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Dawn D. (#29679040)
 member for 14 years, 11 months, 23 days
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Bio Photo I live in NJ. I have lived here all my life. I have been doing my family genealogy since 1996. I love walking through and transcribing cemeteries.

Some of the memorials I have created and manage are ancestors of mine, and many of them are not. I try to add as much as possible to the memorials so that others researching their families can get information on their families. I welcome any corrections to the memorials I have created. Sometimes information sent can be incorrect, the dates on graves hard to read, etc.

I think findagrave is excellent, but when you wish to add memorials, please make sure that someone else has NOT already added that person. Duplicate memorials are confusing to other researchers. I have found many cases where I have created memorials and someone else has created another one AFTER mine. If you discover a memorial has already been created by someone else and you are family to the person added, please contact the submitter for a transfer. Also, adding memorials to findagrave because you ASSUME the person is buried there is also confusing to other researchers. If you do not know do NOT add it. This website is to help others, not to see how many memorials you can add.

The cemeteries that I have added memorials from include: Canton Baptist Church Cemetery in Canton, NJ; First Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Salem, NJ; Baptist Church Cemetery in Salem, NJ; East View Cemetery in Salem, NJ; St. Mary's Cemetery in Salem, NJ; Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Greenwich, Cumberland Co. NJ; and Saint John's Episcopal Churchyard in Salem City, Salem Co., NJ.

I usually honor requests for memorial transfers if the memorial is a relative of the requester, but please do not expect large numbers of memorials to be transferred at a moments notice. I will transfer them as MY time allows.


**PLEASE USE THE EDITS FEATURE OF FINDAGRAVE TO SUBMIT INFORMATION OR CORRECTIONS TO MEMORIALS. I will NOT correct if they are not sent through the edits feature. Too many emails are jamming my inbox AND information being sent to correct is NOT for the actual memorial needing to be corrected/updated. I have no problem correcting memorials but I am NOT going to spend my time having to hunt for the correct memorial.
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Catherine Erikson
Freda Donelson

Are you related to Freda?

Catherine Erikson
Added by Catherine Erikson on Nov 25, 2015 3:55 PM
Roberta Keeler Berger
RE: Donald Vining 1911-1911
Dawn, I don't know much about find a grave as to being an owner of a grave. I suppose I should do some research on that some day to see what that entails.
In the meantime, Donald's parents are: Bertha Catts Vining and Leon Abbott Vining. They are both buried in Englington (spelling?) on Kings Highway in NJ. His siblings are: Bernard Vining (I have no death info on him) and Berenice Frances Vining Mills Keeler who is buried in Shaptown UMC cemetary on Church street in NJ.
Hope this is the info you wanted. Let me know if you need more.
Added by Roberta Keeler Berger on Oct 31, 2015 6:41 PM
maryanne wagoner
East View Cemetery
Hello Dawn, I am new to this and have taken on a few people and am having trouble with them not being in East View even though their family states they are on Find A Grave. I have asked Eric from East View to look in his records and has not found four people.
Do you have a method or knowledge that would help me locate these last four people? I don't want to tell folks they are not there without more research.
Thank you,
MaryAnne Lowe Wagoner
Added by maryanne wagoner on Sep 22, 2015 12:02 PM
nancy elliott
RE: Thank you!!
Well, I'm loosing it! John K Hutchinson was married to Hannah Ann Davis Hutchinson 1830-1908....These are my g-g- grandparents....and the ones I'd love to have photos of their headstones...oops! Thanks again! Best wishes..Nancy
Added by nancy elliott on Sep 19, 2015 5:46 PM
nancy elliott
RE: Thank you!!
Hi are one busy volunteer - thank you so much for all your work. A few years ago I asked the next time your at Canton Baptist Cemetery if you could take a photo of my g-g-grandparents headstones? I know its asking alot...and this is just a friendly reminder! Margaret Hutchinson Cook 1830-1908 and her husband John Hutchinson 1821-1895.

Can you tell me how you found all the info that you included? You must research as you've listed all their children....

Wonderful that you do this...especially when I'm back in Seattle! Thank you again. Nancy
Added by nancy elliott on Sep 19, 2015 5:42 PM
Laura Phillips
Irving Norton Perry #88758833
Thanks for the information Dawn. I tried to get the parents listed also but it wouldn't accept them. I added them at the end of the Bio.
Added by Laura Phillips on Sep 10, 2015 6:28 AM
Dave Bates
Thankyou Dawn!!
I really appreciate all the work you have done! It really helps people like me that can't get to the cemeteries! My family tree is scattered over most of the cemeteries you have posted on, and your relationship data has helped me put together a number of puzzles! Thanks again! If I can ever be of assistance, please let me know!

Dave Bates
Dare Family Association Historian and Webmaster
(Dare,Sheppard,Kendall,Gardiner,Abbott,Middleton, Butler,Wood descendant.)
Added by Dave Bates on Aug 06, 2015 4:27 PM
Keith Balon
Mary C. Thomas
Thank you so much for the transfer.
Added by Keith Balon on Jul 24, 2015 3:49 PM
rachelle comer
re: Davis/Stanley families
Hi, I just stumbled on this website and think it is great! Several of my relatives are buried at Eastview in Salem and I would like to seek some answers as well as provide some. Contact me at
Added by rachelle comer on Jul 20, 2015 6:43 AM
James Myers
Albert Myers
In the First Presbyterian Cemetery in Salem, New Jersey, there is listed an Albert Myers and family with some info in the notes. Albert is listed as the son of (unknown)myers and Mary(unknown)1852-1924. Does this indeed indicate that both Albert's mother and father are also buried there.
Thank you so much.
James Myers
Added by James Myers on Jul 13, 2015 7:28 PM
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