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Matthew Patterson (#47276022)
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Bio Photo I gladly make additions/corrections to memorials so please click "edit" on the memorial and submit your information.

My photos are yours to use for personal ancestry purposes.
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Cynthia Rush
old Greencastle
Hi again Matthew-
I'm still hoping to get access to some digital information about old Greencastle. Do you have any idea who it was that provided you with the digital info you got when you got it? The people I spoke with were very nice but not very helpful. I copied my own 100-page version of the grave listing, giving myself a "crick" in the neck from twisting to set down each page after copying it. And I had asked, by phone, for a digital copy.

I stopped by there this past Saturday, and encountered a very nice elderly African American couple who were searching for the grave of an ancestor, a grave the man had seen last summer. I used my phone, went to Find A Grave, located the information -- but it gave only plot numbers instead of rows and sections, so the information was useless to him. They searched the entire graveyard together with my help and never did find the tombstone he thinks was shown to him last year. Having a listing would be one step closer to being able to map out the entire cemetery. Any help you could give would be great!

- Cynthia
Added by Cynthia Rush on Mar 16, 2015 8:22 PM
Cynthia Rush
RE: Old Greencastle
Hi Matthew - If you got someone at WSU to email something to you, you spoke with a smarter or more helpful person than I did!

Would you still have the list(s) you used to upload your information? Was it a database? Did you enter things one at a time, or did Find A Grave somehow manipulate the database and integrate it into their listings?

Since the list I have does not include many of the graves you itemized, I will be going out into the field somewhat blind. I keep trying to figure out if there is an easy way for me to mark my sheet so I know, in advance, that this grave or that grave has already been photographed. What's worse is, I won't be able to find many of the graves that have photo requests for them, because the maps I got from WSU don't show those plot numbers you used on certain memorials -- my maps only show Section and Row notations.

If you have anything you can email to me, that would be great.

- Cynthia Rush
Added by Cynthia Rush on Mar 10, 2015 5:17 PM
Sheila Walling # 86200143
I cannot thank you enough.

Debbie #46911311
Added by Debbie on Mar 05, 2015 9:33 AM
Patricia Zinkiewicz Rike
tranfer management
Please transfer management of William Harry Rike, #62432654, to me, #47975646.
If you manage any other Rike at Old/New Green Castle, I would like to manage them as well.

Added by Patricia Zinkiewicz Rike on Feb 25, 2015 6:21 PM
M Clarey
Matilda Linn Bobo
I noticed as I searched Find-A-Grave, you have done a lot of work on the Linn Family. I'm hoping you might help.

My 3rd GGfather, John Bobo was married in Miami Co, OH to a Matilda Jane Linn, 12 Aug 1848. By May of 1849 Matilda (b. 1827?) was thought to have died. A year later John remarried in Montgomery Co, OH.

There seem to be numerous Linn's in the area, but I can't find her family or grave. Have you come across this name or have a lead to her family?

Thanks for your thoughts. They say it doesn't hurt to ask.

Added by M Clarey on Feb 04, 2015 4:54 PM
colleen f
Emerson Hester
Hi just wonder what the name on the tumb stone next to Emerson Hester was? I see one side is Cammie but can't read who other person is. I'd appreciate that info. Thanks Colleen
Added by colleen f on Nov 24, 2014 12:31 PM
Old Greencastle
Thank you for the the updates, they are appreciated!
Added by Honor on Nov 16, 2014 11:42 PM
Louisa Claar
Thank you so very much for the transfer of my great-great grandmother. I truly appreciate it!
Added by Swangirl on Oct 12, 2014 9:22 PM
Delete grave, please
The memorial you show for Thomas Widney (#81677125) is actually Thomas Widmeyer (#67701924). That military stone is hard to read and I will recommend it for replacement.

Added by Telephoneman54 on Jun 23, 2014 4:12 PM
RE: Mary Johnston Widney grave photo
okay Matthew, thanks for that; I was thinking that the Find-a-grave photo was a compressed file, and that the photo you took might be blown-up for more clarity. Dan Carrier, Dallas
Added by dantcarrier on Jun 16, 2014 1:21 PM
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