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I am willing to transfer any memorials which are not my ancestors or relatives and will try to help anyone with information or research. I think it is important to identify persons, when possible, so we can know who they are and who their families are, for historical and personal reasons.|
Sixty five years ago I started looking for lost graves as Grandma sent me, at age 8, to find "the indention by the pine tree, near great great grandpa's headstone" so she could place flowers where a baby was buried in 1869 with no "marker". From her, I learned to look for that tiny "frosted" spot when the night before had been chilly (the ground is still warmer at a burial site which has no vault, even after 100's of years!)
I first knew grief when Grandma died, 58 years ago. To honor her, I began genealogy research from her precious family records. Fifty four years ago the death of my young first husband, at the hands of robbers, nearly caused the loss of my first unborn child. Years later, a miscarriage took another son and now, for the past 29 years, we have also grieved for our youngest son, lost to a freak accident.
Writing personal histories has been a passion for nearly 40 years, since I found my relationship to Mormon Battalion soldiers and an early U.S. President.
Being an unpaid cemetery sexton for the past 23 years has required mapping and recording (handwritten) of over 3,000 birth & death locations and overseeing burials and settings of gravestones for some 750 persons. During this time, the birth and death records from 1854 at one cemetery and from 1869 to date, at another, were located and recorded; exact grave locations had never been written down for 155 years! I'm still hand drawing family lot maps for the latter cemetery for all owners.
For about 30 years, I have composed poetry and short stories about loved ones' passing, both for my own and others.
So, am I a "graver" ?, a "griever", a "genealogist", a "historian", a "sexton", a "poet" or just kind of "nutty"?? (We ALL could have, instead of this, been lounging on "sum beach sum where", ya know!)
Anyway, I feel sad when an unkind remark is posted, or it is stated that Find a Grave was designed for one purpose and that "newcomers", who want to use it for genealogy, or some other reason than it was originally intended, should go elsewhere. I hope it is intended to help us all find burial locations, which should include photos, dates, and family links, if possible for proper identification.
Short bios also help identify specific individuals and search data sources can help us verify the positive location. That is why I believe that a gravestone, with poor or misinterpreted information, should be supplemented with the best historical facts available, if possible. After all, it is Find a Grave, not "Find a Stone". Sometimes, nothing else is available, but that is a sad case; unknown, with unknown dates does not tell us much, especially when there is no stone or it is illegible.
I hope to help & will gladly transfer, edit, delete or correct anything I contribute; I'm slow, but I'm OLD, please have patience!
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|Linda Korenek||RE: Thank you|
Also, Judge Stevenson practiced in Arkansas for certain, but I believe in Texas too. Not certain yet. He is my gggf on my maternal side.
|Renee||Robinson in Las Vegas|
We are trying to find out what happened to Jean Miller Robinson. Willis passed away last year.
According to Willis obituary Jean passed away at age 39. Bill Percin worked for the Robinsons when they had a tv repair shop on 5th street.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you know what the cause of death was.
Bill was impressed what a kind lady she was.
Added by Renee on Mar 08, 2014 3:18 PM
|Wanda Hill||RE: David Abraham King|
I have linked David King to his parents. Thanks.
|Jan Franco||RE: 10765579|
The snow has not melted yet, but I will take more photos when it does and has dried out a bit. There is no paving in East Cem.
|Kayla Wilson||Wilson family history|
Hi my name is Kayla wilson I am Stephanie Wilson Parker's daughter do you know anything about the Wilson family I am looking them and wanted some more info. I am also the great great great granddaughter of William Winchester Wilson. Any info on the Wilson family will help. My email is email@example.com thanks again.
Sincerely, Kayla Wilson
|Clint Dunn||Malinda Wells|
Thank You for all the wonderful work you do for Find A Grave. I have linked the twin girls to thier parents and also linked Susan to her First husband, the father of the twins. If you have a family tie to them I would be glad to transfer their memorials to your care.
Again THANK YOU
|Chesnut/Behunin Descendant||RE: A - Ha!|
So your Great Great Grandmother had to have known My Great Great Great Grandmother. They had to know each other in the same Ten wagons and assisted each other on that trek. WOW WOW.
We are kindred spirit 4sure.
|Jeanne Linn||RE: Chatterly-Kay|
Thanks so much! Yes, my Kay family came over from England with Mormon missionaries and most of them ended up in Arizona. Taylor, ShowLow etc. Not sure if any of them ended up in Utah, I will have to check on the stories I have. Kaysville, UT was named after a relative but not in my direct line.
Thank you for all the information! I sent you an email reply but I wanted to let you know that I just love your photo with the headstones! I went through all the names you manage and only half a dozen are my ancestors. Chatterleys from England (and most buried there) and John Rushton Kay and Sarah Chatterley Kay. If they aren't your people, I would love to take care of them! :) Jeanne
Hello, I think from seeing your name on a lot of my ancestor's memorials that we are probably distant relatives. My maiden name is Kay of the Showlow, AZ Joseph Kay family. I loved what you said about writing the family stories. That is what I am trying to do as well. I have been working with various folks to put the missing links on here. There is still a generation missing and I am having a hard time finding information regarding them.
Ross Ransom Rogers, Jr. and Lillie Jane Wilson are missing on here. Are you related too? I am going to do some more searching on Ancestry.com as I haven't found much on FamilySearch.
By the way, do you have any suggestions about how to find what cemetery people are buried in? I have a couple of relatives in Seattle area, but I don't know where they are buried. Thanks for any help you can give me. Jeanne
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