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David R. Cheesman, Sen. (#13482137)
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Bio Photo Retired public relations executive, inspector, newspaper columnist, fine arts artist, short story writer, "Ghost writer" and author of more than 35 books, including CHEESMAN FAMILY HERITAGE, The CHEESMAN DOSSIER, CHEESMAN DOSSIER II: RELATED FAMILIES, and The ILLUSTRATED GARDEN OF STONES Cemetery Book series.
It's difficult to read many old burialstones, depending on the style and technique of the stone engraver, or simply depending on age, wear and mother nature... an 8 might be taken for a 3, or a 5 might be mistaken for a 6, among other numeral combinations. Also bear in mind that some stone carvers have made mistakes because the written material for them to inscribe from was not always clear or legible.
If I am found to have misread a monument, let me know and I will promptly correct it as soon as I am able. Except for the cemeteries that I've worked on and have written about, my primary focus is on Cheeseman - Cheesman - Chessman and all variations of the surname, people related and associated to these families, and their their close friends.
I usually go on-line about once a month more or or less... Quite frankly, I don't trust or really care for computers because of so much misinformation, dirt, viruses and trechery that's commonly posted on them. Find-a-grave is one of the very few sites that I trust and go on.
I am certainly and genuinely always happy to hear from relatives and friends, and will try to respond to inquries as soon it is possible.
Your thoughts and messages are important to me, but I am slow at times, so please be patience.

Surnames that I am primarily focused on for a new book in progress:
Augastat / Augustat, Baker, Bernabe, Besser, Cheesman / Cheeseman / Cheseman, Chesman / Chessman, / Chisman, Clark, Cox, Cupps, Friar / Fryer, Hedger, Herrin / Herring / Heron, Hughes, LaHa, Laundry / Landrie, Plough, Sexton, Thornburg / Thornburgh, Valentine, Willson / Wilson.

Associated surnames; Brennecke, De Floris, Pellizzaro, Ramos, Renaud, Somogyi, Stachowski / Stackowski, among others.

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Beth Stingley-Klippel
RE: Rachel E. Stingley (1870-1950)
Thank you!
Added by Beth Stingley-Klippel on Oct 23, 2014 9:26 AM
Alison Ward
Paul Michael Cheesman
Can you transfer Paul Michael Cheesman to me? He is my Great Grandfather.

Added by Alison Ward on Oct 10, 2014 11:59 AM
Beth Stingley-Klippel
Stingley's Memorial Managment
Thank you for transferring Rachel E. Stingley's (1870-1950) to me to manage. I would also like to be able to manage the family including Ethen A., and all of their siblings. They are my great grandparents and I've recently taken possession of family photos and have additional info to add to their sites. Thank you.
Added by Beth Stingley-Klippel on Sep 29, 2014 7:57 PM
Richard Lybrook
Henry Cheesman
I found this obit in a 1908 paper. I thought I would pass it on to you.

Henry Cheesman.
The remains of Henry CheeBman,
who died Saturday at his home near
Elizabethtown, Ky., from consumption,
arrived at Lafayette Tuesday morning
and were taken to the home of his sister,
Mrs. William Raybom. Mr. Cheesman
was about thirty five years old,
and leaves a widow and one daughter.
The family left Lafayette about three
months ago. The following brothers
and staters survive: James and Edward
Cheesman, of Lafayette; Mrs.
Anna Critz, of Buck Creek; Mrs. Ella
Lenen, of Farmersí Institute, and Mrs
William Rayborn and Mrs. Clara
Douglass, of Lafayette.
Delphi Carroll County Citizen Times October 10, 1908
Added by Richard Lybrook on Sep 23, 2014 10:49 AM
I bet you gave up on me some time ago. I was finally able to go through the invitations I have of the cheesmans. I have 4 old funeral invitations and I have made pictures of them and just need to email the pictures to you. You might have to enlarge them to read them. I bet you the people that they were mailed to is your family also. It was a Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Williams.
Added by Mary(Coggin)Russell on Aug 16, 2014 11:12 AM
Aprill Krstic
George Buckmaster Cheesman
Hi David, George Buckmaster Cheesman is my Great-great-great grandfather. I noticed on your grave information you put his father as William Cheesman III and Phebe Hawxhurst as his mother. I've been doing genealogy for a few years on this line but I haven't found any records showing George's parents information. Can you share with me the records you found to prove this relationship?
Added by Aprill Krstic on Jul 31, 2014 2:17 PM
Dennis Dodd
RE: Dr. Stephen Dodd (1784-1868)
Sorry I am so late answering. Thank you for allowing me your Stephen and Phebe Dodd memorial. They are my fourth grt grandparents. Regards, Dennis Dodd
Added by Dennis Dodd on Jul 22, 2014 7:44 PM
Judith H.Garner
Cecile Latta Shelhart
You have two memorials for Cecile Latta Shelhart. I sent an edit to both of the memorials, as I wanted her maiden name attatched to the one that has the picture of her tombstone. You should remove the other one. Thank you, Judy Garner, Find A Grave#19469775
Added by Judith H.Garner on Jul 22, 2014 5:48 PM
Betty Musser
Name Correction
My grandmother was Delpha Mae Ogletree (Chessman), not Delpha Maryjane. I'm sure she'd laugh at this, as there was always controversy over her middle name.

Betty Ogletree Musser
Added by Betty Musser on Jun 26, 2014 9:16 AM
Angela Spitsen (Rios)
Edward Fites
Hi, my name is Angie. I am a decendant of Bertha Fites. Her mom was Amelia Cheesman. I would love to have family picutres. I have a copy of the family bible. Please email me or contact me. My Find-A-Grave Number: 48142669 and my email is Looking forward to knowing more about family.... BTW, I am a member of the DAR and just put in a supplemental for Richard D Cheesman!
Added by Angela Spitsen (Rios) on Jun 12, 2014 8:56 PM
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