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Amy Levesque (#47156425)
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Bio Photo Please DO NOT send a request for me to link a memorial to yours if your memorial is "burial unknown".

I have been doing gene research for about ten years and have an extensive tree on Ancestry.com. My kin come mainly from the Northeast, Canada, Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. I am a Maker, a Parker, a Harvey, a Heath and a Kemp. I have extensive roots in Cutler, ME and Merrimack, NH.

I love wandering old places and especially graveyards. One's name may never been written previously or since, one's life never recorded other than the engraving on the stone.

"To gather up the records of the past and present, and faithfully transmit them to the future, is a duty which one generation owes to another." - The Rev Ira C Tyson, Bedford, NH 1885

Many of the memorials I have created are for family members, but once I get to a graveyard I photograph many stones and add them here as well. I am thorough and link memorials when the data is on the stone or if I have uncovered it in my personal research. I do not see these memorials as my property and will gladly transfer non-relatives to anyone with more info, a relationship, or more care. I will gladly and quickly make changes/additions/link relations upon request also.

Please feel free to use my pics without request as you wish. I took them for you! My camera takes awesome pics that I need to shrink in order to upload them to findagrave; if you would like a copy of the better pic emailed to you please ask - it really tickles me to find a pic someone has been looking for.

Many other contributors are playing a numbers game and I think they have lost sight of the purpose: documentation. If you are too busy to make requested changes in order to properly document one's LIFE, if you enter the bare minimum of info when more data is readily available, if it is all about entering one more name, please be gracious when one asks for a transferal of the memorial. Nobody is going to list how many memorials you created on YOUR memorial! 100 thorough, family-linked memorials are better than 126,000 half-assed name listings with death date years - but only in my opinion.

Some folks on FAG are re-creating their family tree here which is JUST SUPER if they know where they are all buried. The problem is that they often add memorials without burial information in order to be able to link other memorials together. I take photos to document a grave, and I search the same cemetery on FAG for the name before creating a new memorial. I do NOT search all of FAG because I know darn well where they are buried - so If I duplicate a memorial that one of you idiots list as "no cemetery" then forgive me for not considering my memorial a duplicate.

That being said, there are many contributors here that truly care that these memorials matter. They spend hours in graveyards and on their computers to ensure that these folks are not forgotten. In their profiles there is no mention of the website rules. All they ask is that we care. I do.

Amy Maker Levesque
Merrimack, NH
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Stan Arnold
Thanks...
Hi Amy, and thanks for the Anne Rymes Barrell transfer. By the way, on her husband's memorial (Coborn Barrell), the death date (chipped away) given in the grave stone transcription should read 1762, instead of 1764 (based on death notices in New England newspapers). I appreciate all the work you've done; our ancestries are quite intermingled, as you and I cross paths a lot.
Added by Stan Arnold on Feb 21, 2017 4:47 AM
Richard Cole
Lydia Blake
Just noticed there were some errors in her listing in the Kensington database. I changed her DOD from 1749 to 1745 and her age at death from 44 to 49. The image is clearer in your picture than mine.
Added by Richard Cole on Feb 15, 2017 7:02 AM
Richard Cole
Upper Yard Cemetery
Hi Amy - Been a while since we contacted. Thanks for the heads up on the Kensington cemetery merger. I told Find A Grave about the issue a while ago. Since I put the entire Upper Yard cemetery database I got from the town on line, I'm sure there are a lot of duplicates. I'll try to get in and help clean them out. Now that I'm retired, I should have more time for pictures and research (Yeah, RIGHT!!). Richard
Added by Richard Cole on Feb 15, 2017 6:48 AM
debbie
Santy Headstones
Thank you for posting the headstone pictures of Joseph and Harriette Santy
Added by debbie on Jan 31, 2017 1:52 PM
Cal Carpenter
James Thwing
Hi Amy...
Thanks so much for getting the photo of James' gravestone. He was the second husband of my 4th great-grandmother and I appreciate having the added documentation for my tree.

Cal
Added by Cal Carpenter on Jan 31, 2017 5:52 AM
Beverly
RE: photo request Hamor
Hi again, I see you have a photo request for a Hamor at Hulls Cove in Hancock County. I can swing by that way on a summer trip to Ellsworth but I can't get the cemetery to map. Is that in the Hulls Cove on the Trenton side as you go down into the island? I couldn't find any directions on the listing page but if you let me know about where it is I may be ale to get the photo for you. Cheers, Beverly
Added by Beverly on Jan 27, 2017 8:14 AM
Beverly
RE: Rosilla Mason
Hi Amy, thanks for the transfers. I have seen Maker name in the cemetery in I think Machias and over in Jacksonville (near Machias) so in the spring when I go I will take a photo and send you if these are your relatives. I think the names relate to the Huntley family. I don't go to Cutler much as I don't have people there but its not that far so will make a note to check for Maker name. Thanks again, Cheers, Beverly
Added by Beverly on Jan 27, 2017 8:00 AM
SLGMSD
RE: Alvin Senter
I checked the book Memorial of the Morses found on archive.org. The date of birth was November 16, 1807 on page 203 of the book.
Added by SLGMSD on Jan 25, 2017 10:06 AM
SLGMSD
Alvin Senter
Find A Grave Memorial# 50217043

Your edit:
Birth Date:
Nov. 17, 1807


From Family Data Collection - Births [database on-line]:
Name: Alvin Senter
Father: Joseph Senter
Mother: Anna Morse
Birth Date: 16 Nov 1807
State: NH
Country: USA

Any ideas?
Added by SLGMSD on Jan 24, 2017 10:14 AM
Cal Carpenter
Sarah Frake
Hi Amy...

Thanks for the heads-up on the duplicate. I was gathering data and images for a number of the Drake family and didn't notice that there was an earlier listing. Got it taken care of... keep up the good work.

Cal
Added by Cal Carpenter on Jan 21, 2017 9:49 AM
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