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Robert Davis Purple Sr. (#47300652)
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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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Sharon Remmey
RE: Susannah Sargent Colby (1610 - Jul. 8, 1689)
Thank you
Added by Sharon Remmey on Sep 28, 2015 12:39 PM
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
RE: William Luce and Alexander & Margarate Brown
You're welcome. I lifted up the stone to see what it said and didn't know who it might be. Just saw the name Hannah with no other readable text. There is always the question of whether to even touch the stone. I would hate to break it lifting it up. I thought about turning it over with Hannahs name facing up or leaning it up against Williams stone. I decided to just leave as I found it.

Next time I'm there I'll stand it up and photo it.

Added by Jeff247 on Aug 28, 2015 6:08 AM
Re: Janet Martin
Thank you for sponsoring the memorial of Janet Martin. I would be happy to provide you with management of the memorial, or to add anything you would like to the memorial page. Please feel free to let me know. Thank you again!
Added by genealogyfever on Aug 12, 2015 11:04 PM
Wentz Book
Thanks for getting ahold of me, no I was not aware of that book, I will be looking into it !!
It appears that you would be related to Jared Purple, Julia Wentz is my 2nd cousin 3xr. If you would like to share your info, email me !!
Added by Cyndi on Aug 04, 2015 8:21 PM
Don Short
George & Emma Bush
Transfers complete. Regards....Don Short
Added by Don Short on Jul 23, 2015 8:46 PM
Kathy Brown Rose
RE: Charles & Delia Bashaw - St Mary's Cemetery, Brandon VT
Hi Bob - I created this memorial the same day that I created my 2x greatgrandfather's memorial in the same cemetery. I know I created several memorials at the time from the notes and pictures I took that day. However, I later found my camera was on the wrong settings and I was not able to add them to Find A Grave. I am only assuming that is the case with Charles & Delia Bashaw as they are not related to me and I do not seem to have any other notes related to them. I am leaving the memorials as such for now but I am also putting them in my "fix" virtual cemetery to check for stones when I am down there again (little over an hour away, maybe this fall). In the meantime, if you have any documentation or photos, etc to show that they are buried somewhere else, I will gladly change their memorials. Also, is there a chance Brandon could be a cenotaph? Kathy
Added by Kathy Brown Rose on Jul 22, 2015 8:03 PM
Daryl Doty Holloway
RE: John R Boyce obit
Hi Bob, you're welcome. It was in a small box of clippings that a friend loaned to me. These old clippings are gold mines!
Added by Daryl Doty Holloway on Jul 03, 2015 3:36 PM
Anne Ordway memorial #6879080
Anne Ordway memorial #6879080
Hello - unfortunately someone asked that 2 Anne Ordway memorials be merged without noting that one memorial had a headstone where she was buried and the other was a cenotaph/memorial stone only. One of the photographers of an old stone has passed and so I don't know where that stone is really located. However, hopefully you can look at the memorial and see if the cemetery where you photographed your stone is the same one. No matter what, I would appreciate your editing your photo at this memorial with the cemetery information where you took the photo so I can sort out this mess. Thank you, as always, for helping to document these burials.
Added by janicet on Jun 22, 2015 5:30 PM
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