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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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Carolyn (Lee) Kelly - deceased
To all who might wish to leave a message for Carol, please see Find A Grave # 179774246. She is missed beyond words. Not a day goes by that I think of all the years I've known Carol, and for the years we have been working on the cemeteries together. Carol taking the pictures, and me doing the bios as best that I could with what I had to work with. She is in heaven now and suffers no more.

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Added by Alison Franks on Jun 05, 2017 1:42 PM
Thank you for the transfers, Carolyn and thanks for all your hard work! Really appreciated!
Added by JBW2002 on Apr 24, 2017 7:06 AM
Allan Wenzel
Hi Carol,

Thanks for the information. I wonder what they did with the headstones after copying the inscriptions? Maybe someone's walkway?

Allan Wenzel
Added by Allan Wenzel on Mar 20, 2017 2:47 PM
RE: re: Elizabeth Davis 1762-1794
No problem. Hope this year is better for you
Added by GPoppa on Mar 16, 2017 4:02 PM
Ellery Gilbert
Love finding the whole story behind this family! Thank you for all your help!
Added by StorybehindtheStones on Mar 16, 2017 3:02 PM
Lewis Hilton
Records for Mineral Springs Cemetery
Hi I am curious who keeps the record of burials at the Mineral Springs Cemetery. You show the name of my great uncle on a headstone there Henry H Hilton but there is no birthdate or date of death. I have all information except when he passed away and was buried. I have tried looking in Ancestry at Rhode Island death records but can find nothing on him. His wife and her family are on the marker.
Thank You for any information you can give me.
Bing Hilton
Added by Lewis Hilton on Feb 27, 2017 11:40 PM
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
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