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James Richards (#47086063)
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Bio Photo Hi,

I am a retired veteran and genealogist. I work on Fort Knox so I have opportunities to visit some cemeteries on post and in Hardin County, KY.

If you would like to have a memorial transferred to you, please let me know by using the Edit tab and sending me a note.

Please feel free to use any of my photographs for your personal use. However, my photographs are not authorized for posting on or any other For-Profit website without my permission.

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Susan Francis Bott and Bruce E Bott
RE: Amanda Carter

That's up to you. My grandmother was one of the (MANY) Vittitows that were out of the New Haven area. I really appreciate your help! You can keep if you just notate about her mother.

Added by Susan Francis Bott and Br... on Feb 08, 2016 3:45 PM
Fort Knox cemeteries
Can you tell me if Memorial Day is still the only day that the general public can visit cemeteries on Fort Knox? Specifically, the ones way back in the old firing ranges, like Pleasant View.
And, is it the traditional May 31st? Or the scheduled Monday holiday (May 30, 2016)?
Thank you,
Betty L. Warren
Added by Betty on Feb 05, 2016 6:20 PM
Lily Virdell
Weeping Angel
What a beautiful photograph. I took a look at some of the other headstone photos you have taken. I hope you know what a talented photographer you are. Thanks for your service and for all you do on findagrave. Lily Virdell
Added by Lily Virdell on Jan 27, 2016 8:42 AM
RE: Memorial Transfers
Thank you.
Added by Steve on Jan 22, 2016 10:36 AM
frank eglise
Oliver Church, Memorial# 91930496
I'm curious where the June 13 birthday and month came from. This info' doesn't appear in the records of Oliver C born 1780 that I've seen.

The year of 1780 is very likely.

I'm also wondering why the 'Captain' title. He may have been a captain briefly during the rebellion of 1837, but in war times nearly all males over the age of 18 and up to 60 were required to join the militia. Several Oliver Church's appear as privates or ensigns in rolls of the 1812 war. His mother did make an 1822 petition where she called him 'Captain' and if I recall correctly she also referred to her husband Oliver born circa 1756 as 'Captain'. I vaguely remember there is a militia roll somewhere, for the 1812 war that shows an Oliver aged 60 as a militia captain, but this Oliver 1756 is mainly known as a Lieutenant in the King's Royal Rangers and earlier as Ensign in the Royal Yorkers during the 1776 war.

Thanks for any clues or corrections.

Added by frank eglise on Jan 13, 2016 8:00 PM
Thomas Sylvester
RE: Richards Family Records.
Pentland Cemetery sigh

As you know many people were buried in cemeteries and their graves were not marked, and/or registers lost.

It is very doubtful that Pentland Cemetery predates 1840.

Before that date the Island was linked to the mainland by the water. Access by water was at least comparable to foot. Previously, Islander's interments were at St John's Anglican Church, Bath aka Ernestown, St Paul's Anglican Church,(South) Fredericksburg(h).

There were of course family plots here, the Wemp Cairn and the McMullin family plot. The later became the Roman Catholic cemetery.

The next time that I'm in Kingston I will take another look in the local Anglican Archives to glean whether John Richards (1763-1860) was interred in Pentland, St John's or ?
Added by Thomas Sylvester on Jan 07, 2016 6:24 AM
Diane Addington
Stiles-Shipley Cemetery
Richard, I am sorry to hear your trip was a bust. I will try to get in touch with Mr. Goodman.
Added by Diane Addington on Jan 06, 2016 9:38 PM
Thomas Sylvester
RE: Finally
no I'm not related. I have been slowly compiling a community history of Amherst Island. The particular tangent that connected us was that I have been intrigued with a house built circa 1834 that is linked to two children of John Richards (1763-1860).
His daughter Jane Richards married a Joseph Dennee (most probably the first owner/builder). They moved on and then her brother John Howard Richards (1811-1897) subsequently moved in. Its even possible that the house was headed by their patriarch father between 1840 and his death 1860.

Primary source material for early 19th Century Amherst Island is quite meager. By chance do you have any family records that might assist?
Added by Thomas Sylvester on Jan 05, 2016 9:50 PM
Thomas Sylvester
RE: Finally

There was a 20 page booklet self-published by H C Burleigh, "Jean Richard, U.E., of Isle Tanti and Prince Edward County," 1979

Burleigh was a passionate, very accomplished community historian, Dominion Genealogist. If you haven't seen it you should.

I have consulted it a few times in our local library. I'm lurching towards buying a copy the next time I'm there. While I'm at it, would you be interested in a copy? I suspect (your) postage will be more than the purchase price.
Added by Thomas Sylvester on Jan 05, 2016 9:37 AM
Jacobs grave
Hello Mr. Richards,

I just want to thank you for your service and to thank for posting these images for Lloyd Kenneth and Lucille Peck. They were my grandparents. My aunt, the late Alice Ann Jacobs, daughter to Lloyd and Lucille, designed the headstone engraving. This engraving of the grapes on rose granite was also used for my parents headstone at Lexington Cemetary for the son of Lucille and Lloyd (Harry Michael) and his wife, Barbara Lee Dugan.

Thank you again,
Shelly Jacobs
Added by shelbel4ky on Jan 04, 2016 11:25 PM
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