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Joy Hardin (#46917335)
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I love genealogy and old cemeteries! A few short years ago, I found my grandmother's little bro and sister's graves in MN. where we moved to search family history. They were 8 and 9 yrs. of age & are lying side by side and died of cholera approx. 1888-1889. I was so excited to find these graves. Since my father's cousin was the "caretaker" of these graves for many yrs.,& has since passed away, my husband and I have done so with pleasure. I also "looked" for my gr. gr. grandmother's grave three times in Iowa, but no success.....historical soc. sent me a pic. I was thrilled, but have not personally seen the grave yet. When studying the pic., I discovered her young son was buried beside her, providing the answer to our "wondering" whatever happened to him!
Yes, cemeteries are "for the living", but it gives me great satisfaction that graves are being cared for and respected. It is great that people are taking such interest now in preserving this heritage. When I stand at a grave of an older ancestor, I wonder what kind of life they led, the hardships they must have endured, the large families they must have raised and yet they somehow survived. When I finally find the obit, that is always interesting and helpful!
We have raised four children, they are thru college and married now and I have more time now to devote toward traveling and "searching for another old cemetery"!
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Penny Lee
You say you love genealogy and old cemeteries, but I would hate to be dependent on your information. Names spelled wrong, cemeteries wrong and duplications are not good genealogy. Please delete all your duplications in the Libby cemetery so others don't get wrong information. Thanks Penny
Added by Penny Lee on Dec 23, 2015 11:35 AM
Dolores J. Rush
I sent you an email.
Added by Dolores J. Rush on May 13, 2015 5:41 PM
Dolores J. Rush
I meant that the Fletchers and the White emigrated from Montgomery County, KY in 1829.
Added by Dolores J. Rush on Apr 24, 2015 2:09 PM
Dolores J. Rush
Nancy French Vandeever
Hi! I'm researching my 3rd great-grandfather, Elder Martin White, who supposedly preached in the South Fork (Sharpsburg), IL church around the same time as Aaron Vandeever. Aaron & Nancy's son, Horatio was also a schoolteacher on the Fletcher farm (my 4th great-grandparents) which was close to Martin's farm. They emigrated from Montgomery County, KY together in 1829. The Fletcher family attended the Lulbegrud Primitive Baptist church in Kentucky where a French family also attended. I was curious to know if your Nancy could be related to this family of French's?
Added by Dolores J. Rush on Apr 24, 2015 1:55 PM
Susan Schultz
Elizabeth Hadin
Was Elizabeth ever married to a William Black? before she married Henry?

Thank You
Added by Susan Schultz on Jan 22, 2015 1:44 PM
Mr. Jean Coston
Lorene Hardin
Same 3 mounts later.
Added by Mr. Jean Coston on Dec 02, 2014 7:47 AM
Mr. Jean Coston
Lorene Hardin
Dear Joy
To tell you the truth, there is NO
West Seattle Cemetery.
But there is Forest Lawn Cemetery in
West Seattle.
Please move Lorene move to the Forest
Lawn Cemetery.
Thank you,
Added by Mr. Jean Coston on Sep 01, 2014 9:27 PM
Mr. Jean Coston
Lorene Harden
Dear Joy
There being only one cemetery in West Seattle,
please move your relitive to Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Thank you,
Added by Mr. Jean Coston on Aug 04, 2014 4:58 PM
Mr. Jean Coston
Lorene Hardin
Dear Joy
Please move Lorene to Forest Lawn as it is
the only West Seattle cemetery.
Thank you,
Added by Mr. Jean Coston on Jun 30, 2014 9:34 AM
Winegar, Philip H. and Mary Love
Dear Joy, Thank you for uploading the pages on for my husband, Bob's GGGrandparents.
I am wondering..If you are not a relative of Philip H. Winegar, and his 2nd. wife, Mary Love Spears Winegar, would you consider transferring management of their Find A pages to us?
They are buried in Westgate, Fayette Co., Iowa. Philip H. Winegar's # is 53703352. Mary Love Winegar's # is 53703938.
Our FindAGrave # is 47301846.
We appreciate all the work you do to create pages on so that folks like us can find our ancestors. Bob and I have done some summertime photographing for requests, and found that most satisfying, too.
Thanks, Joy. Let me know? Ann and Bob Winegar
Added by ANN & BOB WINEGAR on Jun 28, 2013 5:42 PM
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