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Kathy Robinson (#47211190)
 member for 4 years, 8 months, 19 days
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Bio Photo I love genealogy and old cemeteries! I am currently working on restoring an old, "abandoned" cemetery near Pleasant Hill in Pike county, Illinois with my father, Lonnie Robinson, and my good friend, Chris Harris. It is a shame to see the final resting places of the pioneers to this area covered in brush, briars and completely neglected. I need volunteers to help keep these cemeteries maintained!!!

Many of the oldest gravestones have toppled or broken and I would like to get them standing proudly again. I'm learning the PROPER way through the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency cemetery preservation workshops. It's a lot of work, but it's definitely worth it.

I welcome any corrections, links, etc. to my memorials and I'm always willing to transfer memorials that aren't my kinfolk to an actual relative. I'm sure I've made many mistakes and I won't be offended if you point them out......:-)

If you appreciate seeing your ancestor's burial location, show your support by donating to that cemetery's maintenance fund. There are a few good folks who volunteer to keep the many old cemeteries in good shape by mowing, trimming trees, clearing brush, etc. and a donation toward their costs is a great way to show your support and appreciation! Without them, all the old cemeteries would disappear......(if you don't know where to send donations, please message me and I will find out for you)

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Have transcript for Robert Taylor
Kathy, you already gave me the transcript (bless you). It is in my family tree, but needs to be added to the Findagrave memorial.

Please excuse my unnecessary message to you.
Added by JackiMex on Aug 02, 2014 5:24 PM
Robert Taylor #124259904
Kathy, this might be a impossible task for you since you have taken so many Findagrave photos. I am wondering if you can provide a transcript for the gravestone. There is a lot of writing on the gravestone, and it is old so I can't read all of it.

Thanks for your help,
Added by JackiMex on Aug 02, 2014 5:15 PM
LaDon Brennan
Adaline Beeman
Thank you for the nice clear photo of this headstone. I am glad it has been captured before it meets the fate of so many of these old stones. The cemetery doesn't appear to be very well kept, I am delighted to note that her marker is still standing.
Added by LaDon Brennan on Aug 01, 2014 1:59 PM
Lynn Marie Vint
Harold Kessinger
Hi Kathy,

Had some goofy errors on that one. Thanks for catching them!

I assume you will be putting Alfred Kessinger and his wife, Dollie Carter, on Find A Grave since I can see from your picture that they share a stone with Harold. Would you please give me a heads up when you do that so I can link him to them? They were his parents.

Always great to hear from you. Thanks for all you do!

Added by Lynn Marie Vint on Jul 31, 2014 8:24 PM
Martha Keziah Stark Long
Hello Kathy, thank you for taking time out of your day to obtain the picture of Martha K Stark Long's headstone, I greatly appreciate it.
Best regards . . .
Added by Taddy on Jul 31, 2014 7:20 PM
Barbara HARMS Craig
Rachel SCOTT Morgan
THANKS SO MUCH for adding Rachel SCOTT Morgan's tombstone picture to her memorial.
Added by Barbara HARMS Craig on Jul 31, 2014 7:20 PM
Sue Macduff:)
David & Lydia Johnson
Kathy: "thanks for the great photos. I needed to verify his birth and death dates!"
Added by Sue Macduff:) on Jul 31, 2014 5:16 PM
Grave Photo
Kathy, thanks SO much for the photos of the headstones of John & Mary Stephenson. They were my husband's great-great grandparents, coming to the US in 1865 from Liverpool England. It means a lot to us to have this picture to add to their story.
Thanks again,
Austin, TX
Added by Anonymous on Jul 30, 2014 8:38 PM
sherri schaefer bagby
Thank you again for processing updates for family memorials !

Added by sherri schaefer bagby on Jul 24, 2014 9:50 AM
Tree Shaker
Sina Daack
Well DUH I guess an email address would help huh!

Added by Tree Shaker on Jul 14, 2014 6:53 PM
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