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Connie F (#46846008)
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Bio Photo When I was small and would spend the day with my grandparents, I was not allowed to cross the street. I could, however, go along with my friend Bonnie,(and her little dog, "Willie") around the block to Rosemont in Plymouth, Illinois. This started my interest in the stones as art; the history of the people in my community, and my love of cemeteries and their preservation.

Now that I live in my grandparent's house, I realize she only had to look out her back window for a fine view of the cemetery -- clever grandma!

Tim Coplin and I did mapping and a complete photocataloging of all the stones in the Old Macomb (Illinois) Cemetery. Tim also made a map of the cemetery.

My daughter and I have plans to photograph and catalog several cemeteries. It just takes much more time than we had anticipated. We are actively working on a number of cemeteries: Mt. Horeb, in Adams Co.; Old Augusta & Woodlawn near Augusta; Rosemont, Irwin, all near Plymouth and Bowen all in Hancock Co.; Scott and Old Macomb in McDonough Co., and Round Prairie (Schuyler Co.)also near Plymouth,IL.

We are on the final stretch of several of these. Eventually, we would like to work in the St. Mary Cemetery, which is just a few miles north of Plymouth.

We live on the convergence of Hancock, McDonough, and Schuyler Counties in Illinois and are only a short distance to the Adams Co. line. This is an area that many pioneers passed thru or stopped over for a few years before continuing West.

Please let me know if any of my entries need additions/corrections/deletions or if you want to assume management of an entry. If I can help in anyway, please let me know.

Happy graving to all. Connie
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Harriett Showalter Witty
Thanks so much for the additional photo. You are the bee's knees!
Added by Debra on Oct 19, 2014 6:08 PM
Susan A Hooton Wier
Thanks so much for the great photo and all of your contributions to find a grave!
Added by SJP on Sep 28, 2014 6:56 PM
Scott P
Nautilla Ellen Toomer Rainwater
Hi Connie thanks for the photo of the headstone.

Scott P
Added by Scott P on Aug 31, 2014 3:57 PM
Andy Gappa
Lloyd Endsley
Thank you very much for adding the great photo to Lloyd's memorial. It's perfect! Thank you for also creating the memorial. Keep up the good work.
Andy Gappa
Added by Andy Gappa on Aug 02, 2014 10:01 AM
Rock on Connie!
Thanks for the Edgar Greenleaf picture!
Added by greenlief on Jul 21, 2014 2:08 PM
Mary LaMarre
Matilda Hall King
Thank you so much for the lovely picture
Added by Mary LaMarre on Jul 12, 2014 12:11 PM
Ann Bershaw
Kennedy gravestone
Thank you, Connie, for the photo. Much appreciated!

Added by Ann Bershaw on Jul 01, 2014 1:11 PM
RE: Alexanders at Mt. Horeb
Mitchell Luke Alexander and his wife, Patricia Jane Arbuckle are my husband's Great, Great Grandparents so we to, have a connection to those in Mt. Horeb Cemetery. I scratched his stone up out of the grass as it was covered up when we were there and we did not have any tools with us. If you get a better picture of his stone, I will remove my picture.
Karen Hunt
Added by KKaye on Jun 06, 2014 7:46 PM
Fern Downing - St. Mary Cemetery
Thank-You So Very Much for the Wonderful Information that You passed along concerning Fern A.(Daugherty) Downing. I was thrilled to add this info to Fern's Find a Grave Memorial. Thanks Again ! Sincerely, Skeety
Added by Skeety on May 11, 2014 10:07 PM
Ron Merrel
Olin Aleshire
Connie. Thanks a million for the quick editing, Keep up all your great work on Find A Grave.
Added by Ron Merrel on Mar 12, 2014 9:00 AM
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