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Rose Adams (#46902326)
 member for 9 years, 3 months, 23 days
Adams Family
Hi Rose,
My name is Dennis Bice from Ray County Missouri.
I was on Find a Grave and came across your name on some of the Memorials you manage in the Union Cemetery. Your last name is what peaked my interest. You see I'm related to the Adams that are buried there. My 2nd Great Grandfather is George Washington Adams. His Daughter was my Dads Mother ( Mary Jane Adams Bice ). I'm looking for info that maybe you could help me with. I'm looking for info on James Adams the father of George and I'm lost when it comes to James. Any info you have would sure help me.
Thanks for your time.....Dennis

Added by Dennis1127 on Jun 11, 2016 5:48 PM

Michelle Bakke-Purnell
RE: Jane Buchanan
So sorry I got really busy on other family lines and forgot to reply to you. I was at first giving you some time to move and settle in, yet will email you this weekend.

Added by Michelle Bakke-Purnell on Feb 19, 2016 6:08 PM

R Scanland
Joseph Dudley Packard, Sr.

Thanks for your reply. As I mentioned, your Find A Grave entry for Joseph Dudley Packard is far more complete than the duplicate entry. It's also far more accurate than the duplicate. It is the duplicate entry that should be deleted from Find A Grave, not yours. I was just asking if you could request that the duplicate entry be deleted. Since I didn’t submit either entry, I thought it would carry more weight if you made the request, but I’ll make the request if you prefer. Just let me know.

Most of the Springville Packards are buried in Springville City Cemetery. The Packards buried in Evergreen Cemetery include Joseph Dudley Packard, Sr. and his wife Francis Amelia Messenger, and a number of descendants of Noah’s son Milan Packard.

Several years ago I was fortunate enough to buy the last available copy of The Packard Legacy, and I appreciate the enormous amount of work that William Henry Packard’s descendants have done to preserve the family history.

I hope you can make it down to Utah and visit the Springville cemeteries. My wife (the Packard side of the family) and I would enjoy meeting you, and we can take you to both cemeteries. If that works out for you, let me know your email address.

Roger and Sharon Scanland

Added by R Scanland on Jan 19, 2016 12:20 PM

Michelle Bakke-Purnell
RE: Jane Buchanan
I too would like to discuss this further. I live in Alberta, Canada. I will send you a email. I think that the Somerville children's father is John Somerville Jr. Who died in 1849 in Penntown, Ripley, Indiana. If I am right he is the brother to my 3rd Great grandfather.

Added by Michelle Bakke-Purnell on Dec 15, 2015 4:38 PM

Michelle Bakke-Purnell
Jane Buchanan
Hi Rose
We might be able to help each other crack a genealogy mystery. You say you have no record of Jane Buchanan's maiden name, yet there might be a clue in the 1850 census. My Somerville family lived in Penntown, Adams, Ripley, Indiana from about 1838 to 1865. They first came from Pennsylvania.

I am tracing three Somerville children who are living in 3 different households, to see who their parents were. One happens to be living in the house hold of Jane and son John Buchanan. Her name is Rachel Somerville b 1838 in Indiana. The other two children are living in two different households with the last name of Johnson, in Adams, Ripley, Indiana.

The other two children's names are Alvira Melinda Somerville b 1843 in Indiana and Christopher C. Somerville b 1848 in Indiana. It is Christopher that has made me think I know your Jane's maiden name. With Christopher is a Margaret Somerville b 1810 in Pennsylvania. Margaret and Christopher are living in the household of Alexander Johnson b 1802 Pennsylvania. Usually when a Father dies young, the mother will go to live with family and other children will be divided between family. In this household is also a Rachel Johnson b 1770 in Ireland. It is most certain that Rachel is Alexander's mother and I think Margaret Somerville's mother.

So then I think that Alvira who is living with James Johnson b 1800 in Pennsylvanian, is also a son of Rachel and brother to Alexander and Margaret. So then if Rachel Somerville is living with Jane Buchanan b 1802 in Pennsylvania, it would be a close guess that she is also a Johnson and daughter of Rachel Johnson, sister to Alexander & James Johnson and Margaret Somerville.

Its a long shot, yet wanted to share it with you....

Added by Michelle Bakke-Purnell on Dec 15, 2015 2:49 PM

Melanie Stein
Euphemia Reid Simpson
Hello, Rose!

You posted this information about my great-great grandmother, Euphemia Reid Simpson. However, I cannot find a listing of her burial in this cemetery. Can you tell me where you found the reference to her being buried in Hooper Cemetery? I would love to find her grave!

Note: Brother William and his wife Isabell Jardine Simpson are also buried there. Also his mother Euphemia Simpson is buried in Hooper Cemetery.

Hooper Cemetery
Weber County
Utah, USA

Thanks. Melanie Scott Stein

Added by Melanie Stein on Aug 09, 2015 5:05 PM

R Scanland
Duplicate entries for Joseph Dudley Packard

As you may know, there are two Find A Grave entries for Joseph Dudley Packard. Both entries are indexed under his full name. One of the entries is yours, memorial # 134604, which is far more complete than the other.

The other entry is memorial # 13237260, which is maintained by Ryan Curtis. It says that Joseph was buried in Salem City Cemetery.

I checked Joseph Dudley Packard's death certificate (a digital scan of the original is accessible in the Utah, Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961 database at The certificate says he died at Salem, Utah but was buried in Springville, and his gravestone (and his wife's) are in Evergreen Cemetery.

My wife is the granddaughter of his son, Joseph Dudley Packard, Jr., so we would like to see the duplicate entry deleted from Find A Grave. Is this something you can have done?

Thanks -- Roger Scanland

Wife's line: Sharon Garvey Scanland --> Marjorie Packard Garvey --> Joseph Dudley Packard, Jr. --> Joseph Dudley Packard.

Added by R Scanland on Feb 08, 2015 11:44 PM

Lane Newman
RE: August carlsson
Hi Rose,
August Eric Carlson's older brother Carl John
(Memorial# 70508422) is buried at Golden Gate National Cemetery, Section H, Site 612.

Added by Lane Newman on Feb 03, 2015 11:39 PM

Lane Newman
August Carlson Memorial#70507609
Hi Rose, This August Carlson is the son of John August Carlson, b:1857 Sweden - d:1942 Gothenburg, NE. He has a bother Carl John Carlson also buried at Golden Gate National Cemetery. - Lane

Added by Lane Newman on Oct 15, 2014 12:50 AM

Nancy Roberts
Bev Gutierrez
You have 3 memorials for Bev with 3 different spellings of her last name. Combining them would make a good memorial. Then request a picture which was lost because another person had a memorial that has since been deleted that had the picture.

Added by Nancy Roberts on Sep 11, 2014 3:32 PM

p. anthony packard
Barnabas III
Barnabas Packard III is indeed related to the Barnabas in Massachusetts.

Charles Dyer wrote a book "History of the Town of Plainfield" in 1891. It's now available to read online.

On pages 165 - 167, Dyer outlines the immediate ancestry of Barnabas III. While he is referred to as "Barnabas Jr.", a careful reading makes clear he means Barnabas III.

Barnabas III had a younger brother Milton. Milton had a son Lozene. Lozene had a son Herbert. Herbert is my grandfather.

Added by p. anthony packard on Aug 14, 2013 12:10 PM

Brandy Wells Murray
RE: Thanks Brandy! For the Overstreet Photos...
You are so welcome! It's my pleasure.

Added by Brandy Wells Murray on May 17, 2012 3:53 PM

Carol Strayer
Delmar Wilder
Thank you Rose. I got a message awhile back saying it was transferred but it still showed under your name. I think findagrave had a glitch. Thanks so much and have a great day.

Added by Carol Strayer on Apr 12, 2012 8:24 AM

Maureen McDermott-Marella
RE: Wilma Mae Adams
Rose the only Wilma Adams I see is at Alhambra Cemetery in Martinez, California and I no longer maintain it. The cemetery Memory Gardens is in Concord California and they are different. My sister is at Memory Gardens. If you're referring to Wilma at Alhambra, you may want to request the person who is handling it to change it.

Added by Maureen McDermott-Marella on Mar 17, 2012 1:13 PM

A. Coats
Dorothy Adams-Union Star Cemetery
You left an offering requesting additional info on Dorothy Adams. I have found her obit and submitted it to the creator of the memorial to be updated. Let me know if you'd like me to email it to you. She was the daughter of Luther and Grace (Goodrich) Adams of Savannah, MO.

Amy Coats

Added by A. Coats on Nov 28, 2011 11:24 AM

Henry Edwards
If you go to the memorial and click transfer management, and then put this number:

in the box, it will transfer it over. I think you have to click ok once or twice after that.

Thx :)

Added by GraverGuy on Nov 02, 2011 11:22 PM

Henry Green Edwards
How strange. Would you mind transferring him back? He's part of my direct line.

Thank you.

Added by GraverGuy on Nov 02, 2011 7:01 PM

Henry Edwards
I don't remember transferring this to you:

Can you tell me when this took place?


Added by GraverGuy on Nov 02, 2011 4:49 PM

Bruce Speck
RE: Miller Pictures
You're welcome. I'm glad I could assist you.

Added by Bruce Speck on Oct 24, 2011 5:48 AM

RE: Benjamin and Lodusky Adams claim
I'm happy to transfer - if you will just send a "Suggest a Correction" through the memorial itself so I know exactly which ones you would like transferred, I'll do it ASAP.

Added by Kelly on Sep 11, 2011 12:10 PM

RE: Packard
the Packard memorials I have are in Massachusetts, not sure how they connect to Utah...thanks for the question, if I stumble upon anything I'll be sure to connect with you.

Added by Anonymous on Sep 10, 2011 5:36 AM

RE: Packard
an interesting question whether related to the auto...had not considered it...not my direct line, it's an off shoot on the tree. You've made me curious. I have 33 Packards, not sure which one you may have landed on. Use the "edit" tab on the right side of the particular memorial just above where the photo goes and send me a "suggestion/correction" and I could do some "digging"

Added by Anonymous on Sep 09, 2011 7:32 PM

Robert Edmund Pagenkopp
Rose, the pictures look great. Thanks for putting them on Bob's Find A Grave site for us.
Thanks again.

Added by BLV on Sep 09, 2011 5:33 PM

Kay Stephens
RE: Joseph Edwards
Those google alerts sound good and when I looked at my notes for Joseph Edwards, I notice that I have at least some of what you just gave me from that. Here is what I already have in his notes:
This is from Sharon Kisor by way of an e-mailFirst let me give you a bit of a background on Joseph. For many years I also, along with many cousins, had Vt as the birthplace even my grandmother did. However, several factions came to light in the last 6 months that made myself and another "cousin" to start questioning this. For one thing, the whole state of Vermont had only around 100 people in 1754. Up to 1749 the lands were part of New York and New Hampshire with a bit of Rhode Island thrown in.Joseph and Olive's daughter Rhoby married Stephen Perry April 12, 1816 in Chester, Windsor Cty, VT. Between 1790 and 1800, Stephen's father, Daniel, moved to Chester from Mass. Between 1800 & 1810, Joseph and family moved to Chester from Windsor, VT. By 1818, Stephen, Rhoby, Joseph and Olive moved to Lewis, Essex Cty, NY. Joseph and Olive lived next door to Stephen and Rhoby until his death in 1833. Olive moved in with Stephen & Rhoby and was there until 1842 when she moved to Fowler, NY to be with her son Henry and they eventually moved to Rodman.Stephen and Rhoby joined the Mormon church in the 1830's and eventually moved to Illinois in the 1840's and then went with Brigham Young to Utah. Beginning in the 1840's the members of the church, as one of their religious requirements, had to put in "Endowments and Baptisim of the Dead" at their temples. The first was done in 1842-1844 at the Nauvoo Temple in Ill. and then as each temple was built. The practice continues today. Upon completion of the Logan temple in Utah in 1884, Stephen, along with his sons one being Stephen Washington, performed this ceremony and "Baptised" quite a number of their relatives - among them Joseph and Oive. These records also include the "dead's" birthdate, birth place, birth location, and relationship to the dead. The film number is 0177955 "Endowments for the dead, 1884-1970". Joseph is on page 172, Olive Green on 174, Martin Rufus Edwards on 176, and Henry Green Edwards on 181. Joseph's was put in by Stephen Washington Perry, his grandson. This Stephen was born in 1829 and grew up with Joseph & Olive living next door. He was almost 5 when Joseph died. Can't you just picture Joseph sitting in a chair with his grandchildren around him in rapt attention as they listened to their grandpa's stories of the "big war".This was the big clue we needed to "put the icing on the cake". What got us so determined to settle this was his Rev. War papers. In it was a deposition from a Caleb Calgrove who stated that he and Joseph joined together (they enlisted in Gloucester, R.I.-Joseph was 19), were in the same unit together during the two years, were discharged together, and WENT HOME TOGETHER. This made me sit up. Tracing Caleb was easy and he was born, lived and died in and around Scituate, Foster, Rhode Island.There was another "endowment" film (0177837) that showed Henry Green, put in by Stephen Washington Perry and he puts relation: great grandson. One the same film Susan Perry (Stephen and Rhoby's daughter) puts in for Mrs. Abigail Green, Ruth Edwards, Mrs Sally Edwards, Mrs. Lydia Edwards and Olive Green. She shows all of them being born in Mass. This film is next to impossible to read, but I managed to figure it out. This showed us that Olive's parents are Henry and Abigail Green. It's still up for grabs as to where Olive was born.We are still working on Joseph's parents and now that we have his birth place nailed down, we will pursue. At the moment it is leaning toward a John as the father with a possible brother named John. A John Edwards married Lauranna Thornton. d/o of Thomas in Providence in 1751. We have found a record of a probate for Thomas Thornton for 1768, so we have to get a hold of that.I descend through Rhoby who married Stephen Perry. I have a picture of both of them and a picture of a book of "odes" that belonged to Olive. Rhoby carried the book with her all the way to Utah and it is now in the Pioneer Women Museum in Salt Lake City.





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Rev. War Record; Cemetery record of Rodman, New York; State House Rec. Providence, Rhode Island Liber 90 pg. 288, Libr 126 pg. 293 of Jefferson Co., Clerks Office. ( Deeds) 1825, 1835, 1850 Census, Jefferson Co., N.Y.
!Joseph Edwards Revolutionary War: Rank= Private. Description of Service. Massachusetts Line. Placed on pension 26 Nov 1819. Commenced payment of Pension 9 Apr 1818. Sums received = $1526.89. Annual allowance = $96.00. Payed in Lewis, Essex, NY. Transferred from Windsor Co., VT. Olive drew pension after Joseph died on 25 May 1824, Lewis, Essex, NY. Stephen Perry, her son in law helped her fill out papers and apply. She was living with Stephen and Rhoby in Lewis until after the 1840 census. She then moved to Rodman, Jefferson, NY., where she lived with one of her sons until her demise on 23 Jan 1846, in Rodman. She is buried at Fairview Cemetery.
W21050 Service: Rhode Island Rank: Private
Application for pension made by the veteran on 9 Apr 1818 at which time he was a resident of the town of Chester, Windsor Co, Dist. of Vermont. He gave his age as 65.
He declared that he enlisted in Gloucester, Rhode Island, on the first of July 1775 in the company of Capt James Williams in the Reg. of Col. Daniel Hitchcock of the RI troops and continued to serve until the first day of Jan 1777 when he was discharged at Peekskill, in NY; that he afterwards served nine months in Capt Nathan __________ company; and that he was in the battle of Long Island.
Certificate No. 16,147 was issued 26 Nov 1819 under the Act of 18 Mar 1818 to Joseph Edwards of Chester, Vermont, for service as a private in the regiment commanded by Col. Hitchcock of the RI line for a term of one year at $8 per month to commence 9 Apr 1818.
On 26 Sept 1820, Joseph Edwards of the town of Lewis, Essex Co, NY, aged 66 years, declared that he owned no real estate, that his occupation is farmer, and that his wife is Olive Edwards, aged 64.
On 9 Apr 1839, Olive Edwards of the town of Lewis, Essex Co, NY, aged 82, declared: that she is the widow of Joseph Edwards who was a private in the army of the Revolution, that she was married to the said Joseph Edwards the 26th day of Dec, 1780; that her husband died the 25th of May 1833; and that she has remained a widow ever since.
Annexed to her application was the family record of the said Joseph Edwards. She further declared that she was married to the said Joseph Edwards in the town of Killingsly, Windham Co, Conn; that banns were published previous to their marriage and that the ceremonies were performed by an Elder Wright at his dwelling house in the presence of his family and that there was no one present except the family of the said clergyman.
On 9 Apr 1839, Stephen Perry of the town of Lewis, Essex Co, NY, declared that he was well acquainted with Joseph and Olive Edwards, that Joseph died with the dropsy after a sickness of about 3 weeks, and that since the decease of the said Joseph Edwards, said Olive his widow hath resided in the house with this deponent and hath remained a widow.
On 21 Dec 1838, Jonathan Dexter, the Town Clerk of Killingsley, Windham Co, Conn, certified that he had carefully examined the records and found no record containing the marriage of Joseph Edwards and Olive Green and that the state law in 1779 did not require a record of marriages to be kept by the town clerks.
On 19 Aug 1839, Olive Edwards of the town of Lewis, Essex Co, NY, aged 82, declared that she was the widow of Joseph Edwards, that she was married to the said Joseph Edwards the 26th day of Dec 1780, that her husband the aforesaid Joseph Edwards died the 25th day of May 1833, and that she has remained a widow since then.
Certificate No. 4559 was issued 12 Nov 1839 under the Act of July 7, 1838, to Olive Edwards, widow of Joseph Edwards, who died 25 May 1833,
who was a private in the RI line for 1 year, at $40 per annum to commence 4 Mar 1836.
On 19 June 1843, Olive Edwards, a resident of Fowler in St. Lawrence Co, NY, aged 85 years and ten months, declared: that she is the widow of Joseph Edwards who was a private in the RI Militia in which he served upwards of 3 years at different periods during the RW; that she was married to said Joseph Edwards in Killingsly, Conn. on the 26th day of Dec 1779; that he died on the 25th day of May 1834 in the town of Lewis, Essex Co, NY; that in Sept last she removed to the town of Fowler in the county of St. Lawrence, NY, where she still resides; and that she is still the widow of said Joseph Edwards.
On 10 Mar 1846, Nathaniel P. Wardwell, Surrogate of the county of Jefferson, NY, certified that at a Surrogate Court this 10th day of Mar 1846, it was proven by testimony satisfactory to the court that Olive Edwards died in the town of Rodman, Jefferson Co, NY, on 23 Jan 1846, leaving as survivors four children, all of lawful age, viz: Henry Edwards, residing in Rodman, Jefferson Co, NY; Martin R.
Edwards, residing in Diana, Lewis Co, NY; Ruth Kindall, wife of Jonathan Kindall, residing in Fowler, St. Lawrence Co, NY; and Robea Perry, wife of Stephen Perry, residing in parts unknown. The surrogate also certified that Henry Edwards had been duly appointed Administrator of the Estate of Olive Edwards.
Certificate No. 2671 was issued 9 Nov 1843 under the Act of Mar 3, 1843, to Olive Edwards, widow of Joseph Edwards, at $40 per annum to commence on 4 Mar 1843.
Page from Bible (faded, portions missing):
Joseph Edwards.... married December 26 ye 1780
Ruth Edwards Borne in August the 8 ye 1781
Henry Edwards Borne in February 14 ye 1783
Marten Edwards Borne in September the 4 ye 1786
Susannah Edwards born in March 29 ye 1789 and Died August the 19 ye 1789
Aug 27, 1776, in the US War of Independence, successful British action in Brooklyn, NY, against the American Army, initiating the British Campaign of 1776, to seize control of New York, and thereby isolate New England from the rest of the Colonies. After the evacuation of Boston in March , the British general, Lord Howe, moved to occupy New York City, the surrounding waters of which were commanded by the British Fleet. To protect his left flank, the defending American General, George Washington, stationed one third of his troops,(numbering no more than 20,000. trained soldiers) on the Long Island side of the East River, where they fortified themselves.
From his encampment on Staten Island, Howe decided to attack Washington's isolated wing and landed 20, 000 men at Gravesend Bay , Long Island, on August 22. After 4 days, reconnaissance, Howe attacked successfully, driving the Americans back and inflicting heavy losses (1200 American prisoners were taken, and about 400 men on each side were killed or wounded.) Howe might have captured Washington's entire force on Long Island at this point, but instead he elected to lay seige. The following week Washington took advantage of this delay in operations to retreat across the river to Manhattan. This successful move helped repair low American morale, and the two armies did not meet again until September at Harlem heights.
Taken from Britannica.
War of Independence (1775¨C1783)
Main article: American Revolutionary War
Detail from Washington and his Generals at Yorktown (c. 1781) by Charles Willson Peale. Lafayette is at Washington's right, the Comte de Rochambeau wiki Comte de Rochambeau to his immediate left.
Ongoing political tensions between Great Britain and thirteen colonies became a crisis in 1774 when the British placed the province of Massachusetts under martial law . While shooting began at Lexington and Concord in 1775, the Continental Congress appointed George Washington as commander-in-chief of the newly created Continental Army , which was augmented throughout the war by colonial militia . General Washington was no great battlefield tactician¡ªhe lost more battles than he won¡ªbut his overall strategy proved to be sound: keep the army intact, wear down British resolve, and avoid decisive battles except to exploit enemy mistakes.
The British, for their part, lacked both a unified command and a clear strategy for winning. With the use of the Royal Navy , the British were able to capture coastal cities, but control of the countryside eluded them. A British invasion from Canada in 1777 ended with the disastrous surrender of a British army at Saratoga . With the addition in 1777 of General von Steuben , of Prussian origin, the training and discipline of the Continental Army began to vastly improve. France and Spain then entered the war against Great Britain.
A shift in focus to the southern American states resulted in a string of victories for the British, but guerrilla warfare and the tenacity of General Nathanael Greene 's army prevented the British from making strategic headway. A French naval victory in the Chesapeake led to the surrender of a British army at Yorktown in 1781, resulting in the Treaty of Paris in 1783, which recognized the independence of the United States.
Since many Americans of the revolutionary generation had a strong distrust of permanent (or "standing ") armies, the Continental Army was quickly disbanded after the Revolution. General Washington, who throughout the war deferred to elected officials, averted a potential crisis and submitted his resignation as commander-in-chief to Congress after the war, establishing a tradition of civil control of the U.S. military.
Nathaniel Greene History:
Early years of the war
In 1775, Greene helped raise a contingent of men to join the American forces around Boston Boston2C Massachusetts. Due to a bad limp, he was passed over for an officer's commission. Committed to the cause, he took up a musket and became a private. On May 8 , 1775 , he was promoted from private to Brigadier General of the Rhode Island Army of Observation formed in response to the siege of Boston. He was appointed a Brigadier General of the Continental Army by Congress on June 22 , 1775 . George Washington assigned Greene the command of the city of Boston Boston Massachusetts after it was evacuated by Howe William Howe 5th Viscount Howe in March 1776.
Greene's letters of October 1775 and January 1776 to Samuel Ward, then a delegate from Rhode Island to the Continental Congress, favored a declaration of independence. On August 9, 1776, he was promoted to be one of the four new major generals and was put in command of the Continental Army troops on Long Island; he chose the place for fortifications, and built the redoubts and entrenchments of Fort Putnam. Fort Putnam (the site of current day Fort Greene ) east of Brooklyn Heights. Severe illness prevented him from taking part in the Battle of Long Island .
Greene was prominent among those who advised a retreat from New York and the burning of the city so that the British might not use it. He was placed in command of Fort Lee New_Jersey on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River. On October 25 1776, he succeeded General Israel Putnam in command of Fort Washington, across the river from Fort Lee. He received orders from Washington to defend Fort Washington to the last extremity, and on October 11, 1776, the Congress passed a resolution to the same effect; but later Washington wrote to him to use his own discretion. Greene ordered Colonel Magaw, who was in immediate command, to defend the place until he should hear from him again, and reinforced it to meet General Howe's attack. Nevertheless, the blame for the losses of Forts Washington and Lee was put upon Greene, but apparently without him losing the confidence of Washington, who himself assumed the responsibility.
At the Battle of Trenton, Greene commanded one of the two American columns. After the victory there, he urged Washington to push on immediately to Princeton, New Jersey, but was overruled by a council of war. At the Battle of Brandywine, Greene commanded the reserve. At Germantown , Greene's command, having a greater distance to march than the right wing under John_Sullivan, failed to arrive in good time: a failure which Greene himself thought would cost him Washington's trust. But when they arrived at length, Greene and his troops distinguished themselves.
At the urgent request of Washington on March 2 , 1778, at Valley Forge Valley Forge , he accepted the office of Quartermaster general Quartermaster general . His conduct in this difficult office, of which Washington heartily approved, has been characterized as "as good as was possible under the circumstances of that fluctuating uncertain force." However, he had become Quartermaster General on the understanding that he should retain the right to command troops in the field. Thus we find him at the head of the right wing at Monmouth/Battle of Monmouth on June 28 June 28, 1778 1778. In August, Greene and Lafayette Marquis de la Fayette commanded the land forces sent to Rhode Island to co-operate with the French admiral d'Estaing Charles Hector 2 comte d Estaing, in an expedition (the Battle of Rhode Island Battle of Rhode Island which proved unsuccessful. In June 1780, Greene was in command at the Battle of Springfield Battle of Springfield Revolutionary War . In August, he resigned the office of Quartermaster general after a long and bitter struggle with Congress over the interference in army administration by the Treasury Board and by commissions appointed by Congress. Before his resignation became effective, it fell to him to preside over the court which, on September 29 September 29, 1780 , condemned Major John Andr¨¦ to death.
A Record of the Inscriptions in the Old Town Burying Ground of Newburgh, NY
is included in "Records from Newburgh, New Windsor, and other Nearby Towns"
volume two. This is available from the Orange County Genealogical Society, 101
Main St, Goshen, NY 10924.

Don White
Hello Dari,
Glad to meet a new "cousin".
My source is the 1840 Nauvoo Mormon Temple Baptisim for the Dead Records that lists Joseph and that he was born in Rhode Island. This was submitted by his grandson Stephen Perry. Joseph and Olive lived next door to Rhoby and Stephen in their later years, so Stephen Jr. would definitely know this. Also in Joseph's RW pension papers there is a deposition from Caleb Calgrove/Colegrove written in 1819. In it he states that he had known Joseph for years and that they enlisted together, fought in the same unit together, were discharged together and WENT HOME together. I found out that Caleb was born in Foster/Scituate area in RI and the 1790 census shows Caleb in Foster.
In the RW Joseph was in the "Rhode Island Line." Documentation on this unit shows that a group of these soldiers moved together, to Conn and Vermont, to settle in new land. If you look at a map you will see that if you go directly east from the Foster area, you run right into Killingly, Conn. My guess is that Joseph was with this group and they stopped in Killingly and they rest is history.
Below are some additional notes I have for Joseph. Also I have pictures of Rhoby and Stephen, grave of Rhoby and Olive, and a picture of Olive's book of poems that is in the Pioneer Museum in Salt Lake City. Will be glad to send them to you if you want them.
Per another Baptisim for the Dead Record submitted by Rhoby, Olive's parents were Henry and Abigail (some say Whitmore but I have not been able to prove this).
I have additional information on Stephen Perry and his ancestors as well as the Greens if you need it.
My line from Joseph/Olive is:
William Howard Perry
Cynthia Ernestine Perry
Amasa Adelbert Packard
Shirely Orrin Packard
Me - Sharon
Notes for Joseph Edwards:
Per US Census Joseph, as an adult, was living in:
1790 - Unable to locate
1800 - Windsor County, Vermont - age: 45+
1810 - Chester, Windsor County, Vermont - age: 45+
1820 - Lewis, Essex County, New York - age: 45+
1830 - Lewis, Essex County, New York - age: 70-80. Lived next door to his daughter and son-in-law Stephen and Rhoby Perry.
1840 - Died prior to this census - Olive is living in Lewis, Essex County, New York with her daughter Rhoby and her husband Stephen Perry.
1842 - Olive moved to Flowler, St. Lawrence County, New York, probably with her son Henry, and then they moved to Rodman, New York.
Joseph and Olive could not read or write.
Joseph and Olive were married by Elder Wright in Killingly, Windham County, Connecticut.
Joseph was in the Revolutionary War in the "Rhode Island Line".
He enlisted in Gloucester, Providence County, Rhode Island on July 1, 1775 under Capt. James Williams with regiment commander Col. Daniel Hitchock. In 1776 he was under Capt. Stephen Kimball. Jan 1, 1777 he was discharged in Pickshill (that is what is written, but could be Peeksville), New York. In 1779 he served 9 months in Capt Nathan Olney (?) company commanded by Col. Crary. He was drafted again in 1780 but got someone to go in his place. He was in the Battle of Long Island (see Military section for info on this battle). At one time during his service, he was due the pay of 16 pounds, 5 shillings, 10 pence.
The act of 1818 granted pensions to destitute soldiers and Joseph was granted a pension of $8.00 per month. The Government then dropped many of these men from the rolls but said they could be restored if they submitted an inventory of their possessions to prove that they were destitute (act of 1820).
Joseph had to resubmit listing his goods - no property, one cow, three sheep, one hog, one ax, one sythe, one hoe, one iron kettle, one bake kettle, one tea kettle, one pot, three old chairs, six old earthan plates, one old teapot, one set of old teacups, two old knives, two old iron spoons, one old table, two milk pans, three tinpans, one pewter platter, one pewter plate. He owed no debts and no one owed him. He was a farmer but was afflicted with Asthma and had been for many years and was not capable of much labor. He states "my wife Olive Edwards is 64 years old & decreped not able to contribute to her support."

Joseph died of Dropsy after a 3 week illness. After his death, Olive received a pension of $40/year from the government for Joseph's service.
The RI Historical Cemeteries Transcription Project shows some possibilities of parents/siblings for Joseph:

John Edwards, born abt 1729 died Jan 12, 1813, who is buried in (#1)
Patience Edwards born abt 1735 died Dec 30, 1826 - buried in (#1)
Nicholas Edwards born 1745 died June 29 1812 in Scituate (no description)
Thomas Edwards born 1764 died May 29, 1836 - buried in (#2)
Edward Edwards born 1744 died May 29, 1805 - buried in (#1)
Abial Edwards born 1740 died April 23, 1835 - buried in (#3)
John Edwards born 1729 died Jan 12, 1813 - buried in #3)


(#1) Edward Edwards Lot with 6 burials - only 2 inscriptions from 1805-1826. All were removed in 1959 to Thomas Andrews Lot on Oaklawn Ave in Cranston

(#2) Edwards-Bussey Lot in Glocester, RI

(#3) St. Ann's Cemetery on Cranston St.
I don't believe that Joseph came out of Glocester as the Edwards name does not show up in any of the books on the history of that town. The town of Foster was not formed until after Joseph left Rhode Island. However, Scituate records of those that were in the Revolutionary War show a John Edwards Jr., Ephriam Edwards, Stephen Edwards, and Christopher Edwards. These could all be connected to Joseph.

Dari Thacker wrote:
hello! hello! sharon,

my name is dari. i have been researching joseph edwards recently and came across your
rootsweb "post-em." i was wondering what your source is for his birth place being in
rhode island. what church records did you find?

how are you related to him? i come through his daughter rhoby edwards.

thank you,

I don't know who dari is or sharon. I do also come thru Rhoby Edwards Perry

Added by Kay Stephens on Jun 03, 2011 9:44 PM

Kay Stephens
RE: Joseph Edwards
You did great, that is him and I suspect he is buried next to Olive, but for some reason his he either does not have a headstone or it is totally unreadable.

Added by Kay Stephens on Jun 03, 2011 9:34 PM


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