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Lesa Epperson (#46576986)
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Bio Photo I have been doing genealogy for many years. One of my favorite things in researching is visiting cemeteries. I love to just walk around the tombstones and try to imagine what the people's lives might have been like. I have been contributing tombstone pictures to this site to help fellow genealogists that are a distance away that can't visit their relative's gravesite in person.

My family has been a big assistance to me in my project for this website. My son, Trenton, my daughter, Alena, and my husband, Terry, have helped me take tombstone photos. So a big "THANKS" goes out to all three of them!!

Quote from Findagrave: "The goal is not to "own" every memorial of those to whom you are related. THE ULTIMATE GOAL SHOULD BE TO HAVE MEANINGFUL, ACCURATE MEMORIALS THAT HONOR THOSE WHO HAVE PASSED AWAY, REGARDLESS OF WHO CREATED THE MEMORIAL OR WHO MAINTAINS IT." Please keep this in mind when you request a transfer as it takes a lot of time and money to do research to add memorials to this site. I love working on this site, but I have run into some problems just recently.

I DO WELCOME ADDITIONS, CORRECTIONS AND FAMILY LINKS. The more information the better!! I usually get the updates done within 1 or 2 days.
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Deborah Gisert Pepper 59064769

Deborah is my 3rd Great Grandmother. My 2nd Great Grandmother is Deborah's daughter Susannah I (Pepper) Deegan. My wife and I spent quite a bit of time today at the Warren County, IN courthouse in Williamsport researching these Grandparents. I was able to copy Deborah's entire Probate file and then went to Union Cemetery and found her gravesite. I'd like to place a lot of the information I received today in her memorial. Would you mind transferring the Deborah Gisert Pepper memorial to me? I will not remove your information from the created by section of the memorial - if it hadn't been for your work, we would not have known where to begin. For that, many, many thanks. Thank you very much, Alan Deegan
My member number is Ashgrove 47650442
Added by ashgrove on May 22, 2017 5:33 PM
Tina Douglas Stahl
Photo issue
I goofed.
My parents share a headstone, a photo of which was on my dad's Find A Grave page but was not on my mom's Find A Grave page. A photo that you'd taken. Misunderstanding the guidelines, I copied & pasted the photo from my dad's page to my mom's page. When I was made aware of my error (thank you Bob & Nancy Cannon for pointing this out!), I tried to delete it, but I can't figure out how to remove it without deleting the entire memorial page. All I can find is how to upload a picture. not delete one.
I'm very sorry.
Would please remove my name from under the photo, or delete it and upload it again? Her name is Frances Douglas, Find A Grave # 119315572.
Thanks so much,
Added by Tina Douglas Stahl on May 14, 2017 3:27 PM
Linda J. Morris
Robert William Mills
Lesa, good to see you are still working Find A Grave.

Robert William Mills, here is his line.

Robert William Mills Sr. 1914 & Mildred Iona Hawkins.

James Homer Hawkins 1890 & Hazel Ione Metheny.

Samuel Kellso Metheny 1864 & Hannah Estella Dittamore.

Paris Charles Dittamore 1841 & Rebecca Skinner.

Wiliam Thomas Dittamore 1811 & Mary Anne Glover.

John B. Dittamore 1789 & Mary Jane Hale

Michael John Dittemore 1763 & Elizabeth Nehs

John Hartman Dittemore 1735 REV WAR & Catherine Hertzel.

John Hartman Dittemore died during the Rev War and is buried in West Point Military Cemetery, West Point, NY.

John B. was the only one who changed the name to Dittamore and his line still uses it today.

Added by Linda J. Morris on May 07, 2017 4:29 PM
Melinda Jones
Joseph Campbell
Joseph like all his brothers and sister were born in New York and died in Vermilion County IL. He was not born in Illinois per our records. I have done a lot of research for patrons at the local library where I work in Reference and Archives. I try to post corrections as I come across.
Added by Melinda Jones on May 05, 2017 12:46 PM
John Bailey
Thanks Again
Dear Lesa,
Back in 2009 I asked you to locate my Great Grandfather Milton A Bailey. You found him and send me a picture of his grave and posted it on the internet. In Sept. 2017, my wife and I will visit the grave and complete a tour of Milton's tour of duty with the Union Army in the Civil War.
Thanks again for all your help.
Sincerely yours,
John Bailey
Added by John Bailey on Apr 16, 2017 4:27 PM
Cheryl Dahl
Mahala J Johnson and J W Johnson in Salem Cemetery, Attica, Fountain, IN
Find A Grave #49285457 and #49564678 in Salem Cemetery, Attica, Fountain, IN

I am fairly certain that these two memorials are for the same person, Mahala J [Wells] Johnson who married James W Johnson in 1876 Tippecanoe, IN.

#49285457 Mahala J Johnson d. Apr 10, 1881 age 25y 2m 6d

#49564678 J W Johnson d. 1881 age 25y 2m 6d

It appears that the headstone photo with J W Johnson actually shows the inscription 'Mahala, Wife of J W Johnson' ....'MAHALA' engraved on the top arch of the stone. Thus not a grave for J W Johnson, but for his wife.

Perhaps the two memorials could be combined. Thank you for your work at Find a Grave.
Added by Cheryl Dahl on Apr 15, 2017 8:22 AM
same name
Lesa Epperson.....
In researching our family surname, I found a man listed in the Find A Grave site of the same surname.

There is also a man with the same name listed in the State of Illinois Unclaimed Property site so I was wondering if you could put me in touch with his living relative(s) so that they might claim his refund. I do not expect that I am a descendant of this man but I wanted to find someone who is so, that they might benefit from the refund due him.

Would you please contact me privately at my email address for details?

Thank you.

PJ Davis
Added by pjdavis on Apr 13, 2017 11:25 AM
Judy Jones
Albert and Kelta Guinn
Hi Lesa! I am searching for photos of my great-grandparents, Albert and Kelta (Irwin) Guinn. Do you happen to know anyone who would have some - I have never seen any. We would like to scan them for our geneology records. Thanks so much!
Added by Judy Jones on Apr 12, 2017 7:37 AM
David Anderson
Picture needed for Bruce, Helen B. Jones gravestone
Hi Lesa, My name is Lowell Anderson and was my Mother-in-law.
She shares a head stone with her husband but the picture of the headstone doe not appear on her page. Could you please correct this?
Thank you very much. You are doing wonderful work for our Loved ones who have passed.
Lowell Anderson
Added by David Anderson on Apr 09, 2017 11:15 AM
Ima Glaze
June Smith Parker Ice, 83796022
Thank You for posting the requested edits.
Added by Ima Glaze on Apr 05, 2017 10:30 AM
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