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Todd James Dean (#47474092)
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Bio Photo I was introduced to Geneology in 1980. I've been addicted ever since.

I am THRILLED to make transfers to ANYONE provided they are going to improve & take care of the memorials and that I have not placed a RED FLOWER on it. BRIGHT RED FLOWERS indicate my family, relatives and V.I.P.'s. I won't usually transfer these memorials. I'm not picky about relationship, family or not. Just because I walked into a cemetery with a digital camera or I opened a cemetery book and created memorials does not mean I own anything or have the right to be difficult or greedy ....... I promptly fix mistakes and delete doubled memorials, please let me know! These memorials belong to US as a group and they are actually OWNED by not me.

The TOMBSTONE and LOT pictures I have placed are yours to use for other genealogical purposes to include other sites.

This site is not called "Find-a-Document".
Documents take up what limited space there is for photographs of the PERSON, HOUSE, or tombstone and GRAVE AREA. Please respect the memorials I manage and resist posting copied paperwork or certificates to where the photographs belong.

If you have some corrections, requests, links, additional info., ect., PLEASE use "EDIT" tabs located on upper right side of each memorial for all these things, not this Bio. page or my Email. Thank you for your time and any help or corrections you can send!!!! !

I have great respect for "UNKNOWN BURIALS". If you have OLD memorials that are "unknown burial" and you want to move it to the proper cemetery just because you found my memorial posted there, fine, I am still HAPPY to delete my memorial provided yours is older and more complete. I will even move my grave pictures to your memorial if you prefer. Let us NOT have doubled memorials!

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M. H. P.
Dorothy M "Cat Lady" Starns Palmer, Find A Grave Memorial# 80221903
Hi Todd,
Just wondering if you ever located the info you talked about in regard to the "Cat Lady Dorothy M. Starns Palmer? I didn't know her personally but was acquainted with her son Joseph L. Palmer who I linked to her page today. Thanks for all the work you do.
Added by M. H. P. on Jan 15, 2017 4:20 PM
RE: Transfers
Thanks, Todd. Your gracious assistance is much appreciated!
Added by mmeldrum on Dec 20, 2016 7:13 PM
Mary Jane Ferguson FAG Memorial #87412483

Thank you for transferring Mary Jane Ferguson Find A Grave Memorial #87412483. Is the photo that transferred with it showing the location where she is buried without a headstone or is it a mistake? If it is a mistake could you remove the photo (I will not be able to change it since you originally submitted it). Again thank you for the transfer.

Added by wsindorf on Dec 14, 2016 4:51 PM
Mossholder x2
Thanks for the other transfers--and thanks for letting me know that you'll be keeping those two. Finally, towards the end of the process, I've got a spreadsheet going where I keep track of my requests and people's responses, so that I don't end up duplicating any requests.

I'm always aware that, even though someone may have transferred dozens of people in the past, some new request may be a friend or relative that they won't be willing to transfer. And I really do appreciate people like you who take a couple minutes to send me a message explaining that. From my perspective that's just common courtesy. But sadly, such common courtesy seems beyond the capability of so many people these days.

I've always thought, though, and continue to believe, that the percentage of decent, helpful people is higher on Find A Grave than in the general population these days. But what's probably even more true is that people in general are more courteous and respectful than the news media--even the best of them--would lead us to believe.
Added by RobMinteer57 on Dec 12, 2016 8:57 AM
James Willis156
RE: Stuart
Todd, the publisher has confirmed that the photo is indeed fair use. That being said, I would still like to list the photo "courtesy of" you since you were the one who tracked it down originally. I'll list your name as Todd James Dean, unless you prefer something else. Just let me know! And thanks again for your help!
Added by James Willis156 on Dec 03, 2016 8:48 PM
James Willis156
Seeking permission to use Stuart Pierson photo you posted
Mr. Dean,

I am currently working with History Press on a book currently slated for a 2017 release. A chapter is devoted to Stuart Pierson and as such, I would be interested in using the photo of Mr. Pierson you posted to his page:

If interested, please feel free to contact me so that we can make arrangements for me to get a copy of the photo and, more importantly, how to credit you with the photo.

Thank you in advance. I look forward to hearing back from you.

jim at
Added by James Willis156 on Nov 20, 2016 6:22 PM
Benjamin Dean b. Jul. 28, 1772; d. Nov. 14, 1831
I am curious as to where you think this Benjamin Dean fits in. He is Find A Grave Memorial# 72808076. Here is where it gets interesting. His wife Euphemia Gray Dean is the daughter of Arthur Gray and Mary Reading and was born in Amwell, Hunterdon NJ. Rhoda Hayden Dean (# 68197005); who married Orsemus Dean is the daughter of Sophia Gray Hayden (# 26398569) and the granddaughter of Arthur Gray of Kingwood, Hunterdon NJ. The two Arthurs are first cousins. Euphemia Gray and Benjamin Dean were married in Hunterdon County NJ on June 8, 1800.
Added by cchldrss on Nov 16, 2016 3:07 PM
Rowland W Breidenbach
Steinmetz virtual cemetery
First of all I went to thank you for all of the work that you have done in creating this record for the Steinmetz family who settled in Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio. I recently identified a Y DNA match for my brother-in-law George Edward Steinmetz to a kit, managed by James Dean, listing John W Steinmetz as the earliest ancestor. Your work allowed me to construct that branch of the Steinmetz family.Since this is a Y- DNA match there is a 27 % chance that the MRCA for our line and the Ohio line is more than 8 generations back. Further back than most trees can reach and too far back for autosomal matches. There is only a 32% chance our MRCA would be 4 generations back. We know that George's grandfather and his brother emigrated from Grossenenglis in the Borken District of Hesse Cassel and their father Melchior remained there. I am in communication with
another Steinmetz line who settled in Missouri, having emigrated from the same village in 1834. I would like to explore further how these families relate. You can contact me directly by email:
Bill Breidenbach
Added by Rowland W Breidenbach on Sep 09, 2016 10:04 PM
Fredrick @ Lucinda STAHL
I have some onfo that you may be interested in, if so please P M me at cliffoflancing at yahoo dot com
thanks for all you do
Added by ~Cliffoflancing~ on Jul 17, 2016 2:28 PM
Carrie Bias Hoffert
Samuel and Mary Smiley
They are buried in the Mound View Cemetery, in Mount Vernon, Knox Co, OH.

I just want to say THANK YOU for taking the time to post these memorials. These are my 3rd Great Grandparents and I did not know for sure that they had actually come to America by way of England from the Potato Famine in Ireland.

I just found out about them recently and then discovered their final resting place as you had taken the time to post these memorials from the cemetery records.

Is it possible that you are also descended from them, I noticed you have posted flowers on most of the family members graves. Thank you for that also.

Added by Carrie Bias Hoffert on Jun 12, 2016 8:26 PM
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