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Ancestor Archaeology (#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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Jim Craig
RE: Cora Martin
That's what makes this so much fun - and so maddening!
Added by Jim Craig on Dec 03, 2016 7:28 PM
Jim Craig
RE: Cora Martin
I just dropped the memorial owner an email with the updated information. Hopefully that will do the trick!
Added by Jim Craig on Dec 03, 2016 6:28 PM
Vernon W. Goodrich
RE: James Faulkner Photo #42581153
Yes, they are in Grass Lake East. Just before you enter the town of Grass Lake from the east.
Grass Lake West is on the other end of town; as your leaving town, turn left by Frank's market.
If you need any help when you get here, just give me a call and I will take you right to them.
Added by Vernon W. Goodrich on Sep 22, 2016 11:52 AM
Vernon W. Goodrich
I'm getting to hate this Find A Grave, now it's showing just in Grass Lake East. This program won't let me type most of the time, etc. Stick with Grass Lake East.
Added by Vernon W. Goodrich on Sep 22, 2016 11:35 AM
Vernon W. Goodrich
I see our problem; Debi has them listed in Grass Lake West, when they are actually in Grass Lake East.
Can't read much: Col. James Faulkner
born ?
died ?

Large Faulkner name at base of marker.

David Faulkner located on the south side.

Fanny A. Faulkner, wife of ? ? Watkins.
born/died? Apr 20, 1845. Located on North side.

Added by Vernon W. Goodrich on Sep 22, 2016 11:19 AM
Vernon W. Goodrich
RE: James Faulkner Photo #42581153
I live in Jackson, MI. and Grass Lake is about 15 miles from here. I go all over looking for grave markers. I know exactly where it is by the photo I took before. It's at the front of the cemetery just off the road. I was facing east when I took it. I didn't understand why it was marked "no marker"; being so big. I'll check it out for you.

Added by Vernon W. Goodrich on Sep 22, 2016 8:01 AM
Vernon W. Goodrich
RE: James Faulkner Photo #42581153
Obviously, Colonel Faulkner is visible, but I'd have to go to Grass Lake and stand close enough to try and read it.
Added by Vernon W. Goodrich on Sep 21, 2016 2:50 PM
Patti Hampton
RE: John Hampton #90418254
I'll look into that. Thanks for the info!!
Added by Patti Hampton on Aug 24, 2016 8:37 PM
Patti Hampton
RE: John Hampton #90418254
We have copies printed, covered and bound, but so far we've been doing this for immediate family only, due to personal content, time-consumption, and cost.
Added by Patti Hampton on Aug 22, 2016 10:47 PM
Patti Hampton
RE: John Hampton #90418254
The book I was referring to was the one my husband and I put together. It's genealogy of the Hamptons of my husband's direct linage. From 1590 Scotland through present date. It's more than names and dates, it's history of where they all were, what they accomplished, who their offspring was, the businesses they owned or operated, Last Wills and Testaments, gravesites, etc.

Our sources were courthouses (deeds, records, etc.), Archives, libraries, colleges, historians, cemetery records, Family Bible records, interviews, Census reports etc. in the following places:

Owensboro, Kentucky
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Livingston County, Kentucky
Paducah, Kentucky,
Franklin, Kentucky
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Henry County, Tennessee
Marlboro, New Jersey
Freehold, New Jersey
Williamsburg, Virginia
Fort Macon, North Carolina
Rutherfordton, North Carolina
Kings Mountain, North Carolina
Kings Mountain, South Carolina

Other states included (but not limited to)
West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

We researched and validated all records pertaining to what was included in our book.

Hampton Lane, by: Eddie & Patti Hampton
Original Edition was completed in August 2014
Revised Edition was completed in August 2016

All data is accurate. We have photocopies of deeds, Wills, and other documentation which validates our findings - some of these earlier documents were handwritten. Our book is complete with pictures where available.

Added by Patti Hampton on Aug 17, 2016 5:05 AM
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