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Marc Doty (#46843703)
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Bio Photo Transfers: I will transfer ownership to direct descendants within four generations - the same as Find A Grave guidelines. Otherwise, I'm happy to add to memorials and make links, just click on the "Edit" tab on the top right of the memorial, then click on "Suggest a correction or provide additional information". Be sure to give me the other person's ID number when requesting links.

One line of my ancestors (CROSE) lived in Tippecanoe Co., IN in the 1820s. Some of their cousins lived in the next county to the south, Boone, and some south of that in Hendricks Co. I live in northern Hendricks Co., and am taking photos mostly in Boone and Hendricks, including the older, more difficult to read stones. Hopefully, these photographs will be around longer than the headstones. Many are on the verge of not being readable - even with the sun at a good angle and using tricks to bring out the text.

Since I've been doing genealogy research for a number of years, I can see a real benefit in seeing headstones, rather than relying on a transcription. To me, the important thing is to be able to read the inscription (names & dates, child of ...), but not really the verse below it. It's also important to know who is buried next to whom. I'll mention that if I notice a connection.

Cemeteries that are completed - meaning that I photographed everything and have posted all that was readable. Other transcriptions may have more names.
Beck - Bethel - Browns Wonder - Jones
Lowry -Macedonia - Mintonye - Mt Union
Mt. Zion - North Branch - Oak Hill (Sect 1-29, 34N & 34S) - Pleasant Hill (Indy)
Pleasant View (Dover) - Poplar Grove - Prebster - Old Union Church - Richland - Robison - St. Malachy West - Salem
Sparks - Taylor - Trotter (I can only find 33 of the 64 markers) - Weaver - Zionsville

I currently use a 10M Canon Powershot camera which will take pictures at 3648 x 2736 pixels. Normally I reset the resolution to 2272 x 1704 and then on the computer, especially with worn headstones, I turn up the contrast 20-30%, and lower the brightness 5-10% and keep the compression at 98 to 99%. When I started posting for Find a Grave the file size limit was 250 KB, then 350, 500, 750, 2000 3000 and now 8000 KB. I use photo editing software that I downloaded for free - it's much better than what Canon or Olympus gives you with their camera. With Photoscape I know the file size before I save the file.

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Janet Sylvester
Abraham & Nancy Wells
Thank you for the time to take pictures of the headstones. Janet Sylvester
Added by Janet Sylvester on Oct 31, 2014 8:55 PM
valerie boman
Thanks so much for the RUSH photos. I so appreciate your help!
Added by valerie boman on Oct 31, 2014 5:15 PM
Samuel Pangburn
Thank you for taking this photo! I know when I see that you have done the photos, I can count on a good one!!
Added by SilverRose on Oct 30, 2014 5:04 PM
John Weaver
William Weaver # 14557213

William Weaver is my 4th g'grandfather. I am presently preparing a SAR application and would like to have a picture that is somewhat more clear than what I can obtain on the Find A Grave website. Any help you could give me would be appreciated.

John Weaver
Added by John Weaver on Oct 23, 2014 10:05 AM
Marvin Spivey
Pleas add the following to his info.

Marvin Spivey (Born 6/12/1920 Died: 11/6/1921) at one year 4 months and 26 days Cause: acute anterior poliomyelitis. He is Buried: Greenwood Cemetery Hamilton, OH Hamilton Butler County Ohio, USA Plot: Section 3, Row 6, #239

His Parents are:
John L Lewis Born MAR 11 1887 in Kavanaugh, Jackson County, Kentucky Died 8/1/1949 Hamilton Ward 5.

Rose Belle Walton Spivey Born 2/12/1900 in Riddell, Estill County, KY Died 5/8/1955 Hamilton Ward 5, Butler County, Ohio

Note: John L Lewis and Rose Belle Spivey are my paternal grandparents. Marvin would be my uncle. Marvin has 11 siblings. John Lewis and Rose Belle Walton Spivey are also buried in Greenwood Cemetery. I have more information which I am currently gathering and would like to take over ownership if you would like to do so. Thanks.
Added by Imo on Oct 13, 2014 1:57 PM
Erin K.
Kara Wheeler
Thank you so much for making the changes to this memorial. I truly appreciate it.
Added by Erin K. on Oct 12, 2014 4:33 PM
N J Martin
Could you transfer her to me? My Find A Grave # 46810101 She is related and we bel her father was Charles Elliott. We have found some info that leads to that.

Thank you
Added by N J Martin on Oct 11, 2014 9:33 AM
Patric Powell here

is the Mary Jane Dunn Powell listed the same
Mary Jane Calwell That I have as the spouse
of William c Powell.

Thank You
patric Powell
Added by Patric on Oct 11, 2014 8:35 AM
N J Martin
She was first mar to Richard "Dick" Elliott they had dt Margaret Luella Elliott

Added by N J Martin on Oct 10, 2014 5:14 PM
KJ Thomas
Transfer request
Hubert Thomas Woods
Mary Pearl Heatherington Woods
Geneva Broshar Woods

Hubert and Mary Pearl are my great-grandparents, and Geneva was my great Aunt. If you would kindly transfer their memorials to me, I would appreciate it.

Thank you,

Karin Thomas
Added by KJ Thomas on Oct 04, 2014 8:26 PM
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