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Burke Stoughton (#46949665)
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Bio Photo ATTENTION: NOTE: PLEASE USE THE EDIT TAB FOR CORRECTIONS, ADDITIONS, TRANSFERS, ETC. I WILL NO LONGER DO ANY OF THESE THINGS FROM REQUESTS IN THIS MESSAGE BOARD.


As a result my relocation, to Florida, I will no longer be available for Pennsylvania photographs or research and it will take quite some time to become as familiar with Bay County, Florida and surrounding areas, as I was in my original home area of Armstrong County, PA.
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Born and raised in Apollo, Pa., which was the epitome of "Small Town USA," in the 1950's. Graduated from College, taught High School Biology for 6 years and then I grew up and joined the Navy. My goal was to Serve our country and see the world at the same time and then, after one 4 year hitch, I would resume a Teaching career. Things sometimes do not work out as planned...In 1997, after spending 22 years in the Service, I retired, back to my home, in Armstrong County, PA. Retirement has enabled me to work and concentrate on the main love of my life, which is my Family and Friends and, also enabled me the time to pursue my addiction to our family history and genealogy. There has also been ample time, left over, to engage in the secondary love of my life, which is fishing. Now, there had always been an interest in family history and genealogy and these fishing pursuits of boating, canoeing and tramping the streams, in search of the wily Trout and Bass has led me to many cemeteries, which are located in out of the way places. It is to the point...and, sometimes to the chagrin and frustration of my wife, where I cannot pass by a cemetery without "exploring a little bit." Thankfully I have married a wonderful and understanding wife, who, in spite of her seeming, sometimes frustration, just winks and grins whenever I tell her about the discovery of a "New" Cemetery...and then admonishes me to be sure not to miss anyone's stone. (As if I would, Eh?)
Many of the cemeteries, in this historic area of the country, are very old...some are grown over and a lot of markers are in advanced disrepair and are illegible. I have come to believe that we are losing our heritage and history, by allowing this to happen. After discovering Find-a-Grave, it has become easy to combine my hobbies with family history and the recording of the old cemeteries in my home area.
It is my goal to record as many of the small church or family cemeteries, as possible, in Armstrong County and adjoining counties, before I am too old to get out of the rocking chair. It is a guess there are still a few years, to go, before that occurs: I hope!

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As a result my relocation, to Florida, I will no longer be available for Pennsylvania photographs or research and it will take quite some time to become as familiar with Bay County, Florida and surrounding areas, as I was in my original home area of Armstrong County, PA.

NOTE: PLEASE USE THE EDIT TAB FOR CORRECTIONS, ADDITIONS, TRANSFERS, ETC. I WILL NO LONGER DO ANY OF THESE THINGS FROM REQUESTS IN THIS MESSAGE BOARD.
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Kathy Mack Kovach
Mack memorials
Hi Burke - Thank you for the transfers. I will take good care of them!
Kathy
Added by Kathy Mack Kovach on Sep 04, 2015 1:45 PM
Derry Bennett Creutz
Joseph and Rebecca Harbison
Are you a relative of the Harbisons? Rebecca was a Ewing and my ggggaunt. I am looking for relatives of the family. Thanks! Derry
Added by Derry Bennett Creutz on Sep 04, 2015 4:52 AM
dj palmer
thanks
I acquired photos of 7 Civil war veterans through my
G-G-Grandfather's artifacts. I have located all, except one, thanks to you and other cemetery photographers. Cpl. JW Turney's grave was found and posted by you and now there is a photo of him, in his uniform. your efforts are appreciated.
Added by dj palmer on Aug 28, 2015 11:00 PM
Carl Catherman
Annin & Evans
Thank you very much for editing their memorials.
Added by Carl Catherman on Aug 27, 2015 6:44 AM
dennisf
RE: archibald marshall in ebenezer
The photo of Archibald Marshall's marker is exactly as posted. It is located at Ebenezer Cemetery, Indiana County.
Added by dennisf on Aug 26, 2015 6:14 PM
Linda Fullerton
Rev. Alexander Hasseltine Donaldson
Dear Burke,

Very sorry to have confused one ancestor with another and scrambled the name. Please disregard the subject line in the subsequent post, and use this one (above) for the birthdate change.

Sorry!

LF
Added by Linda Fullerton on Aug 24, 2015 10:57 AM
Linda Fullerton
Rev. Robert Hasseltine Alexander
Hi Burke,

Thanks for your tireless work on the site and best wishes for your move. To support my edit of today, August 24, 2015: I revised the birth date of Rev. Alexander Donaldson, my third great-uncle, from 1803 to the correct year 1808. His birthday is recorded by his own hand as August 30, 1808, in the "History of the Donaldson Family and its Connections," which he wrote and published in 1877.

I have not seen his headstone, but can easily imagine that an 8 could have deteriorated enough to look like a 3, after 116 years!

Kindest regards,
Linda Fullerton
Added by Linda Fullerton on Aug 24, 2015 10:53 AM
Lila Cole
Jacob William Leeger
Thank you for the transfer.
Added by Lila Cole on Aug 22, 2015 8:46 AM
Melanie Schall
Mary & Frank Gihla
Thanks for the transfer, you are always awesome! Melanie
Added by Melanie Schall on Aug 17, 2015 1:01 PM
Sandymento
Mikesell family
I'm tracking a Martin lthat marries an Elizabeth Davison...I believe he dies in 1845 as there is one in the Davidson burial plot and she appears alone with sisters on the 1850 census. Do you have any Martin's in the Mikesell lineage?

Thanks, Sandy
Added by Sandymento on Aug 16, 2015 6:24 PM
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