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James Lemon (#46987614)
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Bio Photo I am very much enjoying doing our family genealogy and learning about our family. The "Lemon/Coburn" side, the "Eastman/Beals" side (my mother's side) and the "Reid/Dull" side (my wife's). If anyone has any stories about our families I would love to see them.

I am working with Family Tree Maker 2017. I really enjoy working with this program. This project helps to keep my mind active. Originally from Galesburg, Michigan we now live in Lady Lake, Florida.

Please help me with corrections.If you have additional info or a correction to one or more of my memorials please use the edit button then suggest a correction on that memorial. Leaving me a message makes it harder to make that correction.

Submitting a SAC ("Suggest a Correction" on the Edit tab) is the ONLY way to give me the information I need for corrections or transfer requests. I will not make changes from public messages. Please don't make me turn off public messages. (Public messages don't have the necessary links to do changes efficiently.) I take a lot of time posting these memorials. I am only too happy to make changes when I make a mistake but most of the time these public messages don't have enough information and don't even tell me what cemetery the person is in. I'm an old man and have a severe case of CRS so I'm not going to try to find your memorial in error.

BEFORE you post a memorial please be sure to check to see if there is a memorial already posted. Duplicate memorials make it confusing for another researcher knowing which one to link to. I have posted memorials up to 8 years prior to someone else but they knew more information than I did so they posted their memorial and then asked me to delete my posting, saying that because they had more information theirs took presidence. VERY inconsiderate. I, and most other members, am ALWAYS willing to correct any mistake or add any additional information or link. Let's keep this FREE Find A Grave website for it's original intention and respect each other. We are not in this for a contest. We are trying to help distant family members find the burial location of their family members.

Connie and I have taken Genealogical trips researching our families and taking pictures of headstones in many cemeteries. We have been to Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, & Canada recording cemeteries. If anyone has any further information or corrections please feel free to contact me so I can make this information as complete and correct as possible. If I know we have family members in a cemetery I usually take pictures of every legible, and some barely legible, headstones.

These trips have afforded us the pleasure of meeting many distant cousins and we even found the original "Lemon" house built in 1809 and still being lived in in Columbia County, Pennsylvania. I had the pleasure of talking with a man that had grown up in the house and could tell me many stories of its history.

A picture is worth a thousand words. Consequently I don't always record every inscription on the headstone. It is already written in stone.

We don't take all these pictures as if we're in some sort of a contest. We do it so we can help other people researching for their family members. I much prefer having a picture of the headstone. It is my belief that in death the family is much more likely to record the proper/correct information. It is true that upon rare occasions an engraver will make a mistake but much less likely than a census taker. Census records are a good guide but some people are very lackadaisical in giving the correct information to the census taker or the census taker is only trying to earn a pay check and just writes down what he/she wants, the way he/she hears it and many times very unledgible.

Unfortunately, Connie passed away on February 12, 2011. I will carry on but researching is not the same without her help. I truly miss being able to use her as a sounding board for ideas and problems. We really enjoyed traveling and taking photos of cemeteries.

Family research can be an addiction, it is for me, but it can be very rewarding and is a great avenue for meeting and corresponding with many distant relatives. I wish everyone happy hunting in your research.

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Coburn Family - Michigan (13)
Eastman Family - Michigan (15)
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Lemon Family - Canada (46)
Lemon Family - Illinois
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Reid Family - Michigan
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Messages left for James Lemon (647)[Leave Message]
Carrie Gascoigne
Vivian Gascoigne
Hello Jim,

I must apologize - I was still wading through my emotions when I posed my question, but I do appreciate your response. Yes, my grandmother was born in the 20s, but my grandfather died young of a heart attack, three years before my parents even had the chance to meet, seven years before I was born. I know in my heart that they are now finally together again for eternity.

Thank you as well, for transferring management of her memorial to me. I do truly appreciate that.

Lastly, a small bit of fateful? perplexing? irony - you created her memorial on my younger brother's birthday, January 9th. How weird is that? :) Greater forces at work, I think.

Cheers,
Carrie
Added by Carrie Gascoigne on Sep 16, 2017 6:45 PM
Carrie Gascoigne
M. Vivian Parks Gascoigne
I'm just curious how you have a record up for my grandmother dating back to January, when she only passed away today?
Added by Carrie Gascoigne on Sep 11, 2017 7:02 PM
Joachim Hawn
RE: Ryan
Jim,

Thanks for the response and the information. Question: In said instances, is there a process or procedure that would facilitate the verification? There are several Ryan siblings buried in disparate locales, it'd be nice to re-connect them as it were.

Thank you in advance.

Joachim
Added by Joachim Hawn on Sep 02, 2017 5:15 PM
Michael Sharpe
I believe Martha Proctor nee Lemon
Was born in 1843 (Apr. 11 1843) suggested by all Census records etc. that I have found.

regards
Mike
Added by Michael Sharpe on Aug 29, 2017 9:29 PM
James Wagner
RE: Photo of Catherine Lemon Beamer
Sorry. I had a stone from St. Andrew's Anglican Church Cemetery in Grimsby that had a Catherine Beamer on it, but upon closer inspection both the dates and her husband's name didn't match your request. I have photographed all the stones in that cemetery and there is no other stone for Catherine Beamer.
James Wagner
Added by James Wagner on Aug 27, 2017 4:13 PM
Jeanne Koniuszy
Photos on Memorials
James, Do you ever consider swapping out a monument photo for one you took and posted? You have done a tremendous job in Benton Cemetery in Pennsylvania, and I appreciate seeing your name as the submitter on so many of my family ancestors. Occasionally I run across a photo I have taken that is a bit clearer than the one you have posted and wonder if it is possible to substitute it? I would be happy to send you the photo and have you post it so that it still shows you as the contributor. I don't have any problem with that. I just don't want to post two photos of the same headstone. Please advise. Jeanne Koniuszy
Added by Jeanne Koniuszy on Aug 24, 2017 10:56 PM
NINA EASTMAN
HANNAH LEMMONS
Hey Jim, I'm looking for information on Hannah Lemmons. She would have been my 3rd great grandmother, married to Thomas Harlan. The only thing I can figure is that she may have been married before to a Lemmons. Thanks for any help you can give me
Added by NINA EASTMAN on Aug 23, 2017 9:48 AM
Nettles
RE: Samuel Keys
Thanks Jim for all your work at Greenwood Cemetery and processing the edits so timely. You have helped my research a great deal. Thanks again.
Added by Nettles on Jul 31, 2017 6:08 PM
McNamaraCanada
Nancy Glover Brookfield
James, if you are on Facebook you may wish to join the group that I have set up titled Buchner Mills Brookfield Doan Family Group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/684270458441679/members/

Another group that may interest you is Loyalist in depth study

Sandy McNamara

Added by McNamaraCanada on Jul 23, 2017 12:53 AM
Barbara A. Seitz
The Donly Family
James,
Thank you for the transfers.
Barbara
Added by Barbara A. Seitz on Jul 15, 2017 3:27 PM
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