There have been many people that have helped me by placing grave stone photos on here that has helped me with the work on my family tree, so I felt I needed to also do what I can to help others that are in the same boat I am. Far from home and no way to look it up other than someone taking a photo for them and posting it! The closest to me is Osteen Cemetery & Osteem Memorial Gardens but there are a few others I pass from time to time so a few requests may take longer to get to then others. As I get them I will post the new ones!
On March 18, 2011 at Osteen Memorial Gardens I photographed every plot I found and they are listed with images however there were about 12 that were nothing but a concrete slab and the marker was blank or not there at all. A few are not very readable as well. If I ever find out which is which I will add those images to the names. There is a couple very large Above ground concrete tombs that I could not find names on or markers to know if it is a place where one person in each were burried or several that ashes were put in so I did not list those. If anyone knows let me know and I will add them to the list.
On March 6, 2011 at Osteen Cemetery I photographed every reamining headstone I ran out of daylight to photograph on December 31. 2010. Many markers were falling appart or just a small piece remaining. If I can find an original (or copy of) the plot list I will get the other images taken and named for the ones that I can not read.
On April 27, 2013 I photographed the "Saints" section of what is listed as "Saints & Sinners Cemetery" in Oak Hill, FL. It turns out that these are in fact TWO separate locations and I only went to the one area. I will at some time try to go back and get the other.
On July 6, 2013 I photographed every stone in Lake Helen Cemetery. It will take a while to get them up because it appears that I have about 800 Images and there are only about 600 in the cemetery so I have a lot to add. Few are unreadable compared to some of the others I have photographed.
Any of the images I took you can ask me and I will send you the large image so you can use it on a family tree or e-mail it to a relative.
RE: Chastains Thanks for your message. Yes, Frances Marion Chastain was my great-grandfather. My father was Lester Chastain, the son of James John (some places he's listed as John James)Chastain, who was the oldest child of Frances Marion and Sarah. I pass through the Springfield, MO area at least a couple of times a year. Last fall I visited the Jones-Chastain Cemetery and the Hopedale Cemetery. It's great to hear from you!
Dorotha Holmes Hi Kevin, I have not problem in transferring Dorotha Holmes Find A Grave Memorial# 127973923 to you. You now have it, Thanks for being a volunteer for Find A Grave, looks like your really work at this. I'm a volunteer to help people, like yourself.
Parris Hi, Yes, I have seen this memorial. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=52564550 I think it is our Christian Parris Jones. Although the creator of the memorial can't prove she is the daughter of George.......she is convinced. I tried to get her to study the locations of these people and see if she thought Samuel didn't fit better. No progress was made. Lela
RE: Photos The reason I asked is, I found another gravestone, not far from the site where Thomas A Morgan is buried. Check out: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=123334254 memorial # 123334254 I did some research to find Haskett and put in what I found. If it isn't correct, or you have more to add, please let me know. It must have been hard for southerners to serve for the Union, then return home like that. In researching, I also found a Haskett (no first name) who was hanged by the Confederate army for defecting to the Union army. Do you prefer to use the public message or email?
RE: Photos Hi MK, You're welcome. The other 6 are there too. It is so overgrown & thick, it will take me time to get to each one to take a photo. The headstone for Thomas & Maranda had fallen off its base and lays flat on the ground, but not covered with dirt & leaves now. And not cracked at all. By the way, since you are related to the Morgans and possibly the others, are you also related to any Hasketts? Nearby gravesites.
Erasmus Johnson My husband is the fifth grandson of Erasmus down the line from Charles William. We have been looking for other descendants of Erasmus for years and had about given up. Which line do you descend from? Looking forward to conversing with you.
Thanks for letting me know about the name on that stone. I was up there a few months ago doing pictures for Billion Graves, but I only got the older stones, not the newer ones. It really is a bigger cemetery than I expected.