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Andrew L. (#46818829)
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8 Aug. 2011
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All my photos are free for distribution.

Ancestors & relatives never really go away, they get buried, cremated or vaulted in a sacred place for us to visit and remember. After all, where would we be without our ancestors? As much as it hurts to lose a loved one, we must be thankful for the time we had together. These memorials in FIND A GRAVE are growing by a million a month and make it easier for the world to find & see the memorials of their loved ones. Through these memorials, they live on.
Passionate is an understatement, Genealogy & Cemeteries are a big part of my life. Have 35 years of sometimes obsessive research under my belt. I'm one of the very few volunteers for Madison County, NY which is 662 square miles with 285 Cemeteries and endless hills (up to 1800 ft) & valleys, so go easy on me folks.
Genealogically I picked up where my Grandfather and his father left off. I specialize in Madison County, NY and surrounding areas and Warren County, NY. If you find your relative in my memorials and would like transfers or to add bios, or corrections let me know. All my photos are free for distribution.

Though it feels like "good-bye", we know that in reality, for those of us who have a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ it is merely, "see-you-later"

Taphophilia is a interest for and enjoyment of cemeteries. Taphophilia involves epitaphs, gravestone rubbing, photography, art, and history of deaths. The singular term is a taphophile.

"Life is a meal...and old age is desert"

"Tho the Brave may not live forever, the cautious may never live at all"


Currently working on:
(meaning taking photos/adding memorials

Warren County, New York

Recently Completed Cemeteries:
(meaning all stones photo'd & memorials added)

Sunset Hill Cem. - Clinton, Kirkland, Oneida, ny
Waterville Cem. - Waterville, Oneida, ny
Pine Plains Cem. - Sullivan, Madison, NY
New Woodstock Cem. - New Woodstock T/O Cazenovia
Hillside Cem. - Georgetown, Madison, NY
Sheds Cem. - DeRuyter, Madison, NY
Earlville Cem. - Earlville, T/O Hamilton, Madison, NY
Graham Cem. - T/O Hamilton, Madison, NY
Poolville Cem. - T/O Hamilton, Madison, NY
Hillside Cem. -Oriskany Falls, Augusta, Oneida, NY
Deansboro Cem. (85%) - Marshall, Oneida, NY
Woodlawn Cemetery - Hamilton, Madison, NY
W. Edmeston Cemetery - Brookfield, Madison, NY
Leonardsville SD Bapt Cem. - Brookfield, Madison, NY
Leonardsville Cemetery - Brookfield, Madison, NY
Madison Street Cemetery (89%)- Hamilton, Madison, NY
St. Agatha's Cemetery - Canastota, Madison, NY
St. Joseph's Cemetery - Madison, Madison, NY
Madison Village Cemetery - Madison, Madison, NY
Glenwood Cemetery (82%)- Oneida, Madison Co., NY
Sangerfield Cemetery - Sangerfield, Oneida, NY
Morrisville Rural Cemetery - Morrisville, Madison, NY
Oneida Castle Cemetery Oneida Castle, Oneida Co., NY
St. Patricks Cemetery - Oneida, Madison Co., NY
Stockbridge Cemetery - Stockbridge, NY
St. Francis Cemetery - Durhamville, NY
St. Helena/Valley View Cemetery - Oneida, NY
Mount Pleasant Cemetery - (82%) Canastota, NY
Welsh Church Cemetery - Nelson, NY
Vernon Center Cemetery - Vernon Ctr., NY
Augusta Cemetery - Knoxboro, NY
Lenox Rural Cemetery - Lenox, NY
Whitelaw Cemetery - Whitelaw (Lenox), NY
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Tom C.
James Costello - 135372797
Hi Andrew - please post his obituary. Thanks! Tom


Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) - Thursday, February 4, 1993

James Vincent Costello, 52, of 933 Kinne St., East Syracuse, died Monday at Castle Rest Nursing Home after a long illness.

A native of Quantico, Va., Mr. Costello resided most of his life in East Syracuse, where he resided with Penny Edick. He retired in 1988 because of his illness as mailroom and printshop operator after 14 years with Loretto Geriatric Center.

Mr. Costello was a member of Chapter D of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association and was a former Boy Scout troop leader.

Surviving are a son, Robert Savage of Eastwood; a daughter, Patricia Westhoff of Spokane, Wash.; a sister, Lynda Moynihan of LaFayette; two grandchildren; a niece; and a nephew.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Russell H. Schepp & Son Funeral Home, Minoa. Burial will be in Pine Plains Cemetery, North Manlius.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 109 East Ave.

Contributions may be made to the Syracuse Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
Added by Tom C. on Oct 06, 2015 8:23 AM
Nellie Austin
Hi Andrew,

Thanks loads for supplying Nellie Keville Austin's stone's photo. It is nicely staged but, unfortunately, quite unreadable. I think the stone was wet from rain when photographed making the epitaph nearly invisible. If you don't mind doing so, could you please re-photograph it when its dry and preferably on a sunny day? I know she would greatly appreciate that.

Thanks in advance,

Added by luddy on Sep 30, 2015 7:14 PM
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Added by Katrina on Sep 16, 2015 9:09 AM
Cousin Jim
Athol Gallups and etc
You had said; "Years ago (early 80's) I corresponded with Zella Selfridge, she sent me Gallup genealogy. My family keeps in touch with Marj & Ernie Gallup family, cousins"

Zella was my mother, who d. Sept 8, 2005, bur. on my lot at Gansevoort Cem. look it up on this web- site.
Someone was nice enough to do a 'drive by shooting' of my own dam cemetery lot before I could put some GOOD pix on it, and the guy WILL NOT answer queries. Makes me a mite furious, but (shrug)...
Ernie died back in 2007 and I don't know about Marge, as I haven't seen them at a family reunion since the early '90's and the Glens Falls paper has a real funky search engine.
I have the history of Thurman, NY and a book of it's cemetery contents if you have any questions..
SO.. that makes you and me cousins, too.
RSVP, Cuz!!
Added by Cousin Jim on Jun 19, 2015 4:21 PM
Alison Gulbrandson
RE: Fred Fuller, Union Cem.N.C.
Hi Andrew, Aunt Myra was a dear sister of my Dad, Jim. Met Mabel several years ago...went to see her at her home, enjoyed meeting her. She was a dear friend of Aunt Myra's. Have been searching for years to sort out these Fullers, Alison
Added by Alison Gulbrandson on Aug 19, 2014 11:24 AM
Rebecca Ott
Eaton Farm Cemetery
Hi Andrew,
You thankfully created a memorial for a Judson Jerritt Mace at Eaton Farm Cemetery in 2009. From the information you recorded, I think there must be a stone there. Would it be possible for you to take a picture of the stone or do you know of anyone that can take the picture and either post it at findagrave or send it to me (and I'll post it). I did request a photo at findagrave, but the other 2 requests were from 2010 and haven't been fulfilled. Anything you can do to help would be greatly appreciated. My member number: #47226446 under Rebecca Ott
Thank you!!!!!!
Rebecca Ott
Rochester, NY (in case you get e-mail back again)
Added by Rebecca Ott on May 28, 2014 11:19 PM
Ron Fink
Fink's in Mabie Cemetery
Hi Andrew,

I am trying to find out all the people buried in the Shaver Private Cemetery/ Mabie Farm Cemetery. I think my ancestors are buried there. Their surnames are Fink. Can you help in any way.
Ron Fink
Added by Ron Fink on Apr 25, 2014 10:07 PM
Margaret Sopp
Sarah Matteson
Thank you so much for taking the photos at Welsh Church Union Cemetery in Nelson, NY for the Matteson family. The stones for George, Clarissa and Sophronia are wonderfully preserved. The photo for Sarah not so much. Can you read the dates on Sarah's tombstone? I've fooled around with the contrast, but I just can't pick up on the dates. She is my husband's ancestor.
Added by Margaret Sopp on Jul 10, 2013 3:52 PM
Tom Reece
Joseph Wiltsie
Andrew, if you happen back to Joseph's marker at Morrisville Rural, could you clear his marker off a little so we can see it ? Don't get me wrong I appreciate your work,just would like a better shot.

Added by Tom Reece on Apr 19, 2012 6:50 AM
Orissa Sexton Barnard
Those were the first photos I had ever saw of her. Thank you for posting them. Her son Walter Frank was my great great grandfather and I had seen a photo of him but none of his parents or any generation before him.

I was wondering if you had any photos of her parents and if her husband was in any of the photos you have? If so I would love to see them.
Added by gravehunter1218 on Aug 24, 2011 10:57 AM
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