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James Lemon (#46987614)
 member for 8 years, 10 months, 9 days
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Bio Photo I am very much enjoying doing our family genealogy and learning about our family. The "Lemon/Coburn" side, the "Eastman/Beals" side (my mother's side) and the "Reid/Dull" 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.

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.

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. 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.

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Rest in God
John Black Pvt USA Air Force
I wonder if I might have your permission to use photograph of family member headstone and graveyard that you took. I have located this through Find A Grave and Ancestry. Photo will be used for private purpose only for building family tree.

Congratulations on all the work you have done which no doubt helps numerous people. I am sorry to read you lost your wife and best pal researcher. Together the two of you have left a legacy that will be utilized for generations to come as others not yet born will build on their genealogy. It is a gift money cannot buy. Thank you for all you both have done.
Added by Rest in God on Jan 22, 2017 1:03 PM
Bucky Hydal
RE: Larocca transfer
Sounds good, Jim.

Added by Bucky Hydal on Jan 15, 2017 11:58 AM
Bucky Hydal
RE: Larocca transfer

I full well know that you do this to help people connect with their departed loved ones and friends. That's how I found Find A Grave, when I did a Google search on my dad's name and up popped the memorial you had created for him. I will always be grateful for that and your help to me as a mentor here.

Not sure how, but it seems that my message re Vincent M. LaRocca didn't come across as I intended. I just thought it might be easier with a transfer, as you've done in the past. I generally only request non-family transfers for people from Petersburg I knew or for military buddies (if the memorial manager is also non-family) for which I have quite a bit of info to add to their memorials.

Reading your bio more carefully, I see that you want transfer requests to be sent via the memorial's EDIT feature. I know that is the best way, but I got caught up in the personal aspect of leaving a message on your member page.

I regret any misunderstanding.

Thanks, again, for all your help, Jim.


Added by Bucky Hydal on Jan 14, 2017 8:21 AM
Bucky Hydal
Vincent M. LaRocca
Pleasant View Cemetery
Petersburg, Mich.
Find A Grave Memorial# 68671621


I have some military information for Vince's memorial. Can either send it to you. Or, if agreeable, you can transfer him to me.

Vince was a year behind me in school.


Added by Bucky Hydal on Jan 14, 2017 7:05 AM
Bucky Hydal
RE: Elizabeth C. Crosby
Thanks, Jim!

Added by Bucky Hydal on Jan 13, 2017 2:43 PM
Bucky Hydal
Elizabeth C. Crosby
Pleasant View Cemetery
Petersburg, Mich.
Find A Grave Memorial# 29793459

Hey, Jim,

Elizabeth is one of the many memorials you created after your survey of Pleasantview Cemetery. I have just recently discovered that she was a famous (at least in the scientific community) scientist who was awarded a Medal of Science by President Carter.

I am working on Elizabeth's memorial now (bio, etc.) with the goal of getting her a famous rating. Wondering, if you think that transferring her memorial to me would facilitate that?

Hope you are well in sunny Florida. Happy New Year!

Added by Bucky Hydal on Jan 13, 2017 7:24 AM
Alveretta McHenry Photo (Memorial 8252364)
I noticed you don't have a photo usage policy on your profile page.

May I use your photo of Alveretta's headstone on my Ancestry tree? She is my fourth great-aunt.
Added by DiverCTHunter on Jan 12, 2017 1:14 PM
Highland Memorial
Hello James,
I was wondering if would you be willing to transfer memorials 45554943 and 45554980 to me. They are my 4x great grandparents. Also, could I use your pictures for my tree.

Added by Keefer on Jan 11, 2017 9:27 AM
Johnny C Mink
thank you for the 2 transfers.anything I can do for you just let me know.
johnny mink
Added by Johnny C Mink on Dec 20, 2016 7:16 PM
Jerry Dell
RE: Hannah Dell
Thanks for your speedy reply. I'm just new at this and now see the owner's name under picture. I've sent him a message......thanks. Jerry
Added by Jerry Dell on Dec 16, 2016 2:25 PM
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