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Melissa (#47264992)
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Bio Photo I inherited the genealogy bug from my mother. I ran across F.A.G. while trying to find information on ancestors. I believe F.A.G. is a wonderful site to find missing family links.

When photographing, I go row-by-row. I am not a greedy request-claimer who will go out, take a single pic, and run back to post it. From a genealogy perspective, I want to know if there are other family members in the cemetery that I may not already know of. Also, if someone has previously posted a pic of the headstone and I get a better one (I am using a HD camera), I will add mine as well.

If you would like me to transfer management of a memorial, please send me the request, and your relationship to that person. I try to transfer to family members if possible!

***** If you send me a message stating "this memorial is a dupe, please delete," please make sure the other memorial has at least as much information and pics as the one in my control. Otherwise it will remain as-is!!!

****If you would like me to add an obituary to a person, you MUST provide me with citation information!!!!!!!!
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Joy Hess
Melissa, Are you related to the Rowe's? If so would very much like to compare notes with you. Contact me at thanks
Added by Joy Hess on Jun 26, 2017 12:57 PM
Gava Graham
Corp Baker's Co 44 US INF - Civil War - ERROR

In the spring of 2017 the Veterans Administration corrected the information on this tombstone. The old stone has been removed and a new stone has been set stating "Vincent C. Graves, Corp Baker's Co. 44 US INF - War of 1812"

An additional stone rests below the government stone stating: "Known as: Vincent Segraves, Seagraves, the War of 1812" located on the right of the engraving is an American flag and on the right, a British flag; both are appropriate to the year 1812.
Added by Gava Graham on Jun 10, 2017 9:46 AM
Jennifer Thompson
RE: Find a Grave photos
My book on the Eighth Indiana has been published in a four volume series entitled, Above Us or Around Us. Volume I: The Story of the Bloody Eighth tells the history of both the three-month and three-year Eighth Indiana Infantry regiments from April 1861 to August 1865. Readers will learn how they chose their motto "Above Us or Around Us," how they earned their nickname "The Bloody Eighth," and what occurred during each battle. They will also learn about the soldiers' family ties, claims to fame, and tragic endings. This volume includes poems about the Battle of Cedar Creek and poems written by James Whitcomb Riley, whose father, uncle, and favorite teacher served in this regiment, and includes regimental correspondence. Volume II: The Men of the Bloody Eighth A-K and Volume III: The Men of the Bloody Eighth L-Z continue the story of the Eighth Indiana Infantry through the biographies of the soldiers and contrabands who served in this regiment. Readers will learn about the regiment's Medal of Honor recipient, the soldier who made and sold the first ice cream cone in the world, James Whitcomb Riley's teacher and relatives of James Whitcomb Riley and Carrie Nation, the soldier who held ten patents for his inventions, and the soldier related to Presidents William Henry Harrison and Benjamin Harrison. Two soldiers in this volume named the town of Windfall, Indiana. One soldier and his brother built the first threshing machine in Indiana. Several soldiers experienced close encounters with death or PTSD, which led to suicide. Some became murder victims or committed murder. These biographies will leave a lasting impression on readers as they learn more about the men of the Bloody Eighth. Volume IV: The Story and the Men of the Bloody Eighth in the News includes the newspaper articles that provide reports during the war and about brigade reunions after the war. The articles also help readers learn about tragedies, special events, and the deaths of the soldiers in this regiment. Readers can also follow a Tennessee murder trial. The men of the "Bloody Eighth" lived up to their motto "Above Us or Around Us" and are men to be remembered for years to come. This series is now available on
Added by Jennifer Thompson on May 26, 2017 9:02 AM
Paul Thomson
Sarah Ellen Wood Thomson
I am a grandson of Sarah. Can you tell me what is involved in transferring management? Thank you.
Paul M. Thomson Jr.
Added by Paul Thomson on May 09, 2017 1:12 PM
Mary Escher
FAG Selma Roland
You created a Find A Grave for Lester Roland and Selma Roland, Fairbury Cemetery.

Can you tell me, are you related to this family.

Thanks so much
Mary Escher
Added by Mary Escher on May 05, 2017 9:49 AM
A Hammer
correction request
Hello! memorial #113226530 lists his aunt and uncle and cousin as parents and sibling and his brothers spouse. He was a bachelor who never married. the correct mother is 113226565 father is 113226634 brother 177696291. The parents of both are 2 brothers from one family (George and Martin) that married 2 sisters from another family(Lena and Anna). Thank you!!
Added by A Hammer on Mar 24, 2017 10:34 AM
Jean Timmons
Sophia & William Newton
RE: Memorial 114601411


I just noticed on Sophia & William's grave markers that the death date is the same for both of them. If you are a family member, do you have any information on how they died on the same day?



Added by Jean Timmons on Mar 23, 2017 10:11 AM
Patsy Scheer
McDermott grave
When I was in 1st grade at Westward, I had a teacher by that name. Do you have anyway of finding out anything about the person buried there? It's a stone like I've never seen before. If I had the lot number, etc. a cemetery worker could look it up in their records.
Just an idea, Patsy
Added by Patsy Scheer on Feb 18, 2017 6:07 PM
James Nickerson
Susan L. Evans
You posted a picture of a grave in in Fairbury Cemetery of a Susan L. Evans. I believe that you might have read the gravestone incorrectly. Could this be Susan T. Evans? I am tracing my family and a family member Susan T. married Isaac B. Evans and moved to Nebraska. If you look closely the gravestone may be a T followed by a period.
Added by James Nickerson on Feb 15, 2017 8:50 AM
Jennifer Thompson
Find a Grave photos
I am writing a two-volume book on the 8th Indiana. I would like to include photos of the soldiers and their headstones with their biographies. I would like to use some of your photos in the book and will give you credit in the caption for each photo. If you are interested, I can let you know when the book is published. If it is ok to use your photos, could you also give me your first and last name for the captions?
Added by Jennifer Thompson on Oct 31, 2016 12:01 PM
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