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Johnny A Grumblenot (#46542671)
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Bio Photo I started working on my Family Tree when I was just ten years old. My mother's sister got me started, I think today she would be arrested for child endangerment. I was the only 10 year old in my neighborhood with a five drawer government issued gray filing cabinet filled with files of birth, marriage and death certificates, census reports and Civil War pension files. By high school I was skipping school to take the Metro bus into downtown Washington, DC to go to the National Archives to spend the day in a room filled with big gray manually operated microfilm machines scanning census reports one page at a time looking for my ancestors. We're talking the mid 70s, before indexes, computers, Family Tree Maker or Ancestry.com.

I split my time between my homes in Los Angeles, California and Deposit, New York so I can do my historical and genealogical research.

I am very thankful for Find A Grave, all your entries have helped me greatly. I research not only my line but all the siblings of my line. As a British lady friend of mine so aptly put it, "you're not doing your family tree darling, you're doing the whole bloody forest!"

When I create a memorial, I research the individual and write a biography for them. Even when I am "doing the whole bloody cemetery!"

Feel free to use my photographs, but it is nice to be credited for photos as I have put a lot of work into them. Unlike some photo contributors who take pictures of moss covered stones or grass or plants blocking the vital information we are all searching for; if necessary, I clean the stones, trim around them and if it is a veteran's grave and there is no flag there I place one there before photographing the grave.

If I have made any errors in their history or have any typographical error, please let me know and I will gladly correct them. I am sure I have OCD and mistakes really bother me.

"The man who feels no sentiment for the memory of his forefathers, who has no regard for his ancestors, or his kindred, is himself unworthy of kindred regard or remembrance." ... DANIEL WEBSTER
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Dawn Christiansen
George Allen
Thank you for the great photos and the interesting bio of George Willard Allen, my 2nd Great Grandfather. I truly appreciate it.
Added by Dawn Christiansen on Aug 24, 2016 9:53 PM
Judy Wood
Parsons gravestone
Johnny

Thanks so much for the gravestone photo of Richard and Rhea Parsons. Your kindness is greatly appreciated.

Judy Wood
Added by Judy Wood on Aug 20, 2016 10:07 AM
Kristina2770
RE: MARJORIE HELEN HAUBERT OBIT
Thank you very much.

Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin on Mar. 4, 2005
Added by Kristina2770 on Aug 18, 2016 8:58 PM
Cathy Carson-Watson
RE: Johannis / Johannes / John Carson and Ann Krom's children
Thank you so much!
Added by Cathy Carson-Watson on Jun 17, 2016 12:30 PM
Cathy Carson-Watson
Johannis / Johannes / John Carson and Ann Krom's children
Hi John. I am researching my Carson line back to Walter Carson and Elizabeth Quick Carson and am wondering who the children of Johannes and Ann were? It is stated that they have five on Find a Grave, but I only can find these four:
John Carson - born on August 5, 1773 Martinus Carson - born on May 21, 1775 Daniel Carson - born in 1779 Antje Carson - born on September 7, 1791

Can you please tell me who I'm missing? Thank you!

Cathy Carson-Watson
Added by Cathy Carson-Watson on Jun 04, 2016 8:42 PM
want2buytheworldacoke
RE: The Cargills in Laurel Hill Cemetery
John,

You are amazing. I could never have made it to the county clerk's office even if I could find the financial resources to travel across the country to NY. Thank you so much. I will look and see if I can find a way to purchase the death record for Ira. New York records are terribly expensive to buy if you can find the person at all. I am really appreciating the states that are digitizing those old records for genealogical research. New York is just so old that it would be a monumental task, I would guess.

I'm betting the little girl Mable also died of TB. How very sad.

Most of the Anthony family later came from Guilford and/or Chenango County. If he isn't buried in Laurel Hill Cem, then he's probably at Sunset Hill Cemetery in Guilford. However: that cemetery's plot/graves are probably entirely covered here on findagrave and I haven't found him there in the past.

Again, thank you for doing so much when you really have so much to do on your own account. Genealogy is so addictive, but still...you are exceptional.
Added by want2buytheworldacoke on Jun 03, 2016 8:17 AM
Cindy Cornwell McCachern
Thank You
Thanks for the photo of Raymond Cornwell's tombstone.
Added by Cindy Cornwell McCachern on Jun 02, 2016 4:01 AM
want2buytheworldacoke
RE: The Cargills in Laurel Grove Cemetery
Thank you, John.

Either somebody down the road was sure that they must be buried there and added that plaque, without research, or somebody in the family knew that they are buried on one or both sides of that grave...or that they had cremains scattered there. I am not a perfect genealogist but unless I have proof with my own eyes or in records I would never put a plaque in a spot like that. Sadly, a lot of people are so sure of their research that they interfere--and in a more permanent way than just posting misinformation on findagrave (which can do enough harm in the research category).

I have seen markers found that were covered with a good half-foot of turf and dirt. The area looks like it has a lot of "terrain" including subsidence and shifting of the ground. Markers or the bases of broken headstones can be easily covered over in one season.

Best wishes for working on your house! I won't take up more time. Thanks for such careful research. The truth is very important to me.
Added by want2buytheworldacoke on Jun 01, 2016 9:09 AM
Paris Garters
Virginia MacInnes
Thanks for the great photo! You know a lot about this family, it seems. Holly (Paris Garters)
Added by Paris Garters on Jun 01, 2016 8:24 AM
want2buytheworldacoke
RE: The Cargills in Laurel Grove Cemetery
Hi There,

Is it a common practice at that cemetery to create plaques that aren't replacing broken, covered-over, or missing stones? Are the spots on either side of their daughter empty-looking (ie no markers)?

Does the cemetery have plot-purchase information going back that far?

I've been doing genealogy since I was about age 9 and I don't think I've seen anything like this before.

You are a big time trooper. Thanks for your help.
Added by want2buytheworldacoke on May 31, 2016 5:48 PM
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