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treerpgmo (#47324296)
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Genealogy has been a serious business for me since I was in grade school. I documented and discovered that my 3rd great-grandmother Laura A. (WHITMARSH) MILLER's parents Horace WHITMARSH & Clarissa Mitchell (WARNER) WHITMARSH were both Mayflower descendants. I tracked the surname GILMORE back to Capt. James GILMORE of Rockbridge Co, Virginia. (Thanks to the late Shelby GILMORE for his ground breaking research in the 1960-70s.) Turns out that he was present at the Battle of Yorktown where poor Cornwallis discovered that yes he would be famous but no not for something to land him in to #10 Downing Street. Other discoveres include proving Mennonite ancestry via the BINKLEY orig BINGELLI and STAUFFER lines.

Corrections & Questions: Use the S.A.C. for corrections and please differentiate facts from from suppositions and might be for the benefit of other researchers. Also if it's a question that I don't have an instant answer for that requires further research remember that the facts are the foundation for the solution. Correction and question e-mails should NOT be deletion requests as those requesting deletions are considered a nuisance and are treated accordingly. Include your e-mail address in the S.A.C. and you must have your messages visible to the public. If you are requesting links include the findagrave code number after each person.

Transfers: Most of the the virtual graves I manage are blood kin in some way. I don't transfer direct ancestors or very close relatives of my grandparents. For others that can happen if you are more closely related than me.

First: leave some kind of flower on the virtual grave in question. Use the correct e-mail (NOT a message on my profile) that includes your e-mail address (required) and tell me how you are related. If the person is someone I'm not related to I usually transfer these type immediately. (Unless you ask if you have other relatives buried in the same cemetery. In that case I might need that virtual grave as a reference point for easy access because non-relatives will not be in my internal database.) I probably know very little about a non-relative so someone who is a relative should manage them.

Second: If I am related but you are a closer relative to that person --- I will look at my internal database --- I may have questions for you! I may have active research that I conducting on that person and/or his/her near relatives. So just because I don't transfer a relative immediately doesn't mean no if I don't say no. Before I transfer a relative I back check my internal database to make sure what I have there matches findagrave. If you send in the "correction" additional facts, crosslinks to parents or other updated data I need to fix BOTH areas. I have also been known to transfer a group of graves for the same family. If I am doing a group transfer I also back check each cemetery to see if there are other relatives of the person who don't have virtual memorials but should. All of this takes TIME which is a precious commodity and when it is done it should be done right the first time.

The type of transfers I absolutely will not do are any type of these three:

#1 Any of my direct ancestors and other close relatives of my grandparents.
#2 To people who are bulk collectors of virtual graves that do not transfer outside of guidelines.
#3 To people who have harassed others on findagrave.

These are direct line known surnames to my 7th great-grandparents. Note that on those from Norge I am trying to use "farm" names because surnames were not generally required by law till about 1900 in Norge. American & Canadian states/provinces are abbreviated in all caps. Other countries are spelled out preferably in that nation's first language. When you see a surname repeated that is because it is actually more than one unrelated surnames with the the surname coming closest to this current time listed first. Several of these families can be accessed through my multiple virtual cemeteries. Most of these, but not all, are public:

Missouri: Mercer County, Lindley and Harrison Twsps and also the neighboring townships of Clay Twsp in Harrison County and Hamilton Twsp in Decatur Co, Iowa: I do have a particular interest and expertise in this area as four of my great-grandparents were from this area. If you need help in this area ask. What I don't know I most likely know who you need to talk to.

Maine: Hancock County, Swan's Island: Make sure you see for any virtual grave in this area that I either entered and/or left a candle on. This is the source for all of the information, including links to parents, gravestone photographs or documentation of the lack of one. If the person in question had the surname JOYCE or married one then they either were themselves or married a direct descendant of the SAMSON, STANDISH, and ALDEN families.

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Mary E. Warner
Andrew Warner changes
A few changes in the bio for Andrew Warner, after MUCH research.

You have

"Andrew WARNER & his wife Mary and their young children boarded the "Lyon" 23 Aug 1631 at London. The ship landed 2d 11m 1631 on Nantucket Island and then completed her journey to the newly established (1630) ......"

Change "at London" to Bristol, England

Change "Nantucket Island" to ... Nantasket, Massachusetts, ......

Also, this: "Lyon, William Peirce, Master. She left London about August 23 1631 and arrived at Nantasket November 2, bringing "in all about sixty persons" (V. C. Sanborn, in Genealogist, XIX, 270) It is thought that the following immigrants came in this ship as they appeared in Cambridge shortly after: ...Andrew Warner of county Essex, Mrs. ... Warner, Mary Warner, Andrew Warner. Pg 95 ..."

Please make the changes asap. Thanks.

Find A Grave Andrew Warner memorial:

Read this:

Mary in MI
Added by Mary E. Warner on Jul 14, 2015 7:59 AM
Timothy Holmes
Betsey Delano
I completed your request. Thanks for the updated information
Added by Timothy Holmes on Jul 13, 2015 4:09 PM
Sue Engelhardt Snodgrass
Jacob Hanger #57496660
Also sent this memo to Richard Osburn and RaderFarm.

Okay, was searching for a parent named 'Jacob Hanger' and discovered three (3) listings all in Augusta County, VA -- BUT different cemeteries. RaderFarm has the headstone photo and Richard Osburn has the first posting of the memorial. Would you gentlemen please coordinate and move the photo and update the info into the correct cemetery. I am not familiar with the area, but I do know three (3) postings for the same person is very confusing. Thank you.

Sue Engelhardt Snodgrass
FindAGrave Membership: #46555974
Added by Sue Engelhardt Snodgrass on Jun 12, 2015 5:46 PM
Gail Kelly
RE: Brookvale Cem, Auburn, Androscoggin Co, Maine
You're welcome! I have a few more do add (Ella and Sidney Poole). This is not an area I am close to so if any of the pictures aren't clear enough, it will not offend me if you make a second request for better pictures. Some of the stone are the reflective marble and hard to photograph.
Added by Gail Kelly on May 24, 2015 2:28 PM
Barbara Guyer
Lydia Aldora Heasley Shellhammer
I stopped at Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell, Westmoreland County today on my way to work. Lydia and her husband Mervin Shellhammer are buried in this cemetery and was taken to their gravesite by the staff at the cemetery. The headstone reads Mervin Shellhammer and Aldora Shellhammer. She used her middle name instead of her first name, which is common for this generation. Please consider removing your memorial.
Added by Barbara Guyer on May 20, 2015 1:19 PM
Norma Sollman
Lloyd Oliver Hagan
Non-cemetery record

I Googled Uncle Lloyd and found this from the Trenton newspaper

Lloyd Oliver Hagan, an 89-year-old resident of Chandler, AZ, died on Dec. 15, 2003 in Chandler. He was a former area resident.

Funeral services were held on Dec. 19, 2003 Burial was in Tucson, AZ.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday,

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Added by Norma Sollman on May 19, 2015 5:37 PM
Norma Sollman
Lloyd Oliver Hagan
Non-cemetery record

I Googled Uncle Lloyd and found this from the Trenton newspaper

Lloyd Oliver Hagan, an 89-year-old resident of Chandler, AZ, died on Dec. 15, 2003 in Chandler. He was a former area resident.

Funeral services were held on Dec. 19, 2003 Burial was in Tucson, AZ.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday,

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Added by Norma Sollman on May 19, 2015 5:29 PM
Fred H Held
Lydia Aldora Heasley Shellhammer
from 134058504

Lydia Shellhammer
formerly of Gilpin Township

Lydia Aldora (Heasley) Shellhammer, 89, formerly of Gilpin ownship, died Monday, July 20, 1998 at Beacon Manor Personal Care Home, Indiana, where she was a patient for 3 years.
She was born April 13, 1909 in Atwood to Jacob W. and Blanch (Baker) Heasley.
Mrs. Shellhammer was a homemaker.
She was a member of the First Church of God, North Apollo.
A resident of Gilpin Township most o her life, she enjoyed sewing and reading as her hobbies.
She is survived by two brothers, Kenneth Heasley of Parks and Leroy Heasley of Vandergrift; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Mervin Shellhammer, who died in 1976; and one sister, Ila Marie Porter.
SHELLHAMMER - Friends of Lydia Aldora (Heasley) Shellhammer, 89, formerly of Gilpin Township, who died July 20, 1998, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdayat the Gerald J. Medica Funeral Home, 604 Moore Ave., North Apollo. Funeral services will be held at the First Church of God, North Apollo, at 11 a.m. Wednesday with Pator Bob Shallenberger, officiating. Interment will take place in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lowerl Burrell. Arrangements by Medice.
Added by Fred H Held on May 19, 2015 8:45 AM
Virginia Combs
Abigail Pond Clapp
I have just discovered that Abigail is my 8x great grandmother. As a findagrave contributor, I enjoy linking families and I was wondering if you had researched Abigail's family. I have found a link that may lead to them and am adding it here in case you might be interested.
Ginni Combs
Added by Virginia Combs on May 06, 2015 7:40 AM
Richard Rieck
William Whitmarsh Knapp # 88968470
The reason you can't find William Whitmarsh Knapp is that he died of cholera about 10 miles southwest of Independence, Missouri on May 5, 1849. His wagon train was scheduled to "jump off" for the gold fields that day. He was buried in the "village church yard." You can find the relevant information at

Thought you might be interested.

Richard Rieck
Added by Richard Rieck on Apr 27, 2015 3:23 PM
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