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Jan Miller (#46607804)
 member for 11 years, 5 months, 28 days
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Bio Photo I have been researching my own family and volunteering for the Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society now for the past few years. I love wandering through cemeteries and will be willing to take photos of headstones in my town (or within 20 mi. or so) to help other researchers.


PLEASE ASK ME IF YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO TRANSFER A FRIEND OR RELATIVE. I ALMOST NEVER HAVE ANY PROBLEM DOING THIS!

The following poem, which I wrote, has gotten a lot of attention lately from those wishing to share it with others. Please know that I would be honored if you did. You can use my name as author if you like.

THE CEMETERY PHOTOGRAPHER


Wandering among the stones I see
The stones so weathered and worn
‘Tis difficult to find the date
On which the babe was born

I stare at the stone and am struck with awe
At the life that I knew was gone
This was someone's child, a babe so sweet
With loved ones to carry on

So I take a photo for all to see
For the family that remains
An everlasting memory of
A child of God's domain

I brush the weeds back from the stone
And say a silent prayer
For the babes that had no chance to live
And for mothers everywhere

The dove calls out it's mourning song
Among the stones so still
Echoes of the woes, through time
The choirs of despair

The stone will someday perish
The flowers will be gone
But a photo now remains of this
Their memory lives on!

And so my friend, don't hesitate
To film the weathered stone
Those who live within your hearts
Are never truly gone


***PLEASE NOTE NEW E-MAIL ADDRESS!!!! THANK YOU!!***


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Find-a-Grave Friends: Due to several circumstances, I have been delayed at fulfilling transfer memorials and corrections/connections. I plan to begin working on these today to complete these as requested. Thank you all for your patience -- you have not been forgotten -- and although I won't be notifying you individually that the corrections are made, please rest assured that they will be done ASAP. I appreciate your patience! -- Jan
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**************************************************ACCIDENTS SUCH AS DUPES HAPPEN, BUT *PLEASE* MAKE SURE YOU CHECK FOR AN EXISTING MEMORIAL FIRST BEFORE CREATING A NEW ONE! I HAVE HAD TO DELETE A NUMBER OF MY ORIGINAL MEMORIALS BECAUSE OF DUPES THAT WERE CREATED WITH MORE INFO OR PICS AT A LATER DATE. AS I HAVE STATED IN THE PAST, I WILL ALMOST ALWAYS TRANSFER MEMORIALS IF REQUESTED BUT PLEASE, AS A COURTESY, LOOK FOR AN ORIGINAL BEFORE DUPLICATING. THANKS!
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James Thrasher
I have been following my family tree & it led me to James (mem#61592338. You have posted that his father is John T & was a Revolutionary War Soldier. Do you have any other info on John? If my math is correct James' parents would have been in their 60's when he was born. Any add'l info you can share for the Thrasher family would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much! Tracy Neely, grand daughter to Bessie Thrasher Neely
Added by keeper of memories on Aug 25, 2015 12:48 PM
jesse helaman
thank you :)
thank you for the transfer of Mr. Barzilla :) and thank you for the work youre doing! :)
Added by jesse helaman on Aug 23, 2015 5:14 PM
Ken Copeland
RE: No Headstone Photo
Any chance of getting that headstone photo? Ken
Added by Ken Copeland on Aug 13, 2015 5:20 PM
Steve Duysen
RE: McKinney
Oops, correction...2 with John Proe.
Added by Steve Duysen on Aug 09, 2015 6:20 PM
Steve Duysen
RE: McKinney
No problem. I was confused for a while too then I figured out the Mary A (Raper) McKinney listed in the 1870 census is Thomas' wife not his sister, who is Mary L. I found out later that he died in 1875 and they had 3 children which George is their eldest and then she remarried a John Proe and had 3 more children.
Added by Steve Duysen on Aug 09, 2015 6:15 PM
Steve Duysen
Calvin and Rowena Gilmore McKinney children listed
Hi, just an FYI that I noticed that you mention that their youngest child is named George. According to the 1870 census he was only 5 months old which would make him being born about 9 or 10 years after Calvin died. I think he may have been a grandson instead.

Thanks :)
Steve Duysen
Added by Steve Duysen on Aug 09, 2015 1:04 AM
Pat Minor
Ina Zimmerman
Jan, Thank you for the photo of Ina Comstock Zimmerman. I appreciate your time and effort. This has made my family records a little more complete.
Pat M from SC
Added by Pat Minor on Aug 07, 2015 4:14 AM
Lisa Gunter McGowan
RE: pt 2
I looked at it. I would be guessing that it was either a typo or maybe an old marker that wasn't correct. I would say the two need to be combined but I can't seem to get into the forum page to turn it in. Anyway, thanks.
Added by Lisa Gunter McGowan on Aug 06, 2015 9:21 AM
william maxey
RE: Lillie Maxie McKinney
I will notify btrfy of the changes. Thank You
Added by william maxey on Aug 04, 2015 10:16 AM
Anna
Joseph Boren transfer
Many thanks for being a generous fellow contributor. It's going to take me a while but I will let you know when I have added to this memorial.
Added by Anna on Jul 31, 2015 6:36 PM
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