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Ancestral Sleuth (#48171177)
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Bio Photo Updated: November 2016
Consciousness: That annoying time between naps.

"History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon."
-Napoleon Bonaparte

“To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. For what is the worth of human life, unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history.” —Cicero

Chief Petty Officer, US Navy, retired.

Enjoying the fruits of my labors - children and grand children - to the best of my abilities.

Traveling around North America in my RV with my dogs!

Currently, my favorite bumper sticker is "My grandchildren are cuter than yours"

If you have a problem with something I posted, please email me or click on suggest a correction instead of posting it on my contributor page. I will address the issue as quick as I possibly can.

If you would like a transfer, I do not follow FAG transfer guidelines, so feel free to ask. But if they are a relative of mine, let me know how you are related and we will figure it out from there!

The purpose in life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

One can tell the morals of a culture by the way they treat their dead. ~ Benjamin Franklin

To Err Is Human, To Correct Divine. If you come across any errors or have additions to the memorials I maintain, please let me know. I strive to provide accurate information and will be happy to make any changes necessary, or transfer them over to your care.


The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future. ~ Herbert Spencer

Our most treasured family heirlooms are our sweet family memories. ~ Unknown

Remeber and learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.

"There are things that we don't want to happen but have to accept, things we don't want to know but have to learn, and people we can't live without but have to let go." ~ Author Unknown

"Lest they be forgotten."

"May they live forever."

"When an old person dies, a library burns..." African proverb


Life is not a journey to the grave, with the intention of arriving safely, in a well-preserved body. Rather to slide in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming.."WOW, that was a Great Ride!"
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Elwood F Roseman and wife Hannah
I believe I have found Elwood F Roseman and wife Hannah at the Tabernacle Methodist Church cemetery. Rev Aaron Garrestson and his wife are buried behind them, along with other Garretson family members. This church is only .8 miles down the road from Cold Spring Presbyterian Church.
Added by gep1949 on Jan 12, 2017 1:09 PM
Rob M
Susan Miles
Her Mother, Sarah Beckham, is buried next to Susan. I added a photo to her memorial, as well.

Lee Beckham, has no existing marker where Cave Hill's records say he is buried, so I've added photos of the site. He is buried with a Gheens family.
Added by Rob M on Jan 11, 2017 3:40 PM
Martin Schmidt Jr
RE: Oscar H Robey
Sorry just saw this, let me check. My great grandmother is a Robey. Two Robey's that are interesting, one witnessed the first confederate soldier being shot and wounded. Also Rick Robey was a professional basketball player.
Added by Martin Schmidt Jr on Jan 11, 2017 6:55 AM
Acacia Cemetery Photo Request
Leslie H. Richard
Find A Grave Memorial# 173478843

If you call Acacia Park Cemetery and Mausoleum at 773-625-7800 and:
1. Ask if your photo request person has a headstone / grave marker.
2. If there is a headstone / grave marker ask for the section, block, lot and grave number.
3. If you send that information to me, Susan (#48964989) I will go there and fulfill your photo request. Of course any other Find A Grave volunteer can also fulfill your request if you then add the headstone location information to your photo request page.
Good Luck.
Added by Susan on Jan 10, 2017 8:00 AM
Barbara Baker Anderson
RE: Lydia Sewell #37708425
No problem at all. I understand doing too much at a time :)
Added by Barbara Baker Anderson on Jan 07, 2017 7:37 PM
Barbara Baker Anderson
Lydia Sewell #37708425
Hello, you gave me a suggestion for Lydia through Find-a-Grave. The grave marker states that Lydia is the wife of John Sewell. You gave info that states she was the daughter of John Sewell and Mary Trainer. Is this the accurate information?
Added by Barbara Baker Anderson on Jan 07, 2017 3:44 PM
Levi Barnhardt
Hi! I took of the duplicate memorials. The information I had was a different spelling so I did not see the ones that were there.

Thanks and have a great day!
Added by Coco15 on Jan 03, 2017 3:04 PM
Russ Mortenson Boyd
Francis Harold Potter
May I inquire how you are related, if you are to Francis Harold Potter? I have been tracing the descendants of John Bates of Old Virginia and it has led me to the Potter family.
Russ Mortenson Boyd
Added by Russ Mortenson Boyd on Dec 28, 2016 10:51 AM
RE: Beckham
You're very welcome!
Added by Weez on Dec 28, 2016 7:58 AM
Jesse Miller Bassett
You're welcome! Your work on this site is stellar, and I very much appreciate all you are doing, especially at Rock Creek.
Added by HWA on Dec 19, 2016 8:16 PM
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