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Do you want to copy one of my pictures for not-for-profit personal use / family tree / etc..... You have permission to do so AS LONG AS you give credit back to me. You can do something like:

[photo taken by] -- or --
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PLEASE NOTE: It is against Find A Grave rules (and Copyright LAW) to copy pictures which are not taken by you. Just because something is on the Internet DOES NOT mean it is free, or without copyright. EVERY picture I have ever taken is, and will always be copyrighted to me (even if it does not have a mark on the photo). Just because I post a picture DOES NOT mean I'm giving my legal rights to my photo's.


PLEASE go to that memorial and hit "EDIT" in the upper right and enter the information there.

For corrections or additions - Please give source - and if possible, write it how you would like it in the memorial (so I can quickly copy-n-paste)

For transfers - Again, go through edit link - and let me know how you are related (ex. "This is my great grandfathers brother") should work.

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I live in the East Central Illinois area (around Danville, IL). A project I started a few years back was to get pictures of EVERY headstone in EVERY cemetery in Vermilion County Illinois. I've done that, and have got pictures of EVERY headstone in most of the cemeteries in Edgar, Champaign, and Iroquois counties in Illinois - along with Vermillion and Warren counties in Indiana. Many posted on my personal website:

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My "side" project is to fulfill request and add photo's here to Find A Grave, along with RAOGK. I have also been a County Keeper for Vermilion County Illinois here on Find A Grave, and currently volunteer at the local genealogical society helping to get all their cemetery readings and books up to date.

Here is a list of some of the Cemeteries I have complete photos of:

VERMILION COUNTY ILLINOIS: Allhands, Atherton, Bethel(blount), Bethel(Love), Bethel(Ross), Bock, Bodkin, Brierly, Caraway, Collison, County Poor Farm, Cox, Crown Hill, Danville Lutheran, Danville National, Davis, Dodson, Dougherty, Dukes, East Lynn, Elwood Friends, Embury, Fairchild, Fairview, Farmers Chapel, Forest Park, Forse, Georgetown, Gods Acre, Gordon, Greenview, Greenwood, Grimes, Gundy, Hebron-Newtown, Hickman, Higginsville, Hooton, Huggman, Humrick, Ingersoll, Johnson, Johnson Hill, Johnsonville, Jones Grove, Kight, Knights Branch, Lamb, Langley, Lebanon, Leonard, lockett, Lorrence, Lynch, Makemson, Manns Chapel, Manns Family, McBride Family, McFarland, McGee, McKendree, Michael, Michael-Rutledge, Miller, Milner, Mount Pisgah, Mount Vernon, New Salem, Niccum, Nicholson, Oakhill, Oakridge, Oakwood, Old Atherton, Old Collison, Old Partlow, Outten, Pape Botanical, Parrish, Partlow, Pate, Pellville, Pilot Grove, Pleasant Grove, Pleasant Mound, Porter, Potomac, Praire Chapel, Rankin Union, Red Top, Resurrection, Rice, Rose, Rossville, Saints Peter Paul, Sandusky(indianola), Sandusky(Westville), Sanhill, Searl, Sharon, Shock, Snider, Songer, Spicer, Springhill, Stearns, Stump, Stunkard, Sunset, Swiser, Trimmell, Underwood, Vermilion Grove, Wallace Chapel, Walnut Corner, Weaver, Westville Lithuanian, Whitlock, Woodlawn, Workheiser, Wright-Sodowsky, and Yankee Point Cemetery

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY ILLINOIS: Beckman, Beekman, Bethlehem, Brownfield, Burris-Hartman, Calvary, Clements, County Poor Farm, East Bend, Fisher, Gregory Burial, Harwood Chapel, Holy Sepulchre, Homer GAR, Huls, Huss, Immaculate Conception(St. Joseph), Jersey, Jessee, Kopmann, Lost Grove, Lynn Grove, Mount Hope (Foosland), Mount Olive, Naylor, Old Bliss, Old Heater, Old Homer, Patterson, Patton, Phillippe, Rice, Rock, Stanton Friends, Stearns, St. Elizabeth, St. John (Royal), St. Johns (Broadlands), St. Lawrence, Wells, and Yearsley Cemetery.

EDGAR COUNTY ILLINOIS: Allen, Bacon, Boyer, Boyer Family, Bright, Catfish Point, Cherry Point, Cholera, Cornwell, Cronick, Franklin, Friends Chapel, Gaines, Hoult, Littlefield, Mckee, Newton, Oak Grove, Ogden, O'Hair, Payne, Poulter, Ross, Scott (Edgar-twp.), Scott (Embarrase-twp.), Section 16, Tate, Waite, Wilholt, Woodland, Young America, and Zimmerly Cemetery.

IROQUOIS COUNTY ILLINOIS: Amity, Apostolic, Ashkum, Beaver, Belmont, Body, Chamberlain, Cissna Park, Clifton / St. peter, Crescent City Lutheran, Del Rey, Flesher, Foral Hill, Gaffield, G.A.R., Gilman, Glenwood Pitchin, Greentown, Immanual Lutheran, Iroquois Memorial Park, John H Grant, Johnson Family, Keen, Liberty, Lisk, Longshore, Lyman, Maple Grove, Milks Grove, Morris Chapel, Mt. Olive, Oak Hill, Old Burg, Old Milford, Old Texas, Papineau, Pierce, Pine Ridge, Pineview Evergreen, Prairie Dell, Ridgeland Township, Roberts, St. Johns Ash Grove, Schroeder Gierke Plot, Schwer, Sheldon, St. Johns Lutheran, St. Joseph, St. Mary, Sugar Creek, Tegge, Trinity Lutheran, Vennum, Wenger Green Ridge, Wilson, and Woodland Cemetery.

DOUGLAS COUNTY ILLINOIS: Jordan, Old Negro, and Taylor Cemetery


VERMILLION COUNTY INDIANA: Bales, Bono, Burson, Carmack, Chenoweth, Dalton, Ernie Pyle Memorial, Eugene, Hall, Harrison, Helts Prairie, Hicks, Highfill, Highland, Hollingsworth, Hopewell, Howards Chapel, Johnson, Juliet, Memorial Chapel, Miller, Mound, New Hopewell, Old Baptist, Old Newport, Pisgah, Ricketts, Shirley, Smith, Spangler, Switzer, Thomas, Towbridge, Walnut Hill, and Wimsett Cemetery.

WARREN COUNTY INDIANA: Adams, Baltimore, Bethel, Brier, Carbondale, Clawson, County Home, Cunningham, Fetterling Bartlett, Foster, Goodwine, Gopher Hill, Gray, Harman, Highland, Hillside, Hooker, Independence, James, Jones, Jordan, Locust Grove, Lyons, McCabe, McConnell, Mound, Owens, Pond Grove, Quaker, Rainsville, Redwood, Robb, Rodgers, Shankland Hill, Sisson, Tomlinson, Upper Mound, Van Reed, West Lebanon, West Pine Chapel, and Woods Cemetery.

I try to fulfill photo's as I see them on Find A Grave, but I only get notices for cemeteries close to me - so I try to do searched from now and then to see what I can fulfill.

* all photo's taken by me are copyrighted (even if there is not a on the photo) Just because it is on the internet, or I fulfill a photo request DOES NOT change that the picture is still copyrighted to me.

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Chris Walker
Shankland Hill Cemetery

I noticed you took some pictures at Shankland Hill Cemetery in Warren County, Indiana. I'd like to get a picture of the stone for Emory Lawson Shankland. It looks like the cemetery sits back off the road aways. Is it on private property? Did you have to get permission to visit the cemetery? Is there any kind of lane back to the cemetery from the main road? Thanks!

Chris Walker
Whitestown, IN
Added by Chris Walker on Sep 23, 2015 6:55 PM
Mary Christiansen
Brierly Cemetery gravemarker
I am looking for the gravemarker for Margaret B. Howard. She is the daughter of Joseph F. and Sarah Jane (Martin) Howard. According to the 1850 U.S. Census of Vermilion County, Ill., she was born about 1844 and died shortly before the 1860 U.S. Census. Relatives say she was about 16 years of age when she died.
You have photographed the Brierly Cemetery gravemarkers. Could she be buried there near her mother who died in 1846? Any help you could give me would be appreciated.
Mary Christiansen
Added by Mary Christiansen on Jun 18, 2015 9:50 AM
Betsy Conerly
Elizabeth Griffith tombstone
Thank you for crediting me with the photo and getting it on the Find A Grave site before I did. If I had known it was my 3rd great grandmother's stone I would have dug it out to get a better picture but I did not realizes it until I compared it to the DAR list after I got home and Wallah, the age and dates matched so it had to be her. A truly lucky find and coincidence that I got such a good photo since most of the stones were illegible. I am sorry to hear it is no longer even visible. Are you a Clark relative, perhaps?
Added by Betsy Conerly on Apr 11, 2015 2:22 PM
Gary Jasper
Hi Coan, Thank you for the transfers of my GGrandfather's brother Ingram Dawes and his wife. I know that you didn't have to do it. I Just found out this morning you also Have their sister Martha H. Dawes Loving and her Husband William Loving. Once again I'm going to ask for their transfers but I do understand if you don't want to. I'm very Grateful for the 2 you sent me.
Added by Gary Jasper on Mar 05, 2015 8:41 AM
peggy bares
john francis bonnett
I am told that there is a cross in Sheldon,Illinois cemetery, near the mausoleum, bearing his name. Is there a photo existing of this??? I know that he is buried there. His daughter, Louisa Sharp is also buried there. I have seen photos of this. Any help would be so appreciated. He would be a great,great grandfather to me. Sincerely, Peggy Bares
Added by peggy bares on Mar 03, 2015 9:02 PM
John A. Swindell
Find A Grave Memorial# 41623745

Thanks for fulfilling this photo request at Danville National Cemetery.
Added by SLGMSD on Mar 02, 2015 12:36 PM
re: FETTERLING Cemetary, Indiana
according to Family Search, I should have a relative or two in the CHENOWETH /FETTERLING
Cemetary, Warren county, Indiana

after seeing you photo of the cemetary on your site, I can understand how it could be difficult to tell, however I thought I would ask anyway......I am looking for:
w/o Winfield Scott Brier


Could you please check to see if you have anything on them in your records

thank you
Janet (Simmerman) Barnaby
Added by JANET (Simmerman) BARNABY on Feb 07, 2015 12:09 PM
Daniel Fairchild
Thank you for graciously sharing the headstone photos and for clearly stating how you would like credit for them. You obviously understand the importance of genealogical sharing. A role model to us all.

Added by Kartomb on Jan 24, 2015 2:06 PM
J R Hinton
Charles Harman # 72273559
Would you please add this marker photo to his parents that are linked on his page? Thank you Sir
Added by J R Hinton on Jan 13, 2015 11:56 AM
Karen Wiedemann
Roy Eller
Thank you so much for taking the time to take this picture!

Added by Karen Wiedemann on Jan 11, 2015 11:58 PM
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