I am a high school math teacher and have been doing geneaology for over 25 years with extensive research on my extended family. I have traced some lines back to the early 1600's with almost all lines into the 1700's. My family is all from either the Pfalz in Germany or from the counties of Carmarthenshire, Glamorganshire, Breconshire and Monmouthshire in Wales. All of my lines settled in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The vast majority of my family is buried in Pittston Avenue Cemetery, Abington Hills Cemetery and Washburn Street Cemetery. Although many of my submissions are those of family members and family friends, many more are cemeteries that I have walked and recorded or graves near those which were photo requests. Sometimes I just walk cemeteries to record what is there. Even the best kept cemeteries have stones that are eroding and decaying. If we don't record this information that is there, it may disappear forever, as so many stones have.
I am not territorial. I post photos and information for everyone to share. I don't understand those who feel that they "own" information in a cemetery that is clearly there for to see. We all live in different places. How great it is to be able to share what is close to our homes with people from all over who can never visit a cemetery in person. Feel free to use any family photos for your personal use. It is not necessary to give me the credit. Just don't use them for profit. I abhor people who profit from the stolen work of others.
Although I welcome any corrections that you may find on my submissions and look forward to hearing from any family members or anyone else who is just plain interested, please do not contact me if you are not willing to leave your name. I don't deal with anonymous. I will happily transfer ownership of any page to any family members who politely ask, but please do not involve me in any family squabbles. I do this to help others and for fun. Let's keep it fun. If you send me obituaries, please include the newspaper name, date, and page number. Withough that information, I will not add the obituary.
Grave #92532363 After reviewing this grave I noticed you have Andrew H Downing Jr (the brother) listed as the father. Andrew H Downing Sr is the father. Thomas Gibson Downing is my grandfather. I would be more than happy to have the management be transferred to me if that is more convenient. I did also send a request to link my grandmother as his wife. Thanks for all you have done for Find a Grave.
Samuel Anderson I have been reviewing this site and have a question about Samuel's wife,(Jerusha Lyons). Samuel Anderson of this site was married to Sarah Bennett. The Samuel Anderson you have listed was buried in Union Cemetery, Westfield , Chatauqua county, New York. His birth was 1762-1837 and he was married to Jerusha Lyons> note that the Samuel of this site was born 1758-1831 and was born in Blandford, and buried in Pioneer cemetery in Sidney , Delaware County ,New York.
THANK YOU! I cannot thank you enough for the information you posted about John and Helen Thomas. They were my great grandmother's brother and sister-in-law. I have found so little information about my family. This was a huge breakthrough for me. My heart is so happy! Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the work you do.
Margaret Parker Dear Tom, First I would like to thank you for all the work you have been doing on Find A Grave. My name is Donna Moran McFadden and I am the Great Granddaughter of Margaret Price Parker. I was so excited to find her grave listed. Because her maiden name was Price, I am hoping that you are related to her. She was married to John Parker and her daughter, Maude was my Grandmother. Unfortunately, her husband murdered her and was incarcerated in Eastern State. There are many news articles that I have discovered about this incident. I did not know about this until I started tracing my roots. My Grandmother never told any of us about it. Is there any information at all that you can tell me about Margaret? How did you find her birth date? Do you know what town in Wales she came from? I do not have much information about her except some details about her children and, of course, the tragedy. I would appreciate anything you could tell me. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you .