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JanisG (#47652946)
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Bio Photo As for the Saints who are in the earth, they are the majestic ones in whom is all my delight. Psalm 16:3

If you would like us to add/edit info on a memorial, please include the sources for your information.


Walking through a cemetery and reading the headstones has always been a fun hobby for my grown daughters and me, but Find A Grave has made it more of an "obsession". We live in North Central Ohio (aka "rural America"), so we get to see some long-forgotten stones in out-of-the-way places.

You may use any of our uploaded photographs of headstones, without prior permission, for all non-commercial purposes. Non-grave photos may not be used without specific and written permission.

Additional information is often taken from the deceased's birth, marriage and death records. Birth date is always calculated, using the age on the tombstone, when possible.

We GLADLY transfer memorials, as long as it isn't one of our relatives or some special stone which we've "adopted". Just ask through the "edit" button. We're working our way through Morrow County, Ohio, but have absolutely no family there. We'd love for these memorials to be in the hands of someone who will care for them.

If you take a better-quality photo than one which we've posted or just want the space back on your memorial, just let us know. We'll be happy to delete our photos.

We're having a blast! It's just the running, snarling dogs that we don't like . . .

In the beginning of my association with FindAGrave, I did not calculate birth years. However, having used Find A Grave extensively, I have changed my mind completely. If I am looking for John Smith, let's say (which I often am), it's great if I can filter the search page to show me only John Smiths born before 1840 or 1880 or whatever. This means that I don't need thirty hours to plow through ALL John Smiths (or other names, of course). It is a wonderful search filter but is only as good as the memorials created on here.

If only the number of years is given on a headstone, then I just subtract the number of years from the death year, mark the bio section with "Birth date calculated using age on headstone." and let folks read the transcribed inscription or look at the photo. Researchers will quickly see that the birth year may be off by one year. It does, however, allow them to even find the memorial in the first place.

If there is a full age on the headstone or death record (e.g., 36y 10m 26d), then it seems a no-brainer to include the actual date. There is only one way to calculate these dates (backwards--days first, then months, then years), and the bio section can be marked the same as aforementioned.

Most deaths records contain some kind of age. A good transcriber will make this info available to the researcher and allow the end user to double-check calculations. Since there are SO many errors on headstones, worldwide, all info needs to be double-checked, anyway.

I just finished a defunct cemetery here in Ohio. Everyone seemed to be named Thomas Thomas, Evan Evans or William Williams (huge Welsh influx). I was happy to include possible birth years, in order to help researchers actually find the people. Sure it took a little longer to do, but what good are a lot of memorials which no one can find?
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Chris Nelson
RE: Protestan Cemetery at Penang
Thank you!

And you're doing some amazing work yourself, poring through records like that!

Added by Chris Nelson on Feb 09, 2015 1:54 AM
Kathey King
Andrew Holmes (A.H.) Payne
Good morning Janis G,

On the above person, # 89527088, you have stated that he was the son of Andrew and Ann (Adcock) Payne. Can you tell me where you found the information on his mother?

We have been researching the line and are having a hard time verifying the mother.

Thanks for your help,
Kathey King
Added by Kathey King on Jan 29, 2015 6:26 AM
Susan Cocker Hopkins
Grave stone interpretation james M S. Robinson # 80528504

Thanks for transferring this grave to me to manage. I've come across a Family Register for David & Sarah Robinson and their children written into David's notebook. It appears to give information for the James. M. S. Robinson whose grave you found. For the last three children it does the following:

Bracket in front of the following two names entered on separate lines:
J.M.S. Robinson
J. L. Robinson was born March
5th 1830 D. Hull [Huff ?] Robinson was born
April 14th 1835"

You transcribed the stone of James M. S. Robinson as
Mar 1 1838
2y 10m 26d "
and you calculated that his birth date was 4 April 1835. This is 10 days before the Family Register says D.Hull Robinson was born.

Some conundrums will never be explained and this is certainly not a biggie here. But, if you make it back to Souslin Cemetery and are inclined to photograph / reread his stone, I'd appreciated hearing from you.
Many thanks, Susan Hopkins #48194321

Added by Susan Cocker Hopkins on Jan 25, 2015 1:34 PM
R & R
Isabelle A Davis Gearhart - Links
Thank you so much for sending the updates to her memorial.

We just wanted to let you know that we made the link to her mother's. Unfortunately, we were not able to make the link to her father's memorial as the burial is unknown disposition. Per Find A Grave policy unknown burials are not permitted and thus we follow Find A Grave policy by not linking to these memorials.
Please let us know if at any point in the future the disposition of her father is located and we will be happy to link to the updated memorial.

Have a great weekend.
Added by R & R on Jan 22, 2015 5:11 PM
Old Warren Cemetery
CT Strong
How are you related to the CT Strongs?
Added by Old Warren Cemetery on Jan 21, 2015 10:23 PM
RE: Arnold Cemetery in Perry, Licking, Ohio
I removed John's age and linked Martin to his parents. If you have any other addition or corrections, I would be glad to make the changes.

I have never done any research specifically on the Arnold name. It is not a common name in Perry Township. The only burials are at this cemetery and at Pleasant Hill, which are geographically, relativity close. They range from 1835 to 1908.

If you have never visited the Arnold Cemetery, it is very small. I do have a list of the location of the markers in the cemetery, if it is any value to you. They are listed by the row, beginning at the left of the cemetery.

If I can help you with anything, please let me know.

Added by Allbaugh on Jan 01, 2015 10:04 AM
Luke Davidson
Augusta Angus Swetland
I just wanted to let you know that Augusta is also buried with Helen Baxter Angus (1889-1969) and James Angus (1849-1907). I noticed that you have him married to a James Angus (1855-1903). The two James Angus's are not the same person since they each have a different gravestone. I will share the other pictures I took if you would like me to email them to you.
Added by Luke Davidson on Oct 19, 2014 5:32 PM
Gail Rehling
RE: Parsons in Boyd Cemetery, Fredericktown, Ohio
Thank you so very much for the transfers and the photos are just great. It's hard to believe you could find the headstones, amazing.

Thank you
Added by Gail Rehling on Sep 15, 2014 11:33 PM
Susan Cocker Hopkins
Challenge, is Sarah Scott Robinson in Souslin Cemetery, as is husband?
Wonderful, and much appreciated specialty you have developed!

Should you happen to have reason to be looking for more buried grave stones in Souslin Cemetery, Licking County, I have a challenge to suggest. The burial place of Sarah Scott Robinson, the wife of David Robinson, # 80526732, has yet to surface. It may be that she is not buried near her husband, whom you have found in Souslin Cemetery, Licking County. It would seem to be a likely place to look. In the meantime, I've created a memorial page for Sara #134128651 so that family can be linked to her.

However, a grandson of Sarah and David, in his 1941 SAR application, indicated that she had died in 1867 in Illinois. If that is the case, since this is after the Civil War, when it became more common for bodies to be preserved for shipping, that hers was sent back to Ohio. I have not yet followed up on where all of Sarah and David's children are buried, in addition to the ones you found,in case she is buried with them, but one, Julina L. Robinson Painter is in Fallsburg Cemetery, Licking County, Memorial 47260261.
Added by Susan Cocker Hopkins on Aug 10, 2014 7:17 AM
Susan Cocker Hopkins
David Robinson & family, Souslin Cemetery
Wow ! Wonderful that you are searching for buried stones and publishing your results. Thanks so much !

David Robinson, Memorial # 80526732 is an ancestor of my husband. My submission of Julina Latta Robinson Painter as one of his children comes from a transcription of the Painter Family Bible.

I would be pleased to adopt the David Robinson family's graves.

Yet to be found is David's wife, Sarah Scott. She may be interred in Illinois. The hunt is on !

Susan Hopkins
member (#48194321)
Added by Susan Cocker Hopkins on Aug 05, 2014 7:25 AM
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