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J&D Peterson (#46859770)
 member for 8 years, 3 months, 27 days
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Bio Photo I am an avid genealogist and have been researching my family and my husband's family for 35+ years. We have traveled quite a bit to find ways around my "brick walls" and have been to lots of cemeteries and taken lots of pictures. I'm glad to have a chance to share some of this information on Find A Grave. My husband, Jim, deserves credit for all of the pictures as he patiently visits cemetery after cemetery with me.

PLEASE if you find an error or have additional information on any of the people I have posted, email me. I will be glad to make additions and corrections so that the information is as accurate as possible.

I am doing Find A Grave work to honor our ancestors and, hopefully, to help others find information on their own ancestors. The pictures that we have taken may be used by families and descendants. However, pictures taken for 19th and 20th Indiana soldiers have been taken for the 19th Indiana web site of Phil Harris and may NOT be posted on other web sites without my permission.

Thanks to all of you who have posted information and photos on Find A Grave. This is a great way to preserve information, and in doing so, preserve our past.

I found this letter in the bio of Bobby Jett and had to add it to my bio as well. Genealogists do indeed feel this connection.

"Dear Ancestor"

Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.

It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.

Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.

Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.

I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

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Tess
Olive Thresa Ellerman
I wanted to Thank you very much for taking the picture of Olive. I could not remember if I had thank you or not and wanted to make sure I did, It is a great picture.

Thanks a million
Tess
Added by Tess on Dec 16, 2014 10:21 AM
L Maffett
Blubaugh memorials
Thank you very much for the great photos.
Added by L Maffett on Dec 14, 2014 6:02 PM
NJBrewer
Elaine Jackson
I am so very grateful for the nice photo you took of Elaine's marker stone. Thank you very much for your time and fuel to go take it.
~Nancy
Added by NJBrewer on Dec 12, 2014 6:06 PM
Michael Mussinan
Muffin photos
Dear J&D,

Thanks so much for taking and posting the pictures for Minor, Ethel and Lenora Martin's gravemarkers. Appreciate all the photo work you do for FindaGrave.

Thanks Again,
Michael
Added by Michael Mussinan on Dec 12, 2014 1:49 PM
Barbara Baker Anderson
Rose Lantis
Thanks so much for taking the time to fulfill my request.
Added by Barbara Baker Anderson on Dec 12, 2014 5:04 AM
Banty
Headstone Photos
Thank you so much for your time, effort, and dedication to take headstone photos! I am truly greatful for the headstone photos of my ancestors that I most likely would have never seen...
With much gratitude,
Rhonda
Added by Banty on Dec 08, 2014 7:22 PM
Joyce
RE: Pioneer Cemetery, Port Jefferson
It is a shame the way these stones were cared for. Many thanks to those who took the time to piece them back together -they are the ones who did all the work! I was hoping to find the stone for William McVay my GGG-grandfather. I found some of his children but did not find his.
Added by Joyce on Dec 07, 2014 6:50 PM
Glenda Barry
RE: Hurst edits
Hello,

I edited Julia's since you so kindly entered dates. Let me know if you want any of the family transferred over to you, I'm always happy to transfer. Have a nice evening!

Glenda
Added by Glenda Barry on Nov 23, 2014 3:04 PM
Sue Muller
Mattie Files FAG 74668778 Headstone Picture
Dear J & D Peterson,

Thank you for the picture of Mattie Files headstone.

Sue
Added by Sue Muller on Nov 21, 2014 8:44 AM
Judy K. Roberts
RE: Melvin L. Hurst Fort Scott Nat'l Cemetery
Photo has been taken care of, thank you for letting me know!
Judy
Added by Judy K. Roberts on Nov 19, 2014 9:00 PM
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