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Joe Verreau (#48134890)
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I grew up in Dearborn, Michigan; still living in Michigan (Durand, the railroad capitol of Shiawassee county). I was born with an insatiable curiosity about my family history which was completely unslaked until one very lucky day a genealogist from the Quebec branch, or perhaps I should say Quebec root, of the family forwarded a history of our family all the way from Bartholemei the blacksmith and his new bride Marthe Quitel, one of Les Filles du Roi, in the 17th century.

Since joining FAG I've gained an interest in my local cemetery, Lovejoy, and its historical context in Shiawassee county.
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RE: photos of Rathbun family
Yeah! Thank you Joe, these have made my day yet again! You have a magic touch when it comes to helping others on their quest for more family history items! Helen
Added by Helen on Nov 07, 2014 12:54 AM
Hi Joe, I was thrilled to hear from you and to see the awesome images that you posted to my requests for Dyer Rathbone, Mary Rathbone and Anna Rathbone Tillman's memorials! How sad to see the condition of Anna's headstone as it has cracked and crumbled over the years. It is nice to see how incredibly green the grass still is there in Michigan, hopefully the weather was perfect as you were cemetery crawling for my requests. These were such gifts for me and they are greatly appreciated along with the e-mail with your update. Incidentally, I noticed this evening that another memorial exists for a Diar Rathbone, wouldn't you know that I created a duplicate by accident? So will have to see if the administrators at Find.a.Grave will somehow combine the two. Thanks so very much! Helen
Added by Helen on Nov 05, 2014 10:00 PM
Lou Burns
Richard A. Fredrick
Hi Joe....Sorry I'm not going to be much help....all I can tell you is that his parents names were:Ralph A. Fredrick and Dorothy (Belle) Fredrick. When I put Richard's name on, in Find a Grave his name popped up ...created by Hiwater - July 07, 2013.
Added by Lou Burns on Oct 16, 2014 10:33 AM
Huldah Brown
Thank you for the heads up, I changed her birth year to agree with the stone
Added by KBrownst on Sep 29, 2014 8:21 AM
Louise Robbins
Mary Tetrow
You are right. My mistake. Thanks for all you do.
Added by Louise Robbins on Sep 05, 2014 12:59 PM
Jack Barrett
Capt. Jacob Bates, Webster, MA
Hi Joe; Have been unable to find Jacob and Lydia Davis Bates at Mt. Zion, Webster,MA. Jacob and Lydia had another son,born in 1847, Henry J. Bates, also at Mt. Zion. My Great Grandfather. Let me know if you know the plot.---Thanks; Jack Barrett
Added by Jack Barrett on Aug 21, 2014 8:58 PM
Edgar Smith at Lovejoy
Thank you for your note. I have made the correction.
Added by Twist on Jun 23, 2014 5:24 PM
Judi Spencer
Tilley surname
I was wondering if you are related to this Tilley family in Rising Sun, Ind.

I am looking for this family as the father John F. was born in Ky. and would love to share family information.


Added by Judi Spencer on Jun 13, 2014 9:21 AM
RE: Smith/Bates/Roman @ new St. Marcus
No worries about the Georgia and Irwin. You did the hard work, you got the locations. I was able to get the maps, but they don't want to give locations anymore, except to family.
If you request they may send you a copy of the burial card. They are pretty good with that for family.

Happy hunting,
Added by Kathie on May 16, 2014 10:41 AM
Smith/Bates/Roman @ new St. Marcus
I posted pictures for all. However, there are no individual stones for the Roman's. That shot is just a lot shot, including all the current stones.
I included one Mathilda's and put a caption that the stone is located at New St. Marcus, not at Hillcrest Abbey. It appears that she was cremated and never moved over to New St. Marcus, which is odd because NSM does cremations. But I do not know for sure, about the cremation.

Added by Kathie on May 16, 2014 6:46 AM
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