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history4sure (#46997739)
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"When God sends forth a special living soul to learn the ways of the earth, an earthly mother's love is waiting; we call this wonder birth. When God calls home a loving earthly soul and stills a fleeting breath, a Heavenly Father's love is waiting; this too is birth, not death."

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.
2016 Update:
Sixty seven 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, 60 years ago. To honor her, I began genealogy research from her precious family records. Fifty five 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 31 years, we have also grieved for our youngest son, lost to a freak accident. Brad
Writing personal histories has been a passion for over 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 25 years has required mapping and recording (handwritten) of over 3,000 birth & death locations and overseeing burials and settings of gravestones for some 950 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 over 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!


PLEASE NOTE: Check the top center of your profile page - if an "edit" tab is there - you need to click on it and check to approve or reject any edits that may have been sent to you - only a few email "edit" notices are coming from fag since this new feature was added.

Sorry, I have to laugh.... recently seen on a gravestone, (wife's, Jo Ann's stone) "DO NOT STAND AT MY GRAVE AND CRY, I AM NOT HERE, I DID NOT DIE" ...alongside on the husband's stone, "JO ANN - IF WE DID NOT DIE, WHAT ARE WE DOING HERE?".... [ I SAID I'm sorry! ]
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Sidnie Stone
Adams Family
I just went to the FHLC and found the book is available there with a digital copy through the catalog. I went to p. 420, and there are 3 different places that have his parents listed by him! FANTASTIC! I will get an original of one of them and we should be good to go with the fantastic annotated history.
Thank you again for the help.
Added by Sidnie Stone on Aug 29, 2016 8:09 AM
Sidnie Stone
Adams Family
Thank you so much for your quick and HELPFUL response! I will check it out ASAP.
Added by Sidnie Stone on Aug 29, 2016 7:56 AM
Susan R Perhala-Horry County Cemetery Registration
RE: your Rosie
Although I believe I had your email at one time, now I don't see it, but wanted you to see what Brandy looks like. Look on Dixie's page. Brand is black and tan. After you have seen it, let me know so I can remove Brandy's pic from Dixie's page. She's been through her heartworm treatments and getting frisky, although we must keep her calm for another month yet. I just hope that when we go back for her checkup the doc will give her a clean bill of health. Keeping my fingers crossed. She was already trained and so good when we got her, she's nearly 4.... was left behind when they moved away... left behind on purpose.
Best to you and your sweet memories,
Added by Susan R Perhala-Horry Cou... on Aug 27, 2016 6:15 PM
Sidnie Stone
Adams Family
What a treasure you are for Adams family history information! I have read the incredible detail and information you have posted for Elias and his fathers and mothers going back, here at Find A Grave. And what marvelous stories!

I noted that you had indicated you had letters written between the Elias and brothers--and now understand where you got some of the detail.

I am doing some work for a friend that is having to sort out some confusion among similar individuals in the SAR and DAR. I am trying to document that Elias is the son of Job and/or Sabrah. I do not know if you have a statement of such in the letters, or any other sources, but if you do, that would be invaluable in the documentation for the family.

If not, if the letters (or other documents) indicate the relationship as brothers at any point, that would also be a big help.

If you are willing, I would love transcripts, copies, or scans of any documents that you think would help us.

Again, thank you for the wonderful info you have already shared!
Sidnie Stone
Added by Sidnie Stone on Aug 27, 2016 6:11 PM
Bill Adams
Robert Adams
Thank you for responding. I totally understand. I guess that makes us Cousins.
I would like to add you to my f.a.g. friends list.
Added by Bill Adams on Aug 27, 2016 1:36 PM
Kim S.
RE: message
It's a great tip! Thanks! 😎
Added by Kim S. on Aug 25, 2016 8:49 AM
Kim S.
Oh, of course! My Abafo memorial! Silly me...
Added by Kim S. on Aug 25, 2016 12:39 AM
Kim S.
RE: message?
Hi Shirleen,

What is "Abafo"?
I don't know how to find that message. ???

Can you write to me at ksorbello at hot mail dot com?
Added by Kim S. on Aug 25, 2016 12:22 AM
Kim S.
Ezekiel and Fanny James
Hi, thanks so very much for finding the source of Ezekiel's and Fanny James's marriage! I had previously posted the info, but not the source, (and I didn't post the day for some reason) but I believe I did find it in that book last century :) in the days of libraries, microfiche, dusty books and pencils. But I am so grateful for your coming up with a source! I have credited you in the bio.

Thank you so much for taking the time to look up this source.

Still looking to verify Ezekiel's parents!
Kim S.
Added by Kim S. on Aug 24, 2016 11:51 PM
Anne Cady
RE: Waddington vs Madrid
I don't think you understood my last message. I agree its not "original St. Mary's". I'm saying its "Old St. Mary's" which was the 2nd cemetery (Original St. Mary's, then Old St. Mary's, then New St. Mary's). Old St. Mary's was established in the 1830's. Its also the one that is 1 1/2 miles from St. Lawrence River and located on the NOrfolk Road which is exactly where the document you have said the farm was. I agree with you that it is not the same as the Original (1820) cemetery.
Added by Anne Cady on Aug 24, 2016 8:55 PM
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