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Anna (#47477171)
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Bio Photo Genealogy has become my newest addiction!

Taphophilia = an abnormal love for graves and cemeteries. The love of walking cemeteries and finding lost relatives and the gravesites of ancestors.


I would prefer that birth/death/marriage certificates not be posted to the memorials I have created. I prefer the space be made available for photos of the person since most of these documents are easily found online and can be transcribed to the bio area of the memorial.

These records, especially Death records, can contain private and sensitive information that family members may not want shared.

The addition is even less helpful if an edit request is not sent to have the pertinent information added to the memorial. Thanks for your cooperation!!

Please do not put photos of newspaper obits on the memorials. These take up limited spaces in the photo allotment. If you have an obit then please type it up and submit it through the edit option and I would be happy to add it to the bio section as long as the name of the newspaper and date of publication are included.


If you've never taken a few moments to spend time in the cemetery...You're really missing out. The peace and tranquility you find in them. Those that have gone before many times have left a final message on their tombstones. These messages are an inspiration and make me feel humbled and blessed! Go ahead...take the time...walk your local cemetery and read their messages and see how they reach out and touch you! You'll be glad you did! (quoted from another find-a-graver)


We are the chosen. In each family, there is one who seems called to find the ancestors.
To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve.
Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts, but instead, breathing life into all who have gone before.
We are the story tellers of the tribe.


"When I go to a cemetery, I don't just see tombstones. I see families there. I see history there. I see much more than just a stone..."
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Donna M L W
RE: Martha Chambers info
Your welcome.
There may be more info you would like.
Added by Donna M L W on Apr 25, 2015 12:34 PM
cynthia mullens
RE: 3 photos in East Oak Grove

You're welcome. I like your photo requests. I learned something about Morgantown residents and history from these. I thought it was neat that they actually had a likeness of the Pettito Mule carved into the back of the stone.

If we use the headstones to represent our accomplishments, I'll probably have a likeness of a headstone carved on the back of my headstone. ha!

I took some random photos and was able to add more memorials based on those, which hadn't previously been documented. I think the cemetery is still bigger than the official memorial count indicates. Every time I go into that cemetery, I take random photos and am always able to add previously undocumented memorials based on them.

Thanks for your note. Cindy
Added by cynthia mullens on Apr 07, 2015 3:07 PM
Kenny Davis
RE: Delmer R. Jones photo
You are very welcome! I was happy to do it!
Added by Kenny Davis on Apr 07, 2015 5:44 AM
Mike Thomas
Louisa Ruble Thomas - 129944196
Can you provide any evidence for Louisa Thomas's maiden name, Ruble? (Find A Grave Memorial# 129944196). I've seen her listed as Van Kamp elsewhere. Thanks!
Added by Mike Thomas on Apr 05, 2015 10:27 AM
Julia G
RE: LTC Wallace A. Ford photo
You are very welcome!
Added by Julia G on Apr 04, 2015 5:54 PM
Lanny Boyce
Opal V. Boyce
Would you be willing to transfer This Memorial to me ? 142864551 Opal Boyce is My Mothers. My Name is Lanny Boyce (46979696)
Added by Lanny Boyce on Apr 04, 2015 5:12 PM
Erin Malone Pritchett
Norma Jean Backus
I just came from my Aunt's funeral and went to make a memorial for her when I saw that you had already posted one. Would you be willing to transfer it to me? Norma Jean Clem Backus #144424709. Thanking you in advance for your help.
Added by Erin Malone Pritchett on Apr 03, 2015 12:41 PM
Herman Ashley
Hi Anna, my name is Tina, and I'm the great granddaughter of Herman Ashley b.1-18-1905, d.2-1973, and his second wife was Mary Elizabeth Tucker Ashley. Their son Herman Ashley Jr. is working on this tree with me and I sent him this info when I search their names. He explained to me that Herman is buried in Ohio, and Mary's body was donated to a hospital in Ohio, then was cremated. So we're kind of confused about them being buried in W.V. Herman Jr. is sending me info on Herman Sr. Buried in Williamsburg, Ohio.
Added by Tina on Mar 25, 2015 1:09 PM
cynthia mullens
RE: PFC Gordon Dean Perry photo
I remembered I said I'd go back and get a photo of the military marker. I did that yesterday and posted a photo of that and the front the marker.

Added by cynthia mullens on Mar 19, 2015 3:31 AM
JIm Mullen
RE: James Mullen
Thanks for the reply, Anna!
I'm having the same problem.

I found a document from about 1961 that they had written everything readable on the stones at the old Barker Cemetery. Nothing looked like any part of James Mullen, so I fear you are correct. I'm also told by local officials that it'd located in a flood plane that's flooded many times over the years and some stones and actual graves have been washed away.

If I ever find anything I will let you know. Again, thanks for all that you do! Jim Mullen
Added by JIm Mullen on Mar 17, 2015 6:57 AM
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