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Carol N (#48106004)
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Bio Photo I started visiting cemeteries during Sunday drives with my family when I was a child. We would often make a game of finding the oldest date on the headstones.

In college I provided the wheels for many a road trip to escape campus life. It was then that I learned to visit a cemetery with a flashlight just after dark so that I could cast a shadow across a nearly smooth stone and be able to read the shadows created.

There are some towns I am unable to drive through without stopping to visit the grave of a family member or friend; leaving the requisite flower or penny or even a stone as a sign that someone remembers and came to pay respect.

Some cemeteries are enjoyed because they command such spectacular views, whether in countryside or city.

While I love doing my own geneaology, I also enjoy helping others with theirs. Cemeteries and headstones quickly become a natural fit with such endeavors.

Since joining the Find A Grave community I have ventured into even more cemeteries than ever and have learned to appreciate a lot about my local community, its history and families.

As a career biologist, I also enjoy finding many unique plant communities existing in some of the oldest cemeteries in my locale. The wildlife making their homes or their livings in cemeteries is fascinating to watch. Also, some large cemeteries contain the most wonderful tree specimens around.

It surprises me how often searching for dead persons I find and learn to appreciate the living ones; beit long distant family members, local cemetery workers and walkers or neighbors, and other volunteers with Find A Grave.

Keep up the good work and happy hunting, Everyone!
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N J Martin
Memorial# 154774716 This is my (step but real to me) grandpa's family. I am going to have to go out there and see if I can read this stone better bec, it def says the child died 1853 I think it says Oct 28 and they were def 4 yrs old and I think it says 9 M 17 or 11 D. The problem is Andrew Jackson Hoppes & Mary Ann Clem didn't have a child fitting this one in 1850 and this child would have been on the census with them. So that is what I can't figure out. No matter how you figure it the child had to appear on the 1850 census if they died in 1853 and was 4 yrs old when they died. And there is no child on that census who did not make it into adulthood.

I will try to get out there its not far from me and see if or what I can find. I will also look in the Quaker records there might be something in there on this child's death. As the Hoppes/Stanley's were Quaker.

Added by N J Martin on Apr 08, 2017 10:16 AM
Samuel Moore Ball

Thank you so much for the perfect photo of the headstone for Samuel Moore Ball. I was hoping to be able to confirm his death and birth dates and you did an excellent job capturing all the details! I greatly appreciate all of your help,


Added by Danna on Jan 24, 2017 2:24 PM
Tim Beckman
RE: Greetings
Hi Carol,

I just now noticed that you left a message on my contributor page in June. It is indeed a small world :-) it was good to hear from you and hope to see you soon.
Added by Tim Beckman on Aug 15, 2016 7:00 PM
LaTricia Simpson
Jackson Wisehart
Are you related to Jackson Wisehart? He is my 1st cousin 4x removed. If you are related to him I would like to see what information you have on him.

LaTricia Cordes
Added by LaTricia Simpson on Feb 06, 2016 11:17 AM
Donald Veatch
RE: We may be distant cousins
Hello Carol - Good of you to write me. Yes, we are cousins. Ida Mae Allshouse was the daughter Ann Jane Adams Allshouse & Finley who married my Great Grandfather Alfred Veatch. The Lady who wrote the newsletters that I think you're referring to was my Aunt Merna Jean Veatch Urso. I still have several of Merna's Newsletters if you're interested - she was quite focused on the Allshouse family. My email address is on my profile, if you are interested.

Again, It's good to meet you Carol !
Added by Donald Veatch on Nov 24, 2015 4:00 PM
Mark McCrady
Travis Darnell

Someone gave you the wrong directions for locating the grave of Travis. This is a new section with very few burials. There is only one bronze bench in this section, and it is to the left as you enter, not the right, and it isn't Travis on the bronze military plaque. There is to the north of the bench a new grave, however, this grave is not marked in any way, there is no name on it so no way to tell if this is Travis or not. I took photos to show you what it looked like, but I will not post them on his memorial unless I can be certain that is his grave. I suggest that you take your request down, and wait until some one puts up a stone or marker for him.

Added by Mark McCrady on Sep 23, 2015 6:25 PM
Bert & Myrtle
Hi Carol, I hope you don't mine me transferring Bert & Myrtle to you. I thought it would be easier for you to add any future information if it becomes available than going thru an edit and then waiting. I was going to edit Ethel to show Myrtle as her mother but after reading that awesome story I would have been wrong.
Added by randy on Aug 30, 2015 9:36 AM
Kenneth Young
Samuel Edwards
Hello Carol,

Do you have a Find A Grave Memorial # for these people?

Their suggestion: Samuel Edwards
1st wife: Harriet Ann Hackwood (1839-1869) - mother of Samuel Edwards, Jr.

2nd wife: Ann Elizabeth Moore (1847-1882) - mother of William Morple, George Henry, Louisa Ann, Arthur T., and Oliver W.

3rd wife: Martha Henshaw (1849-1925) - mother of Herbert Frederick and Levi Robert

Added by Kenneth Young on Aug 29, 2015 11:03 PM
Are you still active on Find A Grave?
Hi Carol,

The edits I sent you back on March 17th are still awaiting your approval.

Are you still active on Find A Grave?

Some people who have been on Find A Grave for a long time still don't know about the new edit features and how to approve edits. If you need help with finding where you click to do edit approvals, let me know and I can help you. :)

Thank you!

Added by CHANDLER on Apr 07, 2015 11:33 AM
Rachel Vonderheide 112987574
Hello Carol,

Just a friendly reminder that I sent a suggestion to you regarding your Find A Grave memorial for Rachel Vonderheide.

Link to memorial:

I just wanted to make sure it wasn't accidentally overlooked.

Thank you for all of your contributions to Find A Grave!

Added by CHANDLER on Mar 26, 2015 8:12 AM
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