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Lesa Epperson (#46576986)
 member for 12 years, 5 months, 5 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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Thank you for transferring my Dad's page to me.
Added by Linda on Oct 12, 2015 8:39 PM
Fassett Memorial Pages
Thank you so much for taking the time to make the memorial pages for my parents, Elizabeth and Woodrow Fassett. I was just visiting Indiana and took pictures of their stone. I was going to make pages for them and post it. Lucky me I found that you have already made the initial page. Thank you so much. I have other photos to add for other Fassett relatives. I see you have already make their pages too. All I have to do is add the photos of their stones. Linda
Added by Linda on Oct 11, 2015 9:59 PM
Ashley EMJ
Niccum Family
Hi Lesa,

I too am a Niccum descendant, via your James Niccum's father Michael Niccum's sister, Susannah (Niccum) Lambert. Thank you for managing his account and all that you've done on Find-a-Grave for researchers and families.
Added by Ashley EMJ on Oct 09, 2015 6:52 AM
Hetty Wyer
Hi Lesa,
Could Gabriel Pribble be Hetty Wyer's father?
Are Hetty and Newton Wyer buried here with Gabriel?
Thank you,
Added by Julie on Oct 06, 2015 10:42 PM
Gay Sloan
Philip Drollinger/Hannah Kidd
I see from this memorial that they are your 5th great grandparents and they are also up there in my line. This message is just to express to you and your contributing family how very much your Find A Grave memorials have been appreciated over the years. I knew you must be related because you keep popping up all through my research, but the beauty of your memorials is the little extras you include--so many dates and maiden names and great bio information!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
Gay Sloan Gort Luders
Added by Gay Sloan on Sep 27, 2015 11:15 AM
Regine Brindle
Elizabeth Sturman French
Find A Grave Memorial# 33751811
Hello Lesa,
First and foremost thank You for making time to take pictures and index them here. It's a true blessing for many of us who can't get around that far.
I have a question about your comment on Elizabeth Sturman being Betty Washington's granddaughter. It has been the family lore for a great many years and we have endeavored to prove it all in vain. The DAR used to have the file stating this was correct but it has now been put into question.
I would love to hear how you know this piece of information.
Personally I think it is the result of a confusion from her grandchildren because her father-in-law fought with George Washington and because her husband was named George Washington French.
Would love being able to resolve this mystery. Are you related? The lady who perpetuated this story in my husband's family is Matilda Peters (Mary French and William Peters' daughter) who gave an interview for a California newspaper in the early 1900s. I have the article but it is put into question because the only Mary LEWIS, daughter on Betty Washington Lewis died in infancy and could not possibly have married Thomas Humphrey Sturman. Any light you could shed on this would be greatly appreciated. Thank You!
Regine Brindle
Added by Regine Brindle on Sep 24, 2015 7:01 PM
Patrice Beam
Herschel L. Bennett
I have a photo of Herschel & his son Robert Dale Bennett taken in their Restaurant in Kingman IN. I had planned to put a copy of it on his gave site but the photo shows two young men with him and I'm not sure which is Robert Dale. If someone knows this family I will forward you the photo and hopefully you can help me. Thanks.
Added by Patrice Beam on Sep 21, 2015 8:32 PM
Jennifer and Jimmy Fry
Mary Kennedy Abel
Dear Lesa,

Thank you for transferring our Great-Grandmother's page to us.

Jennifer and Jimmy Fry
Added by Jennifer and Jimmy Fry on Sep 13, 2015 4:55 AM
J J Berto
Claiburn Hankins Memorail
Dear Lisa, Thank You so very much for you're time and effort you have put into Find a Grave You have made the lives of us amature genealogist much simpler!!!!Just noticed Find A Grave Memorial# 26788768 His children and the siblings are listed as the same relatives.... can you please check your records and make the corrections... Thanks Again for your tireless effort!!! John Jarred
Added by J J Berto on Sep 09, 2015 6:19 PM
Marilyn Wherry
Catherine Fitzpatrick-Smith
I am doing the family tree for my sister-in-law who is 76 yrs. old and her memory isn't very good. this is a great-great aunt of hers and she is the only child left or the Smith/Jones family. The 1870 Census says her father is Patrick but all the others say her father was Michael who married Mary Murphy in Ireland. The 1880 Census for Bloomington, Illinois shows 6 children total: Michael, Katie, Timothy, John, Hannah, Maggie. Catherine did marry Lincoln Smith and they had 3 children that I know of now. They were: Wilbur 1883-, Bernice 1885-1947, Genevieve 1894-. Want to thank you for all that your family has done. As you know it is very important for the later generations. Marilyn
Added by Marilyn Wherry on Sep 06, 2015 7:14 AM
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