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Joseph F. Dolloff (#47063114)
 member for 5 years, 11 months, 3 days
B. Leighton
RE: Dolloff
I have limited information on everyone in the Bean Cemetery and would be willing to share anything you want or need about the Dolloffs or any others.

Added by B. Leighton on May 06, 2014 8:48 AM

Tom Ledoux
RE: Charles William Dolloff
Joseph, since he's a Medal of Honor recipient, that makes him a Famous Person for Findagrave, and they take over control of the memorial, so I can't transfer it to you, or edit it. Suggest you click on 'edit' and suggest it to them.


Added by Tom Ledoux on Nov 06, 2013 2:50 PM

Ellaine Goodall
Dolloff/Lang Family
In the Old Protestant Cemetery in Brighton, Vermont, which was possibly the childhood home of Janett Dolloff, is the partial heart wrenching story of the life of Andrew J Lang and Janett Dolloff Lang for buried next to Janett are two of her children with epitaphs which describe the almost unbearable suffering of the 1800's when it came to raising children. Within the accompanying epitaphs which are thereby inscribed upon the old encrusted tombstones of the Old Protestant Cemetery of Brighton, Vermont and East Charleston's Buck Cemetery, Andrew and Janett Dolloff Lang bequeath a legacy of love and faith and within that legacy thereby leave a poignant trail of their trials.
From these inscriptions and epitaphs we glean that in 1857, and two years after her marriage to Andrew J. Lang, Janett Dolloff gives birth to a little girl whom she names Alice and the next year in 1858 Janett once again gives birth-and this birth possibly took place in their old inn located in Clarendon, Vermont which Janett and Andrew have purchased from Lyman E Johnson. This time she gives birth to a little boy whom she names Alson but in 1861 an epidemic of some kind must have visited Brighton and Charleston for Andrew and Janett tell us that on April 11th 1861 their little Alice succumbs to this probable epidemic and she pours out her grief by inscribing the following on Alice's tombstone:

Tis hard to yield them to the dust
So youthful and so fair
But Oh, the joy to know they will
Not always slumber there

Alice's brother Alson must have been home and very ill when they laid little Alice to rest for on Wednesday April 17th 1861, and only six days later, the bereaved family once again returns to the cemetery on the nearby hill surrounded by the wrought iron fence and the lone funeral procession no doubt could be seen entering via its rustic wrought iron gate. Here with caring hands they carved out another little grave and lay little Alson next to his sister as the cold earth of another New England Spring claims their only remaining child. In this sad spring of 1861 and at the time of Alson's burial, Janett leaves the following heart wrenching epitaph inscribed on the gray granite stone:
Without their tones of joy,
We miss thee our daughter fair
And thee our little boy -
Returning to their home now devoid of the "tones of joy" and likely occupied only by Janett, Andrew and John Johnson (orphaned son of Lyman E Johnson and Sarah A Lang) Janett once again gives birth in 1862 to another little girl and they name her Laura. From 1862 to 1869 the bespoken "tones of joy" fill their home until the angel of death once again pays a visit for when little Laura is not yet seven their second daughter "so youthful and so fair" succumbs to typhoid fever and is laid to rest in Buck Cemetery in East Charleston, Vermont. Upon the death of Laura, Janett once again places her precious child into a little pine coffin and subsequently pours out her grief with the following epitaph:

Little Lora is an angel now
We lift our eyes from the lowly sod
And with aching hearts we kiss the sod
With submissive hearts we truly pray
The Lord gave and he taketh away

In June of 1865 however, the hand of the angel of death had been stayed and the joyful news arrived at the old Jacob Lang homestead on Ten Mile Square Road in East Charleston that the orphaned son of Andrew's sister Sarah, John Elbridge Johnson-for whom Janett had cared for since the age of fourteen and possibly twelve-has survived the Civil War along with Confederate captivity and would be returning home to the lush valleys of Vermont and the home of his parental roots. It must have been a joyful occasion for John when the train arrived in nearby Island Pond, Vermont and John made his way home-possibly upon the horse or wagon of a friend who recognized him-to Ten Mile Square Road and surprised his awaiting family. Or it is possible that some faster rider upon the well populated and rutted wagon road of summer-known as Ten Mile Square Road- had ridden ahead conveying the joyful news- somewhat in the manner of a country town crier.

Here John settled back into a lifestyle of very successful farming upon his grandfather Jacob's old family farm which had been very successfully run by his Uncle Andrew J Lang since John was a young boy. The farm's production is among the highest in Charleston for in 1870 for the old US agricultural statistics inform us that the farm produced 1,800 pounds of butter and 5,600 bushels of potatoes-one third of all of the potatoes produced in the town that year and roughly 18 acres worth-all cultivated behind work-horses and oxen.

Shortly after or shortly before John's return and during this same month and year of June 1865 Janett had been blessed with the birth of a little boy whom she possibly and tenderly named after John Elbridge Johnson and he became known as Adelbert Johnson Lang. Adelbert survives the perilous childhood years which so sadly took his siblings and lives to marry and raise a family which now has many descendents to carry on the legacy which Janett left-a legacy of deep love and devotion to and for her family and children and the children of others, a legacy of courage in the face of heartrending loss and a legacy of devout faith to the fact that life is eternal and those who go on before us continue to live on not only in our minds but in the eternal realms.
Contributed by Ellaine Goodall

Added by Ellaine Goodall on Nov 01, 2013 5:20 PM

K McCarthy
Made the additions at DeSmet. Also had time to link his wife and 2 children.


Added by K McCarthy on Oct 30, 2013 8:39 AM

Lauren Marie Westgate Hargrave
Ivan Fanning Dolloff Find A Grave Memorial# 35893132
Hi Joseph thanks so much for making the changes.

Could you please take off the link information in the bio. You have made the link, so I don't think the information needs to be their.

Thanks a million!

Added by Lauren Marie Westgate Har... on May 05, 2013 9:04 PM

Lauren Marie Westgate Hargrave
Ivan Fanning Dolloff Find A Grave Memorial# 35893132
Hi again Joseph,

Also add in the bio.

Married twice:
1. Mentioned in previous communication.

2. 28 Oct 1959 New Hampshire to Lillian Standish Mitchell.

No children born of thier union.

Thanks again!

Added by Lauren Marie Westgate Har... on May 05, 2013 3:02 PM

Lauren Marie Westgate Hargrave
Mary H Dolloff Find A Grave Memorial# 35893247
Hi Again Joseph,
Could you please make the following changes/additions to her memorial.

Name: Mary Grace (Harvey) Dolloff
Born: Dec 1885 New Hampshire.
Died: 1 Jan 1957 New Hampshire.

Daughter of Charles William Harvey and Cora Matilda Willey.

Married twice:
1. 18 Sep 1904 Bristol, Grafton, New Hampshire to Ora Franklin Simonds.

No children born of their union.

Mary and Ora Divorced.

2. 4 Apr 1912 Nashua, Hillsborough, New Hampshire to Ivan Fanning Dolloff.

No children born of their union.

Thank you so much again in advance!

Added by Lauren Marie Westgate Har... on May 05, 2013 1:22 PM

Lauren Marie Westgate Hargrave
Ivan Fanning Dolloff Find A Grave Memorial# 35893132
Hi Joseph,
Could you please make the following changes/additions to his memorial.

Born 7 Dec 1883 New York, New York, New York.
Died 13 Sep 1968 Plymouth, Grafton, New Hampshire.

Son of William Dolloff and Martha Franniing.

Married 4 Apr 1912 Nashua, Hillsborough, New Hampshire to Mary Grace Harvey.

No children born of their union.

Link to spouse: 35893247 (1912)

Thank you so much in advance!

Added by Lauren Marie Westgate Har... on May 05, 2013 1:21 PM

All updated for you.

Added by jjencks on Mar 01, 2013 12:59 PM

RE: Dolloff
The more we learn, the more interesting and confusing the search can become!! I have a grandmother who told me her mother died in Texas when Grandma was two, but I find her and six children in the census in Tennessee when my Grandma was six. Hmmmmm Perplexing and yet fun to pursue.

Added by Brenda on Nov 24, 2012 7:37 AM

You are welcome, Joe. It was a pleasure.

Just want to let you know that I also posted a photo of the headstone of a Bertha Dolloff who was born 3 JAN 1842 and died 9 DEC 1846. She was not listed on the site, so I set up a memorial for her. Don't know if you are related, but......

Added by Brenda on Nov 21, 2012 11:28 AM

Mary Linda Richmond Rose
RE: Victoria Wilkins (New Salem)
Victoria Wilkins in New Salem Cemetery was the former Miss Victoria L. West . She died on 7 Oct 1886 . She was married to James Adam Wilkins born 1835 form Union County , South Carolina . They raised their family in or near Holly Springs, Mississippi .
This does not appear to be the Victoria Wilkins you are looking for does it.
Wish I could help more. Good luck in your search.
With best regards. Mary Richmond Rose

Added by Mary Linda Richmond Rose on Jul 08, 2012 8:01 AM

RE: Freeland & Mary
Joe...thank you so very much! Bringing this family together...and it is a big family is really important to me and to my Grandmothers that left me a really big genealogy project to finish for them. Wendy

Added by Wendy on Jun 30, 2012 9:02 AM

Marj Golub
RE: Lucy Briggs Dolloff
Sorry to be confusing.I (Marj)am doing genealogy research for a very long-time friend, Susan. Lucy Briggs and James Petrie are her g-g-grandparents through their daughter Victoria who married Otis Wilkins. I know Susan has pictures of Otis and Victoria.He got a land grant in the Dakota Territory and Victoria ended up dying out there.I'm not sure quite what she died of - maybe childbirth. I've not been able to find much except the homestead paperwork. After Victoria died, Otis, their young daughter Mary Lena and his 2 children from a previous marriage returned to MA.
James Petrie died in the War between the States at the Battle of the Wildreness, VA. Obviously, Lucy went on to marry your relative, Thomas Dolloff.
Let me know if you have any specific questions about that line of Lucy/James and I'll try to answer.
Marj Golub

Added by Marj Golub on Apr 09, 2012 4:09 PM

Carolyn Thomas Sorensen
Stephen Maples
Wouldn't it be wonderful if you found Stephen's gravemarker! I'm so happy that you're able to do this! Thanks so much.

Added by Carolyn Thomas Sorensen on Mar 31, 2012 10:09 AM

Carolyn Thomas Sorensen
William Maples
Thank you Joseph for adding William's gravemarker to my memorial. With the fragile condition of the gravemarker; I'm so happy that you were able to take to photos. Thank you again.

Added by Carolyn Thomas Sorensen on Mar 27, 2012 7:23 AM

Carolyn Thomas Sorensen
William Maples
Hello Joseph,
Would you please add your gravemarker photo for William Maples (memorial #47131784) to my memorial for (#39868090). My memorial is the original; dated in 2009. Thanks so much.

Added by Carolyn Thomas Sorensen on Mar 26, 2012 11:17 PM

Roxanne McHatten
Debra Hopkins
Thank you for the transfer of the Debra Hopkins memorial!


Added by Roxanne McHatten on Jul 24, 2011 10:04 AM

David Smith
This is a Monster of a Mess!! MY David Smith who was born July 20 1744, died in PA in 1811..I have his will from the Historical Society in PA..He is the son of John and Temperance. It appears these guys duplicated names of their kids

The info I have on this David that died August 1752, was born Dec 10 1735 making him 16 years old. It's hard to read everything on this marker..can you read it and translate the whole thing..Please..:)

Added by PaperTrailer on May 16, 2011 12:36 PM

Emma Fico
We are related

I discovered today that we are related through Paolo DeLuca. My grandfather, Carlo DeLuca was the older brother to Paolo. Your grandfather and my grandfather were brothers. That would mean my mother Emanuela (aka Nellie by family members) and your mother were first cousins. I guess that makes us second cousins. My brother, who is 14 years older than I, remembers Uncle Paul and his wife, and many of the other brothers and sisters. My oldest sister Tina, now deceased, stayed in touch with some family members, but I don't have this information.

I just discovered the 'findagrave' website and am delighted that I found your name. I also left a message for your sister. I'd love to fill in the missing information on my grandfather's side of the family, and will offer you any information that I have. Please let me know if you or another family member is interested in sharing information.

Emma Fico

Emma Maddalena Fico

Added by Emma Fico on Apr 29, 2011 1:03 PM

David Smith
Hey Joe
You took the photo of David Smith in the Colchester Burying Grounds..Could you make out what it all said? if you could, could you please post it or email it to me..We have a real problem sorting these Davids out has it appears there would be 3 but dates of births and deaths are co-mingled within the 3 and there is noway 2 of them were born on the same day or died on the same day..real confusing! Thanks!

Added by PaperTrailer on Apr 08, 2011 3:53 PM

Thank you so much for getting the Smiths for me!!

Added by PaperTrailer on Sep 08, 2010 12:45 AM

Kevin Avery
Sarah Wyatt Wells
Thanks so much, Joseph, for finding, uncovering, and photographing her stone! An excellent job, and very much appreciated!


Added by Kevin Avery on Aug 21, 2010 4:10 PM

Andrew L.
Thanks so much Joe, Sincerely, Andy

Added by Andrew L. on Aug 14, 2010 5:10 PM

Marilyn Kenyon, Psy.D.
RE: Edithia Bigelow
FYI - I put in a request for Editha's foot stone photo, which you took.


Added by Marilyn Kenyon, Psy.D. on Aug 14, 2010 5:02 PM


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