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I first learned about findagrave as a joke when I was working at Vital Records. It seemed funny and it was such a long time before I actually checked it out. Since I did, I have absolutely loved it. I think that it is a wonderful addition to anyone who is seriously researching their own family.|
I love to see families linked to one another. I have been responsible for seeing to it that many of my linear family members have been connected to other family members. One line can go back five generations just by following the links. It is exciting and I like to introduce others to this site.
In the family history that I am compiling, I have made sure that I identify family member's Memorial numbers as I think that this is important.
I am especially interested in the Lemon family who came from NJ to Northumberland County, PA. In the next generation, the family did not move, but Columbia County was broken off from Northumberland and it became their family home county. Many of them moved west, and the family from whom I descend is the John Kline Lemon family of Mercer County, IL. The family is pretty much no longer represented in Mercer County, except for burials in many Mercer County cemeteries. A cousin William also came to Illinois and his descendants are found buried in the Sugar Grove Cemetery in Mercer County. We have not kept in touch with these Lemons at the third or fourth generation level. They know little about their Columbia County, PA roots and we know nothing about them.
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|Susan Schultz||Lucritia Rathbun|
Do you know if there is a grave for a Lucretia Rathbun any where in the Cemetery. She was born about 1822 in New York, first married Henry Soper of Canada and then Married Thomas Rathbun in Canada, then came back to Ottawa Illinois in 1860, she is listed as age 87 in the 1910 census.
Ella Wilson is her daughter by Thomas.
|E. M.||RE: Harry James Downey|
Hi Cheryl. Sorry, I do not have any more photos from Oak Ridge Cemetery that I have not already uploaded. Your best bet would be to put in a photo request for him. -E.M.
Added by E. M. on Apr 06, 2015 6:09 PM
|CC-Genealogy||Charlotte Williams wife of Daniel Williams|
I'm looking for a particular person of the Williams family who supposedly died in Mercer Co, Illinois in 1849. While reviewing possible burials of relatives, I came across your memorial for Charlotte Swartout Williams, wife of Daniel M. Williams buried Owego, Tioga, NY. By Dainiel's Bio, I see that he is somehow related to the Williams family from Orange, N.J. This interests me since the Williams burial I am looking for is also descended from Matthew Williams Jr of the "Mountain Society" of Orange, Essex, New Jersey. The family I am tracing is descended from Jonas Williams SR born about 1751. My direct line comes from Robert Williams who married Elizabeth Wright. It is Elizabeth's father's that was located at what is now called Nichols, Tioga, NY. Robert and Elizabeth inherited a portion of this farm, and then sectioned it off into city blocks, and sold it. One lot was to Gamiliel Barstow who later became a US Senator from New York. Robert named a child Gamaliel Barstow Williams in his honor. BOTH Robert and Gamaliel are buried across the Mississippi river from New Boston (where Charlotte is buried), in two separate cemeteries, in Louisa County Iowa (Bretz Cemtery, and Columbus City Cemetery). So, I hope that you can tell me a little more about Daniel Williams buried at Owego? Who were his parents, etc?
Thank you for whatever you can share.
|TomW||RE: Headstone very much appreciated.|
Thank you so very much for those kind words, I appreciate it very much. It's nice when someone recognizes volunteers, no matter what type of volunteer work they do. Without them, much would not get done, and much of history would disappear from neglect.
Whenever I see headstones, especially made from the Slate Material which can and does peel off in layers, therefore making them unreadable, I will photograph all that I can, just in case the elements to their nasty deed of destroying them. We have a great many of such headstones in New York.
If you have anyone you are researching in my area, I would be more than happy to help out. In case you do, here is the URL for the Tompkins County Website of cemeteries listed by City, Town, Village, etc. I find it extremely valuable. It gives me a clue that there was, or still is a headstone for those who are buried there.
Added by TomW on Mar 19, 2015 7:35 AM
|RS Green-Starnes||RE: Cornelius Kirby|
I'm sorry Cheryl, but I can't find either name in my tree(s)
|prophecylives||RE: Transfer of Mrs. Reed's Memorial site.|
Do you mind transferring my grandmother's memorial to me for management?
Thanks in advance :) My contributor # is 48569477
|RS Green-Starnes||RE: Everett Kirby|
His name is Elbert and I have linked them together.
|bonnie carroll||Roger Cahill|
Thank you for bringing it to my attention. I have removed my Roger Cahill but added my grave photo to the existing entry.
|RS Green-Starnes||RE: Everett Kirby|
I inherited that memorial so I don't know. I have never been to that cemetery, Annie202 actually took the photos.
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