Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In

Changes are coming to Find A Grave. See a preview now.

Melissa (#47264992)
 member for 7 years, 5 months, 24 days
Nancy Richardson
Transfer of Bishops
Hi Melissa. Nellie Richardson Bishop is my husband's 1st cousin 2x removed and I would like to have the memorials for her and her husband Austin Joseph Richardson transferred to me. That way I can more easily update things.

I am Nancy Richardson volunteer #46860651. The memorial for Nellie is #108428319. The one for Austin is #108428363.

Thanks, Nancy Richardson

Added by Nancy Richardson on Sep 14, 2017 4:48 PM

Gava Graham
RE: Vincent Segraves
Your Welcome. We are also working to place monuments in Shiloh Cemetery for William Marion Weatherford and wives Miranda Louisa (Eliza) Cox and Rebecca Caroline Cox Stockwell. Rebecca lived with my mothers family until her death in 1920; after William died. Don't, off hand, know if these are related to you. - Gava

Added by Gava Graham on Aug 28, 2017 8:04 AM

Beverly Hayes,Dakovich
Myrtle Purdy/Thompson
Are you related to her? She is a cousin of mine.
If you are,I would love to share/compare history.
I anxiously await your response.
Bev from Iowa

Added by Beverly Hayes,Dakovich on Aug 28, 2017 2:56 AM

Helena Smith
McKenzie Taber pictures
I just found the pictures, thank you. They are very helpful with the information for searching birth family genealogy.

Added by Helena Smith on Aug 25, 2017 6:00 PM

Joy Hess
Melissa, Are you related to the Rowe's? If so would very much like to compare notes with you. Contact me at thanks

Added by Joy Hess on Jun 26, 2017 12:57 PM

Gava Graham
Corp Baker's Co 44 US INF - Civil War - ERROR

In the spring of 2017 the Veterans Administration corrected the information on this tombstone. The old stone has been removed and a new stone has been set stating "Vincent C. Graves, Corp Baker's Co. 44 US INF - War of 1812"

An additional stone rests below the government stone stating: "Known as: Vincent Segraves, Seagraves, the War of 1812" located on the right of the engraving is an American flag and on the right, a British flag; both are appropriate to the year 1812.

Added by Gava Graham on Jun 10, 2017 9:46 AM

Jennifer Thompson
RE: Find a Grave photos
My book on the Eighth Indiana has been published in a four volume series entitled, Above Us or Around Us. Volume I: The Story of the Bloody Eighth tells the history of both the three-month and three-year Eighth Indiana Infantry regiments from April 1861 to August 1865. Readers will learn how they chose their motto "Above Us or Around Us," how they earned their nickname "The Bloody Eighth," and what occurred during each battle. They will also learn about the soldiers' family ties, claims to fame, and tragic endings. This volume includes poems about the Battle of Cedar Creek and poems written by James Whitcomb Riley, whose father, uncle, and favorite teacher served in this regiment, and includes regimental correspondence. Volume II: The Men of the Bloody Eighth A-K and Volume III: The Men of the Bloody Eighth L-Z continue the story of the Eighth Indiana Infantry through the biographies of the soldiers and contrabands who served in this regiment. Readers will learn about the regiment's Medal of Honor recipient, the soldier who made and sold the first ice cream cone in the world, James Whitcomb Riley's teacher and relatives of James Whitcomb Riley and Carrie Nation, the soldier who held ten patents for his inventions, and the soldier related to Presidents William Henry Harrison and Benjamin Harrison. Two soldiers in this volume named the town of Windfall, Indiana. One soldier and his brother built the first threshing machine in Indiana. Several soldiers experienced close encounters with death or PTSD, which led to suicide. Some became murder victims or committed murder. These biographies will leave a lasting impression on readers as they learn more about the men of the Bloody Eighth. Volume IV: The Story and the Men of the Bloody Eighth in the News includes the newspaper articles that provide reports during the war and about brigade reunions after the war. The articles also help readers learn about tragedies, special events, and the deaths of the soldiers in this regiment. Readers can also follow a Tennessee murder trial. The men of the "Bloody Eighth" lived up to their motto "Above Us or Around Us" and are men to be remembered for years to come. This series is now available on

Added by Jennifer Thompson on May 26, 2017 9:02 AM

Paul Thomson
Sarah Ellen Wood Thomson
I am a grandson of Sarah. Can you tell me what is involved in transferring management? Thank you.
Paul M. Thomson Jr.

Added by Paul Thomson on May 09, 2017 1:12 PM

Mary Escher
FAG Selma Roland
You created a Find A Grave for Lester Roland and Selma Roland, Fairbury Cemetery.

Can you tell me, are you related to this family.

Thanks so much
Mary Escher

Added by Mary Escher on May 05, 2017 9:49 AM

A Hammer
correction request
Hello! memorial #113226530 lists his aunt and uncle and cousin as parents and sibling and his brothers spouse. He was a bachelor who never married. the correct mother is 113226565 father is 113226634 brother 177696291. The parents of both are 2 brothers from one family (George and Martin) that married 2 sisters from another family(Lena and Anna). Thank you!!

Added by A Hammer on Mar 24, 2017 10:34 AM

Jean Timmons
Sophia & William Newton
RE: Memorial 114601411


I just noticed on Sophia & William's grave markers that the death date is the same for both of them. If you are a family member, do you have any information on how they died on the same day?



Added by Jean Timmons on Mar 23, 2017 10:11 AM

Patsy Scheer
McDermott grave
When I was in 1st grade at Westward, I had a teacher by that name. Do you have anyway of finding out anything about the person buried there? It's a stone like I've never seen before. If I had the lot number, etc. a cemetery worker could look it up in their records.
Just an idea, Patsy

Added by Patsy Scheer on Feb 18, 2017 6:07 PM

James Nickerson
Susan L. Evans
You posted a picture of a grave in in Fairbury Cemetery of a Susan L. Evans. I believe that you might have read the gravestone incorrectly. Could this be Susan T. Evans? I am tracing my family and a family member Susan T. married Isaac B. Evans and moved to Nebraska. If you look closely the gravestone may be a T followed by a period.

Added by James Nickerson on Feb 15, 2017 8:50 AM

Jennifer Thompson
Find a Grave photos
I am writing a two-volume book on the 8th Indiana. I would like to include photos of the soldiers and their headstones with their biographies. I would like to use some of your photos in the book and will give you credit in the caption for each photo. If you are interested, I can let you know when the book is published. If it is ok to use your photos, could you also give me your first and last name for the captions?

Added by Jennifer Thompson on Oct 31, 2016 12:01 PM

deanna french
Jefferson Co photo Elbert Mason
I am a Vermont Civil War buff, and am working on a project to identify the last resting place of many of our "old soldiers" that had ties to Vt. Elbert Mason is one such soldier. I am asking you if I may use the photo that you contributed to his Find A Grave memorial, to post on the Vt. C.W. site? (

You would receive credit for this.
Thank you for your consideration.
Deanna French

Added by deanna french on Aug 10, 2016 1:44 PM

Ben Ossman
Imo Dark
Thank you for transferring Imo's memorial!

Added by Ben Ossman on Aug 01, 2016 5:20 PM

Pheasington Billips
Pheasington Billips has no marked grave.

Added by asimov on Jul 24, 2016 8:09 PM

Chloe Anderson
Transfer Request
Hi Melissa,
I noticed that you are currently managing my great great grandmother's memorial: Martha Ann Nelson #59529212.
I have quite a bit of information I would like to add. Could you please transfer her memorial to me?


Added by Chloe Anderson on Jul 06, 2016 4:46 AM

Lorraine Meister Turk
Justice's in Fairbury, KS
Hi Melissa,

Going through all the old things on my email I came across a notation on Frank and FLorence Justice buried in the Fairbury, KS Cemetery.
The information on Florence's memorial , ie siblings, should be on Frank's memorial page! I can only correct so much as a contributor but would appreciate it if you could correct the information or I would happy to have both memorials transferred to me

Thanks SO Much

Added by Lorraine Meister Turk on Jun 12, 2016 1:10 PM

Mary Louise Vieth
I am seeking information about Mary Louise (Traeger) Vieth (1852-1937, wife of Frederick A. Vieth. I believe she may be the daughter of Carl Gotthlieb Traeger and Johanna Christina (Drinsch)Traeger, as well as a sister to Carl August (1843-1913), John F. August (1845-1934), and Ernst H. Traeger (1846-1923). All these Traeger's were born in Germany. If you have any information on this family, I would appreciate hearing from you. Thank you for your help. --Rosemary Trager Matthews

Added by matthewsriowa on May 16, 2016 7:32 PM

Gloria Cathcart
Browning & Callaway Memorials
Just curious - I have notes passed to me that came from a Melissa Van Wey - is that you?

Gloria #47127317

Added by Gloria Cathcart on Apr 04, 2016 9:17 PM

Debra Anderson
thank you for transfering over to me. Now i must move together the two memorials. Thank you so very much.

Added by Debra Anderson on Mar 04, 2016 7:15 AM

Thank you very much for the transfer of the Atterberry brother's memorial. Have them all linked to mother and father.

Added by bjw36 on Mar 03, 2016 8:33 AM

Mitch Mitchell
Denney Family
We are friends of the Denney family and understand the Fairbury Cemetery would like to add coordinates to the grave sites so people can locate. Do you know if other cemeteries do this? We go to Fairbury quite often and could meet if you are in that area.
Carolene and Mitch Mitchell

Added by Mitch Mitchell on Feb 27, 2016 1:53 PM

Dale Miller
H W Mitcham
I think about H W Mitcham born 1851 and Death 1934. his parent of John and Mary Jane Mitcham member family. I never think that 1851-1984 of 133 years. any Question ask me Thank You Dale Miller

Added by Dale Miller on Feb 20, 2016 11:06 AM


Privacy Statement and Terms of Service