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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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Karin Chess
Children of Daniel & Betsy Buck

Is it possible that Daniel and Betsy Buck might have had one more child, Margaret, born in 1826?

Added by Karin Chess on May 13, 2016 3:51 PM
John M. Frey
RE: Cecelia Fortune 113192945
Yes I do. I see where you already asked him to remove one prior to this. They are very nice photos, just one too many.
Added by John M. Frey on May 05, 2016 7:52 PM
Beverly Dunn
Gladys Mathias 1902 - 1956
Santa Claus Cemetery, Find A Grave Memorial# 108454361. Thank you for your response to my photo request. Your time and dedication is truly appreciated.

Best wishes,
Bev Dunn
Cincinnati, OH
Added by Beverly Dunn on Apr 27, 2016 11:40 PM
Karen Yudnich
John Armstrong 1777-1853
John Armstrong was my 3rd great grandfather on my mothers side. I noticed that he is your 2nd great grandfather. His daughter was Rebecca Jane and she married. My mother joined the DAR thru this line. The DAR has a will naming Rebecca but I don't see that you have her listed. Anyway we are heading out to Frenchlick for a week of time share and will visit Mount Zion Cemetery in Ireland, I would love to visit but I don't know how to contact you. We are from Colorado.
Added by Karen Yudnich on Apr 14, 2016 5:44 PM
Ashley Henson
Thank you
You took photos of my dads grave and i just want to say thank you. He passed away when i was only 3 months old. I used to live in the town where he is buried and would ride my bike often to his grave to change the flower and such. My family moved away a long time ago so i dont get to go as much as i did when i was a kid, but thanks to you i can look at it any time! It means alot to me and im sure many more. THANK YOU!
Added by Ashley Henson on Apr 12, 2016 9:55 PM
RE: Emma Ghee (63124886) request
By the way, I'm not related to Emma. She's my sister's grandmother.
Added by seekerJay on Apr 02, 2016 6:31 PM
RE: Emma Ghee (63124886) request

I see that the Find A Grave member, ProgBase, has added those two memorials, each with different lot numbers - apparently next to each other. Not only is this family somewhat confusing, but so is the cemetery. The supervisor told me that for a long period of time, no records were kept at all. He spent a lot of time trying to build a database by going over the cemetery on foot, getting info from families, etc. I will check with ProgBase to see if this is an error or if there really are two lots for Emma. Thank you.
Added by seekerJay on Apr 02, 2016 2:52 PM
John Ozzy Williams
Thank you!
Thank you very very much for the photos of the George Pennington memorial. Your photos did provide me with some very useful hints. Thank you again.
Added by John Ozzy Williams on Apr 01, 2016 5:08 PM
Robin Truitt
Martha Duchane
I am thrilled with the photo. You did a great job. Your time and work are appreciated.
Added by Robin Truitt on Mar 28, 2016 6:08 PM
Margaret Thomas
Thank you so much for the lovely photos.
Added by Joy on Mar 28, 2016 10:32 AM
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