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history4sure (#46997739)
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Bio Photo 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.
2015 Update:
Sixty six 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, 59 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 30 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 24 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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Sorry, I have to laugh.... recently seen on a gravestone, (wife's, Jo Ann's stone) "DO NOT STAND AT MY GRAVE AND CRY, I AM NOT HERE, I DID NOT DIE" ...alongside on the husband's stone, "JO ANN - IF WE DID NOT DIE, WHAT ARE WE DOING HERE?".... [ I SAID I'm sorry! ]
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Jackie Coleman
RE: Here's how it goes:
Hey - That's awesome. Thank you!! 18042945 for Roxanna & 18042953 for Truman. 40266 for Truman Leonard Jr. & his wives & some children. Everyone is in my direct line is linked until we get to 75583661 Heber Simeon Allen. How do you send links to request connections?
Added by Jackie Coleman on Sep 27, 2015 6:21 PM
Jan Franco
RE: 98240136
Good one!, thanks.
Added by Jan Franco on Sep 27, 2015 2:55 PM
Patty Valentino
Thank You.....
...Shirleen. Have a wonderful and happy Sunday.
With Love and Blessings,
(((Hugs))) xoxo
Patty :)
Added by Patty Valentino on Sep 26, 2015 7:22 PM
Jackie Coleman
Here's how it goes:
Elizabeth (Betsy) Owen (m. to Abel) is the daughter of Reuben Davis (m. to Mary Polly Abbott) who is the brother of the Rebecca Davis (m. to Lemuel Allis/Ellis)I am trying to connect to their parents, Isaac Davis & Charity Hall.
Added by Jackie Coleman on Sep 26, 2015 2:18 PM
Jackie Coleman
RE: What?
Hey not a problem! Thanks for helping me... I must have put the wrong link in for Abel Owen. It's this one you contributed to:
Added by Jackie Coleman on Sep 26, 2015 2:14 PM
connie marks
Thank You. Others in the internet question what the maiden name of Kathrine was, some suggesting that she might have been a Butler -

I must admit I have not worked much on her, my 8th great grandmother. I should do more as my Middle name is Roberts, coming from my 3rd great grandmother Polly Roberts who married Almeron Marks

Again, thanks
Added by connie marks on Sep 26, 2015 6:44 AM
RE: Zittle
I think I may be able to help you. How are you related ? I would love to exchange emails with you regarding this... How are you connected?
Thaks Tina
Added by TMPR on Sep 20, 2015 8:02 AM
Tina DeLong
Thank you, it sure looks like him
Added by Tina DeLong on Sep 19, 2015 7:26 PM
Tina DeLong
Martha and James Littlepage
I have a John Littlepage buried in Fairmount Cemetery in San Angelo think he s the son of them, can you check Find A Grave . 68193387 and please let me know, he was buried in the old cemetery in an Angelo first then moved. thank you

Added by Tina DeLong on Sep 19, 2015 1:40 PM
Sarah Jane Powers Allen
Hi - I'm doing research for a pending DAR application. They have asked for documented proof of the birth, marriage or death dates for Sarah Allen. I see that you have them here on this page, can you tell me where this information came from? These dates are consistent with every record I see for Sarah Allen, but I can't seem to locate the original source where they came from.

Thank you so much for all your research,

Kristen McCusker
Algonquin, IL
Added by Kristen on Sep 18, 2015 12:59 PM
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