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James Richards (#47086063)
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Bio Photo Hi,

I am a retired veteran and genealogist. I work on Fort Knox so I have opportunities to visit some cemeteries on post and in Hardin County, KY.

If you would like to have a memorial transferred to you, please let me know by using the Edit tab and sending me a note.

Please feel free to use any of my photographs for your personal use. I go to cemeteries and take headstone pictures so their descendents can find them. If you use my photographs and post them on any for-profit web sites (ex,, etc), please give me the appropriate credit.

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Janine Pellman Seis
Henry Pellman
Hi James, Thanks for taking a picture of my cousin's headstone. You thought he may be my father but he was actually my father's cousin. I really appreciate it. Thanks again, Janine
Added by Janine Pellman Seis on Feb 13, 2016 7:33 PM
RE: Fort Knox cemeteries
Will try this again. Last night my computer screen froze up. Thank you for the update info on the Pleasant View Church plaque and the visitation day confirmation. My cousin and I plan to be there in May!
Added by Betty on Feb 10, 2016 5:03 PM
Susan Francis Bott and Bruce E Bott
RE: John Elliott

Looks great! I confirmed Amanda as his daughter by his will (found on Also found another daughter that way. I really appreciate all your help. You've been great!!

Added by Susan Francis Bott and Br... on Feb 09, 2016 5:53 PM
RE: Fort Knox cemeteries
Thank you. I was hoping that Fort Knox might have changed policies over the years and allowed more visiting days. I have been to Pleasant View, both east and west, several times and I know where my relative John Kendall is buried. You have photographed his stone. I am wondering who repaired John's tombstone and when; it was still intact in 1998. Would like to thank them.

Also, I am curious about the placement and condition of the dedication stone and bronze plaque (for Pleasant View Baptist Church) which is supposed to be in Pleasant View Cemetery West where the church was located. When I was there on Memorial Day 1998, it was still on the skid.

My cousin is planning to drive up from Georgia and meet me there at Fort Knox this May. Want to be sure her trip will be worth it.

Added by Betty on Feb 09, 2016 12:21 PM
Susan Francis Bott and Bruce E Bott
RE: John Elliott

Yes and yes. You already have Amanda linked to her father, but I just wanted notated in the bio section that her mother was Rachel Vittitow (since we don't know where she's buried to link them).

Thanks again for all your help.
Added by Susan Francis Bott and Br... on Feb 09, 2016 9:23 AM
Sue Hale Sheppard
Glenn Wood #54405085
thank you for accepting the edits to update the memorial for Glenn Wood #54405085

I would be pleased if you would read my Bio and visit my parents' memorials by clicking on their links.
Added by Sue Hale Sheppard on Feb 09, 2016 7:05 AM
Susan Francis Bott and Bruce E Bott
RE: Amanda Carter

Yes! That's her. Her father is buried in Riverview with his second wife. Not sure where Rachel was buried. Her name was spelled Vittitow, though. That's how that line (including my grandmother) spelled it.

Added by Susan Francis Bott and Br... on Feb 08, 2016 8:09 PM
Susan Francis Bott and Bruce E Bott
RE: Amanda Carter

That's up to you. My grandmother was one of the (MANY) Vittitows that were out of the New Haven area. I really appreciate your help! You can keep if you just notate about her mother.

Added by Susan Francis Bott and Br... on Feb 08, 2016 3:45 PM
Fort Knox cemeteries
Can you tell me if Memorial Day is still the only day that the general public can visit cemeteries on Fort Knox? Specifically, the ones way back in the old firing ranges, like Pleasant View.
And, is it the traditional May 31st? Or the scheduled Monday holiday (May 30, 2016)?
Thank you,
Betty L. Warren
Added by Betty on Feb 05, 2016 6:20 PM
Lily Virdell
Weeping Angel
What a beautiful photograph. I took a look at some of the other headstone photos you have taken. I hope you know what a talented photographer you are. Thanks for your service and for all you do on findagrave. Lily Virdell
Added by Lily Virdell on Jan 27, 2016 8:42 AM
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