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David R. Cheesman, Sen. (#13482137)
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Bio Photo Retired public relations executive, inspector, newspaper columnist, fine arts artist, short story writer, "Ghost writer" and author of more than 35 books, including CHEESMAN FAMILY HERITAGE, The CHEESMAN DOSSIER, CHEESMAN DOSSIER II: RELATED FAMILIES, and The ILLUSTRATED GARDEN OF STONES Cemetery Book series.
It's difficult to read many old burialstones, depending on the style and technique of the stone engraver, or simply depending on age, wear and mother nature... an 8 might be taken for a 3, or a 5 might be mistaken for a 6, among other numeral combinations. Also bear in mind that some stone carvers have made mistakes because the written material for them to inscribe from was not always clear or legible.
If I am found to have misread a monument, let me know and I will promptly correct it as soon as I am able. Except for the cemeteries that I've worked on and have written about, my primary focus is on Cheeseman - Cheesman - Chessman and all variations of the surname, people related and associated to these families, and their their close friends.
I usually go on-line about once a month more or or less... Quite frankly, I don't trust or really care for computers because of so much misinformation, dirt, viruses and trechery that's commonly posted on them. Find-a-grave is one of the very few sites that I trust and go on.
I am certainly and genuinely always happy to hear from relatives and friends, and will try to respond to inquries as soon it is possible.
Your thoughts and messages are important to me, but I am slow at times, so please be patience.

Surnames that I am primarily focused on for a new book in progress:
Augastat / Augustat, Baker, Bernabe, Besser, Cheesman / Cheeseman / Cheseman, Chesman / Chessman, / Chisman, Clark, Cox, Cupps, Friar / Fryer, Hedger, Herrin / Herring / Heron, Hughes, LaHa, Laundry / Landrie, Orcutt, Plough, Sexton, Thornburg / Thornburgh, Valentine, Willson / Wilson.

Associated surnames; Brennecke, De Floris, Pellizzaro, Ramos, Renaud, Somogyi, Stachowski / Stackowski, among others.

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RE: Mollie Tilda Cain Arndt transfer

Added by JANET (Simmerman) BARNABY on May 25, 2015 12:53 PM
Jane Braunig
William H Cheeseman
Hello again..I have done all of my research and have found that you are related to the William H Cheeseman that we are looking for..I now know that he is buried in Groton Rural Cemetery..His last know residence was Seneca Falls NY...With all of that being said Is there any hope that you have a picture of this gentleman????We are trying to match the pictures here of the Civil War post in our town..Any help would be greatly appreciated..Thanks so much for your help
Jane Braunig
assit.Romulus Town Historian
Added by Jane Braunig on Apr 24, 2015 8:09 PM
Jane Braunig
RE: William H Cheesman
This William Cheesman is in Seneca County NY...He could have been from Ovid NY or one of the smaller towns in the area...Thanks for all of your help...I will try to answer faster next time..Again thanks
Added by Jane Braunig on Apr 21, 2015 6:58 PM
Ann Blaker-Killebrew
RE: Cheryl Lane Cheesman
I have my daughter who is friends with Cheryl's boys' to send us some photos of her. When they come in I will post them to her memorial page.
Added by Ann Blaker-Killebrew on Apr 17, 2015 12:25 PM
Ann Blaker-Killebrew
Cheryl Lane Cheesman
Do you happen to have any photos of her that can be downloaded?
Added by Ann Blaker-Killebrew on Apr 15, 2015 1:23 PM
william bernard
howard & lillian cheesman
my name is ed bernard & they are my great grandparents buried at the berlin cemetary. i was wondering if you had any more information on them or if we are related. my grandfather was their son joseph henry cheesman & he had a brother leslie. thanks for any info you can provide.
Added by william bernard on Apr 12, 2015 12:26 PM
Teresa Helmond Brock
Isaac "Ike" Cheesman
Hello Mr. Cheesman,
I am the Great Granddaughter of Alvina Hartfield Helmond who was the sister of Isaac Cheesman's wife, Laura Hartfield. I have recently acquired some family photos and I believe that Isaac and his mother may be in one of the pictures. I was hoping that you would be willing to allow me to email a copy of the picture to you and that you might be able to help with identifying the people in the photo. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you,

Teresa Helmond Brock
Added by Teresa Helmond Brock on Apr 11, 2015 8:43 PM
David Farrow
Children of Omer L. Stingley
Hello! I am the Grandson of Omer L. Stingley and Flossie Fern Stingley. I notice on Grandpa's page that his two surviving sons were not listed. They were my father, Omer A. Stingley 1916 - 1983. And my Uncle, Malcom V. Stingley 1921 - Present. I felt kinda funny not bringing this to some one's attention. Thank you so much for all the great work you do!
Added by David Farrow on Apr 05, 2015 10:14 PM
k richards
RE: Re: Harvey Hathaway (1820-1886)
thank you so much for answering me, (founded the town?) really? is there a way I can find out more information, maybe a direction for me to turn. I would so much appreciate it... Harvey Hathaway is my great great grandfather. and I have found information about most of my relatives but have hit a wall with him. again thank you so much for answering me
kim richards
Added by k richards on Mar 30, 2015 6:43 AM
k richards
harvey hathaway
hello mr cheesman, I found that you have a photo of Harvey Hathaway's grave stone. I have been looking for information about him but everywhere I look I hit a brick wall. he is my great great grandfather. any hints on how I can find more info?
thank you so much
k richard
Added by k richards on Mar 28, 2015 5:39 AM
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