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Peace4me (#47513010)
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Bio Photo I enjoy going to the cemeteries and looking for gravestones of my family and looking for requests for other people. It makes me sad to see some stones in bad shape and some cemeteries so overgrown with weeds and not taken care of. I work full time, but I try to get to the cemeteries on my days off when I can. I spend many hours looking for other members requests. I don't do it just to get the credit for a request, I have added more photos to memorials than what shows on my credit for doing requests. I really enjoy looking for the gravestones and it is very relaxing to me. I love the old cemeteries, but alot of the gravestones are very old and in bad shape. There is alot of information you can find out from a gravestone.

Note: The Dement Cemetery in Ohio County, WV is a very old cemetery located on private property. Many of the stones are very difficult to read and some dates may not be exactly right. Let me know of any corrections.

I'm currently working on the Dallas Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Dallas, WV in Marshall County. This is another old cemetery with many old stones. Some of the names and dates may not be correct. Many of stones are difficult to read. Let me know of any corrections. I have found many gravestones of people that are not on the list in the cemetery books at the library or some with the names not correct.
In the spring of 2013 the Dallas Presbyterian Church members had two clean-up days to clear all the wooden area behind the church. They cut out many old trees, briars, weeds. This area hadn't been cut or cleared off for about 15 or 20 years. There are many gravestones in this area. Some of the young members of the church have continued to try to keep it cut through out the year of 2013 and have continued their work into 2014. There is still a lot of work to do. Some of the gravestones have fallen over, some stones have been buried in the dirt for years. I have found many stones that were buried in the dirt, I'm still searching for more.
NOTE!! When you looking for someone buried in the Dallas, WV area there are four cemeteries in this area. These cemeteries are being listed in Ohio & Marshall County on Find-A-Grave so check both counties when you are looking for someone buried in this area. A lot of the death certificates have Dallas Cemetery which makes it that more confusing to find someone.
The four cemeteries are:
1.Dallas Cemetery (also known as West Union Cemetery and Haneytown Cemetery). This was the first cemetery in this area about 1828. This is the very old cemetery across from the Dallas Fire Department.
2. Dallas Presbyterian Church Cemetery (this church was called West Union Presbyterian Church back in 1831. The cemetery was there before the church was built. It too is called West Union Cemetery & Haneytown Cemetery).
3.Dallas Methodist Church Cemetery started in 1855. (This cemetery is called Dallas Cemetery too) To keep things less confusing I refer to call it Dallas Methodist Church Cemetery.
4. Mount View Cemetery currently still in operation to this day.
I consider these four cemeteries in Marshall County and that is how they are listed on the Marshall County web-site.
So just check both counties when you are looking for someone's burial place in this area.. Peace to All!!
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Linda Rhead
John Frew
Many thanks for taking the photograph for me, very much appreciated.

Added by Linda Rhead on Aug 20, 2014 12:23 AM
Marvin & Samme Templin
Charles Knauz
Thanks for filling our request.
Added by Marvin & Samme Templin on Aug 19, 2014 1:06 PM
great grave hunting!
thanks for locating the Todt's at Peninsula! some family have been searching for them! super photos as always! thank you!
Added by genieresearcher on Aug 12, 2014 7:06 PM
Melissa O'Brian
Re John Devries Campbell # 130654307
Couldn't find if I thanked you for adding his memorial photo to Find A Grave.

Nice job as always.

Added by Melissa O'Brian on Aug 11, 2014 4:03 PM
Al Ahearn
Thank You!
Thank you so much for posting the picture of the marker for James Ellwood Hughes. I appreciate that so much!!!!
Added by Al Ahearn on Aug 03, 2014 3:41 PM
Wilhem Franz
About a year ago you contibuted a great photo for Wilhelm Franz's memorial (Find A Grave Memorial# 91832155). According to the posting, he is buried in the "County Cemetery" in Ohio County, WV. I have a person whose death certificate says he too was buried in the county cemetery. FindAGrave doesn't have an address or map & I can't find an address on-line. Do you recall where the cemetery is located? Thanks so much for your help.
Added by SLJ on Aug 02, 2014 10:21 PM
Dottie Gilder
Raleigh Lynn photo
Carla, thanks for getting this photo and letting me know of the correction in cemetery name Dottie
Added by Dottie Gilder on Jul 23, 2014 3:45 AM
Melissa O'Brian
Re Find A Grave Memorial# 114869768
And thanks again for Margaret Murray Campbell. Ditto what I just said about our wonderful collaborative work on Find A Grave.

Added by Melissa O'Brian on Jul 15, 2014 10:36 AM
Melissa O'Brian
Re Find A Grave Memorial# 97048720
Thanks again for making another of our Find A Grave memorials complete. The marker is as tiny as little Joseph himself.
Thank you, you do such nice work for us all to share.

Added by Melissa O'Brian on Jul 15, 2014 10:17 AM
Tammi Bloom
RE: George Dement
Hi Carla,

Very nice to receive a surprise message from another ancestry buff!

My mom's maiden name is Dement. I am very certain most of those buried in that cemetery are related to us, one way or another. Is there a cemetery caretaker or church or some sort of record-keeper associated with the cemetery? If so, can the fact that you have not seen a grave for him be verified by that record-keeper?

Many, many thanks!!!!

Added by Tammi Bloom on Jul 13, 2014 8:42 AM
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