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James Lemon (#46987614)
 member for 7 years, 8 months, 13 days
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Bio Photo I am very much enjoying doing our family genealogy and learning about our family. The "Lemon" side, the "Eastman" side (my mother's) and the "Reid" side (my wife's). If anyone has any stories about our families I would love to see them.

I am working with Family Tree Maker 2014. I really enjoy working with this program. This project helps to keep my mind active. Originally from Galesburg, Michigan we now live in Lady Lake, Florida.

Connie and I have taken Genealogical trips researching our families and taking pictures of headstones in many cemeteries. We have been to Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, & Canada recording cemeteries. If anyone has any further information or corrections please feel free to contact me so I can make this information as complete and correct as possible. If I know we have family members in a cemetery I usually take pictures of every legible, and some barely legible, headstones.

Please help me with corrections.If you have additional info or a correction to one or more of my memorials please use the edit button then suggest a correction on that memorial. Leaving me a message makes it harder to make that correction.

These trips have afforded us the pleasure of meeting many distant cousins and we even found the original "Lemon" house built in 1809 and still being lived in in Columbia County, Pennsylvania. I had the pleasure of talking with a man that had grown up in the house and could tell me many stories of its history.

A picture is worth a thousand words and for the most part I only post internments with a picture of the headstone. Consequently I don't always record every inscription on the headstone. It is already written in stone.

We don't take all these pictures as if we're in some sort of a contest. We do it so we can help other people researching for their family members. I much prefer having a picture of the headstone. It is my belief that in death the family is much more likely to record the proper/correct information. It is true that upon rare occasions an engraver will make a mistake but much less likely than a census taker. Census records are a good guide but some people are very lackadaisical in giving the correct information to the census taker or the census taker is only trying to earn a pay check and just writes down what he/she wants, the way he/she hears it and many times very unledgible.

Unfortunately, Connie passed away on February 12, 2011. I will carry on but researching is not the same without her help. I truly miss being able to use her as a sounding board for ideas and problems. We really enjoyed traveling and taking photos of cemeteries.

Family research can be an addiction, it is for me, but it can be very rewarding and is a great avenue for meeting and corresponding with many distant relatives. I wish everyone happy hunting in your research.

Submitting a SAC ("Suggest a Correction" on the Edit tab) is the ONLY way to give me the information I need for corrections or transfer requests. I will not make changes from public messages. Please don't make me turn off public messages. (Public messages don't have the necessary links to do changes efficiently.) I take a lot of time posting these memorials. I am only too happy to make changes when I make a mistake but most of the time these public messages don't have enough information and don't even tell me what cemetery the person is in. I'm an old man and have a severe case of CRS so I'm not going to try to find your memorial in error.

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J Alexander
Wrong Posting
Sorry James
That was my mistake.
Thanks for letting me know.
Added by J Alexander on Nov 29, 2015 5:36 PM
J Alexander
Joseph Corwin (91825853)
You have Naomi Corwin Hixson Johnson (49435989)listed as both a child and sibling of Joseph Corwin (91825853)
Added by J Alexander on Nov 28, 2015 5:42 PM
RE: Compliant
Thanks for responding. I'll just forward these that you have declined to management and let them decide if they want to let them stay as-is.
Added by Chris on Nov 26, 2015 7:52 PM
Bucky Hydal
Cindy LaRocca
Find A Grave Memorial# 68671380
Pleasant View Cemetery
Petersburg, Michigan


Thank you for the edit to Cindy's memorial. She was a year behind me in school.

Tragically, Cindy died with her young son in a house fire.

Hoping your's is a Blessed Thanksgiving, my friend.


Added by Bucky Hydal on Nov 26, 2015 9:00 AM
Bucky Hydal
RE: Vincent LaRocca
Find A Grave Memorial# 68671621
Pleasant View Cemetery
Petersburg, Michigan


It is an honor for me to sponsor Vince's memorial. He was a couple years behind me in school, but in a small town you know everyone.

Always good to hear from you.

Added by Bucky Hydal on Nov 11, 2015 6:12 AM
RE: Management request of James Isaac and Della Mae Johnson
my granny used to tell me that their daddy and brother were both orphans and lived under people's houses. though its confusing. James (My great-granddaddy) his parents names were John Anderson, and Martha J. Foster Johnson. these are his siblings:
Charles U Johnson
1877-Deceased LVVS-XGB ​
James Isaac Johnson
1884-1930 L6YK-TSZ ​
John R Johnson
1886-Deceased L6BG-FWT ​
Emley or Emla J. Johnson
1889-Deceased L6BG-FD6 ​

and the kids from his dad's first marriage to Elenor Ewing

Rachel H Johnson
1861-1929 KC1G-K8M ​
Denicia Ann "Nicie" Johnson
1863-1922 LVVS-XN1 ​
George Justice Johnson
1864-1957 LKC8-XHH ​
David C. Johnson
1866-Deceased LKC8-D8W ​
George J. W. Johnson
1868-Deceased LKCD-G15 ​
Wiley Johnson
1868-Deceased LKC8-DNG ​
William Johnson
1868-1868 LKC8-6GT ​
George W. Johnson
1872-1872 LKC8-6S1 ​
Added by Bowles-Johnson on Oct 25, 2015 8:39 PM
RE: Management request of James Isaac and Della Mae Johnson
Russell had 3 kids Bonnie, Dora, and Bruce (who passed last year) if i remember right. his first wife's name was Brenda Bragg, and then he married Alma. i've only see Russell a couple times in my life. him and his youngest sibling Maxine on the very property where they grew up. my grandmother was Edith Kathleen but they all called her Katy. she passed away last august. she told me a lot about their family and the old days. i have found that James Johnson did have several siblings which is on my page. but not a whole lot other than census records. i also found that he had an uncle Aldridge Robert Johnson age 67, and a Marie Taylor Johnson age 10 living in their household in 1930. im holding to found out more on them. James worked on the C&O Railroad and was also a photographer. and he stayed in a hospital in Quinnimont for over a year because of his heart and blood pressure. and he was still able to work on the railroad until his death in Nov. 1930. i also found a picture my granny had of Russell and his two daughter which i made into a 4x6 and colorized.
Added by Bowles-Johnson on Oct 25, 2015 8:33 PM
Judy Morgan
Eleanor Henry
No problem. I'll delete the other one. I just noticed yesterday there were two memorials. Just let me know when you're done. Judy
Added by Judy Morgan on Oct 23, 2015 10:29 AM
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RE: # 120219323 Looking for info on Katie Neff or Katie Walters Taylor Neff
thanks so much. by the way i now use the username oldsoulbenny.
Added by Visit oldsoulbenny (Link ... on Oct 22, 2015 1:52 PM
Management request of James Isaac and Della Mae Johnson
I would like to obtain management of James Issac and Della Mae Johnson. they were my great-grandparents. one of their daughters was my granny Edith Kathleen (Johnson) Bowles. they also had 3 other daughters still living, 4 sons Russell is still living and is 99 years old. and they also had a stillborn baby.
Added by Bowles-Johnson on Oct 22, 2015 1:00 PM
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