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SKP (#46481279)
 member for 16 years, 5 months, 18 days
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Bio Photo I've created several memorials for individuals related to me as well as others both known and unknown to me as a way to help people locate the graves of friends or family. (Please note, the site is named Find a Grave for a reason.) I do not do it to track genealogical data for anyone other than those related to me. Unless I have done genealogical research on an individual and have documentation for it, I use the information made available on the memorial stones. If a memorial stone does not include a birth or death date, the middle name or initial of the deceased, their parents or children, or any other type of information, I obviously do not include it - and I have no intention of adding it for you. You may tell me what you want, but unless you can provide documentation for me I will not add it to a memorial. And if you do want me to add or change anything on a memorial and are not polite about it, you can absolutely forget about receiving any courtesy from me. In fact, as I recently did due to the rudeness of the Australian who belittled me for someone else's mistakes, I may go so far as to delete the memorial.
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Vicki Polhemus
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Ron Bennett
RE: John Polhemus Headstone Photo
You're welcome. A lot of the stones in this cemetery are very legible even though they are from the mid 1700's! I took pictures of all of the stones today and uploaded all that I could read (some in poor shape but I could read the names at least). I still have to get to the Van Mater site and will try to do so in the next few weeks.
Added by Ron Bennett on Sep 05, 2017 9:29 PM
Rory Patterson
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 5572058 - Cynthia Ann Fitch
Edit submitted:

Cynthia Fitch
Sent by: Beckie Saar Leone
Jun 24, 2014 1:29 PM
Middle Name:

Maiden Name:
Middle Name:

Maiden Name:
Added by Rory Patterson on Sep 03, 2017 11:55 AM
Ron Bennett
RE: Polhemus Graves

My 4th great grandmother, Alkey Van Mater Bennett (Memorial 111582362), is buried in the Polhemus Cemetery. Her second marriage was to my 4th great grandfather, William Bennett.

If I can find a way to get permission to do so I'm going to visit the Van Mater Cemetery next. I understand that Alkey's father, Cyrenius Van Mater, is buried there.

There are also a large number of Polhemus family members buried in the Atlantic Cemetery. I took photos of all of them and will be filling in any missing memorials and headstone pictures in the next few days.

I would think that we are definitely related.

Ron Bennett
Added by Ron Bennett on Aug 20, 2017 10:55 AM
Ron Bennett
RE: Polhemus Grave Photos
I was there today and will be going back to take some better pictures over the next few weeks.

The cemetery has been recently cleaned up and is in very good shape at the moment. I will be posting more pictures of other stones when I can.
Added by Ron Bennett on Aug 19, 2017 8:22 PM
John Maxwell
Hi, Sorry it took me so long. Apparently, it's for Icelandic the moment. My tour guide told me about it as a way all Icelanders can look up family. Here is the site I rechecked and I'm not sure what the ID number is that it talks about. I'd jet them an email, it never hurts. But I will say the way they have their names recorded is different and counter intuitive than anything I've ever encountered. Honestly, I don't know how an outsider could figure out which Olaf Olafssin would be their kin, since last names are based only on the mother or fathers last name. When I talked to the guide about genealogy and records with headstones, he was truly baffled and said Icelanders would likewise find it odd.

Hope you find a helpful resource there

Added by John Maxwell on Apr 01, 2017 4:04 PM
LaTricia (Simpson) Cordes
RE: Applegate Family
Added by LaTricia (Simpson) Cordes on Oct 28, 2016 8:59 PM
LaTricia (Simpson) Cordes
Thomas Applegate Jr
Hi SKP my name is LaTricia (Simpson) Cordes I noticed that we have an ancestor in common. Thomas Applegate Jr is my 7th great grandfather on my dad's side. I would like to get to know you and know more about the applegate's from you if possible.
Added by LaTricia (Simpson) Cordes on Oct 22, 2016 4:04 PM
Vicki Stromlund
Sorry, I haven't been on this site for a long, long time. My ggmother was Amanda Melvina Sweazea. Thank you for the connections, and I'll try to connect them in my family tree asap.

My health isn't great either, and I don't always have the mental energy to follow a line.

Thanks again!
Added by Vicki Stromlund on Aug 12, 2016 5:51 PM
common HUGHSON ancestors
We have ancestors in common... George Thomas Hughson and his wife, Susannah. Find A Grave Memorial# 6478561
Added by K S on Jul 05, 2016 8:47 AM
Juanita Chandler Obituary
The information in Juanita Chandler obituary is correct. Birthdate is May 4, 1912.
Added by ANITA CHANDLER on Jun 22, 2016 4:15 PM
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