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LSP (#46860931)
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Bio Photo I'm doing my best to connect family links (parents and children) to my kin (direct and collateral) and really appreciate all who have kindly added the connections for me. I'm glad to add yours also.

Check out if you're interested in the symbols found on gravestones. Neat informative site. Are you a taphophile or tombstone tourist? I am.

Check out Scotch-Irish Presbyterians From Ulster to Rockbridge, by Angela M. Ruley, 3 October 1993. Angela headed the Rockbridge Area Genealogy Society and wrote several impressive publications on Rockbridge Co. This well written article combines pretty much everything I've found and more.

I welcome all additions, connections, corrections or changes and transfers so please feel free to contact me.

Photos:"...The copyright of all photos posted to Find A Grave remains with the original submitter. No use of photos (or material) for any other website or personal use is given without prior consent of the original submitter."

CONTACT ME FOR GENEALOGICAL HIRE for research, especially in VA/MD/PA, through any of my memorials.

Please send REQUESTS for CORRECTIONS, CHANGES OR TRANSFERS through the EDIT feature on the specific memorial (top right).

Please let me know if you catch my errors, I missed them. Mea maxima culpa

Leave Public Message below with FINDAGRAVE MEMORIAL # or if any CHANGES or ADDITIONS are requested, please leave them on a specific Findagrave site for me, using the EDIT key.
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J. Edward Ross
RE: Thomas Moreland, 143179757
Thank you for your efforts they are greatly appreciated.

Added by J. Edward Ross on Mar 26, 2015 5:44 AM
RE: Robert Boal, 33021408
Yes, it is a very worn stone and the shade that day was awful. I will try to get a better one, however, this cemetery has awful records for the year of death. They don't make much of an effort to assist giving the plots. James
Added by Romper90069 on Mar 25, 2015 2:51 PM
J. Edward Ross
RE: Thomas Moreland, 143179757
The gravestone will be engraved with the information on the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) website. The information on the DVA website was placed there directly by the cemetery staff. That's why I suggested calling the cemetery and asking them. They'll look at the paperwork and verify the information on the website. If it's typo, the same error would exist on the engraving request form.

Here's a link to the DVA website where I got my information. If you have any other veteran's memorials, it's a great source of information. The website is called the "Nationwide Gravesite Locator" and contains the names of all veterans buried at every national cemetery and the names of veterans buried at other cemeteries after 1996 if the government provided a stone or military marker. Here's the webaddress:

One exception is Arlington National Cemetery. Arlington is run by the US Army and NOT the DVA, and therefore they have to be different. Their website is called "ANC Explorer" and here's their webaddress:

Both websites are free to access.

Ed Ross
Added by J. Edward Ross on Mar 25, 2015 7:42 AM
Jim Davis
Robert Boal
Just a friendly suggestion - when I haven't been able to read the info on a grave photo I always ask the original photographer if they might re-shoot it, they usually are happy to do it. (If he won't, let me know and I'll claim the request). BTW, I was able to photoshop the photo to reveal that his middle initial is H.
Added by Jim Davis on Mar 24, 2015 9:01 PM
J. Edward Ross
RE: Thomas Moreland, 143179757
Good morning and thanks for the prompt reply to my request.

According to the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) Mr Moreland died on February 16, 2015. The DVA records (taken directly from his government Form DD-214 - military discharge papers) shows the following:

DATE OF BIRTH: 03/12/1933
DATE OF DEATH: 02/16/2015
(301) 372-6398

It could be a typo, but not likely, the information above is used to order the engraved marker stone. You can verify the date by calling the above number and ask them. The cemetery staff answers question like this all the time. They are very polite and understanding.

btw: The obituary was written from memory by a family member under significant stress and short notice. Regardless of how many times the obituary is published, it was only written once (then reprinted maybe even shortened or lengthened).

Have another great day,
Ed Ross

Added by J. Edward Ross on Mar 24, 2015 6:14 AM
Mary Leppla 53
Sarah Wilson FG #30304203
Sarah "Sally" Wilson was my 1st cousin 6x removed, and had no children of her own. I would be happy to take over management of her memorial if you wish. If not, that is okay too. However, there is one piece of information I would like to have changed in the bio - toward the end. Rev. John M. Boal of Urbana, Ohio did not handle her estate. John Croft and John Walker, friends of the family, were appointed agents of the Wilson family handling her affairs with the assistance of Hon J. McDowell Sharpe and Col. T.B. Kennedy legal advisers. Source: Page 214 of "Papers read before the Kittochtinny Historical Society" online version at There is further information about Rev Boal's role in Sarah's life following that page. Sincerely - Mary Leppla member #48339058.
Added by Mary Leppla 53 on Mar 23, 2015 5:50 PM
Fred Sanford
Re: Cannons @ CH
can't control the links other make
I deleted his 'parents'
Added by Fred Sanford on Mar 16, 2015 6:52 PM
Betty Van Brunt Andrews
RE: Katherinr Fauver
sorry wrong person
Added by Betty Van Brunt Andrews on Mar 12, 2015 10:13 AM
Betty Van Brunt Andrews
Katherinr Fauver
read your note. I couldn't find Earhart because you have the names backward.
Added by Betty Van Brunt Andrews on Mar 09, 2015 5:42 PM
Thank you for the Glasgow family transfers. I am working on connecting up the family and I sure appreciated finding your memorials. I hope to add to them. Thanks again!
Added by Lanie on Mar 08, 2015 11:56 PM
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