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Marc Doty (#46843703)
 member for 11 years, 3 days
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Bio Photo Transfers: I will transfer ownership to direct descendants within four generations - the same as Find A Grave guidelines. Otherwise, I'm happy to add to memorials and make links, just click on the "Edit" tab on the top right of the memorial.

One line of my ancestors (CROSE) lived in Tippecanoe Co., IN in the 1820s. Some of their cousins lived in the next county to the south, Boone, and some south of that in Hendricks Co. I live in northern Hendricks Co., and am taking photos mostly in Boone and Hendricks, including the older, more difficult to read stones. Hopefully, these photographs will be around longer than the headstones. Many are on the verge of not being readable - even with the sun at a good angle and using tricks to bring out the text.

Since I've been doing genealogy research for a number of years, I can see a real benefit in seeing headstones, rather than relying on a transcription. To me, the important thing is to be able to read the inscription (names & dates, child of ...), but not really the verse below it. It's also important to know who is buried next to who. I'll mention that if I notice a connection.

Cemeteries that are completed - meaning that I photographed everything and have posted all that was readable. Other transcriptions may have more names.
Beck - Bethel (Boone Co.) - Bethel (52nd St Indy) - Browns Wonder - Jones -
Lowry -Macedonia - Mintonye - Mt Union -
Mt. Zion - North Branch - Oak Hill (Sect 1-30, 34N & 34S) - Plainview (Colfax) - Pleasant Hill (Indy) - Pleasant View (Dover) - Poplar Grove - Prebster - Old Union Church - Richland - Robison - St. Malachy West - Salem - Sparks - Taylor - Trotter (I can only find 33 of the 64 markers) - Weaver - Zionsville

I currently use a 10M Canon Powershot camera which will take pictures at 3648 x 2736 pixels. Normally I reset the resolution to 2272 x 1704 and then on the computer, especially with worn headstones, I turn up the contrast 20-30%, and lower the brightness 5-10% and keep the compression at 98 to 99%. When I started posting for Find a Grave, the photo file size limit was 250 KB, then 350, 500, 750, 2000 3000 and now 8000 KB. I use photo editing software that I downloaded for free - it's much better than what Canon or Olympus gives you with their camera. With Photoscape I know the file size before I save the file.

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KJ Thomas
Transfer request
Hi Marc,

I am hoping you would transfer the memorials of my great grandparents - William Heatherington (#74459259) and Mary Jane Hanson Heatherington (#74413506). I've recently found their obituaries and would like to add more information to their memorials.

Thank you,

Karin Thomas
Added by KJ Thomas on May 26, 2017 8:54 AM
Neil Funkhouser
Old Photo
Hi Marc,

Thank you for the photo you put of my great grand-father's grave back in 2009. Since then, we have updated photos, so I was wondering if wouldn't mind removing the old photo that is now out-of-date. Here's the link:

https://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=36473254&PIpi=17277346

Many thanks.

All the best,
Neil
Added by Neil Funkhouser on May 25, 2017 8:20 AM
Patrice Beam
RE: Arthur E. Muth
Thanks for the information.
Added by Patrice Beam on May 23, 2017 12:03 PM
Patrice Beam
Arthur E. Muth
I am trying to confirm if this is the Arthur E. Muth who was a Democrat candidate for Supervisor, First Ward in or near Cross River, NY.
Added by Patrice Beam on May 21, 2017 11:09 AM
kjack9198
Peter Francis Jackson
Hi,

I am the Great Grandson of Peter Francis Jackson, findagrave ID 26590944. b 28 Feb 1841, d 5 Dec 1917 and buried in New Lancaster, KS. I'd like to get his entry updated to show his parents, also buried in the New Lancaster, KS cemetery:
Jesse Jackson, ID 80836488
Clarissa Serot Jackson, ID 80836488

It's up to you, but if you like, I'll be happy to have you transfer maintenance responsibility to me and I'll keep it updated. Thanks a bunch for a very nicely done entry.

Best Regards,
Kevin
Added by kjack9198 on May 16, 2017 1:55 PM
jon arno
Please Edit
Hi Marc,

Would you be so kind as to edit 65272420?

Rebecca's last name was Coltrain

Born 4/20/1855 Died Jan 27, 1954

Her father was Lindon Coltrain 1826-1923 Mother was Mary Ann Darby 1831-1904

Regards,

Jon
Added by jon arno on May 13, 2017 9:42 AM
GiGi
RE: Elcer B. Pursifull, Jr 138185527
Thank you for letting me know of my mistake. I believe have corrected it.
Added by GiGi on May 10, 2017 9:37 AM
Kathleen Mayo
Lott Doty
I went to visit Greenwood Cemetery in Jackson Mississippi today I found Lott Doty's in laws graves, H C Daniel and wife. There was a base in the Daniel encloser that could be Lott's grave, the stone is missing,
Do you have any idea as to where his wife Mary Jane Daniel is buried? He married in 1866 and died in 1867 and she never remarried She stayed with parents and then with sister and then with nephew, Sister and family buried in Hattisburg. His parents are buried at the Richland Cemetery in Holmes County Ms
Added by Kathleen Mayo on May 09, 2017 11:05 AM
Jane Hockaden
transfer
Hi. Could you please transfer Esther Mae Ketchum 142634629 to me 47411728.
Thank You, Jane Hockaden
Added by Jane Hockaden on May 06, 2017 10:44 PM
Sherry & Duane Peterson
Charles E. Doty Memorial # 139253010
Charles E. Doty is buried in Twelve Mile Grove cemetery, not the Pecatonica Cemetery. I have attached the photo I took a few days ago of the memorial. Could you please correct the cemetery location? Thank you so much.
Added by Sherry & Duane Peterson on May 02, 2017 12:07 PM
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