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Robert Davis Purple Sr. (#47300652)
 member for 6 years, 4 months, 17 days
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Bio Photo I have lived in Massachusetts for all my life (so far), except for college - in Newton for about 20 years, and Newburyport for just over 40 years.

I am relatively new at taking gravestone pictures but I'm getting the hang of it.

I have a family tree on Ancestry.Com which led me to Find A Grave. It has helped locate relatives and a special moment was Feb 2011 when someone in New York added a memorial for my great great grandfather, Harlow Martin Purple. We didn't even know where he was laid to rest.

That has given me a new outlook on Find A Grave and is why I'm willing to do photo requests and have added many memorials for people I don't even know.
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Vickie Elam White
RE: John and Jacobini Daniels - Highlands Cem, Newburyport MA
They are related to my husband, so yes, you can transfer the memorials to John and Jacobini Daniels to me. Thank you.

Vickie Elam White
Added by Vickie Elam White on Oct 06, 2016 10:19 AM
Robert Sage
RE: John T Dodge - Newton Cemetery
send me a message with the numbers of those you need to work on and I will be happy to transfer. Have been on vacation and am trying to catch up.
Added by Robert Sage on Jun 13, 2016 10:42 AM
Cynthia Pena
RE: Abner and Phebe Wakeley photos
You are welcome. I am also doing my family and I know how wonderful it is to find them!
Added by Cynthia Pena on Apr 16, 2016 6:35 AM
Alison H
RE: Abbie (Stanwood) Lane
Thank you, Bob.

Abbie is my great-grandmother's sister. I would appreciate it if you could transfer Abbie and Osborne to me, #47405223.

Many thanks for adding their memorials to F-A-G. I too enjoy adding memorials whether they are my family or not. Eventually, someone like yourself helps me find a relative that I was looking for.

Added by Alison H on Apr 04, 2016 2:48 PM
RE: William and Hannah Luce photos
You are welcome. It was nice to get Hannah standing up next to William. I stood it up on Monday knowing it was going to rain Wednesday and hopefully clean it up. Went back Friday and got a decent picture. Hopefully after some more rain it will shine bright like Williams!

Added by Jeff247 on Mar 13, 2016 3:33 PM
RE: Paul Vincent Purple photo
I was happy to do it Bob! (especially since I go by there at least once a week). It's a huge cemetery so I would not have attempted it if you hadn't provided the section number for Paul. ~Nancy
Added by ~Nancy on Mar 07, 2016 8:11 AM
Polly Ogden Crocker
Here is what I found: Polly and Luther were in the 1850 census record in Chenango with their three children, Alma, Henrietta and David. Next door was the widow Helen Ogden with her children David H. and Mary.

Then in the 1855 NYS census the families were combined. All the dates and names of the children fit. Also, Mary Ellen, sister of David H. was married in the residence of Luther Crocker.

I'm *guessing* that Helen may have been Polly's sister and when she died or left or remarried or whatever, Polly and Luther took in the children.

David H. Ogden and Luther Crocker even started a hardware store together, in Binghampton.

Added by Elkv42 on Oct 22, 2015 4:39 PM
Mary Ann and Johanna Witt
Re: Looking for Wakeley
I donít know if you have found this in your research yet, but Sylvia Hasenkopf has done a great deal of cemetery documentation around Greene County. She has created an online record of them at I hope this is of some help in your search.
Added by Mary Ann and Johanna Witt on Oct 14, 2015 7:11 AM
Memorial# 6880623
My name is Kate and I have been putting together a genealogy for my motherís ancestors. I have interspersed various photographs within the text to accent interesting facts about some ancestors. I plan to publish and print hard copy books for my immediate family and their children. I have included the following photo, John Emery, Sr. Memorial# 6880623, that you posted and I donít want to use it in my book without your explicit permission. I will include your credit with the photograph and Find A Grave in the citations.

Last week a friend of mine who works in the printing industry approached me with an offer to print and bind my book at no charge if I allow the printer to use the content in a sample print run of approximately 100 books. They would not be sold but instead would be distributed to demonstrate digital ink jet technology. I would like to accept this offer, however, I cannot do so without gaining your permission to use your posted photograph.

Would you please grant me permission to use your posted photograph, listed above, in my book.

Thank you for your consideration, please respond at your earliest opportunity.


Added by Kate on Sep 22, 2015 6:58 AM
Cheryl Follansbee
Thank you for going the extra step
Dear Robert, (I'm from Nbpt also!) I also add photos to F.A.G.and I know it takes time to add the extra information, put names on photos, etc. This makes it so much more helpful to the person searching for that ancestor. I just wanted to say great job & that your time is appreciated. :)
Cheryl Follansbee
Added by Cheryl Follansbee on Sep 21, 2015 1:54 PM
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