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Rebecca Bandy (#46607923)
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Bio Photo I was born and raised in Indianapolis,IN. My mother's side settled in Indiana before it became a state. I was destined to be a genealogist after my Mother found my name on a tombstone before I was born. I am the namesake of my 4th great grandmother who died in 1859 in Decatur Co. I believe she helps me when I approach brickwalls. People call this a nice little hobby....I have found it to be the most addictive pleasure that never gets boring. Nothing better than a great mystery! I hope that I can help you with your quest for tombstone picture.
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RE: William Henry Peck
I went back to the cemetery this morning armed with a flashlight. I had seen these Peck monuments yesterday-I think the reason I disregarded them was because the top of the stones were inscribed with words mother and daughter. Anyway, no W Peck, but there is one marker across the driveway from the women that is totally illegible. I took a photo of every single Peck in that area, as well as across the dirt driveway from Emma. These are:
Emma, Phoebe, Olive (daughter), Moses, Jane, Maria, James, Sarah Ann Huyok (daughter of MI Peck). Also 3 newer markers for Geo (1972), Clinton (1964) and Gordon (1970).
Added by dull*women*have*immaculat... on Jul 06, 2017 8:10 AM
RE: William Henry Peck
I looked at his links after I came back. I do recall seeing an Emma, but to be honest those old stones are almost impossible to read. I had planned on going back there today with a flashlight to see if I can read his stone if maybe from a different angle and not in bright sunlight. If I can read it, I will go ahead and post it.
Added by dull*women*have*immaculat... on Jul 06, 2017 6:36 AM
RE: Abner Pryor 1792 ?

I haven't been able to find out who Abner's parents were.

I looked in Rootsweb, and even that doesn't have it.

But I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't have some kind of tie to John Henry Pryor--who had a number of children. It's a shame that Abner's ancestry doesn't seem to be in any known records.
Added by SleepingDog on May 15, 2016 5:54 AM
RE: Kellehers/Tarpey
You're so very welcome. I'm glad I could help.

Added by NLColes on Sep 06, 2015 12:09 PM
James Blodgett
RE: Edmunds Marker

I read the North Carolina GenWeb solutions for hard-to-read tombstones. I did try the aluminum foil method on two tombstones this spring and this method failed miserably due to the wind. Even when I finally taped the foil all around the stones and pressed down firmly, the engraving did not appear as I had hoped for. I think that if you press too firmly, you might break a portion of the stone around the engraving. I do not use the flour for every tombstone, only the ones I believe are very hard to read and those in which the camera will not capture. I also sweep the flour off of the tombstones, but I realize that I do not sweep off every grain. I think that I will try the mirror trick next to see if that helps to get the desired results.
Added by James Blodgett on Aug 01, 2015 10:02 PM
James Blodgett
RE: Edmunds Marker

The best I can make out before Infant Brother is "Iso." Does not make sense to me. Happy to be of assistance and happy that I learned this flour trick within the past year. Infant stones are very difficult and I think that this is one of the oldest I have photographed besides Benjamin Frnnklin's stone in Philadelphia.
Added by James Blodgett on Jul 29, 2015 10:00 PM
Vicky Vanada
RE: Harriet Coren
You are so welcome. Have a good day.
Added by Vicky Vanada on May 05, 2015 10:57 AM
RE: John G. Smock
The main large gate is always locked but the last gate which is on west end, is always open. I have been there a couple times and it is always unlocked. I live fairly close and plan to go back soon since I only went through about half the cemetery.
Added by JCH1984 on Mar 08, 2015 7:13 PM
Scott ダイソン
RE: Henry Smock
You're welcome Rebecca. I went through Groves Cemetery two years ago looking for great-uncle, Thomas Dyson. His second wife was a Smock. I took this one at random and forgot about it as Henry didn't have a memorial# at the time.
Added by Scott ダイ... on Dec 11, 2014 3:28 AM
Judie Custer
Edwin Peterson
Thank you so much for the photo of my grandfather's marker. I appreciate your efforts!
Added by Judie Custer on Oct 02, 2014 8:02 PM
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