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annabanana47 (#47796549)
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Bio Photo Love of genealogy has led to love of sleuthing old cemeteries! Where some people like to go to a park or a museum, I'd rather check out a cemetery any day of the week! A passion not shared by my husband, he does accompany me on my sojourns, and I think he secretly has fun... As for family history, I am a genealogy addict uncovering not only my own family history but that of friends and family (in-law type family) There is so much out there to discover and document!

Most of my memorials are of my own family members. My grandmother was an avid genealogist and compiled most of her side of the family, which I inherited and continue to add to. The other 3/4 of my lineage have been my own discovery, years (and years) of compiling family data (on paper in the early days) and now on sites such as has made me the Family Historian - now I have another resource to share my collected data: Find A Grave!

My goal is to create, manage and link my ancestry, putting life stories to the people under the stones and hopefully find a few more 'cousins' out there!

I am compiling an extensive FAULKNER Genealogy/Family History. Any/all information on this family I would be strongly interested in. I am also interested in IRONS (Scotland), FRASER (Scotland), O'CONNELL (Ireland), early McBRIDE from Orange Co New York and CZACHOROWSKY from pre-1850 Prussia. States I am interested in are New York, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota.

F.Y.I. I am a volunteer photographer for Bluff City Cemetery in Elgin, IL - any memorial I have created for this cemetery I will happily transfer to a relative - please free free to request! My photos are a gift to the families of the deceased. Please feel free to copy and use as you wish.
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Messages left for annabanana47 (117)[Leave Message]
RE: George Galloway
Glad to have been of some help. I'm aware you have an outstanding photo request for this churchyard, although another contributor reported not being able to locate.

I'll scan my photographs carefully, but a lot of the stones have degraded to the extent that it would take specialist equipment to extract reliable, meaningful, information from them nowadays.

Rest assured I'll be in touch if I have any success.
Added by Mentiplay on Sep 24, 2015 5:05 PM
RE: Elijah Busby
Hi Cousin!
I hope we can share family information.
Added by Squeekie on Aug 31, 2015 8:54 PM
RE: Elijah Busby
Elijah has a brother Johnson Wisner Busby who was married twice. From Johnson 1st marriage he had a son John & that is the line I come from on my mom's side.
Added by Squeekie on Aug 23, 2015 12:47 PM
Elijah Busby
I noticed that you have mark Elijah as your ggggrandfather. How are you related to him? I'm also related to him .
Added by Squeekie on Aug 23, 2015 12:31 AM
Sandra Freeman Dean
Gabriel Harrison Horton
I'm sorry you declined to add Gabriel's parents to his memorial. He is my 3rd gr-uncle and I have sufficient documentation that he was indeed the son of Elihu and Joanna Coleman Horton. I would be more than happy to share it with you. Please be aware that there was more than one Gabriel Harrison Horton - in fact there were two or three others. But as I said, I have written records (no, not the "Family" records posted by Ancestry) and would like to email them to you.
Sandra Freeman Dean
Added by Sandra Freeman Dean on Aug 11, 2015 12:07 PM
RE: Scantic Cemetery East Windsor CT
The memorial page creator accepted my edit and put the words on the marker transcription for Thomas Potwine. I also took some clearer photos and some new photos of other Potwines...but will take me awhile to download them.

Let me know if there is anything else I can do for you in eastern CT.

Added by Sara on Jun 26, 2015 1:11 PM
RE: Scantic Cemetery East Windsor CT
Ok...ready to the photos that I took today...3 separate I will put the transcription under each photo that shows the words that are carved (if that makes sense!!)...and also send a message to the memorial page creator with the whole transcription. Will just download the photos first...then go back in and do each transcription because I want to do it in the order that is on the tabletop.

Let me know if you like the way I did it or I can do it a different problem.

Added by Sara on Jun 25, 2015 1:54 PM
RE: Scantic Cemetery East Windsor CT
I am going back to the cemetery today because it is a nice clear day...will see if I can take better photos of the Potwine tabletop. It may take a bit to transcribe it but will do it tonight.
Added by Sara on Jun 25, 2015 9:56 AM
Scantic Cemetery East Windsor CT
I went up to this cemetery today and fulfilled your photo request for a more detailed photo of Thomas Potwine's tabletop gravestone d 1802. The tabletop gravestone's are very difficult to photograph as they are up higher and quite large across. I took 2 photos but noticed that they are missing some words along the outer edges. I also wrote down the I could send an edit to the memorial page creator (who seems to be still active on Find A grave) and have him put it in the marker inscription field. I will also add the photos that I took today...and one of Thomas' wife Lydia's name on the same tabletop gravestone.
Let me know what you'd like,
Added by Sara on Jun 24, 2015 7:22 PM
Find a grave memorial 118863494
Regarding my previous comment, this is a yet another Patrick Ballingal, this one died at 6 1/2 years young.
Added by brabason on Mar 07, 2015 5:36 AM
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