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history4sure (#46997739)
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Bio Photo I am willing to transfer any memorials which are not my ancestors or relatives and will try to help anyone with information or research. I think it is important to identify persons, when possible, so we can know who they are and who their families are, for historical and personal reasons.
2015 Update:
Sixty six years ago I started looking for lost graves as Grandma sent me, at age 8, to find "the indention by the pine tree, near great great grandpa's headstone" so she could place flowers where a baby was buried in 1869 with no "marker". From her, I learned to look for that tiny "frosted" spot when the night before had been chilly (the ground is still warmer at a burial site which has no vault, even after 100's of years!)
I first knew grief when Grandma died, 59 years ago. To honor her, I began genealogy research from her precious family records. Fifty four years ago the death of my young first husband, at the hands of robbers, nearly caused the loss of my first unborn child. Years later, a miscarriage took another son and now, for the past 30 years, we have also grieved for our youngest son, lost to a freak accident. Brad
Writing personal histories has been a passion for nearly 40 years, since I found my relationship to Mormon Battalion soldiers and an early U.S. President.
Being an unpaid cemetery sexton for the past 24 years has required mapping and recording (handwritten) of over 3,000 birth & death locations and overseeing burials and settings of gravestones for some 750 persons. During this time, the birth and death records from 1854 at one cemetery and from 1869 to date, at another, were located and recorded; exact grave locations had never been written down for 155 years! I'm still hand drawing family lot maps for the latter cemetery for all owners.
For about 30 years, I have composed poetry and short stories about loved ones' passing, both for my own and others.
So, am I a "graver" ?, a "griever", a "genealogist", a "historian", a "sexton", a "poet" or just kind of "nutty"?? (We ALL could have, instead of this, been lounging on "sum beach sum where", ya know!)
Anyway, I feel sad when an unkind remark is posted, or it is stated that Find a Grave was designed for one purpose and that "newcomers", who want to use it for genealogy, or some other reason than it was originally intended, should go elsewhere. I hope it is intended to help us all find burial locations, which should include photos, dates, and family links, if possible for proper identification.
Short bios also help identify specific individuals and search data sources can help us verify the positive location. That is why I believe that a gravestone, with poor or misinterpreted information, should be supplemented with the best historical facts available, if possible. After all, it is Find a Grave, not "Find a Stone". Sometimes, nothing else is available, but that is a sad case; unknown, with unknown dates does not tell us much, especially when there is no stone or it is illegible.
I hope to help & will gladly transfer, edit, delete or correct anything I contribute; I'm slow, but I'm OLD, please have patience!


Suprise! Thanks so much to Renee for the Sponsorship of Our Sweet Rose...what an honor to be cared for by such a dedicated animal lover.

I am grateful AGAIN to Love Always, Renee for the sponsorship of my beloved Daddy - what a generous contributor she is...check out her loving memorials!


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Saundra Dowling
thank you all for stopping at our son's site,James Henry "Tank" Dowling and leaving a token. Please continue to pray for our family as we try to heal. We will see James again in God's time. God bless, Saundra & Alton Dowling
Added by Saundra Dowling on Jan 19, 2015 2:02 PM
Jim C.
RE: Ed Bates
Thanks for making photo space available at the memorial for Ed Bates. A photo of his headstone has been added to his memorial. Thanks again.
Added by Jim C. on Jan 18, 2015 8:26 PM
RE: 134587423
Not sure if I ever got back to you about this edit. I've been so busy and ill that I haven't been on Find A Grave in some time, but I am back now. Thank you for the edit! I'll go ahead and update it now :)
Added by Morpheus on Jan 13, 2015 11:04 AM
Eleanor Preece
Sheen Family
Hello from England

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your work on the Sheen's. My Great Great Grandmother was a Sheen and for a few years I have been researching her side of the tree. Going back to the early 1800's has led me to the branch that emigrated to the USA and I have spent to evenings reading up on them. It is fascinating and the personal accounts of the journeys will now live on a bit longer. Thank you for sharing.

Added by Eleanor Preece on Jan 12, 2015 2:34 PM
Joe Nihen
David Lewis
Thanks for the reminder about dates. Done!

Best wishes,

Added by Joe Nihen on Jan 12, 2015 12:38 PM
Hazen/Locust Corners
Thanks for the note regarding Eunice Robinson Hazen at Locust Corners Cemetery.
Unfortunately the index card info you included are notes and not a verbatim transcript of her obit. Various records and the gravesite photo indicate that she is buried in Locust Corners Cemetery.I went ahead and updated her memorial.
If you have any questions please let me know.

Added by Treeclimber on Jan 07, 2015 5:45 PM
RE: 112888261, John Henry Tollett
I made a mistake when I was inputting data for the Andrew Pugh Cemetery. John Henry Tollett and his wife are definitely in Big Lick Cemetery, which is a separate cemetery. They had two children buried in the Andrew Pugh Cemetery. I do not know what I was thinking. Thank you for bringing this my attention. I am going to fix this right now.
Added by SeverinW on Jan 07, 2015 4:21 PM
Donna Choate Sigmon
Thank you so much for the beautiful token you left for my Mother on her Angel-Day.
Added by Donna Choate Sigmon on Jan 05, 2015 5:55 PM
Star Kline
Happy New Year!
May 2015 bring you good health, much happiness, and many blessings, dear Shirlene. Thank you for your friendship this past year - I count it as one of my many blessings.
Added by Star Kline on Jan 01, 2015 9:07 AM
Patty Valentino
Dear Shirleen:


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With Blessings and Love,
Patty xxx :)
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