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Linda Haynes (#47832001)
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Bio Photo I have lived in or near Lafayette, Indiana my whole life. I fell in love with old gravestones when I was in Boston visiting my son, where I photographed interesting stones in every cemetery along the Freedom Trail. Soon after doing so, I began volunteering for Find-A-Grave, taking grave pictures locally.

While taking pictures of gravestones, I often feel the presence of those whose grave sites I'm photographing.

I'm a mom, a gramma, a gardener, an avid reader, and a teacher at Purdue.

The caretaker at one cemetery I photographed gave me an excellent tip: pack dryer sheets when you go out picture-taking. When the bugs & gnats start pestering, rub the sheets on your skin!
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Teresa Pyles
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Teresa Pyles
RE: Louisa M. Taylor Floyd
Hello Linda,

Thank you so much for your nice comments. I'm glad you saw the memorial for Louisa. Most of the information was provided to me by Roy D. Frye, Faubush, Pulaski County, Kentucky.

It is wonderful that the descendants of Louisa's twins, Eliza and Thomas still have an annual family reunion.

Eliza must have loved her uncle and aunt to name her first two babies after them. That is awful about little Americus.

Do you know where Americus was buried?

Also, do you know why the year of birth for Thomas Mason Floyd, Jr. is listed as 1879 on his tombstone?

Do you want me to transfer Louisa's memorial to you?


Added by Teresa Pyles on May 05, 2016 10:15 AM
Amy H.
Ada Mustard #93792370
You've posted 5 five pictures of the tombstone on this memorial, which is the limit. I'd like to post an obituary from an 1893 newspaper, so would you be willing to remove one of your photos?
Thanks, Amy
Added by Amy H. on Jun 21, 2015 1:20 PM
Thank you!
Thank you for the gravestone photo of Wm. Lonberger. I was able to match him to my info and found his birth and death dates.

He died in 1869 and it is marvelous that you took the time and made the effort to ensure readable photos, as the military information was the crux of finding his information.

His parents George Washington Lonberger and KathaRina Spangler are my 3rd great grandparents. They homesteaded on Nittany Mountain in Pennsylvania.

Thank you again!
Added by LADONNA SANDERS on May 01, 2014 8:26 AM
Jeannine (Booton) Hall
Eva Metsker
Thank you so much for taking the time to photograph her marker! Your time is greatly appreciated.
Added by Jeannine (Booton) Hall on Jul 25, 2013 8:36 AM
Deborah Wesley
Sarah Wilson
Thank you so very much for taking this photo. My apologies that it has taken so long for me to acknowledge the photo or your very kind message. My genealogy life goes in spurts as "normal" life dictates.
Added by Deborah Wesley on Jul 21, 2013 5:46 AM
Jack Miller Photos
Thank you so much for the photo of my 1st cousin 1x removed...
Added by #47687047 on Jul 18, 2013 7:39 PM
Goldie Fridley
Thank you so much for the wonderful photo of Goldie's headstone!
Best to you,
Added by WDK on Jul 17, 2013 8:06 PM
Margaret Nolan
Gooden stones
Hi Linda,
Thank you so very much for the photos you took for us! In the back of one photo, there was another large reddish stone that said Gooden with a lady resting on the side of it. Did you by any chance take a photo of that one? Not sure who it would be much clearly must be a relative!

Thank you very much!
Margaret Nolan Gooden
Added by Margaret Nolan on Jul 16, 2013 5:20 PM
Sutton Gravestones
Thank you so very much Linda. Your photos help with my research. Now I am hopeful that I get the 2 memorials transferred to my account so that I can add bio information. Have a terrific day.
Added by on Jul 16, 2013 9:33 AM
Judy F Pike Tweddell
Thank you for the photo of Judys headstone. It is greatly appreciated.

Take Care,
Added by familyroots04 on Jul 16, 2013 6:28 AM
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