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susan (#48020677)
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Bio Photo In the mid-1970s, when I was just a kid, my Nana was researching her Irish heritage. Since the 1900 census had recently become available & my family lived in the Washington, DC suburbs, I would go with her to the National Archives & review rolls & rolls of microfilm. I thought it fascinating.

A few decades go by, my Nana passes & then my brother starts the hunt.

In 2012, with nothing better to do, I start indexing the 1940 census when it is released, typing more than 10,000 records. And I fall in love with genealogy all over again.

So at the start of 2013, while exploring both my & my husband's ancestry, I come across Find-A-Grave. Woo hoo! When our daughter was a teen, she & I LOVED to check out cemeteries, wandering thru the beautiful, peaceful grounds. Maybe try to figure out family relationships based on the marker inscriptions. She's an adult now, but I still love cemeteries. And the husband is a fabulous photographer. So taking pictures of headstones is an activity we can enjoy together.
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Lewes Presbyterian Church
Hi Susan, I just wanted to let you know I temporarily used your photo of the Lewes Presbyterian Church to settle a little Find A Grave problem. I hope it's okay. I usually ask for permission instead of forgiveness! Sorry! I'm only going to leave it there temporarily though, until the memorial is moved. In 2007 a Find A Grave'er created a memorial for an Elizabeth Burton (Find A Grave memorial #23090523) and her family but put them in the wrong cemetery (St Peter's Episcopal instead of Lewes Presbyterian). Eight years later another Find A Grave'er comes along and created a duplicate memorial for Elizabeth (152139474) and her family and put them in the correct cemetery. I'm trying to show the original memorial creator that she has just simply placed Elizabeth and her family in the wrong cemetery. I was thinking now how am I going to prove to her that Elizabeth really is buried in Lewes Presbyterian. Back in the 1850's that information wasn't stated on the death certificate. Then I see your wonderful photo of the Lewes Presbyterian church and I look in the lower right hand corner and lo and behold, there's Elizabeth's tombstone right there in the picture!! How perfect is that!! So I just put it on there to show her. I gave you photo credit, but I feel bad not asking you first!
Added by Laura on Feb 16, 2016 6:13 PM
Ronald Walter Tipton
RE: Announcement
Thank you Susan!

Added by Ronald Walter Tipton on Jul 18, 2013 7:42 PM
Kathy Claypole Biggs
Elizabeth Saunders d.1840
Her grave is indeed in Lewes, DE, but NOT at the Presbyterian Church. We found it and photographed it at nearby St. Peter's Episcopal Church. Thought you'd want to know. Elizabeth may or may not be my relative....there are Saunders in our ancestry, so we took the photo - it is posted on Find-a-grave on the St. Peter's Episcopal Church page.
Kathy Claypole Biggs
Added by Kathy Claypole Biggs on Jul 01, 2013 10:26 PM
Mariner Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery

Did you have this list to use?
Added by Diann on Jun 10, 2013 1:18 PM
Sarah E. Massey
Thanks so much for the gravestone picture!
Added by dyo on May 28, 2013 4:30 PM
Jan Coffin
Request for Minos Littleton Grave Photo
Wanted to thank you so very much for taking your time to try to find the gravesite. God bless you for all you do to help those of us who are not near the cemetery.
Added by Jan Coffin on May 28, 2013 9:41 AM
Patricia Brittingham Secrest
RE: Evergreen Cemetery
Thanks so much for the Holloway gravestone photos. It is so generous of you to do this.
Thanks again,
Patricia Brittingham Secrest
Added by Patricia Brittingham Secr... on May 27, 2013 6:11 PM
Patricia Brittingham Secrest
My photo requests
Hi! Thank you for claiming my photo requests for Calvin, Jerome, Della and Sadie Holloway. I have not been back in a numbre of years, but I do know that they are buried together in a family plot which I believe is on the left side of the cemetery. Hope this helps. They are my uncle, grandfather, grandmother and step-grandmother. Thank you so much for doing this.
Patricia Brittigham Secrest
Added by Patricia Brittingham Secr... on May 26, 2013 10:33 AM
Hi! I didn't notice the second page under the different name until after I entered the fist so you can disregard. Thanks!
Added by Laura on Apr 20, 2013 1:31 PM
Russ Pickett
Lieut Chester C Adkins
Hi Susan, Thank you very much for the "Great" photo of his headstone. I truly appreciate it!

Thanks, Russ Pickett 46575736
Added by Russ Pickett on Mar 06, 2013 2:29 AM
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