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Gary Abrams (#46963250)
 member for 8 years, 7 months, 29 days
Lulu McClain.
thanks for the obit - are you sure of her age -- the stone says 5,2,17 not 3,2, 19 ?

Added by Donna on Jul 26, 2016 11:34 AM

Charles N. Wood
Hello, Gary,
I just want to let you know that I left a picture on the memorial you have for Charles with the source of the picture in the caption. Hope it's okay with you. I'm quite sure that it's the right man because there appears to be only one Charles N. Wood who lived around Broome and who was born in 1839.

Added by Suellen on Feb 26, 2016 3:35 PM

Charles N. Wood 43616175
Hello Gary, Through the Edit Function I submitted his full date of death of June 3, 1911. The source was his pension data. Paul Turner

Added by pjt on Feb 16, 2015 4:05 PM

Linda Peloquin
RE: Egbert / Decker

Thanks for getting back to me.

So, it's family with an Egbert/Decker marriage connecting the two. I hadn't gotten into Abigail yet so thank you for that bit of information.

The other Decker headstone in the photo, John & Sarah, you probably know are Japhet's parents. They also have memorials here by lilypad: 133782381 & 133782418.

I see that you also have made a memorial for Eliza Decker, Japhet's wife. She was in the 1902 Newark, NJ directory w/the same addy as son John but the info for that must have been collected before she died in 1901.

I've never seen Japhet's DC. I'm not in Staten Island or even NY so the only death records I get are those that are direct line. I'd love to have a DC for everyone for whom one was issued but for me, like most of us, that's not budgetarily possible so I stick to the main line for those expenditures.

I wish I did have some older family pix but the closest I come w/the Decker branch on Staten Island is a great-grandmother who would be related to Japhet through their common ancestors of John M. Decker & his wife, Martha Kinsey.

I know trees @ Ancestry say "Whitehead" for Martha's maiden but that was based on what turns out to be mis-information by an unknown informant for the 1909 DC of John & Martha's daughter Mary Catherine & was thought at the time to be correct.

There was a big tah-do when Martha's 2nd husband died w/his children(all by his late, 1st wife) contesting his will. In the testimony of Martha's late husband's brother, it was learned that Martha & the 1st wife, nee Kinsey, were sisters thus, Martha's maiden was learned/confirmed to be Kinsey.

Yes, I am on Ancestry. Is the Rev. Faull Family Tree yours? The photo of the tree's owner sure looks like you in the pix here or you have a twin bro. doing genealogy. If it's you, then I just sent a contact mail a short while ago on the Ridgeway/Faull/Decker connection. And I do see that the Faull memorials are yours, too.

If it's not you, then let me know here.

Added by Linda Peloquin on Jan 24, 2015 4:43 PM

Linda Peloquin
Japhet Alston Decker Memorial# 130037338
Good evening Gary,

Thank you for this memorial!

I'm looking at the photos you took that accompany your memorial and I'm a bit confused.

Is the photo w/the Egbert monument in the foreground just meant to give an overview of the location of Japhet's headstone or are the three headstones in the photo all within the same plot & therefore the two in the background - Japhet's and that of John M. Decker/Sarah Decker (Who were, BTW, Japhet's parents) related to the Egbert"s?

My guess would be, if related, then the relationship might be via Japhet's wife Eliza for whom I've not found a maiden name yet.

It won't be via Sarah Decker on the other headstone off on the right of the Egbert monument because the marriage of Sarah & John is recorded in the records of Moravian Church and her maiden name - Alston & her parents - Japhet & Sarah Alston, are documented in the records. (

One last question...I'm wondering where you found the birth & death locations of Bull's Head for Japhet. I haven't been able to find them w/what's available to me on line.

Thanks so much.


Added by Linda Peloquin on Jan 23, 2015 7:52 PM

Dead weight
RE: Gubelmann in NJ
I don't know if they should. I was just letting you know in case you are doing their family tree. It's not a common name.

Added by Dead weight on Nov 21, 2014 1:44 AM

Mike Harrison
Weik @ Watsontown
I found Jay along with 6 other Weik's. They are in Block 11, listed owner ofthe lot was Ella Weik. I posted all of them & transferred them to you.

Added by Mike Harrison on Jun 03, 2014 10:23 PM

Mike Harrison
RE: Weik @ Watsontown
Gary I looked in Block 24 & didnt see any other Weik's buried there. I work for the cemetery so Ill find them, just give me a few days. Ill look at the map when I go in the morning & see where the others are listed.

Added by Mike Harrison on Jun 02, 2014 2:04 AM

ID Military in Westlawn-Hillcrest
We are currently working to identify anyone buried in Westlawn-Hillcrest Cemetery Omaha NE that has served in the military. If you have a loved one buried there or know of someone, please send us a message. We place flags on the graves for Memorial Day. This project is sponsored by Centennial Masonic Lodge #326.

If you can send us the names, we will be sure to include them on our list to get a flag.

Thank you for the help with this ongoing project.


If you have already received this message, please accept our apologies for the duplicate message.

Added by C.C.Diamond on Mar 18, 2014 10:38 AM

Lucaya Ruiz
RE: Mem. 57812577 Oscar H. Statrk
I will do that. He was married to my husband's grandmother, Frances Maceina Stark. I have very little info on you have anything that you'd share with, info, etc? I don't know anything of her marriage to your grandfather, except records I've found.

How about your grandfather...anything you would share about him would be wonderful.

Added by Lucaya Ruiz on Nov 17, 2013 12:52 PM

Ransom A. Mattoon gravestone photo (mem #41850248)
May I have your permission to download the photo of the gravestone of Ransom A Mattoon? I would like to upload it into my Ancestry family tree.
Thank you for your consideration.
-Ro Fleury

Added by MissKitty on Apr 09, 2013 11:55 AM

Richard Dean Soden
Hi there. I just wanted to let you know that I uploaded a picture to the above memorial in Fairmount cemetery.

Added by njdbw on Mar 25, 2013 1:26 PM

Dug Gap
Gary, I am very interested in your research on Dug Gap. I have set up a Virtual Cemetery to group together the men who were killed in that battle. I am searching for several graves of the men of the 154th NY, 134th NY, 29th Ohio, and other regiments. Any info greatly appreciated. Please email me.
Thank you.

Link to VC:

Added by Janet on Sep 18, 2012 1:53 PM

Jonathan Kirtland Miner Edsall
Edsall's in Catskill, NY
Thanks for adding the photos for John and Hannah Edsall.

Added by Jonathan Kirtland Miner E... on Apr 21, 2012 8:10 AM

Thank you for the Allegretti grave photo!

Added by Dan on Dec 27, 2011 4:49 AM

George Brewster, consumption, & the 124th
Hello -

I happened to visit LadyGoshen's memeber page and read your message to her about Mr Brewster. My G3GF, Horace Paret, was also in the 124th and lived for a time in Slate Hill. I suspect he was born there or in Ridgebury. He, too, had TB (died 1880) as did his brother, wife, father-in-law, and at least two of his children that died had it. TB was as rampant in NY (probably throughout the colonies) at that time as it now is in Asia. Mr Brewster may have become infected well before he found himself in Maryland.

The intial infection can cause mild flu-like to no symptoms at all, then the bacteria becomes dormant in the body, oftentimes for decades (the latency phase). It's only when the bacteria becomes active that symptoms appear - cough, fever, fatique, etc. So, perhaps he entered the active phase of the disease while he was in Maryland with the stresses the soldiers were under, but he could have had it from his contact with all the infected NYers he knew as a child. It's a devastating and sneaky disease!

All the best, J

Added by seekerJay on Dec 16, 2011 10:36 PM

Thank you so much,for taking the time to get a pic for me.

Added by Lenoria on Dec 05, 2011 9:44 AM

Brandy Hardman
RE: Grave photos
Gary, You are very welcome!! If I can be of any further assistance, just let me know.

Added by Brandy Hardman on Jan 17, 2011 6:44 PM

Louisa Peloubet Youngs #61092433
I just wanted to let you know that I created the memorial for Louisa Peloubet Youngs back in April of 2009. Memorial #36403749. We don't want to have duplicates.

Added by Marte on Nov 16, 2010 6:01 PM

RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 40102291
Could you please send me the information and I'll add it to the memorial. I'm related to his wife Jane Dedrick. Thank you.

Added by Marte on Nov 16, 2010 5:37 PM

Bruce Speck
RE: Finda grave memorial #35843312, William G. Peloubet
Thank you for the information. I updated his information and added a tombstone photo to his memorial. I also located an obituary for his wife, Olga, that I added to her memorial.

Added by Bruce Speck on Nov 11, 2010 3:56 AM

Dolores Davidson
RE: Electus Pratt - Memorial# 12930181
Just found your note on the ELECTUS Pratt I added all you sent
Dee Davidson

Added by Dolores Davidson on Jul 09, 2009 9:52 AM

Martin J. Spielman, Jr.
RE: Andrew Snowhill changes
Your help is very much appreciated. Being new to this process I have been trying to catch up and log as many graves as I can before any more of the stones are lost.

Thanks again,

Martin Spielman
Vestryman of St. Peter's, Spotswood

Added by Martin J. Spielman, Jr. on Apr 12, 2009 3:46 PM

Tony Cossean
FAG thank you
Please forgive me for the terrible delay in replying to your kind letter about Rev. John L. Fall. I have finally added his info.
Sincerely (and again, sorry)
Tony C.

Added by Tony Cossean on Jan 15, 2009 1:18 PM

Melanie Atkins
Capt Henry Clay Bartlett

I have just found your request for a photo of the gravesite of Capt. Bartlett on the Freylach farm in Whitfield Co., GA.

I am going to start work on it in the morning. I have already checked out the census from 1860-1930, and see that the German immigrants Edward and Sophia Freylach moved their family here from Ohio just before the 1860 census. Sophia died between 1860 and 1870 and Edward died between 1870 and 1880, but two of their sons, Edward and George and their families were still here in 1930.

Sophia's mother, Sophia Valentine came with them and outlived her daughter. She was living with Edward and the children in 1870 and died before 1880. Apparently they named a son George Valentine Freylach after her, and I see there is a George V. Freylach in the phone book, named after his ancestor.

It will be interesting to see their reaction to the wonderful portrait of Capt. Bartlett.

Melanie Atkins, Dalton, GA

Added by Melanie Atkins on Sep 29, 2008 10:34 PM


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