Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
treerpgmo (#47324296)
 member for 4 years, 2 months, 12 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
Genealogy has been a serious business for me since I was in grade school. I documented and discovered that my 3rd great-grandmother Laura A. (WHITMARSH) MILLER's parents Horace WHITMARSH & Clarissa Mitchell (WARNER) WHITMARSH were both Mayflower descendants. I tracked the surname GILMORE back to Capt. James GILMORE of Rockbridge Co, Virginia. (Thanks to the late Shelby GILMORE for his ground breaking research in the 1960-70s.) Turns out that he was present at the Battle of Yorktown where poor Cornwallis discovered that yes he would be famous but no not for something to land him in to #10 Downing Street. Other discoveres include proving Mennonite ancestry via the BINKLEY orig BINGELLI and STAUFFER lines.

Corrections & Questions: Use the S.A.C. for corrections and please differentiate facts from from suppositions and might be for the benefit of other researchers. Also if it's a question that I don't have an instant answer for that requires further research remember that the facts are the foundation for the solution. Correction and question e-mails should NOT be deletion requests as those requesting deletions are considered a nuisance and are treated accordingly. Include your e-mail address in the S.A.C. and you must have your findagrave.com messages visible to the public. If you are requesting links include the findagrave code number after each person.

Transfers: Most of the the virtual graves I manage are blood kin in some way. I don't transfer direct ancestors or very close relatives of my grandparents. For others that can happen if you are more closely related than me.

First: leave some kind of flower on the virtual grave in question. Use the correct e-mail (NOT a message on my profile) that includes your e-mail address (required) and tell me how you are related. If the person is someone I'm not related to I usually transfer these type immediately. (Unless you ask if you have other relatives buried in the same cemetery. In that case I might need that virtual grave as a reference point for easy access because non-relatives will not be in my internal database.) I probably know very little about a non-relative so someone who is a relative should manage them.

Second: If I am related but you are a closer relative to that person --- I will look at my internal database --- I may have questions for you! I may have active research that I conducting on that person and/or his/her near relatives. So just because I don't transfer a relative immediately doesn't mean no if I don't say no. Before I transfer a relative I back check my internal database to make sure what I have there matches findagrave. If you send in the "correction" additional facts, crosslinks to parents or other updated data I need to fix BOTH areas. I have also been known to transfer a group of graves for the same family. If I am doing a group transfer I also back check each cemetery to see if there are other relatives of the person who don't have virtual memorials but should. All of this takes TIME which is a precious commodity and when it is done it should be done right the first time.

The type of transfers I absolutely will not do are any type of these three:

#1 Any of my direct ancestors and other close relatives of my grandparents.
#2 To people who are bulk collectors of virtual graves that do not transfer outside of guidelines.
#3 To people who have harassed others on findagrave.

MY FAMILY:
These are direct line known surnames to my 7th great-grandparents. Note that on those from Norge I am trying to use "farm" names because surnames were not generally required by law till about 1900 in Norge. American & Canadian states/provinces are abbreviated in all caps. Other countries are spelled out preferably in that nation's first language. When you see a surname repeated that is because it is actually more than one unrelated surnames with the the surname coming closest to this current time listed first. Several of these families can be accessed through my multiple virtual cemeteries. Most of these, but not all, are public:
SPECIAL NOTES CONCERNING PARTICULAR AREAS:

Missouri: Mercer County, Lindley and Harrison Twsps and also the neighboring townships of Clay Twsp in Harrison County and Hamilton Twsp in Decatur Co, Iowa: I do have a particular interest and expertise in this area as four of my great-grandparents were from this area. If you need help in this area ask. What I don't know I most likely know who you need to talk to.

Maine: Hancock County, Swan's Island: Make sure you see http://www.swansisland.org/cemetery.htm for any virtual grave in this area that I either entered and/or left a candle on. This is the source for all of the information, including links to parents, gravestone photographs or documentation of the lack of one. If the person in question had the surname JOYCE or married one then they either were themselves or married a direct descendant of the SAMSON, STANDISH, and ALDEN families.

 Contact: Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 3,735 Memorials Added
 • 4,747 Memorials Managed
 • 17 Memorials/Week
 • 1,648 Photos
 • 199 Photo Requests
 • 104 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 13,573 Virtual Flowers
 • 40 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 8 Fame Ratings
 • 1 Sponsorship
 • 81 Friends
Search Contributor's Records

 
First NameLast Name

Virtual Cemeteries
ALDEN (Mayflower Descent) (1940)
APP of Northampton Co, Pe... (1275)
BEAL PROGENY of Hingham, ... (4126)
BROWN of Morgan Co, India... (171)
Centurions (1)
FAMOUS KIN BY BLOOD (74)
FAMOUS KIN BY WIFE (22)
FARR of Cummington, Hamps... (62)
FITZGERRELL of Posey Co, ... (58)
FORD of Weymouth, Norfolk... (1195)
[View all Virtual Cemeteries...]
Find A Grave Friends
Anne Shurtleff ..., Annie202, Ashley Warkenti..., B Short, Barbara Haracki..., Beth Thackeray, Bill West, Bobb Edwards, Brad Jones, Burke Stoughton, Chip5610, Cindy Marcell, Cindy Thibodeau, classic, crowhill, ctaz (inactive), David Allen Lam..., Deb, Denny Jackson, Donna Butler Sh..., [View all Find A Grave Friends...]
Messages left for treerpgmo (628)[Leave Message]
Richard Rieck
William Knapp grave location
According to a June 6, 1849,letter written by his wife, Harriett, William Knapp died of cholera on May 5, 1849 in Independence, Missouri while en route to California. According to the letter he was buried there in the "village Church yard" the same day his company (wagon train) departed for the gold fields. See http://pvhn.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/california-dreamin3-letters.pdf
Added by Richard Rieck on Sep 22, 2014 9:09 AM
Karen Schneider Childs
Persis Eames Pierce
Find A Grave says this isn't a non-cemetery. Can you tell me what this means/I don't understand, thanks,Karen Childs #47708662
Added by Karen Schneider Childs on Sep 21, 2014 1:03 AM
Patty
Edit
Torgerson's are buried at King Wood Cemetery Lewis Center Ohio
Added by Patty on Sep 14, 2014 3:34 PM
C. Parker
RE: Fred
Yes, Budinger was her maiden name.
Added by C. Parker on Sep 14, 2014 11:27 AM
Barbara Guyer
RE: Fairview Cem, Kiskimentas Twsp, Armstrong Co, Pennsylvania
His obit say May 4, 1974
Added by Barbara Guyer on Sep 06, 2014 5:17 PM
Patricia Shover Gregory
RE: COX Family
Sorry, no connection to Jonathan Cox. My Cox family came from Pennsylvania to Indiana. Can't make the connection to counties you mentioned.
Added by Patricia Shover Gregory on Sep 06, 2014 11:29 AM
Patty
Herman Torgerson
Green Lawn has no record of Herman. I believe he may be buried at Kingwood Cemetery Rte 23 Lewis Center Ohio. I called the funeral home listed in his obituary. I am waiting a call back from them.
Hopefully I will know in the morning, Patty
Added by Patty on Sep 05, 2014 3:18 PM
Barbara Guyer
Blanche Heasley
I have her listed at Fairview Cemetery - Armstrong County. Her middle initial is N.; maiden is Baker and DOB is 1880. Her husband's DOB is wrong cause I have his obit. Their Find-A-Grave #s are 134057032 and 134057095. Thank you!
Added by Barbara Guyer on Sep 03, 2014 3:53 PM
Nancy
RE: New Woodstock Cem, Cazenovia, Madison Co, New York
You're very welcome on all accounts. Glad I could help. Thanks for the suggestion about claiming Millicent. Not sure when I'll be headed back to Hillcrest Cemetery, so I'll hold off for now.
Added by Nancy on Aug 30, 2014 9:12 AM
Nancy
RE: New Woodstock Cem, Cazenovia, Madison Co, New York
You're very welcome. Glad I could help. Yes they are all on the same stone.
Added by Nancy on Aug 30, 2014 5:58 AM
[View all messages...]
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service