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history4sure (#46997739)
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Bio Photo I am willing to transfer any memorials which are not my ancestors or relatives and will try to help anyone with information or research. I think it is important to identify persons, when possible, so we can know who they are and who their families are, for historical and personal reasons.
2015 Update:
Sixty six years ago I started looking for lost graves as Grandma sent me, at age 8, to find "the indention by the pine tree, near great great grandpa's headstone" so she could place flowers where a baby was buried in 1869 with no "marker". From her, I learned to look for that tiny "frosted" spot when the night before had been chilly (the ground is still warmer at a burial site which has no vault, even after 100's of years!)
I first knew grief when Grandma died, 59 years ago. To honor her, I began genealogy research from her precious family records. Fifty four years ago the death of my young first husband, at the hands of robbers, nearly caused the loss of my first unborn child. Years later, a miscarriage took another son and now, for the past 30 years, we have also grieved for our youngest son, lost to a freak accident. Brad
Writing personal histories has been a passion for nearly 40 years, since I found my relationship to Mormon Battalion soldiers and an early U.S. President.
Being an unpaid cemetery sexton for the past 24 years has required mapping and recording (handwritten) of over 3,000 birth & death locations and overseeing burials and settings of gravestones for some 750 persons. During this time, the birth and death records from 1854 at one cemetery and from 1869 to date, at another, were located and recorded; exact grave locations had never been written down for 155 years! I'm still hand drawing family lot maps for the latter cemetery for all owners.
For about 30 years, I have composed poetry and short stories about loved ones' passing, both for my own and others.
So, am I a "graver" ?, a "griever", a "genealogist", a "historian", a "sexton", a "poet" or just kind of "nutty"?? (We ALL could have, instead of this, been lounging on "sum beach sum where", ya know!)
Anyway, I feel sad when an unkind remark is posted, or it is stated that Find a Grave was designed for one purpose and that "newcomers", who want to use it for genealogy, or some other reason than it was originally intended, should go elsewhere. I hope it is intended to help us all find burial locations, which should include photos, dates, and family links, if possible for proper identification.
Short bios also help identify specific individuals and search data sources can help us verify the positive location. That is why I believe that a gravestone, with poor or misinterpreted information, should be supplemented with the best historical facts available, if possible. After all, it is Find a Grave, not "Find a Stone". Sometimes, nothing else is available, but that is a sad case; unknown, with unknown dates does not tell us much, especially when there is no stone or it is illegible.
I hope to help & will gladly transfer, edit, delete or correct anything I contribute; I'm slow, but I'm OLD, please have patience!


Suprise! Thanks so much to Renee for the Sponsorship of Our Sweet Rose...what an honor to be cared for by such a dedicated animal lover.

I am grateful AGAIN to Love Always, Renee for the sponsorship of my beloved Daddy - what a generous contributor she is...check out her loving memorials!


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Chesnut/Behunin Descendant
RE: links appearing
You are such a doll.
And yes I felt like I was digging and the dirt was falling in over me.
I was laughing SO Hard I had to clear the tears to respond with anything that made sense.

THANK You for coming to my rescue.
I was keeping track of home made chili today so I have not been about to disappear into this. BUT
I did catch you messages, I did approve your edits and I have been back and forth watching.
Watching these family linking is MY FAVORITE PART.
But I still have to ask CAN YOU SAFELY Say both Luther's are in this space??

I KNOW the baby is. It is just my gut with his birthdate being given as his sisters and her being named with an L instead of a M.
But is that an error with 1799 Eng on Grandpa or the baby?? All of the death dates match.
I was ABOUT to take off for the Cemetery and forgot I had to babysit my chili.

With my dyslexia I did not even get the 8 year old becoming a parent. and I thought 20 years is a bigger difference then I would just WILLINGLY accept.

BUT I have seen people on Anc attach William ?????? to a page. IT's HIM. the Name matches. only MY William ???? died here in 1883 not THERE in 1904 and you look at the family He brought in and NONE match the FAMILY HERE. BUT HEY William ?????? it has to be him.

And if it IS the THREE of them I really Want to know WHY they all died the same day. The old and the young are the first victims of Cholera, influenza, typhoid or any of those things. Which one got them?

This is why I am historyreader and you are history4sure. IT IS OBBSESSIVE.
MY Hubby is in and out tonight but my eyes are tired. and he is off tomorrow so I will be checking IN but may not be in Deep for his weekend.

Is your brother in law and your sister hanging in there? Are YOU hanging in there??? I HATE to push my headache onto you But you cracked me up.

Added by Chesnut/Behunin Descendan... on Aug 31, 2015 10:51 PM
S. Walker
SPROUL photos
While on vacation, I like to fill in some of the missing photos at local cemeteries. This ended up being a sheer coincidence of great timing, as I had no idea that the memorial had just recently been added only hours earlier. Unfortunately, the James Sproul stone was difficult to read, and so I didn't add one specifically for him.
Added by S. Walker on Aug 29, 2015 6:09 AM
RE: Farrin
No problem, glad to help

Kind regards Steve
Added by Boreenatra on Aug 28, 2015 2:51 PM
RE: need photo
Hi Shirleen

I have posted the picture on Nilla's page and if you would like a copy of the pic for any other records, drop me an email at the Essex Commemoration Project's email address here

and I will be glad to send you a copy. We also found a Walter Thomas Farrin who was buried in another London cemetery at Islington on the 4th October 1945 and we have a copy of the burial entry if you would like it. Sadly he is buried with 18 others so unlikely to be any memorial to him at the cemetery.

Kind egards Steve
Added by Boreenatra on Aug 28, 2015 12:39 PM
RE: 35325632
You are more than welcome. Glad I could help.
Added by FamleLady on Aug 25, 2015 5:23 PM
Carol Parks
If you send me you email address I will send you what I have on those Lewises buried in the same plot. Ellen is there. Since I photographed that area of the cemetery I am guessing that there is no tombstone for them but I will go out and check again.
Added by Carol Parks on Aug 22, 2015 6:13 PM
Esther Kinder
RE: Thank you
Thank you Shirleen have a wonderful week.
Added by Esther Kinder on Aug 19, 2015 4:30 PM
Michael Cannon
Grant Whitmore
Thank you for pointing that out. I'm not sure where I got the W from.

Added by Michael Cannon on Aug 19, 2015 6:55 AM
Remembered ~*~ Angels
Thank You
So much for visiting my dad Billie Dickens and my mother in law Thelma Hash today on their Heavenly Birthday, it meant so much to me...
Added by Remembered ~*~ Angels on Aug 19, 2015 5:41 AM
Esther Kinder
Well Wishes
I had a little extra time today and actually had a chance to read your bio. I feel as though we are connected through many things, age, loss of sons, I also write poetry and short stories. I love your bio picture. So Sorry for the loss of your son. It is a heartache that never goes away. I also have two great, great grandfathers who were in the Mormon Batallion. One who settled the town (City now) that I grew up and live here now.
If you have time email me. My email address is I really appreciate all the help you give to people. Take care dear friend.
Added by Esther Kinder on Aug 18, 2015 5:59 PM
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