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Spaceman Spiff (#46783007)
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(Will be spending part of the summer in southwestern Maine).

Happy to photograph at any cemetery in the Tampa Bay, FL area! (or in the Lakes Region of SW Maine).

Born in Dover, DE, (to parents from NJ & WV), I lived in southern CA until age 12, & then in Raton, (a small town in N.E. New Mexico), which I consider my home town. I attended NM State Univ for 4 years (with a 1-yr exchange to Oregon State Univ), but did not complete a degree at that time, & later moved back to southern CA, settling in the Orange County area. After 10 yrs in the O.C., I moved to St. Petersburg, FL (Tampa Bay area) in 1990, & have been here ever since.

I have avidly worked on my family's genealogy since the age of 15 ... 41 years ago!

I am a member (and former chapter registrar) of the SAR (Sons of the American Revolution) with 7 qualifying ancestors submitted (more to come!), a member of the SUVCW (Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War) with 10 qualifying ancestors or brothers of ancestors (more to come!), a member of the SVR (Sons of Veterans Reserve--affiliated with the SUVCW), a member of the S&DUSCT (Sons & Daughters of U.S. Colored Troops), a member of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indians of New Jersey, and an associate member of the Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware.

(Click on my profile pic above to read the story of the Civil War ancestor whose headstone I'm posing with).

I'm very proud that every single branch of my ancestry has been in America since at least pre-Revolutionary times.

Having taken numerous college courses over the years, I finally bit the bullet & enrolled in a program in 2003 to complete my degree, & graduated from Eckerd College (a local, private, liberal arts college) in May 2005 with a B.A. in Creative Writing.

Besides genealogy & writing, my other interests include: clock collecting, books, movies, photography, the Civil War, the space program, many types of music, & visiting cemeteries!

Thanks to the creators of this site for doing such a great job!

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Farrar and related families
Thank you Very Much for the great photo you took.
Added by Farrar and related famili... on Jun 30, 2015 5:04 PM
The Bull
RE: Dorothy E. Webster & Eleanor B. Webster

You did say in the note that the dates were incorrect. You put on the photo request to confirm before sending the correction off to edit. I had to check on my phone to be sure I had right Webster.

You're welcome,

Added by The Bull on Jun 17, 2015 6:59 PM
Spanish American War
15 June 2015 Hello
The service to our country of all 14 family members you have listed is remembered by the Sons of Spanish American War Veterans. You should definitely join the SSAWV! John Sims
Added by Spanish American War on Jun 15, 2015 5:55 PM
Loretta Thompson Harris
RE: Calvin S. Accoo
The birth date I submitted is from Calvin's birth record. Apparently, the family simply went with a year (perhaps best info they had). Quite common approach.


Added by Loretta Thompson Harris on May 18, 2015 1:12 PM
Vikki Prudden
William Henry Giddes Scott # 25670471
I would like to ask permission to use your photos of the above named memorial for my family history and on I would, of course, credit you with the photo.

Thank you for the work you do, it is appreciated.

Vikki Prudden
Added by Vikki Prudden on May 18, 2015 10:11 AM
Loretta Thompson Harris
RE: Calvin S. Accoo
Hi John,
I have a number of photos from Evergreen Cemetery which I will post as time permits. I was able to post the shared photo to George Accoo and update his birth info. However, after I posted Calvin's actual birth date, I was unable to get to the link to post the photo. Didn't have time to figure it out at the time, but thought I'd get back to it today. Posting to this site is new to me. Want to get it correct.
Added by Loretta Thompson Harris on May 18, 2015 5:43 AM
Kilborn Family at Bridgton Cemetery
You did an amazing job of getting nice clear shots of the Kilborn Family! I appreciate your time and effort. I have given you the photo credit on

Anita Kilburn Powers
Added by AnitaP on May 12, 2015 6:30 AM
Marti Martinson
RE: Perry & Cora Seeney
You are welcome.
Added by Marti Martinson on May 11, 2015 11:48 AM
Westford Veterans Services
Thank you for marker photo of ...
Maria Chute:

-Steve Stephenson
Vet. Svcs. Volunteer
Added by Westford Veterans Service... on May 11, 2015 7:29 AM
Raymond Ford
RE: Jonathan Barker headstone
Hi John
Thank you for your consideration on Jonathon barker. you are correct we did manage to find the need documents to get our applicant into the society. But as the registrar for a chapter you know we never have enough data to just close the application document file. I will send these photos on to Louisville to be added to that file and perhaps someone down the line will apply to the SAR for membership and this addition to the file may make the difference to his acceptance.
Thanks again John and if we ever can be of assistance please do not hesitate to call upon us
Added by Raymond Ford on May 01, 2015 6:01 AM
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