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Don Taylor (#47627546)
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Bio Photo I grew up in Minnesota. I spent almost 11 years in the Navy then returned to Minnesota. After 17 years there, I left the state for work in 1998 and moved to Long Beach, Boston, West Virginia and Smyrna, GA. I promised my wife I'd put her back when where
I found her, so in 2014 we moved to Scarborough, Maine.

I began genealogy as a hobby a years ago (probably in th 1970s after the Roots mini series). My primary research areas include Darling (Michigan), Huber (Switzerland), Howell & Hobbs (North Carolina), Brown (Minnesota/Michigan), and Mannin(g) (Kentucky).

My wife says she married Santa.

Love your family, honor your ancestors, and enjoy life.
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Rose & Dale Svitak
RE: Thank you
You are very Welcome.
Added by Rose & Dale Svitak on Aug 12, 2014 11:47 AM
L Eriksson
RE: Thank you
Happy to be of service, Santa!
Added by L Eriksson on Jul 15, 2014 8:49 AM
L Eriksson
RE: Thank you
Happy to be of service.
Added by L Eriksson on Jul 15, 2014 8:48 AM
Blackwell Family Cemetery
Hello there. Today, I fulfilled a request in the Blackwell family cemetery in Cobb County. I was just wondering why there were survey markers all over it and how I can find the report of the survey...I came across your blog and figured you could point me in the right direction.
Added by ItsAllGraveE on Oct 19, 2013 7:54 PM
RE: Parsons
You are very welcome.
Added by MixedStock on Sep 17, 2013 9:21 AM
I think I have been able to decipher these stones for you by blowing them up in Photoshop and working with the contrast and shadows.

Chester Parsons
June 7, 1887
Aged 8
7 Yrs. 7 Ms 6 D

Deborah B.
Wife of Chester Parsons
Sept. 12, 1874
Aged XX Yrs 7 Ms X

(It looks like 69 Yrs ... I can't see anything for the days, the stone is too worn. This 69 years does match up with her death certificate from the State of Michigan,though. She would have been born about February 1805 if she was 69 years and 7 months. Since it looks like they probably listed some days, she was most likely born between Feb 1 and 12).

Hope this helps.
Added by MixedStock on Sep 16, 2013 1:59 PM
Parsons and Sanford in Benton Cemetery

I saw your request for higher quality photos of the headstones for the Parsons and Almira Sanford. All of these stones, especially the Parsons, are fairly worn.

I was able to blow up the one for Almira Sanford and get the transcription. It reads:

Wife of
Ezra Sanford
July 7, 1845

As for the Parsons, I am not sure if a better photo can be had. Have you contacted Old Bones? He might have higher-resolution photos that he could forward to you. Find-A-Grave only allows us to download photos that are 3 MB or less. I always have to size my smaller than the original before I download, but I usually keep the higher resolution one. I would send a note to Old Bones.

Hope this helps!
Added by MixedStock on Sep 16, 2013 1:15 PM
Margaret Gagliardi
Howell - Cedarwood, Weldon, NC
I am sending the photos I took this a.m. to your personal email.
Added by Margaret Gagliardi on Aug 23, 2013 11:07 AM
Karen J Kirk
Julie Lynn Kirkpatrick
Hi Don. There wasn't a transfer memorial page to use so i have to msg you. Would you be so kind as to transfer Julie's memorial to me. She is my cousin. Thanks, Karen Kirk

Julie Lynn Kirkpatrick
Created by: Don Taylor
Record added: May 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90875778
Added by Karen J Kirk on Mar 31, 2013 10:08 PM
David ~ Effie
Lanning photo
Great job,Santa,David
Added by David ~ Effie on Nov 03, 2012 6:12 PM
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