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Harvey Bell (#47163055)
 member for 4 years, 11 months, 27 days
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Bio Photo Born 1943 - Indianapolis, IN.
Raised - Vincennes, IN.
USAF 1961-1965 SAC GAFB, Rome NY
NYSP 1968-1989 Sergeant - NY State Thruway
AGWAY until 2005 - Dewitt NY - Telecom Analyst

Married, three grown children

We operate a horse farm near Auburn, NY

Volunteer Amateur Archaeologist at Cahokia, IL and have been doing family research for thirty years.

If you are related to someone I have entered I will gladly allow you to edit it or transfer it to you. If we are both related to the person, I would be interested in exchanging information so we can make the memorial as reflective of the person as possible.

If I have taken a photo, I may be able to send you a higher resolution photo than allowed on FindAGrave.

I have developed an interest in out of the way cemeteries and old, hard to read monuments. I find many are children and their gravestones may be the only information that exists regarding their short lives. I also take photos of stones that no longer contain information or perhaps never did. Someone thought enough of the people interred to mark their graves though circumstance prevented them from including any information on them or neglect or inferior materials prevented information from lasting.

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Mari Mills
RE: Due
Sincerely appreciated your note and regret my oversite in responding earlier. No relationship to me or to my "knowledge". ;) A former hs classmate had passed away and "Due" is of his wife's family. I will share your note with her and, I'm sure, she will appreciate it. Warmest regards, Mari Mills :)
Added by Mari Mills on Jul 28, 2014 5:59 AM
Jill Sumbler
A MISSING GILMAN
Dear Harvey,

I see that you have entered some information on this site relating to a Gilman that died in 1836 who is buried in one of the cemeteries in Marcellus, New York State. I am looking for a Gilman (first name is supposedly Leonard, but I'm not convinced) that married an Olive Whiting (born Marcellus abt. 1824) sometime between 1840 and 1844. I am guessing that he was around Olive's age and died young, as she married again in 1848. They had a child, Charles C., born November 1844 who is my husband's great-grandfather.

Would there be any chance of you searching for this missing Gilman in that area? Sorry to ask, but I live in Cornwall, England, so am a bit stuck!

Any help you can give would be much appreciated. Many advanced thanks.

Jill Sumbler
Added by Jill Sumbler on Jul 19, 2014 2:22 PM
Cathy Alton
RE: Lownsbury Photo - Pine Ridge
Thanks so much...the pictures are beautiful! After seeing the area around the stone, it makes me wonder if there was a mistake made in the records. That there was possibly never stones for the other 3. It looks too clean in the area for sunken or broken stones. I'm sure also that they're all together. Do you know what year that was surveyed?

I would love to see your camera set up! Sounds like you have some cool stuff. I may possibly get down that way in the fall at some point. I'll sent you a message if I can make it. Thanks!
Added by Cathy Alton on Jul 15, 2014 5:51 PM
Judy Campbell
Old Thompson Farm Cemetery
My great-great-great grandfather, Joseph Thompson and his wife are buried here.

It is a great effort on your part to investigate these obscure locals.

My sister and her hubby were in the area for an antique festival last weekend and went on a search to find the monuments. After many attempts, they found an older fellow selling veggies at a roadside stand that had lived there all his life. He was able to provide them with directions. After parking in a cornfield and walking into the woods, they were able to locate the spot and took some more photos.

I assume that at one point, the Thompson family had owned the land in this area.

If you have additional information, would love to hear from you. Thanks.
Added by Judy Campbell on Jul 13, 2014 7:53 PM
Cathy Alton
RE: Lownsbury Photo - Pine Ridge
Hi Harvey,

Thanks so much for trying to get my photos! I would love a copy of the one that you took...thanks!
Cathyalton@outlook.com

I also saw on the cemetery website that they all had stones. I went there a while back looking for them with no luck. Did find CF but I didn't have my camera that day.

I loved the videos that you sent. I'll definitely have to look into that! What a difference!

Again thanks!
Added by Cathy Alton on Jul 13, 2014 6:28 PM
The Gravester
RE: Cynthia Wood
Thank you so much for taking the time to check this for me, I appreciate your generosity, and no I don't need the photo, thanks.
Added by The Gravester on Jul 13, 2014 3:18 PM
The Gravester
RE: Cynthia Wood - age 16?
Thank you so much!
Added by The Gravester on Jul 12, 2014 9:31 AM
The Gravester
Cynthia Wood
You have added a photograph on the memorial of Cynthia Wood, #44476321 . Could you possibly transcribe the tombstone information for me? A Cynthia Winters Wood is a 5th great grandmother of mine, however the stone seems to read age 16 or something....HELP PLEASE! An Ancestry member has this photograph as documentation for her...I'm doubtful....Many thanks!
Added by The Gravester on Jul 11, 2014 6:54 PM
Tammy M.
William Nelson Dempsey
Thank you for creating the memorial for William Nelson Dempsey he is a very distant great great great cousin.
Added by Tammy M. on Jun 30, 2014 9:37 AM
C Vokoun
RE: Re - John Morrow
Thank you so much for taking the time to look for John's stone and for recording the rest of the monuments there. Your work will be appreciated by many families for years to come. It is sad to hear that this cemetery had been neglected but so many have been unfortunately. Thanks for the transfer of his memorial as well, he is my 5th Great Grandfather.
Christene
Added by C Vokoun on Jun 26, 2014 5:26 AM
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