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Liz L. (#47161881)
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Bio Photo I have been a serious family historian for many years, but I have loved cemeteries my whole life. I like going to cemeteries even when I don't know that anyone I am related to or knew is buried in them, and I really enjoy the carvings' symbolisms and the history of them as well. I am lucky enough to currently live in New England, where historic cemeteries abound, some featuring some of the oldest surviving Colonial-era gravestones. I add memorials for people I am researching and for people whose gravestones I've photographed that turn out to not already have a memorial. I am interested in as much of the full story as possible of the people I am researching, and try to find & add at least a little information on the local non-relatives whose memorials I add, though sometimes I am unable to find any additional details for the latter on my own.

I have been slowly working for some years on photographing every extant stone at the Old Burying Ground in Arlington (formerly Menotomy and West Cambridge), Massachusetts. Please note that most of the no-photo memorials that others have added to this cemetery at FindAGrave are from the transcribed vital records to 1850, which means that the stone was extant when the book was compiled. There are a number of broken, missing, and severely sunken stones there, and I have unfortunately searched the entire cemetery in vain for some requests. Please also note that in those books, if a person is listed under "Deaths" but the source is listed as "G.R.," the source is a gravestone, and thus the person may or may not have actually died in the town where they are buried, though memorial-makers sometimes list it as the town of death without having additional records stating it really is the town of death.

I use public transit and my feet for transport, so my fulfilling requests is dependent on cemeteries being accessible by one of these two means. I keep copies of the photographs I post here and the originals of the early photographs I added here are often of a higher quality than what FindAGrave allowed users to post at that time, so if you want me to email you a better copy of something I've posted (if I have one), please just ask me.

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Corrections to one of my virtual cemeteries' entries follow. (I have written repeatedly asking for these things to be corrected without any response at all.)

Breese/Brees memorials: Sylvester Fletcher Brees(e) did NOT die at Gettysburg; he hadn't even enlisted yet at the time of the battle. He died at City Point, Virginia, of disease. Also, Artelin(e) and Pearl Brees(e) are NOT Elizabeth (nee unknown) (1st married name Daugherty/Dougherty) Brees(e)'s biological daughters, but rather her stepdaughters. Elizabeth's husband Corydon Brees(e) was first married to Ann (nee Tanner) Brees(e), who died while the family was living in Kansas.

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***PLEASE NOTE!!!***
My "Other Problem" reports on non-extant gravestones at Old Burying Ground in Cambridge, Massachusetts, mean that the City of Cambridge, which runs the cemetery, says that THE GRAVESTONE DOES NOT EXIST. It does not mean that I could not find the gravestone in an in-person cemetery search, and it does not mean that I am somehow making any personal comments about you. IT ONLY MEANS THAT THE GRAVESTONE DOES NOT EXIST. Please do not leave me a comment complaining about how you requested a non-extant gravestone!
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High Plains
RE: Clara Adams in Mound Cem. Slope County, ND
Liz -

You're welcome, happy to do the photos!

And I agree with you on the dates on markers being questionable at times. These markers match, and they were side by side by the way. My husband's ggrandfather has a marker with incorrect dates - adds to the mystery. :)

Best wishes,
High Plains :)
Added by High Plains on Sep 07, 2014 4:16 PM
High Plains
Clara Adams in Mound Cem. Slope County, ND
Liz

Her birth years on the public death index in ND and her marker don't exactly match, but ...

Best wishes, High Plains :)
Added by High Plains on Sep 07, 2014 10:41 AM
Kenneth Wilson
THANKS
Thank you for all your hard work in the cemetery. It means a lot to me since my ancestors are buried there. I am a descendant through my mother of William Russell (1605-1661)and Martha Davies, through eldest son Joseph and his son Walter whom I believe is buried there. I lived in Arlington from 1939-1953 and is where I started my genealogy hobby.
Added by Kenneth Wilson on Aug 20, 2014 4:08 PM
Jacki, Weymouth Massachusetts
Albert & Flora Ann (Prescott) Brown
Thank you very much Liz, for getting the pictures and working on that family composition. Jacki
Added by Jacki, Weymouth Massachus... on Aug 13, 2014 8:03 AM
C M Gorsuch
David Brown
There were no markings on the back of the Adams marker. I did not take photos of the Brown's that I found.
Added by C M Gorsuch on Jul 10, 2014 2:49 PM
Denise
RE: Joseph Warren in Forest Hills
I will only have the admins change it to cenotaph if I'm absolutely sure it is one. If it says on the stone "cenotaph" (I have found a few of these), or like this one http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=130372133 where it says "Mother and Daughter Lost at Sea" or like Joseph Warrens where we found both stones. Those to me are pretty clear that they are.

Some people feel if it says "In memory of" on the older stones that it is a cenotaph, but this is not true in all cases. So those I do not mark without further proof. And of course if I find both locations I will put something in the bio and link them to each other. Denise.
Added by Denise on Jun 09, 2014 3:03 PM
Denise
RE: Joseph Warren in Forest Hills
In order to get it officially designated a cenotaph you have to send a request to the Admins at the Edit@ email address and ask them to do it. It usually takes a few days.

But I think it is also important to add a note in the bio with the link to the actual burial site the way you did. :)
Added by Denise on Jun 08, 2014 7:11 PM
Denise
RE: Joseph Warren in Forest Hills
Thank you for adding the note in his bio. I also sent a SAC to the person who created the cenotaph to add a link back to his actual burial location and to remove the parent links. The parent links should only go from the actual grave site and not from the cenotaph too. If they go from both the person shows up twice under the parents and they will also show up as a sibling to him/herself.

Ooo almost forgot I also sent a request to edit@ to change the designation on the cenotaph to cenotaph.

Anyway... thank you again.
Added by Denise on Jun 08, 2014 4:22 PM
Cory Fulmer
Henry Prentice
Liz,

Thank you for trying to find Henry for me. I was not aware that there is a list of extant gravestone online for Old Burying Ground. Can I access these? If so, could you kindly send the link? Thank you again for your efforts!

Kindly,
Cory
Added by Cory Fulmer on May 14, 2014 4:30 PM
VictoriaN
Hello
I was heading to take some photos of certain markers in several cemeteries based on the photo requests. I see you already have done so! Thank you for ALL your work that you do.
I find so often here on Find A Grave (as with other sites) that there is duplicate info and incorrect info. Its the ppl who take the time to get to the "nity-grity" and fix things that make the various sites improved and detailed.

Sincerely,Victoria
Added by VictoriaN on May 13, 2014 9:43 AM
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