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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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Tree Climber
Martha S Cotton - Memorial# 51008063
I came upon this in my research and believe this to be the grave of Martha Patsy Stout Cotton. She was born about 1811 and married Noah S Cotton 25 Aug 1831 in Pope Illinois. They had 5 children: James, Mary Ann (1834-1854) Memorial # 25143185, Martha (1836-1876) Memorial # 25147404, and John.

I apologize for not having all of the family information, but this is, at this time, what I do have.

Noah, her husband, has his information (and a biography) at Memorial #25143208.

As I am disabled, I do what I can from my home, which is why I appreciate what you do so very much.


Added by Tree Climber on Nov 26, 2015 9:42 AM
John Kellys in Hibbs cemetery
Are these two John Kelly's on the same headstone? The stones look the same, but since the angles are different, I'm not sure.

There are links on the younger one that say that the older one is his father. Is this an assumption because they are on the same stone?

Also the younger John Kelly's wife died a few years before him ... her name was Otilia. Are there records to show if she is possibly in the cemetery without a grave marker?

John Kelly
May 18, 1845 - age of 49 years

Links to : (parents ?)
John Kelly 1757 - 1837
Mary Kelly - 1768-1843

Even knowing if they are on the same stone will be very helpful.

Thank You,
Kathy Caswell Rinke
Added by Kathy on Nov 20, 2015 12:22 PM
Jim Wierman
Richard Collins
Thanks for adding the information on Richard Collins.
Jim Wierman
Added by Jim Wierman on Nov 12, 2015 11:20 AM
Stephen Catlin
Thanks for making changes to Thomas L. Fosters page. I am married to Thomas's cousin Sharon.

Stephen Catlin (#48610748)
Added by Stephen Catlin on Nov 09, 2015 3:34 PM
Linda Doile Morris
Bender & Schnepp
Hello Lisa, Been quite a while since I have heard from you. I just am kind of looking over the tree to see how much I have missed. Too much. Actually I just want to be sure everyone can connect to way up the tree. Never ending job, ha ha, we can hope! I am 71 now and slowing down. I am giving myself one more year and then going to make Zip drives and mail them out. I can't separate the two families of my parents because ther was a marriage with my mothers family about 1850 with Leonard Schnepp's brother, Reinhart Snypp's descendent and a cousin of my mothers. So it is a Hugh file. Are you interested? Don't know exactly how we are going to do this but I will figure it out. Hope to hear from you.
Added by Linda Doile Morris on Nov 04, 2015 6:08 PM
Lewis Holcomb
memorial #56511114
I have the photo for Carl if you want to add a request for his memorial. Thanks Lewis
Added by Lewis Holcomb on Nov 03, 2015 4:56 PM
Randi Mayes
Elsie Wooten
Elsie is my great grandmother. She was married to Raymond Wooten. She has two children, Raymond(Randy) Wooten and Debby (Wooten) Stover. She was a very nice lady from what I have heard. Debby is still alive, but Randy passed a few years ago.
Added by Randi Mayes on Nov 02, 2015 7:36 AM
Tom Schoening
Valeria Schefke Delp
Lesa, Thanks for taking the time to process the links to Valeria's family - Greatly Appreciated

Tom Schoening
Added by Tom Schoening on Oct 25, 2015 4:38 AM
Bob Hamm
Felix Columbus Hamm
Lesa, Hi! I am writing just to let you know that Felix is my second great grandfather. He was originally born with his last name of one "M". His parents last name was spelled Ham and not Hamm. The name spelling was changed sometime around 1915 in Montgomery County Indiana. I am researching that to find out if it was legally done and at what exact date.
Have a great day Lesa.
Added by Bob Hamm on Oct 20, 2015 1:48 PM
Linda Jackson
hi, just wondering if you could update the picture for the grovier family. both of the parents have died since this was posted. just wondering? thanks, linda
Added by Linda Jackson on Oct 18, 2015 1:57 PM
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