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Ruth Ashby (#47889573)
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Bio Photo I'm a retired librarian and a stickler for details. I started taking photos of grave markers after someone was kind enough to take photos of the final resting spots of some of my ancestors. Since then, I have been systematically taking photos of each and every identifiable grave in my area and uploading the photos and information to Find-a-Grave. I like to find the people who slipped through the cracks, who aren't already on Find-a-Grave. I especially enjoy giving other people the same feeling that I got when I first looked upon the grave of my great grandfather. And I feel like I am doing something that is important to future generations. Grave markers don't last forever. If we can capture them now and put the photo on Find-a-Grave, then hopefully they will be available for all posterity.

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RE: Jessie May Prettyman
No, that isn't a problem, Ruth! I have her info from a family Bible, just needed a pic to add to her in the family tree...........thank you SO MUCH! You are so considerate to worry about it not being readable~Most times they don't care if they get the whole stone, or clear shot, or WITHOUT reflections of their body or someone elses, lol.........great job!
Added by gennie on Jul 01, 2015 10:07 PM
Jessie May Prettyman
Thank you so much for taking the photo for me~so well done~ thank you again!
Added by gennie on Jun 30, 2015 6:49 PM
gone_fishing - unless_you_email
RE: Ezra & Sarah Tinker
The stone is in 3 West near the GAR Section. Knowing that should help if you get a chance to return.

It was a pretty interesting stone. The day it was initially located, the sun was around to the west, and just couldn't figure a good way to do the parent's side of the stone. To do the children's side, hid behind a stone to minimize my image reflection and employed the telescopic feature. On the return trip to do the parent's side got some good scatter off the stone so could almost walk up to it without having my image present. That way only a little telescopic lens was needed and the resolution stayed pretty high.

Added by gone_fishing - unless_you... on Jun 12, 2015 8:48 AM
Gerald Koehler
Elizabeth Kello's Tombstone

I can't thank you enough for taking the photo of Elizabeth Kello's marker. I would, however, like to change the info about her on this site, but I do not know how to do it. It says that Elizabeth is buried with her husband, Issac Kello (1826-1880). This Isaac Kello is actually her son and not her husband. Because she was born in 1793, if this man was her husband, she would be 33-years-old that her husband.

The confusion was probably created because her husband was also named Isaac Kello. He was born in about 1795. He died on 6 Jan 1840 and was also buried in this cemetery. Is it possible to add this correct information?

Again, thanks for taking the pictures. They were great!
Added by Gerald Koehler on May 21, 2015 8:30 PM
RE: Elizabeth Todd oops too
Done and done.
Added by TimeTraveler on Jan 23, 2015 8:58 AM
RE: Your photos
Hello Ruth,

Thank you for your kind words. Histories and families are so important so I do what I can to help preserve. Time of day, season, and luck of weather all make a difference. The camera on my iphone provides pretty clear photos so I am trying to exploit that as much as I can.

My picture only tell part of the story. Your photos tell another part of the story. For that, I am sure families value the information equally. Thank YOU for your efforts in furthering the cause in this area. Keep up the good work!

Added by TimeTraveler on Jan 11, 2015 9:11 AM
Russ Pickett
Thanks Again ... :-)
I'm really Sorry to hear about your Mom. :-(

I haven't minded any of your requests. :-) You are doing a "Fantastic" job! Thank you so much.

Added by Russ Pickett on Dec 31, 2014 1:18 AM
Russ Pickett
Thanks. :-)
Thanks for catching all the dup's! :-)

Added by Russ Pickett on Dec 07, 2014 5:53 AM
Dennis Tucker
RE: Norris/Dickison/Tucker
Thanks Ruth,

Sorry for the problems trying to keep the family mix in order. Samuel Dickison in Annapolis wouldn't match Amanda's first husband. He was born in Sussex county in 1841 and died around 1870 in Kent county. They had three children and Fannie was the oldest followed by William and John. I have seen numerous spellings of their surname and Amanda was recorded as Dickerson when she married John Tucker at Asbury Methodist Church in Smyrna in 1874. Her maiden name was Shorts.

I have a lot of missing links in the Smyrna - Clayton area. Thanks for your contributions to Find-A-Grave. I don't know what get out of it but it's priceless to us researchers when a missing link suddenly pops up.

And a happy Thanksgiving to you, Ruth. Hope you're missing the snow - slush mix we're seeing right now. Never saw thunder-snow before today.

Added by Dennis Tucker on Nov 26, 2014 11:58 AM
catherine colleen bond
Carl Fred #112747139
Hello, Thank you so much for adding my great uncle Carl Fog and his wife Ella Postles Fog. I have added Carl Fred mother Elizabeth Mitchell Fog#14781105 can you attach him to her please. I will add some pix to Fred and Ella's memorial. As I grew up very close to Ella. She was like a grandmother Thanks again Catherine Colleen Bond
Added by catherine colleen bond on Nov 23, 2014 6:39 PM
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