I have been researching my family roots since 1989, and I enjoy helping others with their research. I respect & admire my ancestors for the challenges they faced & overcame, and especially for the decisions they made in order to make a better life for their children. These memorial pages are just a small way of paying my respects to them.
Most of my roots are in Athens, Morgan, Perry, & Hocking Co., OH - but I also have some Scottish ancestors. I've been to some of the cemeteries in southeastern Ohio, and have added some of that info here. Please note that if I have a birth or death record that indicates different dates than the grave marker, I will always post the dates from the records.
If you have corrections or additions, please feel free to contact me and I will make the changes as quickly as possible.
If you would like to use any of the grave marker photos that I have posted, all I ask is that you credit me with taking the picture. I think it's important that we share information to help each other, but it's also important to give credit where credit is due.
If you would like to manage one of the pages I've created, please use the "edit information" option on that page to contact me. Don't forget to include your member number! If I'm not related to that person, I will gladly transfer them to you.
You may post the death certificate if you wish to the memorial. There are many markers like this in this section and the other section since many of the markers were damaged in the move.
I do this mainly to help avoid duplicates from being created. I've also been adding more information to these memorials, specifically to those that are in the "Oakland Sections," to indicate that the said individual was originally buried in the Oakland Cemetery and was re-interred.
I've been updating these memorials that I created in the Oakland Sections little by little as I come across them. :)
Harbaugh Thank you for your edits. I've added all the information that you sent via the SAC to the bio section. I included a message there why I declined the edits for the names and dates for this memorial. I do appreciate all your input.
Mary Stringer Colborn Hi Kim, I added the information you sent to the bio. That now sounds so strange about "Somerset" being on her gravestone. Especially considering the location she's buried at. It really gives you something to think about. If you want me to transfer her memorial to you, just let me now. I'm always happy when family finds family on here. Thank you! ~ Lori
RE: Naomi Soper Kasler When she married Abram Kasler her name was given as Naomi L. Soper. In the 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880 censuses she was shown as Lovina. Her son Joseph named his daughter Lovina. That's what I based it on. Gary
RE: John James Brown/Estella Shipley Estella was my grandma. I just thought it looked weird showing her married to John Brown because they divorced and there were no children resulting from their marriage.
Usually on the Find A Grave memorials only previous spouses are shown if they died and then the other spouse remarried. Or in the case of divorce as the parent of whichever child but not linked as the spouse.
Now, whether grandma retained feelings for John? Well, she did tell us about him. LOL