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 DO NOT ADD INFORMATION IN THE NOTE SECTION TO MY ANCESTORS MEMORIALS. USE THE EDIT TAB AND SEND ME YOUR SUGGESTION WITH THE SOURCE OF YOUR INFORMATION. I HAVE SPENT MANY YEARS DOING MY FAMILY HISTORY AND THERE HAS BEEN INCORRECT INFORMATION POSTED IN THE NOTE SECTION**
**PLEASE NOTE: I will NOT accept an edit linking children to their Mother when the Mother has married after the death of her first husband and you have her first married name listed as a maiden name. Per Findagrave: They are to be listed as first name, middle name (if any) and current married name. Anything else causes confusion. You can put all names, husbands, etc in bio section of the memorial.
**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.
Isabella Thompson So sorry for creating a duplicate memorial. I have removed mine and added my photo to yours. I am concerned though that I may have created a number of duplicates though because I thought that cemetery was St. John's...I didnt realize that it was First Presbyterian. the Thompson name always catches my eye as my 9th GGP, Andrew and Isabella (Marshall) Thompson were some of the first settlers to the Salem area.
RE: Canton, Salem, NJ 1864 That was a real tragedy and I read that in 1863 there was a col era epidemic in the area...but wondered if this was a left over from that..but likely as not if Ida had scarlet fever and about 4 of the children died in March 1864 and one in April and 2 in May it was probably something like that.. Sad for the family....
Canton, Salem, NJ 1864 Isn't it odd that the Cobb family lost 7 children that year? Is there anything that shows what happened? All children born after that seem to have survived....including Isaac's twin. Any ideas?
Edit Requests Thank you for the edit requests. They will be processed as soon as I review them. Just a reminder, or in case you don't know, I thought you might like to know that I transfer out of guidelines. If you would like custody of any memorials I manage please submit an Edit request using the "Suggest any other correction or addition" option. If I am not related I will transfer. Thank you!
Thomas Benjamin Davis Hi, thanks for correcting me, any info like that, which I added was given to me from someone, but it is impossible to know who. I have removed the info & the links to the wrong parents. With the edit system folks sends you edits and it is hard to check them, so I usually just hit accept, thanks for correcting me, Larry
Rebecca Thompson # 17278718 Hi Dawn, I removed the duplicate for Rebecca. This was one of my first Find A Grave photo taking/memorial creating days. LOL. In deleting this one, I found yet another in this cemetery that I had duplicated. I moved the picture over to the original memorial for Dr. Edward Keasbey and deleted the one I had made. Funny, I am also related to the Keasbey Family as my 8th GGM, Elizabeth (Thompson) Smart married Edward Keasbey in 1701 after my 8th GGF, Isaac Smart died. So many of the Keasbey decendants would be related, but again haven't made all the connections. Again, Thank You, Patty
Dr. Joseph Hedge Thompson # 138199675 Hi Dawn, So sorry that I created a duplicate memorial!! I try to make sure that there is not already a memorial but I missed this one...so I deleted mine. I am probably related to Joseph Hedge Thompson in some way, as my 9th GGF is Andrew Thompson. He arrived in America in about 1677 with his brother John. Andrew's daughter, Elizabeth Thompson, my 8th GGM, married my 8th GGF Isaac Smart, who arrived in Salem in 1675 on the same boat as John Fenwick. Many (or most) of the Thompson's in Salem came from this line. I have not followed all lines down (and there are many!!) so I would not request a transfer. I want to thank you for your amazing work at connecting relatives and again apologize for creating a duplicate.
Robert Francisco Davis Hi Dawn, Robert Davis was my Great Grandfather, I was delighted to see that he was on the site and I would like to thank you on behalf of my father, his grandson. I was wondering if you would be able to bestow any information you have on him to me, as well as make an edit. My grandmother is Florence Evelyn Davis the older sister of Cornelia Davis, she doesn't have a grave, but her lifespan was 1918-1989. Any records or information would be appreciated. Contact me at email@example.com