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Cheryl Ayres (#46935923)
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Bio Photo PLEASE DO NOT USE THE MESSAGE BOARD TO REQUEST TRANSFERS USE EDIT FOR EACH MEMORIAL YOU WOULD LIKE A TRANSFER. IF YOU USE THE MESSAGE BOARD I WILL NO LONGER COMPLY WITH YOUR REQUEST. IT IS WAY HARDER TO HUNT THE MEMORIAL YOU WANT TRANSFERRED DOWN. I DO OCCASIONALLY MAKE ERRORS, DO NOT BE AFRAID TO CORRECT ME WHEN THIS HAPPENS.



Grave photos I have taken & any family photos I have shared you have my permission to copy.

**** PLEASE FOLLOW FINDAGRAVE GUIDELINES FOR TRANSFERS. ****
I have been burnt many times by a person here & there requesting 100's of memorials because they are remotely related & they are not directly related. This is why I changed & started following the guidelines for direct descendancy. Do you believe that these people will transfer them to their direct descendants? I don't think so, a direct descendant comes along & sees the memorial transferred to another, they won't even bother to request a transfer for they would think that the person who maintains the memorial is a direct descendant. I had one person tell me a horror story of his request for his father's memorial & was denied by a person who was related but remotely because they shared the same surname & this person was doing a one surname genealogy, this is what I would call hoarding & the same goes for relatives requesting a transfer for distant relatives. By only transferring to their direct descendants what better way can you connect to relatives you didn't know you had. A quote from findagrave guidelines "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." I do bend the rules in special circumstances such as infants, relatives that did not marry or had no children or if someone is doing genealogy for a person who is a direct descendant, I also go beyond the 4 generation rule for direct descendancy. I am keeping my memorials in safe keeping until a direct descendant comes along to claim them. I am honoring them by keeping them safe for people who really care about them because they are their ancestor & not just a distant relative. I go way beyond just putting names & dates when creating memorials, I research & give more details then the simple gravestone has by adding maiden names, full birth & death dates, linking family, obituaries,biographies, etc. I too have relatives that I am not a direct descendant of but will gladly transfer them to their descendants when they come along. Please consider my point of view, there is a very good reason why I follow the guidelines. When I have had to decline a transfer I always have responded respectfully to the requester why I declined & my thinking on direct descendancy, they completely understand & commend me for my stand in this matter, of course their are a few who do not & have bullied me into transferring them by mean cruel ways, which is wrong. I respect the rights of others opinions,but you should also respect others points of views. I just wanted to let everyone know why I follow the guidelines. I do hope this gives others to be just a little bit more understanding of why the guidelines were put in place, after all the site originally was suppose to be virtual cemeteries & a source to find burial places for relatives & loved ones & not for maintaining their own family trees. I am a genealogist but do not use this site for my family tree, I have my own personal tree elsewhere where it belongs. I have shared my relatives on this site but as I said before I will transfer them to their descendants. It isn't about hoarding with me, it is about what is the right thing to do.


NOTE: MILITARY SERVICE if requested by immediate family & direct descendants, I will add rank to their name. Civil War Buffs & any other War Buffs please refrain from requesting the rank be added, you are not family & have no personal knowledge of these soldiers. I do not assume to know the wishes of the soldier to add rank to their names, only family have this authority. As a stranger I will however respectfully add it to their bio to honor their service. The only other exceptions would be career soldiers or soldiers in a National Cemetery of which rank will be added to their name.

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Becky
William J Eagle edits
Hi Cheryl,

I wanted to apologize for delaying an edit you requested on William Eagle buried in Holp Cemetery. I am trying to do a little more research on him. His death record shows his father was George Eagle and Catharin Leiter. The records I have found on Catherine Leiter shows she married a John Eagle. I will have to do a little more digging to find out which of the Eagle men the Catherine buried in Slifers married.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Becky
Added by Becky on Feb 19, 2017 12:29 PM
Linda J. Morris
RE: Re: Johan I Weaver
Cheryl, I owe you a big I AM SORRY. I must be getting cranky in my old age. I feel like time is running out and there is so much work to be done yet on all my tree's. I was just told that one of my old flames in high school died today. You can't plan on the next day.

Thank you so very very much.

Linda
Added by Linda J. Morris on Feb 16, 2017 8:34 PM
Linda J. Morris
Johan I. Weaver
Wow, a lot or rules here. I won't even ask for a transfer but I will tell you that he and Catherine had a total of 8 children and I have everyone of them.
Added by Linda J. Morris on Feb 16, 2017 12:49 PM
Mary
RE: Re: Mary Ann Hickman Booth
Thank you so much for your help.
Added by Mary on Feb 16, 2017 9:58 AM
Dianna Kay Chowning Woodbury
RE: Re: Alvy Death Certificate
Thank u!I am making a new listing for James and Lydia. My friend was going to transfer them to me but she died of an unexpected heart attack.
Added by Dianna Kay Chowning Woo... on Feb 09, 2017 4:06 AM
Dianna Kay Chowning Woodbury
Lyle
Wow. Can u send me a pic of the death certificate for me? There was an article in the paper about him but my sons father destroyed all my clippings. Thank u do much for your help. If u would like to email me ansberry08@comcast.net and I'm on facebook book as well.
Added by Dianna Kay Chowning Woo... on Feb 09, 2017 3:17 AM
Dianna Kay Chowning Woodbury
Stout
Thank you so much for the info. It really helps and my search. I was wondering if you could find information on Lydia Stout wall, and Lyle? And I am also trying to find information on Billy DeCamp he is the child of William and Elsie(Knoll) DeCamp?
Added by Dianna Kay Chowning Woo... on Feb 09, 2017 1:29 AM
Mary
RE: R: Sibling memorial numbers
Sorry to bother you but I forgot.
Added by Mary on Feb 08, 2017 3:48 PM
Dianna Kay Chowning Woodbury
Stout
Someone in the family made the wooden marker. Same as Lyle's. The Stouts are my great Great grandparents. Unfortunately my Grandpa fWall and my 5 great uncles are all deceased so I'm not sure who to ask.
Added by Dianna Kay Chowning Woo... on Feb 06, 2017 8:13 PM
Sharon Lynn Folk
RE: Re: Re: Martha (Long) Sutton
I think I figured it out. We are talking about two different Jacob Sutton. The dates are close for Jacob 1826-1887. However, Martha is most confusing. The dates are are exactly the same for Martha Long (born Missouri) and Martha Green (born Ohio). My Jacob does not have a middle initial of V, nor a son John W. I did see the marriage record for Martha Green and Jacob Sutton. Can you verify what is on the memorial you inherited? The two Martha's having exactly the same birth and death dates is highly unlikely. Maybe you could help me sort this out, please.
Added by Sharon Lynn Folk on Feb 05, 2017 11:55 PM
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