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Star Rhodes (#46878998)
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Bio Photo Ever since I can remember, I have had a fascination with cemeteries. There was one right down the street from our school, we used to walk through it often, It was so peaceful and the monuments were so beautiful. My father Calvin Russell Swallow is buried there now. My sister Mel and I have gone back to Massachusetts and other New England States and explored the cemeteries looking for ancestors. Genealogy and searching cemeteries for family has been a treasured time with my sister. What a gift it is to have a sister to share your interests with.

I am hoping to make connections with distant cousins and share pictures and stories. I have posted many branches to our tree to do this.

I AM VERY LIBERAL WITH TRANSFERING MEMORIALS. MY PHOTOGRAPHS ARE FOR EVERYONE (COPY THEM AT YOUR PLEASURE) AND I FEEL NO SENSE OF OWNERSHIP OVER MEMORIALS THAT ARE NOT MY FAMILY. I LOVE DOCUMENTING GRAVES. I AM SOMEWHAT OFFENDED BY THOSE WHO DO NOT SHARE THAT SENSE OF GIVING. WE GET NO POINTS IN HEAVEN BY HOW MANY MEMORIALS WE CONTRIBUTED TO FINDAGRAVE. THERE ARE MANY FINE CONTRIBUTORS TO FIND A GRAVE AND A FEW THAT NEED TO GET OVER THEMSELVES. Remember...."God Loves a Cheerful Giver"!!

A POEM FROM ALL OF US AVID GENEALOGIST'S!!

DEAR ANCESTOR

Your tombstone stands among the rest; neglected and alone. The name and dates are chiseled out on polished, marble stone. It reaches out to all who care; it is to late to mourn. You did not know that I exist; you died and I was born.

Yet each of us are cells of you in flesh, in blood, in bone. Our blood contracts and beats a pulse not entirely on our own. Dear Ancestor, the place you filled one hundred years ago. Spreads out among the ones you left who would have loved you so.

I wonder as you lived and loved, I wonder if you knew that someday I would find this spot, and come to visit you. - Walter Butler Palmer 1906

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Farrar and related families
Thank you, Star, for your continuous kindness.
On behalf of the Farrar family, let me say, you are wonderful. Thanks for all you do to help on this site. Your work is really appreciated.
Added by Farrar and related famili... on Jul 07, 2014 2:39 PM
Helen Jemison Meier
George Sherman
Thank you for your quick response, I have forwarded to the person who is trying to locate birth proof for him!
Added by Helen Jemison Meier on Jun 30, 2014 5:16 PM
Helen Jemison Meier
George Sherman
Hello, I am trying to help a DAR friend find proof that George Sherman is in fact the son of David Sherman and Lydia Staples. Do you have any birth records or any other proof of his parents?

Thank you for helping me if you can.
Added by Helen Jemison Meier on Jun 29, 2014 11:56 AM
Carolyn [Lee] Kelly
"Dear Ancestor"
Star

This was written in 1906 by Walter Butler Palmer (1868-1932)

Carol
Added by Carolyn [Lee] Kelly on Apr 02, 2014 5:40 AM
Joann Geybels
RE: Asa Dickinson
Good evening,
I have not been able to find any information on Asa Dickinson in spite of doing a fair amount of research. In the mid-1850s there were at least two early pioneers of Tuscola County named Aaron and Oliver Dickinson who were very active in civic affairs. I have not been able to determine whether or not Asa was related to them. Should you be able to make the connection, please let me know so I can make the necessary adjustments on the memorial. Or would you like me to transfer the memorial to you? (I am not related to the Dickinsons.) If you are looking for some information on Aaron and Oliver Dickinson, try the book History of Tuscola and Bay Counties, Michigan : with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of their prominent men and pioneers at http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/micounty/4747476.0001.001?view=toc
Sorry I can't be of more help!
Joann Geybels
Added by Joann Geybels on Feb 26, 2014 5:09 PM
Wylie Blackwell
Robert Fox Nolley
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Nolley&GSiman=1&GScid=1983760&GRid=84536070
Added by Wylie Blackwell on Feb 19, 2014 9:01 AM
Carol Leeper Albrecht
Trabue Family
Hello Star
If you would be so kind to email me I would love to connect to my Trabue Family. Thanks
Carol
Lynleann@aol.com
Added by Carol Leeper Albrecht on Feb 08, 2014 4:56 PM
Stan Arnold
Thanks!
Star, thank you so much for the Wood memorials in Harmony Cemetery. I will research them, and get them linked with their families. Your kindness is greatly appreciated!--Stan
Added by Stan Arnold on Feb 05, 2014 4:56 PM
dirk bailey
Elizabeth C Rankin edit
I assume you declined the birth year edit - take a look at the date on the headstone I recently posted, that's where my information comes from.

Dirk
Added by dirk bailey on Feb 05, 2014 4:22 PM
Jeanne Dexter
Thanx, Star!
Hi, Star--I just found your information about John Jackson. Since I live in the midwest, I might never get to all the cemeteries I'd like to see "back east," so I want you to know your efforts and your commitment to sharing is more than admirable!
Added by Jeanne Dexter on Jan 04, 2014 5:48 AM
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