I accidentally came upon the Find A Grave website! I was amazed at how much new direction it has provided me with on my genealogy search. I started my genealogy research about 30 years ago just as a hobby, but it now has become more of a 2nd occupation for me. I love being able to help people with their research and at the same time it helps me with mine. I have been adding my family members info to FindAGrave in the hope that their story will endure. I try to ensure that the memorials I add are correct! That is one of my pet peeves! I want my memorials to be more than merely a beginning date and an end date in someone's life! I want to paint a broader picture of that person. Since this is a living memorial, I want it to be just that! To show that the person did live, have a family, etc. So, I try to only add a memorial once all the facts have been verified as accurate and when I have a short bio of the person. Sometimes, there is nothing more than a birth date and death date and that is all. If I make a mistake on a memorial, please contact me so that I can edit it and make it correct! I appreciate any and all help in this journey of mine. The people I enter on FindAGrave ARE my family members! I take good care of them, but if anyone has more info on my memorials, I welcome the addition of information. Just send a message on the SAC (Suggest A Correction) for their memorial.
RE: Henry Besse - husband of Keturah Besse Her daughter was buried right beside her. I'll try to get back there sometime. There are a lo of broken tombstones laying on the ground. It's a hard cemetery to walk because it has some many holes where the ground is caving in. It probably has old coal mines under the cemetery.
Katurah Hanna Gentry Besse Hi Pat, Thanks for the message, and nice to know we're related. I know of at least three different ways to spell our ancestor's first name... what a shame! I recognized the spelling you wrote as Keturah. Another variant has the "t" "u" flipped. I'm sure since Katurah was not a common name, its spelling must have been difficult for many, including descendants! Thanks for responding to my message, and glad to know her memorial is in good hands with family. Distantly related, Christopher Donald Conger