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Pamela Parks Costa (#46842959)
 member for 9 years, 6 months, 6 days
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Bio Photo I started taking pictures and adding data after my own mother died.
I was doing research on a neighborhood history project and accidently ran across a picture of that families' mausoleum on find a grave.
After looking at the site, I decided to add my family to the collection. When I took pictures of my families stones, I took others near them. Then I took pictures of good looking stones and monuments and odd ones or old ones.
Now, I try to honor any I find. I feel I am helping people find their history and honoring those who went before us.
I hope that if anyone finds their loved ones through me, that they will see it in that way.

Many Blessings,


Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

~ Author unknown

I found this lovely poem on the site of Dave Buckmaster - I loved it and "borrowed" it.

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Sherry Cavender
RE: James McCamey
My sister in law Peggy Cavender died in 2010, in Vincennes IN. But she has no relation here. She was a Schaubach from Rockford, IL and her mother's line is Suhr from Minnesota.
Added by Sherry Cavender on Nov 08, 2015 9:34 PM
Shirley Walton
RE: John Santo
John Santo is my father, not my uncle. His sister(my aunt) Marianne is buried there also.
Their mother, Mary Santo is buried at the top of their stone. Is there a better picture of hers? The one I took back in 1995 is more of her children standing around the grave and not a very good picture of the stone.

I don't know what it means to "take custody" of his site. Thank you for offering. What would I have to do? I am new to this, but I would be happy to.

Thank you for your help,
Shirley SANTO Walton
Added by Shirley Walton on Oct 15, 2015 3:21 PM
Tim Osborne
RE: Simon Harvey Master
Thanks for replying. Have a good day
Added by Tim Osborne on Sep 19, 2015 9:52 AM
Tim Osborne
Find A Grave Memorial# 88888203
Your welcome.
Added by Tim Osborne on Sep 09, 2015 12:49 PM
pat christensen
Nathan Gillett - Stow Street Cemetery
Nathan Gillett was son of John Gillett and Jane R Williams. Died of injuries from Civil War.
P Christensen
Added by pat christensen on Sep 02, 2015 3:09 PM
oh dear... no it is still there... Buddy will die laughing about this... but do try to take it down. Thanks, Dan
Added by onwiththeshow on Jul 12, 2015 9:39 PM
Memorial # 45843539
This person is still alive. Please correct. I visited with him this spring & am in constant contact with "Buddy" & his family. The stone is a double headstone which is shared wiht his late wife.

Birth: Jan. 21, 1934
Death: unknown

Browns Cemetery
Franklin County
Tennessee, USA

Maintained by: Pamela Parks Costa
Originally Created by: Joe Blanton
Record added: Dec 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45853539
Added by onwiththeshow on Jul 12, 2015 4:59 PM
Randolph Stilson
Jane, Wife of J.F. Randolph
Was there any indication that J.F. Randolph (1759-1847-Jonathan Fitz Randolph purportedly born in Leesburg, Loudoun Co., Virginia) is also buried in Bath Center Cemetery? I believe that he and Jane are the parents of William Randolph (b 1892 Leesburg, Loudoun Co., Virginia, d. 1859, Summit Co., Ohio) who is buried in Glendale Cemetery, Akron, Ohio along with wife Rachael (Johnston) and many of their children.

The grandchildren (children of William and Rachael) include Henry T. Randolph (died 1870) and his wife Elizabeth (Boyd - daughter of William Boyd and wife Jane of Bath Township) and Henry and Elizabeth's two year old son.

Another grandson, John (or Jonathan) Randolph died in 1866 in a powder mill accident after returning healthy and alive from the Civil War.

William's older brother (son of J. F. Randolph and Jane) Jonas Fitz Randolph also lived for a time in Bath Township and his wife and some of his children also are buried in Summit County including Resin Randolph a local Postmaster in Bath Township.

I have the family substantially traced from the birth of Jonathan and Jane's children to their sojoun first in Columbiana County, Ohio, then Chippewa Township, Wayne County, Ohio to their deaths in Summit County but don't have J.F. Randolph's final resting place for sure or where the Fitz Randolphs came from prior to their sojourn in Loudoun County, Va.

If there is any evidence that J.F. Randolph was buried near his wife I would appreciate knowing.

Thank you for any help you may be able to provide.


Randolph Stilson
Added by Randolph Stilson on Jun 30, 2015 10:04 PM
Thank you for the transfer! I really appreciate it a lot!!
Added by Stoogette on May 20, 2015 9:12 PM
RE: thanks
Thank you so so much for doing them so promptly. I recently finished photographing Sec. C, and when I got to the Allens I started researching so they could all be connected ('cus there are a ton of them in that lot and they can be a little confusing). I have the two early burial books which help immensely.

Added by Zella on May 19, 2015 6:39 PM
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