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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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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
Kathleen Aderhold
Green Turtle
I am on harbour island, May 24, 2016, We will be on green turtle soon, it looks like you have documented most of the cemetery, if there is something that needs more, let me know, ASAP


Added by Kathleen Aderhold on May 24, 2016 2:22 PM
Joseph Stonebraker
Hi Lesa,

I am researching the Joseph Stonebraker family in Montgomery Co IN. I found your memorial on Find A Grave. Do you know if there is actually a tombstone in the Stonebraker Cemetery for Joseph?

Thanks so much,
Darlene Anderson
Added by LineageFinder on Apr 27, 2016 10:53 AM
Margaret Darley Kirkham
Hannah Compton Young
The information I have found on Hannah Compton Young doesn't match the grave marker. Hannah is the 2nd wife of Berryman Young.
Married 8 July 1856, Fountain, Indiana.

1860 Census taken in Vermilion, Illinois shows Hannah (age 23) with 4 children (some step-children I would assume). That means she was born about 1837, not 1887. The marker shown for Hannah cannot be the mother--perhaps a child? Or is the submission of the detail (1887) wrong? Please review this and let me know what you think.
Added by Margaret Darley Kirkham on Apr 26, 2016 5:57 PM
Charlene Dodenhoff Patterson
Thomas & Coadene (Davis) Gooch
Thank you so very much for posting their obits to their memorials for me so promptly!
Added by Charlene Dodenhoff Patte... on Apr 20, 2016 6:31 PM
Gay Sloan
Mount Hope Cemetery
Just wanted to send you a great big THANK YOU for all that you do. I was looking again at the Sloan family burials in Mt Hope and realized how many of the memorials here and elsewhere in Fountain county were prepared by you. All are so nicely presented and carry such great links. Your work is greatly appreciated!!
Gay Sloan
Added by Gay Sloan on Apr 05, 2016 1:44 PM
61964177 Mary Naylor
Hi, I'm just wondering where you got the info that Mary Naylor's maiden name was Collett? The reason I ask is her daughter names her maiden name as Moore. Thanks so much!
Added by Michelle on Mar 31, 2016 8:06 AM
William T. Marshall - # 17498834
Hi Lesa,
I have been working on Glaze family extended families for sime time now. William T. Marshall's second wife was Caroline 'Carrie' C. Calhoun, daughter of John & Martha Matilda 'Glaze' Calhoun; and granddaughter of James Albert & Mary 'Phillips' Glaze who are my 2nd great grandparents. I noticed that you posted a photo of the gravestone of William T. Marshall. He and his 2nd wife Caroline Carrie Calhoun were both buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Wingate, Montgomery County, Indiana. Would you happen to know if there is a stone for her.

william's 1st wife, Sophronia Ellen Braden Marshall is buried in Rush Creek Friends Cemetery, Tangier, Parke County, Indiana. She has a stone.

Any help is appreciated very much.
Marjorie Glaze/Hart Gisi (MGlazeHart)
Added by MGlazeHart on Mar 29, 2016 3:22 PM
Mike Talbott
Pine Village Quaker Cemetery

Wondering where/how you came to find information on David Bell who you list as being buried in the Pine Village Quaker Cemetery? Am wondering if there are any records for the meetings of the Quakers that are from that area? Am trying to find information on David's daughter, Susan Bell, who was married to John Oliver Talbott and is buried in the Attica Riverside Cemetery.

Mike Talbott
Added by Mike Talbott on Mar 20, 2016 8:48 PM
Matthew Marsolek
Unknown Finn
Hello Lesa,

I'm a direct descendent of John Finn who I believe may be interred in the Keeling Cemetery in Veedersburg, Ind. Here is an excerpt from his obituary:
"John Finn... died at the home of his brother-in-law I. N. Ellis, in Veedersburg, Ind, afer a long illness, March 20, 1904... Funeral services were conducted at the residence Tuesday afternoon by Rev. Rinehart of the Methodist church, the Masonic order and the G. A. R. Post having charge of the interment in the old town cemetery...
He was married the second tim eat Lebanon, Ind., to Miss Rachel Allen, who survives him."

At this time, I haven't found a record or grave site for his wife Rachel (She also went by "Rachel Allen Finn"), so there is also the possibility that the plot may be for her as well.

Is the plot big enough to have both of them interred there?

Any additional information you can supply would be greatly appreciated.
Added by Matthew Marsolek on Mar 18, 2016 6:05 PM
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