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Zella (#46524425)
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Bio Photo I stumbled across this site over ten years ago, made a few entries, and wandered off. I returned after three years and realized it was a wonderful opportunity to do something meaningful, for both the dead and the living.

I am currently working on recording cemeteries in my home area, as well as those in Blair Co, Pa., my area of interest. My particular passion is recording stones that are 'trying hard to soon become unreadable'.

I am always thrilled when I can take an almost unreadable or broken tombstone, and, with a little research, successfully identify the person. Some have taken me years, but the harder the chase, the more satisfying the victory, especially knowing that someone out there may be searching for that elusive ancestor or relative...

I try to put as much application into stranger's graves as I would those of my own family, as I consider this a labor of love.

If anyone is helped by my efforts and wants to say thank-you, considering leaving a flower for my sponsored memorials. All tokens are appreciated.

I am a "no-dispositions-unknown" contributor.


Please note - I try to act on SACs within 72 hours. If I do not respond within a week, feel free to resend; I may have missed it. I will not make links, however, to burial unknowns.

In the past I have been very liberal with transfers, including many out-of-guidelines transfers. I loved turning memorials over to family.

Sadly however, having been 'burned' a number of times recently, I am rethinking that policy. Most of the memorials I have happily transferred over have had not one iota of additional information added by the transferee, aside from links, often times to 'burial unknowns.' When things ARE added, they are frequently cut and paste entries from Ancestry or FamilySearch indices, making the memorial unattractive and about about as personable as a baseball score card. Often too, the transferees get bored and wander away from the site, abandoning their memorials and when I find new info to add they never reply.

If you request an out-of-guidelines transfer, I will review your current memorials to see if you are good stewards of them, and base my decision on that. I am very happy to add additional information to 'flesh-out' existing memorials, and if you work with me on that I may later reconsider a transfer that I did not initially grant.

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Ralph Hammond-Green
RE: Infirmary Cemetery - Akron
She was living with her brother-in-law and sister in Hinckley in 1870. (Zacharias & Susannah Marquitt) Another brother-in-law and sister lived in Brunswick. They all died a few years before or after her. All her other relatives were in Michigan. As far as I can determine, she is not buried in Hinckley Ridge with the others in of her family.
Added by Ralph Hammond-Green on Jul 22, 2014 5:17 PM
Ralph Hammond-Green
RE: Infirmary Cemetery - Akron
Betsey Seaton. She is listed on two different records. She was born in Vermont ~1801 and died 25 Oct 1875. She never married.
Added by Ralph Hammond-Green on Jul 22, 2014 4:23 PM
Ralph Hammond-Green
Infirmary Cemetery - Akron
Do you know where one could find records of older burials? I have a great aunt who died at the County Infirmary in 1875. Haven't found a burial for her in any of the cemeteries used by others in her family.
Added by Ralph Hammond-Green on Jul 22, 2014 9:31 AM
Abigail Wallace Bangs
Thanks for your help.
Added by Cat5dude on Jul 22, 2014 7:07 AM
RE: Fanny Palmer
I've changed Sarah's burial to "Unknown" at this time.
Added by Linda on Jul 21, 2014 3:18 PM
Abigail Wallace Bangs
I added her to Glendale Cemetery. Thanks for pointing that out. I don't know how that happened.
Added by Cat5dude on Jul 21, 2014 5:19 AM
William DeCoursey
RE: Mary Decouvy Ley
I'm sorry, but, from what you say, I must have been mistaken mixing up a certain Mary DeCoursey with your Mary DeCouvy. They were contemporaty in the Akron area. My 3rd great grandfather, Isaac DeCoursey (1793-1884) and his brother, Jonathan DeCoursey settled in neighboring Wayne and Medina Co. before 1815. Isaac DeCoursey was founder of the town of Rittman, Ohio. Jonathan DeCoursey was frequently mentioned in the Akron Press in the 1820s. Isaac DeCoursey moved to Wisconsin about 1836 and Jonathan later left for Indian and Michigan, but left some DeCoursey and Corsaw descendants in Ohio. Jonathan had a granddaughter, Mary DeCoursey, of about the same age as your Mary DeCouvy. Spelling differences on records are quite common, hence the confustion. I'm usually very careful; but in my effort to sort out the DeCoursey descendants, I no doubt made and error in this case. I apologize. I'm 83 years old, and I transcribed the information from from notes that I made after researching the records in Ohio back BC (before computers). I was not aware of the DeCourvys of Akron. Thank you for calling my attention to it. W. L. DeCoursey.
Added by William DeCoursey on Jul 19, 2014 9:49 PM
M L Sample
May I have permission to post some of your photos into my family files?
Thank you,
ML Sample
Added by M L Sample on Jul 19, 2014 5:55 PM
Allan Miller
From Allan Miller
You don't get this often enough, But thank you from the bottom of my heart. You have helped me reconnect with parts of my family's past that I would've never kwown. God Bless and keep up the great work

Allan Miller
Added by Allan Miller on Jul 19, 2014 11:16 AM
Rick Foster
RE: Sidney
Thanks for transforming Sidney Fosters memorial to me and for all the trouble recreating it. You have done a great job on all the memorials you created. I am just getting started with FOG and hope to be with FOG for years to come. I still have many more family members to create whom are not listed but are known to be buried in the Georgia cemetery's. But I will let you know which ones I need.
Added by Rick Foster on Jul 16, 2014 7:12 AM
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