|Jim Priestaf (#47951734)|
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A grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother, who each spent most of their lives in southern Ohio, passed down a large amount of hand-written family history, photographs and even some diaries. That got me started on genealogy. The advent of online resources allowed me to expand on the material and become the current family historian.|
More recently I have been looking into local (Ann Arbor, MI) history where it concerns headstone photos I have taken and posted. I also do U.S. Civil War research on various veterans, many buried in Vicksburg National Cemetery.
Although many of my memorials are relatives, they aren't necessarily that close; if you think you have a closer family connection and want a transfer, just send me a note and we'll see.
If you have information on a particular memorial, please let me know, instead of simply including it on a virtual flower. There is a good chance I can research and learn more about an individual if it is brought to my attention; something that won't happen with virtual flowers alone, as there is no automated notification system.
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|ellamary kane||Lucas headstone/Forest Hill|
Thank you for the photos of the Lucas headstone
(front and back) taken at Forest Hill Cemetery in Ann Arbor.
|A Bennett||Harriet Woodmansee|
Thank you for the picture of Harriet's headstone & of her son, John. And thanks for letting me know I had her buried in the wrong cemetery! I fixed it now. Take care. AB
|Judith||RE: Nancy Cornell Blackmon|
I will do that as soon as I can check my database.
Thank-you for the offer.
Added by Judith on Sep 02, 2015 10:25 PM
Thank-you for the lovely photo of the Nancy Cornell Blackmon monument. It has answered a great deal of questions I had about my Cornell family.
Added by Judith on Aug 30, 2015 9:07 AM
|Marguerite||Lucas headstone @ Forest Hill|
Thank you also for the detailed captions on the headstones which are really interesting & helpful!
|Marguerite||new LUCAS headstone @ Forest Hill|
Hi Jim ! What a great surprise to see the new headstone ! Thank you so much ! The children's names (7) are on the reverse side of the headstone to photo on a return visit in the future. Maybe I'll join you some day ~ Many Blessings to You ~ my Aunt who ordered the headstone is very happy you added the photo for her.
|Susan Goolsby Courter||Henry Stuckey|
Is your Henry Stuckey my James Henry Stuckey who was married to Frances Elizabeth Smith and was killed in the Civil War? There is a possibility, although the dates of death do not agree, but the location is close or similar.
Any chance you want to share photo of Priestaf brothers in war?
For some reason the fulfill link is gray. I've added photos to all of Margeruite's requests for the Horns (will finish Caroline later today) so you can unclaim and delete the requests. I don't need credit. Thanks!
Wanted to let you know that I photographed all of the Horn photos at Forest Hill last week and have been working with the original requester to figure out which belongs to whom. Mary Horn was easy. I also confirmed by the birth and death dates on one partial stone that it for Anna Horn and have already uploaded that photo. There is only one other visible stone on the site and it is like Anna's, broken and partially buried, and in German, no less. The remaining stone has no birth or death info so I have to resort to getting into the office and figuring out from its position whether it is the stone for Emma Horn or Caroline Horn. There are no other stones on the site, unless they are completely buried. Sorry to cross strings like this, but I didn't know she put the requests out there until just now and I would hate to duplicate efforts!
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