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Amy Levesque (#47156425)
 member for 6 years, 9 months, 16 days
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Bio Photo Please DO NOT send a request for me to link a memorial to yours if your memorial is "burial unknown".

I have been doing gene research for about five years and have an extensive tree on Ancestry.com. My kin come mainly from the Northeast, Canada, Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. I am a Maker, a Parker, a Harvey, a Heath and a Kemp. I have extensive roots in Cutler, ME and Merrimack, NH.

I love wandering old places and especially graveyards. One's name may never been written previously or since, one's life never recorded other than the engraving on the stone.

"To gather up the records of the past and present, and faithfully transmit them to the future, is a duty which one generation owes to another." - The Rev Ira C Tyson, Bedford, NH 1885

Many of the memorials I have created are for family members, but once I get to a graveyard I photograph many stones and add them here as well. I am thorough and link memorials when the data is on the stone or if I have uncovered it in my personal research. I do not see these memorials as my property and will gladly transfer non-relatives to anyone with more info, a relationship, or more care. I will gladly and quickly make changes/additions/link relations upon request also.

Please feel free to use my pics without request as you wish. I took them for you! My camera takes awesome pics that I need to shrink in order to upload them to findagrave; if you would like a copy of the better pic emailed to you please ask - it really tickles me to find a pic someone has been looking for.

Many other contributors are playing a numbers game and I think they have lost sight of the purpose: documentation. If you are too busy to make requested changes in order to properly document one's LIFE, if you enter the bare minimum of info when more data is readily available, if it is all about entering one more name, please be gracious when one asks for a transferal of the memorial. Nobody is going to list how many memorials you created on YOUR memorial! 100 thorough, family-linked memorials are better than 126,000 half-assed name listings with death date years - but only in my opinion.

Some folks on FAG are re-creating their family tree here which is JUST SUPER if they know where they are all buried. The problem is that they often add memorials without burial information in order to be able to link other memorials together. I take photos to document a grave, and I search the same cemetery on FAG for the name before creating a new memorial. I do NOT search all of FAG because I know darn well where they are buried - so If I duplicate a memorial that one of you idiots list as "no cemetery" then forgive me for not considering my memorial a duplicate.

That being said, there are many contributors here that truly care that these memorials matter. They spend hours in graveyards and on their computers to ensure that these folks are not forgotten. In their profiles there is no mention of the website rules. All they ask is that we care. I do.

Amy Maker Levesque
Merrimack, NH
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InMemory
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I so agree about creating complete memorials rather than the numbers game. I've made my primary role on FAQ to submitting edit corrections, not creating memorials. There is so much missing information. FAQ Memorials update Ancestry, Family Search, etc so it helps to assure correct family trčes for everyone. I so appreciate your approach! Thank you for all your work on Find A Grave for current and future generations.
Added by InMemory on Apr 30, 2016 10:26 AM
Skeeter
John F Lockwood
Hi Amy. I see you did a memorial for John. He was my Grandmothers' brother. I wonder if he had a stone? I didn't see a pic of it. Thanks, Jim.
Added by Skeeter on Apr 20, 2016 11:05 AM
Ronnie Miller
Sarah Rollins Memorial# 82814406
Hi Amy,

Sarah Married first to John Tenney born 05 Jan 1782 and he died 25 Nov 1827 in Sanbornton, Belknap, New Hampshire.

Hope this helps.

Please continue your fine work in helping us all find our family members.

Onward we travel,

Ronnie
Added by Ronnie Miller on Apr 17, 2016 8:40 PM
Lola Morse
RE: Whitchers in Franklin
Hi Amy, I believe I replied to you already but just in case you didn't receive it... yes I am related to this Whitcher family. Lola
Added by Lola Morse on Mar 31, 2016 9:48 AM
Valerie Wixen Thruelsen
Adam Dickey Gardner 68679740
Source for edit: Manning Families of New England and Descendants Genealogy
Added by Valerie Wixen Thruelsen on Jan 31, 2016 10:11 PM
Valerie Wixen Thruelsen
Margaret A. Manning 53475825
was married to John Parker Manning. I have a death record that shows he was buried in New Hampshire, but its one of those index cards that doesn't have info on the cemetery. I'm wondering if he's buried near his wife in Chestnut Hill Cemetery. His headstone would likely say J. P. Manning. I'd be happy to create a memorial if you have a picture...

Thank you.
Added by Valerie Wixen Thruelsen on Jan 31, 2016 2:01 AM
Tim Tyler Fraize
RE: John Shaw # 131359724
Thank You for reminding me.
Added by Tim Tyler Fraize on Jan 10, 2016 7:36 AM
Denise
Thank you
I know I sent a bunch of updates/edits in Tyngsboro recently. So I just wanted to say thank you for accepting them. If it is easier for you I can also send the source at the same time. I know you're looking them up afterwards. I usually do not send anything unless I see the source first anyway. Just let me know and I will make sure to do so the next time I send updates. :) Denise.
Added by Denise on Dec 31, 2015 12:32 AM
Jan Gorman
Photo for memorial 82109103
The photo that you posted on Benaiah Bean's memorial is for his grandson.

Benaiah Bean, Sr. was born September 14, 1747, at Boscawen, New Hampshire.

His son is Reverend Benaiah Bean, Jr, born June 30, 1793, at Salisbury, New Hampshire.

Reverend Bean is the father of Captain Benaiah Jonathan Bean, born August 1822, in Thorton, New Hampshire died June 21, 1905.

Captain Bean served in Company G of the Second Regiment of the New Hampshire Volunteers. He enlisted August 26, 1862, was mustered in September 10, 1862 and served July 2, 1863 at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He was discharged February 15, 1865 in the field in Virginia. Source: ROSTER, PAGE 9 https://archive.org/details/historyofsecondr00hayn

He then made his home in Lisbon, New Hampshire and married Adelaide Caroline Streeter, daughter of Eben Streeter and Sarah (Briggs) Streeter. They are the parents of four children. Captain Bean is buried at the Lisbon Cemetery and Caroline is buried at the Glenwood Cemetery, in Littleton, NH.
Source: Clan MacBean of North America, Volume I, Sixth Edition Revised, 1992, by Joseph S. Bean, page 437
Added by Jan Gorman on Dec 03, 2015 11:22 AM
Diane Loso
RE: Heath Family
Amy, You're very welcome. I've added the photos to the memorials. I've also added another Heath memorial, Rachel F Heath Wyatt daughter of Abram & Mary Heath. If you'ld like me to transfer the Heath memorials that I've created to you I'd be happy to, just let me know. Diane
Added by Diane Loso on Nov 24, 2015 4:39 PM
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