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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.|
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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|Mary||Baldridge Terry Carter|
Thanks for all the detective work, creating his memorial and then transferring to me. You are a hidden jewel.
Added by Mary on Jun 29, 2015 12:06 PM
Thanks for the sweet message, I have you on my friends list. The memory bears were so much fun to make, I have 3 daughters and we all planned time and did them together. I bought the pattern at Wal-Mart. I picked clothing that I could find that they ad pictures made in, then gave them the bear with a framed picture of them wearing the clothing. Must say that Daddys was so much easier because his clothes were the same type/color of shirt and pants. Thanks for being such a wonderful Find A Grave friend.
Added by Mary on Jun 23, 2015 5:55 AM
Thanks for the note and you send what you can whenever you have time and just know that when ever I get will be tremendously appreciative.
Thanks for the help
Added by Mary on Jun 21, 2015 7:46 PM
|Lisa Craig Arrowood||RE: Craig|
Thank You, Lisa
|Wes & Debi Grossnickle||RE: 35324545|
I totally agree, I have came across it more then once doing this. Kinda sucks as I know because I am still trying to trace family that was married several times and we don't know all of the names or which one she is buried under.
|Lisa Craig Arrowood||Craig Family|
Hi, I noticed that you are related to the Craig family, and was wondering if you had come across John William Craig born Feb. 8 1843 in Illinois. He died on Dec. 26 1931 in Buncombe County North Carolina. He is my Great Great Grandfather Find A Grave memorial # 44035400 (some of the info is wrong and the owner won't correct). I don't think his father was Nabert Craig. If you have any info please contact me.
When ever I would come across the census and the name Mowie I would say to myself, why would someone name a child Mowie, and now that you point out Nowia it makes since that someone was spelling it the way it sounded and that it actually is Noah. But boys is my head ever spinning with the confusion of this family. Again a huge Thank You for the assistance. And the spelling of the last name from Coffer to Cofer is really confusing also. Thanks for the edits and links you have sent to Find A Grave for corrections.
Added by Mary on Jun 13, 2015 12:50 PM
WOW, My head is spinning now that I have really looked at dates and family relations from the info that you have sent me, but I am so excited about getting it all straightened out. Hopefully those that have the Find A Grave pages will work with me to correct the connections and of course I will make the corrections on the pages I have created. If you are in Find A Grave and see a connection that needs to be corrected please send a Find A Grave correction to the person that has the memorial. Thanks again for all the time that you are contributing to helping me make correct family connections and finding family information. :)
Added by Mary on Jun 13, 2015 12:08 PM
Thank you for sharing your grandmothers memorial with me,I enjoyed reading it. I saw a movie from Netflix ,I think, on the Handcart crossing. It took a lot of brave people to make this country.
|Sharon Martin||RE: John Whipple's wife|
Thank you for the transfer of Basmath. You have the same information that I have. I will add some of the their children that I have and keep looking for more information on the family.
I too have come across Memorials, and other sits, were the place is listed as it is today and not as it was at the time.
Thank you again
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