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Val Lovelace (#47525955)
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Bio Photo Daughter of Evelynn Grace Beebe Lovelace (Allen) (83822715, Hennessey, OK Cemetery) and Ralph Lovelace (6037350, FT Snelling National Cemetery, MN). My beautiful little sister is here: 84143742. I am very interested in genealogy of Lovelace, Neighbors, Watt (and associated Michigan families), and McCullough, Lynn, Gregory, and Beebe (and associated Oklahoma) families.

I am a veteran (U.S. Navy, Retired), as was my father. I pay respects to all whose markers I photograph, but I have to say there is a soft spot in my heart for those who served. I love finding veteran markers and trying to learn more about those individuals.

My current project is photographing old cemeteries in and around coastal Lincoln County, Maine. When I was researching my mother's family, I found it very helpful to have websites available where people had posted historical information and photos from a variety of sources, and that's how I feel about Find-a-Grave and doing this work.

Maine is a state rich in old history and there are a lot of avid family historians looking to websites like Find-a-Grave to piece together the fabric of who they are and where they have come from. I love walking these cemeteries, photographing and trying to read old stones, and finding bits of historical information, such as shipwrecks and such. I find it so interesting some of the things people have put on the stones of their loved ones.

One of the most poignant so far, from an old slate stone in Evergreen Cemetery, Wiscasset, Maine:

"Erected by parental affection to the memory of Mr. James Whittier, son of Capt. Ebenezer Whittier & Elizabeth his wife, who died April 17th, 1798, of a consumption on a passage to the West Indies, Aged 25. The disease which terminated his existence originated in the death of his fair and betrothed friend who lies interred near this monument. In life they loved, in death they are not divided." (Sadly, the other stone is no more, so I never discovered his "fair and betrothed friend.").

It means a lot for me to contribute to Find-a-Grave so people can learn about their families or conduct research.

I do my best to be as accurate as possible with the records and photographs, following the naming conventions and guidelines of Find-a-Grave. Please contact me if you have questions about the information I've posted. I'm happy to make corrections and additions on anything I've uploaded, and I'm happy to transfer your family members to you, however, PLEASE USE THE "EDIT" BUTTON and "SUGGEST A CORRECTION". I will gladly respond if reached via this method.

Thanks...and...Happy hunting!
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Bonnie (Heath) Duval
RE: Charles A. Heath
Yes, I forgot his middle name was Hazelton after his mother Deborah (Hazelton) Heath!
Added by Bonnie (Heath) Duval on Jun 16, 2015 11:15 AM
Bonnie (Heath) Duval
RE: Charles A. Heath
After researching found out this is Charles H. Heath son of David Webster Heath and Deborah Hazelton Heath. He was born in 1842 in Hebron, NH. He is my great-grandfather's brother.
Bonnie Heath DuVal
Added by Bonnie (Heath) Duval on May 22, 2015 9:42 AM
Bonnie (Heath) Duval
RE: Charles A. Heath
I'll do some more research on this "Charles A. Heath/Charles H. Heath". Thanks
Added by Bonnie (Heath) Duval on May 21, 2015 5:19 PM
Bonnie (Heath) Duval
Charles A. Heath
#120063311 Should be David Webster Heath b.1844-1927
He was the son of David and Deborah Heath, grandson of Joshua and Hannah Webster Heath of Hebron, NH. He lived in Poughkeepsie, NY for several years with his brothers, J. Parker Heath, Byron L. Heath, and David L. Heath who had Heath's Dry Goods store there from 1850-1914 then was a soldier the Civil War and after that moved to Maine.


Added by Bonnie (Heath) Duval on May 19, 2015 10:23 PM
Thomas Wells
Hi Val,

I just noticed that it looks like the date on Thomas J Wells (#120064645)is Feb 8 1870 and not Feb 18 1870 which is listed on the page. Am I seeing it incorrectly?

Thanks, Nancy
Added by ArnoldsClan on May 10, 2015 11:58 AM
Just a Thank You!
Hello Val,

First off, thank you for your service to this great Nation!

Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your bio on FindAGrave. I feel the same way about the past and history of these great people that came and went before us.

I hope to one day be able to follow in the footsteps as you and so many others here that are able to contribute such valuable information for the generations to come. May they find strength in the past and hope in the future.

Added by ArnoldsClan on May 10, 2015 11:48 AM
Michael Denney
Bennet, george
48714992 that is my number. I would be happy to maintain the Bennet's memorial.
Added by Michael Denney on Apr 21, 2015 9:04 AM
Michael Denney
101329996 thanks for changing his information. his parents are my 3rd great grandparents. He was my third great uncle.
I enjoyed reading your profile. Thanks for your work and thoughts.
Added by Michael Denney on Apr 21, 2015 8:56 AM
Lovelace family
Sandra was my mother. Her maiden name was Rose. But I do have a little information about the Lovelace's if you are still looking. You can contact me through Facebook.
Ted Lovelace
Added by Ted on Apr 04, 2015 9:14 PM
Jeff Lovelace
Easter Wishes
May your Easter be filled with blessings.
Added by Jeff Lovelace on Apr 04, 2015 7:42 AM
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