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Kathy Robinson (#47211190)
 member for 7 years, 10 months, 18 days
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Bio Photo I love genealogy and old cemeteries! I am currently working on restoring an old, "abandoned" cemetery near Pleasant Hill in Pike county, Illinois with my father, Lonnie Robinson, and my good friend, Chris Harris. It is a shame to see the final resting places of the pioneers to this area covered in brush, briars and completely neglected. I need volunteers to help keep these cemeteries maintained and mowed.....

Many of the oldest gravestones have toppled or broken and I would like to get them standing proudly again. I'm learning the PROPER way through the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency cemetery preservation workshops. It's a lot of work, but it's definitely worth it.

I welcome any corrections, links, etc. to my memorials and I'm always willing to transfer memorials that aren't my kinfolk to an actual relative. I'm sure I've made many mistakes and I won't be offended if you point them out......:-)

If you appreciate seeing your ancestor's burial location, show your support by donating to that cemetery's maintenance fund. There are a few good folks who volunteer to keep the many old cemeteries in good shape by mowing, trimming trees, clearing brush, etc. and a donation toward their costs is a great way to show your support and appreciation! Without them, all the old cemeteries would disappear......(if you don't know where to send donations, please message me and I will find out for you)

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Messages left for Kathy Robinson (704)[Leave Message]
J Neese
transferring of family
Thank you so much Kathy for transferring our family to me. I appreciate it more than I could ever express. You were very prompt as well. God bless you.
Added by J Neese on Sep 19, 2017 10:59 AM
Garrison headstones
A (very) belated thanks for the 3 Garrison headstone photos
Added by janicet on Sep 14, 2017 7:42 PM
Sarah Barnes
RE: Benjamin Franklin Ator 1840-1921
Wish I knew who created the gravestone. That census is the only time I see him with Benjamin as his first name. Doncha no the ancestors are laffin' in their graves at the confusion caused by poor spellin' . . . and incorrect records.


Thanks for your help, tho. :)
Added by Sarah Barnes on Sep 02, 2017 3:07 PM
Sarah Barnes
Benjamin Franklin Ator 1840-1921
Just wondering where the "Benjamin" came from. So far I have found no records with Benjamin part of his name.

Is the gravestone incorrect?

Thanks for any clarification.

Dawn Bohannon
AKA Sarah Barnes (Facebook & Pen Name) (URL for "Sarah's Story, A Memoir")
Added by Sarah Barnes on Sep 02, 2017 12:54 PM
Thelma McGraw
Carl Houston Blacketer
He has 3 other siblings
Robert Marvon Blacketer
Dona Blacketer Coffey Hibbard
Marva Blacketer Smith Hurst

He has 5 children
Carl S (wife Wanda Thomas ) Blacketer
James R ( wife Darlene Thomas) Blacketer
Thelma Haughey McGraw (husband Jack McGraw)
Daniel I Blacketer
Preston J Blacketer

11 Grandchildren, 10 Great Grandchildren, 5 Great Great Grandchildren Thanks
Added by Thelma McGraw on Jun 12, 2017 12:58 AM
James Bruce Ioppini
missing names for Elizabeth Milby
She had two other children besides Dorothy Mae, One died as a child in 1910 and is buried beside Elizabeth in McCord Cemetery, Perry, Pike County, Il. and the other child was Homer Milby who died as an adult, and I do not know where he died nor do I know where he was buried. I though he was also buried at McCord, but a visual inspection I did when I was there in Oct. 2016 did not show him there.
Added by James Bruce Ioppini on Apr 29, 2017 11:48 AM
Alan Eugene Koch
L. Kern, E. Beasley, J. Beasley
Dear Kathy,

Thanks so very much for the transfers. The Kern and Beasley families are an important part of my ancestry.

Best regards, Alan
Added by Alan Eugene Koch on Apr 07, 2017 9:31 AM
Candace Smith
Glad to see that you are still out there working on you area of the country...Thanks for all you do!! Candace Jeffers Smith
Added by Candace Smith on Apr 05, 2017 1:25 PM
young Cemetery
Kathy we were in young cemetery today.
Found some cleaned stones found a Wesley Clark Smith is there any reason you didn't clean that one

Added by R&C on Mar 20, 2017 4:57 PM
Patsy Hittle Gore
THURMAN Family Pike County, IL
Hi was trying to E-mail about the Thurman family you have posted on Find A Grave for Pike County, Illinois. My E-mail was return to me. Are you by chance related to this THURMAN family or did you just post all the information to help all of us out? If you are related I have some wonderful Obituary I would like to share with you. If you are interested me please E-mail. Thank you for being a Volunteer. Happy Digging from Alaska, Patsy Hittle Gore
Added by Patsy Hittle Gore on Mar 08, 2017 7:02 PM
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