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Ruth Ashby (#47889573)
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Bio Photo I'm a retired librarian and a stickler for details. I started taking photos of grave markers after someone was kind enough to take photos of the final resting spots of some of my ancestors. Since then, I have been systematically taking photos of each and every identifiable grave in my area and uploading the photos and information to Find-a-Grave. I like to find the people who slipped through the cracks, who aren't already on Find-a-Grave. I especially enjoy giving other people the same feeling that I got when I first looked upon the grave of my great grandfather. And I feel like I am doing something that is important to future generations. Grave markers don't last forever. If we can capture them now and put the photo on Find-a-Grave, then hopefully they will be available for all posterity.

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Russ Pickett
Thanks. :-)
Thanks for catching all the dup's! :-)

Added by Russ Pickett on Dec 07, 2014 5:53 AM
Dennis Tucker
RE: Norris/Dickison/Tucker
Thanks Ruth,

Sorry for the problems trying to keep the family mix in order. Samuel Dickison in Annapolis wouldn't match Amanda's first husband. He was born in Sussex county in 1841 and died around 1870 in Kent county. They had three children and Fannie was the oldest followed by William and John. I have seen numerous spellings of their surname and Amanda was recorded as Dickerson when she married John Tucker at Asbury Methodist Church in Smyrna in 1874. Her maiden name was Shorts.

I have a lot of missing links in the Smyrna - Clayton area. Thanks for your contributions to Find-A-Grave. I don't know what get out of it but it's priceless to us researchers when a missing link suddenly pops up.

And a happy Thanksgiving to you, Ruth. Hope you're missing the snow - slush mix we're seeing right now. Never saw thunder-snow before today.

Added by Dennis Tucker on Nov 26, 2014 11:58 AM
catherine colleen bond
Carl Fred #112747139
Hello, Thank you so much for adding my great uncle Carl Fog and his wife Ella Postles Fog. I have added Carl Fred mother Elizabeth Mitchell Fog#14781105 can you attach him to her please. I will add some pix to Fred and Ella's memorial. As I grew up very close to Ella. She was like a grandmother Thanks again Catherine Colleen Bond
Added by catherine colleen bond on Nov 23, 2014 6:39 PM
SHARPE Memorials & Photos
Ruth, thank you SO very much for creating the memorials for Nellie and Thomas Sharpe and adding the photos in Kelton Cemetery. I have been looking for their final resting place since 1990 when I got my first computer! You can't imagine what this means to me.

Thank you for all you do on Find A Grave, it is SO much appreciated!

Added by Grammie on Nov 23, 2014 10:17 AM
Bewley grave
Thank you so much for your time and efforts.
Added by pb99c on Nov 19, 2014 3:59 PM
Added by pb99c on Nov 19, 2014 3:54 PM
Dan Trouble
Priscilla Hart McMurphey
Thanks, Ruth!
Added by Dan Trouble on Oct 26, 2014 7:57 AM
jean adams
Messick grave stone.
I just wanted to drop you a note and let you know how much it meant to me too have a picture of my oldest brother`s grave. I lost two brothers that year less then three weeks apart and can no longer travel to John`s grave. I can not thank you enough for the kind work that you do. God bless you

Jean Adams
Added by jean adams on Oct 15, 2014 10:56 AM
RE: Photo of Bryn Zion Church you posted
Thank you Ruth. I posted the post card with the picture and an old map of District 9 which shows the church and families that lived in the area. I hope this helps others. I have all my Burrows family there. My Father's great grandfather and great great grandfather who built the brick how on the side road of Bryn, the house on the left falling down because the farmer doesn't care about the history of that farm or the other home he built for his son (my great great grandfather) it is on the left. I think the same farmer owns the land and It kills me to see my family History falling to ruins. God Bless you for what you are doing. I have also photographed all the stones in the cemetery and I have it in my family history for they are mostly related in one way or another.
Added by jamn2dblues on Sep 22, 2014 9:03 AM
RE: Photo of Bryn Zion Church you posted
I will do that.... I have photographed their so many times.... if we can get enough people to clean and repair/dig out the stones, I would be willing... but it is too big of a job for me. Please let me know. My Burrows family there mean a lot to me, for William D. is my 4th GG.
Added by jamn2dblues on Sep 19, 2014 5:59 PM
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