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Sherry (#46585091)
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Bio Photo <-- My sons, Sean and Eric, and myself, several years ago.

The older you get, the more deaths it seems, or maybe I was just too young to know the difference. I wanted something to memorialize members of my family and friends.

My cousin found out that in our Scovill line we come from three Mayflower passengers; John Howland, Elizabeth Tilley, and Richard Warren.

The majority of the memorials I made are family and some are very close family friends.

For all those that took my family pictures and used them on Ancestry, it would have been nice for anyone of you to say "Hey, I used your picture on my family tree!" I would have replied with something like "Lets see how we are related!"

Discovering who your ancestors are is one thing, but reading about them even if its just an obituary tells you something about them as a person, not just another leaf in the tree. Seeing their final resting place is a type of closure for me.

I'm looking for any information on Scovill, Hill, Gear, Parlett, Lawton, Shields, Weilbacher, Frierdich, Murrah.

Just to clarify, my mother does a lot of work on here with me since she knows the older family better than I do. If a memorial has many links, they are probably in my family.

If you add a picture for one of my memorials, please let me know so I can see it instead of stumbling on it later! Thanks!

If I've left flowers on a memorial, that doesn't mean that I know them. It could be that I was flowering random names, or I got there by following links from other memorials. I've flowered over 30,000 memorials, and I probably only knew a very small percentage of those people.

**I've sent out a lot of edits lately. I didn't single anyone out or intentionally pick on anyone, I'm just looking through family names in various counties. If I can see things that can be put on the memorial to make it more complete, then I send an edit.**


This was posted in the forums, and I think it pretty much sums up how most of us feel about graving and looking for our ancestors.

Your tombstone stands among the rest
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
you died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spread out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

By Walter Butler Palmer (1906)


By Thelma Greene Reagan

Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where other cried
For Loved Ones whose lives are stilled.
Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreak of the ages.
Today we saw where the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds -
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.
Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lies beneath this hollowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.
Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.
Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.
Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.


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Cathy Meder-Dempsey
RE: James Hill
I don't do memorials. No need to transfer. Thank you.
Added by Cathy Meder-Dempsey on Jun 30, 2016 3:02 PM
Edward Scovill
Sherry, I feel quite certain about the changes I suggested. But let me go back into my notes for the family and I will get back with you. Thanks for your attention to detail, and for all you have done to preserve the resting places for so many people.

Raleigh in MI
Added by Raleigh on Jun 30, 2016 2:41 PM
Cathy Meder-Dempsey
RE: James Hill
I appreciate all the work done by serious Find A Grave contributors.
I did not find a single record with middle initial L. To back up the photo of the marker with James I. Hill, the records show he often went by Isaac. When he married in 1903 his name was Isaac Hill (Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002). In 1880, 1900, and 1910 census he was seen as Isaac, in 1910 and 1920 as J. I., in 1940 as J. Isaac. His Missouri death record shows James I. Hill. Shirley Haynes & Avlyn Conley read Miami Cemetery and have him listed as James I. Hill. Their compilation is online at
Thank you very much for the correction and pointing out the possibility of it being contested.
Best wishes,
Added by Cathy Meder-Dempsey on Jun 30, 2016 12:51 AM
A Jones Girl
B.F. Burkhead
Thank you for the obit for Mr. Burkhead - I have added it to his memorial. Your help is much appreciated, Deb
Added by A Jones Girl on Jun 29, 2016 6:27 AM
Boaz cemetary
I am trying to find the Boaz/Hutchison cemetary in Newton county Missouri. My 3greatgrand parents are buried there. Sanford and Judah Hutchison
Added by johnrmonett on Jun 27, 2016 8:56 AM
April Suggs
RE: Hi
My Sandy Hill, I have VA,some have KY..must remember that those 2 states,weren't always 2 states.. 10/15/1799-01/31/1867, s/o Isaac Hill,and Mildred Hines..Sandy married his wife in Barron co., Kentucky, like 6 of their children was born in KY,his father died in KY, aft his death Mildred traveled to MO.. According to Richard he is related to my lines,so if your Hill lines are connected to him, they connect to mine. Also, Sandy was an unusual name, I've only seen it in the Hill lines out of VA,KY,and MO.
Added by April Suggs on Jun 24, 2016 11:18 PM
April Suggs
I was on Richard Parker's wall, I noticed that u was asking abt William Moore, I have Moore in my tree,which William would that be? I also noticed that you have Hill relatives also.. Are we related? my 3rd g grandparents are James Charles Suggs and Elizabeth Betsy Hill, D/O Sandy Hill,and Sarah Sally Hays
Added by April Suggs on Jun 23, 2016 3:23 PM
shelly allum
Jean Sherman Lawton
I noticed on Find A Grave you added the Photo of my mother and a note and flowers stating you were her cousin? could you tell me how you were related to her from what side of family? also the person who did her Bio stated she had a brother, she was a only
child. She is also now buried in Dixon, CA

Thank you
Added by shelly allum on Jun 21, 2016 2:42 PM
I just added Stephen (1781-1873) and his wife Betsey Nowlen (1790 - 1870 ) -- thought you would like to know. They are in Wiltwyck cemetery in Kingston, NY.
Added by Donna on Jun 18, 2016 12:54 PM
Doreen Johnson
RE: Scovil/Scovill/Scoville
Hi Sherry
I'm so so sorry to hear you lost some of your genealogy information when your computer crashed. Did you share the information with any cousins electronically? If so that would be one way to get some of the data back. Perhaps you have a gedcom file out there that you've forgotten about. I have quite a lot of Scovil/Scovill/Scoville information that I'd be happy to share with you. Most of it is from other researchers and not all of it is well documented but it might be a start. If you can tell me some names you recall I'll see if they are in my database.

Thank you for transferring Charles Orlando Scovill and Emily Snow Scovill over to me. I appreciate it very much.
Doreen Johnson
Added by Doreen Johnson on Jun 18, 2016 12:42 PM
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