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AMMNY (#46839179)
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Bio Photo I live in Dutchess County NY, love my country and have a loyal respect and love for our American soldiers. I love history and found this site a wealth of information.


Most of the Morgan's are from Delaware, The Caldwell's are from and Scotland and Indiana. Pilkingtons are from Kannapolis North Carolina, Smithville North Carolina and England. If you have a connection with my family line, I would love to hear from you.

Revelations 21:4 - And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

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Old Cemeteries and those hard to read graves
Hi there AMMNY,
I see that you get to visit many old cemeteries (those are our favorite!) and wanted to show you an easy way to read those hard to decipher stones.

Take along an LED flashlight and a notepad and pen... and maybe an umbrella too. The higher the power of LED, the better. The umbrella will provide shade, which makes it easier to read on sunny days.
So here's how you do it:

This is the safest method of reading these old graves and I feel the most effective. We use an LED flashlight, the higher the lumens, the better. The flashlight we use has 1700 lumens.
I also use my older 860 lumen light which works just as well.

Shine from left to right, at the edge of the grave, the letters pop right out. We have not had to use foil since we've learned this trick.
When the sun is too bright, we use our umbrella to provide shade, then light it up.

Maybe this will give you a new lease on graving! :) It makes us seek out the older stones, because we all know that chalk is a NO-NO and deteriorates the stone and this is a non-invasive safe method. Enjoy!!
A Turbide
Added by JNicholson-Turbide on May 25, 2016 2:17 AM
June Faulkner Crossman-Battisti
29577076 Donald W Card
29577076 Donald W Card
Please transfer this site to me. His wife is my sister, Marion Card. Thank you.
Added by June Faulkner Crossman-Ba... on Apr 15, 2016 4:24 PM
June Faulkner Crossman-Battisti
My brother, Bruce Grey Crossman, is buried in Beekman Cemetery, Dutchess County, NY, However, he is also listed in Clove Cemetery which is incorrect. Could you please correct this. Thank You. June Faulkner Crossman-Battisti
Added by June Faulkner Crossman-Ba... on Nov 10, 2015 8:39 AM
Cathy Combs
Duplicate memorials
Hello Pam!

I will be forwarding a list of duplicate memorials that you created in CT. Please be sure to check your SPAM or Junk folder. These duplicate memorials should be deleted.

Added by Cathy Combs on Sep 21, 2015 11:09 AM
Jim Corey
RE: Isaac Davis, Beekman Cemetery
My find a grave user name is Jim Corey
My find a grave contributor number is #47880796

Thank you very much,
Jim Corey
Added by Jim Corey on May 19, 2015 2:50 PM
Just sent you a private email
Please read- this is in reference to David Deal-Looking to find if I am related.
Thanks, Thea
Added by Thea on May 15, 2015 11:11 AM
Eleanor Roosevelt pic
The wonderful photo of Eleanor Roosevelt with her father which you posted on his memorial would look lovely on her page as well in my humble opinion. Just sayin'...
Added by Rags on Feb 15, 2015 5:42 AM
Junie Morgan
Hi, I transfered Junie and her husband to YOU. I read your messages you left with a "flower" and thought, there had been other flowers, by I suspect family members, but they were just "flowers"..YOURS weren't "flowers--they were "LOVE FROM THE HEART" and so I decided they were yours!

Added by gennie on Oct 26, 2014 10:01 AM
Rich H.
Aslan Sahacian
I think you may have accidently duplicated my memorial for this person, memorial # 6412596. I have the last name spelled gian and you have it as cian. Would you mind deleting your entry?
Added by Rich H. on Oct 09, 2014 9:04 AM
Susan I. Grills
Hardie Pilkinton
I just sent you some corrections on your grandfather thru the Edit tab. Death certificate and headstone show A. Hardie Pilkinton, no Steven. And entire death date is different. He died in Charlotte, not Kannapolis. He lived in Kannapolis and it was there that he was struck by a car. He was obviously taken to the big hospital in Charlotte and his death occurred there. All this from his death certificate. I also added in a full headstone photo on him. You might want to rearrange the photos.
Added by Susan I. Grills on Sep 07, 2014 6:18 PM
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