Donna J. McClain

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I began this journey in August, 2018 for a selfish reason; finding my relatives. It grew to become a way that I can help preserve a little slice of history, and help others in the process.

Some highlights so far;

1) While looking for three young brothers who passed in the early 1800s I had just about given up hope, but knew the approximate area where the headstones were. The sunlight's angle changed, and the stones became clearly legible for a brief time. It was nice to meet you Irwin brothers.

2) While going about my cemetery to-do list, four people walked past me, then eventually came back again. They had been traveling through the area, and were looking for a relative in a cemetery of thousands. I recognized the name, and helped them find Patricia.

3) A stone was illegible, but eventually was I was able to read it; Peter died 29 Dec 1776! Did he even know about George Washington and Trenton on the 26th? I doubt it.

Amazing experiences.


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