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Susan Shown (#47570945)
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Bio Photo I am an avid family history researcher, and I enjoy helping others to locate information through this website. It is rewarding to help others; walking through the cemeteries provides great exercise (especially on some of the hillside grave sites here); and the grave stone writings provide quite a bit of history of the people who lived in the area.

I love bird watching and hiking through the woods. I have had the same horse, Dandy, for 24 years, since he was two years old. He gave me many years of pleasure for trail riding, fun shows, team penning, etc. and now he is enjoying life in his pasture.

I am retired from a public school system. It is nice to have the time to devote to my family history research.
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Albertico
RE: Sarah V. Talbott
Hi Susan,

Thank you for replying and posting the photo. Your great-great grandmother, wow, I'm glad I got to stop by and visit for a bit. Druid Ridge is a beautiful cemetery.

I was there at the end of September of this year and her marker is or was faced down and not in the upright position (one could not see the marker information such as name, yob nor yod). I can see the "Mother" inscription on top of the photo you posted and the photo I took of the marker faced down are the same, it has that same inscription on it on top. If you want me to post the photo on her memorial for you to see, just let me know. I'll gladly oblige.

Maybe someone can let them know to have the marker placed in the upright position. Or maybe someone at the cemetery corrected it already I should hope.
Yours is a wonderful memorial; a wonderful tribute! The photos add a personal touch.

Cheers my fellow Findagraver friend. Have a blessed holiday.
Albertico
Added by Albertico on Nov 28, 2014 10:47 PM
Albertico
Sarah V. Talbott (1840-1924)
Hi there. I just wanted to let you know that the photo that is in Sarah V's memorial (1840-1924) is unfortunately not the correct photo (marker that is, lol). The photo that is displayed is the "daughter's" marker (1866-1949). It happens. I went to visit not too long ago and I did not see the mother's marker in an upright position. I have a photo but it's facing down but I wanted to see the top of the marker to verify that it's Sarah V's marker (1840-1924). I hope you don't mind me telling you about the photo. Keep up the great work fellow Findagraver! Cheers! :)
Added by Albertico on Nov 28, 2014 6:20 PM
Jennifer Annan House
William Annan
Dear Susan - Thank you for transferring William Annan's memorial to me. He was my Uncle Bill. I appreciate your helpfulness. Sincerely, Jennifer Annan House
Added by Jennifer Annan House on Oct 20, 2014 4:20 PM
Jennifer Annan House
Helen Annan
Dear Susan - Thank you for transferring Helen Annan's memorial to me. She is one of my great grand aunts. So appreciate! Jennifer Annan House
Added by Jennifer Annan House on Aug 25, 2014 8:59 AM
Jennifer Annan House
Amelia H Annan
Dear Susan - Thank you for transferring Amelia Annan to me, one of my great grand aunts. I so appreciate it. Thank you for all you do. Sincerely, Jennifer Annan House
Added by Jennifer Annan House on Aug 25, 2014 8:53 AM
John Otto
RE: Tom and Martha Wilderson
Hi Susan,

Thank you for the Thomas Wilderson memorial. I added a photo of the death notice to the memorial for you to read. I'm not sure about copyright laws, and I'm not sure if memorial creators can delete photos added by others. If it's still there tomorrow, I will delete it and keep a copy in my personal files.

I have many ancestral links to, and relatives still living in, Baltimore City and County and strong ties to Calvert and St. Mary's Counties back to the 1600s. Although some of my ancestors lived near Pikesville, I am not related by blood to the Wildersons. My paternal half uncle, John Phillip Hill (1937-1999), married Anna Rose Buehler (1947-2002). She was the daughter of Francis Placide Buehler Sr and the niece of his brother, Thomas Buehler Jr (1908-1990). Thomas Jr married Esther Mae Fouts (1909-1977), youngest sister of Martha. (FYI, my Aunt Anna Rose was one year my junior. )

Related Subject: Martha (Fouts) Wilderson was the great granddaughter of Simeon LeGrand Huffman and Mary Ann "Polly" (Kindle/Kndel) Huffman. I have been asked if I know Simeon's parents. I do not. The earliest information I have is the 1840 U.S. census for Page County VA followed by the family listed by name in the 1850 U.S. Census for Page County. The family moved to Indiana or Illinois during the Civil War. Some in the family had moved to that general location before the war. I found a large "Hoffman/Huffman" family document on-line that mentions him, but it too ends by stating that his descendents would love to know his ancestry. Also, every Ancestry.com tree that I have seen lists Simeon's date of death as 16 Feb 1885 and his burial in Niantic, Macon, IL. But the only Findagrave.com "Huffman" entry I've seen that fits date and location is a Samuel Huffman. Further, the obit for his wife Polly states that her husband died in 1870. Just letting you know in case you can shed some light on the mystery of Simeon LeGrand Huffman's origins and death.

John
Added by John Otto on Aug 05, 2014 4:52 PM
Gary Virts
RE: Linn Corrections
Thank you.
Added by Gary Virts on Jul 21, 2014 8:11 PM
Farrar and related families
The McKesson family thnks you very much for your photographic efforts.
Please be on the lookout for other McKesson photo requests and graves that may be unmemorialized in your locale. Thank you very, very much.
Added by Farrar and related famili... on Jul 21, 2014 6:22 PM
familyfinder
Thank you!
Thank you so much for the photos you took and added to John McElnay's memorial, I am very grateful!!
Added by familyfinder on Jul 21, 2014 3:32 PM
Charles Patterson
Fleagle Headstones
Susan,

thanks for your time and wonderful photos, they are very much appreciated.

Chuck Patterson
Added by Charles Patterson on Jul 19, 2014 2:08 PM
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