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Russ Dodge (#309)
 member for 16 years, 3 months, 21 days
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Bio Photo Senior Find A Grave Curator and Administrator.

Check out my Bio on the Find A Grave Main Page here, under "Who Is Behind Find A Grave".

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Lifelong resident of New Jersey until July 2013.
Now reside outside of Philadelphia, but will always be a "New Jerseyan" for life.
Find A Grave Contributor since 1996
Find A Grave Admin since 2002
Human Being since 1969
"Chuck Taylor's" wearer since 1979.

A majority of my contributions are Civil war-era soldiers. If you find one or any of my interments is an ancestor, I would be happy to transfer them to you.

I get a large amount of e-mails a day pertaining to Findagrave in general and my contributions in particular. If perchance I have failed to respond in a timely manner, please resend your correspondence and I will endeavor to reply.

I am also a volunteer tour guide at Philadelphia's historic Laurel Hill Cemetery, final resting place of the "Victor of Gettysburg" Major General George Gordon Meade, amongst many many others. Come visit sometime and explore some buried history.
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J B Williams & T Slaydon Williams
Hosea B. Lewing
Thank you Russ, but the relationship between Hosea B. Lewing to Pat Berel, is Not a Direct Descendant

Direct Descendant's, are his children from the first marriage,

Hosea B. Lewing's, children, of the 2nd marriage, are Not Direct Descendant's, within 4 Generations.
Pat Berel is related, but is not a Direct Descendant of Hosea B. Lewing.

My Librarian, who taught me the Lineage and Ancestral Chart,
always said, "only children from a spouse, he or she, from their first marriage, their children are Direct Descendants,

the second marriage, the second generation of children to the spouse, he or she, are not Direct Descendants, whether they you call or refer to them as step-children, half-sibling's, they are not Direct Descendant's."

Vernon Parish Library, First Baptist Church Librarian, Leesville, La.
Leesville, La.
Librarian Emeritus, (1930-1992)
Mrs. Alyce Marie Haymon Haight (1903-1992)

I am closer related to Hosea B. Lewing, because I am a Direct Descendant.
Added by J B Williams & T Slaydon ... on Feb 22, 2017 9:02 AM
J B Williams & T Slaydon Williams
Hosea B. Lewing
Hello Russ, I need your help. I created a memorial page in July 3, 2013, for #113268968 Hosea B. Lewing (1818-1882),
brother to my Great-Grandmother Octavene Laura Lewing Richardson (1855-1933), my Direct Descendants. I have spent a lot of time and effort researching, submitting my information for my family and created
memorial page's for her sibling's (brother's and sister's). Now, Find A Grave's guidelines are 4 generation's (Direct Descendants). Since I created Hosea B. Lewing's page, a contributor has taken management of my page. The contributor is not a Direct Descendant.
Hosea B. Lewing married 1st to Elizabeth Viddler Lewing, they had two children Emeline Lewing Wooten, and William Lewing, these are Direct Descendants.

Hosea B. Lewing married 2nd to Louisiana Oxley Lewing, they had five children Annie Lewing, Lonnie Lewing, Hosea Lewing, Dollie Lewing, and Narred Lewing. These are step-children to the 1st marriage, they are not Direct Descendants.

I am asking you, please transfer the memorial page for Hosea B. Lewing back to me please, so I can continue adding, researching for my families information, that I may continue maintaining Hosea B. Lewing's page. I have spent so much time and effort for my Mom's
family. I ask you respectfully, to please allow me to maintain Hosea B. Lewing's memorial page that I created, and as the contributor, to continue my research, please. Thank you, #47696685 J B Williams.
Added by J B Williams & T Slaydon ... on Feb 20, 2017 10:29 PM
Mike Huffstetler
Missing request filled
Hi Second request for a answer to why I have filled 5900 request as of two weeks ago and now it is only showing 3918. I can't find out why I lost over 2000 filled request. That is a lot of time and energy lost I have put in to finding these. and to have them taken away with no reason.

Mike Huffstetler 47163991
Added by Mike Huffstetler on Feb 20, 2017 6:56 PM
C Jones
Col. Hal Moore
Col. Moore passed away February 10th and I am curious as to why you have not posted his death. He was made famous by Mel Gibson in the movie 'We Were Soldiers.'
Added by C Jones on Feb 18, 2017 1:22 PM
Mike Huffstetler
missing photo request
I have done over 5500 request now for some reason it only show 3900 filled what happen to the other ones. Member number 47163991. This just showed up today.if this is not right let me know.

Added by Mike Huffstetler on Feb 16, 2017 10:37 PM
find a graver
Created by: Pat Wilkerson
Record added: Aug 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96145720

she has passed away so could you help me. i have sent corrections to her without any action.
Added by honeybun on Feb 16, 2017 3:25 PM
Vosso Farrar #160289575
I hope you can help me. You are shown as one of four Find A Grave Friends of "Chasing Waterfalls" contributor #472465586. They have their message ability turned off. Chasing Waterfalls has created and manages more than 31,000 memorials. One of those memorials, Vosso Farrar #160289575, is for our great-uncle. It would be so nice to link his memorial to his parents and to his sister's, our great-grandmother, who all have memorials, either by transferring Vosso's memorial to me, or by linking him to his family members' memorials. Do you know any way to reach Chasing Waterfalls? Thank you for your kindness.
Added by Lee on Feb 06, 2017 6:03 PM
Jack Murray
Same entries of people two different cemeteries
Alfred East Valley Cemetery
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 42.22524, Longitude: -77.75617

East Valley Cemetery
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 42.19060, Longitude: -77.76830

Check Truman A. (Augustus) Burdick b. 839 d. 1904
Alfred East Valley Cemetery
Find A Grave Memorial# 157516830
East Valley Cemetery, Alfred, Allegany, New York
Find A Grave Memorial# 83722249

And others.

Jack Murray
Added by Jack Murray on Feb 01, 2017 7:47 AM
Gregory Dublar
This seems to be a problem. And is in the search program and your allowing titles to proceed the name. Example: I'm looking for John Doe. I have all the info that should either say this person is in your data bas or not. I may not know where exactly. I may have the state and maybe the county, but I still don't get a hit on his grave. So, I enter him. Like most people using this site I have done what I am suppose to do. But I didn't know he was a Dr, Lt, or Rev John Doe. But somebody else did and entered him with his tile. We have two entries now. One has info the other has additional or wrong info. And it can be either one. Now we have a problem! Now I know this problem so I enter enough to get it entered then go back and see it listed and check to see if it is already there. But it seems that others just enter and go on because they don't understand or if they find out later or they don't want to concede to the other site. I put titled peoples info in their bio, so it don't mess with the search program which should be under their name at birth. So my suggestion is to get rid of that prename box and in the help explain how to get this entered and why. Or we create problems and not prevent them. Remember the old saying "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"
Added by Gregory Dublar on Jan 31, 2017 3:51 PM
Transfer of Goodman Memorials
I am a new member of Find-A-Grave and have found my parents, sister and niece memorials created by member David H. Muscovits Member #: 49188837. He is the creator of my parents and sister and niece's memorials. I want to request transfer of those memorials to me but he has his public messages turned off. How else can I accomplish the transfer to me 49188837? Please help me.
Thank You.
Added by Nancy on Jan 30, 2017 8:03 AM
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