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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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Karen Zach
Marsh in Mt. Hope addition
In addition to the other note, just found Daniel Thomas Marsh was born in Lexington, in Stark County, Ohio 11 Feb 1873 (Ohio Births online at Ancestry) and his mother was Catherine Sisson. Thanks for adding this.
Added by Karen Zach on Sep 24, 2017 11:25 PM
Karen Zach
Mt. Hope Cemetery, Fountain County, Indiana
You might want to link Daniel Thomas Marsh as a son to his father, Thomas Marsh (b April 1844) also in Mt. Hope. Also according to Daniel Thomas Marsh's Death Record his dates are: born 11 February 1873 in Ohio died Crawfordsville, Montgomery County 12 Dec 1947. Didn't seem to want to let me do it from Thomas to link Daniel as his son so thought you could probably do it the other way around :)
Added by Karen Zach on Sep 24, 2017 11:22 PM
lori l murphy
ps I forgot to leave my email
Added by lori l murphy on Sep 21, 2017 3:39 PM
lori l murphy
Hi Lesa
I see that you did my mothers in 2013 from Sunset Memorial,Danville Ill.,Her name was Shirley Marie McCulloch Bryant,parents Glen Dawson , Nina Marie,I dont know if you submitted the picture for sunset memorial or someone else,I was wondering if you did and are local or you know who did,if i told you where the graves were could they post a photo on line? I would really love to have it,as i live in indiana and cant drive anymore. It is in the drive as you enter on left fork on left side about half way down ,my mother step father brother and baby sister are all there on same day,sherry marie mcculloch bryant,john robert bryant ,micheal allen treadway,and julie marie bryant.If you or who ever submitted the info and you know them could you or they please submit a photo of the ground stones,my brothers has a mountain scenry,and my sisters a baby in a cradle. thank you so much for all that you do it honors the living and those who passed,Lori Lynn Treadway Murphy
Added by lori l murphy on Sep 21, 2017 3:38 PM
David Wallace
Elizabeth Bonebrake #35326852
Hi Lesa,

I submitted an update for Elizabeth Bonebrake, my cousin's wife. I submitted a name update for "Drollinger" as a maiden name. I think that's incorrect. I'm fairly certain that's her first married last name (actually "Trollinger"). Her maiden name is "McIntire" and she married Daniel Trollinger in Guilford County, North Carolina on 9 Feb 1826. Sorry for getting the update incorrect.

Added by David Wallace on Sep 20, 2017 4:18 PM
sam ingram
Harrison Ingram Sr (1811)
Hi Lesa, thanks for all your hard and valuable work here!

On the entry for Harrison Ingram Sr, you mentioned that he was the son of John Ingram and Mary Burton. Can you please let me know the source for this information? I have been stuck on Harrison and cannot seem to find a papertrail. I am, just in case you need it. Thank you for everything!
Added by sam ingram on Sep 20, 2017 2:42 PM
Kathy Leiby
Newberry children
Hello happy you all do what you do. My father is the grandson of Frank and Elizabeth Newberry. Frank and Elizabeth had 8 children that have yet to be listed on the memorial. Can I send you names and dates?
Added by Kathy Leiby on Sep 16, 2017 11:03 AM
AM Kalkbrenner
Andrew McGinnis date of birth
Hi, Lesa --
Thank you so much for all your work on find-a-grave. I have a marriage record for Jacob McGinnis and Julia Ann West for 14 Aug 1835 in Vermillion County, so I wonder if the 1832 birth date for their son Andrew is correct?

In the 1850 Census, Andrew [Ander] is age 15 in their household, consistent with a birth date after their marriage.

PS. Thank You for transcribing the obit. for Julia Ann West McGinniss. Very helpful! Descended from their daughter Emeline/Emma, Andrew's sister.
Added by AM Kalkbrenner on Sep 02, 2017 2:00 PM
Bessie P Epperson and James
Great you are family. Gladly accept all family edits; especially since your last name is the same. Your bio says we should not "own" memorials, but if you should want these let me know. thanks again for the edits. BJ
Added by B J on Aug 26, 2017 4:22 PM
Patti Yelick
James Hays 1788 and Sarah Cushman
Lesa, I see that you are possibly related to James and Sarah. My husband is related to an Alexander Hays born about 1828. DNA indicates that your James Hays is related to my husband and many ancestors back in the tree. I do not know where exactly Alexander fits in. My husband also has lots of DNA connections with a Sarah Tuttle and a Abraham Hays family so I have tentatively place Alexander in this tree. Do you have DNA in Ancestry?

Added by Patti Yelick on Aug 22, 2017 9:49 AM
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