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JS (#46774237)
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Bio Photo I had been on findagrave for several years, but only became active when I found photos of family tombstones. I requested photos of my grandparents' graves in California and had my request answered within two weeks. I was so grateful that I became a volunteer myself.

I have been interested in genealogy since I took a course in the 1970s, but only became really active when I discovered all the wonderful Internet resources a few years into my retirement. (As all retirees know, retirement just means you don't get paid anymore for the work you do, but you get to choose your projects.) I guess I should describe myself as semi-retired. I still earn a pittance as a freelance writer/editor, and I lead small groups of adults in exercises to improve writing skills and clear writers' block. Many of these are people writing their memoirs or family histories.

I maintain a database of Blanco County, Texas pioneers and their descendants whose families are interrelated by birth or marriage. See it on

I took a lot of tombstone photos in Blanco County, Texas in the summer of 2012. Most of these are people very distantly related or not related at all. If you see your family here, please inquire about a transfer. I would like to see all these families in the care of close relatives.
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S. Scruggs
eliza s lightfoot marcum
Hi regarding this death you have it listed as a non cemetery burial can you tell me what information you used? do you have a death certificate? I had an email from someone else who is related to Eliza and they were asking. I have no clue I have taken many photos in Blanco cemetery, any help will be appreciated.
Added by S. Scruggs on Apr 25, 2017 9:30 PM
Tom Owen
RE: Mary Ruth Philpot
I did add one photo to Robert's memorial showing the the markers in a line. I see that it is sideways now. I'm sorry

Glad to do it. let me know if you need anything else
Added by Tom Owen on Dec 14, 2016 5:55 AM
Tom Owen
RE: Memorial Park in Memphis
Thank you.
It's raining today but I will try to get to it this week

If I find that she is close to the rest of her family, would you like pictures of them as well?
Added by Tom Owen on Dec 13, 2016 10:54 AM
Tom Owen
Memorial Park in Memphis

You have a request at Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis. This cemetery is quite large and without a plot location it is near impossible to just stumble upon a requested grave.
I am happy to try to fulfill your request though if you will contact the office and ask for the plot location.
Just let me know, or post the plot on the memorial and I will try to fulfill it in the near future
The office can be reached at (901) 767-8930
Added by Tom Owen on Dec 13, 2016 8:48 AM
Nancy Rembert Stuart
Christian Bruns
Thank you for the information on Christian Bruns. It has been updated.
Added by Nancy Rembert Stuart on Sep 04, 2016 9:55 AM
RE: 11860544 Oscar Rudolph Rick
Very sorry. I will remove it.
Added by Dewey on Feb 22, 2016 7:17 AM
Thanks for Seagoe info...
Hi JS,
Thanks for the Seagoe connection you supplied. Seagoes are my cousins, but living Seagoes in this area have only vague information. When at Pomona Cemetery recently, I took some pics, but was somewhat confused as to who was who. Checked a little on your info and found it fit well. Also, I'm still looking for a couple of (non-Seagoe) family graves in Brown County, so if you ever get up that way, please let me know. Thanks again for all your hard work. Blessings to you and yours.
Added by Andy on Jan 31, 2016 10:56 PM
Beverly Ackermann Jobe
Louesa Killey
Thank you for the information you supplied. Beverly
Added by Beverly Ackermann Jobe on Jan 21, 2016 10:03 PM
LoRetta Hughes
Elizabeth Goode Byars
memorial #30656232
I try to check out edit request, but this
one got by me...I have removed it.
Added by LoRetta Hughes on Oct 25, 2015 4:42 PM
Cindy Allman
Julia Crawford
Thanks for the info. I added it to the memorial All I had was the obit I found
Thanks again,
Added by Cindy Allman on Aug 15, 2015 8:56 AM
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