Our ancestors and their collateral relatives lived, loved, laughed, and died. They deserve more than a name and birth date, and a date of death as if they are boxes on someone's check list. I enjoy bringing them to life when ever I can. Records are important, but giving our ancestors humanity is even more important. Census pages may tell not only where and when people lived but also how they lived. I try to take a middle ground between those who insist on absolute proof about everything, and those who follow mythical paths into the mists of antiquity. Thank you to all of you who take the time to post and remember those who have passed before us.
Samuel Townsend My son-in-law is the gg-grandson of Samuel Townsend and his slave, Rainey. Thank you for posting photos of his gravesite. It is so sad to see how badly it was vandalized. May I use the photo's in the family tree? Are you related to the Townsend family? If not, would you consider transferring the memorial to me? My Find A Grave #46576263
Oliver Harmon We are always looking for pictures of early ancestors. Unfortunately, the picture that is shown for Oliver Harmon is actually a picture of the father of his daughter-in-law Sarah Jane Rodeback, Charles Rodeback III, To date there does not seem to be any picture of Oliver or his wife Sarah Harmon. You can see additonal pictures of Charles Rodeback in early publications such as "Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah", page 342 and of Jane in the DUP book "Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude" and for both of them on their Memory pages of Family Search
Eunice Cummins in Vermilion Cemetery Hello -- I've added information from the record you created for Eunice Cummins to the WeRelate record @ http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Person:Eunice_Cummins_(1) , which I created from a biographical sketch of her husband, Branson Davis. I wanted to see if you had any additional information which would cement the relationship between the person represented here and the person I've associated with this record in WeRelate. Thanks for your help; I'm not sure if this Davis-Cummins couple is even remotely related to me, but I'm canvassing Illinois Davis folk in general looking for connections. --ceyockey
RE: Sixkiller Cemetery Diana, I will need to go though my photos to see if I have any other Shellman family photos from Sixkiller, may take me a bit as the photos are spread between my two computers and several CDs.
RE: Richard Damon Rhamy Hi Diana, I don't know if I responded to your post or not but wanted to Thank You again for connecting this memorial, also for photos you have posted. I did want to let you know the one on James Wycoff Rhamy memorial is actually the son William Morehouse Rhamy taken from a group family photo taken at the death of his father. I have a copy of the group and it is written above that it is Wm. Morehouse Rhamy. I know Carol has it online as James Wycoff and it would be nice if you could note that it is actually his son. I tried to get her to make that change but she wouldn't. Thanks again, Sherry.
Fobes at Graceland I found the photos for Plummer Jr (1918-1998), Emma Jean (1924-2004) and Laura M (1888-1964). Let me know when you have added them and I will add the photo. No need to make it a request - just notify me on my profile page.