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Carolyn [Lee] Kelly (#47510203)
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Bio Photo NOTE: Most picts I've done since June 2014 have been done from my car as walking is too much for me and some places are not for the electric wheelchair - so I get what I can - REMEMBER ANY picture is better than no picture, considering how much stones seem to deteriorate today - PLEASE redo these distant picts, so I can remove the bad ones.. TIA (Find A Grave will notify me, that the request has been filled!!)
I started photographing picts w/film camera back in 1998.. mostly of my own ancestors but that quickly went by the wayside when my husband bought me my first digital camera, then came external hard drives, well all you "old timers" for 'Find a Grave' know the rest of the story.. Fresh Air, Exercise, Peace & Quiet for the most part..
I am unable to do much any more and have FINALLY started up loading my picts, very few scans, mostly digital... My folks got me interested in Genealogy back in the late 1940's but didn't get very heavily into it until the early 90's - I've worked my LEE line back to the immigrant in the mid 1600's and have most LEEs(not ALL) lines back to my 1st Generation on this side of the water, up to abt 2001... then when the grandkids were getting too old to hang at the house, I'd pack them and cameras in the car... the older ones helped w/picture taking.. now I'm down to one challenged grandson and me in w/c...

If I add a pict to your Memorial, check to see if I added note. IF I've made mistake (typos happen) in transcribing or if you don't want that extra info, PLEASE let me know and I will remove it ASAP.

I have a lot of photos from the oldest cemeteries - oldest Memorials in my home town of Cumberland, RI, which I am slowly getting onLine, 99% are added now..

IF I post a line you are chasing, let me know and I will willingly/gladly transfer management, IF it is IN a cemetery ALREADY completed.. Please send additional info via the Edit in the upper RIGHT of each persons page, you want info added to. Please include sources AND you will be given credit for all you send that I add for you..

I have met, be it in person or onLine, in my past searching travels (in the LEE, PECK & CARPENTER Genealogy lines & cemetery photos), you know who you are.. Thank you....

A lot of my picts have extended into MA and I would love to thank "Massachusetts Vital Records Project" ( is Free onLine) by compilers of "Tan Books" and Rehoboth by JN Arnold & translated into computer language by John Slaughter and his helpers along the way.. for allowing me to add VR info to some pages.. great work John for doing all that you have done!

KEEP THIS IN MIND WHEN researching your family tree.
Records from mostly before 1900:
1. Mary T. Lincoln, the 'T' usually represents her maiden name, not her middle name initial.

AND Mostly before 1850:
2. Robert Todd Lincoln. The first born son's middle name is usually his mother's maiden name. In this example, Todd is his mother's maiden name.

3. AND Note also - frequently before 1800 - children were named after grandparents 1st, then parents..

I do try to answer SAC's promptly - IF I haven't done your request or inquiry within 2 wks, DO please remind me...

When I send you Locations of certain graves, please add to the page you have put up - IT IS NOT FOR MY BENEFIT BUT FOR THOSE WHO COME LATER.. I already know where these people are, Let's PLEASE help those who follow us...

Must give credit where credit is due:

Dear Ancestor

Your tombstone stands among the rest
Neglected and alone
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished marble stone
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn

You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh and blood and bone
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own

Dear Ancestor. the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so
I wonder how you lived and loved
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot
And come to visit you.

It was written in 1906 by Walter Butler Palmer (1868-1932) FAG # 87759950

Remember just about ANY picture is better than no picture.
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lots of great tips & links
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Tim J.
RE: re: Beulah Reed
Hello Carolyn,

No worries, it has happened to me too!

Be well,

Added by Tim J. on Jul 22, 2015 6:27 PM
Edward B. Foster gravestone photo
May I have your permission to download the photo of the gravestone of Edward B. and Helen (Blake) Foster (Memorial# 98251400)?
I would like to upload it into my Ancestry Family Tree.
Thank you for your consideration.
-Ro Fleury
Added by MissKitty on Jul 21, 2015 9:27 AM
Jan Harley
RE: Isabella Harley
Thanks for the Harley transfers!
Added by Jan Harley on Jul 06, 2015 1:21 PM
Jan Harley
RE: Isabella Harley
This is a line I believe is related to my husband which I have been working on for a while. Sorry not to get back to you sooner. Have a good summer!
Added by Jan Harley on Jul 06, 2015 7:55 AM
Thank you so much Carolyn for the wonderful photo of the cemetery a relative of mine is buried. I so appreciate it and knew I would never be able to get there.

Thanks again,

Carolyn :)
Added by Carolyn on Jun 26, 2015 1:25 PM
Hi Carol, I see what you mean about Betsy Southwick but I'm not sure what to do since her name is listed different in those vital records. we don't know if Willard is her 1st marriage name or middle name. Usually I put a note in about who gave me the extra bio info, but this time I did not so I'm not sure what to go with. On another note, I do like the map.
Added by Teresa on Jun 03, 2015 9:46 AM
Bruna (DiSante) Darling #47091659
Thank you so very much for the beautiful photo of Aunt Bruna's stone!
Added by S&E on May 17, 2015 9:41 AM
Beth Hurd
RE: Peterson, Eric & Frank
Hi, Carolyn,
no relation to me ... I'm working on photographing the whole cemetery. A beautiful place to spend time.

Beth Hurd
Added by Beth Hurd on May 09, 2015 12:00 PM
Lenora A Jillson
Carol, thanks for catching that YOB date. I must have looked at that stone many times and never caught the error.

When it comes to the Jillsons, they have a book written about them I most probably got the date from there at the beginning. Not sure you have found this but it's been my experience doing research that the dates are many times incorrect because it always says DOB abt.

Also the memorials go through multiple caretakers sometimes.

Thanks again

Mary Find A Grave #47081760
Added by Jen on May 06, 2015 10:22 AM
Arnold Isaiah Bell Davis
RE: re:Solomon S Davis
Solomon Davis is a great uncle.
Thank you for all the great work you do!
Arnold Davis
Ocala, Florida
Added by Arnold Isaiah Bell Davis on May 06, 2015 7:28 AM
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