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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 this coming summer!

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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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
Re: photo request claim
I saw the photo request as claimed but on the findagrave app, there's no way to tell how long it's been sitting there. Please reconsider claiming photo requests so far in advance so others may be able to fulfill requests in a more timely manner. The more important issue to me is that pics are uploaded promptly, not that "I claimed it first!"
Added by LadyGray on Apr 30, 2015 5:53 AM
thanks for the edit. Congrats on your finishing your degree and finding your great great grandfather! AND getting his marker placed, that must have taken some time...bureaucracy and all. What a story. Oh and interesting hobby, clocks. They must be beautiful.
Added by AngelWings on Apr 20, 2015 8:47 PM
Marjorie Bevins
Thank you so much for the transfer.
Added by Oceans4 on Apr 19, 2015 2:42 PM
RE: Marjorie D. Bevins
Marjorie was not an immediate family member. I am researching her husbands grandmother Colville. I don't need a transfer. Thank you for the consideration.
Added by Oceans4 on Apr 19, 2015 1:46 PM
Carol Hopper Bader
Loretto Labree
Thank you for taking and sharing the picture of the headstone for Loretto Labree. We appreciate your time and kindness.
Added by Carol Hopper Bader on Apr 19, 2015 10:52 AM
Lori LaPole
Cliff Moffitt
Thank you for the photo!
Added by Lori LaPole on Apr 14, 2015 5:34 AM
Robert Fesmire
Added by LINDA JOYCE OLDENBORG-SMI... on Apr 13, 2015 8:30 AM
Sue Beach
Thanks for making the extra effort. Appreciate your help. -Sue
Added by Sue Beach on Apr 13, 2015 6:59 AM
Dal Mallory
Thanks for the pics.
Dal Mallory
Added by Dal Mallory on Apr 12, 2015 9:53 PM
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