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pkarchs (#47286217)
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Nearly all memorials added or managed by me are family - either related to me directly or by marriage one or a few degrees removed. The vast majority I researched/discovered/visited/documented/linked beginning in 1994. Unless the subject is part of current research, I'm generally happy to transfer a memorial to anyone by chance more closely related than I am, regardless of generation and especially if they have further information and connections to add. By all means, if I have posted a photo of interest to you, please use it - no permission required, giving credit when practical and appropriate to do so.

I both request and transfer management because the most meaningful memorials on Find-A-Grave are created by many interested and dedicated volunteers working together. Put the memorial in the hands of the most knowledgeable - typically a direct relation with vested interest or a local enthusiast with invaluable insights. The "Family First policy of Four Generations" has become a failed excuse for the well-known few to maintain control and rack up "numbers" at the expense of expanding useful information for the majority and posterity. I respect those who labor long hours by groundwork and online to produce vast data on Find-A-Grave. By contrast, my emphasis is connectivity of the "relative" few I knew or have come to know well. I strive to be accurate, scholarly and welcome corrections. I'm fine with the hypothetical memorial as it often leads to real and unexpected discovery; this has happened for me countless times. Creative hypothesis can lead to real answers with the help of others.

Finally, I prefer quality over quantity, recognizing that perfection takes time and you have to start somewhere.

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A AAA American at Find A Grave
Dear Phllip,

I now guess you did not have your looking Glass tuned

Quality ::

Does that mean Ipso Facto?

Here is Two Corrections you should make.
Look at the Tomb Stones...

!.) My kin.
Sarah Cooke Jacobs

*NOTE* She married and became at once and always A Mrs. !

Birth: Nov. 27, 1727
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
Death: Oct. 2, 1802
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA

Family links:
Daniel Cooke (1691 - 1737)
Mary Power Cooke (1696 - 1741)

Nathaniel Jacobs (1721 - 1807)*

Marcy Jacobs Jacobs (1753 - 1823)*

John Cooke (1715 - 1718)*
Nicholas Cooke (1717 - 1782)*
John Cooke (1721 - 1721)*
Mary Cooke (1722 - 1728)*
Sarah Cooke Jacobs (1727 - 1802)


Sacred to the Memory
Wife of
Nathaniel Jacobs Esq.,
and Daughter of
Capt Daniel Cooke, &
Mary his Wife.
She departed this Life
Oct. 2d. 1802, in the
76 Year of her Age.

Swan Point Cemetery
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
Plot: Group 12, Lot 7, NE PT (off South Ave)

Find A Grave Memorial# 114298969
2.) Her Daughter

Sarah Cooke became once and always a Jacobs.
Mrs. Sarah Jacobs

Birth: 1753
Massachusetts, USA
Death: May 18, 1823
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA

Family links:
Nathaniel Jacobs (1721 - 1807)
Sarah Cooke Jacobs (1727 - 1802)

Wilson Jacobs (1748 - 1805)*

Wilson Jacobs (1776 - 1815)*

*Calculated relationship


Here rest the remains of
Relict of
She died May 18,
Aged 70 Years.

Swan Point Cemetery
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA


I hope this helps you see it now.
Added by A AAA American at Find A ... on Oct 20, 2014 12:34 PM
A AAA American at Find A Grave
RE: Prefix edits
Dear Phillip ____,

What was rejected? I do have a good memory and A rather high I.Q. above 200 too. But I do not recall any rejections. Please tell me so I may recall.

Sorry in actuality it is not as you posted "Life Choice", in many ways, things, titles gained, etc..etc.. (even look at the ETC now too.

On Ancestries Find a Grave they have very Limited and as you know the Un-Changed suffix additions.
EG. You may forget the US Military did DRAFT. General is Gen. here. But no Major General, etc..
As you may well know in the US Revolution we had 1st, 2nd, 3rd Lt's. So not a choice but a required obligation.A P.E. also in the profession is gained and attained. But not shown at Find A Grave.

It was also and is when a Man married /marries a Woman she obtains his name too.
But yet Find A Grave does not have Miss nor Ms. ?

You may add me as your friend on Find A Grave now too.


Jonathan Robert De Mallie

A North American , documented , family since A.D. 1584.

Added by A AAA American at Find A ... on Oct 20, 2014 5:17 AM
Sidnie Kruse
Anna Fitch Bradford
I m not sure you realize there are two identical pages for anna Fitch Bradford.
Added by Sidnie Kruse on Sep 25, 2014 10:07 AM
George Harger
RE: Blandford Cemeteires
Fixing Blandford cemeteries is a long tedious process. In order to merge: names & dates have to be exactly alike. Change Requests take 21 days for inactive contributors (there are several here). And if I make an error, another 21 days. Also have to ask Find A Grave to change the cemetery locations, and I miss some because there is no photo to validate it was taken at Blandford Cemetery.

By the time I get to Blandford (from AZ) There should be over 100 memorials transferred from Hill Cemetery to Blandford Cemetery. Once there, I will check the full list and find stones with missing photos or sitting in Hill Cemetery.
Added by George Harger on Sep 15, 2014 4:01 PM
George Harger
RE: Blandford Cemeteires
Unfortunately, many of the memorial & cemetery changes involve inactive or uncooperative managers. So a 21 day wait period. Find A Grave Edit does change the cemetery pretty fast once I request it. Merger does have the advantage of preserving photos & connections. I will likely have to look at every stone in Blandford Cemetery to confirm results of this project in Blandford.
Added by George Harger on Sep 14, 2014 7:27 PM
Gerry Jean
RE: Joseph Henry Hesketh (1836-1896) et al. - Mount Calvary Cemetery to Holy Cross Catholic Cemeter
Very glad to help!

(I moved from 80th & 1st years ago to current San Francisco .... don't miss the humidity!)
Added by Gerry Jean on Sep 14, 2014 8:45 AM
George Harger
Captain David Hamilton
David Hamilton is in Blandford Cemetery. It has been very slow going with Becky not answering. Sad thing is when she placed so many memorials in Hill Cemetery instead of Blandford Cemetery, those that found Blandford Cemetery correctly, duped her. I am plodding thru it very slowly. I found an on-line Flickr Photo Album of Blandford Cemetery so that I am sure of the changes I am requesting. If you have any questions/suggestions for Blandford cemeteries, drop me a line. I only have one family stone in each cemetery, but I want to fix everything. I am going there in a couple weeks from AZ. Thanks.
Added by George Harger on Sep 07, 2014 5:38 PM
Reg Thompson

Mercy Freeman Knowles burial is removed from the cemetery.


Reg Thompson
Added by Reg Thompson on Aug 24, 2014 1:16 PM
George Harger
Blandford Duplicates
Just saw Donna's response to you concerning the burial location of Captain David Hamilton. I will get the duplicate memorial resolved. I have quite a few in process, and some take a while as some contributors have gone inactive. I will be in Blandford in about a month from AZ.
Added by George Harger on Aug 23, 2014 8:48 PM
George Harger
Bandford Duplicates
If you are still interested, Blandford cemeteries have many posting errors. Blandford Cemetery (the oldest) is at the bottom of the hill in center of town. Hill Cemetery is just up the Hill on NORTH STREET. To further confuse, NORTH Blandford Cemetery is on Blair Road. I am trying to unravel some of the duplicates, and have put Captain David Hamilton on my list. One contributor puts the same people in both cemeteries and refuses to answer any questions or do any edit suggestions. Take Care.
Added by George Harger on Aug 23, 2014 8:42 PM
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