Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
James Lemon (#46987614)
 member for 6 years, 9 months, 3 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
Bio Photo I am very much enjoying doing our family genealogy and learning about our family. The "Lemon" side, the "Eastman" side (my mother's) and the "Reid" side (my wife's). If anyone has any stories about our families I would love to see them.

I am working with Family Tree Maker 2014. I really enjoy working with this program. This project helps to keep my mind active. Originally from Galesburg, Michigan we now live in Lady Lake, Florida.

Connie and I have taken Genealogical trips researching our families and taking pictures of headstones in many cemeteries. We have been to Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, & Canada recording cemeteries. If anyone has any further information or corrections please feel free to contact me so I can make this information as complete and correct as possible. If I know we have family members in a cemetery I usually take pictures of every legible, and some barely legible, headstones.

Please help me with corrections.If you have additional info or a correction to one or more of my memorials please use the edit button then suggest a correction on that memorial. Leaving me a message makes it harder to make that correction.

These trips have afforded us the pleasure of meeting many distant cousins and we even found the original "Lemon" house built in 1809 and still being lived in in Columbia County, Pennsylvania. I had the pleasure of talking with a man that had grown up in the house and could tell me many stories of its history.

A picture is worth a thousand words and for the most part I only post internments with a picture of the headstone. Consequently I don't always record every inscription on the headstone. It is already written in stone.

We don't take all these pictures as if we're in some sort of a contest. We do it so we can help other people researching for their family members. I much prefer having a picture of the headstone. It is my belief that in death the family is much more likely to record the proper/correct information. It is true that upon rare occasions an engraver will make a mistake but much less likely than a census taker. Census records are a good guide but some people are very lackadaisical in giving the correct information to the census taker or the census taker is only trying to earn a pay check and just writes down what he/she wants, the way he/she hears it and many times very unledgible.

Unfortunately, Connie passed away on February 12, 2011. I will carry on but researching is not the same without her help. I truly miss being able to use her as a sounding board for ideas and problems. We really enjoyed traveling and taking photos of cemeteries.

Family research can be an addiction, it is for me, but it can be very rewarding and is a great avenue for meeting and corresponding with many distant relatives. I wish everyone happy hunting in your research.

Submitting a SAC ("Suggest a Correction" on the Edit tab) is the ONLY way to give me the information I need for corrections or transfer requests. I will not make changes from public messages. Please don't make me turn off public messages. (Public messages don't have the necessary links to do changes efficiently.) I take a lot of time posting these memorials. I am only too happy to make changes when I make a mistake but most of the time these public messages don't have enough information and don't even tell me what cemetery the person is in. I'm an old man and have a severe case of CRS so I'm not going to try to find your memorial in error.

Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 29,959 Memorials Added
 • 29,760 Memorials Managed
 • 85 Memorials/Week
 • 32,274 Photos
 • 33 Photo Requests
 • 51 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 62 Virtual Flowers
 • 10 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 21 Fame Ratings
 • 31 Sponsorships
 • 4 Friends
Search Contributor's Records

First NameLast Name

Virtual Cemeteries
Coburn Family - Michigan (13)
Eastman Family - Michigan (15)
Eastman Family - USA (1)
Lemon Family - Canada (46)
Lemon Family - Illinois
Lemon Family - Michigan (32)
Lemon Family - Pennsylvan... (55)
Lemon Family - USA
Reid Family - Michigan
Reid Family - Ohio
Find A Grave Friends
Cheryl, Cheryl Behrend, Farison-Fruchey..., JMFerguson
Messages left for James Lemon (470)[Leave Message]
James, thanks for taking care of the edits on #51294118 Mary Katherine Lowery & #51294176 William Charles Lowery. PML #48315564
Added by PML on Dec 05, 2014 6:50 AM
Emily ღ.** Rose
D. Connie Miller Eastman
I sent you a couple of edits for Connie. Was wondering if you were related?

Added by Emily ღ.** Rose on Dec 03, 2014 1:25 AM
Elaine Vanderwal
Cora May Walker Slack
Can you add some info to Cora Walker's bio please.
She is in the Greenwood Cemetery, Waterford Ontario, memorial #45228446. She was born July 11, 1882 in Waterford, Townsend Township, Norfolk County Ontario and died in 1957 Townsend Township, Norfolk County, Ontario. Her mother Ammoret Ann (Collver) Walker died 9 days after Cora was born and she grew up with her Aunt Mariam (Collver) & Uncle Edgar Bryning's family.
Thank you for the photo of the gravestone... I hadn't seen it before & REALLY appreciate having it. Keep up the good work! Elaine :-)
Added by Elaine Vanderwal on Nov 28, 2014 5:31 PM
Sharon Fulton
RE: Sarah Burkholder
Looks good Jim! Thanks! And I just submitted an Edit to change her surname back to Steckley.
Added by Sharon Fulton on Nov 27, 2014 6:31 AM
Steven Matthew Hahn
Stephen Skinner, Sr.
Thanks so much for the transfer. I appreciate it a lot.
Added by Steven Matthew Hahn on Nov 26, 2014 1:20 PM
Laura W
RE: Rowena Hartman Eves
Thanks Jim and thanks for the quick reply. I will credit your accordingly. Have a great day Laura W
Added by Laura W on Nov 22, 2014 10:25 AM
Laura W
Rowena Hartman Eves
Hello James, I would like permission to use the photo you have posted for Rowena Eves 21114723 at Millville Cemetery. Look forward to hearing from you. Thank you Laura W 48375521
Added by Laura W on Nov 22, 2014 8:59 AM
Ewart Roy Lemon at St. Johns in Winnipeg
Hi James!

I transferred Ewart Lemon's memorial to you (and added him as Joseph's son) since he is likely in your tree somewhere. Photos are on both memorials. If I happen to come across Maggie's grave I will do the same - unless she remarried and in that case, I likely won't find her. I hope to finish the cemetery next year but we'll see. Take Care.
Added by Roslein on Nov 20, 2014 9:23 AM
Bucky Hydal
Lillian T. Hoffman Heiden
Find A Grave Memorial# 29859630
Pleasant View Cemetery, Petersburg, Mich.


As always, thank you for the edits to Lillian's memorial.

Lillian used to help out with the housework after my dear mother (Find A Grave Memorial# 119335805) went to work at the U. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, following my high school graduation in 1965.

I will be doing some more edits for the Heiden family, connecting them to parents, spouses, siblings, etc.

Again, thanks!

Bucky Hydal
Eastern North Carolina

Added by Bucky Hydal on Nov 16, 2014 5:26 AM
Linda Peloquin
James H. Mandeville Memorial# 41527241
Hi James,

I know you've created an enormous number of memorials so in that context the following question may be a little tough to answer.

I've been researching the DeBow family of Pompton Plains, Morris Co, NJ for several years.

One of the children of John DeBow, Esq. & his 1st wife Sara Drummond was Maria DeBow who married James H. Mandeville.

But, there were a lot of members of both families, many of whom shared the same names. And, it seems really unusual that one set of them would migrate to Ontario, Canada which I'm not yet understanding but for the moment I'd like determine if this James in memorial 41527241 is even the same James who married Maria DeBow down in Pompton Plains.

I'd noticed you had noted in James' memorial that his wife was Maria DeBow.

To the end of determining if this James is also the James down in Pompton Plains who married Maria DeBow, I'm wondering if you have any notes you'd made for creating this memorial that would say where the fact noted in the memorial that Maria DeBow was this James' wife had come from?

I don't see a burial entry for a Maria DeBow & being down in the US I've no way of getting to this cemetery to check records & see if perhaps the fact is mentioned there & could be your source of the info.

Do you recall at all where you got the information that James' wife was Maria DeBow?

Thanks for taking the time to read this and esp. for all the memorials you've created.

Added by Linda Peloquin on Nov 13, 2014 1:28 PM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service