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John L. Poling (#46790570)
 member for 8 years, 10 months, 25 days
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Bio Photo I am a native resident of Dayton, Ohio, son of Myron Dale and Emma Lucille (Smith) Poling. My favorite hobby has always been genealogy, but I started seriously studying my roots in 1993. I am single and retired after 30 combined years of service with the Montgomery County Clerk of Courts & Prosecuting Attorney offices. I enjoy entering information at Find A Grave. I have completed six cemeteries; Vernon Baptist Cemetery, Clinton County, Ohio; St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, North Star, Ohio; Roxanna Cemetery, Roxanna, Ohio; Mount Holly Cemetery, Mount Holly, Ohio; McKnight Cemetery, Spring Valley, Ohio; Spring Valley Cemetery, Spring Valley, Ohio; and Sections A, B & C of Woodland Cemetery, Xenia, Ohio. I have a full subscription to, and access to other sources. I like to research a persons name and add a small bio where possible. Please contact me with corrections / suggestions / links for my entries. Also contact me if you would like me to transfer a relatives memorial page to you.

Personal Note: I do not see Find A Grave as an internet game, trying to get high numbers of memorials & pictures added. I have seen people who have been a member of Find A Grave for 1 year and have added 100,000 memorials. Then when you review their memorials I find names mis-spelled, birth & death dates wrong, either no places of birth & death or they are listed in the bio instead of the proper fields provided by Find A Grave. Then I see pictures upside down, part of the stone not in the picture, pictures on wrong graves. Then there are pictures that haven't been cropped and you see more grass than stone and you can't even read the stone. I have been a member of Find A Grave for over 8 years and I average 14 memorials weekly. I take time to research the person to see if I can add middle names, maiden names, full birth & death dates, places of birth & death, and a small bio. My advice is to please slow down & proof read your work before clicking save. Yes, I do make mistakes and appreciate you pointing them out to me. My mistakes are because I am human and not because I am in a hurry to get a high number of memorials & pictures added. Also, if you take time to proof read your work, and do a little research on the person you are creating a memorial page for, you won't receive dozen upon dozens of Suggest A Correction e-mails.

Thank you for taking time to read my bio.
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Terri Johnson
RE: Leon copsey
I transferred to you.
Added by Terri Johnson on Apr 13, 2014 6:01 PM
Terri Johnson
RE: Leon copsey
Would you like me to transfer to you? I'm not related. Terri
Added by Terri Johnson on Apr 13, 2014 9:22 AM
Terri Johnson
Leon copsey
Thank you, I added his mothers memorial.
Added by Terri Johnson on Apr 12, 2014 8:13 AM
ohio gal
Samuel & William McKnight
John: Samuel and William who died in June and July of 1853 were brothers.trying to read a copy of the obit. Would you like to post on their site..Pam
Added by ohio gal on Apr 11, 2014 5:09 PM
Michael Crawford
RE: Solomon Maeder
They got hit head on by a semi. It was Christmas eve. Sudie and Jerry, their children, where only minorly injured. Jerry was raised by the Copseys and Sudie was raised by my Grandmother Hartsock.

I will be in Ohio from the 5th to the 13th of April. I will be in Spring Vally. Would like ot get together. My e-mail is CDRMWCRAWFPRD@COMCAST.Net. Send me your phone number via e-mail and I will contact you to see if we can get together. I have a large mount of Hartsock geneolgy on my computer that I will have with me. Would like to share with you.

Added by Michael Crawford on Mar 24, 2014 6:45 PM
Michael Crawford
RE: Hartsock Photo's
Use what ever you want. Let me know if you need any other photos and Hartsock family information.

Added by Michael Crawford on Mar 24, 2014 6:40 PM
Michael Crawford
RE: Solomon Maeder
Yo and I are indirectly related to each other. My uncle was married to Laura Copsey. She was married to Ralph Hartsock.

Added by Michael Crawford on Mar 21, 2014 9:43 PM
Michael Crawford
RE: Solomon Maeder
I added one I found. He is my step-father.

By the way thank you for doing Spring Valley Cemetery. I lived in Spring Valley before I entered the Navy. I am now in New Jersey. I have been working on an old Friends Cemetery here. It really takes time since many of the stones are sandstone and are seriously weathered. I have been using old records from the local history center for as much information I can get. It is hard work.

Added by Michael Crawford on Mar 18, 2014 1:26 PM
Michael Crawford
RE: Solomon Maeder
My picture is the same as yours.

Added by Michael Crawford on Mar 18, 2014 1:15 PM
B Mowen
Memorial# 69079484 - Simeon Carey Coates
Me again.

Could you link Mary Cox Smith Coates Kyles (Memorial #78468307) to Simeon Carey Coates' Memorial# 69079484. She's his mother.

Added by B Mowen on Mar 05, 2014 7:17 PM
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