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IndyScot (#47116633)
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Bio Photo I started actively researching the family ancestry in 2006 and my daughter started almost 20 years earlier. In this search, we have looked for the final resting places of our ancestors and their families. We found many, but some are lost and the cemeteries abandoned, uncared for &/or destroyed. For this reason, I am especially interested in documenting and preserving the memory of the pioneer cemeteries and those buried in them.
I am a member of the Genealogical Society of Marion County (Indiana)and currently the editor of the Society's quarterly "Family Quest".
Although the Internet is a great tool and source of genealogical information, a lot of this information is incorrect, misleading and self-perpetuating. Just because it is written, does not make it true. Facts are not facts until they are proven. (That is why calls everything a "hint".) Remember that genealogy without documentation is mythology!

Find A Grave is no exception. There are memorials with incorrect personal information, the wrong cemetery (even with photos from the correct cemetery) or showing cemeteries that don't exist or have made up names. So treat everything as a hint until it is verified as a fact. Remember that bad information is never right and it can cause others to stop looking for the truth.
Corrections and additions to my Find A Grave postings are always welcome. Please use the Edit tab on the memorial and click on the Suggest a Correction ("SAC") link. Also use the SAC link for transfer request. Transfers outside Find A Grave guidelines will be assessed on a case by case basis. Please state your specific relationship to the deceased.
Any posted grave marker photos I have taken may be copied for personal or genealogical use AS LONG AS CREDIT IS GIVEN. Written biographies may NOT be copied without permission. (Posting them on the internet, does not make them free to use.)
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RE: Cleavurs
Yeah they got kind of flowery on the words - I figured you would put up what you wanted to. thank you!!! You wouldn't believe how little cooperation I am getting out of people.
Added by CatheaC on Jul 18, 2015 4:59 PM
William Cochran
John Eck Tombstone Memorial #33584366
Could you please provide me with an email, or other contact information for Michael Miller. John Eck is my 5th great grandfather and I am very interested in the location of his tombstone. It was my understanding that the section of MBS Cemetery where he and his wife were buried was badly damaged by a hurricane years ago and that the stones were all displaced. I am glad to see that it has been preserved. Thank you!
Added by William Cochran on Apr 19, 2015 1:45 PM
Mark McCrady
RE: Wesley United Methodist Church Cemetery

Thanks so much for the information about the cemetery and Jemima Black. That would be great if you wouldn't mind emailing me the page. The fact that the woman from Terre Haute did a reading of the cemetery answers my first question about whether or not Jemima really is in this cemetery. My next task will be to try to determine if this is the Jemima Black that I need.

A couple more questions: Do you know if the bodies were moved to a new location or was the church and parking lot just built on top of them? I just can not imagine a church, of all things, knocking stones down in a cemetery and building on top of it. Seems sacreligeous to me. And is there any record of what happened to the stones? I don't believe I would ever attend a church that treated deceased that way.

Thanks for your help!

Added by Mark McCrady on Apr 14, 2015 6:16 PM
Mark McCrady
Wesley United Methodist Church Cemetery
You have put up a memorial for Jemima Black at this cemetery, but her name doesn't appear on the plaque. You have stated that the Jeremiah Block that appears on the plaque is her. You also have some information about her age as being 82 years old. Did this information come from her stone? What happened to the stones when the church removed them? Any help you could give would be appreciated
Thank You,

Added by Mark McCrady on Apr 13, 2015 1:31 PM
RE: Barr cemetery decatur county
I see. thanks. I am looking for a "lost" cemetery myself, but nearer the Clarksburg/Sandusky area and I stumbled onto your "lost" cemetery. I thought I might be able to help you find something. I SEEK DEAD PEOPLE. LOL. Have a good weekend.
Added by Simmondsgenes on Feb 13, 2015 8:38 AM
Barr cemetery decatur county
I noticed a cemetery named patrick cemetery that was willed by Henry Barr and there are stones there. I just thought Patrick Cemetery was what you were looking for because it seems to have been defunct at one time. Good Luck
Added by Simmondsgenes on Feb 12, 2015 6:41 PM
Sharon Negraiff Ellis
RE: Nancy Griggs Nixon
Thank you!!
Added by Sharon Negraiff Ellis on Feb 03, 2015 2:09 PM
Sharon Negraiff Ellis
Nancy Griggs Nixon
Thank you! It is so nice of Ruth and I appreciate your quick addition of the photo's. Have a great week! Sharon
Added by Sharon Negraiff Ellis on Feb 03, 2015 2:04 PM
Sharon Negraiff Ellis
Nancy Griggs Nixon
Hi again. When I got your message for permission to use photo's for Nancy & Aaron Nixon, I went to their memorials. I clicked on all Nixon's in Founders and found I had duplicated Nancy's memorial. I contacted Ruth and she is letting me leave mine up and will take hers down after you move the pictures to the other memorial.

Nancy's is 53504051 that has the photo's. We need them removed from that one and put on Nancy of memorial # 117915982. I can forward Ruth's email if needed.

Keep well,
Added by Sharon Negraiff Ellis on Feb 03, 2015 11:42 AM
Jackson INGenWeb
Ralph and Flora Alerding St Josephs Indianapolis
I think I just sent you an incorrect edit - it was meant to be Flora Bany Alerding's Birth/Death info and I'm pretty sure I clicked the edit on Ralph Alerding's memorial instead. Apologies - let me know if this is enough to apply the correct edit. Thanks, and again, sorry for the screwup.
Added by Jackson INGenWeb on Feb 02, 2015 1:40 PM
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