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Lesa Epperson (#46576986)
 member for 11 years, 9 months, 21 days
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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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Kelly & Connie Byrd
Bash family in Mount Hope
Thank you so much for the work you have done adding my Uncle's family in Mount Hope Cemetery. It is very much appreciated!

Added by Kelly & Connie Byrd on Feb 26, 2015 12:05 PM
Simmerman transfers
THANK YOU ! I really appreciate this....

Added by JANET (Simmerman) BARNABY on Feb 22, 2015 1:28 PM
Elizabeth Ricketts Richardson
Hello! Elizabeth Richardson, Find A Grave Memorial #22597010, was the daughter of Elizabeth Oxley and William Ricketts. Elizabeth Oxley Ricketts died about 1831 in Ohio, Indiana. Because she died so early, there is no record of her in census records, but her husband's Find A Grave Memorial lists her as the mother of Elizabeth, and Elizabeth Oxley Ricketts is listed in her father's will. In 1850, Elizabeth Ricketts Richardson (before her marriage in 1852 to Stephen Richardson) is listed living with her uncle, William Oxley, in Division 2, Ohio, Indiana. William Ricketts, Elizabeth Ricketts Richardson's father, married a 2nd time after Elizabeth Oxley Ricketts died. This 2nd wife's name was Harriet. William's Find A Grave Memorial number is 20484207. There is no burial place or Find A Grave Memorial for Elizabeth Oxley Ricketts. DNA testing has proven the link between Elizabeth Oxley and myself, and Elizabeth Oxley Ricketts is listed as such in her father's will. (Eli Oxley)
Added by Onlyarethusa on Feb 22, 2015 11:23 AM
Thank you, Lisa. Re: Wm Henry Haga
Hi Lisa,

Thank you for providing the info on my grandfather, William Henry Haga. The photo is one that I have, but my father doesn’t have it, so I will see to it that he gets a copy.

Best regards,
Added by alixromanov on Feb 09, 2015 7:29 PM
LaVerne Greear Bloemker
Robert Leroy Cale
Thank you for linking him to Ida (Greear) Cale, his first wife.
Added by LaVerne Greear Bloemker on Jan 26, 2015 5:41 AM
John Ross
Lesa: By any chance do you know the parents of John Ross of Indiana (1781-1849)(#23991119)?
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Added by Carol on Jan 25, 2015 1:55 AM
James Dinsmore at Trowbridge Cemetery
I am looking for info on a James Dinsmore. Family reseachers have the James Dinsmore listed at Trowbridge Cemetery as the James I am looking for. I am not so sure. Do u know anythibg about this James? Thx
Added by classic on Jan 24, 2015 9:43 PM
Pat Shaw
I used to love walking them to, but now am disabled so reduced to sitting on a computer and have to do it from here. I not longer travel or walk. Enjoy
Added by Pat Shaw on Jan 22, 2015 9:35 AM
Don Sturm
Harry D. Meeker
His headstone was in the eastern part of the cemetery, almost to the fence. I have a picture of the stone I will post as soon as I get it scanned.

Don Sturm
Added by Don Sturm on Jan 21, 2015 5:57 AM
Teresa Sarnowski
Thanks for all your hard work and effort to provide info and photos for all these memorials. I have found many of my ancestors in your research. I especially appreciate your transcriptions of headstones, as many hard hard to read in a photo. You have helped me immensely with documenting my family tree. Is it ok if I copy your info/photos to my tree? I do list you as the source of the information. I hope that's ok. Thanks again, I wish I could be trekking around those stones with you!
Added by Teresa Sarnowski on Jan 15, 2015 6:15 PM
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