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Preserving the Past (#47480910)
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Bio Photo I have always had an interest in family history & genealogy. Several years ago I actively engaged in discovering my "roots", and joined Find A Grave in 2011 as part of my discovery process. I have benefited from the labors of others and decided to pay it forward by becoming a contributor to the Find A Grave website with a desire to help others locate the final resting places of their ancestors.

I am happy to transfer a memorial per Find A Grave Guidelines, or make any corrections or updates to a specific memorial as needed. Please send your request(s) using the EDIT button on the respective memorial.

I spend many hours tracking info, obits, family connections, etc., when I post a memorial for someone and try not to post a memorial with just a date of birth and a date of death. I take a personal interest in each memorial and endeavor to treat that person as if they were my "family". It is never my intention to offend anyone and I do my best to never duplicate a memorial. Please accept my contribution to Find A Grave as it is intended; to "Preserving The Past" with a sincere heart toward the legacy and memory of a person or their family.

ON A PERSONAL NOTE: I am the "Grammy" of three precious grandchildren. My daughter and three little grandchildren are my "cemetery search" assistants. They love going with me to locate grave markers. My daughter and six year old grandson, who loves photography, assist me by helping to take the photo's and my other grandchildren tag along for the "adventure". It is great seeing the interest they are showing in the effort to help others find their ancestors.

**My oldest daughter, Amanda, went to her heavenly home on October 24, 2006. She was a new bride of only three weeks and three days, (home one week from her honeymoon) when she lost her life in a car accident. Please take a moment and visit her memorial page; ~ AMANDA RENEE ~ Thank you and God Bless You and Yours!


"Because we know the Lord Jesus, death is not the end. It is merely as if I went to sleep in the adjacent room.

I go on being me, and you go on being you, and we go on being the same to one another.

Talk to me as you once did, speaking as you did before.

Go on smiling as if I were still here. Think of me, pray for me and ensure my name is always spoken in a natural manner, without shadows surrounding it.

Death is a part of life and I still go on in your heart, even when you do not see me, I will always be by your side.

Until we meet again ~ life must go on and all will be well."

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Gail Devore Simons
Robert Aspinall #96564441
I believe this is my gggg grandfather. If so the calculated birth date would be wrong. He was 48 when he died not 18. The death date matches and the people he is buried near would have been relatives.
Added by Gail Devore Simons on Jun 05, 2016 3:33 PM
Make Me A Taco
Regarding Find A Grave # 115187605. The listing indicates that William P. Davis's father was Captain Joseph Davis. Mat I ask where the "Captain" part is related to? I have been trying to research Joseph Davis for quite some time but I never have found a military record for him. Will you help me out with that?
By the way William P. Davis married a Jane Levels according to but they do not offer a date or Town for the marriage they indicate occurred in Pennsylvania.
Thank you for any help with the Captain.
Added by Make Me A Taco on Jun 05, 2016 12:51 PM
RE: Headstone Photo
You are welcome- Who's memorial is this in reference to? Happy to have found it.
Added by Ann on Apr 10, 2016 8:41 PM
Louis DeMoss
Louis is my 7GGF. I was wondering where you found the information on his burial at Morgan's Chapel? I contacted the diocese and they had no records of the early church. I live in the area and would love to get my hands on anything you could direct me towards. I stopped there once but it was snowy and cold, so I didn't stick around too long. Any help or direction you could give would be very much appreciated.


Added by Tony on Mar 31, 2016 2:33 PM
RE: Judith Sipes Kissinger
Thank you. Will do.
Added by Angela on Mar 15, 2016 12:52 PM
Judy M
Ebenezer McClanahan
I find this very odd, that Arden McClanahan has the same birth and death dates. How is this? Thanks for your help.
Added by Judy M on Feb 17, 2016 2:34 PM
Diana Zu
Harvey Joel Blacklidge
I was doing some research on my family and read a comment you left on the grave of Delilah Young Blacklidge that she was Harvey's first wife. Did Harvey have a second wife and if so do you know who she was by chance? He is listed as only having one wife on my family tree so I would love to update things if that isn't correct. Thank you ever so much for all of your help.
Added by Diana Zu on Nov 19, 2015 12:23 AM
Krys Oller
Presley and Ethel Bradshaw
Thank you very much for sharing the photos. Ethel was my grandfathers sister. I only met them a few times in my lifetime. I spoke to Presely quit a few years back and he said that he remembers me well. I wished I got to know them since I was a youngster when I last saw them.
Added by Krys Oller on Nov 18, 2015 12:16 AM
Jona Limbert
John Martin Weddle
Hi, I was wondering where you found the names of John's parents? Do you have anymore information about them and where they might be buried? Thanks!
Added by Jona Limbert on Nov 15, 2015 3:28 PM
Amy Waldron
RE: Hudnall Cemetery
I don't have exact GPS coordinates. My family and I were looking for this cemetery and the lady who owns the property stopped to talk to us and she took us to the cemetery herself. If you'll email me, I'll be glad to give you her contact information. My email is :)
Added by Amy Waldron on Sep 22, 2015 1:19 PM
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