Have loved genealogy for many years. My interest started more than fifty years ago as a school project and with all the stories my Dad told me of family members, my grandmas "memory books" I got "hooked" but good and have been searching ever since! Once I start looking for someone, I cannot stop. My only regret is that my Dad didn't get to see what I have discovered about his family! I'am an avid quilter, have done many hobbies including, decorative tole painting, oil painting & drawing, sewing, ceramics, photography and I love going to see coverd bridges. So, I have lots to keep me busy!
RE: Oaklawn cemWest Sparta NY "When you took the photo for Pheobe Louisa (Merritt) Carpenter, was there a grave for her spouse,George W. Carpenter also?"
I'm pretty sure that if there had been a headstone for George I would have taken the picture but I could have missed it. I will try to get up there sometime in the next few weeks and check it out. I will let you know!
Sanford, Franklin SANFORD,Franklin B.27 Sept 1838 MI M.Mary Ann BAILEY D.27 Aug 1917 Bishopville, NY Survivors:Sons Lavern of Bishopville,Adelbert of Almond, NY;daughters Mrs. May THOMPSON of Grove, NY and Mrs. Nellie SAXTON of Casaserago, NY and sister Mrs. Kittie VanVRANKEN of MI. Ref:From Letter by Esther LACY,Rte #1,Canaserago, NY source:http://www.mifamilyhistory.org/isabella/cowless.htm Saw your post and thought you might like to see this (I am not related just doing research on my own family both in NY and Shepherd, MI and ran across this)
RE: Allen's I am not a family member...just some dude that likes takin' pics for people lol that stone was hard to recognize because it was so covered in moss and algae. thankfully someone else had already cleaned off the last name up top. I just cleaned the rest!