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Charlie Morgan (#47142894)
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Bio Photo I do not adhere strictly to the FAQ suggestion (not a directive) that transfer requests should be for direct relatives within four generations (i.e., siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren). I will transfer management of any memorial to any member of the extended family of the person in a memorial upon request with pleasure, provided that such person is equally liberal in granting transfer requests.

Personally, I'd rather have a memorial managed by a member of the extended family who has significant motivation to maximize the content of the memorial due to the family relationship than continue managing it myself. The distance back in time or the degree of relationship to that ancestor is irrelevant to the question of a person's commitment to the memorial.

Please provide your relationship to the person in the memorial when making the request.

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This has been said about genealogy and I rather think that it applies with equal force to the volunteer work done here at Find A Grave:

Genealogy begins as an interest,
Becomes a hobby,
Continues as an avocation,
Takes over as an obsession,
And in its last stage,
Is an incurable disease.

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If you would like me to take cemetery pictures for you, please include the grave location - one way to learn a grave location is to phone the cemetery; if a cemetery with thousands or even tens of thousands of graves has 20 photo requests and I have only an hour or two to take photographs, I am likely to select first the requests that include the grave location. Also, if you want multiple photographs (e.g., husband and wife), list both/all of them; I feel that I more helpful the more pictures that I take, so I am likely to give priority to a pair of requests.

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If you would like to use one of my photos for your own personal purposes (e.g., to post on a profile on your family tree at Ancestry.com), feel free to do so, but please provide attribution (along the lines of "Originally contributed to the memorial for [name of person] on Find A Grave by Charlie Morgan").

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A note about the Transcriptions Field - it's very time consuming to complete. I concur completely with the following comment made by Stauffacher56 in a thread in one of the Forums here: "I think the transcription is about the marker and should include everything it says. If I omit something (usually due to readability issues, sometimes because living persons are mentioned) I'll mention the nature of the omission in the note field. Things like names and dates could be presented differently on the marker vs. the fields on the top of the page. Photos aren't viewable by everyone, sometimes they're not very clear, and sometimes there isn't a photo at all. The transcription fills those gaps."

By making a complete transcription of the inscription, we do a big favor to folks without eyesight who depend on electronic readers to speak the words of a website to them. Those readers cannot read photographs.
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Peter
RE: Sarah Alden Standish
Just happened to notice it. Thamks
Added by Peter on Dec 12, 2015 6:20 PM
Marva Bigler
Christ Church Episcopal Churchyard
HI - I think you may have a match, in this cemetery; memorial #317119984, Mrs. Charles Dunham, and memorial #119019645, Elizabeth Morel Dunham; both died May 1843, and both are married to Charles Dunham. Thanks!
Added by Marva Bigler on Dec 11, 2015 1:19 PM
Peter
Sarah Alden Standish
Sarah Alden Standish 14421267
I have noted that on Sarah Alden Standish memorial there is a headstone placed there that actually belongs to Elder Thomas Cushman buried at Burial Hill in Plymouth, Massachusetts 12498413
Added by Peter on Dec 09, 2015 2:11 PM
Linda Applegate Brown
RE: Lucy Nugent Obituary 137958895
Thank you for posting her obituary - not everyone does. Sometimes, it seems that may be all there is for a person's history. Thanks again, Linda.
Added by Linda Applegate Brown on Oct 12, 2015 11:12 AM
EPB2020
Catherine Stanley Sears
Hi Charlie,

I don't know why that year is off by 10 years. Her death information which is online on Ancestry shows that she was 57 when she died in 1897. That matches up with 1840. She was 21 when she married in 1861. That also matches up with 1840. I have other relatives where the date on the headstone is incorrect.

Also, although there are some census records and the marriage record in Newton in 1861 indicates her husband was from France, his death information indicates he was born in St. Ann(e), PQ, Canada.

He was also a veteran of the Mexican War and Civil War. I found his obit on genealogybank.
Added by EPB2020 on Oct 04, 2015 11:49 AM
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Catherine Stanley Sears
Hi,

Her true maiden name was Shanley not Stanley. Her death information corroborates this as well as the fact that she is on several family lists that I have inherited and I also have a copy of a letter written in the mid 1950's from one of her daughters to a "Shanley Corcoran" of Brockton, Mass who was her cousin also corroborates this. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NWMN-83X

I also found an abstract of 1841 & 1851 census of Derrynaseer, Leitrim, Ireland has her in it with her siblings and parents. This is available on FamilySearch - 1851 mentions her too. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9D-QCJF
In 1851, she is 13 and living in America.

Her marriage to Joseph - in West Needham Ma (today Wellesley) - listed at Hattie (or Katie) Stanley. 21 years old. She made up her parents' names and also said she was born in Marlboro - where her uncle (my great great grandfather lived there). Her sisters and brother were after her not to marry outside the Catholic Church at that time so she had incentives to lie. This is on ancestry.com. http://interactive.ancestry.com/2495/40143_270483__0263-00020/13768918?backurl=http://person.ancestry.com/tree/16973311/person/444475956/facts/citation/155115077552/edit/record I can email you some of this if you want. Ellen
Added by EPB2020 on Oct 03, 2015 7:56 PM
EPB2020
Catherine Stanley Sears
Hi,

Her true maiden name was Shanley not Stanley. Her death information corroborates this as well as the fact that she is on several family lists that I have inherited and I also have a copy of a letter written in the mid 1950's from one of her daughters to a "Shanley Corcoran" of Brockton, Mass who was her cousin also corroborates this. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NWMN-83X

I also found an abstract of 1841 & 1851 census of Derrynaseer, Leitrim, Ireland has her in it with her siblings and parents. This is available on FamilySearch - 1851 mentions her too. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9D-QCJF
In 1851, she is 13 and living in America.

Her marriage to Joseph - in West Needham Ma (today Wellesley) - listed at Hattie (or Katie) Stanley. 21 years old. She made up her parents' names and also said she was born in Marlboro - where her uncle (my great great grandfather lived there). Her sisters and brother were after her not to marry outside the Catholic Church at that time so she had incentives to lie. This is on ancestry.com. http://interactive.ancestry.com/2495/40143_270483__0263-00020/13768918?backurl=http://person.ancestry.com/tree/16973311/person/444475956/facts/citation/155115077552/edit/record I can email you some of this if you want. Ellen
Added by EPB2020 on Oct 03, 2015 7:55 PM
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Catherine Stanley Sears
Hi,

Catherine Stanley Sears whose burial information you have kindly posted was actually Catherine Shanley Sears born on 29 OCT 1840 in Derrynaseer, Kiltoghert, Leitrim, Ireland to Michael Shanley and Margaret Brewin. When she married, she was estranged from her siblings since she was no longer Catholic. She said she was from Marlboro, Mass (where her uncle lived) and her last name was Stanley. Siblings later reconciled.

Her sister, Bridget Shanley Owens - # 92559081
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=owens&GSfn=bridget&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=21&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=92559081&df=all&

Her uncle:
Matthew 16159399 in Irish Settlement Cemetery, Underhill, Vt.

Her uncle Williamís wife, Mary Boyle Brewin - # 93749542 in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Marlboro, Mass.

Her aunt, Catherine Brewin Gallagher - 26945128 in Holy Trinity Cemetery in Wallingford, Ct.

Father was left in Derrynaseer, Kiltoghert, Leitrim, Ireland. Her mother died during the Famine times. Three other sisters in Brockon - Margaret Corcoran, Mary Shanley Dermody/Carmody and Ellen Coffee. One brother John Shanley died in 1864. Ellen, Mary and John are buried in the same plot in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Brockton, Mass. http://billiongraves.com/pages/record/Mary-Shanley/8627374#given_names=Mary&family_names=Shanley
Added by EPB2020 on Oct 03, 2015 5:42 PM
Hollis A. Thomas, MD
RE: Clorinda Thomas et al.
Hi Charlie,

All of these Thomases are distant cousins whom I found while researching my book.

Thanks for your offer, but I do not wish to do any more than to suggest edits which may help to clarify relationships and add information which could be helpful to those who are researching one line or another and are looking to make a link.

Best wishes,

Hollis
Added by Hollis A. Thomas, MD on Sep 26, 2015 5:26 PM
Lisa Clark
Sylvester Hoey
I meant she was the mother of Sylvester Hoey. (hence the mix up).
Added by Lisa Clark on Sep 22, 2015 12:40 AM
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