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Rita Hagerty (#47521180)
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Bio Photo I have been interested in genealogy since the 1980s. Now that I am retired, I am very active with local groups/organizations and volunteering for different activities through the local RSVP. I try to devote more time to my "searching" too. With all of the advances for searching on-line now I have found several ancestors and relation that I did not even know about! Since I have become acquainted with Find A Grave, I have found so many of my ancestors. I try to enter as many of my relation and my late husband's relation as possible. I have been entering some of the local cemeteries in Knox Co. and some surrounding counties from information in cemetery books. By doing so I hope it will help others find their loved ones. I try to fulfill photo requests locally as my time allows. While doing this, I also photograph some of the surrounding, deteriorating, unusual, babies, young children, and veteran stones.

You have my permission to use any of the photos I have taken and have put on this site. I am happy to help others freely in this cause. It would be nice if you gave me credit for the photos I have taken. Of course, it is always nice to be asked; that way you know you are helping people. If someone else provides the photograph for me, I try to give them credit in the photo's caption area. Please take up-close, careful shots of photos on graves! Many may never been seen again, after you leave, as they are quickly disappearing. A family may have no other photo, and may not even know that one existed, if you pass it by. Also please crop your photos so they may be read easier.

PLEASE USE THE EDIT TAB OF A PERSON'S MEMORIAL TO SEND ME ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS. That way an e-mail comes to me with links to the person's memorial; if requesting links, please provide numbers of the memorials you wish to have linked. I try to check the memorials that I enter so that I do not duplicate any earlier memorials, but sometimes this happens.

I try to follow the Find A Grave rules regarding transfers unless the person is my relation. However, other transfers will be considered.


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71621280 Hannah Marie Davisson Smith
I question that this Josiah Davisson is the husband of Martha Davisson with the following documentation that he had not resided in Kentucky and that they came from New Jersey to WV where the both died and are buried.

"Martha Stout's husband, Josiah, was a brother of the Daniel Davisson who was the Proprietor of land at Clarksburg. Josiah had lived for a number of years in Middlesex, east of Princeton, New Jersey. He located on Brushy Fork in 1778. It may be that Josiah and Martha were married in New Jersey and were instrumental in bringing her father and mother later to Brushy Fork...
Tradition says that at one time, Martha Stout owned all the land where the city of Wilmington, Delaware, now stands. Martha was said to be fair and freckled with red hair. Josiah and Martha are buried in the family cemetery about 300 feet from their home. At his death in 1833, Josiah left to Martha all of his estate to dispose of as she chose."
(Stout, Russell Ray, p. 40)

Based on the information I am suggesting an edit of them as Hannah Marie's parents.

Added by Toots on Sep 20, 2014 11:44 AM
Karen & Tony Foreman
Donald Eugene Wright
Thank you so much for the heads-up that I had him in the wrong cemetery. I have now contacted the owner of the other memorial and asked them to add the additional info that I had. I will also delete my memorial.

Take care...

Karen Foreman
Added by Karen & Tony Foreman on Sep 19, 2014 10:41 AM
Steven Smith
John and Sarah Reep
Hello Rita,
Thank you for fulfilling my requests for photos of John and Sarah Reep's gravestone. Will you please post those same pictures to the memorials for their son Wilford and Wilford's wife, Katherine? I've submitted photo requests for them so you will receive credit for fulfilling them.
Thank you for your help and kindness! I appreciate that very much!

Best regards,

Added by Steven Smith on Sep 19, 2014 6:26 AM
Sheila B
Thank you so much for the great photos and descriptions of the Trueblood Family!
Added by Sheila B on Sep 18, 2014 6:30 PM
Joseph & Connie
Ralph Wagoner
Thank you for taking the time to get this photo for us. It is greatly appreciated.
Added by Joseph & Connie on Sep 16, 2014 7:26 PM
Harvey Bell
Vernon Richter Grave Photo
Thank you for the time and effort to obtain this photo, I truly appreciate it, Hope it was good weather!

Added by Harvey Bell on Sep 15, 2014 11:20 PM
ronald conrad
Victor & Dorothy Langford
Thank you for the photo of Victor & Dorothy. it is very much appreciated. Also thank you for making the memorial of Dorothy. Have a great day.
Added by ronald conrad on Sep 15, 2014 9:15 AM
Lee Pry
Thank you so much for the picture of his stone.
Added by KBrownst on Sep 12, 2014 12:48 PM
A. Lewis
Jamee W. Ritcheson

Thanks ,again you have been a big help to someone
who lives far away.
Added by A. Lewis on Sep 12, 2014 9:02 AM
David L. McMonigle
Thanks much for Robert Simmers grave photo. I have also added the image to my family history media collection. Thanks again for your service and interest.

David L. McMonigle
Added by David L. McMonigle on Sep 12, 2014 7:20 AM
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