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Jules Verne (#47520337)
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Bio Photo Cemeteries interest me, and as I have learned over the years, many are sadly neglected or forgotten. Every person, both living or dead, deserve to be treated with respect, love, and nostalgia. Sadly, people become forgotten, and eventually lost to time. As sad as it might seem, a deceased person in Texas must only be dead 100 years before they can be considered archeologist material and summarily dug up and graverobbed. Though overall most people are respectful of the solemnity of cemeteries, some are not.

Another issue concerning especially forgotten cemeteries is that they are swallowed up by hungry landowners, who have the de facto philosophy that even cemeteries can be made private property, whereas in reality legally this is almost always untrue. It comes from the sheer greed of man that they build over cemeteries (and thereby suffer the consequences), or restrict people from visiting a cemetery. Nothing has a simple solution, however, as making such isolated cemeteries public involves counterbalancing vandalism and theft with respect and preservation.

To fellow findagravers, research your local, state, and federal laws regulating entering cemeteries on private property, etc. Texans can reference the following link, keeping in mind this is a summary of very complex laws:

I wish to in a small way contribute to historical records as well as helping those in need by making note of lost and neglected cemeteries and in so doing, hopefully bring enough attention to their historical (as well as sentimental) significance that the community reaches out to care for and preserve them.

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Spydergal 2011
I have sent you several emails and requested that you delete your duplicates in Hayman cemetery. Please correct errors. You don't add memorials if someone else has created one.
Added by Spydergal 2011 on Jan 19, 2012 4:54 AM
Janice Hall
Wesley Lilley
There is an incorrect photo posted to the memorial for Wesley Lilley in Hayman Cenetery, San Jaccinto Co. Tex. Would you please delete. Thank you Janice Hall
Added by Janice Hall on Jan 08, 2012 1:18 PM
Maurice Roberts
Ooops just sent a short message to your hotmail acct.
My apologies, Rev. Ammon Lillie is my great grand uncle. I have a picture of two of his brothers and maybe a I can get a picture of him
Added by Maurice Roberts on Nov 24, 2011 1:28 AM
Mike White
RE: Dear Mike
Thank Paul,
Now since I understand how FindAGrave works, still learning, but very much appreciate your handling of the memorials, and the photo's you took, will do my best to honor the folks at Spivey, still have a lot of reserach to do, but, will 'getter-done', quote from the Cable-Guy...

Thank for you help now, and in the past.
Thank You,
Mike White
Added by Mike White on Oct 08, 2011 8:42 PM
dirk bailey
RE: Question on cleaning headstones...

I only use a soft brush to sweep the dirt away before I take a picture. I'm going to say that if someone has made the dramatic difference that you've seen, and you're sure it's because of a cleaning, then someone else did it.

If it wasn't a cleaning, then I'm going to say it might be the lighting. I make sure the lighting it good, and if it isn't, I carry several light reflectors when I work - I started using foil backed styrofoam that you can buy at Home Depot - to setup shaded monuments prior to taking a picture.

Added by dirk bailey on Sep 20, 2011 6:27 AM
Thank you
Thanks Paul for the info on Alfred West and the two cemeteries. Sorry it took me so long to respond. I will see what I can do to get it corrected.
Added by MollieD on Jul 10, 2011 7:10 AM
Rick Kauffman
RE: A big Thanks
You are quite welcome!
Added by Rick Kauffman on Jun 26, 2011 10:54 PM

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