|Val Lovelace (#47525955)|
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Daughter of Evelynn Grace Beebe Lovelace (Allen) (83822715, Hennessey, OK Cemetery) and Ralph Lovelace (6037350, FT Snelling National Cemetery, MN). My beautiful little sister is here: 84143742. I am very interested in genealogy of Lovelace, Neighbors, Watt (and associated Michigan families), and McCullough, Lynn, Gregory, and Beebe (and associated Oklahoma) families.|
I am a veteran (U.S. Navy, Retired), as was my father. I pay respects to all whose markers I photograph, but I have to say there is a soft spot in my heart for those who served. I love finding veteran markers and trying to learn more about those individuals.
My current project is photographing old cemeteries in and around coastal Lincoln County, Maine. When I was researching my mother's family, I found it very helpful to have websites available where people had posted historical information and photos from a variety of sources, and that's how I feel about Find-a-Grave and doing this work.
Maine is a state rich in old history and there are a lot of avid family historians looking to websites like Find-a-Grave to piece together the fabric of who they are and where they have come from. I love walking these cemeteries, photographing and trying to read old stones, and finding bits of historical information, such as shipwrecks and such. I find it so interesting some of the things people have put on the stones of their loved ones.
One of the most poignant so far, from an old slate stone in Evergreen Cemetery, Wiscasset, Maine:
"Erected by parental affection to the memory of Mr. James Whittier, son of Capt. Ebenezer Whittier & Elizabeth his wife, who died April 17th, 1798, of a consumption on a passage to the West Indies, Aged 25. The disease which terminated his existence originated in the death of his fair and betrothed friend who lies interred near this monument. In life they loved, in death they are not divided." (Sadly, the other stone is no more, so I never discovered his "fair and betrothed friend.").
It means a lot for me to contribute to Find-a-Grave so people can learn about their families or conduct research.
I do my best to be as accurate as possible with the records and photographs, following the naming conventions and guidelines of Find-a-Grave. Please contact me if you have questions about the information I've posted. I'm happy to make corrections and additions on anything I've uploaded, and I'm happy to transfer your family members to you, however, PLEASE USE THE "EDIT" BUTTON and "SUGGEST A CORRECTION". I will gladly respond if reached via this method.
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|Ben G||Evergreen Cemetery, Portland Maine|
I see your requests for this cemetery, but is under about 2 feet of snow now. I expect to get to all requests in April. Don't give up!
Added by Ben G on Feb 25, 2014 3:26 PM
|Paulette Sampson||John Harris Burgess|
As you requested, I added my bio data from A.com to his Find A Grave entry. Thank you for reminding me its just as important to add personal data on Find A Grave. Paulette ;-) 47376137
|Steve||William Boland 2866809|
Thank you for the information on William, it has been added to his memorial.
Added by Steve on Feb 18, 2014 6:37 AM
|2willcox||RE: Hattie B. Giles -#102763278|
Thanks Val, done it myself on occasions. Steve
Added by 2willcox on Feb 14, 2014 2:05 PM
|2willcox||Hattie B. Giles -#102763278|
Val, you added the above profile in 2012. This person is Hattie B. McFarland Giles, the family record I added in 2010. She was the daughter of John McFarland & Sarah Robbins, marrying Joseph Rodman Giles (my great grandfather) in 1874. Since it is a duplicate, I'd appreciate if you'd remove the profile. Thanks, Steve Willcox
Added by 2willcox on Feb 14, 2014 12:45 PM
|Eileen||RE: Isaac Sherman 102763351|
Thank you, and I agree researching is like putting a jigsaw puzzle together, piece by piece, sometimes the piece you thought would fit doesn't so you look for another one that does.
Since we seem to be stuck on Isaac but running out of pertinent information I am seeing what the Directories have for the other Sherman's in your Wylie Cemetery, perhaps they will all link up, time will tell.
Added by Eileen on Feb 13, 2014 2:50 PM
|Eileen||RE: Isaac Sherman 102763351|
That is a lot of photos, I just know what you have accomplished has made a difference.
Added by Eileen on Feb 13, 2014 2:35 PM
|Eileen||RE: Isaac G. Sherman|
I found the records on Ancestry, hand written so we know how that can go. am sure what you have found is correct, go for it !
Added by Eileen on Feb 13, 2014 2:34 PM
My Beebe's came from back east as well, I will have to look it up, haven't worked them in awhile.
One of the cousins grandfathers, not sure how many great's go in front of that, invented the bathysphere, his name was William Beebe. I'll do some digging and let you know what I come up with for the Chenango family and where back east my side came from. I love this stuff, never a dull moment.
Added by Eileen on Feb 13, 2014 12:50 PM
OMG !! No Way !! What A Small World !!
Added by Eileen on Feb 13, 2014 12:42 PM
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