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Carolyn [Lee] Kelly (#47510203)
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Bio Photo NOTE: Most picts I've done since June 2014 have been done from my car as walking is too much for me and some places are not for the electric wheelchair - so I get what I can - REMEMBER ANY picture is better than no picture, considering how much stones seem to deteriorate today - PLEASE redo these distant picts, so I can remove the bad ones.. TIA (Find A Grave will notify me, that the request has been filled!!)
I started photographing picts w/film camera back in 1998.. mostly of my own ancestors but that quickly went by the wayside when my husband bought me my first digital camera, then came external hard drives, well all you "old timers" for 'Find a Grave' know the rest of the story.. Fresh Air, Exercise, Peace & Quiet for the most part..
I am unable to do much any more and have FINALLY started up loading my picts, very few scans, mostly digital... My folks got me interested in Genealogy back in the late 1940's but didn't get very heavily into it until the early 90's - I've worked my LEE line back to the immigrant in the mid 1600's and have most LEEs(not ALL) lines back to my 1st Generation on this side of the water, up to abt 2001... then when the grandkids were getting too old to hang at the house, I'd pack them and cameras in the car... the older ones helped w/picture taking.. now I'm down to one challenged grandson and me in w/c...

If I add a pict to your Memorial, check to see if I added note. IF I've made mistake (typos happen) in transcribing or if you don't want that extra info, PLEASE let me know and I will remove it ASAP.

I have a lot of photos from the oldest cemeteries - oldest Memorials in my home town of Cumberland, RI, which I am slowly getting onLine, 99% are added now..

IF I post a line you are chasing, let me know and I will willingly/gladly transfer management, IF it is IN a cemetery ALREADY completed.. Please send additional info via the Edit in the upper RIGHT of each persons page, you want info added to. Please include sources AND you will be given credit for all you send that I add for you..

I have met, be it in person or onLine, in my past searching travels (in the LEE, PECK & CARPENTER Genealogy lines & cemetery photos), you know who you are.. Thank you....

A lot of my picts have extended into MA and I would love to thank "Massachusetts Vital Records Project" ( is Free onLine) by compilers of "Tan Books" and Rehoboth by JN Arnold & translated into computer language by John Slaughter and his helpers along the way.. for allowing me to add VR info to some pages.. great work John for doing all that you have done!

KEEP THIS IN MIND WHEN researching your family tree.
Records from mostly before 1900:
1. Mary T. Lincoln, the 'T' usually represents her maiden name, not her middle name initial.

AND Mostly before 1850:
2. Robert Todd Lincoln. The first born son's middle name is usually his mother's maiden name. In this example, Todd is his mother's maiden name.

3. AND Note also - frequently before 1800 - children were named after grandparents 1st, then parents..

I do try to answer SAC's promptly - IF I haven't done your request or inquiry within 2 wks, DO please remind me...

When I send you Locations of certain graves, please add to the page you have put up - IT IS NOT FOR MY BENEFIT BUT FOR THOSE WHO COME LATER.. I already know where these people are, Let's PLEASE help those who follow us...



#1 Dear Ancestor

Your tombstone stands among the rest
Neglected and alone
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished marble stone
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn

You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh and blood and bone
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own

Dear Ancestor. the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so
I wonder how you lived and loved
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot
And come to visit you.

It was written in 1906 by Walter Butler Palmer (1868-1932) FAG # 87759950

#2 This Is A Cemetery…

Lives are commemorated
Deaths are recorded
Families are reunited
Memories are made tangible
And love is undisguised.
This is a cemetery.

Communities accord respect,
Families bestow reverence,
Historians seek information
And our heritage is thereby enriched.

Testimonies of devotion, pride and remembrance are carved in stone to pay warm tribute to accomplishments and to the life – not death – of a loved one. The cemetery is homeland for family memorials that are a sustaining source of comfort to the living.

A cemetery is a history of people – a perpetual record of yesterday and a sanctuary of peace and quiet today. A cemetery exists because every life is worth loving and remembering – always.

copyright: Mary Lou Brannon
of Dubuque, Iowa area - circa 2004

1) Remember just about ANY picture is better than no picture.

2) Once you get the genealogy virus/bug, it is very tough to shake it off, there are no known antibiotics to treat this illness ;-)
"Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error." ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero.
EXCELLENT article:

lots of great tips & links
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Ralph Richard Lee
Thanks, Carolyn for adding the info to Ralph's biography. I remember visiting him in the hospital after on of his corrective surgeries, around 1972-1973 time frame. He ran study groups for amateur radio operators, to test for various classes of licenses.
Added by sticksandstones on Jan 15, 2017 5:56 PM
Elizabeth Davis
I am trying to send you an update, but Find A Grave is acting cranky. She was the w/o Moses; the daughter of Abraham Anthony, Jr and Mary Chace; the mother of Daniel Davis (1787-1853) and Abraham Davis (1786-1842)
Added by GPoppa on Jan 10, 2017 10:57 AM
RE: Re: Inez Hall
Thank you for the transfer. Marie and her daughter, Amanda, and I all worked for Kings County Health Department in Hanford, CA. Marie was the director of the laboratory, I was a lab assistant and Amanda worked in the accounting department. The three of us also attended the same church.

I had attended another co-worker's funeral yesterday and when I sent the info about my connection to Inez, I wasn't thinking straight. Marie's mother (Ellen) was the sister of Inez. I never met Inez because she hadn't lived here. Ellen, Marie and Amanda had lived here.

JC (Jan)
Added by JC on Nov 16, 2016 12:58 PM
Mary Watts
Ezekiel Smth
Ezekiel Smith according to his tombstone was born June 30, 1789.
Added by Mary Watts on Nov 15, 2016 6:30 PM
RE: Inez Hall
Hi Carolyn,

My connection to Inez Hall is that of a close family friend. I have been working with her niece on the family genealogy. Inez's sister, Marie, passed away a few months ago. She was like a second mother to me in addition to being my boss for many years. If you would be willing to transfer to me, I would be honored to have her memorial in my care. Thank you for your time and consideration.

JC (#46996543)
Added by JC on Nov 15, 2016 1:55 PM
RE: Eliza Brown Ormsbee
As always never any rush! I hope you are feeling better <3
Added by FrancisMattesonLine on Nov 09, 2016 3:27 PM
Virginia D
RE: William McKinley
You are very welcome. Fond wishes for your continued recovery.
Virginia D.
Added by Virginia D on Nov 08, 2016 3:53 PM
Dear Carol,

I'm sorry to learn of your vision trouble. That makes it doubly impressive you took the time to write me back. Again, we all owe you a big debt of gratitute for your many years of outstanding work for Find-a-Grave. Please also convey my thanks to the other regulars who have been so generous in documenting your area cemeteries.

Take care!

Added by JM on Oct 02, 2016 12:11 PM
WOW! Thank you, Carolyn!
Carolyn, Thank you SO much for your excellent photos and documentation of Prospect Hill Cemetery. The map of the cemetery layout and edited photo showing where the various Taft graves are in relation to each other is VERY helpful! Thank you for going above and beyond. This is especially helpful since so many people are linking to these early American Revolutionary ancestor graves.

Thank you for your many years of work!
Added by JM on Sep 29, 2016 11:12 AM
RE: Lane
Not a big hurry, Carole! Enjoy your visit!
Added by FrancisMattesonLine on Sep 05, 2016 7:45 PM
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