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Sheri N. (#46961525)
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Bio Photo A native Ohioan, who enjoys genealogy, and walking cemeteries to help others in family research and to help preserve history.
I am always happy to make corrections and add any additional information you may have for any memorial, such as links to parents and spouse etc. However, please read Find A Graves "Transfer Rules" before making a transfer request. If said person has no ties to my family ancestry and I have no personal interest in that person, I will gladly transfer.


We are the chosen. My feelings are, in each family, there is one who seems called to find the ancestors.

To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve.

To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before.

We are the Story Tellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called as if it were in our genes.

Those who have gone before cry out to us. " Tell our story. " So, we do. In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors you have a wonderful family you would be proud of us? How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say.

It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying I can't let this happen. The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they contributed to what we are today.

It goes to respecting their hardships, their losses and building a life for their family. It goes to deep pride that they fought to make and keep us a Nation.

It goes to a deep and immense never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on understanding that they were doing it for us.

That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do.

With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are them and they are us. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family.

It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take their place in the long line of family storytellers.

That is why I do my family genealogy and that is what calls those young and old to step up and put flesh on the bones.

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RE: Anne Cronin Pratt
While I can certainly appreciate your interest in Anne, I would really prefer to hang on to her. She is part of many months of research I did to document that cemetery. I have been researching the families of the Ohio Western Reserve for more than a decade and am continually wanting to update memorials as I find new info. I have just added all of the latest family tree I have for Anne to her memorial. If you have any additional info you would like to see included, please let me know and I would be delighted to add it, giving you the credit of course. Thank you for your understanding.
Added by skye on Sep 18, 2014 2:22 PM
Nancy Hart
RE: Neubauer Picture
Added by Nancy Hart on Jul 11, 2014 5:03 AM
Nancy Hart
Neubauer Picture
Would it be okay with you if the Beachwood Historical Society used the picture you posted of John Neubauer in a brochure about cemetery tours. You of course would get credit and a copy of the brochure! Let me know.

Nancy Hart
Added by Nancy Hart on Jul 10, 2014 12:15 PM
John Calaway
Memorial # 91470697

Your memorial 91470697 in Dorset Cemetery, Ashtabula County, Ohio is for Polly M. Young, my 2nd great grand aunt.

(You have no maiden name for her, and no surname for her husband.)I thank you for listing that unknown grave! I figured she was buried in Dorset, and when I did a first-name search for Polly, there she was.

Polly, born 1837 in nearby Cherry Valley Township, was a daughter of Benjamin N. Young and Rhoda Brown, who are buried in Cherry Valley Cemetery.

In 1861 she married John Leslie of Cherry Valley, son of Alexander Leslie and Mary J. Gowday.

Polly and John lived in Dorset and had four children: Emmons, Ellsworth, Ortiz and Edith. After her deaath, John remained a Dorset a few years. He appears there in the 1880 census with his second wife, Mary Lenora Cady, whom he married that year. They had children Victor Hugh, Charles W. and Eva Florence.

John, born 11 Sep 1836 in Liberty, Trumbull County, Ohio died 20 Dec 1912 in Kinsman, Trumbull County. Mary Lenora Cady was born 20 Feb 1850 in Streetsboro, Ohio. She died in Kinsman 19 March 1933. She and John are buried in New Kinsman Cemetery.

Thank you,

John D. Calaway

Added by John Calaway on Jul 04, 2014 11:57 AM
David H. Eckert
RE: John Henderson
John Henderson (1804-1885), buried in Fredonia Cemetery, is my 4G Grandfather. I have a photo of him. Are you related?
Added by David H. Eckert on Jun 14, 2014 4:18 AM
Audrey Brennan Florentine
Beardsley Memorial Photo
Sheri many thanks for the great photo of Byrnina's memorial. The service that you are performing is invaluable...your contribution makes a difference. Audrey
Added by Audrey Brennan Florentine on Jun 12, 2014 6:36 PM
Neal Gardner
Eileen Saylor
I'm about to accept additions for Eileen. Since my grandmother was a Winans, was Eileen's mother's maiden surname TUTTLE and she married a WINANS ? Either before or after Gordon Danforth ?

Thanks for any further info you may have. Neal
Added by Neal Gardner on Jan 19, 2014 5:47 PM
Irene Dowling
Christine Cushnyr
Sheri, just wanted to let you know that on her memorial, you transposed the N & Y. It's actually spelled CUSHNYR. I also found Clarence, Martha, Robert & Philip and made memorials for them also. Irene
Added by Irene Dowling on Jan 15, 2014 5:08 PM
Garry Foster
Nathaniel C Henderson
Thank you for the informantion on Nathaniel C Henderson parents. These are my wife's people
garry foster
Added by Garry Foster on Dec 08, 2013 3:45 PM
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Jake Underwood

It was a pleasure caring for Jake until you found him. I know you will take good care of him.

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Suz Lew
Added by Honoring those who have g... on Oct 27, 2013 12:12 PM
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