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Joseph R. Klett (#47554493)
 member for 5 years, 6 months, 11 days
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Am currently working on emails and Find A Grave notifications from 4 December. Please be patient--I promise I will get to them all!


I have been a genealogist for the great majority of my life and am amazed by the power and richness of Find A Grave. It is an honor to contribute.

I manage Find A Grave accounts as a volunteer for several historical organizations. This account is reserved for my own blood relatives and their spouses, generally in North America. (Please see my sons' European Ancestors and Kim's Folks accounts as well.) Some remarkable members created a number of these memorials and have graciously transferred them to my care. The contributors I have listed as "friends" have my special thanks for their volunteer work and their many kindnesses. I am simply in awe of Wayne Irons, Scott Balyer, Carol Foss, and Leigh Miller in particular.

My Find-A-Grave Philosophy

We are put on this planet to give of ourselves, as we can, to the people around us and the strangers we meet. In the interest of accuracy and fostering appreciation of our ancestors, we should share information with our kin and the public as much as possible. If our ultimate purpose is not to disseminate what we have learned, then we are just navel-gazing.

Acts of genealogical kindness always come back in kind--one way or another. It might not be direct or immediate; but I have found this "pay it forward" principle to be true time and again as a researcher.

Graves and the memory of our ancestors are sacred things, and foremost the responsibility of family. We are commanded to honor our mothers and fathers. And it is a blessing for ourselves, as well, when we help others to do this.

I welcome contact about any of my families, and hope the information I have posted is of help to you. I don't post my personal email address publicly. If you want to contact me, please leave a public message or join Find A Grave and send a message through the edit function at one of my memorials. I will respond as promptly as I can. I am always glad to meet new cousins, or reconnect with old ones.

Why Do I Ask About Possible Transfer?

Every day I send out multiple edit requests and links in order to improve the data in Find A Grave. (I have submitted over 6,300 accepted edits since the automatic edit function was implemented in late 2013.) If I can add substantial information to a memorial, I sometimes inquire as to whether its creator would consider transferring (if he/she is not related, of course). The reason I do this is simple: I have dedicated much of my life to promoting scholarship in genealogy and the use of archival sources. If someone submits an edit or a link to a memorial that I manage, I analyze the information and research the documentation before accepting it. Hopefully, unrelated persons managing memorials I am interested in will do the same. However, I know this is not always the case and, as a result, I find that incorrect edits and links are sometimes accepted by members.

Please do not take offense by my inquiring. I am always glad to contribute to others' memorials as well. Most likely, though, I will not contribute biographical notes if the person who maintains the memorial is unrelated and therefore unlikely to retain the source data. Generally, I do not submit vital dates/places unless the current information in the memorial is incorrect or insufficient.

My Virtual Cemeteries, etc.

You will see that I have built over 140 virtual cemeteries under this account. There are over 130 more at my sons' European Ancestors and Kim's Folks accounts. I hope you will check them out--especially if you are descended from one of our ancestral families. They represent a lot of time and effort.

Regarding transfer, if you are more closely related to one of my ancestral aunts, uncles or cousins and your request is within Find A Grave guidelines, I will be glad to pass the memorial along to you if you will explain your connection.

If your request is outside Find A Grave guidelines (i.e., the person is not your close relative), I will be glad to consider transfer if you will explain your connection in detail and let me know how you will build out the memorial. Again, the memorials attached to this account are my own blood relatives or their spouses, with only a few exceptions. Linking children or getting children linked to your (our) relative, and sponsoring, are good indicators that you are committed to improving the data and caring for the memorial.

If you are a direct descendant of any of my ancestors, I will gladly add a link to your profile from that memorial noting that you are also a descendant--just ask. (Or add a flowers note explaining your connection.)

My Favorite Cemeteries

Some statistics as of January 2016--mainly to satisfy my own curiosity--regarding blood relatives and spouses in certain cemeteries (when over 100 graves)...

1,065 in Greenwood Cem., Trenton, NJ
1,043 in First Presbyterian Church Cem., Ewing, NJ
770 in Pennington Cem., Pennington, NJ
662 in First Baptist Church Cem., Hopewell, NJ
623 in Riverview Cem., Trenton, NJ
468 in Highland Cem., Hopewell, NJ
362 in Eglington Cem., Clarksboro, NJ
337 in Lawrenceville Cem., Lawrenceville, NJ
322 in Harbourton Cem., Harbourton, NJ
283 in Presbyterian Church Cem., Pennington, NJ
256 in Mercer Cem., Trenton, NJ
251 in Baptist Church Cem., Hamilton Square, NJ
250 in Presbyterian Church Cem., Hamilton Square, NJ
248 in Brainerd Cem., Cranbury, NJ
210 in Cedar Hill Cem., Hightstown, NJ
182 in Dutch Neck Cem., Princeton Junction, NJ
173 in Princeton Cem., Princeton, NJ
164 in Ewing Cem., Ewing, NJ
138 in Lake Park Cem., Swedesboro, NJ
129 in Presbyterian Churchyard, Titusville, NJ
123 in Cedar Green Cem., Clayton, NJ
123 in West Laurel Hill Cem., Bala Cynwyd, PA
120 in Laurel Hill Cem., Philadelphia, PA
113 in Methodist Church Cem., Titusville, NJ
109 in Methodist Cem., Aura, NJ
105 in Bethel Methodist Cem., Hurffville, NJ
100 in Presbyterian Churchyard, Lawrenceville, NJ

Relatives for whom I have burial information: about 20,940.

Relatives identified in or added to Find A Grave to date: about 19,640.

What a wonderful resource Find A Grave is!
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David Chambers ..Your cousin.. Memorial# 50057858
Awesome find! I found a bible with the Chambers genealogy info in it! The bible also has Calhoun listed. Wow!

Added by Jeannieology on Jan 12, 2017 2:43 PM
Daisy B
RE: Elizabeth Dawson (memorial #167888437)
Thanks for checking! I've created a new memorial for Elizabeth B. Dawson (d. 1895) and deleted her photo from you memorial. Happy New Year!
Added by Daisy B on Jan 08, 2017 8:43 AM
RE: David L. More (1814-1904) at Rosedale
Good luck with the search. The first administrator I spoke to had to be convinced the East of Edgar Road section was now in "his" cemetery. After he checked the burial records he saw that the decedent I was looking for, Christian Stuyverson, was indeed buried in Mt Calvary. After that he was more than willing to look for a headstone, so I hope he will be helpful with you too.

For some reason, Rosedale and Rosehill continue to list all of the East of Edgar Road burials as if they were still in Rosedale, which by the way is not even the adjacent part of the R & R cemetery, but is in the part that is across the highway.
Added by Roibeard on Dec 29, 2016 8:31 AM
Terri Rickert
John Iszard
Hello Joseph

September 2014 I supplied you correct info about John's date of death & place of death and you rejected it.

If you look at his siblings it will verify his place of birth & death. He was also born in:
Aura, Gloucester County
New Jersey, USA

Death Date:
1806 Before he was 1 year old.

Death Place:
Gloucester County
New Jersey, USA

I look forward to you adding correct info to my ancestors Memorial.
Added by Terri Rickert on Dec 28, 2016 8:58 PM
Hello. I see you are related to John Stanley BuBois. I have acquired three photos of Mary and Stanley DuBois, David Lambertson, and Mae Lambertson Buck. The photo of Stanley I put on the site came from these photos. I would be happy to get them back in the hands of family - I rescued them from an antique mall.
Added by HudGen on Dec 17, 2016 11:49 AM
Sandy Boyd
If you would like a copy of the several Newbern's pictures that I put in the Glassboro Methodist Cemetery (Glassboro, NJ), let me know. I can email them to you.
Added by Sandy Boyd on Dec 15, 2016 4:38 AM
Mary Bloodgood Freeman
Also for Mary. Is there a stone for her?
Added by KPH on Dec 14, 2016 10:19 PM
Henry Freeman, III
Is ther an actually tombstone for Henry Freeman III. I see you quote a inscription but there is no picture. Is this information solely from Patty B Myers geneology?
Added by KPH on Dec 14, 2016 10:11 PM
Susan Beyer
Gladys Atwood Harper
Thank you for the information. I made the change.
Added by Susan Beyer on Dec 11, 2016 10:22 AM
Hattie Belle fish Reynolds
Hi sir,
I wonder if you might be able to help me link Wilmet Reynolds who may have been married to Raymond Jay Howard, Jr. from Franklinville, Cattaraugus County, New York. He would be a distant relative of mine. I am researching my mother's fraternal side of the family Wildrick) and I found a death certificate for an infant Howard buried in Fairview Cem. in Port Allegany Co., Pa. The child's parents are listed as Raymond Howard and Wilmet Reynolds both from Franklinville, N. Y. Your cousin Hattie and her husband were parents to Wilmet I believe.
Would greatly appreciate any information you may be willing to share. Please use my e-mail,
Added by SMPowell on Dec 07, 2016 9:39 PM
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