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Vicki Masters Profitt (#47201380)
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Bio Photo After taking a cemetery tour in 2008, I decided to photograph and transcribe the graves of the Civil War soldiers buried at Pittsford Cemetery. That little project snowballed into an obsession to find any information I could about these hometown heroes.

Since that first tour, I have given many cemetery tours of my own, and I continue to be amazed at the interesting people who lived in my own town and who now permanently reside in the Pittsford Cemetery and the Pioneer Burying Ground.

The majority of the graves I list on Find A Grave are people who reside in my neighborhood cemeteries. I have seen the graves and, in many cases, personally tend to them on a regular basis.

Find A Grave has been very helpful in my personal genealogy searches, as well as to my Civil War soldiers project. I look forward to assisting others with their searches as a contributor.

My blog, Illuminated History (, details my Civil War soldiers project.
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Sandra Denise Major
there is a photo of her gravestone, but the it stills says burial unknown-- can you update the caption to indicate the cemetery -- thanks so much
Added by Donna on Oct 01, 2016 3:53 PM
Daryl Doty Holloway
RE: Robert B. Woolston
Thank you so much! It looks good!

Added by Daryl Doty Holloway on Sep 03, 2016 2:37 PM
Jay Rarick
Wesley R. Hartman
Thank you for updating the information on Wesley Hartman. I am related to his half-sister, Alma (Rearick) Bingaman.

I also want to thank you for your work to remember the Civil War Soldiers buried in your area. I would suggest that (if you have not already done it) you reach out to the nearest Camp of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW). They are the legal heirs and representatives of the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.).

In Fraternity, Charity & Loyalty,

Jay Rarick
Past Commander
Irish Brigade Camp No. 4
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Added by Jay Rarick on Aug 02, 2016 7:37 AM
Dede Stafford
Grandfather's Grave
Hello Vicki,

First of all, let me personally thank you for all of your wonderful work in researching these graves.

Secondly, I wanted to add a little information to my grandfather's grave, strictly for genealogical purposes. (Find a Grave # 161990298) OR if you would like to transfer it to me and I will manage it. Either or!!

He was buried at Pittsford Cemetery (Plot East I20), and his full name was Clair Clifford Freece. Born at Venice, Cayuga County, N.Y. on 2/14/1908; Died at Pittsford, N.Y. on 8/31/1958.

Third: Do you know if he has a headstone/marker?? I have never seen a photo of one and was simply curious.

Thanks so much!!!! -Dede Stafford (
Added by Dede Stafford on Jun 24, 2016 3:27 PM
Alberto Blanco
Sandra Major's grave
Hi Vicki, I'm Alberto. I've seen you left a photo of the grave of Sandra Major (a victim of the Green River Killer), but her burial figures as unknown. What's the cemetery Sandra is buried in? Thank you.

Yours sincerely,
Added by Alberto Blanco on May 20, 2016 8:56 PM
Jessica Koch
RE: Gimbles of Pittsford, NY
I wish I had more information about the Gimbles. Unfortunately, that is where my knowledge ends. However, this summer I will be working on it, so I will let you know if I find anything.

Do you also keep information about Rochester? My dad's paternal side has long roots in Rochester.
Added by Jessica Koch on May 18, 2016 8:53 AM
Judith Yole Graham
RE: Clarence Claude Conklin
Thank you again.
Added by Judith Yole Graham on Apr 29, 2016 2:13 PM
Judith Yole Graham
Clarence Claude Conklin 154631264
There is a Find A Grave memorial created for Claude at Mount Hope Cemetery (121358085), but he is not listed in the Mount Hope burial records. Thank you for the correction, I have removed my memorial. Judy
Added by Judith Yole Graham on Apr 29, 2016 7:48 AM
Gale Olsson McHale
RE: Ransom Shoecraft
Happy to do so, Vicki. I was looking for their daughter (Nettie or Nellie Kier who was married and does not appear in cemetery records) and thought she might be buried near them. Knew they had no photos so I snapped away!

Added by Gale Olsson McHale on Apr 18, 2016 9:55 PM
Diane LM
RE: Civil War Nurses
I am thrilled to add another name to the list. Thank you.
Added by Diane LM on Apr 17, 2016 8:04 AM
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