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Donna Davenport (#47328997)
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Bio Photo I discovered Find A Grave while doing genealogy research and have been promoting it ever since. I think it is a great way to remember family, friends, classmates, coworkers, and many others that have passed on.
My genealogy blog listed below was a place to record a large amount of material left by an aunt and my grandmother. I also added more current obituaries of people from that area. It is called Butternut Valley Family History. Please find the URL below.


http://butternutvalleyfamilies.blogspot.com/


THE RECORDING OF A CEMETERY

BY THELMA GREENE REAGAN

Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where other cried
For Loved Ones whose lives are stilled.

Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreak of the ages.

Today we saw where the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds -
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.

Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lies beneath this hollowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.

Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.

Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.

Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.



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Diane Branham
RE: Hurray
you are welcome, enjoy this beautiful day of sunshine
Added by Diane Branham on Apr 16, 2016 1:26 PM
Diane Branham
William C Holley
Got your message and I fixed the auto edits that were sent in error to try to correct this memorial in Sherburne West Hill Cemetery. Look over the memorial and see if it looks correct to you now.
Added by Diane Branham on Apr 16, 2016 5:42 AM
Howard Reynolds
Benjamin Gardner and Elisabeth Hartshorn Find A Grave Memorial# 43640471
I am Howard Reynolds a ydna descendant of these folks. Currently Find A Grave has your Harriet linked to Find A Grave Memorial# 43640461 and then Find A Grave Memorial# 43640457 (David Gardner).

I hope your Hartshorn connection is solid. At first glance of my records, I hope David is not the parents of Benjamin but rather Benjamin Gardner Jr. 1760-1/14/1845 m. to Tabitha Gardner.

What do you think?
Added by Howard Reynolds on Apr 12, 2016 9:31 AM
Diane Branham
Ruth Wingate
I added the personal info you sent, and thank you. Hope all is well with you.

Diane
Added by Diane Branham on Apr 08, 2016 1:12 PM
Roger D. Davis
RE: Ruth Herrick
It took some work on my part as well. Glad to finally get it straightened out. Happy Easter to you as well.
Added by Roger D. Davis on Mar 26, 2016 8:43 AM
Roger D. Davis
Ruth Herrick
Hi Donna,

Just wanted to let you know that Ruth is not buried in the Margaretville Cemetery Annex. She is buried in the Margaretville Village Cemetery. Please see her memorial and gravestone photo here:
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=156215509.

He late husband Everett is buried in the Margaretville Annex.
Added by Roger D. Davis on Feb 19, 2016 6:09 PM
Rick Morgan
RE: 1830-1860
Many thanks, Donna.
Assuming the 1830 birth date on Amelia Morgan Loomis's gravestone is correct, then it seems very likely that her sister Celia Morgan (b. 1830) was a twin. And, as you pointed out, the names rhyme. (My other source that has Amelia's b date as 1831 could well be incorrect.)
Rick Morgan.
Added by Rick Morgan on Jan 10, 2016 7:20 AM
Rick Morgan
RE: Re Celia,
Thanks, Donna.
Do you have a birth year for Amelia? It appears to be on the gravestone, but I can't read it in the Find A Grave photo.
Rick
Added by Rick Morgan on Jan 08, 2016 11:21 AM
Rick Morgan
RE: Hello Rick,
Hi Donna,
Thanks for your message about Amelia Morgan Loomis. It's actually her birth and death dates that I'm looking for, as they are not legible in the photo on her Find A Grave page.
Since I have conflicting info about Amelia's birth year, this info would be helpful. I'm wondering if Amelia's sister Celia Morgan (b. 1830, d. 1830; bur. No. Bloomfield) might have been her twin.
Thanks for your help (and the flowers)!
Rick Morgan
Washington, DC
Added by Rick Morgan on Jan 08, 2016 8:30 AM
Rick Morgan
Celia Morgan Loomis grave, Windsor, OH
Hello Donna,
I found your name on the Find A Grave record for Amelia Morgan Loomis at Windsor Twp Cemetery, Windsor, Ashtabula Co, OH (see link below). From the photo, I can read some of the gravestone inscription, incl Amelia’s name and that of her parents, Ezra & Harriet Morgan (who are my own gg grandparents).
Unfortunately, I can’t read the inscription related to Amelia’s dates of birth & death. Do you by chance have that information, or could you point me in the right direction?
Many thanks.
Rick Morgan
Washington, DC
Added by Rick Morgan on Jan 05, 2016 1:39 PM
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