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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 2014. 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.

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.

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.

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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Paul Murphy
RE: Murphy Burial
Will this is coincidental - I posted a request using the edit form, and the grave that was listed simply under Robert Murphy that was my great uncle has been changed to Robert Elliot Murphy information and is now listed in the cemetery twice both showing the correct headstone. I just looked at that this morning, I swear on my life, and my great uncle was listed but it had the wrong picture! :-( Thanks for responding! I need to try and get Robert C Murphy info and his headstone there now....
Added by Paul Murphy on Apr 18, 2017 3:50 PM
Paul Murphy
Murphy Burial
Good morning James. I just wanted to point out a correction on one of your burial photos. It is for Robert Murphy in the Florida National Cemetery that was a private in the US Army, died 1996, born in 1919. The photo you have for him is for a Robert Elliot Murphy, who was in the US Navy and born in 1924 - not the same person. The Robert that was in the Army is my great uncle - I have not seen any photos yet of his grave, but according to Veteran Burial records from the US Govt, he is in Section 203 Site 582. Thank you for all you do by adding photos - it is very much appreciated. Hopefully soon I can find a headstone for Robert as well as get more information from his wife!

Thanks James!
Added by Paul Murphy on Apr 18, 2017 7:30 AM
D. Coyne Leatherdale # 161565166
I have sent you an update for D. Coyne Leatherdale. Could you please check your Edits. Thxs.
Added by BP on Apr 17, 2017 9:20 AM
Cynthia Collier
RE: Delis Lemon Peterson
I couldn't find her birth certificate info either. However, her marriage info shows the middle initial of M, and at least one of the photos posted have her middle name as Metta. It's amazing that so many official documents and grave stones have incorrect information. Your call. Thanks.
Added by Cynthia Collier on Apr 05, 2017 9:13 AM
Barbara A. Seitz
Hi James
In regards to your letter, I would consider the one who has the most correct Burial Record recordings would be the one Find A Grave would be pleased to have on their website, note: not the one with the least and incorrect information. If you are viewing all my Burial Records and if you want to explain and find the other persons of many, then you could take all your time to search and find these kind people and let them know there are more up dated material by others, then suggest they delete their burial record noting they should search and find with their time to see the new and updated Records of the Real Family whom theirs belong too.
I know you appreciated my helping you with our family tree together.
Barbara A. (Durham Force Matthews) Seitz U E
Family Tree's
Added by Barbara A. Seitz on Mar 31, 2017 8:58 AM
RE: Irish John Wilson
Well done. I see you already have what I just sent you!
Nice to meet a cousin and researcher!
Added by FranA on Mar 29, 2017 2:30 PM
RE: Irish John Willson #102229647
Thanks, I'll send some details as well by the edit function. My mom researched the family for our United Empire Loyalist designation. This family, parents and 11 children, left the US when they lost their lands during the revolutionary war.
Articles here : Ontario Historical Society, vol 31, "Irish John Willson, and Family, Loyalists" by Pearl Wilson:.
Hope that helps with details.
Added by FranA on Mar 29, 2017 1:12 PM
Irish John Willson #102229647
Hi James - so amazed to find his and Elizabeth's memorial. Wonderful that you found them. You know he drowned in the Niagara River, body not found?
Are you a descendant through the Lemon family?
Any stories or photos?
Bests, Fran, Victoria, BC
Added by FranA on Mar 29, 2017 11:25 AM
Barbara A. Seitz
Hello James
Since I came on this site not knowing anyone and data entering my own information of what I have, now I am meeting the string of families I also call my new found relatives. Went through 400 Margaret Matthews, it must be your's. I will find it, so now I am not able too place my lineage in and join my family tree, knowing it is also yours.

Family Trees the same and yet the info is different. That what makes more than one of the same Family Tree.
Something to think about, some info from you, some info from me, some info from others, the same family heritage.
Added by Barbara A. Seitz on Mar 24, 2017 4:52 PM
Barbara A. Seitz
Hello James
Adam Matthews b 1807.
Ninian "Holmes" Matthews is his name. No one could pronoun Ninian so they all called him Holmes.
His stone should have been Ninian H Matthews.
Barbara A. (Matthews) Seitz
Added by Barbara A. Seitz on Mar 24, 2017 4:24 PM
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