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George DeKay (#47945128)
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I am interested in preserving information and in providing stone photos where possible. I am flexible and like it when others are the same, particularly in adding requested information and also in linking to family members.
My transfer rules are generous if the memorials are outside my family members.
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High Plains
Hildred memorials in Kincardine

I would be more than willing to work on additional information and add family links to these memorials. However, since they are your relatives, I think you could best manage the memorials - family should always be the ones to manage memorials if they are interested. I have transferred the memorials to you as requested.

Best wishes,
High Plains :)
Added by High Plains on Nov 28, 2015 7:41 PM
Joe Lesperance
DeHart Memorials
Hi George, I thought I would transfer the DeHart memorials from Union cemetery as you had done such a great job on the other Dehart memorials you created. Cheers...Joe
Added by Joe Lesperance on Nov 28, 2015 7:24 AM
Katherine White
RE: Clara Shafer
Both Adam Shafer stones are the same. Lighting has a lot to do with it and the angle it which you stand when you take the pic. I can definitely read his name on it and the year. It really helps that it's been cleaned so kudos to the cemetery for keeping up on things. The small standing stone to the right of his is what I believe to be the bottom of Isabella's broken stone. That flat part looks to me like it was atop the standing piece at some point.
Added by Katherine White on Nov 12, 2015 2:13 PM
Katherine White
RE: Clara Shafer
I uploaded another plot picture to Adam's Memorial. I can delete it when you're done looking at it or downloading it. It is the opposite view compared to the other photo. If I remember correctly, it may be the small stone that is standing to the right of Catherine. I say this because it looks like the same cement base that you see in Clara's photo. Isabelle is definitely the one on the ground and Adam & Catherine's are the obvious larger standing ones.

I can by all means use tinfoil to transcribe it next time I'm there. It won't be perfect because of the lichen (moss) on the stone and it looks like it may have possibly been broken and reset in concrete at some point thus cutting off some of the transcription; it does seem very low on the stone.

That stone did appear to be a bit further away, but it didn't appear to belong anywhere else with the next closest stone to its right being very far away. We'll figure it out and if it has to eventually be deleted, that's not a problem :) As a matter of fact, I'll transfer management to you today.

As for middle initials on census records, I've seen more incorrect ones than correct ones, but that's just my experience. Hopefully, the weather will hold and I can get back there soon. I only need a sunny day before the snow hits.
Added by Katherine White on Nov 12, 2015 4:47 AM
Katherine White
oops! Adam Shafer
Please go ahead and delete my message to you about Adam Shaffer (died 1856.) I can clearly see now it age 40 not age 10 so all is well on that front. I'll upload the photo I have so you can see it's been cleaned. Sorry about the mix up. You'll see how it looks like a 10 when you see the pic.
Added by Katherine White on Nov 11, 2015 8:12 AM
Katherine White
more Shafer
The daughter Clara is here too - I added her as well. If you can put in the photo request, I'll upload it. I've also attached her to her mother Catherine.
Added by Katherine White on Nov 11, 2015 8:06 AM
Katherine White
Adam Shafer
Hi George
I didn't have time to look for the Aylesworths, but did notice the Memorial for Adam Shafer is not the Father (husband of Catherine). The stone has been cleaned and is now very legible - it belongs to the son Adam who was 10 yrs and 11 mo's old when he died in 1856. I've set up the Memorial if you can put in the photo request, I'll upload it. I also attached him to his Mother. I don't know what you want to do with the Memorial for the father Adam as there is no stone for him, but all of your info is attached to it.
Added by Katherine White on Nov 11, 2015 8:00 AM
Katherine White
Photo req. for Hellen Shaffer
I doubled checked and there is no stone for Helen with her husband Frank. Frank's stone is on the far left with 4 very old Shaffer stones to his right. I did photograph the plot. Now that I read the bio for Hellen, it is possible, one of those stones is for their daughter who died in 1872/3. I will check again next time I am there. I also had only written down "Hellen Shaffer" and now that I look closer and see her maiden name is Aylseworth, I am almost positive I saw a plot with that name on a large monument. I'll check on this one too next time as none of them have Memorials. Possibly Hellen is buried with them. Stay tuned.
Added by Katherine White on Nov 05, 2015 2:34 PM
RE: Workman
I have added another photo to Emma Workman's memorial. I used a high powered flashlight and it shows that the year of death marked on the stone is 1838.
Also I don't see any Wilkins, Norton or Eadie names on any of the headstones in the F 200 family plot.
Added by Graceti on Nov 05, 2015 2:15 PM
Arthur Nelson
Col. Thomas DeKay and Family
Hello George, I am a Grandson of Fred Burdette DeKay, My mother was Gertrude Catherine(DeKay)Vaughn..I am also descended from Col. Thomas DeKay Line..Great work on the Family Cemeteries, I think it is Awesome to keep our ancestors memories alive..My mother, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Great Great Grandfather, etc..are all buried at Black Creek Cemetery,Allegany County, NY,USA ..Glad to meet you. TY Sir !
Added by Arthur Nelson on Nov 05, 2015 10:03 AM
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