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Jim Sanders (#506)
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Bio Photo I live in central Massachusetts with my wife Barbara. Formerly the Director of Operations at a Worcester Mass. facility, I am now retired, leaving me much more time for prowling through graveyards!
I particularly like discovering and photographing old gravestones, and consider myself very fortunate to be living in New England where so many of the early settlers are buried. I also try to photograph as many graves of veterans I come across, from those who fought in the Revolutionary War through the present time.

My objectives are two-fold:

1.When I post photos of their graves on Find A Grave, along with as much bio information as I can gather about them, I feel that I am honoring their lives, in some small way.
2. I want to capture as many of these old stones on disk before acid rain, vandalism, snowplows, and whatever obliterates them forever!
(Being a graveyard junkie, however, I am apt to take a picture of any interesting grave that catches my eye...regardless of the era)!
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Katherine L (Patch) Short
RE: Joseph Patch
You are welcome. It's nice to be appreciated and you deserved it.

You asked: "Would you like me to transfer management of Joseph’s memorial to you?"

Answer: Not necessary - You are doing a great job.

Have a great Thanksgiving.



on Nov 26, 2015 5:09 AM Jim Sanders wrote:

Thank you so much for kind words about my efforts here on! I am thrilled that you have been able to trace you family back so far, and that my entries have been helpful to you.
Would you like me to transfer management of Joseph’s memorial to you? I would be more than happy to do so.
Jim Sanders
Added by Katherine L (Patch) Short on Nov 26, 2015 7:26 AM
RE: Irs Barton
Great!! Thanks so much! I'll try to connect Ira's parents soon.
Added by NV on Nov 13, 2015 3:10 PM
RE: Barton
I will try that. It's odd that when you go into the edit it doesn't show Ira is Abigail's spouse or Abigail is Ira's spouse. I'll see what happens if you sign it over to me.
Added by NV on Nov 13, 2015 12:50 PM
Brenda Black Watson
RE: Sarah Howe
It gives the source for your bio.
Added by Brenda Black Watson on Nov 08, 2015 5:53 PM
George Nichols, Memorial # 7395973
Jim, this is actually George Nichols born 1830 that was married to Martha Ann Swain born 1836. They were married in 1859 in Worcester, Massachusetts, but by 1870 were living in Pennsylvania. Both died there - George in 1881 and Martha Ann in 1922. If you have access to I have it well sourced there - George's PID is LZL4-G4Z, Martha's is LZL4-GHT.

George Hozea Nichols born 1844 was married in 1865 to Martha Ann Lamb (my relative) born 1846. This Martha Ann died in 1924. I have not been able to find a death for George Hozea - only that he was in the 1920 census but not in the 1930. I also have numerous sources for this family in Family Search - George Hozea's PID is LHNW-7M7, Martha Ann's is MKVN-CX1

I have also sourced the children for both families.
Added by SusanGregory on Nov 02, 2015 8:12 PM
bill preston
RE: Preston chapman Whittemore & Robert Howard Whittemore
Hi Jim: I was out this afternoon at local cemetery, there were 4 flat lawn markers in a row with a space between two. Appeared they were all the same family, stood on the space, it felt solid. Poked around, sure enough under 3 inches of sod was a marker, well now the world can view it. Discovery, very satisfying. On to the next one. Bill
Added by bill preston on Oct 16, 2015 5:38 PM
bill preston
Preston chapman Whittemore & Robert Howard Whittemore
Thank you for updating the profiles of my 4th and 5th cousins. I too explore old cemeteries and take note of veterans. Bill Preston
Added by bill preston on Oct 16, 2015 10:08 AM
Warren & JayDe
Thank you!
To give without any reward, or any notice, has a special quality of its own.

Thank you for letting me find both sets of my grandparents.

Added by Warren & JayDe on Oct 04, 2015 11:11 AM
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please remove the picture of the Hope Cemetery sign from my daughter Samantha Judell Quinn find a grave sight thank you so much Leah Judell Quinn
Added by Leahj on Sep 14, 2015 7:36 PM
Merry Hill
RE: Obituaries
Sorry Jim,

I was only sending them to you in case you wanted to add any other information.

Added by Merry Hill on Sep 06, 2015 1:33 PM
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