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James Lemon (#46987614)
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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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Loraine Ertelt
RE: Walker Family
I am related to the Walker family. Adam is my 2nd cousin 4 times removed. His mother is a Cline and I am a Cline descendent.
Added by Loraine Ertelt on Feb 25, 2015 6:02 PM
Courtney Boyd-Fall
Bethel Spohr
James I noticed Bethel Spohr has a stone ready for her. Well to let you know she is still here. She is 88 years old. Every one calls her "Aunt Bethel" rather they are blood relation or not. Her nieces take very good care of her and when weather is good she still attends church in Deerfield, MI. Don Spohr is her Brother. My husbands family is the Fall, Goodin, Polley, McDonnell, Stevens, Doyle families.
Thank you for recording all of these graves this is so helpful for genealogy freaks.
Courtney Boyd-Fall
Added by Courtney Boyd-Fall on Feb 21, 2015 6:04 AM
Bucky Hydal
Helen June Zibbell . . .
Pleasant View Cemetery, Petersburg, Mich.
Find A Grave Memorial# 68902297


Thanks for the edits on June's memorial (and all the Zibbells). I know you've been busy with edits that Shannon is doing with her Pleasant View project.

June and her husband Elmore lived behind us in Petersburg. She was like a second mother to me. Their son Terry was my best friend growing up, actually, like brothers. We're still in touch, almost 68 years since our births.

Thanks, again.
Bucky Hydal
Eastern North Carolina
Added by Bucky Hydal on Feb 20, 2015 1:56 PM
Steven Matthew Hahn
Emeline Oakes Straith
Thanks so much for the transfer. It is much appreciated.
Added by Steven Matthew Hahn on Feb 05, 2015 8:46 PM
Sandy Vandertol
EDIT tab
Hi James,

Would you please look for a number in your edit tab and approve the edits I sent you? Thanks
Added by Sandy Vandertol on Jan 28, 2015 12:17 PM
George Kent
Thank you for your work establishing the memorial of my great,great grandfather. We went to Cornwall a year ago to find his father's grave. We were only able to find his mother's but what a trip. I appreciate your transfer of the memorial and hope to visit there in person, soon. Thank you. - Dennis
Added by Dennis on Jan 24, 2015 10:36 PM
George Kent
Hello James, George Gordon Kent #64442173 is my great, great grandfather. Would you consider transferring him to me? Thank you. He is linked to Lydia Buckner who was his fourth and last wife. Dennis Kent, Traverse City, Michigan.
Added by Dennis on Jan 24, 2015 7:07 AM
Jennifer Hamilton
Battersby Transfers
Thank you so much! Jen
Added by Jennifer Hamilton on Jan 23, 2015 5:53 PM
Emma Simmons
Sarah Bacon Culver
You have her linked to her grandfather Nisbett Culver,Sr. Her father is Nisbett Culver,Jr.
Added by Emma Simmons on Jan 14, 2015 5:02 PM
James, thanks for taking care of the edits on #51294118 Mary Katherine Lowery & #51294176 William Charles Lowery. PML #48315564
Added by PML on Dec 05, 2014 6:50 AM
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