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SM (#46597451)
 member for 12 years, 8 months
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For over 45 years I have worked on my family histories. Sometimes, as a "get-away" from my own research and frustrations I walk through a cemetery and record my own census of readable tombstones. I record the dates and inscriptions just as they are engraved on the memorial.
So, what I have recorded is usually my own work efforts and research.

Memorials are created with respect and honor and are not intended to offend.

Should you have additions/corrections to my entries or if you would like your family member or friend transferred to your care, please let me know--
If the memorial is not my own relative or close friend, I consider ALL requests for memorial transfers. I'm not going to quibble over the ancestry and how many times removed you are from the person in the memorial. I'm happy to transfer memorials. Likewise, I appreciate similar considerations.

(And - I'm not in a numbers race to see how fast I can post obituaries or how many memorials I can post)
Seems some entries are made before the family has an opportunity to return from the cemetery !

I wish you success as you look for those who have gone before.

BY THE WAY -- when I find my personal pictures- many I personally took -- lifted and re-posted on other sights -- It angers me that there isn't acknowledgment of the source.
After all, I am very proud of my ancestors.

I don't care if you use my personal pictures in your online family trees but at least have the courtesy of making a connective link to the original on FindAGrave, and/or including credit to FindAGrave member SM #46597451.

Of course, I would cannot imagine anyone would use my personal pictures for personal financial gain.
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Mary C.
Haseltine Huffman
Sorry this took me a few days, I have been sick.
I also done Lucille and Clara. I hope you don't mind.
I also hope the are what you wanted,
Thank you for trusting me with the photos.

Mary Callander
Added by Mary C. on Jun 29, 2016 9:08 AM
Steve & Sue
Vera Kline
Thank you so much for transferring Vera to us. We will take very good care of her!!

Added by Steve & Sue on May 28, 2016 8:57 AM
Ransom Beardsley
Hi !
Thank you for the additions to this memorial. What a telling inscription. Funny now.
Keep up the good work.
Added by Patrivia on Apr 26, 2016 1:54 PM
RE: Dorothy Whitmer
Hi-so sorry...I entered the other one incorrectly so I resubmitted when I noticed it. Thank you so much:-))...
Added by Debbie on Apr 21, 2016 4:59 PM
Mark Tevault
RE: Hazelip
I am not closely related, but the two Williams have perplexed me for a long time, because I could never find William (Butler) in the 1860 census. I'm sure you have seen the various misspellings of the surname doing research, it is all over the map. I finally found the 1860 Butler County William's family spelled as Hase.

I spent several weeks on tracing these two and just got excited and apologize for being a jackass. I have all the info on my Mom_Sy tree in Ancestry, it is a public tree.

Added by Mark Tevault on Mar 17, 2016 3:22 PM
Mark Tevault
William "Thomas" Hazelip
Dear SM

I submitted corrected information to your erroneous family connections for William "Thomas" Hazelip which I guess your pride will not allow you to accept.

1. William L Hazelip (1823-1891) of Edmonson, Kentucky married first: Polly Ann Lindsey (1826-1865) 1 son who died before 1860.
Polly is buried in Red Hill Church Cemetery in Brownsville Edmonson County.

William L (middle initial according to his military records, I haven't a clue where "Thomas" was pulled from) Hazelip married second to Eliza Jane Moore (1845-1915) who is buried next to William L Hazelip in Smiths Grove Cemetery.

William L Hazelip had 3 children (Jennie F, John M, Minnie G) by his "beloved wife" Eliza Jane Moore which are mentioned in his Will, written Jan 1 1881 and available on


William Hazelip (1835-1905) of Butler County Married a widow, Mrs Nancy C Embry Lee (1836-1898) on 7 March 1853 in Butler County. They were married for 46 years and had at least eleven children.

Wiley, Van, Olivia, Columbia, Mahala, Mary, William, Sarah, Julian, Prudance, John.

I would have sent this privately but for the rude comment you made when I suggested privately that you correct your baloney about two different men married to multiple wives at the same time and having two sets of children the same ages.

I understand you have been at it for numerous years which makes me wonder what other mis-information you have "out there".

Added by Mark Tevault on Mar 17, 2016 2:55 PM
William Duty
RE: Leabelle Billman
Well hello family. Im Cathy's son David. Leabelle was my grandmother.
Added by William Duty on Feb 24, 2016 2:14 PM
Carl Catherman
RE: Sophia Steininger
Yes, I am distantly related. Her mother and my great-great grandfather Frederick Bowersox were first cousins.
Added by Carl Catherman on Nov 27, 2015 2:13 PM
Carl Catherman
Sophia Steininger
Thank you very much for editing her memorial.
Added by Carl Catherman on Nov 27, 2015 1:28 PM
Carl Catherman
Sophia Steininger
Hi, I am sending you a link to her parents. There is a bio note stating her presumed parents but that is incorrect. Would you please remove that part of the bio.
Added by Carl Catherman on Nov 17, 2015 1:44 PM
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