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Lori Hager (#47914654)
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Bio Photo "I may not be from the South but I got here as soon as I could"

I live in Asheville, North Carolina but travel to South Carolina and Georgia in search of relatives/ancestors graves. I would be more than happy to photograph gravestones from Madison County, North Carolina to Augusta, Georgia and maybe beyond.

My ancestors include Culpeppers, Cunninghams, and Hagers from the South and Pratts and Parkers from the North.

My maternal grandfather may be from the St. Regis Indian reservation which bordered northern New York State and Quebec, Canada. His father's last name was Marche (not sure of the spelling). His father left his pregnant wife at the Warren County Home in Warrensburg, New York around 1903.

My grandfather is listed as Charles Marvin on the 1910 Census living with Harriet Pratt, who is sister-in-law to Lawrence Pratt who later adopts my grandfather (per the 1915 New York Census).

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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Fairview Methodist Church Graveyard
Thank you for adding the Lamb family grave photos from Fairview Methodist Church Graveyard. I really appreciate your doing so!
Added by Lanie on Jul 23, 2014 7:47 AM
Mahaley Simmons
Thanks again for another photo.
Added by eleisha on Jul 21, 2014 8:03 AM
Linda Davis
RE: Edit Message for James (Culpepper) Hager
Yes, you have add thousands of photo! Thank you. When I started graving, I was using 35 mm film and paying for the developing! Thank goodness for digital cameras. My days of walking cemeteries are over since I am using a cane for my unsteady gait. I have a graving friend who still wants me to go along for the "ride". All the cemeteries in my home county have been posted on Find A it is a day trip with lunch somewhere!!!

The rule about not cleaning the marker is there so Find A Grave wouldn't be liable if a photographer damages a marker. You broke policy if you touched the marker so it is the photographer's fault. Never admit to cleaning a marker, I don't.

Yes, duplicates impact the integrity of the website but so do unknown burials (BU) which both have increased with members posting their genealogy research. I think the bad economy impacted finding a free site to storage genealogy: "Great-times-4-Uncle Fred who died in 1776" don't where he died much less buried but he gets a memorial and so does his wife Mary who you known nothing about except her first name. And, it doesn't matter if some member made a memorial with a photo in 2002 of Great Uncle Tom's grave, but you can make a duplicate that is better, that is justified, and will "delete all my memorials if I can't keep the duplicate I made"...all memorials includes the photographer's work too posted on the deleted memorials. Then there is Great Aunt Annie that you aren't sure where she is buried but you decided not to do a BU but plopped in a cemetery somewhere close to where she lived...and there is an original with a grave photo in a nearby cemetery. "It doesn't matter about the grave site as I have her wedding photo!".... I heard it all!

Just record the grave sites on memorials and if your genealogy can be added to the grave site memorial, that's great.
Added by Linda Davis on Jul 20, 2014 10:08 PM
Thomas Justis
Leo Virginia Franklin Wild
Thanks so much for your efforts in getting this pic
Added by Thomas Justis on Jul 20, 2014 5:24 PM
Annette Plemmons
Blanche Edna Hawkins Webb
Hey Lori,

Thanks for the set of photos, great work, again!

Added by Annette Plemmons on Jul 20, 2014 8:54 AM
Linda Davis
RE: Edit Message for James (Culpepper) Hager
First, I am glad you took this in a positive manner.

Second, read the Find A Grave guidelines for naming patterns. These are located on the left side of a memorial under "help with Find A Grave". You put what is on the tombstone as the title so others can find it in the cemetery.

Third, the master index of Find A Grave is in alphabetical order. Right now your Dad's memorial isn't under "C" or "H" but under "(".....and no one can find it so their is a chance another member may duplicate it. The guidelines says to only use punctuation when it is normally in the such as O'Neal.

Lastly, my mother and her siblings were in similar situation as children...didn't know that when I did the edit. For all of her siblings, except one, I put the name on their tombstone or the one that was on their death certificate and used for their adult life.

The one I didn't was legally adopted...the rest were in foster homes as for as I can tell. And, she died young in childbirth and was buried in that family's plot. That was Aunt Louise.

When you get a chance, visit my grandmother's memorial and see how I handled this same situation and stayed within the guidelines.

Find A Grave Memorial# 8538792

If you need help with hyperlinks within a narrative, I will help you. It took me a few times to get that right!?&$

This is my case for requesting the edit.
Added by Linda Davis on Jul 19, 2014 6:08 AM
Annette Plemmons
By the way, Jean said you did a great job on the photos.
Added by Annette Plemmons on Jul 16, 2014 11:04 AM
Annette Plemmons
Hey Lori,

Jean said, when she got the message I sent her informing her that you had added headstone photos to her cousin and his wife, she remembered going to that cemetery taking photos, a few years back. She said she put the photos in a file but failed to upload them.

Have a nice day,
Added by Annette Plemmons on Jul 16, 2014 11:02 AM
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Lena Caldwell
great photo thanks
Added by George Rogers Park on Jul 15, 2014 10:39 AM
Annette Plemmons
Thank you again!!!

I see you also added a photo of Margree M. Brown Bridges headstone to her memorial - nice.

I see Earl G. Bridges headstone in the larger photo, even if you don't have a smaller photo of his headstone, why don't you go ahead and add the larger photo to his memorial. That is if you want to.

I sent Jean Sherlin off an e-mail message like I said I would - I know she will appreciate the photo's too.

Good Night,
Added by Annette Plemmons on Jul 14, 2014 9:48 PM
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