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Camillia (#47877030)
 member for 5 years, 3 months, 16 days
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Bio Photo *** If I add a photo of your loved one's grave, and you do not want it posted to this site, PLEASE let me know and I will gladly remove it ***

*** All grave site photos may be used if they are properly credited - example:
Find A Grave Memorial # ---------, Photo added by: Camillia --/--/---- (date added) ***

I have been researching my family history for over 18 years and have found quite a few interesting characters along the way... :)
I spend a lot of free time in cemeteries, not only for my research, but because they are peaceful and very interesting.

I am related to everyone buried in Sand Pond Cemetery (Levy County, Florida), I have many relatives buried in Cedars of Lebanon (Levy County, Florida), Dog Ear (AKA Black Dirt) Cemetery (Marion County, Florida) and Red Level Cemetery (Citrus County, Florida).

I am willing to transfer any Memorials that I create, provided they are not my family members, but that depends on which of my family you are willing to claim. :)

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With the exception of a few family members and the Florida State Hospital memorials, most of my memorials are created from the photographs that I take. I enjoy adding the photos more than anything. It's my belief that a family member who can't travel will find these memorials and be able to see their loved ones graves.

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I have received the following message in regards to the Florida State Hospital memorials:

99060SSA #47215387 (also identified as: Wakulla Families and A98M00J01C03) writes on Feb 08, 2015 9:39 AM:

FLORIDA STATE HOSPITAL CEMETERIES 1-4

Why do you list all the people in the above cemeteries with a photo of the current in-use cemetery of today???? It's misleading. Cemeteries 1-4 are 4 separate cemeteries. The people buried there are lost, there is no way to know who is who and posting them with photo's of a clean maintained cemetery is just misleading. The people are not taken care of in cemeteries 1-4. There should be 5 separate cemeteries on Find A Grave for these cemeteries.

Since this member leaves no way for me to respond, I am compelled to add my reply here:

Yes, the cemeteries at Florida State Hospital are separate cemeteries and my entries for Cemetery #3 started as it's own cemetery. However, the decision was made to combine the cemeteries into 1 cemetery due to the fact that it's easier to search the FSH cemeteries as 1 entity rather than 5. The cemetery/grave locations are listed in the "plot" field for each entry I have done. As for the photo, the current photo is shown by default.

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Due to me duplicating memorials because of several Burial Unknown's, I have been trying to double check every entry, but some may slip through. Please tell me if I've created a duplicate or if I am in error on any of the memorials I create. & PLEASE don't get upset if I duplicate a memorial that is SPELLED WRONG or has misinformation on the original, let me know I duplicated and contact the manager of the original for corrections. Once the original is corrected, I will delete the duplicate. Since 95% of my memorials are from photos I take, if I duplicate a memorial that is not listed under the same name/information as in the photo of the headstone, please let me know and I will attach the photo to the correct memorial.

Thanks to all at Find A Grave!! Ya'll Rock!!!
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DEAR ANCESTOR

Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiselled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.
Author Unknown

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Andrea
Charlotte Jameson Smith - Waterloo NY
I have some records from Walter Gable, Seneca County Historian regarding Elisa Williams Cemetery. The death date listed for Charlotte Jameson Smith is 7-5-1876. I see you have placed a flower on her find a grave page - are you related to her? She is buried in the same plot as my Peter Smith and Nancy Lincoln Smith. Do you know if there is a relation? Her headstone says wife of Joseph M Smith, but I have no record of him being a brother to Peter, only a Jacob Smith.

Any information you are willing to share would be greatly appreciated! - Andrea
Added by Andrea on Sep 19, 2017 4:19 PM
Susan Wilson
RE: Timothy Peterson Parents
Thank you so much for your hard work. It would be wonderful if there could be a DNA comparison between the families to know for sure.
Added by Susan Wilson on Jul 20, 2017 7:24 PM
Susan Wilson
Timothy Peterson Parents
how was he matched up with James and Rachel ? Susan
Added by Susan Wilson on Jul 17, 2017 7:30 AM
Susan Wilson
RE: Sand Pond Cemetery edits
Thank you so much for that info I am a great granddaughter of Timothy O. Peterson, grandfather William. I would like any info I can get . What I have is from family reunions. Thanks again. Susan
[I have that Billy Edward Peterson was Born in 1930}
Added by Susan Wilson on Jul 17, 2017 6:39 AM
Susan Wilson
RE: Sand Pond Cemetery edits
Thank you so much for that info I am a great granddaughter of Timothy O. Peterson, grandfather William. I would like any info I can get . What I have is from family reunions. Thanks again. Susan
Added by Susan Wilson on Jul 17, 2017 6:30 AM
Long Lost Forgotten
RE: Florida State Hospital Martha Ashley #132368772
Martha Ashley #132368772 again the 1930 census lists her as Martha Ashby age 66 listed as an inmate. Florida Deaths, 1877-1939 also lists her as Martha Ashby 11 Feb 1931 in River Junction, Gadsden, Florida, white female age 66 Address Fla. State Hospital. Residence place Monroe County, Florida. Burial Hospt. Cemetery....I understand the need to verify all information, I wouldn't submit information or corrections without researching every possible possibility. Thank you for all you have done and continue to do!
Added by Long Lost Forgotten on Jun 29, 2017 5:50 PM
Long Lost Forgotten
RE: Florida State Hospital WILL COREY
#149794796 Will Corey 1930 Gadsden County Census listing him as an inmate under the name Will CASEY age 40 born in SC, Florida Death Index also lists Will CASEY black male death year 1931 in Gadsden Co., also Florida deaths 1877-1939 lists Will CASEY died 21 Feb 1931 in River Junction, Gadsden, Florida, colored male age 41 born in SC husband of Susie Casey. Occupation laborer. Address Fla. State Hospital. Residence place Indian River County, Florida. Burial Hospt. Cemetery. Further research 1920 census lists Will and Susie CASEY in Quay, St Lucie, Florida with children, Willie, Irene, Corene and Charles.
Added by Long Lost Forgotten on Jun 29, 2017 5:38 PM
Gwendolyn E. Butler
James Leroy Butler, Sr.
I love the Eagle embracing the American flag!!!
Dad's favorite holiday was the 4th of July, so this icon is very appropriate - Thank you, Camilla.
Added by Gwendolyn E. Butler on Jun 08, 2017 6:20 AM
Malaurie Brown Stanley
160858233
I have a question about James Johnson. When you took the picture did his stone have another part to it? I don't know how to describe it other than an above ground stone casket type structure that was dilapidating. But this would have been well over a decade ago that I was there. I have a picture of it & you can make out "John" in the last name, the graves in the back of the image seem to match correctly, & the headstone has the same shape.
Added by Malaurie Brown Stanley on Feb 22, 2017 11:58 PM
No Guts, No Glory
RE: Chestnut Cemetery, Ocala
Send an alias note to Find A Grave... Grace (Spirit clowns) also told me that it was called Agnew Cemetery...
Thanks Camilla...
dave
Added by No Guts, No Glory on Jan 09, 2017 7:48 AM
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