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Jane Gerrish Waddell (#47310089)
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Bio Photo I have been interested in family history since the mid-1970's and interested in cemeteries since childhood when we often walked to Lewis Cem a small rural cemetery where we read the stones, told ghost stories and noted the tragedy of infant mortality.
Much research has been done on my Gerrish family since they were an early New England family arriving in Newbury, MA in 1639. But much less is known of my mother's family so at this time I am more interested in learning about her Small, Holton, Ramsay, Ogle, and Light families, the first 2 in PA and the others in Canada, Scotland and Ireland.
Besides my own family I am deeply involved in research of the small rural cemeteries of Carrigan Twp, Marion Co, IL: Lewis, Harrison (where approximately 70% of the burials have some connection to my 3x-Great Grandfather, Henry Gerrish), Phelps and Wisher (listed here as Burton/Kissner/Wisher).
Any new information to add to the memorials I have created as well as information on my own lines is greatly appreciated.
Though my ratio of managed memorials to created memorials is high, I AM NOT a hoarder aka number person. Most of my memorials which I did not create came from the accounts of deceased or inactive contributors. If I have no connection whatever to a memorial that I manage I am always happy to find someone who would like to take it over. And I am just as happy to receive any and all that have a connection with my extended family.
Aug. 2014
You may use tombstone photos which I have posted for your personal, non-commercial, non-internet use without asking further permission. When taking photos from a memorial please document my full name as it appears here and the memorial number from which it was taken.
I have several hundred old family photos from 85 or more years ago. I have extremely mixed emotions about posting them online because I know there are people who will copy them and claim them and treat them as their own. But I want other family members to have an opportunity to see these pictures. Please contact me for permission to use any of these family pictures.
Please let me know if you have a photo identical to any of mine, because that would mean we are probably related. I love to hear the stories behind the photos and make connections to new found relatives.
DO NOT POST ANY OF MY PHOTOS ONLINE ANYWHERE! That includes other FindaGrave memorials.
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Kim Bryan
Stephen and Joanna Gerrish
Hello! While doing my family research, I found that my ggg grandfather, Lucius Groves, married Sarah Wood, who was a gg granddaughter of Stephen and Joanna. Do you have any idea where their headstones are at?
Thank you!
Added by Kim Bryan on May 23, 2017 9:11 AM
Tim & Grace
Norway Pine Grove Cemetery 12 Sep 2009

Hi Jane,

If you read the bio of the contributor for Sarah Ann Ingham Wheeler's memorial, you will see what I mean.
Last paragraph: "The information I obtained for Norway Pine Grove Cemetery was found online and the link no longer is working Norway Maine Cemetery Records
If you have a problem with any posting I made from these records, please contact the Town of Norway to change their records, I can not do it. I posted what they have in their records. Thank You."

A lot of people gave up on trying to get anything done for relatives buried there after that happened. Apparently, Norway Town Office had to delete their cemetery listings on their Town website because someone put them on findagrave and they had no control over the memorials on findagrave... only their own website, so they deleted it.

Sincerely, Tim
Added by Tim & Grace on May 18, 2017 10:08 AM
Tim & Grace
Ingham-Wheeler family

Hi Jane,

Sorry, but neither one of us is related to this Ingham-Wheeler family. I think the reason I posted anthing was to try to help people that were related to people whose memorials were dumped into Norway Pine Grove Cemetery on 12 Sep 2009.

Sincerely, Tim Cooper
Sidney, Maine 04330
Added by Tim & Grace on May 16, 2017 7:57 PM
Little Geno
RE: Capt Stephen Gerrish & Joanna (Hale) Gerrish
Joseph Gerrish (1681-1765) and his children. I am in the process of adding profiles on for Little's, their spouses and children. He was married to Mary Little, daughter of Moses and Lydia (Coffin) Little of Newbury. Right now I am just collecting basic information (birth, marriage, death) but will be adding biographical information as I can so any thing you have will be greatly appreciated.
Thank You
Added by Little Geno on May 05, 2017 8:30 PM
Little Geno
RE: Capt Stephen Gerrish & Joanna (Hale) Gerrish
Thank you for the clarification concerning Stephen and Joanna (Hale) Gerrish. I appreciate that Find A Grave is primarily a site for accurately recording burials and not a genealogy site so I understand you not wanting to process my edit.
I was actually researching a different Joseph Gerrish and came across this connection so I sent in the edit.
Thank you for all your work on Find A Grave,

Added by Little Geno on May 05, 2017 4:27 PM
Hope R.
Holton - Cochranton Cemetery
I added the photo you requested for Estella Holton. William Grover Holton is in the same plot and I added a photo for him too.

Added by Hope R. on Apr 03, 2017 8:17 PM
RE: Robert Gath # 101277892
No, I'm not related. I have time available during the day when I'm stuck by the phone with little to do, so I call the Baltimore Cemeteries with old and/or outstanding requests. If I can get to the cemetery, I fill the request, but if I can't, it makes it easier for someone who can. Many of the cemeteries limit you to 2 names per call and then get cranky if you call too many times a week, so I'm just trying to help the cause.

I also have access to the Baltimore Sun online, if you find yourself if need of a newspaper search.

Have a good weekend.
Added by Debbie on Feb 11, 2017 8:04 AM
Jaime Ugaz
RE: Robert Gath photo request # 101277892
Okay me and my kids will go out and look again.
Added by Jaime Ugaz on Feb 10, 2017 10:35 PM
Shelia Lee
RE: Peter Collins # 47063503
Sorry Jane, but I have no more info for you. I have only been taking pictures as weather allows. This winter I will be doing research, so I will add Peter Collins to my list. If I am lucky enough to find anything, I will send it to you.

Shelia Lee
Added by Shelia Lee on Nov 29, 2016 7:53 PM
June Applen
David Jackson #105345776
Good Morning Jane, I have entered info in Find A Grave on John Jackson #169464271 and wanted to connect him to David. Find A Grave has kicked it back. The message that came with it is as follows:

[image: Inline image 1]If you see a question mark next to the sender's name, the message isn't authenticated. When an email isn't authenticated,
that means Gmail doesn't know if the message is coming from the person who appears to be sending it. If you see this, be careful about replying or
downloading any attachments.

I sent this first to your email but it came back. Hopefully you can delete all this if you don't want it showing up on your page. I'm kind of new at this...
Added by June Applen on Sep 26, 2016 10:03 AM
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