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Lesa Epperson (#46576986)
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Bio Photo I have been doing genealogy for many years. One of my favorite things in researching is visiting cemeteries. I love to just walk around the tombstones and try to imagine what the people's lives might have been like. I have been contributing tombstone pictures to this site to help fellow genealogists that are a distance away that can't visit their relative's gravesite in person.

My family has been a big assistance to me in my project for this website. My son, Trenton, my daughter, Alena, and my husband, Terry, have helped me take tombstone photos. So a big "THANKS" goes out to all three of them!!

Quote from Findagrave: "The goal is not to "own" every memorial of those to whom you are related. THE ULTIMATE GOAL SHOULD BE TO HAVE MEANINGFUL, ACCURATE MEMORIALS THAT HONOR THOSE WHO HAVE PASSED AWAY, REGARDLESS OF WHO CREATED THE MEMORIAL OR WHO MAINTAINS IT." Please keep this in mind when you request a transfer as it takes a lot of time and money to do research to add memorials to this site. I love working on this site, but I have run into some problems just recently.

I DO WELCOME ADDITIONS, CORRECTIONS AND FAMILY LINKS. The more information the better!! I usually get the updates done within 1 or 2 days.
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Jessie Barzee
Obituaries and other information
Thank you for your many, many hours of work. I have benefited much from the details you have included in the entries created by you for my ancestors in Fountain County and surrounding area. Is it allowable to copy the obituaries to post on family tree sites? Your submission #22149282 for John McMannomy is the particular one I am interested in.

Thank you.

Sincerely, Jessie Barzee
Added by Jessie Barzee on Jan 18, 2017 2:29 PM
Paul Yount - Vermilion County, IL
Lesa - thank you for your many memorials. I'm curious about Jane Yount - Find A Grave Memorial# 56811370. Do you know if her husband, Paul Yount, is also buried in Greenview Cemetery? Give the size and type of gravestone shown for Jane, I would expect his grave to be next to hers.

Thanks Much, Buz Bailey
Added by BuzBailey on Jan 10, 2017 12:51 PM
Gary Cook
James W. Cook, Sr.
My family records indicate James W. Cook Sr., b. 1810, is buried in Griffin Cemetery. I found his daughter, Nancy Ann Cook, b.1839 buried there as well as his grandson, James W. Cook, b.1867 and granddaughter, Lucy Voorhees. I also found a number of members of the Lank family whom were close to the Cook's.

Can you help me determine whether he (and possibly his wife, Lucinda b. 1810-12) are buried there.

He died June 25, 1889 and his wife died in Kansas in 1891 or 92. She was transported back to Indiana for burial according to a news paper article of the day.

Thank you for your help.

Gary (Mike) Cook
Added by Gary Cook on Jan 06, 2017 11:15 PM
John Balk
Thos and Nancy Grisam
Also, would you mind if I downloaded your picture of the grave - I would like to add it to my family tree?
Added by John Balk on Dec 26, 2016 5:35 PM
John Balk
Thos and Nancy Grisam
Lisa, I submitted an update to Thos. and Nancy Grisam. I got the information from her death Certificate. Thos. is my Great Grand-Uncle and I have been having a little trouble finding information on them so I would like to thank you for entering them into Find-A-Grave. The family nams is usually spelled Gresham with a few Grisham's and an occational Grissom but this is the first time I have seen Grisam.

Added by John Balk on Dec 26, 2016 5:33 PM
Jim Rush
Everett Earl Rush
Lisa -

Thank you so much for the wonderful work you've done. You're a real friend.

Please correct the spelling of my grandfather's middle name: Everett Earle Rush.

Thanks again!

Jim Rush
Added by Jim Rush on Nov 25, 2016 2:46 PM
David Crowder
Viola Jarred Crowder
I have added an Obituary that I found for Viola. Can you update the birth & death dates as stated in the obit.
David Crowder
Added by David Crowder on Nov 21, 2016 11:45 AM
donna davis
alice latourette evans
I was wondering if you found anything else on her. She is my great grandma and i found out she was adopted at the age 11 to a schuyler latourette and he was from N.J. and settled in veedersburg In.
If you can help me find out any new information i appreciate it alot.

Thank You
Donna Davis
Added by donna davis on Nov 01, 2016 2:07 PM
Jemima Loveall Wilson
Hi, Leesa! First of all, I want to say thank you for all the work you do on Find a Grave! I have a question about Jemima Loveall Wilson. You are related to her and I believe I am too. I am a bit confused. I have a Jemima Moore Wilson( with the same birth and death records as your Jemima Loveall Wilson) in my family married to James Wilson. I have the marriage record with the date of 17 Aug 1848 in Decatur Indiana. Do you think we are talking about two separate people or the same one who was married twice? Three of her known children are Elizabeth, Rachel and Ida. Rachel is my 2nd great grandmother. She married Jesse Brown. I have no parents listed for Jemima Moore Wilson. Can you shed any light on this?
Added by cynthia on Oct 24, 2016 12:20 PM
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Ben Bonebrake
Are you by any chance related to this soldier? I might have some info for you if you are.
Added by Not Forgotten on Oct 15, 2016 3:44 PM
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