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Anna (#47477171)
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Bio Photo Genealogy has become my newest addiction!

Taphophilia = an abnormal love for graves and cemeteries. The love of walking cemeteries and finding lost relatives and the gravesites of ancestors.


If you've never taken a few moments to spend time in the cemetery...You're really missing out. The peace and tranquility you find in them. Those that have gone before many times have left a final message on their tombstones. These messages are an inspiration and make me feel humbled and blessed! Go ahead...take the time...walk your local cemetery and read their messages and see how they reach out and touch you! You'll be glad you did! (quoted from another find-a-graver)


We are the chosen. In each family, there is one who seems called to find the ancestors.
To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve.
Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts, but instead, breathing life into all who have gone before.
We are the story tellers of the tribe.


"When I go to a cemetery, I don't just see tombstones. I see families there. I see history there. I see much more than just a stone..."
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Mary Alcia Murray Mankins
# 86921390, You have a picture of her, I would like to use it, as well as many of the other photos you have of the Murrey families. I am working with Arthur Junior Murrey, he is 93 years young, He is the author of Murreys and Related families, 1787-1982. When he wrote the book in 1982, many mistakes, and or omission were done. We have since had the copy right changed on the book and it is now available to be down loaded:

Hello BabRhetta,
> I'm happy to report that we did receive this agreement and have processed it. The book is now open and accessible to the public at Thank you for coordinating with the copyright holder to make this available.

I am working on it daily, Would love to use your photos, Please advise.

BabRhetta Kauffman Maxwell

Added by Rootsrcher on Oct 22, 2014 12:02 PM
Jewels Verne
RE: Joseph Zoller - St. Xavier Cemetery
omg! just found it. will try to be patient with the church's busy phone lines to see if i can get any other information. thank you.
Added by Jewels Verne on Oct 22, 2014 11:03 AM
Jewels Verne
Joseph Zoller, St. Francis Xavier Cemetery -pburg
Anna, I may have asked you this before, but I can't seem to recall. Did Joseph's headstone have any other information on it on the other sides - like for his spouse - Anna Schudel or other? I have been trying to contact the church myself but it is always always busy. Since Anna and Joseph were older when they married, it is possible that there is another Zoller buried there and Anna possibly someplace else with her first husband - just a hunch. Are there any other Zoller's buried there?
Added by Jewels Verne on Oct 22, 2014 10:41 AM
K. Alan Lewis
Jacob Aaron Tennant
Thanks for letting me know about the duplicate memorial. I deleted the duplicitous one.
Added by K. Alan Lewis on Oct 21, 2014 7:51 AM
Kelly Mayhew
S.Ross Michael obituary
I saw that you have an obituary for S. Ross Michael and hoped you might share it with me. Thanks in advance!

Kelly Mayhew
Added by Kelly Mayhew on Oct 20, 2014 7:34 PM
Gary Daggett
RE: Dr. Perley Isaac Reed
Thanks Anna,

The Reed family is part of my wife's ancestry and I am the family history "geek". I also was contacted through Ancestry by some one who was a childhood acquaintence of Judson Reed and has been looking for him for years. This raised the "mystery" aspect for me and I have tried to help them besides filling out my family tree. The remaining family is his sister and her descendants who live in Wheeling West Virginia and they don't know what happened to him either. Thanks.

Gary L. Daggett
Added by Gary Daggett on Oct 20, 2014 1:48 PM
Christina Piper
Catherine S. Laird
Thank you for messaging me about the duplicate memorials. I'll stop at the mausoleum this week to see if they have updated the plaque.
Added by Christina Piper on Oct 20, 2014 1:37 PM
Gary Daggett
Dr. Perley Isaac Reed
Hi Anna,

I found your memorial page for Perley Isaac Reed and found it very useful in my research. I would be very interested in any info about his immediate family especially his son Judson Wardlaw Reed who seems to have disappeared from the face of the earth after his enlistment in the military in 1942.
Added by Gary Daggett on Oct 19, 2014 4:41 PM
RE: re: Reuben J. Culver
Thank you, Anna. It's a shame people can't even have a little respect for the dead.
Added by Not-Forgotten on Oct 15, 2014 8:04 AM
Larry Wallace
Chester Carl Waddell Memorial 116327826

Chester Carl Waddell (116327826) was born on January 29, 1913 at blue Jay, Raleigh Co., WV and died February 05, 2008 at Marietta, Washington Co., Ohio. Twin son of Wilbert Wade Waddell (136927517) and Burma Jean Dobbins (136927625) Chester Carl Waddell was the twin brother of Charles Edward Waddell.

Margaret Ellen Gaye was born on December 20, 1916 Montgomery, Fayette Co., West Virginia and died October 08, 1994 at Marietta, Washington Co., Ohio.

Chester Carl Waddell is my wife's Uncle. Her father was Charles Edward Waddell (136928059).
Please add information or transfer to me if you wish.
Larry Wallace (47419769)
Added by Larry Wallace on Oct 07, 2014 10:41 AM
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