Please contact me if we have a connection or if there is a correction that needs to be made. When adding photos and/or creating memorials I research the person so I may be able to link them to family and be as accurate as possible. Please realize that we are all human and mistakes are made. So please let me know if there is something I should add/change.
Also, I believe that family should be with family, if possible. I have no problem with transferring out of Find a Grave guidelines to family. Please, just simply send me a request and let me know your relation.
Feel free to use any photos I have taken for your own personal genealogy research. It would be nice if you would credit me with the photo.
A few poems that I enjoy:
DEAR ANCESTOR (Author Unknown) Your tombstone stands among the rest; Neglected and alone The name and date are chiseled out On polished, marbled stone. It reaches out to all who care It is too late to mourn. You did not know that I exist You died and I was born. Yet each of us are cells of you In flesh, in blood, in bone. Our blood contracts and beats a pulse Entirely not our own. Dear Ancestor, the place you filled So many years ago Spreads out among the ones you left Who would have loved you so. I wonder if you lived and loved, I wonder if you knew That someday I would find this spot, And come to visit you.
STRANGERS IN THE BOX By: Pamela A Harazim
Come, look with me inside this drawer, In this box I've often seen, At the pictures, black and white, Faces proud, still, and serene. I wish I knew the people, These strangers in the box, Their names and all their memories, Are lost among my socks. I wonder what their lives were like, How did they spend their days? What about their special times? I'll never know their ways. If only someone had taken time, To tell, who, what, where, and when, These faces of my heritage, Would come to life again. Could this become the fate, Of the pictures we take today? The faces and the memories, Someday to be passed away? Take time to save your stories, Seize the opportunity when it knocks, Or someday you and yours, Could be strangers in the box.
Josaphene Guess If possible, I would like to have a picture of Josaphine's Headstone in Markle Cemetery, North Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana. Find A Grave Memorial #126452758, Created By Billie Morris Barushak. Do you have any other information about her ? Thomas Guess was her husband, and he was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Clinton, Vermillion County, Indiana. He died in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana.
RE: Merab (Cox) Pickett Hi Billie, A professional Quaker Researcher gave me this information about 30 years ago. She was Nancy Speers of Swarthmore. I also have the family in the 1850 census. I saw where the cemetery document listed her age as 37 but I am thinking it might really have been 31.
Merab's father is William B. Cox, b. 15 Dec 1800 and her mother is Margaret Joy Peacock, b. 12 Jun 1801. Maybe the wrong William Cox is linked to Margaret Peacock??? (They do have a son with that same name b. 1834.)
Year: 1850; Census Place: White River, Randolph, Indiana; Roll: M432_168; Page: 61A; Image: 124
Claiborne cem. is off the beaten path so to speak, otherwise someone would have noticed these duplicates that have been there since 2009. Do you go there? Many of my family members are buried there, and at nearby Long's Chapel cem. Regards, Dan S.
RE: April LeClercq Wow. Hi. I too have wondered over the years about the LeClercqs as I really only knew back to my fathers father. I do know we have family that hails from West TH area, Toadhop?? Terry LeClercq, he passed not long ago. His son also goes by Terry still there. I have some photos of my Gr. father but he died a year after my birth. I miss my sister deeply. She was my only sister. I will look for them, moved recently and they are in a box somewhere.