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James Lemon (#46987614)
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Bio Photo I am very much enjoying doing our family genealogy and learning about our family. The "Lemon" side, the "Eastman" side (my mother's) and the "Reid" side (my wife's). If anyone has any stories about our families I would love to see them.

I am working with Family Tree Maker 2014. I really enjoy working with this program. This project helps to keep my mind active. Originally from Galesburg, Michigan we now live in Lady Lake, Florida.

Connie and I have taken Genealogical trips researching our families and taking pictures of headstones in many cemeteries. We have been to Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, & Canada recording cemeteries. If anyone has any further information or corrections please feel free to contact me so I can make this information as complete and correct as possible. If I know we have family members in a cemetery I usually take pictures of every legible, and some barely legible, headstones.

Please help me with corrections.If you have additional info or a correction to one or more of my memorials please use the edit button then suggest a correction on that memorial. Leaving me a message makes it harder to make that correction.

Submitting a SAC ("Suggest a Correction" on the Edit tab) is the ONLY way to give me the information I need for corrections or transfer requests. I will not make changes from public messages. Please don't make me turn off public messages. (Public messages don't have the necessary links to do changes efficiently.) I take a lot of time posting these memorials. I am only too happy to make changes when I make a mistake but most of the time these public messages don't have enough information and don't even tell me what cemetery the person is in. I'm an old man and have a severe case of CRS so I'm not going to try to find your memorial in error.

These trips have afforded us the pleasure of meeting many distant cousins and we even found the original "Lemon" house built in 1809 and still being lived in in Columbia County, Pennsylvania. I had the pleasure of talking with a man that had grown up in the house and could tell me many stories of its history.

A picture is worth a thousand words. Consequently I don't always record every inscription on the headstone. It is already written in stone.

We don't take all these pictures as if we're in some sort of a contest. We do it so we can help other people researching for their family members. I much prefer having a picture of the headstone. It is my belief that in death the family is much more likely to record the proper/correct information. It is true that upon rare occasions an engraver will make a mistake but much less likely than a census taker. Census records are a good guide but some people are very lackadaisical in giving the correct information to the census taker or the census taker is only trying to earn a pay check and just writes down what he/she wants, the way he/she hears it and many times very unledgible.

Unfortunately, Connie passed away on February 12, 2011. I will carry on but researching is not the same without her help. I truly miss being able to use her as a sounding board for ideas and problems. We really enjoyed traveling and taking photos of cemeteries.

Family research can be an addiction, it is for me, but it can be very rewarding and is a great avenue for meeting and corresponding with many distant relatives. I wish everyone happy hunting in your research.

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C. Rose
Jane Lemon Webb Watson
55859264 Memorial number.
She is my g-g-grandmother. Gramma Watson told me she was born in Ireland. But I'm thinking she came here via Cananda. I can't find her family. Do you have any ideas. Charlotte
Added by C. Rose on Nov 30, 2016 12:21 PM
Elaine Vanderwal
Gravestone photos reversed
Sorry James I should have sent this message to Jason. Can't see how to remove previous email message to you. Thanks for your patience. Elaine
Added by Elaine Vanderwal on Nov 03, 2016 12:20 PM
Elaine Vanderwal
Gravestone photos reversed
Hello again, Thank you so much for taking photos of the gravestones of John Bostwick #71620133 and Mary Ann Olmstead Bostwick #71620186 in Oakwood Cemetery, Simcoe ON.
The inscriptions are posted for the correct person but the photos for the gravestones are reversed however. The photo of John's grave should be posted for Mary and the photo of Mary's Grave should be posted for John. Because their first names don't appear on the inscriptions it is confusing but that is how it goes.
I think 'John' and 'Mary' christian names must be inscribed on the top or on the other side of each stone.
Added by Elaine Vanderwal on Nov 03, 2016 12:17 PM
Donna McPherson
You are wrong.
Added by Donna McPherson on Sep 27, 2016 11:43 AM
Polly Thornton
Thank you so much James for the important close-up of Polly's headstone on the monument. Your expertise & time is very much appreciated.
Added by Marguerite on Sep 21, 2016 9:52 PM
Roger Whiting
Bradford Adams

Thanks for linking Bradford Adams to his mother.
All the Best.
Roger Whiting
Added by Roger Whiting on Sep 20, 2016 7:16 PM
Thanks so much for changing her maiden name. Please link her mother too. Thanks again.
Added by DS on Sep 20, 2016 7:05 PM
I emailed with a lot of links and proof of who she was. I will appreciate you changing the record so your family records are accurate. One wrong writing of Levell does not make it so and it's certainly not Love. Are you descended from her Lemon line? If so there's much more on the Lovell's I'd be happy to share.
Added by DS on Sep 20, 2016 6:13 PM
Emmerancy again
I edited for her mother to add to her too. She's in the same cemetery. It's thought the father might be too but there's no record of his death or burial. She is with her parents there in Hagar, Berrien County, MI in the 1870 Census before her marriage later that year to Willford Crocker. He's in their home in 1870 too.
Added by DS on Sep 20, 2016 5:25 PM
Emmerancy Lemon
Thanks James and if you need any help verifying, let me know. :)
Added by DS on Sep 20, 2016 5:19 PM
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