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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.


I would prefer that birth/death/marriage certificates not be posted to the memorials I have created. I prefer the space be made available for photos of the person since most of these documents are easily found online and can be transcribed to the bio area of the memorial.

These records, especially Death records, can contain private and sensitive information that family members may not want shared.

The addition is even less helpful if an edit request is not sent to have the pertinent information added to the memorial. Thanks for your cooperation!!

Please do not put photos of newspaper obits on the memorials. These take up limited spaces in the photo allotment. If you have an obit then please type it up and submit it through the edit option and I would be happy to add it to the bio section as long as the name of the newspaper and date of publication are included.


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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Joseph C. Walker
Dear Anna,

I am currently compiling in hard copy the Cheadle family history of which the above is a descendant (5th great grandson of progenitor, George Chedel/Cheadle). My mother-in-law was a Cheadle. I would respectfully request permission to reproduce the tombstone photograph on this memorial site, as well as any others you contributed which may pertain to our line. Credit would be given such as “Courtesy, Anna (unless you provide and permit use of your full name), contributor, Find A Grave Memorial # ?.” If this is not agreeable, I would gladly use whatever you prefer. Where no credit is requested, I use “Courtesy of Find A Grave contributor who wishes to remain anonymous.”

If I do not receive a response by Apr 5, I will presume you have no objections to either my request or crediting you as I have described. While I would prefer to hear from you, please know that this “deadline” is not meant to push you to a decision but to perhaps save you a little time by not having to respond? I want to cover all my bases to be certain I offend no one and I also believe in giving credit where credit is due.

My treatise is in no way a profit making project and will not (by my request) be posted on the internet nor will living individuals be included to the best of my ability.

You have no idea how much we who are of an age (I’m 86) or distance and cannot do the hands-on research we once did appreciate the effort and passion of you who contribute your research information to the Internet. Many thanks from an old lady.

Jeannine G. Verhoeks
Sun City West,
Added by Jeannine on Mar 28, 2015 1:52 PM
A. L. Schmidt
Thank you

Dear Ann,

Thanks for the transfer of Private Samuel Koon.


Added by A. L. Schmidt on Mar 26, 2015 7:14 AM
Roger Westfall
I have moved him to Floral Hills Cemetery. Thank you for your input.
If he's family, let me know and I will erase mine.
Thank you for your work of
Added by Gina on Mar 25, 2015 4:18 PM
Herman Ashley
Hi Anna, my name is Tina, and I'm the great granddaughter of Herman Ashley b.1-18-1905, d.2-1973, and his second wife was Mary Elizabeth Tucker Ashley. Their son Herman Ashley Jr. is working on this tree with me and I sent him this info when I search their names. He explained to me that Herman is buried in Ohio, and Mary's body was donated to a hospital in Ohio, then was cremated. So we're kind of confused about them being buried in W.V. Herman Jr. is sending me info on Herman Sr. Buried in Williamsburg, Ohio.
Added by Tina on Mar 25, 2015 1:09 PM
Teresa LeMaster Fordyce
RE: Sherman memorial
Photo has been moved.
Added by Teresa LeMaster Fordyce on Mar 24, 2015 12:50 PM
cynthia mullens
RE: PFC Gordon Dean Perry photo
I remembered I said I'd go back and get a photo of the military marker. I did that yesterday and posted a photo of that and the front the marker.

Added by cynthia mullens on Mar 19, 2015 3:31 AM
JIm Mullen
RE: James Mullen
Thanks for the reply, Anna!
I'm having the same problem.

I found a document from about 1961 that they had written everything readable on the stones at the old Barker Cemetery. Nothing looked like any part of James Mullen, so I fear you are correct. I'm also told by local officials that it'd located in a flood plane that's flooded many times over the years and some stones and actual graves have been washed away.

If I ever find anything I will let you know. Again, thanks for all that you do! Jim Mullen
Added by JIm Mullen on Mar 17, 2015 6:57 AM
JIm Mullen
James Mullen
Anna, I've messaged you before about James Mullen (1797 - 1824 about the location of his grave. I've since learned (or at least people have told me the the new Barker Cemetery where he is listed wasn't began until after James had died, and that he was likely buried in the old Barker cemetery down by the river. Do you have any info on this/ also I can't find any info concerning his Parents. He lived such a short time here are few records available to me. Do you any info on him? He is my Great-great Grandfather. When He died he left a widow and children ages 1,2,and 3.The 1 yr old was John J. Mullen and my Great-Grandfather.

Thank you, Anna, for all that you do in this great cause!! All the best, Jim Mullen Parkersburg, WV
my direct email is Please use it for responding, All the best, Jim
Added by JIm Mullen on Mar 16, 2015 1:48 PM
RE: Miller
You're welcome :)
Added by Human on Mar 16, 2015 10:13 AM
Joyce Peterson
RE: Wisotzky
Yes that is who I am looking for. My son is law if from Christian brother George Sinsley. Always though Mary died young till now. Also wanted to say that Marvin and Edna Hockensmith had a son Stanley Clinton Hockensmith born 7 Apr 1916 in Irwin PA and died 19 Feb 1918 in North Braddock, Allegheny co PA. He is buried in Irwin Union Cemetery in Irwin PA. Haven't been able to find him in that cemetery but according to his death certificate from Ancestry that is where he is buried. Could you attach to the children you already have?

Are you related to this family or just being VERY helpful?
Added by Joyce Peterson on Mar 15, 2015 2:08 PM
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