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ctwardo (#47093149)
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Bio Photo I have been doing genealogy for about ten years now. I am a member of the DAR and Mayflower Society, and I am constantly working to find and document anything interesting about family members. It is a very consuming hobby, but the rewards are great.
If anyone finds mistakes, needs to add info or needs me to make any changes at all just let me know. PLEASE USE THE EDIT TAB on the memorial page, it does make it easier for me to do quickly.
I do appreciate any extra info that I can add to my memorials. If I have taken a picture and it is not clear please let me know and I will be glad to go retake it, or if you would like a higher quality sent to you by email, I will try to do that.

SSW- means side by side with, usually on same stone.

The Proper Way to Clean a Headstone
from the International Association of Cemetery Preservationists

It is recommended that clean clear natural spring water only be used for cleaning historical cemetery structures. Do NOT use harsh chemicals, high pressure hoses or equipment, or abrasive tools of any kind.

Use soft-bristled brushes with natural or plastic bristles. Never use a wire brush or any metal object for cleaning. Automobile detailing brushes are very handy for cleaning historic headstones and monuments.

At one time it was recommended to use shaving cream as a cleaning agent on headstones and monuments. This came about when cemetery photography became more popular and inscriptions couldn't be read well. Do NOT use shaving cream to clean headstones or monuments. It has now been found to damage the stone because of the often high levels of alcohol and menthol in the shaving cream.
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Carl Catherman
William Mitchell
Thank you very much for updating his memorial.
Added by Carl Catherman on Dec 24, 2014 7:50 AM
Karen Stoquert Watson
Can you connect these family members?.
Ella(#46690310) is my Grandmas (Nonnie #137452974) mom. I also found Ellas mom (Caroline Elizabeth #92223773) and dad (J J Angell #92223774). I tried to connect everyone but I'm guessing you would have to because it doesn't give me access to do so.
Added by Karen Stoquert Watson on Dec 10, 2014 7:13 PM
MAWick
Agusta Stallings
Agusta Steelman Stallings (#44248601) is a memorial you entered earlier than the one I did. I did not see them as duplicated because of spellings of first and last name. Please let me know if you want me to delete my memorial (#90625450) or if you want to delete yours. I will be happy to transfer mine to you if you wish to take care of it.

Martha
Added by MAWick on Dec 08, 2014 9:31 PM
Mike and Jane Deal
Fatima Bovender Adams
Thank you for transferring Aunt Fatima to me!
Added by Mike and Jane Deal on Dec 04, 2014 7:59 AM
Sonia Lipham
Jacob and Rachel Spurgin
I noted that you posted the burial information on Rachel Rainey Spurgin. I am searching for the parents of Jacob Spurgin, Rachel's second husband. If you come across any information relating to Jacob Spurgin other than what you have posted on this site, please let me know. I recently found out that Clement Spurgin, Jacob and Rachel Spurgin's son is buried about 75 miles from where I live. I did a double take when I saw the name Clement as the first Clement was 1624 and was an ancestor of Charles Haddon Spurgeon, famous Baptist preacher. If I can find Jacob's parents I can tie him and his family into the main Spurgeon family. I would be most appreciative for anything you might find. Thanks in anticipation,
S in Alabama
Added by Sonia Lipham on Nov 02, 2014 8:46 PM
DIANN
HEADSTONE FOR WILLIAM NICHOLS - VESTAL CEMETERY, YADKINVILLE NC
You noted "no headstone found". Just wanted to let you know I was out there today and posted picture of headstone to memorial page. Thought you might want to remove the notation.

Thanks!

Diann
Added by DIANN on Sep 20, 2014 1:39 PM
mike
RE: Frost
I have a couple of puzzle pieces concerning Samuel Frost I would be happy to share with someone who is interested.
Added by mike on Sep 13, 2014 3:29 AM
Candace Millsop
RE: Davidson
You already transferred the correct one...I was just saying thank you!!
Added by Candace Millsop on Sep 05, 2014 6:27 PM
Candace Millsop
James Davidson & wife
Thank you for the transfers of James & Mary Davidson! And thank you for all that you do here!!!
Added by Candace Millsop on Sep 05, 2014 4:28 PM
Janet Bowie
Fisher
Thank you so much for your quick reply. And thank you for adding the obit. That has cleared up who Isabel was...John's mother or Anna's mother...they were both Isabel's and both born in 1860. I am actually searching for information on Anna Bowie Fisher. So thank you for going the extra mile. It is greatly appreciated!
Janet Bowie
Added by Janet Bowie on Sep 02, 2014 9:58 AM
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