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Valentine (#47265523)
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Bio Photo I was born in New Jersey in 1981, and have lived here most of my life. Photography has been a hobby of mine for many years, and in the spring of 2009, I began photographing cemeteries. I started purely for the artistic value, but as I've progressed, I've developed a genuine passion for the subject. I know very little about my own family history, but I've found something meaningful in helping others discover theirs. Who knows? Perhaps I'll find the answers to my own questions someday.

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 • 720 Memorials Added
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Messages left for Valentine (22)[Leave Message]
Re Charity Young (Mem. #13914852)
Dear Valentine:
Your photo of Charity's gravestone is beautiful. May I have your permission to use it on my Ancestry file for her and possibly in my website ( She was the 1st wife of my ancestor Col. Jacob Drake. I am descended from his 2nd wife (Esther Dickerson). Here is how I would credit you: "Photo by Find A Memorial #13914852 contributor 'Valentine' (permission granted)." Thank you for your consideration. Joann

Added by Joann on Mar 21, 2017 11:02 AM
Re: Charity Young Drake, Request
I'm asking for permission to use your beautiful tombstone photo for Charity Young Drake. She was the 1st wife of my 4th Great-Grandfather, Col. Jacob Drake. I would like to post the photo on my Ancestry genealogy and also in my family genealogy website. Proper attribution would be given.
Added by Joann on Mar 16, 2017 9:13 PM
Carolyn Allen
Stephen Pierce 1851
Stephen Pierce died after having been struck by lightning.
Added by Carolyn Allen on May 15, 2016 11:39 AM
Peter Longley
Patrice C Longley
...also, my mother has since passed and the memorial has been updated. See new image here #72931140. Can you link her as spouse of Dwight?

Thank you,
Pete Longley
Added by Peter Longley on Jun 12, 2015 2:28 PM
Peter Longley
Dwight Francis Longley
Dear Valentine:

Would you please link my father, Dwight, to his parents?
George S Longley, Jr #147616712 and mother Madeleine #147616299

Or turn over control to me?

Thank you,
Peter Longley
Added by Peter Longley on Jun 12, 2015 2:20 PM
Jim Fisher
Saw some of your images from Caldwell; lovely B&W work. Maybe we could compare notes about some of the better (visually) graveyards in the area? I'm based in Glen Ridge...
Added by Jim Fisher on Sep 02, 2014 10:11 AM
Re: Maria Hoyt
Hi Valentine-

Could I copy your photo of Maria Hoyt to my ancestry tree which is private, giving you credit. Thank you so much for locating Maria Smith Hoyt! I am very appreciative of your hard work. They last name Smith can be very tricky to research.
Thank you again!

Best Regards-

Added by SusanG on Jun 02, 2014 10:52 AM
Dominican Sisters of Caldwell Cemetery
Thanks for adding the pictures of some of the sisters graves at the Dominican Sisters of Caldwell Cemetery. By the time I found the cemetery and my great Aunts grave I didn't have time to take additional pictures.
Added by mmbc on Feb 20, 2012 9:01 AM
hi there
Just popping by to wish you and yours good holidays and a fine 2012. ★
Added by sr/ks on Dec 20, 2011 1:04 PM
warm wishes...
Thanks for your reply to my Thanksgiving note. I've been slow in replying but for a good reason - we found a specialist and have found relief for my mom's terrible chorinic pain, so it's a good thing! Other than that, hosetly not much to report.

Have any special plans for the break? This year, for a change, we're staying home. I'm thrilled, tired of holiday travel. What a joy it'll be to roll out of bed and go downstairs in my jammies!

"Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter. Who would think that those branches would turn green again and blossom, but we hope it, we know it." -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)

Wishing you hope like this, and sending warm wishes for the holiday and for a fine 2011. Thanks for your friendship.
Added by sr/ks on Dec 18, 2010 1:05 PM
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