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Lesa Epperson (#46576986)
 member for 12 years, 3 months, 20 days
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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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Eli and Margaret (Teegarden) McKee
Hi Lesa, I came across my GG Grandmother's (Florence Ellen McKee Carr)obituary on USGENWEB and added her to Coopers Chapel Cemetery. She was married to Henry Carr and they had three children who are all buried in Coopers Chapel: Mary Carr, Charles Carr, and Clara Carr. She also had a son Ora Wilbur (Lora) McKee, my Great-Grandfather. I have not been able to locate Florence Ellen McKee's parents' burials - they lived in Fountain County in 1860. They were Margaret (Teegarden) and Eli McKee. Margaret was listed with another daughter, who is also buried in Coopers Chapel, Mary Rosella McKee Allen, wife of George Allen, on the 1870 Fountain County Census. I am just wondering if Margaret (Teegarden) and Eli McKee could possibly be buried in Coopers Chapel? Do you have any suggestions for me as far as obituaries or other depositories for names in the Fountain County cemeteries that maybe I have missed? Thank you!!
Added by h2buck on Aug 22, 2015 3:13 PM
M. Niedt
Isaac Moore
I was in Osborn yesterday and was unaware there are three cemeteries in Osborn. I only went to the two, St. Mary's and Immanuel Lutheran.
Today I spoke with a lady at the newspaper. On Labor Day, I will pick up a centennial book so find out where the requested are buried.
If you want to wait, I will try my best to take photos.
M Niedt
Added by M. Niedt on Aug 21, 2015 9:40 AM
Lisa Lamb Fanska
John Smoot #22644803
I was wondering if you are related to these Smoots, the Harvey R on here pretty sure it's my Harvey Wheeler Smoot, Birth, Death Year matches, on Census, was spelled different ways, I would like to prove 100% if anybody has info. Somebody on Ancestry.Com has Bible records tying him to these Parent's but it's on private tree and I think they are no longer on, never replied to my message. Thanks for any help if you are related.
Added by Lisa Lamb Fanska on Aug 20, 2015 11:49 AM
Jenny Packard-Richter
I was wondering how you became interested in the Barnes-Packard family grave sites. I somehow found my way to this site and found my great great great grandfathers and great grandmothers grave site and my grandmother's grave site. Genevieve Barnes-Packard. My Father is one of Genevieve's sons. Thank you for any all replies. Jenny
Added by Jenny Packard-Richter on Aug 19, 2015 6:18 PM
Wayne & Janet Brawner
Robert Rennaker
Hello Lesa,

Thank you for all your assistance. I am good yo go on most things, just checking to see if the edits I sent on Robert Rennaker got to you ok?

Again, Thanks for everything. Wayne Brawner
Added by Wayne & Janet Brawner on Aug 06, 2015 9:18 PM
Judy Curtis
Sunset Memorial Park in Illinois
I am a granddaughter of Walter & Grace Sechrest, buried in Sunset Memorial Park in Danville, IL. I plan on visiting the latter part of this month & want to put some remembrance on their graves & get photos for the family tree I am compiling. Just so you know, Walter & Grace had 7 children, Juanita is one of the younger children and my mother, Henrietta, is the youngest and a twin to Marietta. (My mother is the only one still living at age 92, but in failing health.) I don't know if you do any other research, but I am looking for information on my great grandfather, Joel Henry Sechrest, Jr., who is believed to have died between 1890-1900, location of death and grave unknown. His wife, Elvira Cherry Sechrest, also died at or about the same time and so far, I've found absolutely nothing. So much for my story.... In order to add information about my grandparents, do I need to go through you or can I post info on my own? Thank you.

Judy Curtis in Florida
Added by Judy Curtis on Aug 06, 2015 8:34 AM
Aggie Query
Permilia Epperson/hahn
THANK YOU!! you helped me uncover my 6 time great grandma!
Added by Aggie Query on Aug 04, 2015 8:54 AM
Marna Haga Hand
Russell Haga - Gundy Cemetery
Dear Lisa,
Thank you so much for posting the info on my uncle, Russell Marian Haga, who was interred at Gundy Cemetery, Bismarck, IL.

May God bless & keep you & yours.

Yours sincerely,
Alix Felicity Romanov
Added by Marna Haga Hand on Aug 02, 2015 1:02 PM
William D. Brown
Cronkhite Family

I think that you do a fine job. And I hope that you have a good summer.

Dodd Brown,
in Chicago
Added by William D. Brown on Aug 01, 2015 4:34 PM
Joanne Marcus Britcher
Rob Roy Cemetery Records
Hi Lesa,

Do you know if an original record book exists for Rob Roy? If so, what institution would be holding it?

Thank you for all what you do especially for us people that live out of state and can't visit Rob Roy.

Added by Joanne Marcus Britcher on Jul 27, 2015 10:47 AM
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