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Anne Rupert (#21366448)
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Bio Photo Born Annabelle Mary Henderson w/o Jesse Rupert (Columbiana County) and only child born to John Cassell Henderson born Newport, Kentucky and Mary Beaton Jenkins born Glasgow, Scotland. Jesse Rupert is s/o J Vernon Rupert born Columbiana Co, Ohio and Mary Paden.

Only paternal roots in America, I follow a path to Fairfax Co Virginia (grandmother's name Pritchartt).

Some interesting facts discovered about my family:
Henderson, Nevada named after my group.
The Hendersons still operate the oldest family owned Drug Store in America to date called "Henderson's Drug Store" founded 1841 by Osborne Henderson in Glasgow, Howard Co Missouri. The oldest Henderson in my group, lived to be 104, Dr. Joseph Lewis Henderson as did his sister.

I have no biological connection to Ohio and
will transfer any memorial in Columbiana/Mahoning Co Ohio to persons with interest.
I check and work on this daily, update edits and will respond to email/corrections, etc promptly. Please note as I have posted many memorials from the cemetery index volumes, Audrey Allison has brought them to life by walking the cemeteries, photographing and posting headstones to thousands of the memorials. It is a joint effort by many.
Please do not ask for a transfer then "disappear from the face of earth"!

To all who so righteously remind us the primary purpose of Find a Grave is "GRAVE REGISTRATION", and then "boringly" recite in your bio the FAG rules... yes we get it! To the group I work with, (look at my friend's list) it is a mere "starting point" as we all work together, share, and seek to know more about the folks, what they looked like and where they lived as we "register their graves". All of us will go to great lengths to find out more!. .. to sum this up they are "NOT JUST A NAME ON THE A STONE"!

GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENTS 2014 YEAR - Two new stones shine from the "Pritchartt" plot in Bellefontaine Cemetery in St Louis Mo for the first time...

May 20, 2014
Placed a military marker on an unmarked grave... After a long search for military records for a great uncle who was a Conf Soldier, and alas, finally secured them and accepted for a military headstone placed on his grave after 114 years beneath an unmarked grave!! He was Pvt John Norvell Caskie. Thanks to Angela Smythe who had an interest in the Caskie family and provided a copy of military record that made this all possible.

Aug 18, 2014 - Stone placed on great grandmother Maria L Bingham Pritchartt's grave who died in 1859 from anemia. Stone is now set in plot St Louis Mo. She has rested for 155 years in an unmarked grave, but that will be no more. I guess that is why I was chosen to do what I do. Amen

I will sponsor a memorial just to have additional photos uploaded. Focus as of 11/9/2014 will be to review current memorials created, complete data as to birth, date, place, etc and to link/find parents, siblings or family. Just as in life, every memorial should be linked to family. And "friends" keep those edits coming my way as it helps so much identify all the folks at rest. 12/9/2015 working on names ADAMS, NORTON and ATER and related families in the Lexington Kentucky Cemetery.
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Edwin Ridout
Rock Hill Methodist
PS: the old church was recently renovated as a residence, and if you scroll through interior pictures on the real estate website here, eventually you get to a picture of the exterior:
Added by Edwin Ridout on Mar 27, 2015 6:59 PM
Edwin Ridout
RE: Edwin Lee Sterne in Rock Hill
Hi Ann, thanks so much for sending the historic notes pertaining to Rock Hill. Very interesting, and full of names to help figure out what was going on here so long ago. I also got vital clues from Mary, the photographer of one of the gravestones. I'm now clear that what I thought was misnamed Rock Hill Methodist was in fact named correctly. It's not been a church for 50 years but the building and the tiny cemetery still exist, and I was able to add the exact location to the Find A Grave cemetery page. See the history presented here: . That historical article has one mistake: the old Methodist church is south of the present day Rock Hill Baptist Church, not north. But it shows it was a multi-denominational church when it started in 1800, and that some members left to form Rock Hill Baptist and later other members merged with Ebenezer Methodist elsewhere in the county. Thanks again for sharing what you found!
Added by Edwin Ridout on Mar 27, 2015 6:43 PM
R Wolfmeyer
Good Family Photos
Thank you Anne for photographing those GOOD family gravestones in Ohio. I was able to link Laura back to her family.
Her sister, actually did not pass away until 1999 at age 107 year. I will link her w Laura when I confirm that the sister's remains were returned to Wisconsin for burial w her husband. She was the longest living ancestor we have--so far!
Added by R Wolfmeyer on Mar 27, 2015 10:16 AM
Del Gran
Anne is A True Genealogist

Anne, I found your profile via your message to and from Peggy, below this message.

You have stated what the true purpose of Find A Grave should be amongst those of us volunteers who work very hard to provide meaningful and accurate content over and above what is on the "stones".

Those that contribute photos and create memorials for everybody in the cemeteries in their vicinity also deserve credit as they become valuable "stepping stones" for the work we do. However, when these contributors start refusing to cooperate by hiding behind the rules instead of using common sense, it becomes obvious that they are "hoarders" and not "genealogists".

Thank you very much for speaking out so eloquently in your profile.
Added by Del Gran on Mar 14, 2015 1:38 PM
I just came across a memorial you created. I clicked on your name, and just had to write to you.

I am in AWE of all your dedication and caring and work. I wish I could thank you in person for all the memories and history you are sharing with the world. THANK YOU!

Have a blessed day,

Added by PMH6179 on Mar 04, 2015 7:57 AM
Lu Fischer
RE: Antonia Willard Ford - Fairfax Cemetery
Anne, I don't know if this will help you.

Charles Fleming Ford Jr, was son of Captain Charles Fleming Ford, who served in the War of 1812. Captain Charles Fleming Ford SR was the son of Edward Ford who married Elizabeth Keith. One of their sons was John Ford. My records show that John Ford married Lydia Fowler and later married Mary Fannie Pritchett(?)Maybe this name is misspelled.
Added by Lu Fischer on Feb 02, 2015 8:29 PM
Lu Fischer
Antonia Willard Ford - Fairfax Cemetery
Anne, I am trying to do some genealogy research and came across the Antonia Willard Ford gravestone at Fairfax Cemetery. You have a comment showing that her cousin Edward Randolph Ford born 1859 was son of Charles Franklin and Rebecca August. I am pretty sure this actually should be Charles Fleming Ford (Jr) and Rebecca Ann (Wright) Ford. Charles Fleming Ford later married Susan Ann Carroll Ford and they are both buried in the Clifton Cemetery. Lu Fischer
Added by Lu Fischer on Feb 01, 2015 11:01 PM
D. Singleton Shell
I'm pleased those special families will be known from the information you provide to their memorials. It was quite an experience clearing the soil away and seeing the beautiful script and learning about cholera in Lexington at that time. I know they are in good hands. I didn't have a computer or Ancestry at that time. :) Darla
Added by D. Singleton Shell on Dec 20, 2014 12:47 AM
Pvt. Caskie
I did the same thing for an uncle of mine, James McCahon (Find A Grave #Find A Grave Memorial# 101777005). Was a VERY long journey through a lot of red tape to secure a memorial stone for him. Can you believe the government questioned "no body" ????? Good grief. At last, James has a stone and a military dedication. Please visit his memorial page. Kimberly

Added by Kimberly on Oct 27, 2014 4:34 PM
Steve Stephenson
I REALLY like your bio ...
... and very much agree with your philosophy.

Find A Grave memorials should try to show what the living person was like; their full names, their likeness, esp. when young adults (which is how most of us visualize ourselves), and their family relationships (links to parents and spouses).

We should celebrate our ancestors' lives and their accomplishments.

That said, we also need very good photos of their headstones to corroborate genealogical data.

E.g., here's my maternal grandmother, Myrtle Holloway Parker

Added by Steve Stephenson on Oct 12, 2014 3:59 AM
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