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Char (#47441822)
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I hope to add a more detailed (and better explained) bio at a later date but wanted to add a little now since I am trying to contribute memorials as time permits.

My genealogy research led me to this site which I absolutely have fallen in love with. The other contributors have taught me how important it is not only in preserving our past but in honoring those who paved the way for us--whether our parents, a long-ago relative or a soldier's name that means nothing to me. Oh, but it does--because I've learned that very soldier gave up his life over 225 years ago so that I could be free today. Did he realize that then? No, of course not--but he does now just as he also knows now that he has not been forgotten as we continue to honor him and all the others whether they were soldiers or carpenters or wives "keeping house" or little ones that were lost in an epidemic. We are their legacy.

And so if I can help anyone with questions or if there is something you would like me to add, correct or delete please let me know thru the edit tab. I do ask for a brief explanation explaining the change request (and please don't be offended if I question it further as I want to be sure all memorials have the most correct info possible).

Transfers: I will be happy to transfer any memorial upon request as long as it is not a direct-line relative of my own. If your relationship to the deceased exceeds the FAG guidelines please still ask as I will overlook those guidelines if you just give a brief explanation regarding relationship (or if not related) then why you are making the request. Over time many lines die out so that there are no living DIRECT descendants to care for these memorials which is why I will consider all requests.

I hope this helps and that I can be of help to some of you at least.
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Dianne Caves Carman
RE: Lehman photos at Bethel Cem in Mahoning Co
Your very welcome. This cemetery was remote and small. I suspect many graves are buried under grass and will remain unknown. This is so sad.
Added by Dianne Caves Carman on Aug 24, 2017 7:58 AM
Stephen Thomas
Abe Riznikove
Thanks for your follow up message. I appreciate you leaving the flowers and also telling me about the cemetery. I have never visited but would like to some day. Good luck in your research.

Steve Thomas
Added by Stephen Thomas on Mar 01, 2017 1:48 PM
Luci Ross
leanor Smith Lawrence Lane

Hello, I have an Eleanor Smith on my ancestry tree listed as being married to Samuel Jackson and later to Lawrence Lane. From what I have found they were married in 1821 in Jackson, Virginia. Lawrence was born April 5, 1777 in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co. New York and died in 1860 in Liverpool, Fulton Co. Illinois and they had 2 children, Lawrence Jr and Cynthia. If this is not correct please let me know. Sincerely Luci Ross
Added by Luci Ross on Feb 26, 2017 11:14 AM
Stephen Thomas
Abe Riznikove
Char, I noticed that you left flowers back in 2014 on the memorial for my paternal great grandfather Abe Riznikove. Are you related to Abe?

Steve Thomas
Added by Stephen Thomas on Sep 06, 2016 5:52 AM
Don T.
Mabel Chapman
Sorry.I got the pictures out of order.She is at Mt.Olive. I will add the picture there..Don
Added by Don T. on May 07, 2016 12:57 PM
Don T.
Mabel Chapman
I found the grave of Mabel at Pleasant View Church Cemetery near Hodgesville WV. I have made a new memorial for her at that cemetery along with a picture of her headstone...Don
Added by Don T. on May 07, 2016 10:47 AM
RE: Glenn Everett Shaver Jr
That same article talks about Freida Smith, the last postmistress of Brown - She is buried at Greenlawn along with her son.

It's amazing how tight a community it is - My grandmother wanted to move Glenn Junior from Brown since the remainder of the family is at Greenlawn, but I understand the grave has collapsed, and she is on the other side with him now.
Added by shdowchsr on Jun 06, 2015 8:32 AM
Re: Rebecca J. Thrasher
Hi Char! I see several Flowers on memorials that say you are distantly related to the same family members that I have a connection to the Carter and Thrasher families of WV.

See Find A Grave Memorials: Rebecca J. Thrasher 97341522

My Gr. Gr. Grandmother, Mary Ellen (Carter) Heatherly, dau. of Albert and Mary Catherine Thompson is my connection. What is yours? ......Susie # 47375864
Added by Susie on May 19, 2015 5:56 PM
Ralph H. and Hilda Sayre, Upshur-WV-USA
possible duplication
Please check sites 124099021 and 124099008 for possible duplication. Thanks, Hilda
Added by Ralph H. and Hilda Sayre,... on Apr 15, 2015 7:30 PM
Adam L. Gum #64714194
I've deleted the above memorial. You had added a flower memorial. Please go to 101949387 and add your flowers to that memorial. I had added Adam to the wrong cemetery. Thank you... judykay
Added by judykay on Feb 13, 2015 10:05 AM
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