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Michael S. Caldwell (#47174042)
 member for 7 years, 10 months, 28 days
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Bio Photo If you contact me, please take a moment to say hello, good morning, or hey how are ya. On occasion I get "suggest a correction" notices that are brief, abrupt, and unfriendly in tone and seem more like robot communication than actual human beings. It's a personal pet peeve and I don't react well to those sorts of messages. A little simple human courtesy goes a long way with me.

I research my family history in southwestern and south central Pennsylvania for the most part, although I live in northeastern New Jersey. Counties of interest include Bedford, Blair, Franklin, Fulton, Somerset, Westmoreland, Cambria, Fayette, Washington, Indiana, and others.

PLEASE: If you request an interaction with me, whether to discuss a memorial or request a transfer, please do not be "Anonymous" and not provide any means to contact you. I recently had someone request a transfer but when I tried to contact the person, was told that the submitter was anonymous and there was no way to leave a public message for him or her. I'm not comfortable with this method of communicating. Thanks.

PLEASE: If you write to me via "Suggest a Correction" PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE provide me with evidence in the form of some kind of documentation for any edits you'd like me to make. This is especially true if I don't already know who you are. It's not possible for me to simply accept what someone out of the blue tells me is valid without sources, documentation, proof or some other compelling argument. Sorry to sound like a grouch, but that's just the way my work goes.
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B. Felix
RE: Margaret Graff
You are very welcome.

Added by B. Felix on Jul 27, 2017 8:26 AM
Michael Gravestones
You are very welcome. I am going to annotate the pictures of the family plot to show the location of each stone. We went back out to Shaul last night, and one of the things I did was verify who each stone was for. I will get this done and the family plot pictures replaced soon.
Debbie Truitt, Ottumwa, Iowa
Added by djtruitt on Jul 25, 2017 1:57 PM
I saw you were unable to find a grave for August Koehler. There are some local Kolars who live in Plummer, do you know whether this is a relative? Charlotte Peebles
Added by charlotte on Jul 25, 2017 1:39 AM
diane tahtinen griffith
HI Michael
I think we maybe distant cousins. I am a descendant of Joshua Trimble thru his son Charles Morrow Trimble, a little simplified, several generations later. Anyway, I have been looking and looking for a grave side for Joshua Trimble and Jane Trimble, and his second wife Charlotte, no luck. But I found your Trimbles, and it seems they are in my family tree also. I was wondering if I could copy and use on my ancestry site the obit for John N Trimble, I would credit you with it. I don't like to take things without asking. It seems rude to take someone elses hard work. Thanks, Diane Griffith. Oh If your interested in my Trimble line, I have many of them on findagrave, and on

Added by diane tahtinen griffith on Jul 24, 2017 4:07 PM
Elizabeth Frampton Reffner
Hi, I would appreciate it if you would remove the obit from her memorial. I have added it to the bio.

Have a great 4th of July!
Added by cataholic4ever on Jul 03, 2017 11:02 AM
Leona Henderson
Photo request for Ross Henderson 152929779
Hey, Michael--

Thank you for searching West Fairfield Methodist cemetery for a marker for Ross Henderson. As you probably noticed, the memorial was created using his death certificate which listed only "West Fairfield."

As I know you research the Hendersons extensively in Pennsylvania, could there be another cemetery that would fit for "West Fairfield?" Or possibly a unmarked burial with his mother, Nancy J Baird and Sally A Henderson?

My husband, Michael Henderson is descendant of Pennsylvania Hendersons and we have made 3 trips to do research but seem to have exhausted any new leads.

I missed a great opportunity to purchase online from Heritage auctions a letter written by his GGG grandfather, Joseph Henderson, to a nephew about his sons, Joseph Andrew, David H and Robert A while they were in the Civil War here in Texas.
Have you ever seen or heard about this letter during your research? I would love to hear who purchased it.

Once again, thank you for your efforts and I will make a note on his memorial to reflect your findings and efforts.

Leona Henderson
Added by Leona Henderson on Jul 01, 2017 8:55 PM
RE: Denniston
My pleasure, Michael. I also added a marker photo to the memorials for Marian (memorial lists as Marion)Denniston, Elizabeth Denniston Huston, Frank Huston, James A Denniston, Rachael Denniston, and Elsabeth Denniston (d. 1888)(her memorial is listed as Elizabeth Denniston. Created memorial with photo for Warren and Edna Denniston. These other Denniston's were both nearby those you requested and elsewhere in the cemetery.

Added by Joe on Jun 27, 2017 8:30 PM
Autistic Wonderboy
Windall Godshall at West Laurel Hill Cemetery
Also buried at the same plot is Florence E. Godshall (1858-1932). If this name means anything to you, I could put her photo on her Find A Grave Memorial upon your photo request.
Added by Autistic Wonderboy on Jun 22, 2017 2:21 PM
Mark Goebel
RE: Martha, wife of Mahlon Hanks
In the Ohio marriage index is an 1859 marriage of Mahlon Hanks to Martha Jane West in Belmont County; following Mahlon's 25 Apr 1891 death she married Lewis Conley 25 Oct 1891 in Clayton, Crawford, Wisconsin.
Added by Mark Goebel on Jun 12, 2017 12:12 PM
Henrietta (47274097)
Anna Forcey #90428764
Good afternoon. I would love for you to remove the obit photo on Anna's memorial. I have ask in my bio to not put then on my memorials. If you want to type it and email it to me I would be glad to transfer it to the obit section. That is why there is an obit section. If I do not hear from you within a couple of weeks then I will delete this memorial and redo it under a different number. I know that is not a good thing to do but I hate obit photos on my memorials. Please, please, please remove it. Thank you and have a great day.
Added by Henrietta (47274097) on Jun 04, 2017 12:43 PM
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