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Irma (#46927625)
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Bio Photo Feel free to use my photos for your genealogy research, but please mention that you got the photo from findagrave.
When I do headstone hunts, its nice to get a thank-you from the requester! Also, when writing to me, add a salutation at the beginning, and a thank-you at the end!
Also, thank you to everyone who follows through and makes the enhancements that I send.

Use a mirror to reflect the sunlight off of the stones lettering. I have a cheap $10.00 mirror that is about 4 feet high. I can hold the mirror in one hand, and take the photo with the other hand.
Another place to find your ancestors gravestone photos is on: just search for their name.

A complete and searchable listing of the Hale collection is now available on To find it, click on "search" at the top of the screen. Bring down the drop down list, and click on "card catalog". Then, in the search box, type in "Hale". Then click on it, and you can do a name search. Be advised that not all names come up.

The Old Cove Burying Ground in East Haddam is in need of care, and we need volunteers to help clean up this ancient cemetery. If you live in the East Haddam CT area and are interested in helping to preserve this cem, please email me. At the moment, there are only three people who are taking care of this cem, and two of them are in their 80's!!! We need people who have ancestors in this cem to contribute! Please email me if you are interested.

My family names are: Kerber, Kerper, Hartsock, Gray, Houck, Carper, Harpster, Gault, all in PA. My extended family names are Miller, Hager, Stamschror, all in Minnesota.

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RE: Anna Tooker #70882505
Finally recovered my original source:
"Twinsburg, Ohio, 1817-1917" ... - Page 484
Samuel Bissell Memorial Library Association (Twinsburg, Ohio),Lena May Carter, Roselle Theodore Cross

'Orrin Tucker, b. 11, 11, 1796; d. 8, 4, 1866;
son of Enoch and Anna (Parson) Tucker; came 1820'

Authors do not cite their source, but this history was based on old township records, memoirs, and letters. I got a copy from the Twinsburg Historical Society while visiting the cemetery where my Tuckers were buried.

Orrin Tucker was one of the early settlers of Twinsburg, OH, having come with his father-in-law to be Joshua Post. He was my paternal grandmother's grandfather.
Added by grabsucher on Nov 21, 2014 3:44 PM
RE: Anna Tooker #70882505
The name Anna Parson was found in a profile for Enoch Tucker in a public tree on when searching for Enoch Tucker, b. 1775 d. 1830,
both in Connecticut, and father Timothy Tucker.
I will access my library Ancestry account to get more detail and send another note in a couple days.
Added by grabsucher on Nov 19, 2014 1:42 PM
RE: Cordelia Burr #62359889
Dear Irma,
The birth date is from Conn. Deaths and Burials via FamilySearch website:

Cordelia S. Burr
Connecticut, Deaths and Burials
Name: Cordelia S. Burr
Gender: Female
Death Date: 31 Mar 1863
Death Place: Connecticut, Usa
Age: 29
Birth Date: 1834
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B03212-0 , System Origin: Connecticut-EASy , GS Film number: 3099

*I've "heard" that it is not reliable as they just "do the math" and estimate. Whether that is true or just a rumor I don't know.
Added by Marcialyn on Nov 12, 2014 4:07 PM
Phebe Rutty Hull
On find a grave you have Phebes death as 1763,
she died 25 Apr 1731 In Killingworth, CT. The date you have for her is the death date of Phebe Pratt Hull wife of George Hull Jr.
Added by Elaine on Nov 09, 2014 11:53 AM
Pratt photos
thank you so much for the photos..great job!
Added by Montereygenealogist on Nov 02, 2014 3:35 PM
Ambrose Kirtland, Sr.
Irma, Thank you so much for all the trouble you went to getting that great picture of his tombstone. The sun was just right. R.J.
Added by R.J. on Nov 02, 2014 1:02 PM
Albert Comstock 46927625

I transferred Albert Comstock to you. He is not a relative. Is he related to you?

Added by EM on Oct 31, 2014 5:54 PM
Colin John Chatfield
Seymour Hudson Chatfield
Great to see the grave and link the family members. Well done.
Added by Colin John Chatfield on Oct 26, 2014 2:51 AM
I had no recollection of that but I know how hard you work trying to get the correct info on there.

I have run into the same thing where people are asking for a photo of a headstone and there will already be one on there they say they want and UPDATED one from a headstone from 1800 or something--as if it will likely to look better 10 yrs. later. Or you check w the grave guy and that person is NOT listed or in the cemetery at least w a headstone but they insist on keeping it on the to fill list. Wouldn't be so bad if they did the basic groundwork first. I've backed off a bit filling requests bkz my enthusiasm has diminished when it becomes so rampant. Thanks again. Pat
Added by Pat on Oct 22, 2014 7:38 AM
RE: Old Lyme Cem
Hi Irma,

I have taken a lot of pictures to fill requests, but I don't believe I have ever asked anyone for any photos on find a grave. Could you check and get back to me bkz right now I don't really know which msg you are referring to. PAR
Added by Pat on Oct 21, 2014 5:54 PM
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