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history4sure (#46997739)
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Bio Photo I am willing to transfer any memorials which are not my ancestors or relatives and will try to help anyone with information or research. I think it is important to identify persons, when possible, so we can know who they are and who their families are, for historical and personal reasons.
2015 Update:
Sixty six years ago I started looking for lost graves as Grandma sent me, at age 8, to find "the indention by the pine tree, near great great grandpa's headstone" so she could place flowers where a baby was buried in 1869 with no "marker". From her, I learned to look for that tiny "frosted" spot when the night before had been chilly (the ground is still warmer at a burial site which has no vault, even after 100's of years!)
I first knew grief when Grandma died, 59 years ago. To honor her, I began genealogy research from her precious family records. Fifty four years ago the death of my young first husband, at the hands of robbers, nearly caused the loss of my first unborn child. Years later, a miscarriage took another son and now, for the past 30 years, we have also grieved for our youngest son, lost to a freak accident. Brad
Writing personal histories has been a passion for nearly 40 years, since I found my relationship to Mormon Battalion soldiers and an early U.S. President.
Being an unpaid cemetery sexton for the past 24 years has required mapping and recording (handwritten) of over 3,000 birth & death locations and overseeing burials and settings of gravestones for some 750 persons. During this time, the birth and death records from 1854 at one cemetery and from 1869 to date, at another, were located and recorded; exact grave locations had never been written down for 155 years! I'm still hand drawing family lot maps for the latter cemetery for all owners.
For about 30 years, I have composed poetry and short stories about loved ones' passing, both for my own and others.
So, am I a "graver" ?, a "griever", a "genealogist", a "historian", a "sexton", a "poet" or just kind of "nutty"?? (We ALL could have, instead of this, been lounging on "sum beach sum where", ya know!)
Anyway, I feel sad when an unkind remark is posted, or it is stated that Find a Grave was designed for one purpose and that "newcomers", who want to use it for genealogy, or some other reason than it was originally intended, should go elsewhere. I hope it is intended to help us all find burial locations, which should include photos, dates, and family links, if possible for proper identification.
Short bios also help identify specific individuals and search data sources can help us verify the positive location. That is why I believe that a gravestone, with poor or misinterpreted information, should be supplemented with the best historical facts available, if possible. After all, it is Find a Grave, not "Find a Stone". Sometimes, nothing else is available, but that is a sad case; unknown, with unknown dates does not tell us much, especially when there is no stone or it is illegible.
I hope to help & will gladly transfer, edit, delete or correct anything I contribute; I'm slow, but I'm OLD, please have patience!


Suprise! Thanks so much to Renee for the Sponsorship of Our Sweet Rose...what an honor to be cared for by such a dedicated animal lover.

I am grateful AGAIN to Love Always, Renee for the sponsorship of my beloved Daddy - what a generous contributor she is...check out her loving memorials!


PLEASE NOTE: Check the top center of your profile page - if an "edit" tab is there - you need to click on it and check to approve or reject any edits that may have been sent to you - only a few email "edit" notices are coming from fag since this new feature was added.

Sorry, I have to laugh.... recently seen on a gravestone, (wife's, Jo Ann's stone) "DO NOT STAND AT MY GRAVE AND CRY, I AM NOT HERE, I DID NOT DIE" ...alongside on the husband's stone, "JO ANN - IF WE DID NOT DIE, WHAT ARE WE DOING HERE?".... [ I SAID I'm sorry! ]
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John Adams family
Oh, Lord. I am reliving your nightmare. I am the grand daughter of Joseph Quincy Adams who is a direct decendant of this family. I am in my 2nd year of sorting threw the family. Thank you for this help.

Added by Carol on Oct 08, 2015 12:56 PM
Don Calhoun
Visiting My People
While you were visiting my people. I was on a 308 shot photo run, with another planned in that same cemetery on Friday. Working on a good photo stash for winter when the snow flies.
I probably have 2,500 stone photo's stashed on my PC for winter already. But I'm going on a 750 shot photo run at the West Point Utah cemetery. I don't slosh around in cemeteries in the winter, too messy and non-productive.
What did you think of my Grandmother, Barbara Hoffman Weinman's story and photos. Those photos are at my house!
Added by Don Calhoun on Oct 07, 2015 10:15 PM
Don Calhoun
Patrick Allen Calhoun
Well, That was nice. I approved 4 edits for you, and you left flowers on my brothers grave.
Thank You
Added by Don Calhoun on Oct 07, 2015 4:40 PM
Richard Adams # 102297745, Barton St David

My husband & I plan to visit Barton St David on our genealogy tour of England. I was wondering if the grave locations for Richard Adams & other family members are known, even though there is no marker.

I'm guessing the memorials were created from church records which only list the fact that the burial took place. I thought I'd ask, anyway.


Added by cmarek on Oct 07, 2015 3:09 PM
Arleta ♥
RE: Estell Bell Caperton
Thank you for the transfer offer, but I am not related, just share your interest in honoring those that have gone before us.
Added by Arleta ♥ on Oct 04, 2015 4:46 PM
Jackie Coleman
RE: Here's how it goes:
Hey - That's awesome. Thank you!! 18042945 for Roxanna & 18042953 for Truman. 40266 for Truman Leonard Jr. & his wives & some children. Everyone is in my direct line is linked until we get to 75583661 Heber Simeon Allen. How do you send links to request connections?
Added by Jackie Coleman on Sep 27, 2015 6:21 PM
Jan Franco
RE: 98240136
Good one!, thanks.
Added by Jan Franco on Sep 27, 2015 2:55 PM
Patty Valentino
Thank You.....
...Shirleen. Have a wonderful and happy Sunday.
With Love and Blessings,
(((Hugs))) xoxo
Patty :)
Added by Patty Valentino on Sep 26, 2015 7:22 PM
Jackie Coleman
Here's how it goes:
Elizabeth (Betsy) Owen (m. to Abel) is the daughter of Reuben Davis (m. to Mary Polly Abbott) who is the brother of the Rebecca Davis (m. to Lemuel Allis/Ellis)I am trying to connect to their parents, Isaac Davis & Charity Hall.
Added by Jackie Coleman on Sep 26, 2015 2:18 PM
Jackie Coleman
RE: What?
Hey not a problem! Thanks for helping me... I must have put the wrong link in for Abel Owen. It's this one you contributed to:
Added by Jackie Coleman on Sep 26, 2015 2:14 PM
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