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Chris Nelson (#46617359)
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Bio Photo I love researching cemeteries and strive for accuracy. If you see an error or have additional info you want added, do not hesitate to contact me through Suggest A Correction (not through Messages or E-mail) and I'll be more than happy to make the changes. (Note: Suggest A Correction is accessible through the Edit tab.)

Note that Find A Grave, though a valuable resource for genealogists, is not primarily a genealogical website. Certain highly detailed genealogical data (e.g. census transcriptions) is more suited for sites like Rootsweb.

Some people I have entered are my relatives; most are not. In documenting graves, I contribute to this site's growth and completeness. My goal is often to photograph an entire cemetery, but in large cemeteries this can be a daunting task; in such cases I just randomly photograph markers that catch my eye.

Some have asked why I am doing this. I'm doing this to honor the memories of the dearly departed, to give relatives who live far away the chance to visit the graves of their loved ones online when they can't do so in person, and to assist genealogists by providing information unavailable elsewhere. No disrespect is intended; indeed, I enter the data and post the photos with only the most respectful and honorable of motives.

I live in Taiwan and often travel to places like Hong Kong, Thailand and Malaysia to photograph cemeteries.

To protect the privacy of the living, I do not input pre-need graves, and I remove the names of the living from obituary information I post.

In general, if the stone does not show a birthdate, but instead an age, I do not calculate the birthdate from the age due to varying methods of calculations used, instead leaving the birthdate field blank. I make exceptions for my own direct ancestors and those for whom I can find reliable documentation. I can't stress this enough: If you wish me to add a birthdate to a headstone with only a death date and an age, please tell me HOW YOU KNOW the person's birthdate. Otherwise I will SUMMARILY IGNORE that request! Plus, I can't make links to children or siblings; only to spouses and parents. Such requests WILL BE IGNORED.

And when providing me with cities or towns of birth and/or death in the US, please tell me the county. Thank you!

As for transferring "ownership" of memorials, I am more than happy to do so if you are a relative. But please make the requests reasonable, rather than saying something like "Give me all your Smiths." This is Find A Grave, not Go Fish! :)

Enjoy your graving!
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cynthia anderson
Abraham Lincoln "linc" Stout
Hi Chris' thanks for all your information. I am interested in Abraham but perhaps not this Abraham. My great grandfather was Abraham Lincoln "Abe" Stout. My Abe was born around 1860 probably in Pennsylvania and buried near Niantic, Illinois. His wife was Mora Belle English. His Father was Ferdinand Stout and his mother was Anna Maria Dietrich. i cannot find any previous info on Ferdinand (Father, mother, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins...) I believe Ferdinand was from The German line of Stouts but I believe I am related to the Stout Line of this "Linc" Stout also. If you, or any reader, might have have information on Ferdinand (or any of this tangled web), please let me know.

Cynthia Stout-Anderson
Added by cynthia anderson on Jul 25, 2017 12:08 PM
A Proffitt
RE: J. Barnary, Hong Kong Cemetery
Thank you for checking. My info is from:

GRO Army Chaplains Death Indices
James Barnaby 1860-1867
Hong Kong
Pg 177 British Nationals Armed Forces Deaths


British Army Worldwide Index 1861
James Barnaby Svc #515
Sergeant 2nd Btn 9th Foot

Added by A Proffitt on Apr 24, 2017 10:22 PM
Biel grave in Bayside Cemetery
Hi Chris,
I volunteer at Bayside cemetery. I attempted to locate Morris Biel for you. He is listed in the burial index as being in gate 48. I was able to locate a double stone that belonged to his wife Selma, the side where his name should be is blank. So either he is buried elsewhere or his name was never added to the stone. There is no other stone for him in gate 48 (there are stones that are knocked down that cannot be read) There is also a girl named Erna who died May 13 1908 at 16 years old. Her stone has been knocked over. My email address is

Added by ntatap on Apr 24, 2017 5:26 PM
Peter Serrot
I first want to express my thanks for you taking the time to document my 5th Great Grandfather, Peter Serrot and his wife Nancy (Patton) Serrot in the Serrot Family Cemetery near Woodstock Township in Schuyler County, IL.
Peter was born in 1796 in Scioto County (Near Portsmouth), Ohio. He died in 1872 In Rushville, IL. His wife Nancy was born in 1797 in Kentucky, and died in Schuyler County, IL in Sep 1859.
I knew only that they lived near Rushville, but until finding this entry for them in Findagrave, had no idea where they were buried.
Peter and Nancy's daughter, Clarissa Serrot, married my 4th Great Grandfather Jesse Jackson and moved here to Kansas. They are buried at the nearby New Lancaster County, KS Cemetery.
I don't know if it's possible for you to transfer authorization to me for updates to Peter and Nancy's findagrave entries, but it would be a lot easier for me to update them with dates, bio's, and links to other family members.
Again, many thanks for taking the time to set these up, and let me know if you'd be OK letting me update them.

Best Regards,
Added by kjack9198 on Apr 24, 2017 5:19 PM
Richard Williams
Robert Noel Williams, Cheras Road Commonwealth Cemetary, Malaysia
Chris. Thank you very much for posting a picture of my brother,s grave. (Memorial #1015647496). My mother was talking to me a few weeks back distressed about the possible state of Robert's grave. We can now show her the picture which will GREATLY sooth her concerns. This will mean so much to her. Best wishes Richard
Added by Richard Williams on Apr 21, 2017 6:14 PM
Dan Fisher
Photo of Michael R. Manes
I asked when they will have sod planted, they said around Memorial Day this year 2017. Email me and I'll retake the photo -
Added by Dan Fisher on Apr 14, 2017 12:04 PM
Ryan Holly
Laura Pritchett
also listed in the cemetery records, same birth and death date as laurence. maybe his twin sister. doubt there is a grave stone for either one as I have been over the cemetery many times. but will check again.
Added by Ryan Holly on Mar 15, 2017 10:54 AM
Ryan Holly
Laurence Pritchett
b.4-17-1910 d.7-27-1910
aged 3 months 3 days
son of John R. & Etta Wood Pritchett

Will look for a stone later today or tomorrow.
Added by Ryan Holly on Mar 15, 2017 10:48 AM
Isidoro Panduro (1787-1859)
Hi Chris,

I ran across your story of Isidoro P. and wondered where this story comes from. My Danish father-in-law extracted (6+ typewritten pages) and translated (in 1952) a similar story from a 25 page Danish source which is attributed to Isidoro's son Hans Rudolf. I would appreciate any references you could supply! Thanks so much!

There are some differences. The birth date my father-in-law gave for Isidoro was 4 Apr 1788 but the death date is the same as you gave. There are some other name variations as well. (E.g., he gives Isidoro's mother's last name as Xemiene rather than Jimenez-Jimeno.) Isidoro was my wife's ggg-grandfather and she is descended from his first son.

--Tom Thompson

Added by Anonymous on Mar 07, 2017 2:16 PM
Simon Harding
Hi Chris
I took a lot of photos here last August and have just got round to processing them. I'm delighted to find you have already done a very thorough job
here already!

I'm checking all my photos against your entries, in case I can find any additions to make. Also uploading a few of mine where maintenance or restoration has improved a memorial.

Added by Simon Harding on Mar 01, 2017 4:16 AM
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