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|April Adeline Engler||Hughes Cemetery|
I have tracked down the Hughes Cemetery but this is not the time of year to venture into a thicket covered in periwinkle. Word has it that the last time the cemetery was inventoried, there were no head stones. However, if I wait until the fall, I can take a soil probe and may be able to find them, as they may have just fallen and been covered by undergrowth.
|Lisa Heyduck Watson||RE: Filled Request|
It is sad these days how people can do that to animals. I can image how you felt. You are very welcome and it was my pleasure. I wasnt sure where it was exactly but I had just mapped it when my oldest daughter wanted me to take her for group pics at a creek by her friends house, turned out her friend didnt live to far aways so I stopped and took many pics not sure of which pic your are speaking of but if there is anymore I will be glad to see if I have them if not can try and get them for you.
|Judy Holzwart||RE: Knodle graves|
I went out to Rose Hill Cemetery this afternoon. I could not decipher any writing. Sorry.
|Judy Holzwart||RE: Knodle graves|
The stones were hard to read. I can try, the next time I am there.
|Roibeard53||RE: Thank You!!!|
You're quite welcome for those photos and I am glad to know others in your family will like them too. If you know or are interested in other Cranes in this area, let me know. There are many Cranes in several cemeteries and I am frequently at them.
I might retake some shots in close up to give you a better read of the wording on the markers and send them to you in an email if you like. Just let me know as I plan to be at that cemetery again soon. It really would not be any trouble.
|Marcia1061||RE: Anna Crane|
I saw Roibeard53 had uploaded a photo to her memorial today and assumed you requested it! I guess he'll have to solve that mystery for us. :D
the Body of Mrs. Anna
Wife of Mr. John Crane
who departed this Life
May [the] 14th Annoque
Domini 1759 in [the]
60th Year of her
I come quickly (may be ie instead of y).
[the] = ye in the old English form
I sent a copy of the transcription to the person managing her memorial.
Sorry, I thought you only needed to verify the date and age.
The marker says:
May 28, 1844.
Aged 8 Years
5 Months &
I can't tell if the marker says 82 or 83; the Y is pretty much gone, as is "of," which may alternately have been a decorative character.
You're welcome; glad to help. :)
I usually do what you do and transcribe the marker in person, lol.
Think of the inscription as a puzzle. If you only have a photograph, the trick that works best for me is setting up the transcription like a Wheel of Fortune puzzle, following the exact layout of the headstone. Write down the letters and numbers you definitely recognize, and draw an underline for each unknown character. Often, your brain perceives logical patterns once you write the bits and pieces on paper.
If you're still not certain about some of the inscription, make a list of possible solutions for each word until something makes sense. If you think you've made a correct guess, or you have enough information to conduct a search, use FamilySearch.org, Ancestry.com, or other genealogical resources to verify your hunch.
With a few exceptions, most inscriptions follow formulas that mainly vary by region and era; numbers and letters usually fairly uniform; and erosion tends to occur in a predictable manner (the lighter strokes fade first: 4s start to look like 1s, 8s like 3s, etc.), all of which makes the puzzles easier (but not always possible) to solve with practice.
You're very welcome. There are certainly enough Cranes out this way to go around, so if you learn of any others, like in First Presbyterian Churchyard in Elizabeth, go right ahead and make the memorial and request. Good luck.
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