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Marc Doty (#46843703)
 member for 10 years, 7 months, 24 days
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Bio Photo Transfers: I will transfer ownership to direct descendants within four generations - the same as Find A Grave guidelines. Otherwise, I'm happy to add to memorials and make links, just click on the "Edit" tab on the top right of the memorial.

One line of my ancestors (CROSE) lived in Tippecanoe Co., IN in the 1820s. Some of their cousins lived in the next county to the south, Boone, and some south of that in Hendricks Co. I live in northern Hendricks Co., and am taking photos mostly in Boone and Hendricks, including the older, more difficult to read stones. Hopefully, these photographs will be around longer than the headstones. Many are on the verge of not being readable - even with the sun at a good angle and using tricks to bring out the text.

Since I've been doing genealogy research for a number of years, I can see a real benefit in seeing headstones, rather than relying on a transcription. To me, the important thing is to be able to read the inscription (names & dates, child of ...), but not really the verse below it. It's also important to know who is buried next to who. I'll mention that if I notice a connection.

Cemeteries that are completed - meaning that I photographed everything and have posted all that was readable. Other transcriptions may have more names.
Beck - Bethel (Boone Co.) - Bethel (52nd St Indy) - Browns Wonder - Jones -
Lowry -Macedonia - Mintonye - Mt Union -
Mt. Zion - North Branch - Oak Hill (Sect 1-30, 34N & 34S) - Plainview (Colfax) - Pleasant Hill (Indy) - Pleasant View (Dover) - Poplar Grove - Prebster - Old Union Church - Richland - Robison - St. Malachy West - Salem - Sparks - Taylor - Trotter (I can only find 33 of the 64 markers) - Weaver - Zionsville

I currently use a 10M Canon Powershot camera which will take pictures at 3648 x 2736 pixels. Normally I reset the resolution to 2272 x 1704 and then on the computer, especially with worn headstones, I turn up the contrast 20-30%, and lower the brightness 5-10% and keep the compression at 98 to 99%. When I started posting for Find a Grave, the photo file size limit was 250 KB, then 350, 500, 750, 2000 3000 and now 8000 KB. I use photo editing software that I downloaded for free - it's much better than what Canon or Olympus gives you with their camera. With Photoscape I know the file size before I save the file.

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Sara Denow
Julia #175461546
Hi Marc,
I'm Sara, Julia's niece. Thank you for creating Julia's memorial. The picture you chose is very nice. May I please have ownership for additional updates. Thank you.
Added by Sara Denow on Jan 18, 2017 1:02 PM
Mary Achterhof
Find A Grave Memorial# 148792832
I found this article about the death of this lady. You may post to her memorial for other researchers, Thank you. Mary

Article appears in the Abilene Daily Reflector, Abilene, Kansas, 29 December 1888 reads...


Indianapolis, Indiana, December 29 - At Strawn Henry County, Elijah Haskel shot Miss Delilah Allison through the head at seven o'clock last evening and then shot himself also through the head and died in two hours. She was employed to do housework for Mr. E. R. Colburn, Haskell had been paying attention to her for some time and it is supposed that on his proposing marriage she refused him.
Added by Mary Achterhof on Jan 13, 2017 1:35 PM
Sharon Pearce
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 46185666
Thank you.
Added by Sharon Pearce on Jan 10, 2017 2:54 PM
Diane L. Martenet
John Hume (Jr.)
mother #25696277
father #9347710
Please add these links to his memorial.

Thank you.
Added by Diane L. Martenet on Jan 10, 2017 12:38 AM
Diane L. Martenet
Martha Hume
I'm head of the Archive Rome in Pike now and I am researching John Humes family for a book. Would you mind transferring Martha Humes' memorial to me so that I can fill in most of my info on her. Thank you.
My #47291663 on FB
Added by Diane L. Martenet on Jan 10, 2017 12:25 AM
Sharon Pearce
Find A Grave Memorial# 46185666
Mr. Doty,

This memorial is for John Q(uery) Bennington, buried at Old Union Cemetery, Jackson Twp., Boone Co., IN. He was my grandmother's first cousin. I have been a genealogist for 17 years and work with Janna Bennington Larson who is the keeper of the Bennington history; her information is accessible online.

I am preparing an article on John Q Bennington to appear in the Feb quarterly edition of The Bennington Bulletin and would like permission to use a copy of the gravestone for J Q Bennington, along with photos I have taken of his spouse's grave and other history. I will give you credit for the gravestone.

Mr. Bennington was a widower who had been an enterprising farmer, first in Moscow, Rush Co., IN, then he and his bride farmed from 1893-1902 (her death from TB) in Maywood Colony (an early agriculture venture), Corning, CA (The Olive Capital of the US). His parents, evidently also buried near him were Dr. Amos M. and Lydia (Spohn) Bennington, plus other relatives. He returned to his family in Boone Co. in 1902, farmed again, but contracted cerebral meningitis in 1908, succumbing to residual effects plus the flu epidemic in 1918.
Added by Sharon Pearce on Jan 07, 2017 12:43 PM
Richard Cavin
Evelyn Strong Fairfield
Mr. Doty,
Thank you for taking the time to post the grave markers and info on my family members buried in Thorntown, IN.
You have my Grandmother, Evelyn Fairfield as being buried next to Charles and Viola Fairfield. Charles is my Grandfather, Evelyn's husband. Viola was his second wife.

Thank you,
Rick Cavin
Added by Richard Cavin on Jan 05, 2017 1:11 AM
Maggie Daniel
Re: Transfer Request: Joseph J. Johnson (#102811896)-Danville South Cemetery
Dear Marc,

Thank you very much for so quickly transferring my great-grandfatherís memorial to me. With the holidays at hand, I did not expect such an expedient response. Iím so anxious to begin planning how I want to incorporate a bio and photographs. In fact, I just got home from Dadís (He is Joseph Johnson's grandson but was only two-years-old at the time of Joseph's death). I had an opportunity to show him what I had done with Momís memorial page and then show him other relatives. He couldnít believe what he was seeing as I showed him relativesí memorial pages for both of his parentsí families. Again, thank you so much for creating this memorial and for allowing me the privilege of maintaining it in the hopes of leaving a meaningful family legacy.

Best regards,

Maggie Yeager Daniel

(Maggie Daniel #49168133)
Added by Maggie Daniel on Dec 30, 2016 7:39 PM
Maggie Daniel
Transfer Request: Joseph J. Johnson (#102811896)-Danville South Cemetery
Hi Marc,

I just wanted to thank you so very much for creating my great-father's memorial page. Quite recently, I discovered Find A Grave by finding a letter a relative on my dad's side of the family sent to my parents in 2014. She sent them some artifacts about the Rushton family, which included information about my paternal grandparents' grave-sites (Forrest G. and Mary E. Johnson Yeager). Mary E. Johnson Yeager is the daughter of Joseph J. Johnson and his first wife, Florence Ella Rushton Johnson. Florence is buried in Hadley Friends Cemetery.

When I looked at the site, I was then curious to see if I might find my mother's grave; her name is Frances Elizabeth "Betty" Hearn Yeager, and she passed away January 7, 2016. I was so pleased when I found her memorial page in West Ridge Cemetery. Additionally, I was fortunate to find a number of Papaw's side of the family (Yeager) in the Russellville Cemetery, including my great-grandparents, Albert and Grace. I just received the privilege of maintaining their memorials. I also discovered more of Mamaw's side of the family (Johnson) in the Danville South Cemetery and Rushton family members in various locations.

A few days ago, I decided to sign up as a contributor, and I already connected with the relative who sent the communication to Mom and Dad; additionally, the contributor who created Mom's memorial already transferred Mom's page to me, and I have already added photos, Momís bio, and more details about her grave. Additionally, I already sent a request to the creator of my grandparentsí memorials as I have so much I want to add to their memorial pages. Also, I have created my bio and added floral memorials for a number of family members and friends. Feel free to take a look at my bio and the work I have done to honor my mother.

Additionally, I would like to add more information and photographs to my great-grandfather, Joseph Johnson's, memorial page that would capture the essence of his life. I possess a number of artifacts that will allow me to add that essence to his memorial page.

I would also be honored to assume responsibility for Joseph J. Johnson's memorial page if you have no problem with me doing so. Again, thank you for creating such a beautiful memorial.

Best regards,

Maggie Daniel (#49168133)
Added by Maggie Daniel on Dec 30, 2016 2:56 PM
RE: Marla Jo (Glaub) Smith
I was looking at the wrong Glaub family.
Sorry for not looking more closely at the facts.
Added by FKD on Dec 29, 2016 5:29 PM
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