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Accidental Genealogist (#47728977)
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I grew up in rural southern Indiana roaming the Hoosier National Forest, never realizing my ancestors had been among the earliest European settlers and that I had hundreds of relatives, living and dead, throughout Monroe, Brown and Jackson Counties. That changed one day in Robertson Cemetery near Maumee, when I discovered a stone marked "Aquilla Rogers and family, 17th Century". Obviously this was a mistake carved in stone that should have read "1700's or 18th century". This Aquilla turned out to be the brother of my great-great-great grandfather and started me on a genealogical adventure.

I live in Minnesota and Michigan and seek out pioneer cemeteries in search of local and family history whenever I visit my sister in Indiana. We try to find "lost cemeteries" and enjoy our long treks through the woods.
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Christine from Rhinelander
Thank you for taking the picture if my uncle Pete's stone.
Added by Christine from Rhinelande... on Sep 11, 2014 5:05 PM
Dan G.
Oviel Greenlee
Hi Accidental,

Wondering if you could delete the photo from Memorial 55947943 (American Military in France) and add it to the cenataph, 131186755 in Wrays Church Cemetery in Brownstown where the photo was actually taken.

I have a mil photographer in France who will take the actual gravestone there; this will give us the room to do that.

Thank you again for your photography, All the Best, Dan G.
Added by Dan G. on Aug 29, 2014 3:21 PM
Garry Sicard
Orpha Tower
Thank you for the photo of Orpha's tombstone on her memorial page.
Added by Garry Sicard on Aug 17, 2014 7:12 AM
Garry Sicard
Orpha Tower
Thanks for posting a photo of her tombstone on her memorial page. Based on the photo I created a memorial for her husband Alfred and have requested a photo for his page. Would you post the same photo?
Added by Garry Sicard on Jul 12, 2014 12:05 PM
Shelby Blair and Margot Purcell
Rogers in Door Village Cemetery
I found the four stones for the Rogers that you requested. They are all difficult to read and in better light I might get clearer images. The last name is not visible on any of the stones, but they are in the spot where they are listed, next to another more recent Rogers family group. I will go and post the photos I took and since we live less than one mile from this cemetery I will keep searching for the best light and redo them. Are you related to this family? Door Village Cemetery is a lovely spot, well kept and
Margot Purcell
Added by Shelby Blair and Margot P... on May 21, 2014 9:37 AM
Jane Rudesill Ducklow
Thank you so much for taking pictures of the Birthman markers for me. I appreciate that you took time to help me out. Thanks for all you do for Find a Grave.

Added by Jane Rudesill Ducklow on May 05, 2014 6:37 AM
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Thank you so much for your time and effort in photographing Henry Hawkins' headstone. You are much appreciated! DeAnne
Added by DeAnne on May 02, 2014 3:18 PM
Dan G.
RE: Oviel Greenlee
We will visit the Wray's Church Cemetery sometime this summer. Thanx again.

All the best,

Dan G.
Added by Dan G. on Apr 29, 2014 8:02 PM
Dan G.
Oviel Greenlee
Dear Accidental,

Thank you a million for the photo for Oviel Greenlee. I am assuming that this is a cenataph as he is listed on the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial in France roster as buried there.

Thank you again. Dan G.
Added by Dan G. on Apr 29, 2014 2:08 PM
Mark Berg
Gillock grave
Thank you for your picture of James Gillock's grave. I appreciate your help. Mark Berg
Added by Mark Berg on Apr 27, 2014 7:35 PM
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