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Mary Briggs (#47645089)
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Bio Photo I find 'Find A Grave' a great research tool. I'm retired, living in Traverse City, Michigan and using genealogy as a way of keeping my mind active. I have been president of Grand Traverse Area Genealogical Society and am a member of Austin Family Association of America.

I do transfers, links, change information and anything else I can to make FAG a place that is user friendly. It is the members of Find A Grave who make it great place to spend your research time.

If you are related to any person on my memorial list, send me and e-mail or a public message about your family.

My family lines are Austin, Penix/Penick, Paradis, King, Bowman, Joseph, Taft, Seelye, Todd, Pinette, Nadeau, Rose, Reed, Barker, Lovejoy, and Foster.
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Dr. J.
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 77427852
Mary, I really appreciate your persistence in getting the photos of the Sammons' grave marker. In response to your question about Chloe's date of birth, I would accept your transcription from the stone although it might also be Apr 28. However, I think the date on the stone is erroneous. Virtually all her descendants place the date as Apr 19, 1815. That date makes sense since her parents married in Feb 1814. If you look at the the census records, in particular 1850, 1860 & 1870, the 1815 date is in agreement with her declaration of age. Chloe was a distant Aunt so I never had access to that part of the family Bible. Actually, I am totally impressed that you could make out the Chloe part!! As you know sometimes those grave stones are placed quite a bit later after the person had died and the accuracy of descendant's memory gets corrupted with time. Thanks again for your help.
Added by Dr. J. on Jul 01, 2015 2:22 PM
George DeKay
John McDonald - Pine HIll Cemetery
Thank you for adding the stone photo to his memorial. Was there no stone for his wife in that area?

Added by George DeKay on Jun 28, 2015 9:15 PM
Jana Marie Lashmit
RE: #92461318
Hi Mary,

Thank you for the update!!! Will remove Frank's memorial from St Francis.

Happy summer,
Added by Jana Marie Lashmit on Jun 23, 2015 1:44 PM
Jana Marie Lashmit

In regards to Frank Smith's photo you took. His obit says he is in the St Francis cemetery, Petoskey, Michigan. I see his memorial is in Cross Village. Am wondering if you remember which cemetery you took the photo at.

Thank you,
Added by Jana Marie Lashmit on Jun 23, 2015 4:30 AM
Karen Borg
Gordon Turner
Dear Mary,
Thank you so much for taking the time to take the photo. It is greatly appreciated!
Added by Karen Borg on Jun 22, 2015 11:10 PM
melissa w
Use of photo
Hello, thank you for your time and your contributions.
May I have permission to use your photo on for the Botholomews.
Added by melissa w on Jun 22, 2015 4:33 PM
Julia Hime
Julia Hime is my great grand aunt. I would like to use your pictures of her and her family tombstone for my family tree with your permission.

Thank you for your time
Added by DenDan on Jun 04, 2015 11:20 PM
Frederick D
RE: Otto King
I aadded Helen's photo per your request.
Added by Frederick D on May 22, 2015 7:17 PM
Susan Audy
George Wait
Thank you so very much for the posting of
this picture. Most of my family line stayed
in Vermont but George and his brother moved
to Michigan. THANKS AGAIN. I have been able
to find the obituaries that have also helped.
Added by Susan Audy on May 12, 2015 5:55 PM
Lisa Polster
Oliver and Anne Tysver Memorial Photos
Hello Mary,
Can I please have permission to use your photos of my Great Grand Aunt and Uncle, Anne and Oliver Tysver to use on my family tree? I will give you full credit for taking the photo. Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication to everyone's memorials. It is deeply appreciated!
~Lisa in WI
Added by Lisa Polster on Apr 19, 2015 5:11 PM
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