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Tom Black (#47092164)
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Bio Photo Inspired by the work done by her great grandfather, Silas Wm. Blizzard (fag #40386458), while writing a history of his family, my mother, Eleanor Clara Blizzard Black (fag#33676318) began her own research. She continued until the early 1980's when arthritis and osteoporosis made the work too difficult for her. I had always found the subject interesting but did nothing with it until after inheriting mother's numerous notes. I began my own search to learn more about my ancestors and those of my wife about ten years ago but did so on a limited basis until more recently. Find A Grave has proved to be a wonderful tool! I've "met" so many people here who have been so helpful to me. As I've visited cemeteries and researched names, I've found many of our relatives. I've also created memorials for many other people I've found along the way in the hope that what I've done may be helpful to others who are searching for their ancestors. If I've entered information incorrectly, I apologize; please let me know and I'll make corrections. If you find ancestors of yours among the memorials I've created and would like for me to transfer them to you, let me know. If neither my wife nor I is related, I'll be happy to make the transfer.
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RE: A Jackson
That would make sense. I've recently photographed every headstone in Shaffer that was even slightly legible. And am in the process of slowly adding them to your memorials. It was disappointing to see so many have broken off and are laying facedown. And even more are already illegible.

I'd like to learn more about the on line cemetery listing you mentioned. I wonder if other states have the same thing. I'm not originally from here and would love to have another way to search for ancestors. Please feel free to email me at

Added by GrammyJan on Oct 25, 2014 10:02 AM
RE: Blanche Lockridge Masters
Thanks for making the additions and corrections, Tom. I used to have the Butler book - look for my name in it - but it disappeared when we moved. Cathy
Added by CHL on Oct 22, 2014 11:58 PM
Angels A-Far
RE: Charles P Davenport
Hi Tom,
After contacting me about the discrepancy on Charles Phillip Davenport's death date, I did some researching on him. His death year is a typographical error on the library's website resulting in the publishing date of the obit article that I sent your way.
Another obit article is listed for Mr. Davenport this one with the publishing date of June 23, 1913 - New Castle Daily Courier, New Castle, IN
The funeral of Charles P. Davenport, age 75, who died at his home on S. 17th St., Saturday morning, was held at the home at 10 o'clock with Rev. T. Worsley Maguire in charge. Interment took place at South Mound.
If you notice the article states Mr. Davenport died on Saturday morning and this article is dated June 23, I Googled up a calendar for 1913 and it shows June 21st would have been the Saturday they are referring to.
This may be information you are already aware of on Mr. Davenport but sending it to you anyway. A marriage record for Charles P. Davenport and Sarah E. Butler on Dec. 23, 1869 in Henry Co., IN. was found.
Census of 1880, Indiana, Henry Co., Knightstown:
Charles Davenport - 41y, carriage maker, born PA, father born NJ, mother born PA
Sarah E. - 39y, born IN, father born GA, mother born KY
Frank - 8y
Levi B. - 5y
Charles - 3y
Maud E. - 1y
Census of 1900, Indiana, Henry Co., Henry Twp., New Castle:
Charlie/Charles Davenport- 71y, born July 1828 in PA, married 31y, born PA, both parents born PA, carriage maker, owns house free of mortgage
Sarah E. - 60y, born Aug. 1939, had 6 children 3 living, father born GA, mother born KY
Frank - 28y, single, born Feb. 1872 in IN, painter
Charley - 24y, single, born July 1875 in IN, typesetter
Census of 1910, Indiana, Henry Co., 7-WD New Castle - S. 17th St.
Charles Davenport - 69y, married once - 40y, born NJ, repairer, owns mortgaged house
Sarah - 60y, married once, had 6 children 1 living, born IN, father born GA, mother born KY
Always remember that census records are not always correct but usually you can get enough from them to link up with information you might know about that person.

Angels A-Far
Holly Poindexter

P.S. Always like getting info to get the memorial as correct as possible!

Added by Angels A-Far on Oct 15, 2014 10:33 AM
April Williams
Solomon Peachey
Hello, my name is April Williams and I wan't sure if you knew that Solomon Peachey and his wife were the parents of Solomon D Peachey and his wife Catherine 'Katie' Spicher; whose graves are located I believe directly in front of Solomon and his wife Katherine. Solomon D Peachey was also the father of Jeptha U Peachey and his wife was Mary Stoltzfus Peachey. Mary and Jeptha are my great grandparents. Thank you for your photos
Added by April Williams on Sep 21, 2014 4:12 PM
I just want to 'thank you' for all your endeavors and endless hours of photographing headstones for people like.
I can not get to many places of my heritages and I so very much appreciate all you have done.
Find A Grave has been a blessing to me.
I have been trying to locate the families of Mahala Anderson. She was born 1825 from what I have found via Trees in Ohio but not finding parents names. She passed away 1907 in Ponca, Nebraska.I am assuming her maiden name was Anderson.
From what my mother has told me and notes I have state Martin VanBuren Preston was 1/2 brother to the Anderson's. He married Fannie Coats daughter of John C and Mahala. Don't know what became of Fannie either.

Thanking you again Mr. Tom Black

Gloria ~ G.G.Grand daughter of John C Coats and Mahala Anderson Coats.
Great Grandmother Fannie
Grandmother Sarah "Carrie" (Preston) Anderson
Added by Glory on Sep 01, 2014 10:45 AM
Marilyn Sanders
RE: photo request
Thank You so very much !
Added by Marilyn Sanders on Aug 02, 2014 10:05 AM
Marilyn Sanders
photo request
I have relatives buried in the Young America, IN cemetery in unmarked graves. I am requesting permission to use the photo you took of the cemetery to place on I will give you credit for taking the picture. Thank You.
Added by Marilyn Sanders on Aug 02, 2014 6:05 AM
James Gault descendants & their spouses
I have transferred a number of them. I leave it up to you if someone who is more closely related requests a transfer. If I have missed any, let me know. I do want them to be with family however distant. Marji
Added by MarjisAngels on Jul 15, 2014 4:36 PM
RE: Gault family in McKeesport
Several years back, I was the compiler for III volumes of books on Gault descendants. I actually have no connection to this particular line of Gaults. I worked with only one person on this line, a very dear sweet person who worked hard to gather information and is now deceased. I put these memorials up because of her. I am waiting to hear from one other person who sent me an edit. I would like to transfer these to whoever might be the most closely related or interested. Would you be interested in having them transferred to you? There are a number of them. Marji
Added by MarjisAngels on Jul 15, 2014 8:06 AM
Gault family in McKeesport, PA
Are you or your wife related to the Gault family that lived in McKeesport? Marji
Added by MarjisAngels on Jul 14, 2014 8:11 PM
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