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Char (#47441822)
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I hope to add a more detailed (and better explained) bio at a later date but wanted to add a little now since I am trying to contribute memorials as time permits.

My genealogy research led me to this site which I absolutely have fallen in love with. The other contributors have taught me how important it is not only in preserving our past but in honoring those who paved the way for us--whether our parents, a long-ago relative or a soldier's name that means nothing to me. Oh, but it does--because I've learned that very soldier gave up his life over 225 years ago so that I could be free today. Did he realize that then? No, of course not--but he does now just as he also knows now that he has not been forgotten as we continue to honor him and all the others whether they were soldiers or carpenters or wives "keeping house" or little ones that were lost in an epidemic. We are their legacy.

And so if I can help anyone with questions or if there is something you would like me to add, correct or delete please let me know thru the edit tab. I do ask for a brief explanation explaining the change request (and please don't be offended if I question it further as I want to be sure all memorials have the most correct info possible).

Transfers: I will be happy to transfer any memorial upon request as long as it is not a direct-line relative of my own. If your relationship to the deceased exceeds the FAG guidelines please still ask as I will overlook those guidelines if you just give a brief explanation regarding relationship (or if not related) then why you are making the request. Over time many lines die out so that there are no living DIRECT descendants to care for these memorials which is why I will consider all requests.

I hope this helps and that I can be of help to some of you at least.
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Adam L. Gum #64714194
I've deleted the above memorial. You had added a flower memorial. Please go to 101949387 and add your flowers to that memorial. I had added Adam to the wrong cemetery. Thank you... judykay
Added by judykay on Feb 13, 2015 10:05 AM
Glenn Everett Shaver Jr
This is my Uncle who died as a young child. I noticed you posted on the site - are you related to our family or just posted as a courtesy. Also, do you know the location of Brown Cemetery? Thank you
Added by shdowchsr on Nov 28, 2014 5:18 AM
jessica long
Added by jessica long on Aug 10, 2014 2:57 PM
jessica long
RE: absalom reed
yes clarcy is vivan's grandmother here is my email if u want to email me i can give the info
Added by jessica long on Aug 10, 2014 2:45 PM
Zoe Tom
FAG Memorial #: 132683659
Please look at this memorial and let me know if you can tell me more about him....
John H. Hallett.


Added by Zoe Tom on Jul 12, 2014 2:41 PM
jessica long
absalom reed
hi my name is jessica long i have been doing research on the zirkle family my husbands grand mother is vivivan zirkle
Added by jessica long on Jun 28, 2014 9:52 AM
Elaine Everitt
RE: Tombstone photo for Clarissa Zirkle
Char-- You are very, very welcome. It is a nice feeling to know that something as small as a photo is so sincerely appreciated. --Elaine
Added by Elaine Everitt on Jun 02, 2014 6:47 PM
Lisa DeBarr
RE: Allison Camden Layman
Hello Char:

That is interesting about Allison being a male's name. I'd never had thought it, but there it is! Thank you so much for entering all the Find A Grave information of the Laymans. I really appreciate it.

Thank you much for writing me back. Don't worry about any late replies---it's never too late to write back and I'm happy to hear from you. We had corresponded some years ago, but I had gotten side tracked and had misplaced your message. I thankfully recently refound it!

Also, I would love to correspond with you further again concerning our Laymans. My email address is Please keep me as a point of contact concerning our Layman family history.

Lisa A. DeBarr
Added by Lisa DeBarr on Feb 14, 2014 12:11 PM
Lisa DeBarr
Allison Camden Layman
Hello. I was wondering if Allison Camden Layman was a male? The name sounds female, but this person has a spouse with the name Leah Virginia Marteney Layman (?)

I'm all mixed up. Can you help, Char?

Thank you!

Lisa A. DeBarr
Added by Lisa DeBarr on Feb 07, 2014 7:39 AM
Fern Bray
RE: Bonfils, Helen @ Fairmount Cemetery
Thank you Char for your kind touch of a "yellow" rose for Miss Helen's memorial page. It was very thoughtful of you. Sincerely, Fern
Remember When™-Co-Owner, and Find A Grave -volunteer
Added by Fern Bray on Jul 01, 2013 2:28 PM
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