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Dawn D. (#29679040)
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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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Patty Doyle Hughes
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,
Added by Patty Doyle Hughes on Dec 28, 2015 6:19 PM
Patty Doyle Hughes
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 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.
Added by Patty Doyle Hughes on Dec 26, 2015 7:12 PM
Jack Hyatt
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
Added by Jack Hyatt on Nov 29, 2015 10:56 AM
Catherine Erikson
RE: Freda Donelson
Hi Dawn:

Thank you so much for responding. Do you know anyone on Freda's side that may be interested in getting in touch with their family in Sweden?

I know Frida has passed on and so has her sisters Evelyn and Esther and I am not sure if either of them had children but I know Frida did so the cousins would be very interested in connecting with their American relatives.

Added by Catherine Erikson on Nov 26, 2015 9:11 AM
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
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