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Jo Ann Bateman Smith (#46790368)
 member for 10 years, 2 months, 13 days
Andrew L.
Nathan Barber Barney
Please add this article for Uncle Barber, Thanks.

The Warrensburgh News
Thurs. Jan. 26, 1899
Bakers Mills...

Nathan B. Barney is one of the oldest
residents of this place. "Uncle Bar-
ber," as we always called him, was born
in Wevertown in the year 1814, and is
therefore eighty-five years of age. He
is the son of Jonathan Barney, who
came from Massachusettes ninety years
ago, and lived on what is known as the
Hayden farm in Wevertown. They had
to mark the trees from the North Creek
road to the log cabin where they lived,
in order not to get lost in the woods.
"Uncle Barber" is first cousin to Daniel
Rice, the famous circus man. He was
never out of town a dozen times in his
life. He told me he went as far as
Albany once, when he was a young
man, making the trip on a canal boat..
That was over fifty-five years ago. He
also went to Glens Falls once, thirty
miles distant. He was never on the
cars in his life, but remembers being
shown the place in the front end of the
train where they kept the fire that
made the cars go. He says when he
first came here the woods were full of
bears, panthers, wolves, moose and
deer. They had to watch night and
day to keep the wild animals away
from their stock. "Uncle Barber" was
married sixty years ago and has eight
chldren, five sons and three daughters.
His wife is seventy-seven years old.
Her maiden name was Christeen More-
house. "Uncle Barber" says she is a
good wife to him and always took good
care of him and the children. They are
both devoted Christians and belong to
the W.M. church. The old man's eye-
sight is remarkably good, so good that
he reads his Bible without spectacles.
He delights to relate the story of his
courtship and marriage over sixty
years ago, when he walked eight miles
over the bear and wolf infested moun-
tain to spark his sweetheart in a
kitchen where they had only one chair
and a spinning wheel bench to sit on.
"They was enough, though," said Bar-
ber, waxing confidential under the
mellowing influence of the blissful
recollection: "An' most of the time we
didn't need only one of 'em, sometimes
'twas the chair an' sometimes 'twas the
wheel bench."

Added by Andrew L. on Jul 14, 2015 2:13 PM

Banks Family
Jo Ann, thank you so much for posting the photos of the Banks family markers. It's good to see the family together.

Added by Kathy on Oct 31, 2014 10:16 PM

Rollin Russell
Thanks for taking and posting the photo of his memorial stone. I had hoped it would be a Vt veteran of the same name, but glad you found this NY Civil War vet! Best wishes.

Added by Sabina on May 09, 2013 5:35 PM

Andrew L.
Dalaba Dupes
Hi Joann, thought I'de let you know someone has dupe'd some of your Dalaba Mem's. in Bates Cem.

Added by Andrew L. on Aug 04, 2012 3:59 PM

Brian Davis
Ambrose Morehouse
Was this the same Ambrose Morehouse who lived in North River, NY on the Barton Mine Road?

Added by Brian Davis on Jul 19, 2012 9:24 AM

Thomas Dunne
John & Olive Ward
Thank you for taking the photo's for me, they will be appreciated for years to come by our family members.
Also thank you for all of your great work on find a grave. I see your name everywhere.

Added by Thomas Dunne on Jun 26, 2012 12:36 PM

Research Digger
Thank you so much for the photo! Meegan was with my cousin's daughter, Shannon when they passed away. I am grateful for this..thank you again

Pat (aka Research Digger)

Added by Research Digger on May 06, 2012 5:36 PM

sheila wiseman
mary and david sheffer
Thank you so much for the pictures. They are very nice. Now I can figure out the birth dates.

Added by sheila wiseman on Jan 12, 2012 7:15 AM

Bob Simpson
Ingalls photo request..
Hi Jo Ann- Thank you so much for the great photograph, your efforts are greatly appreciated. All the way to Australa, Regards from Bob.

Added by Bob Simpson on Jan 11, 2012 7:16 PM

RE: thanks!
thanks for your reply! I will let you know when I plan to come up there. I appreciate it.


Added by theresag on Jan 11, 2012 6:58 PM

Thank you for posting Carol's grave pic for me. Can you tell me where to find it in the cemetery? I haven't been able to locate it. Thanks!!


Added by theresag on Jan 11, 2012 5:33 PM

Michael Wayne
Thelma Kiesz
Thank You for the photo for the memorial

Regards, Mike

Added by Michael Wayne on Oct 15, 2011 9:37 AM

Donald Martell
Edith Aldous
Thank you for the picture of Edith & Ernest's stone.

Added by Donald Martell on Aug 22, 2011 11:59 AM

Ray Smith
Sarah Coulter Smith
Thanks so very much for the photo.
(And for everything else you do for the Town of Johnsburg History)
Ray Smith

Added by Ray Smith on Aug 22, 2011 11:23 AM

Thomas Dunne
Hi Jo Ann;
I just want to thank you for all of your great work. It has helped me immensely, as I am sure it has helped others.
In all of my running around taking gravestone photo's, I have noticed our paths have crossed many times, and I know that someday that I will have the honor of meeting you.
Keep up the great work.
Tom Dunne

Added by Thomas Dunne on Jul 23, 2011 8:42 AM

Marilynn Leon Santspree
John Leddick
Hello Jo Ann,
Thank you so much for doing the photo request for me.

Added by Marilynn Leon Santspree on Jul 14, 2011 9:28 AM

Thomas Dunne
William Sanders
Thank You for the great photo of the stone of William Sanders. It is much appreciated.

Tom Dunne

Added by Thomas Dunne on Apr 27, 2011 11:47 AM

Erik & Karen
Thanks for getting those two gravestones in Bates for me. Much appreciated

Added by Erik & Karen on Apr 27, 2011 9:50 AM

Donald Martell
Robert Gillingham
Would you please connect Robert Gillingham #13657258 to his family ?
Wife - Sheila B Reynolds 13657270
Father John k Gillingham 21603556
Mother Ruth Holcomb Gillingham 64394518

Added by Donald Martell on Jan 19, 2011 9:17 AM

Donald Martell
John h Dunlop
Would you be willing to connect John H Dunlop 1828-1910 #13675829 to his parents
John Horace Dunlop 63910178 and
mary Wakley McIntyre (Dunlop) #63910513
Also his wife is Eliza C (Dunlop) #13675836

John was born Mar 1828 in Crown Pt, NY


Added by Donald Martell on Jan 10, 2011 1:30 PM

J Andrus
Thank You
Thank you so much for the Andrus memorial photos, your time is much appreciated.


Added by J Andrus on May 11, 2010 5:46 PM

Lee Somerville
Jo Ann, could you do me a favor? I believe the death date is incorrect for Lee Somerville buried in Garnet Lake Cemetery. You have it listed as 1805 but I think it should be 1865.
His father Wesley wasn't born until 1817, I believe Lee's info should be born Jun 19 1855,
died Jun 29 1865. That jives with the note that he was 10 years and 10 days old when he died. Thank you so much.

Marsha Somerville

Added by marsha on Dec 17, 2009 2:51 PM

Kay I.
Kevin Kimmerly
Thank you so very much for taking these photos. Would it be possible to add it to my site for fallen hero's? THank you again, Kay

Added by Kay I. on Nov 18, 2009 7:15 AM

Jay Boone
Thank you
again for the photo of Leonard Monroe's headstone

Added by Jay Boone on Oct 12, 2009 5:38 PM

Donald Martell
Mary Holcomb Kathan
Thank you for the pictures of Mary and her son. Mary is the sister of my wifes grandfather Asa Holcomb.
She is the daughter of Charles Holcomb and Mary Ellen Matteson.
Most of her family is in the Union Cemetery in North Creek, NY

Added by Donald Martell on Oct 12, 2009 4:32 PM


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