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Richard Pittman (#47411298)
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Bio Photo San Dimas, California -- I am documenting our Pittman line genealogy with the passing of my father. My mother and father gathered lots of misc. info over 50 years.

I manage a German "Pittman Lines" site on, with tree lines back up to 815 years, but am now seeking information/ documentation for accuracy and to fill in the gaps; and separate legends from the facts. Exploring the connects by marriages has been amazing, seeing the expansive history of America.

Family names include: Adams, Carlyle, Conrad, Crockett, Dutt, Kanka, Eddleman/Edelmann/Edlemann, Major, Mauck, Pittman/Pitman/Bittman/Bittmann, Small, Smoots, Snapp, Trabue, Whetstone, Wiseman, Zumwalt.

On my wife's side: Farny (Farni/Farnu), Auer, Baldwin, Creakbaum, Crouse, Dietsch, Holloway, Jones, Kinch, Poelhuis, Schmitt, Warren.

I finally have some research time. As I visit local cemeteries more often, I include random graves to check to Find a Grave. If one belongs to your family, please let me know. My permission is given for the use of any pictures for genealogy purposes.
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Suzanna Hensell
Jerry Dean Freeman
Thank you for taking and posting the photo of Jerry's headstone.

Suzanna Hensell
Added by Suzanna Hensell on Mar 27, 2015 2:58 PM
Cemetery Walker
Jordan Corder
Thanks for taking the time and checking for me. I found out his grave is in Lake Havasu, Arizona. I corrected the burial information.
Added by Cemetery Walker on Mar 27, 2015 1:36 PM
Kevin Banks
Thank You for the pictures!
Added by cbws887 on Mar 27, 2015 12:49 PM
Look up
Thank you for taking the pic for me of a family member's tombstone! Really appreciate it!
Added by Karrie on Mar 25, 2015 4:09 PM
Catherine (Coombs) McDowell
Many thanks for the very nice photo. Your fast response to my request is much appreciated.
Added by EGF on Mar 25, 2015 10:39 AM
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RE: Alexander / Lucinda Carlyle
From what I can see on satellite imagery, I'm thinking it's a very good possibility that the Vance Laurie cemetery has sadly been lost to time. The newest grave was most likely in 1920 based on cemetery research done in the mid-to-late 1950s and compiled into a multi-volume reference located at the library in the county seat. Vance Laurie and Blackburn are 34 miles apart and on opposite sides of the county seat geographically. The Carlyle stone in Blackburn is obviously a replacement stone and I'm guessing family members placed it at Blackburn along with a stone for their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth (Carlyle) Pelot because their son, Claudius, was actually interred there in 1862.
Based on the original directions to Vance Laurie, it appears to be on land currently in agricultural production. However since it was listed as being on the side of the roadway, it may be possible they've left this portion out of cultivation. Satellite imagery shows an area of green space in the approximate vicinity.
I live about 400 miles south of this area but travel there annually at the end of October. This fall I will make a trip to the area in hopes of locating Vance Laurie. Since no images appear on Find A Grave, the age of the stones make it all the more important to try and find the cemetery. If I'm successful, I will upload the images I find and update the Blackburn stones as being replacements with a reference to Vance Laurie. Does that sound fair to you and your family?
Added by Tombstone Tracker on Mar 25, 2015 6:44 AM
Coak photos
Thank you for the great photos. Your time is appreciated!
Added by sibe80 on Mar 24, 2015 12:42 PM
Ruth Breslin
Theodore Strehle - Covina, Forest Lawn
Hi Richard, Thank you very for taking the time and trouble to shoot and post this photo of Teddy Strehle's grave marker. All the best, Ruth
Added by Ruth Breslin on Mar 24, 2015 12:29 AM
Karen A. Astling
john p. leighty
May I use your picture of the headstone for John P. Leighty for my family tree?
Added by Karen A. Astling on Mar 22, 2015 4:28 PM
Robert McMillan
Joseph and Sarah Norton
These were the parents of the husband of my grandmother's sister. Kind of sad really that there was no marker. Thank you for all you do.

Bob McMillan
Added by Robert McMillan on Mar 19, 2015 1:14 PM
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