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Lesa Epperson (#46576986)
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Bio Photo I have been doing genealogy for many years. One of my favorite things in researching is visiting cemeteries. I love to just walk around the tombstones and try to imagine what the people's lives might have been like. I have been contributing tombstone pictures to this site to help fellow genealogists that are a distance away that can't visit their relative's gravesite in person.

My family has been a big assistance to me in my project for this website. My son, Trenton, my daughter, Alena, and my husband, Terry, have helped me take tombstone photos. So a big "THANKS" goes out to all three of them!!

Quote from Findagrave: "The goal is not to "own" every memorial of those to whom you are related. THE ULTIMATE GOAL SHOULD BE TO HAVE MEANINGFUL, ACCURATE MEMORIALS THAT HONOR THOSE WHO HAVE PASSED AWAY, REGARDLESS OF WHO CREATED THE MEMORIAL OR WHO MAINTAINS IT." Please keep this in mind when you request a transfer as it takes a lot of time and money to do research to add memorials to this site. I love working on this site, but I have run into some problems just recently.

I DO WELCOME ADDITIONS, CORRECTIONS AND FAMILY LINKS. The more information the better!! I usually get the updates done within 1 or 2 days.
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Sarah's Maiden Name

The Indiana death certificates are now online on On the death certificate of Sarah's son, Richard R. Russell, it lists her maiden name as Sarah Thompson.

Sarah Thompson married William Hendrickson in 1822 in Spencer County, IN. In 1835, she married John Russell in Vermillion County, IN. In John Russell's will, he leaves money to the children of William Hendrickson (John's step-children).
Added by pacaw on Jun 26, 2016 5:09 PM
Murphy-Clyden family
I forgot to add: Find A Grave Memorial# 36062654
Curt Lewin
Added by Publico on Jun 26, 2016 3:36 PM
Murphy-Clyden family
I am researching the Lewin family. Clara Clyden married Frank Lewin first, George Johnson second and Charles Murphy third. In the 1930 census Clara lives with her daughter, Gladys, in Danville, IL and is listed a widowed. However, her supposed deceased husband is shown as living with his stepson, Floyd Lewin in Hoopeston, IL in the same 1930 US Census.

Do you have further information about the complex family I have illustrated above?

Thanks for your efforts in support of Find-A-Grave. I do a little of that myself.
Curt Lewin
Added by Publico on Jun 26, 2016 1:37 PM
Sandi Evilsizer Koscak
Floy Hillier Hester
Please ignore my question about her maiden name. I have confirmed it on my own. Funny for such a strange name to fit the dates and pieces of 2 different puzzles. , but then, that is what makes this research exciting and rewarding. My Floy (or Flock) Dale Nuckolls was supposed to have run away with a dentist and was never heard from again..Sorry to have bothered you. The hunt goes on
Added by Sandi Evilsizer Koscak on Jun 23, 2016 6:20 AM
Hello Lesa,
First of all, thanks for all your service to this site.
Second, are you absolutely sure that this James Milton Harmon is the son of Jacob H. Harmon? I am a Harmon researcher, and I've found that particular son to have been James Marion Harmon who married Zerelda Clements. Also, its curius that this James Milton was buried in Indiana when they all were raised in Black Hawk County, Iowa. Just a question. You may have an answer.
Peggy Harmon
Added by P.Harmon on Jun 22, 2016 4:54 PM
Julie H.
Goeble High # 24340509
Hi Lesa. Cannot thank you enough for your endless hours of the work you do! I am wondering where you are from as most of your queries are regarding the area around me. I'm in Danville, IL. I'm writing as I would like you to correct a listing from Springhill Cemetery Mausoleum for Goeble High; his name should be spelled GOEBEL High, I am his daughter. You and I have multiple connected ancestors; I read a message that you are a Niccum, for one. Thank you so very much!
Julie High

Added by Julie H. on Jun 19, 2016 10:24 PM
trish brandt
Lulu Isabelle Cumbow
hi i am working on a family tree for my children and my husband is lulu's great great grandmother. that where i get stuck. i was wondering if you could tell me where you got the names of her parents.
Added by trish brandt on Jun 17, 2016 7:44 PM
Lily Virdell
Thank You
Dear Lesa, Just wanted you to know, I appreciate the quick attention to the edits I sent. I'ts always rewarding to see memorials with links to parents, spouses, children and siblings. I put in a lot of research to get my facts correct. In this case I'm not at all closely related, but sometimes knowing who is not the exact named person is helpful too and I don't ever want good research to go to waste. Thanks again for all the good work you do on Find A Grave.
Added by Lily Virdell on May 28, 2016 9:25 PM
Jayne Beers
Are you related to Hester (Prevo) Yerkes and Sarah Ann (Beers) Prevo?

I wondered since you had photos of some of their descendants.
Added by Jayne Beers on May 26, 2016 9:31 AM
Effie Lee Dale Rogers
Hello, I was wondering if you were related to Effie? I'm the great great grandson of one of her brothers and I'm trying to piece together bits of the Dale family for my grandfather and he has vague memories of Effie but remembers the other siblings well. Any help is appreciated. Thanks, Brayden Kirkham
Added by Brayden on May 24, 2016 5:54 PM
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