I live in Oklahoma and have always loved seeing old cemetery stones. Now I am able to go out and take pictures of them. I want to preserve as much as I can for our future generations. If you would like me to transfer a site to you I will be glad to. You are welcome to use any pictures I take for genealogical purposes.
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RE: Julia Ann (Montgomery) Spaulding Here is my website link that includes the Spaldings. I had a contact years ago that stated they had an obit, but I seriously doubt that and need to remove that reference. val http://www.azboman.net/
RE: Kingery, Elias Elbert Jr. Ann, You must have mistaken on the Elias' memorial. I created a memorial on Stephens' son Elias 1832-1856, not on Elias' son aka Jr. back in 2008, which I transferred to Michael Hebert to maintain. Upon further reviewing, I see there was a memorial you created and transferred to me. Originally created in 2010. Unfortunately, I don't have the authority to delete this memorial. I assume since you created it, you would have to delete the memorial.
RE: Sarah Kingery Thank you for the transfer Ann. I appreciate it very much as well as your hard work. My 2nd great GF, James Morgan Kingery's brother was Elias Elbert Kingery Jr. After his first wife died in 1916, Elias Jr. married Sarah Elizabeth Waters the following year (1917) in Hennessey, Kingfisher Co., Oklahoma. She was married previously in 1893 to George M. Waters who was 29 yrs her senior.
RE: Private George W. Britton, Co. E, 86th Illinois Dear Ann, Thanks so very much for the new information about George's wife. I was surprised there was not a site set up for her. I have now set up a site for her and have linked her to her husband. I LOVE Find A Grave and I LOVE most of the people who use it and who Contribute to it. I would give anything and I would consider it a great honor to be able to write a biography for Private George W. Britton, detailing his service in the Union Army during the Civil War. The only problem I see with Find A Grave is that it has created an small group of people who apparently believe that the one who dies with managerial control over the most Find A Grave sites wins. It isn't enough that they will receive credit for Creating A Find A Grave Site FOREVER as the CREATOR. They want total and supreme control over a site and they have decided that the person's name, date of birth and date o death is all that is necessary to put on their sites. Biographical material is not not necessarily needed on their sites. The sad thing is they have done nothing to their sites and have no plans to do anything to their sites and don't care that there are people out there who would love to add material to those sites and consider it great honor to do so that aren't relatives. They just want to be able to say they CONTROL what happens to their 100,000 sites. How do you manage 100,000 sites anyway? I have my hands full with the sites I have and I don't have 1,000 sites and sure don't want to die with thousands of sites on my hands. The lady that has the site has had it for several years, didn't even care if there was a picture of his niche on his site. Now Thanks to YOU, anyone that goes to that site will at least be able to see a picture of his niche. Oh well... I LOVE FIND A GRAVE!!! Thanks to the many volunteers who work for Find A Grave, I have lived to see pictures of hundreds of tombstones of veterans of the 86th which I knew that I was NEVER EVER going to see in person and which I was NEVER EVER even going to be able to see a picture of. Two years ago, I never would have believed that I was going to be able to go to a site, any site, and see pictures of their tombstones. Now 840 veterans of the 86th, out of the 992 men who served in the 86th, have Find A Grave sites, almost all of them have pictures of their tombstones, thanks almost entirely to people like you, and I have written biographies for about 1/3 of them and am working on others almost as we speak. I also have pictures of over 100 of them, mostly in the uniform of their country, on their sites and the added benefit from all of this is is that I have found about a half dozen veterans of the 86th whose graves are not marked with any type of marker at all. I am currently working with several Sons Of Union Veterans Post and several American Legion Posts to get the graves of these veterans of the Union Army properly marked. Well, I should get off my soapbox. Thanks again for you have done and for all you will yet do for Find A Grave!! It is GREATLY APPRECIATED!! Sincerely, Baxter
Private George W. Britton, Co. E, 86th Illinois Dear Ann, I can't Thank You enough for searching out and getting that photograph of the marker for Private George W. Britton. I wish it had mentioned his service in the Civil War, but not all veterans have that information place on their markers. Did you happen to notice if there were any other members of the Britton family buried nearby? I don't know very much about Private Britton after he got out of the service at this point and at some point I hope to see if I can find an obituary record. If you didn't notice of there were other members of the family and it you ever go back, I would love to know, but, PLEASE, do not make a special trip for me. I am just thrilled now to see a picture of his marker in the mausoleum. Thanks for you have done and for all you will yet do for Find A Grave. It is GREATLY APPRECIATED!!! Sincerely, Baxter