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I am willing to transfer any memorials which are not my ancestors or relatives and will try to help anyone with information or research. I think it is important to identify persons, when possible, so we can know who they are and who their families are, for historical and personal reasons.|
Sixty five years ago I started looking for lost graves as Grandma sent me, at age 8, to find "the indention by the pine tree, near great great grandpa's headstone" so she could place flowers where a baby was buried in 1869 with no "marker". From her, I learned to look for that tiny "frosted" spot when the night before had been chilly (the ground is still warmer at a burial site which has no vault, even after 100's of years!)
I first knew grief when Grandma died, 58 years ago. To honor her, I began genealogy research from her precious family records. Fifty four years ago the death of my young first husband, at the hands of robbers, nearly caused the loss of my first unborn child. Years later, a miscarriage took another son and now, for the past 29 years, we have also grieved for our youngest son, lost to a freak accident. Brad
Writing personal histories has been a passion for nearly 40 years, since I found my relationship to Mormon Battalion soldiers and an early U.S. President.
Being an unpaid cemetery sexton for the past 23 years has required mapping and recording (handwritten) of over 3,000 birth & death locations and overseeing burials and settings of gravestones for some 750 persons. During this time, the birth and death records from 1854 at one cemetery and from 1869 to date, at another, were located and recorded; exact grave locations had never been written down for 155 years! I'm still hand drawing family lot maps for the latter cemetery for all owners.
For about 30 years, I have composed poetry and short stories about loved ones' passing, both for my own and others.
So, am I a "graver" ?, a "griever", a "genealogist", a "historian", a "sexton", a "poet" or just kind of "nutty"?? (We ALL could have, instead of this, been lounging on "sum beach sum where", ya know!)
Anyway, I feel sad when an unkind remark is posted, or it is stated that Find a Grave was designed for one purpose and that "newcomers", who want to use it for genealogy, or some other reason than it was originally intended, should go elsewhere. I hope it is intended to help us all find burial locations, which should include photos, dates, and family links, if possible for proper identification.
Short bios also help identify specific individuals and search data sources can help us verify the positive location. That is why I believe that a gravestone, with poor or misinterpreted information, should be supplemented with the best historical facts available, if possible. After all, it is Find a Grave, not "Find a Stone". Sometimes, nothing else is available, but that is a sad case; unknown, with unknown dates does not tell us much, especially when there is no stone or it is illegible.
I hope to help & will gladly transfer, edit, delete or correct anything I contribute; I'm slow, but I'm OLD, please have patience!
Suprise! Thanks so much to Renee for the Sponsorship of Our Sweet Rose...what an honor to be cared for by such a dedicated animal lover.
I am grateful AGAIN to Love Always, Renee for the sponsorship of my beloved Daddy - what a generous contributor she is...check out her loving memorials!
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|Chesnut/Behunin Descendant||Your Daddy and Mom|
I just read your story to another commenter. sorry I am nosey. You are hysterical.I can't take you ANYWHERE.
I am big in tears. I also love to laugh.
YOU SWEET LADY.
LOVE YA LOTS
I will go back to work now sorry.
|Chesnut/Behunin Descendant||RE: old age excuse....|
Keep your messy messes. I have enough of my own. hehe. Love ya hon. You take care of yourself.
|Sherry Brown||Cheryl Ann Aven|
Would you please consider transferring Cheryl Ann Aven's memorial (32932715) to me? She was my cousin and I have information I would like to add to her page. Also, I would like to change the spelling of her first name. My Find A Grave number is #46943666. Thanks, Sherry Brown
|Valenciaღ Angel of Mine 💕||Shirleen|
~♡~ A note to say thank you for remembering my daughter's birthday. It means so much to me that Valencia was thought of on her special day, and continue to show your remembrance and support ~♡~
|Love Always, Renee||Sponsoring|
I love to sponsor, so when you are ready, you can add more photos. I am a cry baby too. I cry every time I visit my Roman.
|rosie mcnaughton||Thinking of you today...|
on Rosie's first Angel Day.
Mis-spoke a little. Most of mine are from MA., but some went to Marlboro, some went to Monroe, Franklyn Co., MA. with Edward from Bolton England being the first to come over to Andover, Essex, MA prior to 1658.
Yes they are all out of Marlboro, Vt. I guess yours are another branch so I would think they would be related. Will have to do some digging.
Of the 400 plus Phelps in my ancestry I have none of the ones you have memorials for. They surely must be related.
|Dale G||Robert Adams|
Hi, I just wanted to say what a wonderful memorial you have for Robert Adams of Newbury. He is my 8th Great Grandfather. You stated your connection was through Job, mine is through Job's twin brother Bildad. So HI cousin and thank you
Added by Dale G on Oct 14, 2014 11:30 AM
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