|Denise Crawford (#47058042)|
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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 Madsen, Carolyn Farnum, D L Melville, Dale A. Foote, Frank Elsberry, Gary Foster, Julie Donnelson..., Kevin Avery, Lonnie, RStancliffe, S PRICE Nance, Sheryl Ramin, Sue Downhill, Tams
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|Ann Horton||RE: Geer family|
You are very welcome. Happy to help!
|Thomas Mone||RE: Case photos|
You are very welcome! The trip was a nice diversion on a rainy day.
|Tracestar||RE: Susan Barber|
You are very welcome!
|Thomas Mone||RE: Eva Case - Union Cemetery|
Yikes!! I apologize. I will correct these later this morning.
|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!
|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
|Carolyn Hebbe McLeod||RE: Loyd Young|
Thank you very much for the transfer of this family member to me.
|Susan Baker||RE: James Woodbridge|
You are very welcome. Glad I was able to help solve the puzzle. Have a great day.
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.
|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.
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