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Melissa Stickles (#47285848)
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Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where other cried
For Loved Ones whose lives are stilled.

Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreak of the ages.

Today we saw where the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds -
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.

Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lies beneath this hollowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.

Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.

Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.

Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.

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Gerald Helgeson
Joseph Printup
Joseph Printup Death Date should be 1831
Thank's for all your hard work
Have you ever found Joseph father William # 2 or jr.
Added by Gerald Helgeson on Feb 05, 2016 10:14 AM
J Bolek IV
RE: Sadie Ray Stickles Saunders
Hi! Sarah was my 2nd great aunt. As for your question about Gloria, I tried looking everywhere to find out who she was or how she was related. I wrote her down in my journal so I could go back to her and see if something new pops up.


Added by J Bolek IV on Jan 31, 2016 2:29 PM
Bonnie Hagyard-Butler
Charles Ellis gravemarker/Jordanville cemetery
I would like to thank you for the photographs of Charles Ellis gravemarker.Your time and efforts is very much appreciated.

Added by Bonnie Hagyard-Butler on Dec 20, 2015 5:20 AM
Cathy Alton
RE: Mowers Photos in Highland Rural Cemetery
Thanks SOOO much for taking these photos for me! The reason I wrote that on my memorial was for the people with the obnoxious dates stamped through the stones. Yours are barely visible and fine with me. I know what you're saying about the stones deteriorating so fast. It's such a shame. Thanks again! Cathy
Added by Cathy Alton on Dec 15, 2015 4:03 PM
Northern Neighbors
Sanfords @Jordanville Cem
I assumed the photo season was over for this year and was pleasantly surprised to receive notice for Kingsbury and Lavinia having photos added to their memorials. Thank you so much for taking the time to do this. :)
Added by Northern Neighbors on Dec 15, 2015 8:00 AM
Aaron J. Hill
Julia Northrup Photos
Added by Aaron J. Hill on Dec 13, 2015 7:47 PM
RE: Deweys in Great Barrington
Thank you, I'm glad it was a good find! That was an exciting cemetery to try to find interesting items for people.
Added by oceanmdone on Dec 08, 2015 10:45 PM
Deborah Nelson
RE: I Dea Scramlin Memorial# 92677992)

ooo that means we are distant cousins through
I. Dea! I Dea and his first wife Lousia were my Great Great grandparents. No need to transfer.

my goal /quest is to connect all my relative's graves to each other and add bios where there are none.... that will keep me busy. The few I have I have created or the person insisted on transferring them to me because they were not related..

Do you have any photos of I.Dea? I don't but would love to have one.

Also have you pursued membership in the (DAR) Daughters of the American Revolution? I Dea's grandfather and uncles are all patriots of the revolutionary war. I have a new niece born Dec 2 and I would love to set her up for membership. My mother(now in her 80s) always wanted to join but never could prove the connection to the Scramblins buried in Oneonta. They are some of the first settlers to that area and documented revolutionary war patriots.

(I wonder if he was ever called IDea...)

Happy Holidays!!!! Deborah
Added by Deborah Nelson on Dec 08, 2015 7:31 PM
Jon Saunders
RE: Headstone photo, Dea. Daniel Rhodes #18994503
Thank you for the unrequested photos! Helpful.
Added by Jon Saunders on Nov 19, 2015 1:32 PM
Lois Branch
Fellner tombstones
Thank you for the tombstone photos. I appreciate you taking the time to fulfill my request.
Added by Lois Branch on Nov 17, 2015 7:16 PM
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