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Chris Finch (#47207221)
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Family historian, micropaleontologist, hiker, retired teacher among other things. Thanks to all who posted memorials and photos useful in my family tree, and made memorials of closer family members. I do not "own" my memorials and photos, your non-commercial use for family purposes is fine with me, credit is appreciated in your trees, histories and websites. Prohibited: commercial use unless you have my written permission.

Now working on Strausbaugh family tree. NEED HELP: looking for parents of Lucy Ann Elizabeth Strausbaugh, wife of Melchior Sachs. Married 1849 March 16 in Gettysburg, non-Cathlic rite. Born in or near Gettsyburg, PA about 1829. NOT Lucy Ann the daughter of George Strausbaugh and Elizabeth Bittinger, that Lucy Ann married Joseph Warner and stayed in Pennsylvania instead of moving to Illinois. Anyone knowing her parents names please contact me.
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Reenie Sikes
RE: Craig Memorial Park cemetery
Hi Chris, no need to talk to locals. The Craig Swamp Cemetery is a totally different cemetery (in a totally different town). The Wainmans were never buried there. Mr & Mrs Wainman were buried at Craig Memorial Park, in St Augustine, FL, which has been owned and operated by the Craig Funeral Home since 1985. The funeral home (established in 1918 in St Augustine as the Sanchez & Craig Funeral Directors) and memorial park are family-run businesses, now into their 4th generation of the Craig family.

The Philips/Craig Swamp Cemetery is located in Jacksonville, FL. It is on St Augustine Road, near Lorimer Road, and is also near Craig Creek. The property there was originally owned by Albert Gallatin Philips, and his wife, Martha Ann Hendricks Philips. They donated the land in the 1840s for a Methodist church, school & cemetery. Many of the early pioneers of the Jacksonville area, along with both Union and Confederate war veterans, are buried there. Since 1971, the cemetery has been owned, and maintained, by the Southern Genealogist Exchange Society of Jacksonville, and they have done an excellent job. The marker you speak of is still there.

Hope this clears things up for you, and you can now make the distinction for the place the Wainmans are really buried. Let me know if you have any more questions. ~ Reenie
Added by Reenie Sikes on May 05, 2015 5:16 AM
Reenie Sikes
RE: Thanks
Hi Chris,
Glad I could help with the photos. The cemetery is called Craig Memorial Park, and not Craig Swamp Cemetery. They do a very nice job there of keeping the park clean and well-maintained. Let me know if you need any other photos in the area, I would be glad to be of assistance.
Best regards, Reenie
Added by Reenie Sikes on May 03, 2015 4:23 AM
Kim Hines Gray
RE: John Kump photo
Glad to be able to assist. Good luck in your research.
Added by Kim Hines Gray on May 02, 2015 9:59 AM
Chuck Black
Appreciate the tips! I just have to remember them when in the 'heat of the search'. Your colleague, Chuck
Added by Chuck Black on Apr 29, 2015 9:04 AM
Arthur Miller Edits
Thank you not only for the Edits but also for the flower you left, with the inscription "Cousin". Both are very much appreciated!
Added by MrsB on Apr 19, 2015 4:11 PM
Debbie Hartman
Ismael Strausbaugh
Chris: I agree with you - after I enlarged the headstone photo I believe it is Ismael as well and change has been made. Thanks. Debbie Hartman
Added by Debbie Hartman on Mar 17, 2015 6:23 AM
RE: Eatman graves
Gave it a shot .... while there were quite a few Eatmans, most have already been photographed. Check out

It says "Eatman, Calvin, c1832-30 Dec1899
(One census shows this family, i.e., Calvin L (Buck) Eatman, wife Annie Elizabeth Allen, dau of Darius Allen and Mary Hulbert, and son Charles William buried here they all have "modern" grave markers in the Eatman Cemetery in Flagler CO, FL and the complier has listed them in that posting -they may well be buried here)

If you check out that cemetery on Find A Grave their memorials are photographed there.

Added by BarryC on Feb 17, 2015 7:05 AM
RE: Thanks -- Bear Creek Cemetery
I presume you have seen the Find a Grave information for John J Murphy: born 1888, died 1/11/1964 and Marie A Murphy born 2/25/1889, died 7/20/1980.
Chris Finch:

Three burial sites were purchased by John J Murphy on 5/29/1959. Our records show only the two burials for this family. However, on the third gravesite, there is a small funeral marker with a paper insert on which only the name John J Murphy Jr. can barely be recognized. We cannot make out any dates and have no record of this death and burial. With this information, we have assumed the third grave site was used for John J Murphy Jr.

Any supporting or confirming information you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
Are the any family members living in this area that may know more about this?

Woody Hardman
Bear Creek Cemetery Association
Added by Woody on Feb 16, 2015 4:15 PM
Corey & Douglas Marshall-Steele
RE: Thanks
And thank you both for the kind words! Always happy to assist! My best, Cor.
Added by Corey & Douglas Marshall-... on Feb 11, 2015 6:46 AM
Julie Grabill Rasmussen
RE: Rasmus Hansen bio posted
I thought Rasmus Hansen had one of the more interesting biographies. Glad you can get some use of it!
Added by Julie Grabill Rasmussen on Feb 02, 2015 6:31 AM
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