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Lesa Epperson (#46576986)
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Bio Photo I have been doing genealogy for many years. One of my favorite things in researching is visiting cemeteries. I love to just walk around the tombstones and try to imagine what the people's lives might have been like. I have been contributing tombstone pictures to this site to help fellow genealogists that are a distance away that can't visit their relative's gravesite in person.

My family has been a big assistance to me in my project for this website. My son, Trenton, my daughter, Alena, and my husband, Terry, have helped me take tombstone photos. So a big "THANKS" goes out to all three of them!!

Quote from Findagrave: "The goal is not to "own" every memorial of those to whom you are related. THE ULTIMATE GOAL SHOULD BE TO HAVE MEANINGFUL, ACCURATE MEMORIALS THAT HONOR THOSE WHO HAVE PASSED AWAY, REGARDLESS OF WHO CREATED THE MEMORIAL OR WHO MAINTAINS IT." Please keep this in mind when you request a transfer as it takes a lot of time and money to do research to add memorials to this site. I love working on this site, but I have run into some problems just recently.

I DO WELCOME ADDITIONS, CORRECTIONS AND FAMILY LINKS. The more information the better!! I usually get the updates done within 1 or 2 days.
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kathy kalen
leneve leneave genealogy
Do you have any Leneave in your genealogy? Howell and Ewell Leneave married sisters, Rebecca and Elizabeth Apperson Epperson. my email Howell is my gr grandpa. Thanks, Kathy
Added by kathy kalen on Jul 22, 2017 7:11 PM
MArtha J Bastion
Hello Lesa - I have benefited from your findagrave entries and I thank you for your work.

I am wondering if you know any living members of Martha J Bastion's family.

In her obituary, it states she had a child that died in infancy. I am wondering more about this child.

Please contact me at
Added by Anonymous on Jul 21, 2017 2:40 PM
William Heyne
Butler Family
Am I correct that you are related to the Butler family. If not then ignore. If so then I wonder if you can help me. My great-great-great-grandfather was William Fredrick Butler 1834-1898. His son Philip had a daughter named Philipine who is my great grandmother. Trying to get info on the Butler family back to Germany. Have you had any success. Also looking for any photos of family in Danville. Are you related to Peggy Epperson who lives in St. Paul Minnesota?
Added by William Heyne on Jul 10, 2017 9:39 AM
Mike 44
William McFarland
Hi Lesa,

Back in 2010 you put info on the grave of William McFarland in Find a Grave. You indicated he was buried in the Salem Cemetery near Attica, Indiana. Do you recall if he had a stone that you read or was your finding from some cemetery record? You knew he had been in the 72nd Indiana so where did you find that.

Thank you for your time and kind assistance.

Added by Mike 44 on Jul 06, 2017 2:07 PM
David Ruggles
John Eaton
John Eaton was my 3rd Great Grandfather. I saw that you have performed some research. Do you know how he passed or rather how he died? Link below is to his Find A Grave site. Thank you! Dave
Added by David Ruggles on Jun 19, 2017 11:08 PM
Billie May
Serena A & John B Lawson#279ooo94
Hi, I do have more info on Serena & John Lawson. May I ask, if I can send this to you, to add their children's names. Seen it was back in 2008, when you add them to Find A Grave.

Thank you.
Billie May.
Added by Billie May on Jun 18, 2017 3:42 PM
Julie Raab
Find A Grave Memorial# 26817136
I question whether Hester was ever married to Jacob Van Dorn. She was married to his brother Hezekiah, and Jacob was married twice to other ladies. I emailed Dave Van Doren who takes care of Jacob Van Dorn's find a grave site and his wife emailed me back and told me that Dave has passed away. Anyways, if you have info that would confirm the marriage of Jacob and Hester I would be very interested in it. But in all my research, I can't find it to be true. Thanks! Julie Raab
Added by Julie Raab on Jun 16, 2017 4:55 PM
John Kinsworthy
Phebe Beedle Morrow Find A Grave Mem# 29671785
Hi Lesa, I just submitted an edit for Phebe Beedle Morrow's (Memorial# 29671785) birth place but thought I'd follow it up with a note. I've been meaning to do this for a long time.

Please change her birth place from Miami (where she did live) to either Morgan Twp., Washington County, PA (the county name when she was born in 1784), or to Morgan Twp., Greene County, PA (what it's been since the 1790's when Greene County was formed from Washington and others.

There's so many of these similar errors with this family (and many others) but every small bit helps as you know. The following is more for any other reader who aren't familiar with the history.

First, there were no, none, zero settlers anywhere in the Ohio portion of the Northwest Territory in 1784 and only a few south of the Miami area starting in 1788/89. Any who tried were killed if they didn't escape back to KY fast enough.

More importantly, her father Joseph is known to have been living in Morgan Twp, Washington County PA at that time through their tax records. He and the family did not leave PA until 1788 or so, then they went to KY for about a year before arriving in the Columbia/Cincinnati area at the end of 1788. He then bought land and lived in what would be Warren County, OH around 1795 when the Indian Wars ended. He lived near his brother (my 4x GGF), Francis until moving to Miami County, Ohio around 1805 and then to Fountain County, IN just before 1830.

Hope this helps. Thanks for alllll your work!

Added by John Kinsworthy on Jun 10, 2017 3:08 AM
Deborah Pepper (#59064769)
30 May 2017

Please forgive me if youve already seen this request Ive sent it twice before, but cant find my request, or a response to same, in these Public Messages. Deborah Pepper, Find A Grave Memorial (#59064769) is my paternal 3rd Great Grandmother. I have quite a bit of information about her that Id like to place in her memorial. Would you please transfer her memorial to me? I will not remove references to you in the Created by section of her memorial Im not interested in numbers only in maintaining complete profiles of my family ancestors for my family, and any other interested parties, to review as a complete bio of that particular family member. I spent quite a bit of time recently in the Warren County, IN Courthouse and Union Cemetery in Warren County, gathering information and taking pictures of, not only her gravesite, but the gravesites of several other family members in Union Cemetery. My Grandmother is the only one that I have much information about, so I am only asking you to transfer her memorial. Had it not been for the work youve done with all of these memorials, I would not have even known where to begin looking for this generation of my family. For that, I am truly grateful. Thank you very much, Alan Deegan - ashgrove (#47650442)
Added by ashgrove on May 30, 2017 3:18 PM
Tina Douglas Stahl
Photo issue
I goofed.
My parents share a headstone, a photo of which was on my dad's Find A Grave page but was not on my mom's Find A Grave page. A photo that you'd taken. Misunderstanding the guidelines, I copied & pasted the photo from my dad's page to my mom's page. When I was made aware of my error (thank you Bob & Nancy Cannon for pointing this out!), I tried to delete it, but I can't figure out how to remove it without deleting the entire memorial page. All I can find is how to upload a picture. not delete one.
I'm very sorry.
Would please remove my name from under the photo, or delete it and upload it again? Her name is Frances Douglas, Find A Grave # 119315572.
Thanks so much,
Added by Tina Douglas Stahl on May 14, 2017 3:27 PM
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