I would like to get quality digital (preferred) or film pictures of two tombstones.
If you are in Marion Co., OH and are willing to take pictures for me, I would be greatful. If you require some reimbursement, please let me know. If you are for hire, please contact me and we can negotiate a nominal fee.
The first tombstone picture I would like is of my 3g-grandfather's first wife. I found her inscription on Allen Pott's website. Here is a link to the specific page.
The following is her information listed on this page.
SPRAGUE, Lorain M. w/o Thomas J. d Aug 26 1842 Aged: 32y Deal (100) Salt Rock
I believe that would be Deal Cemetery in Salt Rock, Marion Co., OH.
(Maiden name - Loraine M. Higgins)
I am interested in the tombstone picture and any HIGGENS, MARTIN, MASON or SPRAGUE that are buried close to her, particularly and possibly her first born son (unknown name), born between 1825 and 1830 and died before 1840.
If you see other related tombstones, take pictures of those also.
Please verify inscription also.
The second person I am interested in is Loraine's son, Gilbert Sprague. He is found on the same link above but in a different cemetery. His information on the cite is listed as.
SPRAGUE, Gilbert s/o F.T.& L.E. d Feb 19 1857 Aged: 18y 9m 12d Paw Paw (26) Grand
I believe that would be Paw Paw Cemetery in Grand Twp., Marion Co., Ohio.
I expected this inscription to read s/o T.J. & L.M., but it does not according to the transcription. If you do see the tombstone and take a picture of it, please pay close attention to the accuracy or actual information inscribed on the tombstone and note and or verify the information.
If there are any other Sprague, Higgins, Martin, or Mason in the nearby plots, I would be interested in them also.
Thank you for reading this. Again any help is greatly appreciated.
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