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Mark Persons (#47050163)
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Let me start by saying that I do VERY MUCH appreciate anyone who has taken their time to enter memorials in this wonderful system. Without your contribution this system would not be as wonderful as it is today. If you are one of the great photographers that waits for the perfect light and gets down on their knees to take that close up shot I applaud you and than you for your hard work!

Something I have learned poking around here for a while now. It is pointless to enter thousands and thousands of memorials if you are not going to respond to update requests so the data you have entered is accurate. There is no badge of honor for keying in pages of cemetery books only to ignore correction and linkage requests for the individuals you have entered. If you are going to support this project please respond to the update requests quickly or transfer the memorial to the requestor so that they can make the updates. They obviously have been doing some research for a reason. Please don't be a roadblock here.

I normally post SAC update requests sent to me in 2 weeks. If the memorial has not been updated in that time send me another SAC request please because it is a good indication I probably missed or did not get your first request.

Another thing I have learned is it helps to park your emotions and hot buttons at the door. We are all here to support this project and help it grow and develop. Sometimes it is easy to loose sight of that common goal. If you are easily offended by a simple request or find that you begin to take feedback too personally try to remember this is a community and not just your own playground. For this place to work we all have to work together and that requires some tolerance from everyone involved.

I have been working my family tree for more than 30 years. Lost all my computer data and working to rebuild my files. Family names of PERSONS, BADER, COX, NEIMAN, SUTTON, EMERY, AUMBERIC, GUTTING, RAU, VanWORMER, and others.
Son of the American Revolution.
Photographer, Geocacher, and Waymarker.

Photographers: If you can, take a photo of the grave to the left and the grave to the right of your targeted grave and create a memorial for each if they do not already exist. Your photos are critical for this projects success.

Remember to back up your data! and ALWAYS have FUN!
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Ron Rader
Paul Raymond Ricker
Mark, I noticed that you created the memorial for Paul Raymond Ricker. Would you know anything about this family, and who Paul's siblings are? I am trying to identify the grave of an unknown Ricker in Oak Grove Cemetery in Missouri Valley, Iowa.

I believe this Ricker infant to be the child of Arthur Hill Ricker and Jennie Bridgeman.

I would appreciate any help you might be able to give me. Thank you.
Added by Ron Rader on Aug 31, 2015 9:54 AM
Charles Fairfax
Hi. I have uploaded a photo of the grave marker for Charles C. Fairfax. The cemetery records state that Laura M. Fairfax is buried on top of him. Her burial date is recorded as 5-13-75. There was not a separate marker identifying her as having been buried there.
Added by BBovenzi on Aug 08, 2015 12:47 PM
Gale Olsson McHale
Tracy at Holy Sepulchre, Rochester, NY
I went to the cemetery this morning and took a photo of Daniel Tracy's headstone which he shares with (who I believe is most likely) his wife, Theresa B and daughter, Rosemary.

When I saw the photo request for Terese M, it didn't make sense that she was born in 1886 and died in 2004 as you have on her memorial. That headstone has 1912-2004 as the dates (as you'll see). I attached my photo of Theresa to the request you posted for Terese (1886-1930) and created a new memorial for Terese (1912-2004). If the latter is actually Daniel's wife or related to them, I will be glad to transfer the memorial I made.

Finally, don't know if they're related either but ... Patrick, Mary, and Margaret Tracy are located in a plot very close to the Tracys you were looking for. I am creating memorials for them as well as posting photos to those memorials.
Added by Gale Olsson McHale on Aug 05, 2015 10:38 AM
Virginia Burkhart
I deleted the duplicate memorial. Thanks.
Added by osengineer3 on Jul 27, 2015 10:26 PM
Stevens and Green

I uploaded your photo requests today for Julia Stevens and her sister-in-law, Anna Green Stevens in Highland Cemetery in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

I also created memorials and/or uploaded photos for others who were buried with them (there are two different lots where they are buried).

Buried with Julia were her mother, Hannah, but also her father, Asaph, and a brother, Will (William).

Buried with Anna and her husband, George, was their daughter, Georgia Elizabeth Stevens Vealey, and her husband, John D. Vealey. Also in this plot were buried Anna's brothers, John Green and George "Georgie" Green. Georgie's stone is very worn. I notice that you have Jan. 9, 1876 as the death date, which matches state records. A transcription of this stone from the 1940s, however, states he died on JUNE 9, 1876. I am not sure which is accurate, but perhaps next time I am in the cemetery office I will ask to see the burial card, which might shed some light.

It is possible that Farmer and Elizabeth Green are buried here as well, but there were no headstones for them. Again, the burial card would confirm their locations.

Hope this helps.
Added by MixedStock on Jul 24, 2015 9:12 PM
Could not find headstone. Instead I posted pictures of the old Dalrymple family plot, directly to the right of the church. If you want them removed contact me.
Added by KEN DOTY BROWN on Jun 10, 2015 8:27 PM
gail mcintosh
Major Cramer Blamchard Potter
Just read you Find a Grave entry on Cramer Potter. I have a document he appears to have written and signed on "The History of the American Flag'. I have not found any information about living descendants. Wondering if you knew of anyone who might be interested in my document.
Added by gail mcintosh on Apr 30, 2015 3:37 PM
Thomas Vought
Emma Crawford Hotaling - 96476378
Hi Mark,

I just suggested parent links for Emma via the edit tab and want to suggest a reason for her mother's name not being 'Emma' but 'Mary Ann' instead.

I've found all but one of the federal and state census sheets for James and Mary Ann Persons Crawford, and on every one she is listed as 'Mary' or 'Mary A'.

Only thought I had was the initials 'M A' for 'Mary Ann' caused her to be called 'Emma'. Weak at best, I know.

Tom Vought
Added by Thomas Vought on Apr 26, 2015 10:44 AM
Elisha Randall
Am looking for parents of my ggggrandfather, Elisha Randall buried Jan 4, 1847, Smith Cemetery Sardenia Erie co NY. Find a grave and DAR pension files are only places I have found date and place of birth. Can find no birth record. Do you know where the birth date and place info on find a grave originated. Do you have any more info / help for me? I would be profoundly grateful! Thank you, Elisha's ggggrandaughter.
Added by Anonymous on Apr 23, 2015 12:47 PM
Karen Franzenburg
Charlotte Potter Bump
Charlotte Potter Bump is my 6th great grandmother.
I am researching to find support documentation on
her marriage to William Bump. I found the Potter
Family genealogy. But I would like to find church
records. I would also like to prove her death date.
Do you know of any family bibles??
I found articles in the probate of her father Benjamin
Potter in Daily Albany Argus issue Sept 30, 1852.
The name is listed as next of kin of Anna J Coburn
Hayden, daughter of Julia Ann Potter and Loren Coburn
granddaughter of Benjamin Potter.
Added by Karen Franzenburg on Apr 10, 2015 9:59 AM
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