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D. Curtis (#47355469)
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Bio Photo Interested in genealogy for 14 years, since retirement, and I try to contribute something to Find A Grave most everyday. Willing to share any information I may have to help others & I am very lenient when it comes to management transfers.
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Jerry Bohnett
Wm Bartlett memorial
Do you know were Mary Margaret Bodette, wife of Wm Bartlett, is buried?
We need to connect her to her husband.

Jerry
Added by Jerry Bohnett on Mar 25, 2014 11:45 AM
Jen Snoots
Edward Tanner
Hello,
Thanks for the info you sent. I am also copying my message of Sept. 5, 2013 because I see the problem has NOT been addressed.
I will not look for your NY burial unknowns (and no one else should either) and any SAC you send me telling me a memorial I make is a dupe will be disregarded, and forwarded to Find a Grave for them to take action.
~Jen~

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Burial unknowns
Hi there,
First of all, thanks for the info you have sent me for several of my memorials.

I couldn't help but notice you have in excess of 700 "No cemetery, Click name for details" memorials, most all of which appear to be NY Civil War soldiers, created from "Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York". Many have no dates of death, and may have lived many years after the war/moved far from NY.

You can't do that.

The purpose of this website is to "find, record and present final disposition information...Memorial contributions to Find A Grave should fulfill that mission - registration of the final disposition. If the memorial contribution corresponds with only the main mission, then the memorial fulfills its purpose as part of Find A Grave's mission."

Yours don't do that. At all.

It is also important to note that "Location of body unknown should be used for recent deaths where the disposition is not currently known. Final disposition should be determined and updated within 30 days."

150 years ago is NOT RECENT.

The right thing to do is to please stop adding these, and to go back through and delete the ones you have added (all 700).

If anyone creates a duplicate of any of these, which they will, often and accidentally, you will have to delete yours. Please don't move memorials and than ask those who are using the site as it was intended to delete theirs. In regard to duplicates, a memorial with a correct known burial location will always be preferred over an unknown burial location.

If people want the info you are posting, they can easily check a variety of databases and books. I understand the desire to document soldiers, because I do it, but this site is FIND A GRAVE, a graves registration database. No final disposition=no memorial.

Thanks,
Jen
Added by Jen Snoots on Mar 13, 2014 11:10 AM
Nirvana Sentinel
Duplicate entry/ Corrected cemetary
Hello Don,

It has come to my attention that your memorial for David Rolston #74779870 is a duplication of my memorial #76095451. Your memorial is in the Chase Township Cemetary when he is actually in the Chase Cemetary. I have updated your added information to the correct cemetary. The mother wants the corrected memorial which I have alreay documented back in 2010 or 2011. You may now delete your entry. Thanks.
Added by Nirvana Sentinel on Mar 13, 2014 9:09 AM
Janice Milan
RE: William F. Hewitt
Thank you for your clear and quick response. You have also steered me to another site to search. If you ever need other info about families in Marshall, MI. contact me.
Added by Janice Milan on Feb 28, 2014 10:23 PM
TD Miller
Christopher Milem
Don,

I've updated Christopher Milem's memorial page with the information you provided and gave you credit for your contribution as well. Keep up the good work! - Theresa
Added by TD Miller on Feb 26, 2014 2:51 PM
Janice Milan
Willaim F Hewitt, # 79865972
Could you please tell me where you found his enlistment record then his service in Missouri. I know he was living in Marshall. I'm researching for my nephew who is interested in the civil war and this is his ancestor. Thank you.

"Pvt. HEWITT, WILLIAM F.-Enlisted at Marshall, Michigan, 30 August 1862, Co. H, 2nd Missouri cavalry regiment. a.k.a. Merrills Horse. "
Added by Janice Milan on Feb 26, 2014 6:53 AM
Janice Milan
Willaim F Hewitt, # 79865972
Could you please tell me where you found his enlistment record then his service in Missouri. I know he was living in Marshall. I'm researching for my nephew who is interested in the civil war and this is his ancestor. Thank you.

"Pvt. HEWITT, WILLIAM F.-Enlisted at Marshall, Michigan, 30 August 1862, Co. H, 2nd Missouri cavalry regiment. a.k.a. Merrills Horse. "
Added by Janice Milan on Feb 26, 2014 6:53 AM
Randall McCoach
Walter & Elizabeth Beltz
Thanks for creating the memorials, and thanks for the transfers! -- Randall McCoach, Albuquerque, N.M.
Added by Randall McCoach on Feb 23, 2014 6:35 AM
Chris
Thomas Singleton
Newspaper: Oswego Daily Palladium
Date: 7/28/1910
Thomas Singleton died this morning at his home, No. 75 East Fifth Street, aged eighty seven years. Two weeks ago he sustained a broken hip and since that time he had been sinking rapidly. On Monday he rallied, but two days ago he sank into a state of coma and remained in that condition to the end.
Mr. Singleton was born in Nottingham, England, October 17th, 1822. He removed to the United States in 1852 and settled in this city.
When the Civil War broke out Mr Singleton answered his country's call
and in 1862 enlisted in A Company, Twelfth New York. Cavalry, serving continuously through the war. He participated in many engagements and at the battle of Plymouth, NC, on April 20th, 1864, while serving with We__ette's Brigade he was taken prisoner, the entire brigade being captured.
During his imprisonment of fifteen months he was confined at Andersonville, Charlotte, Charleston Race Course and Ma So intense was the suffering of the prisoners at these various places that out of a total of eighty-two men of his company taken with Mr Singleton at Plymouth but eighteen survived, among whom was Lieutenant A Cooper, of this city.
While at Andersonville Mr Singleton was nearly starved to death, and was saved only by the kindness of an orderly for whom he had rendered a service. When food was scarce the orderly permitted Mr Singleton to eat what was left at the surgeon's table,and thus the starving prisoner kept life in his body. While at Andersonville the deceased kept a diary of the names of his friends who died in prison, and the book, soiled and worn with the press of time, is preserved as a precious relic of Mr Singleton's family.
The deceased was a member at Post O'Brian G. A. B, and a regular attendant at the Church of the Evangelists.
He is survived by his widow, two sons, George and William, and two daughters, Mrs Ida Perrett and Mrs Albert King, of this city.
Added by Chris on Jan 30, 2014 5:19 AM
Laura Plummer Ranville
Higbie memorial
Thank you very much for the transfer of Sarah Higbie. I really appreciate that you made the memorial for someone like me to find!

Laura
Added by Laura Plummer Ranville on Jan 28, 2014 8:43 PM
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