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Paul R (#47317162)
 member for 6 years, 10 months, 21 days
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Bio Photo Please use the edit tab to ask for updates. Please use the free-form entry ('Suggest any other change or correction') only if there is no category for your change.

For transfers, please use the edit tab, then 'Suggest any other change or correction'.

Transfer requests for 'all surnames in a cemetery' will not be processed. A separate transfer request must be submitted for each memorial.

I am retired so I have time to walk through the cemeteries and take pictures. In mid July 2010 I started a project to record as many memorials for the cemeteries in my county (Broome, NY) with pictures that I could. This project is done. I have moved on to cemeteries in Susquehanna PA and Tioga NY.

The following link will show all the cemeteries in the surrounding counties photographed (by me and others!) and added to Find A Grave:

Broome County NY Cemeteries
Tioga County NY Cemeteries
Susquehanna County PA Cemeteries
Have started Chemung County - no map yet.

Cemeteries Statistics as of 05/15/2016 (by County): ...... # cems . # Mems ... w/photo
Broome ........... 149 .. 190,882 .. 177,237 (92.8%)
Chemung ........ 125 .. 118,576 .... 45,136 (38.1%)
Susquehanna . 195 .... 59,514 .... 46,757 (78.6%)
Tioga .............. 104 .... 66,513 .... 57,391 (86.2%)


If I have added memorials for any of your relatives, please thank me by visiting a nearby cemetery and add the gravestones there for others to find their relatives.

You have my permission to use any picture taken by me for private uses. For public use, you may use them as long as I am given credit. For commercial use, please contact me.

If any of the memorials I have created need updates, please contact me using the edit tab. If any are a relative of yours and you want to manage them, let me know and I will transfer them. I am related to only a few of the memorials I created so putting them in a relative's care is a good thing. Please use the edit tab and SAC to ask for a transfer or update.
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Betsy Sumner Blackman
Hello Paul,

Thank you for the transfer of Betsy Blackman Memorial.

With Regards,

John G.
Added by J.G.W. on May 29, 2017 10:59 AM
RE: Libbie Jewett (106469405)
Hi Paul,
I photographed Libbie's stone yesterday and it is so worn now that her first name is really all that can be discerned. The survey conducted by the DAR ( may be wrong but in your photo from 2013, I think while the month is hard to read, the day and year look like 16, 1862.

Perhaps you could add to the bio that she was the daughter of Platt & Hannah Jewett and she died aged 2y 4m 11d?

Added by ~Nancy on May 28, 2017 1:28 PM
Francis Doran
Paul, Thank you for the transfer and thanks again for your time and dedication to this site.
Added by Maureen on May 28, 2017 12:55 PM
Victoria Cripps-Sauer
Just wanted to thank you for taking an incredible amount of photos & putting them on Find A Grave!!! Your contribution is much appreciated!!!!!
Added by Victoria Cripps-Sauer on May 28, 2017 7:32 AM
Elaine Radloff
RE: Marcus Powderly Dewey (67514264)
That date explanation works just fine. Thanks.
Added by Elaine Radloff on May 28, 2017 6:24 AM
Elaine Radloff
RE: Marcus Powderly Dewey (67514264)
There may have been some confusion on the part of the gravestone maker. Marcus Powderly Dewey was born on day 25 (of Oct. 1885), so that may be where the 25 came from. But his death date of 27 Jun 1886 is recorded in The Dewey Family history, largely compiled by Adelbert Milton Dewey (father of Marcus P. Dewey) in 1898. It is a large compendium and may contain errors, so I am happy to reserve 25 Jun 1886 as an alternate possibility, although I prefer the 27th as the preferred death date of record.
Added by Elaine Radloff on May 27, 2017 5:55 AM
Toni Couch Ryan
RE: John Eggleston (75044152)
Good idea! That will satisfy any genealogist. Thanks for all the work you do, it sure helps those of us who are not in that area with our research.
Added by Toni Couch Ryan on May 24, 2017 12:28 PM
Toni Couch Ryan
RE: John Eggleston (75044152)
Per the Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 (the Barbour Collection), Waterbury, Page 97, John's birth year is shown as 1778. It's possible the VR's are incorrect, and it is also possible the tombstone is incorrect. I have found that when proving a record of descent for DAR or Colonial Dames, they accept the VR over the tombstone as the more accurate of the two. Dilemma!
Added by Toni Couch Ryan on May 23, 2017 7:34 PM
Nancy Chatham
Mary Nealon Kelly # 132550754
Thanks for setting this memorial up I linked her son Paul Ambrose Kelly to her. Paul Kelly is the father of my friend and after finding the obit (with the help of other people today) we found my friend has 3 unknown half sisters and the brother she all ready knew about-
Now to track them down - FINDAGRAVE works.
Added by Nancy Chatham on May 19, 2017 6:18 PM
Thank you!
Many thanks again & again....appreciate all you do!
Added by ca on May 18, 2017 6:34 PM
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