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Rick Valentine (#47475621)
 member for 4 years, 1 month, 27 days
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I started working on my family tree in 1978 when my mother got me involved in helping her do research. I am now retired and have more time to spend doing genealogy.
4 years ago I discovered Find-A-Grave and have been hooked ever since.

My main focus is on the families of Valentine, Virnig, Faust, Maiette, Clourate, Swain, Roots, Jolley, Powell, Fairfax, Gillam and their extended families.

I also have extended roots in the founding families from Nantucket Island including, Swain, Barnard, Macy, Starbuck and Mills.

I find old cemeteries fascinating, every old cemetery has it's own unique personality, unlike new cemeteries that are laid out in neat little rows with flat headstones.
So much family history can be found in old cemeteries.
Every grave has a story behind it and a story to tell.

Feel free to use any photos that I have posted, for non commercial use only. (Your personal family trees and are OK)

Please DO NOT repost my photos on Find-A-Grave as your own.

I was very fortunate to have many family photos passed along to me, I have posted family photos to share with extended family members that were not fortunate enough to have these photos.

Feel free to use and copy "Family Photos", I have posted them to share with extended family members.

Please use the "EDIT TAB" on each individual page when requesting changes, additions, links, or transfers.

I will gladly transfer any memorial that is not part of my family.

Please do not make duplicate memorial pages!

Duplicate pages really mess up the linking process!

Search the name you are looking for before making a page, if the page already exists request a transfer!

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Sue Tanner
RE: Aydelott, w. G.
Sorry about that Rick. I did not think about it being part of her family. Great. Thanks. Sue
Added by Sue Tanner on May 26, 2015 2:54 AM
Sue Tanner
Aydelott, w. G.
Hi Rick, their is another photo on the above memorial for William aydelott. The last name on the wrong photo is Baker. Thanks Sue
Added by Sue Tanner on May 25, 2015 10:29 PM
Diana Orchard
I deleted the memorial; you are more than welcomed to add it to correct location.
Added by Diana Orchard on May 25, 2015 1:42 PM
Diana Susan Kniffen
Mary S. Atwell
Mr. Valentine: Thank you for finding Mary Selena Foreman Ryan Atwell's grave for me and for the information there is not a headstone. My family and I appreciate the information so much. She has eluded us for many years. People like you make the world a much better place. Mary Selena Foreman Ryan Atwell was my paternal great-grandmother's (Perlina Foreman Bingley) sister. Mary Selena was married first to Charles Marshall Ryan (#53992858). Have a great day and thank you again. Diana Susan Kniffen
Added by Diana Susan Kniffen on May 25, 2015 6:32 AM
Donna D. McGinty
RE: Margaret Loquvam
Rick - Thanks a million - It is nice to know where Margaret is actually buried.
Thank you for all you do for Find A Grave - I think it is a great service - I also take pictures where ever I go.
Added by Donna D. McGinty on May 24, 2015 5:47 AM
Kerry Rae Smith Moser
Carl G. Engberg
Added by Kerry Rae Smith Moser on May 23, 2015 12:04 PM
Donna D. McGinty
RE: Loquvam stone
Thank you - that is very kind of you.
Thank you,
Added by Donna D. McGinty on May 23, 2015 11:33 AM
Kerry Rae Smith Moser
William & Helen Haskins
Thanks for the photos Rick, much appreciate your work.
Added by Kerry Rae Smith Moser on May 23, 2015 11:18 AM
Kerry Rae Smith Moser
William Haskins
Thanks for letting me know. His wife was Helen, so it might be her. Are they next to one another?
Added by Kerry Rae Smith Moser on May 23, 2015 9:44 AM
Donna D. McGinty
Loquvam stone
Rick - thanks a million ( great pictures). Really means a lot to me. (Margaret is my Grand Aunt). I actually don't believe she is actually buried there. She died in 1875 in Washington, D.C. and I don't believe the family could afford the cost of spending her out to be buried with her husband. Another mystery to be solved.
Thank you again!
Added by Donna D. McGinty on May 23, 2015 7:04 AM
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