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Mary Mc (#46828083)
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Perhaps this (see picture) was the beginning of my interest in family history - though I would not realize it for many, many years. In photo: my dad, my brother and myself - after resetting the stones for our great-great-great grandparents (in a nearby small country cemetery).

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Dear Ancestor

Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

Author Unknown

(I've tried to find the author, but no luck yet.)
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Idea Gordon
Find A Grave Memorial# 123707750
you said you were seeking her parents. They are James Campbell Gordon (1861-1930) and Jennie P. Windsor (1865-1906). Baby Idea was the great-granddaughter of my 4-great-granddaughter.
Added by bac on Sep 29, 2016 4:32 PM
sherri schrandt
ann swisher
Mary, I wonder if you are named for Mary McGee. In starting my search I can tell you Ann was my GG grandmother. She was married to John but I can't find any information on him. That would make Mary McGee my GGGG grandmother. I'm hoping you can help me, I hope to add more generations as well.
Added by sherri schrandt on Sep 22, 2016 7:47 PM
R. E. - son of James C. Hogue?
Do you know anything about R. E. Hogue (1870 - 1904) at the bottom of this stone? If you want to put R. E. in, I'll add the picture! I HAD to leave the cannon in this picture! You can delete these notes to you.
Added by Shawdau on Apr 02, 2016 7:17 PM
Here We Go Again
Find A Grave will figure out - someday - that their "click next to the word" silliness doesn't work. I'm attempting to send you the full death date for Blanche A. Davidson at Center Grove - Nov. 14, 1956. I'm going over my old pictures - I've found a couple Civil War veterans that no one had put in. Sorry I had to send msg. this way, but Find A Grave's magic little "click beside the word" simply does not work on my computer - you're supposed to click on a box, but that box doesn't show up on my computer - yup - still slogging onward - you can always delete my nonsense from your list, if it arrives, at all.
Added by Shawdau on Apr 02, 2016 4:24 PM
Patricia Tiram
Mary, I was surprised by your transfer of these families buried in Center Grove Cemetery, Warren Co., Illinois, to me. I will however, take good care of their memorials, as you have, and will add to then to the best of my ability in the future. I really enjoy doing research for F.A.G.

Thank you,
Patricia Tiram #48025872
Added by Patricia Tiram on Mar 24, 2016 10:56 AM
Mary Layden
RE: Katherine A. Winters Evans
I am related to Katherine A. Winters , by way of her grand-mother, Edmonia (Finch) Winters, as well as her father, Hosea. Edmonia is sister to Marshall B. Finch, who is my great grand-father. Marshall is father to Philip Wellington Finch, Philip is father to LaThayer Finch, who is my father.
Thank you
Mary Layden #47562077
Added by Mary Layden on Feb 16, 2016 8:51 AM
Greg Bowes
Bowes Family - Rock Island County Illinois
Mary, Robert Bowes Sr. (#57037742) is my 3rd great grandfather. My branch of his tree migrated down into Oklahoma. I was wondering if you have any more information on the family in Rock Island that you could share (or) current living family members in the area I might could contact. Thanks!
Added by Greg Bowes on Feb 12, 2016 3:24 PM
Thank you!
Thanks for the transfer of Thomas R. Bassett, Mary...I'll take good care of him! :)
Added by postkrispykritters on Jan 20, 2016 4:22 PM
Tom Jackson
fred stanley miller
Her grandfather was Robert Marion Miller, and her dad Was Robert Otto Miller. Fred and Robert Marion were 2 of the children of William Henry Miller. William Henry and James (Married Annie McBurney) Miller, my grandmothers father, were 2 of the 8 or 9 children of William and Mary Gill Miller. My grandmother was Nannie Miller Jackson. Who was your dad?
Tom Jackson
Added by Tom Jackson on Sep 24, 2015 10:01 PM
Margaret Cornell Churchill
Mary, I am doing research for a client and thought I would let you know that there is a discrepancy in your bio for Margaret. The Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, Kings NY does not have a 'Dayton' burial between 1830-1840 which would be in the time-frame of Margaret's first husband's death based on the bio. The earliest 'John Dayton' burial at Green-Wood is on Nov 16 1859, Lot 11917 Sec 106. There is another 'John Dayton' buried in the same lot on Mar 6 1882. There are two 'JNO. A Dayton children' buried in Lot 283 Sec 42 one on Jan 10 1850 and the other on Feb 12 1851. None of these 'Dayton' names match the story you have about Margaret. I am concerned that the name of her first husband may not be 'John Dayton' or if it is, the cemetery information in the bio is incorrect.

Please do not show my name or number on this memorial.
Added by PBosler on Sep 22, 2015 12:54 AM
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