delete my Susan Young, let me look again and get back to you on that. Best wishes, J (I am a Joseph Frederic descendant)
RE: Pease, Shubael and Betsey Hi Sheila, I got the Winding Hill Road Cemetery information from the Maine Old Cemeteries CD for Somerset County. I have all those MOCA CD's for Maine, lucky me! The cemetery was documented in 1969 by Mrs. Charles Smith, who remarked that it was "a disgrace." She said that it was beside the road but could not be seen from the road. Locals said there was, or had been, a schoolhouse across the road from it. The locals remembered graves that were not apparent in 1969. Needs exploring, but it's quite out-of-the-way--a road along the Kennebec River between Starks and Norridgewock. The listing has 14 individuals on it, and you have already entered the Pease's. I will enter the others in the next few days, and you can see if you recognize any of them. It looks like Ambrose was divorced from his first wife, Naomi, in 1861, then married Susan and had Betsey in Sept. 1861; his short life ended in 1863 in the Civil War. Wonder if he is actually buried there.