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Ancestor Archaeology (#47796549)
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Bio Photo (aka annabanana47) Love of genealogy has led to love of sleuthing old cemeteries! Where some people like to go to a park or a museum, I'd rather check out a cemetery any day of the week! A passion not shared by my husband, he does accompany me on my sojourns, and I think he secretly has fun... As for family history, I am a genealogy addict uncovering not only my own family history but that of friends and family (in-law type family) There is so much out there to discover and document!

Most of my memorials are of my own family members. My grandmother was an avid genealogist and compiled most of her side of the family, which I inherited and continue to add to. The other 3/4 of my lineage have been my own discovery, years (and years) of compiling family data (on paper in the early days) and now on sites such as has made me the Family Historian - now I have another resource to share my collected data: Find A Grave!

My goal is to create, manage and link my ancestry, putting life stories to the people under the stones and hopefully find a few more 'cousins' out there!

I am compiling an extensive FAULKNER (of Ulster/Orange Co NY) Genealogy/Family History. Any/all information on this family I would be strongly interested in. I am also interested in IRONS (Scotland), FRASER (Scotland), O'CONNELL (Ireland), early McBRIDE from Orange Co New York and CZACHOROWSKY from pre-1850 Prussia. States I am interested in are New York, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota.

F.Y.I. I am a volunteer photographer for Bluff City Cemetery in Elgin, IL - any memorial I have created for this cemetery I will happily transfer to a relative - please free free to request! My photos are a gift to the families of the deceased. Please feel free to copy and use as you wish.
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Judy Wood
Catherine Faulkner

I will look for the photo of James Faulkner, who is buried next to Catherine Bull Faulkner, I think his was harder to read. I'd be happy to share what I have on the Catherine Bull line and have several Bull family members who have been doing research as well that might help you.

Email me directly

Judy Wood
Added by Judy Wood on Jan 22, 2017 6:30 PM
Aurorae Little♥UE
Great Pic!
Just passing along, saw your Ancestor Archaeology pic.. LOVE IT!
Added by Aurorae Little♥UE on Jan 09, 2017 1:13 AM
Steve N
RE: Catherine Pilcher
Ok not to sure about the script across the top but this is my best bet.

In loving Memory of Julia the beloved wife of George Fordham of Willesborough who departed this life August 17th 1882in the 45 year of her age leaving nine children to mourn their loss William Pittock, Julia, George Ernest, Percy, Frederick, Katherine, Jane, Horace and Lilian.

Hope this helps and please copy it into the bio.

Best Wishes

Added by Steve N on Dec 28, 2016 9:43 AM
Jim Craig
RE: Cora Martin
That's what makes this so much fun - and so maddening!
Added by Jim Craig on Dec 03, 2016 7:28 PM
Jim Craig
RE: Cora Martin
I just dropped the memorial owner an email with the updated information. Hopefully that will do the trick!
Added by Jim Craig on Dec 03, 2016 6:28 PM
Vernon W. Goodrich
RE: James Faulkner Photo #42581153
Yes, they are in Grass Lake East. Just before you enter the town of Grass Lake from the east.
Grass Lake West is on the other end of town; as your leaving town, turn left by Frank's market.
If you need any help when you get here, just give me a call and I will take you right to them.
Added by Vernon W. Goodrich on Sep 22, 2016 11:52 AM
Vernon W. Goodrich
I'm getting to hate this Find A Grave, now it's showing just in Grass Lake East. This program won't let me type most of the time, etc. Stick with Grass Lake East.
Added by Vernon W. Goodrich on Sep 22, 2016 11:35 AM
Vernon W. Goodrich
I see our problem; Debi has them listed in Grass Lake West, when they are actually in Grass Lake East.
Can't read much: Col. James Faulkner
born ?
died ?

Large Faulkner name at base of marker.

David Faulkner located on the south side.

Fanny A. Faulkner, wife of ? ? Watkins.
born/died? Apr 20, 1845. Located on North side.

Added by Vernon W. Goodrich on Sep 22, 2016 11:19 AM
Vernon W. Goodrich
RE: James Faulkner Photo #42581153
I live in Jackson, MI. and Grass Lake is about 15 miles from here. I go all over looking for grave markers. I know exactly where it is by the photo I took before. It's at the front of the cemetery just off the road. I was facing east when I took it. I didn't understand why it was marked "no marker"; being so big. I'll check it out for you.

Added by Vernon W. Goodrich on Sep 22, 2016 8:01 AM
Vernon W. Goodrich
RE: James Faulkner Photo #42581153
Obviously, Colonel Faulkner is visible, but I'd have to go to Grass Lake and stand close enough to try and read it.
Added by Vernon W. Goodrich on Sep 21, 2016 2:50 PM
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