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Marc Doty (#46843703)
 member for 8 years, 1 month, 26 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, then click on "Suggest a correction or provide additional information". Be sure to give me the other person's ID number when requesting links.

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 whom. 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 - Browns Wonder - Jones
Lowry -Macedonia - Mintonye - Mt Union
Mt. Zion - North Branch - Oak Hill (Sect 1-29, 34N & 34S) - Pleasant Hill (Indy)
Pleasant View (Dover) - Poplar Grove - Prebster - Old Union Church - 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 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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Diane L. Martenet
Maxine Stevens
Hi Marc,
Maxine and my Mom were 1st cousins so I have more information on Maxine than I want to type twice. Could I have her memorial, and her Husband, Bob Stevens so I can add the additional info My #47291663. By the way , if you look closely at their marker you will see that I drew the picture that Maxine had etched on the stone when Bob died. They are in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, IN
Added by Diane L. Martenet on Jul 15, 2014 3:06 PM
Private Eyes
Louwana Doty
Louwana was married a third time to Harry Eugene Kennedy on Feb 23, 1996 in St Lucie, FL. Do you have any information on Harry?
Added by Private Eyes on Jul 15, 2014 10:36 AM
Henry & Martha Gregg Curtis
Your making of memorials very much appreciated. I especially like seeing the photos of the markers of the graves of my rather distant relatives in Danville South.

I would like to ask for your permission to use those photo (and others you may have taken of gravestones of my ancestors) in my family tree on Because the photographer has a copyright for each photo, I always ask before using a photo on another web site. I will, of course, put your name as the photographer and the web site of the memorial(s) as the source.

Thank you for considering my request,
Added by JackiMex on Jul 14, 2014 10:08 PM
Jim Ferris
Thanks for the correction - will be glad to transfer these folks if you are related.
Added by Jim Ferris on Jul 14, 2014 4:41 PM
David Kennedy
Myron Dorsey
Hello Marc,

I want to thank you so much for taking the picture of My Uncle Myron and Aunt Elizabeth Dorsey memorial for me, I can not thank you enough friend.
Since we moved from Indy 5 years ago up to Randolph county we do not get down to Indy much now days.

I appreciate all your hard work and time, Take Care

Dave Kennedy and Family
Added by David Kennedy on Jul 14, 2014 10:58 AM
Kevin Doty
Memorial# 124580244 Gordon Doty
Memorial# 124580244

This is my Uncle on the Doty Side, the middle aged brother at one point time of the kids from Norma jean and James Andrew doty of smith ville Texas.

There was my Dad the oldest, Gordon the middle child, and The Youngest Jarrell Doty still living last of the kids and Norma Jean Doty still living. i would be more than happy to manage the memorial anyway i can.

i can be reached by my bio here or


K Doty
Added by Kevin Doty on Jul 14, 2014 12:18 AM
My Feeling
You are a findagrave hoarder.
Added by familysearcher on Jul 08, 2014 4:45 PM
Smith Edits
Marc, thank you so much for your speedy edits for my Smiths. I know I sent quite a few at once, but wanted to let you know I appreciate your responsiveness. Wish they were ALL this easy! Thanks for your great work here!
Added by Beckyhunt on Jul 08, 2014 4:26 PM
RE: James Adrian Ball bio
Marc..thanks for the note..I also meant to ask about the word unrolled as opposed to enrolled in the bio..If you are keeping track of the men of the 72nd Indiana V.I., James Adrian Ball's brother, William N. Ball (Find a Grave #74146080) was also in Co D of the same regiment. Their other brother, Albert, whose memorial I was working on, (F-G #132023624) was too young to serve. Their parents died when they were young and they were all raised in separate homes in Clinton and Boone Counties. ~Laura.
Added by Honor on Jun 29, 2014 3:22 PM
Raida Knapp
Horace Noel
While searching Eliza Victoria Protzman-Officer, then found her brother Robert Protzman. I think I figured out how Horace Noel and Robert Protzman are connected.
Can you contact me at
Added by Raida Knapp on Jun 25, 2014 1:08 PM
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