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J&D Peterson (#46859770)
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Bio Photo I am an avid genealogist and have been researching my family and my husband's family for 35+ years. We have traveled quite a bit to find ways around my "brick walls" and have been to lots of cemeteries and taken lots of pictures. I'm glad to have a chance to share some of this information on Find A Grave. My husband, Jim, deserves credit for all of the pictures as he patiently visits cemetery after cemetery with me.

PLEASE if you find an error or have additional information on any of the people I have posted, email me. I will be glad to make additions and corrections so that the information is as accurate as possible.

I am doing Find A Grave work to honor our ancestors and, hopefully, to help others find information on their own ancestors. The pictures that we have taken may be used by families and descendants. However, pictures taken for 19th and 20th Indiana soldiers have been taken for the 19th Indiana web site of Phil Harris and may NOT be posted on other web sites without my permission.

Thanks to all of you who have posted information and photos on Find A Grave. This is a great way to preserve information, and in doing so, preserve our past.

I found this letter in the bio of Bobby Jett and had to add it to my bio as well. Genealogists do indeed feel this connection.

"Dear Ancestor"

Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.

It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.

Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.

Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.

I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

Author: Unknown
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Glenda Barry
RE: Hurst edits

I edited Julia's since you so kindly entered dates. Let me know if you want any of the family transferred over to you, I'm always happy to transfer. Have a nice evening!

Added by Glenda Barry on Nov 23, 2014 3:04 PM
Sue Muller
Mattie Files FAG 74668778 Headstone Picture
Dear J & D Peterson,

Thank you for the picture of Mattie Files headstone.

Added by Sue Muller on Nov 21, 2014 8:44 AM
Judy K. Roberts
RE: Melvin L. Hurst Fort Scott Nat'l Cemetery
Photo has been taken care of, thank you for letting me know!
Added by Judy K. Roberts on Nov 19, 2014 9:00 PM
RE: Jeremiah Hurst edit
You are very welcome. I know exactly what you mean!

Thanks for your work,

Added by OPPSheryl on Nov 19, 2014 4:47 PM
Michael Mussinan
RE: Murfin Photo Requests Evergreen Cemetery
I meant to ask if Minor and Ethel's daughter Lenore is buried in the same section as her parents?

Added by Michael Mussinan on Nov 11, 2014 4:55 AM
Michael Mussinan
RE: Murfin Photo Requests Evergreen Cemetery
Thanks for the information! I will add it to my request. Are you related to the Adams County Ohio Petersons?
Added by Michael Mussinan on Nov 11, 2014 3:54 AM
Emma S Dunavan
thanks for taking the photo of her headstone, Carol
Added by Waucondacarol on Oct 31, 2014 1:45 PM
Philemon Peck
Thank you so much for going to the cemetery to take the photo of the headstone of Philemon Peck. I greatly appreciate your courtesy and kindness!
Added by familysearcher on Oct 30, 2014 8:04 PM
Thanks for the great photo!
Added by Judith on Oct 28, 2014 1:45 AM
Wayne Andrews
Minnie B. Eastin
Thanks so much for imaging the gravestone of Minnie.
Much appreciated,
Wayne Andrews
Added by Wayne Andrews on Oct 27, 2014 2:26 PM
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