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David R. Cheesman, Sen. (#13482137)
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Bio Photo Retired public relations executive, inspector, newspaper columnist, fine arts artist, short story writer, "Ghost writer" and author of more than 35 books, including CHEESMAN FAMILY HERITAGE, The CHEESMAN DOSSIER, CHEESMAN DOSSIER II: RELATED FAMILIES, and The ILLUSTRATED GARDEN OF STONES Cemetery Book series.
It's difficult to read many old burialstones, depending on the style and technique of the stone engraver, or simply depending on age, wear and mother nature... an 8 might be taken for a 3, or a 5 might be mistaken for a 6, among other numeral combinations. Also bear in mind that some stone carvers have made mistakes because the written material for them to inscribe from was not always clear or legible.
If I am found to have misread a monument, let me know and I will promptly correct it as soon as I am able. Except for the cemeteries that I've worked on and have written about, my primary focus is on Cheeseman - Cheesman - Chessman and all variations of the surname, people related and associated to these families, and their their close friends.
I usually go on-line about once a month more or or less... Quite frankly, I don't trust or really care for computers because of so much misinformation, dirt, viruses and trechery that's commonly posted on them. Find-a-grave is one of the very few sites that I trust and go on.
I am certainly and genuinely always happy to hear from relatives and friends, and will try to respond to inquries as soon it is possible.
Your thoughts and messages are important to me, but I am slow at times, so please be patience.

Surnames that I am primarily focused on for a new book in progress:
Augastat / Augustat, Baker, Bernabe, Besser, Cheesman / Cheeseman / Cheseman, Chesman / Chessman, / Chisman, Clark, Cox, Cupps, Friar / Fryer, Hedger, Herrin / Herring / Heron, Hughes, LaHa, Laundry / Landrie, Orcutt, Plough, Sexton, Thornburg / Thornburgh, Valentine, Willson / Wilson.

Associated surnames; Brennecke, De Floris, Pellizzaro, Ramos, Renaud, Somogyi, Stachowski / Stackowski, among others.

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Jennifer Harris
Albert Kite
I'm researching Kite's and came across this find a grave memorial. I cannot tell from the picture but is there a chance that the initials could be R & M.J. instead of M.L.? I have a Reuben and Mary Jane Kite that had a son Albert. I wasn't sure if you could see better from the picture you had taken.
Added by Jennifer Harris on Feb 05, 2017 8:30 AM
Gary Roberts
B.G. Cheesman
B.G. Cheesman was my great aunt, the sister of my grandmother Emma Lee Ingram Roberts. My father Burton Lee Roberts was named after B.G.'s husband Burton Cheesman.

I would love to know more about this Cheesman couple.


Gary Roberts
10909 Shawn Lee Cove
Austin, TX 78753
Added by Gary Roberts on Jan 12, 2017 12:57 PM
Marian Ann Montgomery
John Howard Payne
I'm doing research on an embroidery made circa 1805 in Albany, NY, supposedly by the daughter of John Howard Payne. Any idea who he married and the names of his children?
Added by Marian Ann Montgomery on Dec 06, 2016 1:04 PM
thomas forman cheesman
benjamin forman cheesman III
i am thomas forman cheesman son of benjamin thomas cheesman son of benjamin forman cheesman III. i would like to thank you for all the information you have gathered . i myself still live in flushing where my relatives have lived for over a hundred and 30 years. if there is anymore information you can provide me with or which direction to go in for further material i would love to pursue it. thank you so much my email is look forward to hearing from you
Added by thomas forman cheesman on Dec 01, 2016 6:33 PM
RE: Nehemiah Cheesman, Robert Austin Dunbar, etc
How kind of you! I will send an email later. Thank you very much for your invitation. S.R.F.
Added by S.R.F. on Oct 01, 2016 7:59 AM
Nehemiah Cheesman (1804-1882) was the husband of my fourth great-aunt, Rebecca A Cornelius. Her father, Pvt George Washington Cornelius (1772-1833), who served in the War of 1812, was my fourth great-grandfather.

Nehemiah and Rebecca had two children (that I know of): Richard (1829-1901) and Katherine (1832-1833).

Do you know Robert Austin Dunbar Jr, who is on Find-A-Grave (# 47388087)? He is also a Cheesman relative and has Cheesmans in his family tree on ancestry.

S.R.F. (# 47738583).
Added by S.R.F. on Sep 30, 2016 6:51 PM
Bonnie Shirley Amery
Find A Grave Memorial# 5090637
Please advise regarding the 2 headstone photos. I much prefer the August 2016 photo and will delete the other, if you agree.
Bonnie Shirley Amery
Added by Bonnie Shirley Amery on Aug 28, 2016 12:51 PM
Kathy Hornbuckle-Pearson
My name is Kathy Pearson, My great aunt on my mothers side was married to Frederick Louis Cheesman. In your writings you show that he died in 1925 but as of August 14. 2016 at the age of 92, he was very much alive and kicking at our Moore family reunion. He is the son of Carl Wallace and Rebecca Madge (Hadley) Cheesman, Born January 3, 1924. He married Mable Virginia Moore, October 20, 1951 in Noblesville, Indiana. She passed away February 4, 2013 in Muncie, Indiana. He has two sons: Frederick Jr., born May 11, 1952 and Douglas Keith Cheesman, born October 16, 1955. I do have pictures of him and my great aunt if you would like to see them. You can e-mail me at: Thank you for your time,
Added by Kathy Hornbuckle-Pearson on Aug 18, 2016 2:50 AM
Vicki Ledbetter
RE: Emma Taylor, d.o.d. 15 MAY 1899
Thank you so much, although that was not my intention. I did some research in Lafayette a few weeks ago, and finally found her d.o.d.! I accept and thank you so much for all you've done and do for findagrave! Hope you are well.
Added by Vicki Ledbetter on Jul 17, 2016 12:51 PM
RE: Esther Marie Hickman
Would you like to have a copy of her death cert. She is a 2nd cousin 2x remove
Added by Thayne on Jul 07, 2016 10:04 PM
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