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Sheri N. (#46961525)
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Bio Photo A native Ohioan, who enjoys genealogy, and walking cemeteries to help others in family research and to help preserve history.
I am always happy to make corrections and add any additional information you may have for any memorial, such as links to parents and spouse etc. However, please read Find A Graves "Transfer Rules" before making a transfer request. If said person has no ties to my family ancestry and I have no personal interest in that person, I will gladly transfer.


We are the chosen. My feelings are, in each family, there is one who seems called to find the ancestors.

To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve.

To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before.

We are the Story Tellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called as if it were in our genes.

Those who have gone before cry out to us. " Tell our story. " So, we do. In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors you have a wonderful family you would be proud of us? How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say.

It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying I can't let this happen. The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they contributed to what we are today.

It goes to respecting their hardships, their losses and building a life for their family. It goes to deep pride that they fought to make and keep us a Nation.

It goes to a deep and immense never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on understanding that they were doing it for us.

That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do.

With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are them and they are us. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family.

It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take their place in the long line of family storytellers.

That is why I do my family genealogy and that is what calls those young and old to step up and put flesh on the bones.

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Thank you so much!

Eileen L. Beavers
Added by elb on Jun 19, 2017 7:15 PM
Could you please remove Elmer Norris, 175190584, & his wife, Shelby Norris, 175190611, from Bethel Cemetery Haynes, Hocking County, Ohio?

They were my church friends and I know they are buried in Betheny Cemetery, Perry Twp., Hocking County, Ohio. I have visited their graves several times. I am very familiar with all the burials in Betheny Cemetery.

Thank You!

from: Eileen Love Beavers
Added by elb on Jun 16, 2017 4:38 PM
Michael S. Caldwell
RE: Mary Henderson
Sheri, you are very welcome. And you are correct: an enormous tree had fallen and by some miracle, Mary's tombstone was upright in what apparently was its original position. It was surrounded by fallen tree debris. Could be other Hendersons are buried near or with her, but possibly their stones were engulfed by the debris. I'm glad I was able to fulfill your request; I didn't do so deliberately as I was just taking several dozen photos around the whole cemetery, in hopes that my efforts would help others. So glad to have 'claimed' your photo request; best of luck with your searches. -- MSC
Added by Michael S. Caldwell on May 31, 2017 7:04 PM
Luci Lothrop
Pratt Family
James B Pratt, my 3rd great grandfather was the son of Henry Pratt who was the son of Henry Pratt. I have included a couple of links about their house in Ruthsburg, MD on the Eastern shore. How does your line come down?

My email is
Added by Luci Lothrop on Feb 27, 2017 2:51 PM
RE: Franklin White
Thanks for getting back to me - yes, I researched long and hard and have that same info. What concerns me is that the middle name is different and on Emma's stone it clearly says his name was Franklin Roe White. They also had a son Franklin Roe White Jr. This person if Franklin Rudolph, not Roe. I'm just wondering IF these could be different people with very similar data?
Added by Deb on Dec 19, 2016 1:03 PM
Franklin White
Hello -

You sent an edit to link Franklin Rudolph White to Emma Jane Hancock White as a spouse. Can you document their marriage for me please? I ask because according to her headstone, she was the wife of Franklin Roe White. Thanks!
Added by Deb on Dec 16, 2016 9:32 PM
Vera White 173021875

Thank you for the edit on Vera White. I am not a research. I'm a photographer who adds memorials if I run across some that need to be added. I truly admire the researchers. My searches net me nothing, most of the time.

Would you like Vera transferred? I come from a very small family and I am not related to most of my memorials. Many at Heavenly Rest where Vera was.

Added by RAP on Dec 16, 2016 8:00 AM
Christine Cushnyr
Please add mother. 83997520 And father 83997797 To Christine Repasky Cushnyr 123393921
Thank you.
Added by rep on Nov 02, 2016 4:48 PM
Deborah Bubak
Franklin Cemetery

In fulfilling photo requests my area, I noticed that the Franklin Cemetery listed as in Franklin County, PA where I live I think is being confused with Franklin Cemetery in Franklin, PA Venango County PA. Most memorials in the Franklin County one are also in the Franklin Cemetery in Venango County, PA . as far as I know there is not a Franklin Cemetery in Franklin County, PA.
This could cause lots of confusion for folks, so I thought I would point this out. Check out burials in both and you will see what I mean. I noticed that many people who are listed in the Franklin County one died in Venango County or there about, so I think perhaps the one in Venango County is correct and the Franklin Cemetery listed as being in Franklin County, PA does not exist. The confusion maybe was that the one in Venango County is in Franklin, PA not Franklin County, PA.
Added by Deborah Bubak on Sep 19, 2016 11:40 AM
Ruby & George Taylor
Thank you for letting me know of the other burial place for them in FL. I have marked both of mine as cenotaphs.
Added by shadows on Sep 06, 2016 7:28 AM
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