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Cathy Alton
RE: cleora graves
No, I was posting a photo request for myself and saw that. I figured that you would like to know that someone else had posted it. Have a great day!
Added by Cathy Alton on Sep 11, 2014 6:56 AM
Barry Foster
RE: Ann Vincent Opie 119426863
A lot of the very old stones in the old graveyards in Cornwall (as all over the world) were made from relatively soft stone. Many have been eroded by weather to the point they are not only unreadable but have crumbled to the ground. I've seen stones so overgrown with lichens that all the writing is obliterated. The lichens in the cemetery at the Perranuthnoe Church my relatives attended are the subject of a church pamphlet, identifying dozens of them. Apparently the cemetery is somewhat of a wildlife refuge, too. It would be very unusual to find stones as old as the ones you are looking for unless they were on the interior of a church or otherwise very well protected. Some of the wealthier people had granite or marble stones which survived better but those would have been too expensive for the common folks.
Added by Barry Foster on Sep 08, 2014 11:05 PM
Barry Foster
RE: Ann Vincent Opie 119426863
Part of my family also ended up in Michigan, up in the copper mining Upper Peninsula, Houghton area. Some of them were buried in a Catholic Cemetery that later just built a new church right over the gravesites of many of those interred, including my family. Nice! I would wonder about the jou-jou of that church!

I had the pleasure of visiting Cornwall about 10 years ago to see where my family came from and got to see the church where they were married and where the children were baptised, back to the later 1700's. The village they lived and mined in is Goldsithney and the church is in Perranuthnoe, right on the southern coast looking across the bay to St. Michael's Mount. Very beautiful countryside and villages. I've accumulated more information and it's time to go back in the next couple of years. I would like to see my great great grandmother's gravesite in Camborne, among other places.

What part of Cornwall are these overgrown cemeteries in? If it's near where I'll be . . .
Added by Barry Foster on Sep 08, 2014 9:12 PM
Barry Foster
RE: Ann Vincent Opie 119426863
BTW, the gold miner I mentioned who came from Cornwall in 1846 is buried in one of the cemeteries you have entered memorials for: Mountain View in Oakland. His memorial is 57276129: William Johns. Also BTW, I saw you have a lot of Eade memorials. I 'discovered' one while I was trying to find the grave of this William Johns' wife's brother, a Civil War soldier who died of disease during the war when he was not quite 18. In Provident Cemetery in Lafayette County, Wisconsin, is Joanna Eade 74130899. Her stone is barely visible. Her son, George's, stone is not in evidence. There is a link to her husband, James, who is buried in Iowa.
Added by Barry Foster on Sep 08, 2014 7:43 PM
Barry Foster
RE: Ann Vincent Opie 119426863
No, I am in the States. My mother's family came from Cornwall in the 1840's to 1870's. The earlier ones had been tin miners: when the mines were declining the came first to Wisconsin for the lead mining and then to California with gold fever. My great grandfather met his wife, my great grandmother in a gold mining town in the Sierra Nevada where his father ran a huge gold mine for English investors. Her father was the blacksmith for the mine. It was her mother who was returned to Cornwall after her husband died. She's buried in Camborne's Methodist Centenary Cemetery, where Ann Vincent Opie is buried. I identified her place of burial from a photo of the grave which had been sent to California for her daughter to see, a photo I found in my grandmother's basement after she passed away. One of the nearby headstones was for someone well-enough known to be found when I googled them and that search identified the cemetery. Later confirmed with a cemetery list on line. What a journey! She was Mary Jane (Ingram) Delbridge, findagrave number 117787980. Since I had found the cemetery reading in Cornwall, I decided to put it onto Findagrave. Glad it has helped at least one person.
Added by Barry Foster on Sep 08, 2014 7:30 PM
Barry Foster
RE: Ann Vincent Opie 119426863
No problem. I'm glad that Findagrave has made it easier for others to add corrections to other people's Findagrave memorials. I know I made a pest of myself many times trying to get details entered.
Added by Barry Foster on Sep 08, 2014 2:24 PM
Barry Foster
Ann Vincent Opie 119426863
I'm not sure if you already added those bits of information to Ann Opie's Findagrave memorial but today I find that information is already on her memorial. Is there any more that you would like added? Is she a relative?

Barry Foster
Added by Barry Foster on Sep 08, 2014 6:30 AM
Carla Case
RE: Thomas Peters
Thomas is buried right next to Dorothy & George Francis Weld, Jr. and directly next to Glenn & Florence Morrey.
Hope those names help.
Did you notice the large stone placed on the entire casket? That is also George Weld Sr.
Added by Carla Case on Aug 22, 2014 3:41 PM
David Y
RE: Harriot Stacy photo request
I'm no expert on Stacy family but was doing a nice walk/ search with all the photo requests for North Gill Cem. Found three. My wife and I have Kin in many area cemeteries and are looking for more so we were in the Gill Center Cem too. I remember seeing Gilbert and Harrison Stacy but have not looked to see if they are listed on FindaGrave. Could easily take the pics , maybe I could email them to you to do the memorials?
Regards, Dave y, Northfield Mass
Added by David Y on Aug 19, 2014 6:40 AM
St. Euny Churchyard
I had the same idea of contacting this church and wondered if there was a sexton with a burial log that contained any personal info as well.
I live in the US and wondered if just the church and Redruth, UK would be enough to get my letter there.

Bernie sent me 2-3 different shots of my Stephen and Elizabeth Bawden marker and included the marker inscription. Nice guy.

A visit to Redruth would be on my bucket list.

Added by Carol on Aug 18, 2014 11:49 AM
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