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Gail Fishman (#47513660)
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Bio Photo I have been researching my family for several years beginning with not much information as no one else in my family lives in the past as much as I do. My father was from Ohio and my mother from Florida. The families are so spread apart we seem to have lost track of the old ones. I don't want them to be forgotten. I know where many are buried and I visit when I can. I am interested in Teners, McGovneys, Wickerhams, Collins, Copelands, and Platters from Adams County Ohio. Williams, Prescott, Kersey, and Deen from Appling County Georgia; Howards in Macon County, NC and Georgia.

Please add your stories if you know anyone I have listed. If you have any corrections or additions please let me know. Let's make our ancestors live again.

Please use any photograph I've posted. If you are looking for a grave in a cemetery in north Florida or south Georgia I will try to help. I have created memorials for people who are not my family and I will be happy to transfer them.

I find that cemeteries are pleasant places to visit, peaceful, and usually I can browse the graves without seeing anyone else. I would have taken a lot more pictures of headstones over the years if findagrave had been around.
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Bob Davis
Cynthia Copeland (79944244)
Two last things, then it is all up to you to do the right thing.

1. Her gravestone says 1827-1884.

2. The 1860 Ohio Census lists her as Cynthian Copeland (Cynthia Ann) and several of her known children are listed. Her age in that census would put her more or less at 1827.

Thank You again. Bob Davis
Added by Bob Davis on Mar 27, 2016 12:07 PM
Bob Davis
Cynthia Copeland
Your's is a duplicate record. See 34319173. It is more complete.
Added by Bob Davis on Mar 22, 2016 2:53 PM
Tabatha Davids80336294
you asked if Tabatha could be Barbara Wickham Davis.
??? on Ancestry- finding a family tree for Barbara shows DOD as 29 Jul 1862 Locust Grove, Adams, Ohio,-died at home- no sources documented And first name of husband unknown. HMM I am recovering from surgery and currently have limited vision- can only look at monitor for short periods- I am transferring to you- hopefully you can find correct answer
Added by OhioSearcher on Jan 07, 2016 7:42 AM
RE: Royal Copeland
Hi Gail,

Thanks for the reply. As you said, if we are certain a person died in a given year it is an easy thing to do simple subtraction and come up with a birth year. But I frequently discover in my own research that the deceased actually did not die in the year engraved on their stone, or that the year they died is correct, but the age of the person on the stone is off by several years. So now our simple subtraction leads us to give an incorrect birth year (or even birth month, day and year of birth). I stopped the practice doing such calculations and only add birth information if it is on the gravestone or there is a record that corroborates the missing information. Hope this helps.
Added by MixedStock on Sep 12, 2015 9:31 AM
Royal Copeland
You have suggested an edit to include a year of birth for this individual. May I ask what documentation you have for his birth? I prefer not to calculate birth year from age information given on the gravestone as it is frequently inaccurate.

Added by MixedStock on Sep 12, 2015 4:30 AM
RE: Jacob Baldridge
Did you happen to see Jacob Baldridge in Ohio died 1861? I wonder if the year is just off...
Added by Janet on Jul 15, 2015 11:06 AM
James Bianco
Tammie (Pomeroy) Elwell
Hello Gail, thank you for the edit, I must list her given name as it appears on the headstone "Tammie", despite that being a nickname naturally for Tamesin. If you could revise your edit so that you aren't changing that part I will accept it right away. Any discrepancies from headstone to actual must be discussed in the bio area. Thanks so much! Jim
Added by James Bianco on Dec 17, 2014 3:42 PM
transfer of grave record
How can I get a grave record transferred to me?
86044754 I would like to add some info: parents, siblings
thanks Claudia
Added by Claudia7 on Oct 28, 2014 4:36 PM
Arminta Tener
Thanks for letting me know. It's been deleted. :)
Added by Timeless on May 22, 2014 6:07 PM
C Vokoun
Robert Greenlee
You are correct, this is a cenotaph. I will change the memorial on my end. Thanks for the information!
Added by C Vokoun on Jan 19, 2014 2:35 PM
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