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Colleen Sanders Brown (#46875999)
 member for 7 years, 9 months, 2 days
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Bio Photo Hi!

A little about me...I'm a amateur photographer/genealogist/findagraver as well as an extremely proud mommy to six children (3 girls/3boys) and 16 grandchildren! :) I've been working on my own family tree since about 1994...not long after my Grama passed away...she raised me and so I do occasionally refer to her as my Mommy. Family that I am working on are Sanders, Denny/Denney, Cummins, Daglish, McCord, Heater, Galbreath and Lobb. I live with my best Ed as I call him! and our doggie, Jettie. I found Findagrave while researching our family and have been a die hard "Graver" since!

If someone has an issue with any memorial I am involved with please be polite and adult and send a note through the SAC feature and I'll gladly do whatever I can to make you happy! Leave me a rude hateful message and I'll first delete it and then forget about it. That way I'm returning the favor!!!!!!!

From Find A Grave's FAQ...
"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."

I have no problem whatsoever doing any updates or links to my memorials and definitely will transfer if I'm not related and you have a direct connection.
I love being able to link up entire families as far back or forward as possible!!! It's like a big puzzle and I also love puzzles :) It gives me a great feeling to get one done! I always try to find a little information to add to the memorials that I create so that it is more than the mere fact that someone was born and they died. Sometimes I'm unsuccessful but believe me I usually spend some time searching before I give up! Stubborness I guess lol.
If I ever add a picture to a memorial that you would rather I didn't please let me know but I prefer to hear from the "manager" of the memorial


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Brenda Nickerson Hensley
RE: Harriet and James Collins
Thaks for the heads up. I will check them out.
Added by Brenda Nickerson Hensley on Aug 16, 2014 7:27 PM
RE: Permission to use photo
It's perfectly fine for what I need it for, don't go out of your way. :) I've got my own pictures of it, but they are on a computer that decided to not work anymore. Boo! Plus, the stone is so old and faded, the picture you have is of the best quality. I've always been interested by the symbol at the top of the headstone. To me, it appears to be an angel holding something in her arms as she gazes down at it. I have my thoughts that Hester Ann might've died in childbirth and the child along with her. Her husband, Amos, went on to remarry and have other children, but his eldest son wrote his obituary and mentioned an 'Orestes' as being a child who preceded him in death. I have no evidence or proof of an 'Orestes' unfortunately.

Thank you again for your help! It is very much appreciated. :)
Added by Mandora on Aug 09, 2014 2:06 PM
L. M. Corder

you have a picture of my great grand uncle, L. M. Corder that I would like to add to his information in my database. I will not sell this info, only for my use..Thank you! PS.and of course, I will give you credit!

Rosemary Grehl Stein
Added by HappyMiss37 on Aug 08, 2014 3:13 PM
Permission to use photo
Hi there! I am asking to use a photo you took in a PowerPoint for my family reunion. The photo is of the headstone of Hester Ann Ballard in Smith Cemetery in Madison County, IN. She was married to my 3rd-great-grandfather, Amos Ballard.

Thank you very much for any assistance!

Amanda Clark
Added by Mandora on Aug 08, 2014 6:07 AM
JP Smith
Aroma, Indiana additions...
Thanks for the additional info on my "peeps." It really helps to have another set of eyes. All the best, JP in AZ.
Added by JP Smith on Aug 03, 2014 9:33 PM
M Cramer
Oweetah Ridenour - # 87180654
I added her maiden name on the edit tab. When I was researching my Ridenour lineage I was in contact with her and have a hand written letter she sent me. She was a wonderful lady and I am sorry to find she passed.
Added by M Cramer on Jul 29, 2014 3:17 PM
New Castle Cemetery
Do you happen to have directions or coordinates to New Castle Cemetery in Henry County? I'm going there is Sept. and I can't find an address or good directions.
Thank you.

Added by RaeAnnT on Jul 28, 2014 12:40 PM
Ted Brooke
Vernice Upshaw mkr.
Hi Colleen - Looking at Vernice Upshaw" in Anderson memorial Park cem, Anderson, IN: The marker picture linked for him is not his - can you fix with a minimum of trouble I hope. Guess the gremlins got into it again. APPRECIAE all the work you've done on Find A Grave - on we go, Ted Brooke, Cumming, GA. (Upshaw family researcher).
Added by Ted Brooke on Jul 28, 2014 9:51 AM
RE: Carol Jenkins
Certainly! I appreciate it! I will let you know when I get everything together and get it online! Thank you again!

Added by billfall on Jul 21, 2014 5:30 PM
Carol Jenkins
Hello, I know we spoke before about Carol Jenkins memorial before. I already sponsor it, and would like to add more information to it. You are more than welcome to transfer it to me if you like. The memorial number is # 125584151 and my Find A Grave Member number is 47284897. Just let me know:)


Added by billfall on Jul 21, 2014 4:58 PM
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