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Thomas (#46634159)
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Bio Photo I'm currently driving around the country pulling over sometimes when I see a cemetery (when I have phone service) and taking photos for Find a Grave. I'm not stopping at every cemetery but just hope to get at least one photo in each state.

If I Claimed a request, I probably already have the photo in my phone but not the bandwidth to upload from the cemetery. (But I MIGHT have updated the GPS coordinates for the marker from the cemetery.) Then it takes me days to find wifi and upload them because I'd rather be driving around than uploading photos :-)

Photo credit and a link to the FG Memorial is always nice when you use my photos elsewhere....YES, you may use my photos on your other family tree sites and personal family trees, but at the very least, link to the MEMORIAL.

I no longer accept your edits without adding a note--including your screen name and FG Member number--telling where the info came from (in the bio.) IF the famiy member is ar relative of mine, I fully expect you to source your work in detail if my family tree does not reflect the same info. Those edits will be ignored until you can provide the info or two weeks, whichever comes first. Then deleated.

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William Nelson, Sr. #35542930
You sent me a message regarding date(s) on the memorial stone but I don't understand the question. I lived in Yorktown recently for the past six years and visited his grave, my 5th great grandfather, for decades. Please restate your though or question. I do the best I can to answer. You might use my email address to better communicate. Thanks
Added by Thomas on Feb 01, 2016 11:54 AM
Donna Fraser
I thank you so very much for checking. I appreciate it so very much.

The information is from this book.

Lives of Christian Ministers: Over Two Hundred Memoirs
By Peter Jefferson Kernodle

"In 1856 he was residing in Suffolk, VA, and resided on the corner of Cemetery and Kilby (Washington Streets) in a house built by contributions from the people of the town. He was buried at Bethlehem. In 1858 Rev. W.B. Wellons and E.W. Beale were appointed a committee to collect money with which to erect a monument to his memory."

Thank you so very much.

Added by Donna Fraser on Jan 29, 2016 8:24 PM
Keith McDonald
Maurice Armel
thanks for taking the time to get his photo for me
Added by Keith McDonald on Jan 29, 2016 3:29 PM
Keith McDonald
Bertha Ritter
thanks for taking the time to get her photo for me
Added by Keith McDonald on Jan 29, 2016 3:12 PM
James Arthur Gilden

Here is the link to the memorial.

It won't let me delete the cemetery picture since it isn't mine, and it won't let me upload any more.
Added by keithdover2 on Jan 28, 2016 1:36 PM
James Arthur Gilden
This is my great-grandfather. It was brought to my attention that there is no photo of his marker on it, and another user suggested that I remove the cemetery photo. The website isn't giving me the option to remove the photo, probably because it is yours.

Would you please consider removing it so I can upload a photo of the marker? I would appreciate it.


Keith Dover
Added by keithdover2 on Jan 27, 2016 6:26 PM
Jennifer Schlauder Lin
John Camac
Thank You so much for letting me know there was an error for John Camac! Take Care, Jennifer
Added by Jennifer Schlauder Lin on Jan 27, 2016 3:52 PM
Edwin Ridout
Oak Ridge
Thomas, thanks again for the photos! --Edwin
Added by Edwin Ridout on Jan 24, 2016 1:35 PM
Edwin Ridout
RE: Carter Cemetery at Oak Ridge
Thanks also for the most interesting notes you provided on how you found the cemetery!
Added by Edwin Ridout on Jan 21, 2016 1:32 PM
Edwin Ridout
RE: Carter Cemetery at Oak Ridge
Hi Thomas, thanks again for taking the pictures at Oak Ridge Cemetery. As you suggested I have entered the requests for the two remaining. Most grateful! --Edwin
Added by Edwin Ridout on Jan 21, 2016 1:29 PM
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