Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
treerpgmo (#47324296)
 member for 4 years, 1 month, 8 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
Genealogy has been a serious business for me since I was in grade school. I documented and discovered that my 3rd great-grandmother Laura A. (WHITMARSH) MILLER's parents Horace WHITMARSH & Clarissa Mitchell (WARNER) WHITMARSH were both Mayflower descendants. I tracked the surname GILMORE back to Capt. James GILMORE of Rockbridge Co, Virginia. (Thanks to the late Shelby GILMORE for his ground breaking research in the 1960-70s.) Turns out that he was present at the Battle of Yorktown where poor Cornwallis discovered that yes he would be famous but no not for something to land him in to #10 Downing Street. Other discoveres include proving Mennonite ancestry via the BINKLEY orig BINGELLI and STAUFFER lines.

Corrections & Questions: Use the S.A.C. for corrections and please differentiate facts from from suppositions and might be for the benefit of other researchers. Also if it's a question that I don't have an instant answer for that requires further research remember that the facts are the foundation for the solution. Correction and question e-mails should NOT be deletion requests as those requesting deletions are considered a nuisance and are treated accordingly. Include your e-mail address in the S.A.C. and you must have your messages visible to the public. If you are requesting links include the findagrave code number after each person.

Transfers: Most of the the virtual graves I manage are blood kin in some way. I don't transfer direct ancestors or very close relatives of my grandparents. For others that can happen if you are more closely related than me.

First: leave some kind of flower on the virtual grave in question. Use the correct e-mail (NOT a message on my profile) that includes your e-mail address (required) and tell me how you are related. If the person is someone I'm not related to I usually transfer these type immediately. (Unless you ask if you have other relatives buried in the same cemetery. In that case I might need that virtual grave as a reference point for easy access because non-relatives will not be in my internal database.) I probably know very little about a non-relative so someone who is a relative should manage them.

Second: If I am related but you are a closer relative to that person --- I will look at my internal database --- I may have questions for you! I may have active research that I conducting on that person and/or his/her near relatives. So just because I don't transfer a relative immediately doesn't mean no if I don't say no. Before I transfer a relative I back check my internal database to make sure what I have there matches findagrave. If you send in the "correction" additional facts, crosslinks to parents or other updated data I need to fix BOTH areas. I have also been known to transfer a group of graves for the same family. If I am doing a group transfer I also back check each cemetery to see if there are other relatives of the person who don't have virtual memorials but should. All of this takes TIME which is a precious commodity and when it is done it should be done right the first time.

The type of transfers I absolutely will not do are any type of these three:

#1 Any of my direct ancestors and other close relatives of my grandparents.
#2 To people who are bulk collectors of virtual graves that do not transfer outside of guidelines.
#3 To people who have harassed others on findagrave.

These are direct line known surnames to my 7th great-grandparents. Note that on those from Norge I am trying to use "farm" names because surnames were not generally required by law till about 1900 in Norge. American & Canadian states/provinces are abbreviated in all caps. Other countries are spelled out preferably in that nation's first language. When you see a surname repeated that is because it is actually more than one unrelated surnames with the the surname coming closest to this current time listed first. Several of these families can be accessed through my multiple virtual cemeteries. Most of these, but not all, are public:

Missouri: Mercer County, Lindley and Harrison Twsps and also the neighboring townships of Clay Twsp in Harrison County and Hamilton Twsp in Decatur Co, Iowa: I do have a particular interest and expertise in this area as four of my great-grandparents were from this area. If you need help in this area ask. What I don't know I most likely know who you need to talk to.

Maine: Hancock County, Swan's Island: Make sure you see for any virtual grave in this area that I either entered and/or left a candle on. This is the source for all of the information, including links to parents, gravestone photographs or documentation of the lack of one. If the person in question had the surname JOYCE or married one then they either were themselves or married a direct descendant of the SAMSON, STANDISH, and ALDEN families.

 Contact: Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 3,733 Memorials Added
 • 4,742 Memorials Managed
 • 17 Memorials/week
 • 1,648 Photos
 • 208 Photo Requests
 • 104 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 13,531 Virtual Flowers
 • 40 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 7 Fame Ratings
 • 1 Sponsorship
 • 81 Friends
Search Contributor's Records

First NameLast Name

Virtual Cemeteries
ALDEN (Mayflower Descent) (1933)
APP of Northampton Co, Pe... (1272)
BEAL PROGENY of Hingham, ... (4113)
BROWN of Morgan Co, India... (170)
Centurions (1)
FARR of Cummington, Hamps... (59)
FITZGERRELL of Posey Co, ... (57)
FORD of Weymouth, Norfolk... (1193)
[View all Virtual Cemeteries...]
Find A Grave Friends
Anne Shurtleff ..., Annie202, Ashley Warkenti..., B Short, Barbara Haracki..., Beth Thackeray, Bill West, Bobb Edwards, Brad Jones, Burke Stoughton, Chip5610, Cindy Marcell, Cindy Thibodeau, classic, crowhill, ctaz (inactive), David Allen Lam..., Deb, Denny Jackson, Donna Butler Sh..., [View all Find A Grave Friends...]
Messages left for treerpgmo (618)[Leave Message]
caching hound
Clifford Willis #51492347
I went to the Odd Fellows cemetery today and they do not have a record of Clifford Willis being buried there. If you figure out another cemetery in town, I'd be happy to follow up for you.
Added by caching hound on Aug 28, 2014 4:38 PM
Thomas George
Joseph A. & Ella Coulter
I noticed that you have them listed under a non cemetery burial, but they are buried in Spring Church Joint Cemetery in Spring Church Twp., Armstrong, PA. I took their tombstone pictures several years ago and have entered it on their memorials.

Tom George
Added by Thomas George on Aug 22, 2014 3:19 PM
Beth Bush
Theodore Pratt

I would be happy to take a photo of Theodore Pratt's stone at Crown Hill Cemetery but I need the section #. Please call Crown Hill 330-425-8128 for the information and forward to me.
Added by Beth Bush on Aug 15, 2014 5:26 PM
Elizabeth M. Brown Cox #87399030
In my records I have that Elias G. Cox married Elizabeth M. Carter in Morgan Co., IN on 23 Dec 1866. This info was in the Civil War pension file for Elias G.

Was Elizabeth M. Brown married first to a Carter? If you have this marriage record, I would appreciate your sharing it with me.

Joseph W. Cox, brother to Elias G., was my great grandfather.

Sherry Email:
Added by Sissy on Aug 05, 2014 1:25 PM
Westlawn-Hillcrest Vets
We are currently working to identify anyone buried in Westlawn-Hillcrest Cemetery Omaha NE that has served in the military. If you have a loved one buried there or know of someone, please send us a message. We place flags on the graves for Memorial Day. This project is sponsored by Centennial Masonic Lodge #326.

If you can send us the names, we will be sure to include them on our list to get a flag.

Thank you for the help with this ongoing project.


If you have already received this message, please accept our apologies for the duplicate message.
Added by C.C.Diamond on Jul 30, 2014 1:40 PM
Kevin Sanford
RE: Ezechiel Sanford #70902515
This Ezechiel was not an emigrant to New England.

Father's link: Find A Grave Memorial# 132507991

Ezechiell Sanford was born just before February 20, 1586, in Much Hadham, England. His father, Thomas, was 30 and his mother, Mary, was 23. He married Rose Warner in 1607 in Hertfordshire, England. They had 10 children in 18 years. He died in 1683 in Stansted Mountfitchet, England, at the impressive age of 96.

He was baptized at Much Hadham, Herts., 20 Feb. 1585-6 as the eldest son of Thomas and Mary Sanford. He was the father of Thomas, Andrew and Robert Sanford, the three brothers who emigrated to New England. Ezekiel, 22 years of age, appeared in Hatfield. He may have left Much Hadham a few years (at the most) before that. At no time is there a glimpse of what was his trade, or occupation. He married in Hatfield; that is certain. This town, modernly called Hatfield Broad Oak, is about six miles southeast of Much Hadham, over the county-line into the shire of Essex. The records of baptisms, marriages and burials in this parish have been lost, prior to 1662, depriving us of the exact date of his marriage, also of the baptisms of his two eldest sons, Thomas and John, born between 1607 and 1612. Ezekiel Sanford was present in Hatfield Broad Oak on the sixteenth day of July, 1614, when he wrote his name at the end of his father-in-law's will, as a witness. It is judged that he had lived in Hatfield, probably at his wife's home, from the time of their marriage (about 1607) until the births of their eldest son Thomas (the emigrant to America) and their second son John (who did not emigrate). Ezekiel Sanford saw no future for himself here. In fact, the prospect of a brilliant future for any of his family was hardly imaginable, as life went in those days, for men of unpretentious birth. His father had bequeathed to him three plots of land of three acres in Stanstead Mountfitchet, which had been Ezekiel's grandfather's. So he made the most of it by settling upon it. This couple had eight children (in the records): the younger six were baptized at Stanstead Mountfitchet, the home of Ezekiel's grandparents, Richard and Elizabeth Sanford. It was at Stanstead Mountfitchet that Ezekiel finally settled. He did so either shortly before the death of his father-in-law or within four months after that event.

Credit: part of forward by Charles A. Hoppin
Thomas Sanford Genealogy
The Emigrant to New England
by Carlton E. Sanford, Potsdam, New York
c., 1911, The Tuttle Company, Rutland, Vermont.
Added by Kevin Sanford on Jul 17, 2014 5:14 PM
Kevin Sanford
Ezechiel Sanford #70902515
He is the 11th great grandfather of mine and I've just recently visited his grave site in England. I have quite a bit more information than what is posted on his entry and I'd be happy to take over management of this to make the updates if you are not also a direct descendant. If you are, I'll share the information with you to update.


Kevin Sanford
Cedar Park, TX
Added by Kevin Sanford on Jul 08, 2014 4:14 PM
Ronald McCartney
Warren Ratliff obit
Sent a typed obit for Warren Ratliff that is buried in the Olive Branch Cemetery, Smith County, Kansas. Just copy and paste. Knew his four boys and some of the grandchildren. Thank you. Ronald McCartney
Added by Ronald McCartney on Jul 07, 2014 3:48 PM
Patricia Shover Gregory
Cox Family
Sorry, my Cox Family is mostly in Morgan County. They came from Pennsylvania very early to Indiana.
Added by Patricia Shover Gregory on Jul 04, 2014 5:23 PM
Ella May (Brown) Goss-Foster
I'm not sure if this will be helpful to you, but I found this information regarding Ella Goss-Foster. Appears to show information on her husbands and children.

Added by Jenny on Jun 25, 2014 8:04 PM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service