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Emlen (#47897802)
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Bio Photo Please always reference the Persons ID # in any messages to me.

To find revolutionary soldiers graves;
To search smaller graveyards;
The beautiful places my searches can take me to in VT;
The Beautiful craftsmanship/art of the stone carver;

I often take photos of a stone because it's beautifully carved and add it to the database. I'm always willing to transfer any people that are not my relatives.

I'm not hung up on copyright of my photos. Feel free to use them at will. Give me credit if you want, not if you don't.
I think putting one's own name or logo on a pic is tacky and detracts from the picture. Your submitted name link is directly under the picture. Why be boastful? It's not about you, but about the deceased after all. :-)
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Patricia McCoy
RE: Ziba Woodworth Memorial# 129714081
Absolutely you may share the bio. I would be delighted for some of his descendants or relatives to have the information to add to their history. Like you, I tend to look for interesting stones on my cemetery walks. I'm still excited over the fact that I just kept going back to his marker, wondering about him. No believer in ghosts, really, but I do wonder if Ziba's strong faith in God is part of what kept drawing me his marker with the idea there was far more to this man's life.
Added by Patricia McCoy on Feb 20, 2017 2:11 PM
Patricia McCoy
Ziba Woodworth Memorial# 129714081
Thank you for contacting me concerning the Revolutionary War Veteran status of Ziba Woodworth.

I just happened to be visiting Norwich for my son's graduation when we went to see the cemetery. I saw this headstone, and kept coming back to it. There was no memorial for him on Find A Grave, and no photos requested, but I was sure there was a story to be told about his life.

I am so thankful you contacted me regarding his service - it prompted me to look a little further and I was able to learn some incredible things about this man.

Best Regards,
Added by Patricia McCoy on Feb 20, 2017 9:25 AM
todd hansell
James and Ann Hansell
Thanks soooo much for the transfers. I promise to be as respect of them as you were when you created them.

Added by todd hansell on Sep 01, 2016 9:17 AM
Patricia McCoy
RE: Rev Ziba Woodworth
Isn't it like finding buried treasure?!? Thank you for sharing! Are you a descendant or relative?

Best, Trish

Added by Patricia McCoy on Jul 24, 2016 10:32 PM
Jeff Kontoff
Photo - Mitchell Kontoff
Thanks so much for the gravestone photo. The Kontoff family really appreciates it.
Added by Jeff Kontoff on Jun 29, 2016 2:47 PM
Please see this memorial: 161804973.
Added by Howell on May 06, 2016 11:13 AM
Thank you very much for the photos, it will certainly help. Sorry about the blank message I just sent. hit the wrong button.
Added by mel1st on Apr 17, 2016 5:30 PM
M Dexter
RE: Side flash Technique?
I do not use side flash technique. It was used by Randy Frasier [now deceased]. As you might note it produces and 'passable' photo to ID lettering and tympanum images. However, I use the full length closet mirror [can be held by a second person OR set in a wooden frame [another of Frasier's ideas] so that it can be moved rapidly down a line of stones from about 9AM until midday [redirecting sunlight] across the stone's face which produces 'the best' image. From midday until about 1 or 1:30PM the 'overhead' sun produces excellent results on WEST facing stones.

Mary Dexter [ ]
Added by M Dexter on Feb 10, 2016 11:03 AM
M Dexter
RE: Side flash Technique?
When photographing gravestones I use a door length mirror to redirect the sun light. A friend built me a frame to hold the mirror when I am working alone. Really best way for most photos in a period of time is with a 2nd person moving along the row redirecting the sun / mirror light across the stone. About mid day the sun over head is sufficient. We are talking about west facing stones here ie AM sun. A small mirror produces 'small' reflection, thus the door mirror from Home Depot. I always keep a second in the car because 'accidents' do happen [don't bend the mirror to stretch the light - they shatter easily] Found side flash only gave a small amount of direct light. Mirror is best.

M Dexter
Added by M Dexter on Dec 15, 2015 10:40 AM
P Kristine Hurd
Find A Grave Memorial# 94970267
I noticed that you had linked Marmaduke EARLE b. 8 March 1749 d. 29 May 1839, with his step mother, Hepzibeth (Johnson) Earle. His mother was Mary (Newhall) EARLE, b. 1704-1755.
Thank you again for all the memorials you have contributed.
Added by P Kristine Hurd on Dec 08, 2015 2:46 PM
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