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Anna (#47477171)
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Bio Photo Genealogy has become my newest addiction!

Taphophilia = an abnormal love for graves and cemeteries. The love of walking cemeteries and finding lost relatives and the gravesites of ancestors.


Find a Grave does not require that I search the entire Find a Grave system globally, only the individual cemeteries in which I am adding to. Please do not move your Burial Unknown or a person from an incorrect cemetery into the correct cemetery based on the information you found from my memorial & then demand that I delete my "duplicate". It is not fair that I spend my time, my gas, my $, hunt down owners of the properties, bee stings, ticks, poison ivy, and even risk to my life (bull in the pasture, scary men, and electrified fence-no snakes so far) to photo gravestones only later to find that an armchair F-A-Ger has placed a name in either an incorrect cemetery or has a burial unknown, finds I have actually found-the-grave, moves theirs to the correct cemetery and then expects me to delete my entry. I WILL TRANSFER my submissions after the incorrect entry is deleted. This way we both get credit and the person who makes the incorrect entry still has a memorial they maintain. I feel this is more than fair.

THIS IS IN ACCORDANCE WITH FINDAGRAVE RULES!!! I refer you to Find A Grave rules: "In regard to duplicates, a memorial with a correct known burial location will always be preferred over an unknown burial location". (quoted from another find-a-graver)


I would prefer that birth/death/marriage certificates not be posted to the memorials I have created. I prefer the space be made available for photos of the person since most of these documents are easily found online and can be transcribed to the bio area of the memorial.

These records, especially Death records, can contain private and sensitive information that family members may not want shared.

The addition is even less helpful if an edit request is not sent to have the pertinent information added to the memorial. Thanks for your cooperation!!

Please do not put photos of newspaper obits on the memorials. These take up limited spaces in the photo allotment. If you have an obit then please type it up and submit it through the edit option and I would be happy to add it to the bio section as long as the name of the newspaper and date of publication are included.


If you've never taken a few moments to spend time in the cemetery...You're really missing out. The peace and tranquility you find in them. Those that have gone before many times have left a final message on their tombstones. These messages are an inspiration and make me feel humbled and blessed! Go ahead...take the time...walk your local cemetery and read their messages and see how they reach out and touch you! You'll be glad you did! (quoted from another find-a-graver)


We are the chosen. In each family, there is one who seems called to find the ancestors.
To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve.
Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts, but instead, breathing life into all who have gone before.
We are the story tellers of the tribe.


"When I go to a cemetery, I don't just see tombstones. I see families there. I see history there. I see much more than just a stone..."
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David Ice
RE: Elsie Mitchell
you welcome
Added by David Ice on Aug 01, 2015 3:27 PM
RE: re: Susannah Rightmire
My wife is a Rightmire and over the past 25 years her line has been my primary focus.
Added by Vernon on Jul 31, 2015 8:42 PM
John Blakemore Sellers
RE: dr. lewis Prichard
Thanks for the transfer Anna !
Added by John Blakemore Sellers on Jul 30, 2015 10:29 AM
Margie Etter
Adella V Lauer
Adella's maiden name is Loman. She was married to Thomas William Heddleson who died 21 may 1901 and is buried in the New Matamoras Cemetery.
Added by Margie Etter on Jul 27, 2015 8:43 AM
John Blakemore Sellers
I totally agree with you Anna. Took out the picture and added it to yours. Glad you found his death certificate. I added his wife, as she died about the time he did. Also we need to link him to his father Lewis Prichard. I have been referring to the book "Descendants of William Prichard". I am a true believer in solving the inscription mysteries with rubbings.
Thanks for your attention to details and providing accuracy. Let me know if you need help on one of the memorials, as it was just transferred to me unexpectedly.
Added by John Blakemore Sellers on Jul 25, 2015 1:07 PM
RE: Hood Cemetery photos
I am not quite sure where my head was when I went, I didn't get a picture of the cemetery, usually I get at least 2. There were several stone I couldn't get to because the grass was so high and there seemed to be a drop off but I couldnt tell where. There is at least one entire row that I wasn't even gonna try for :)
It's also hard to say how many stones were down that I couldn't find, I saw a couple areas in the high grass that looked like stones could be there. It would be nice if the land owner would mow.
Added by Memory on Jul 25, 2015 8:35 AM
Sarah Ulis
Grave, Catherine Ball Carlston
Dear Anna,
Quite by accident I came upon your entry of my mother's grave marker in Parkersburg, West Virginia. It never occurred to me that someone may have taken a picture of it. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. My mother died on April 24, 2014, and it appears that you took the photo about one year after that. May I ask if there was a request for it or if you simply took the photo by chance. I am returning the favor and will become a contributor to Find a Grave.
Thank you again. I am in tears.
Sarah Elizabeth Ulis
Added by Sarah Ulis on Jul 24, 2015 1:14 PM
RE: Flavil Howell
No I'm not going to delete Flavil Hawell Memorial. I just got him in the wrong cemetery by mistake. I didn't mean to.
Added by Arlene on Jul 18, 2015 11:56 AM
JIm Mullen
RE: James Mullen
Thanks you so much for your efforts! Yes, I believe James was buried in the old Barker Cemetery because the new on wasn't in use when he passed. It's believed his marker and possibly his grave was washing away by the years of floods on the Ohio River. The old one was down by the river. I found a book at Marietta, Ohio Library that listed all the readable markers in 1961. James was not there. I fear he is forever lost.

I, too, have come up empty in my search for his parents or previous information. A small obit I found in a Marietta Paper said he came from Pa.

If I find anything I'll let you know. My next step is checking various spellings, Mullin, Mullens, Mullins, McMullen, etc.
Be well, Jim Mullen (304) 422-5340
Added by JIm Mullen on Jul 18, 2015 10:15 AM
Jacob Weber
Thank you so much for taking the time to fulfill my photo request! It is great appreciated! ;)
Added by MissT on Jul 17, 2015 3:28 PM
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