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David R. Cheesman, Sen. (#13482137)
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Bio Photo Retired public relations executive, inspector, newspaper columnist, fine arts artist, short story writer, "Ghost writer" and author of more than 35 books, including CHEESMAN FAMILY HERITAGE, The CHEESMAN DOSSIER, CHEESMAN DOSSIER II: RELATED FAMILIES, and The ILLUSTRATED GARDEN OF STONES Cemetery Book series.
It's difficult to read many old burialstones, depending on the style and technique of the stone engraver, or simply depending on age, wear and mother nature... an 8 might be taken for a 3, or a 5 might be mistaken for a 6, among other numeral combinations. Also bear in mind that some stone carvers have made mistakes because the written material for them to inscribe from was not always clear or legible.
If I am found to have misread a monument, let me know and I will promptly correct it as soon as I am able. Except for the cemeteries that I've worked on and have written about, my primary focus is on Cheeseman - Cheesman - Chessman and all variations of the surname, people related and associated to these families, and their their close friends.
I usually go on-line about once a month more or or less... Quite frankly, I don't trust or really care for computers because of so much misinformation, dirt, viruses and trechery that's commonly posted on them. Find-a-grave is one of the very few sites that I trust and go on.
I am certainly and genuinely always happy to hear from relatives and friends, and will try to respond to inquries as soon it is possible.
Your thoughts and messages are important to me, but I am slow at times, so please be patience.

Surnames that I am primarily focused on for a new book in progress:
Augastat / Augustat, Baker, Bernabe, Besser, Cheesman / Cheeseman / Cheseman, Chesman / Chessman, / Chisman, Clark, Cox, Cupps, Friar / Fryer, Hedger, Herrin / Herring / Heron, Hughes, LaHa, Laundry / Landrie, Orcutt, Plough, Sexton, Thornburg / Thornburgh, Valentine, Willson / Wilson.

Associated surnames; Brennecke, De Floris, Pellizzaro, Ramos, Renaud, Somogyi, Stachowski / Stackowski, among others.

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Lucinda Hurt
Daniel "Dan" Ray
Hi David!

I'm wondering what information you have for Daniel Ray and Martha Jane Lane Ray Cook. Daniel was my 3x great grandfather (James was my great great grandfather, John Ray's, brother) and I'm having a hard time verifying information I have found on Ancestry for him. I see that you have done extensive research and have different birth locations and dates than what I have from other Ancestry members. There is a Find a Grave for Daniel but to me the stone reads April 12 1817 and 10 years old not 40 years old like it is listed. He is buried in Farmer's Institute. Some other Ray relatives and I are also looking for info on Martha Jane Cook as it is unknown what her Cook husband's name was, only that she is listed as a Cook on the 1860 Census.

Any information that anyone who sees this has to help in our search would be wonderful. I live in Illinois and can get to Indiana to research but some of the records you have authored are only listed in Salt Lake City, which of course makes obtaining them difficult.

Lucinda Hurt
Added by Lucinda Hurt on Jul 04, 2017 9:16 PM
N.H. Welch
Cheeseman tree
My husband's mother was a Cheeseman and I haven't traced her back very far. Her father was William George Cheeseman B 6/30/1880 in Brockway Twp, St Claire Co. MI. William's father was James Albert Cheeseman B 1848 in Corinthe, Ontario, Canada, James' father was Robert Cheeseman B 1821 and married to Elizabeth Dacens both possibly born in England. That's as far as we go.

If this Cheeseman family is in your book, I would love to purchase a copy. I look forward to hearing from you!
Added by N.H. Welch on May 23, 2017 12:02 AM
Tom Lowe & Leah Farris Lowe
RE: Dora Cheesman
Glad that I could help.
Added by Tom Lowe & Leah Farris Lo... on Apr 26, 2017 8:37 AM
Farmers Institute Book
Hi David,
we are looking for a copy of the cemetery book for the research library. Someone has walked away with our book#1.

Please let us know if they are available.

Thank you,
Added by TIPCOA on Apr 25, 2017 11:05 AM
Pati Moberg
Art Laha again
When I go back, I see Art is listed as being buried in Riverside. He is in the Winchester memorial Cemetery in Winchester, Wi. Thx
Added by Pati Moberg on Apr 02, 2017 5:23 PM
Pati Moberg
Art Laha
Hello. I was putting in the photos I took today at the Winchester cemetery and I noticed that the incorrect cemetery photo had been placed on Art's memorial. Could you please remove the Riverside photo. Riverside is an hour from here. Thx. Pati. Art's number:
Added by Pati Moberg on Apr 02, 2017 5:19 PM
Tundra Girl
Cheesman Immigrants

I just received your book, Cheesman Immigrants and I am so impressed with the work it contains. Thank you for all of your hard work and years of effort. I can't wait to see your other books!

Added by Tundra Girl on Mar 10, 2017 9:24 PM
Tundra Girl
Cheeseman Research
By the way, since you don't do a lot of research on the computer, can you recommend the methods that you find most helpful when not using the computer?

Thanks again,
Added by Tundra Girl on Feb 26, 2017 2:03 PM
Tundra Girl
Thank You!!!
Oops, I hit the send key by accident. lol

I just wanted to thank you so much! I have hit a brick wall early on in my Cheeseman research and was just able to order three of your books on worldcat through my local library! I can't wait to get them and see what I can find!

I ordered The Cheesman Family Heritage, Cheesman Wills and Cheesman Immigrants. I can only order three at a time, so next time I will get the Cheesman Death Records & Tombstones and the Cheesman Dossier. I just started looking at all of the collateral people as hard as I could and found your page on Find a Grave.

I am descended from William (1795-?) and Hannah Campbell (?-1840) Cheeseman through their daughter Elizabeth Ann out of Ohio. I haven't been able to find any real source material to lead me any further. I will update you when I read your books and let you know of my success.

Added by Tundra Girl on Feb 26, 2017 2:01 PM
Tundra Girl
Thank You!!!
Added by Tundra Girl on Feb 26, 2017 1:50 PM
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