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Lesa Epperson (#46576986)
 member for 13 years, 5 months, 19 days
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Bio Photo I have been doing genealogy for many years. One of my favorite things in researching is visiting cemeteries. I love to just walk around the tombstones and try to imagine what the people's lives might have been like. I have been contributing tombstone pictures to this site to help fellow genealogists that are a distance away that can't visit their relative's gravesite in person.

My family has been a big assistance to me in my project for this website. My son, Trenton, my daughter, Alena, and my husband, Terry, have helped me take tombstone photos. So a big "THANKS" goes out to all three of them!!

Quote from Findagrave: "The goal is not to "own" every memorial of those to whom you are related. THE ULTIMATE GOAL SHOULD BE TO HAVE MEANINGFUL, ACCURATE MEMORIALS THAT HONOR THOSE WHO HAVE PASSED AWAY, REGARDLESS OF WHO CREATED THE MEMORIAL OR WHO MAINTAINS IT." Please keep this in mind when you request a transfer as it takes a lot of time and money to do research to add memorials to this site. I love working on this site, but I have run into some problems just recently.

I DO WELCOME ADDITIONS, CORRECTIONS AND FAMILY LINKS. The more information the better!! I usually get the updates done within 1 or 2 days.
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Jemima Loveall Wilson
Hi, Leesa! First of all, I want to say thank you for all the work you do on Find a Grave! I have a question about Jemima Loveall Wilson. You are related to her and I believe I am too. I am a bit confused. I have a Jemima Moore Wilson( with the same birth and death records as your Jemima Loveall Wilson) in my family married to James Wilson. I have the marriage record with the date of 17 Aug 1848 in Decatur Indiana. Do you think we are talking about two separate people or the same one who was married twice? Three of her known children are Elizabeth, Rachel and Ida. Rachel is my 2nd great grandmother. She married Jesse Brown. I have no parents listed for Jemima Moore Wilson. Can you shed any light on this?
Added by cynthia on Oct 24, 2016 12:20 PM
Marty Kendall
other children of RD McDonald
In addition to Alan Macdonald, other children of Robert D McDonald (73454139) & Ellen Reshore (73454109)are:
Ranald (5/16/1889 - 5/5/1952) Find a grave: 73454075 and
Jean Mann (12/3/1887 - 3/6/1966) Find a grave: 8587875
Springhill Cemetery, Danville, Illinois
(my great uncle and great aunt)
Added by Marty Kendall on Oct 18, 2016 9:44 AM
Marty Kendall
family connection
Ida Mattis Macdonald: 73454199 is the mother of Mary Edith Snyder Curtis: 11543147
(Ida, my grandmother; Mary, my aunt)
Springhill Cemetery, Danville, Illinois
Added by Marty Kendall on Oct 18, 2016 9:11 AM
Kenny C. Fossitt
William Coleman 2977128
I sent you 3 notes about the above. This William Coleman was from Muhlenberg Co, Kentucky and not connected to the 3 people that is attached to him.
His widow filed his Civil War Pension from Ky.
His headstone shows from KY.

Here is who I believe is the correct William Coleman from the same cemetery. Find A Grave Memorial# 58413866. He was from Indiana and his headstone shows that.

Added by Kenny C. Fossitt on Oct 17, 2016 7:10 AM
Alone but not Forgotten
Ben Bonebrake
Are you by any chance related to this soldier? I might have some info for you if you are.
Added by Alone but not Forgotten on Oct 15, 2016 3:44 PM
Thank you.
I repeatedly see your name pop up while researching my own ancestry. I just wanted to say Thank You for all the work you've put into this site. I had no idea my Great Great Grandparents were laid to rest so close to where I grew up. And thanks to your dedication, this year I was able to visit and deliver flowers to their graves.
Added by DLM on Oct 14, 2016 11:09 PM
Stacy Conner
Linking daughter to parents
Thank you so much for linking Vera Montgomery to her parents Chester and Helen Walker. Thank you.
Added by Stacy Conner on Oct 12, 2016 3:16 PM
Janice Francis
Paul Hyland
Lesa are you related to Paul Hyland or do you know any more info on him or Pat. They had a daughter Rita. I don't remember if she went by Hyland or Francis. If anyone reading this knows any of this info I am interested.
Added by Janice Francis on Oct 11, 2016 7:27 AM
Phyllis Lanoue
Wagoner-Epperson connection
I just recently received information on my Wagoner/Waggoner/Wagner line that led me to find a connection to the Epperson name in Ancestry.
I had noticed your name in a lot of the Find A Grave postings for many of my relatives in the Fountain/Warren county cemeteries. I'm guessing the connection is thru your husband.
I am in Jasper County, Indiana.
Are you on Ancestry & has he done the DNA testing? I have done it thru Ancestry. My family tree is called Chambers Family History.

Thank you.
Phyllis Chambers Lanoue
Added by Phyllis Lanoue on Oct 05, 2016 4:46 PM
Jenny White Tinsley
Isabella Martha Oliphant Tinsley
Hi Lesa,
My husband and I are researching his family and Isabella Martha Oliphant Tinsley is his 3rd great grandmother. I noticed that you have her parents listed as Daniel Samuel Oliphant and Martha Ann Farley. We have scoured Ancestry for records listing Isabella's parents and could not find any. I am no expert at this and do not want to list them if they are not actually connected and thought maybe you have access to something we do not. Any info would be helpful as we are at a brick wall with her. :)

Jenny White-Tinsley
Added by Jenny White Tinsley on Sep 27, 2016 7:29 PM
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