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history4sure (#46997739)
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Bio Photo I am willing to transfer any memorials which are not my ancestors or relatives and will try to help anyone with information or research. I think it is important to identify persons, when possible, so we can know who they are and who their families are, for historical and personal reasons.
2014 Update:
Sixty five years ago I started looking for lost graves as Grandma sent me, at age 8, to find "the indention by the pine tree, near great great grandpa's headstone" so she could place flowers where a baby was buried in 1869 with no "marker". From her, I learned to look for that tiny "frosted" spot when the night before had been chilly (the ground is still warmer at a burial site which has no vault, even after 100's of years!)
I first knew grief when Grandma died, 58 years ago. To honor her, I began genealogy research from her precious family records. Fifty four years ago the death of my young first husband, at the hands of robbers, nearly caused the loss of my first unborn child. Years later, a miscarriage took another son and now, for the past 29 years, we have also grieved for our youngest son, lost to a freak accident. Brad
Writing personal histories has been a passion for nearly 40 years, since I found my relationship to Mormon Battalion soldiers and an early U.S. President.
Being an unpaid cemetery sexton for the past 23 years has required mapping and recording (handwritten) of over 3,000 birth & death locations and overseeing burials and settings of gravestones for some 750 persons. During this time, the birth and death records from 1854 at one cemetery and from 1869 to date, at another, were located and recorded; exact grave locations had never been written down for 155 years! I'm still hand drawing family lot maps for the latter cemetery for all owners.
For about 30 years, I have composed poetry and short stories about loved ones' passing, both for my own and others.
So, am I a "graver" ?, a "griever", a "genealogist", a "historian", a "sexton", a "poet" or just kind of "nutty"?? (We ALL could have, instead of this, been lounging on "sum beach sum where", ya know!)
Anyway, I feel sad when an unkind remark is posted, or it is stated that Find a Grave was designed for one purpose and that "newcomers", who want to use it for genealogy, or some other reason than it was originally intended, should go elsewhere. I hope it is intended to help us all find burial locations, which should include photos, dates, and family links, if possible for proper identification.
Short bios also help identify specific individuals and search data sources can help us verify the positive location. That is why I believe that a gravestone, with poor or misinterpreted information, should be supplemented with the best historical facts available, if possible. After all, it is Find a Grave, not "Find a Stone". Sometimes, nothing else is available, but that is a sad case; unknown, with unknown dates does not tell us much, especially when there is no stone or it is illegible.
I hope to help & will gladly transfer, edit, delete or correct anything I contribute; I'm slow, but I'm OLD, please have patience!

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rosie mcnaughton
Thinking of you today...
on Rosie's first Angel Day.
Added by rosie mcnaughton on Oct 20, 2014 6:45 AM
Tom Kouts
Phelps
Mis-spoke a little. Most of mine are from MA., but some went to Marlboro, some went to Monroe, Franklyn Co., MA. with Edward from Bolton England being the first to come over to Andover, Essex, MA prior to 1658.
Added by Tom Kouts on Oct 15, 2014 6:33 AM
Tom Kouts
Phelps
Yes they are all out of Marlboro, Vt. I guess yours are another branch so I would think they would be related. Will have to do some digging.
Added by Tom Kouts on Oct 15, 2014 6:24 AM
Tom Kouts
Phelps
Of the 400 plus Phelps in my ancestry I have none of the ones you have memorials for. They surely must be related.
Added by Tom Kouts on Oct 14, 2014 2:17 PM
Dale G
Robert Adams
Hi, I just wanted to say what a wonderful memorial you have for Robert Adams of Newbury. He is my 8th Great Grandfather. You stated your connection was through Job, mine is through Job's twin brother Bildad. So HI cousin and thank you
Dale Greenwood
Added by Dale G on Oct 14, 2014 11:30 AM
Sheila Black
RE: Millers
That would be great. Thanks for all you do.
Added by Sheila Black on Oct 07, 2014 8:39 PM
Diann
Charles Bicker
I added the information that you gave to me to the memorial. The family call him Carl not Charles. At least that is what he was referred to in the information that I have from the family members that lived in Nauvoo. Thanks for the information.
Added by Diann on Oct 07, 2014 7:25 PM
Sheila Black
RE: 57456276
Thank you so much for correcting me. I knew as soon as I sent the edit, I had made a mistake. Catherine Wier Miller and George Miller are my GGG grandparents.
Added by Sheila Black on Oct 07, 2014 3:58 PM
Steve Naas
Roberts
Thanks for the corrections. They've been accepted. Steve
Added by Steve Naas on Oct 07, 2014 10:22 AM
ginny lee
RE: duplicates
Shirleen,
Numbers mean nothing to me either. I just take the pictures because I like to walk the cemeteries. I feel like this is a way I can help others.
If you would prefer I can just transfer the 2 sites to you and you can attend to them.
Just let me know.
Ginny
Added by ginny lee on Sep 30, 2014 7:17 AM
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