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Marc Doty (#46843703)
 member for 8 years, 1 month, 15 days
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Bio and Links
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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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
Raida Knapp
Robert D. Protzman
I think I just left you a message.
Added by Raida Knapp on Jun 25, 2014 12:35 PM
brian hjort
James P Buckingham

My name's Brian Hjort, I am looking for any old photos, informations or relatives of James Patrick Buckingham born july 1946, Died april 2001

Added by brian hjort on Jun 23, 2014 12:49 PM
Diane L. Webb
Thank you Marc for putting information into Find A Grave
on David F. Marley and wives: Sarah A. Hadley and Elma D. Brown.
Diane L. Teague Webb
Added by Diane L. Webb on Jun 13, 2014 8:35 AM
K.A. Coffey
RE: Arah M. (Barcus) Ammerman
That's good. I am typing the cemetery records so I will make note what's on her tombstone. Arah may have been her "Nickname" for Sarah or everybody thought that Arah was Sarah when she said it.........AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH.....I know I get tired of John William Mary Margaret, but they are simpler.

Added by K.A. Coffey on Jun 09, 2014 8:26 AM
Ann McCracken
I assume she is buried next to Phil? How sweet--To this little guy Uncle Phil was a pretty scary guy. DLM
Added by JFJN on Jun 07, 2014 1:32 PM
Ann McCracken
Thank you for that headstone pic for Ann McCracken. I have several pictures of her as a young woman with various family members. My Uncle Phil died early on of a sudden heart attack. Ann worked for Ohio Casualty in Hamilton and I remember seeing her several times walking downtown. They had a home on a street directly behind the Jr High in Lindenwald, Washington I believe. I thought Ann was a very pretty young woman. Are you related? Thanks again. I did see Ann again at a Singleton Reunion 1989 at Champion Park. Thanks Again D. Moores
Added by JFJN on Jun 07, 2014 1:27 PM
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