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Denise Crawford (#47058042)
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Bio Photo I live in Arizona and have been interested in genealogy and family history for many years. I have been using Find A Grave for quite while and found it especially helpful on a research trip I took to Michigan in April 2008. That trip really got me thinking - and knowing that all my tombstone pictures will get tossed after I die - I decided to start participating!

I am contributing in hopes of helping others who may be searching for names in their family tree. If you have additional information or corrections - please contact me. If I have made a memorial for your direct relative and you'd like it transfered to you, just ask.
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Carol - DesertStar
RE: Andrew Lester Anderson
Thank you, Denise. I appreciate all your help and your hard work. Your research on your memorials is so very helpful. Great job!
Added by Carol - DesertStar on Jul 26, 2016 6:14 PM
Pioneersearcher
Memorial# 64347432 Harry Albert Louthan
I would like your permission to copy the gravestone photo to my Louthan Ancestry Family Tree. I will credit you as the source.
Thank you, Pioneersearcher # 47016656
Added by Pioneersearcher on Jul 17, 2016 12:22 PM
Carolyn Hebbe McLeod
RE: Loyd Young
Thank you very much for the transfer of this family member to me.

Carolyn
Added by Carolyn Hebbe McLeod on Jul 17, 2016 5:47 AM
Susan Baker
RE: James Woodbridge
You are very welcome. Glad I was able to help solve the puzzle. Have a great day.
Added by Susan Baker on Jul 06, 2016 4:46 AM
Gemeniguy
Mary Meders
If you go to Mary Meders memorial (#76308340) in Black Brook Cemetery and expand the first photo, you'll see a large square at the bottom. I wasn't sure what it was at first so I checked it out and found that one of the edges had a seam in it. I took a small screwdriver and was able to punch through the mortar in the seam. There is no doubt that this square is a removable cover, similar to an inspection or cleanout cover on a septic tank. I can't think of any other reason for this cover except for this being the location where Mary Meders was interred sitting upright in a rocking chair. Most likely after she passed away she was set in a rocking chair and both her and the rocking chair were placed in a wooden box which in effect became her coffin. She probably remained in her coffin until her memorial slab was built and she was placed in it. The square cover is only 2 feet by 2 feet but I believe people were smaller in stature in the mid-eighteen hundreds and the rocking chair may have been custom built to fit in the box. As would be expected, local legend became that Mary would come out at night with her rocking chair and you could hear her rocking on the slab. My wife was born in 1952 and grew up in the hamlet until she left 18 years later after we were married. She has no recollection of anyone ever to actually have said they witnessed this. Of course, you'll not find a lot of people willing to sit in a cemetery after dark to check things out. There is true paranormal activity in Black Brook Hamlet, but Mary and her rocking chair doesn't appear to be part of it. Unfortunately, it's probably lost to history forever the circumstances behind Mary and her rocking chair.
Added by Gemeniguy on Jul 01, 2016 5:15 PM
Gemeniguy
RE: Halsey Rogers Weed
Thanks for the clarification on Halsey Rogers Weed. According to the memorial inscriptions from the Northern New York Tombstone Transcription Project, Halsey had a footstone in addition to a headstone. I probed the ground with a long screwdriver but couldn't find it. But I believe it's most likely there. Footstones can sink as much as a foot below the ground. I'll go back again and give it another try.
Added by Gemeniguy on Jun 29, 2016 5:28 PM
Gemeniguy
RE: Halsey Weed
Black Brook Cemetery is less than a five minute walk from our house. We can see some of the stones of the cemetery out of our living room picture window. Interesting that Halsey's middle name shows up as Rogers (his father's surname) and his last name shows up as Weed (his mother's maiden name). Maybe his mother wore the shoes in the family. If you want to know the actual inscription on his stone go on the internet to Northern New York Tombstone Transcription Project, Clinton County Cemeteries, Black Brook, Black Brook Cemetery. My wife grew up in this hamlet. It can't actually be verified as being true, but she says it was passed down in this hamlet that there is a woman buried sitting upright in her rocking chair in Black Brook Cemetery. She is supposedly the woman under the monumental slab in FIG 76308340.
Added by Gemeniguy on Jun 29, 2016 8:26 AM
Ronald Crow
Memorial Updated.
I have updated the memorial for Arthur Ray Allen 53973965. Check it out, Ron
Added by Ronald Crow on Jun 24, 2016 12:41 AM
Debbie Shipman
Dorothy Mae Shipman Vineyard
Hi There I was wondering do you know where I can get in Contact with Dorothy's Family. I would like to contact her Children/Family! I believe this is my Dad's Sister. Thank You Debbie Shirley Shipman dsshipman@aol.com Harbor City California
Added by Debbie Shipman on Jun 21, 2016 3:46 PM
Dave Peck
James McNeil
Thanks for the great photo.
Added by Dave Peck on Jun 20, 2016 9:26 AM
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