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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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William Ream
B. Shirley Gilbert Cruea's memorial
About nine months ago, I sent you a message asking you to update Shirley Gilbert Cruea's memorial. Unfortunately, my memory isn't too good and I don't recall if I ever thanked you for that update. I would like to thank you now for that update. Please forgive me for the lateness of this thank you note.
Added by William Ream on Mar 24, 2017 8:32 AM
Paula Stout
Find a grave#49467112
Looking for a George W. Pugh, can you read the bottom of the cemetery marker. Most of the Pugh's were buried in this area?

Paula Stout
Added by Paula Stout on Mar 18, 2017 8:03 PM
Deborah Bracken
David James Memorial #26907506
For David James, you have him listed as being married to several women, including Catherine T Blind (an ancestor of mine) but in the obituary, it lists no Catherine as a spouse. I was wondering what your sourcing was and if you would be willing to share any of your sourcing for this family.
Added by Deborah Bracken on Mar 12, 2017 9:10 AM
Lucy and George Hannegan
Dear Leesa,
First of all, I am so grateful you do all this work. (You and all others who are doing it!) I have been on an endless search for someone named Lucy Allen Hannegan. I have a piece of mourning jewelry with her name. I don't know if it is Edward Allen Hannegan's mother or daughter (or could be sister, but I have no idea). There is nothing anywhere about his parents, other than they moved from Kentucky to Ohio. EAHannegan went on to Indiana where he was a senator. (He lived from 1807 - 1859.) Your photos of two graves- two for Lucy Allen Hannegan, one of which I believe is shared with George Hannegan. The dates on the two Lucy graves are slightly different. They are both August dates, but they are both hard to read. I can't tell if they are the same person. The dates listed for George Hannegan don't seem to match what I see on the stone. What I read is 'Died May 20, 1837 aged 25" What is listed is that he was born in "b. 1872 d. Mar. 20, 1897" I'm not sure where those dates came from. Anyway,you would be a HERO to me, if you could double check the dates on those graves. It's possible that these are relatives of EAH and if so, it would be the first time in YEARS I've found anything-- and there is quite a bit written about this man!! Thank you so much for whatever you can do. Emily
Added by 25thgeneration on Mar 11, 2017 11:55 AM
Ann P Cruz
Hi Lesa,

I saw you had posted this picture of a Norwood grave. I'm searching for my birth father. My birthmother was Sue Jane Norwood, and in sorting through DNA it is quite possible an Epperson was my father. My mother would have gotten pregnant December 1952/January 1953, I was born in Sept. 1953. Not sure which Epperson male it is, she had a passion for older men, but she was only 19 when she got pregnant, perhaps even a one night stand. She had recently graduated from Danville High School in Illinois. Karen Jane Morrison is my closed DNA match in GED match, she is tied to the Eppersons some how. Does any of this sound plausible to you? Thanks. My email is
Added by Ann P Cruz on Mar 10, 2017 12:27 PM
George High
When I posted my earlier query (Can you tell me where the birth, death and lifespan information for the George High grave in Redwood Cemetery came from? Was it from the cemetery records or on the grave marker?) I omitted the reference number for him (20527663) and the data referred to: Feb 10,1826-Feb 2, 1864, aged 37 ys, 11ms, 22ds. I hope this information is in time to save you extra work in answering the query.
Added by Anonymous on Mar 06, 2017 10:12 AM
Laurence Seits
Mother of FAG #30529396
Dear Ms. Epperson: In a public edit I tried to suggest that the mother of Lucile Thelma Rusk was Miriam Towell vice Powell. However, I mis-keyed on my keyboard and accidentally cut off and now I can't get back in. So. If you have access to, perhaps you could get a copy of Lucille Rusk's death certificate #64-004487 which lists her mother as Miriam Towell. If you do not have access to I can e-mail you a copy of Miriam's death certificate. I submit that Miriam's mother is Find A Grave #19864304 in Bloomingdale Friends Cemetery south of Bloomingdale in Penn Twp., Parke Co., IN. If you have access to Willard Heiss' Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volume VII, Part 5, p. 287, Miriam Towell is shown as the daughter of George Towell and his wife Mary Lindley. To change the subject, in the latest Newsletter of the FCGS, I really appreciated the copy of the Tangier Grade School photo. Best wishes, Larry Seits in Benton, IL
Added by Laurence Seits on Mar 05, 2017 9:16 AM
Janet Damm
Memorial# 61202637
I see the my gr gr uncle has a very nice headstone with a lengthy inscription. I would like to know what it says because in the photo it is unreadable because of the glare of the sun. Mt. Pisgah Cem. Georgetown, Amos Sanders d. 1894.
Thanks for any help you can give.
Janet Damm
Added by Janet Damm on Mar 03, 2017 1:27 PM
Susan Sheldon
Hi Lisa
First I'd like to thank you for the thorough job you've done documenting and providing photos for many of my ancestors in the Covington Indiana area.
I did note a misspelling of a spouse's name though for Elizabeth Graham Moriis 1800-1875 in Bend cemetery, Covington. His name was Ignatius Morris. I'm currently tracking him through the usual routes of migration. They were married in Pickaway Ohio in 1816 but no doubt originated further east.
Again, thank you so much for all you've done to preserve the memory of so many people.
Added by Susan Sheldon on Mar 02, 2017 9:26 PM
Redwood grave
Thank you for all work you put into this project.
Can you tell me where the birth, death and lifespan information for the George High grave in Redwood Cemetery came from? Was it from the cemetery records or on the grave marker?
Added by Anonymous on Mar 02, 2017 2:06 PM
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