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Matthew Patterson (#47276022)
 member for 6 years, 11 months, 7 days
RE: Old Greencastle
Thanks Matt
I'll have to make a trip to Wright State at some point,once I have the photos. If any one is photo graphing the cemetery they are not posting them on findagrave. According them only 21% of it has been done.
Thanks again

Added by GraveyardGeologist on Mar 10, 2017 2:11 PM

Old Greencastle
Hi Matt
I'm planing a trip to Old Greencastle later this month, I was wondering if you know if there is any organization of the plot numbers. Some of these graves have very specific locations while others just have a number. If I can I would like to start photographing the whole cemetery and using Google Earth try to map it out. I fear this is one cemetery we are going to loose. This will take some time and I will post everything I have as I get it.

Added by GraveyardGeologist on Mar 10, 2017 2:59 AM

David McNally
Thomas Holland
Hi Matthew,

Thank you for having taken the time and trouble to photograph and post Thomas' gravestone. I really appreciate it. By way of clarification, may I have your permission to post the photo on the Genealogy Profile web page I've created for each of him or would you consider that outside of the scope of use for personal ancestry purposes?

- Dave

Added by David McNally on Feb 05, 2017 4:48 PM

Joseph Burdsall
Thank you for attempting to find Joseph Burdsall's headstone. I'm sorry you put al that time in only to come up empty, but I appreciate the effort.

Added by dhair68 on Jan 29, 2017 8:54 AM

RE: Old Green Castle Cemetery
Thanks Matt I'm sending some info about the Stuab family by email. You were right about the misspellings hopefully we can fix a few of those.

Added by GraveyardGeologist on Jan 03, 2017 12:25 AM

RE: Old Green Castle Cemetery
Thanks Matt,one other question; is this cemetery open to the public? I noticed in one of the pictures that it appeared to be fenced in. Thanks for posting the map too.

Added by GraveyardGeologist on Jan 02, 2017 1:26 PM

Old Green Castle Cemetery
I'm trying to locate a few people that are know were buried in Old Green Castle. Have you been working from the surviving records and if so have you posted all the available information.
Phil Brandt

Added by GraveyardGeologist on Jan 01, 2017 12:34 PM

Charles Carroll
James Patterson
I have searched for these two James Paterson and found that 6 month old James died 1848 buried in Section N or M, no further details. James who died at 46 years in 1864 is buried in Section M,
Lot 96. No other Patersons buried in this plot.
No stone.

Added by Charles Carroll on Jan 01, 2017 6:22 AM

Barb K
#63575679 William Wesly Thomas
I have tried to do an edit linking William to his mother, Charlotta Thomas Pore #27630384, but it will not let me. I keep getting a message that there is another edit linking him to his spouse. I don't want to eliminate his wife in order to add his mother. I hope you will add his mother for me since I cannot do it through the edit system. Thanks.

Added by Barb K on Jul 04, 2016 11:00 PM

sylvia clemons
Graceland Cemetery Photo you took
Matthew, I am a researcher for the Sultana passengers and I have found two different places for Charles T Kruse which one you added back in 2012. I am unable to actually read the headstone and was wondering if you might be able to let me know what it says. This man never survived the steamboat that exploded on Mississippi River near Memphis TN. There is a place for him in their national cemetery and I noticed on your picture the headstone seems to read 1864 but that is all I can make out. I want to reference the correct person and would greatly appreciate any assistance.
Sylvia Clemons

Added by sylvia clemons on Jun 06, 2016 12:46 AM

Robert Chilson Patterson
Patterson linage. Hello distant cousin.
Hello distant cousin. Been doing research almost 6 years and can't believe I didn't stumble upon you sooner. I'm Robert Chilson Patterson and I'm trying to contact you. . Jane Massey Patterson and Senator Col. Robert Patterson were my G,G,G,grandparents. Regards Robert.

Added by Robert Chilson Patterson on Apr 14, 2016 8:44 AM

RE: Coons proof of parents
Sorry, I thought it would link directly to the page the info was on I was looking at. Didn't meant to burden you with an entire book; my error in not reviewing what I sent you. I will gladly copy you the direct information through the Edit tab, if you would be so kind to confirm and add it. I did several so I need to look back through and figure out which ones. Thanks and have a great day.

Added by YellowRoseTX on Mar 29, 2016 11:17 AM

judy franz
I am writing to thank you for taking photographs and sharing them on Find A Grave.
I come from a line of Maurer's in the Sidney, Delphos and Lima areas.
All are very much appreciated as I live in Virginia !
Judy Maurer Franz

Added by judy franz on Feb 04, 2016 1:06 PM

Jonathan Twiss
RE: Capt. Walker
The name "Captain" is already shown in his memorial #110198532. His first wife was Margaret Wilson - not Ames. Capt. Walker actually did not die from blood poisoning, but from lung disease. This info came from the pension files of his 2d wife. He died in Montello, WI and his body was sent to Sidney, OH to be buried in the family plot. Thanks.

Added by Jonathan Twiss on Sep 18, 2015 8:14 AM


I came across your memorial for George Schaefer (Memorial# 74809494), which is a duplicate of Memorial# 52118676 which was created first and has an image. I have already submitted edits for the birth & death dates and locations (same dates, but I have also included birth & death towns), his father, and copied the plot number from your memorial.

Added by AH89 on Jun 28, 2015 10:38 PM

Jonathan Twiss
RE: Capt. Walker
Perfect! Can you add Capt. with his name as he was Captain of the U S Army when he was wounded.
Thanks for all.

Added by Jonathan Twiss on May 22, 2015 1:31 PM

C. Kvidahl (Buffington)
KUDOS to you :-)
Just wanted to say thanks for being so gracious with the photo you have put up of Rhoda Garrard Carey grave marker on Find a Grave. I read your requirement. She is an ancestor of mine. I want to use it on my ancestry page.
I find so many that take photos put them up and then won't let relatives use them. I find this quite sad and selfish. Sorry, but that is how I feel.
I am starting to take photos as well. I took some in Canada and posted them. I don't care how they are used. If I make a person happy I am glad. One older lady told me she is unable to travel and was so tickled to have a photo now of her great granddad's grave.
Thanks again for your work and for you willingness to share with the descendants of those that are looking to find memories of their loved ones.
Candy Kvidahl

Added by C. Kvidahl (Buffington) on May 05, 2015 2:40 AM

Warnetta Harding
John & Margaret Ross
I just found out from the information that you contributed to Find A Grave that my great grandparents, John Ross and Margaret Ann (Brown) Ross are buried in Old Greencastle Cemetery in Dayton Ohio. Do you know if there is someone who would go there and take pictures of the headstones, if there are any? Also, where would I check to find the cemetery records for them?

Warnetta Harding

Added by Warnetta Harding on Mar 30, 2015 11:02 AM

Cynthia Rush
old Greencastle
Hi again Matthew-
I'm still hoping to get access to some digital information about old Greencastle. Do you have any idea who it was that provided you with the digital info you got when you got it? The people I spoke with were very nice but not very helpful. I copied my own 100-page version of the grave listing, giving myself a "crick" in the neck from twisting to set down each page after copying it. And I had asked, by phone, for a digital copy.

I stopped by there this past Saturday, and encountered a very nice elderly African American couple who were searching for the grave of an ancestor, a grave the man had seen last summer. I used my phone, went to Find A Grave, located the information -- but it gave only plot numbers instead of rows and sections, so the information was useless to him. They searched the entire graveyard together with my help and never did find the tombstone he thinks was shown to him last year. Having a listing would be one step closer to being able to map out the entire cemetery. Any help you could give would be great!

- Cynthia

Added by Cynthia Rush on Mar 16, 2015 8:22 PM

Cynthia Rush
RE: Old Greencastle
Hi Matthew - If you got someone at WSU to email something to you, you spoke with a smarter or more helpful person than I did!

Would you still have the list(s) you used to upload your information? Was it a database? Did you enter things one at a time, or did Find A Grave somehow manipulate the database and integrate it into their listings?

Since the list I have does not include many of the graves you itemized, I will be going out into the field somewhat blind. I keep trying to figure out if there is an easy way for me to mark my sheet so I know, in advance, that this grave or that grave has already been photographed. What's worse is, I won't be able to find many of the graves that have photo requests for them, because the maps I got from WSU don't show those plot numbers you used on certain memorials -- my maps only show Section and Row notations.

If you have anything you can email to me, that would be great.

- Cynthia Rush

Added by Cynthia Rush on Mar 10, 2015 5:17 PM

M Clarey
Matilda Linn Bobo
I noticed as I searched Find-A-Grave, you have done a lot of work on the Linn Family. I'm hoping you might help.

My 3rd GGfather, John Bobo was married in Miami Co, OH to a Matilda Jane Linn, 12 Aug 1848. By May of 1849 Matilda (b. 1827?) was thought to have died. A year later John remarried in Montgomery Co, OH.

There seem to be numerous Linn's in the area, but I can't find her family or grave. Have you come across this name or have a lead to her family?

Thanks for your thoughts. They say it doesn't hurt to ask.


Added by M Clarey on Feb 04, 2015 4:54 PM

colleen f
Emerson Hester
Hi just wonder what the name on the tumb stone next to Emerson Hester was? I see one side is Cammie but can't read who other person is. I'd appreciate that info. Thanks Colleen

Added by colleen f on Nov 24, 2014 12:31 PM

Old Greencastle
Thank you for the the updates, they are appreciated!

Added by Honor on Nov 16, 2014 11:42 PM

Delete grave, please
The memorial you show for Thomas Widney (#81677125) is actually Thomas Widmeyer (#67701924). That military stone is hard to read and I will recommend it for replacement.


Added by Telephoneman54 on Jun 23, 2014 4:12 PM

RE: Mary Johnston Widney grave photo
okay Matthew, thanks for that; I was thinking that the Find-a-grave photo was a compressed file, and that the photo you took might be blown-up for more clarity. Dan Carrier, Dallas

Added by dantcarrier on Jun 16, 2014 1:21 PM


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