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Jan Dundas Beaver (#47085363)
 member for 5 years, 8 months, 13 days
RE: moses
:-) You too!

Added by Barb on Aug 31, 2014 12:52 PM

RE: moses
Thank you!! Lovely to meet you, too!! Thank you for the extra eyes on this. I try to be very careful and concise on the info I put on this site.

It seems that I have two accounts on Find-A-Grave and neither one will let me edit anything! I have a note in to have them merged, but I don't know how soon that glitch will be fixed. I will fix the dates as soon as I can.

Added by Barb on Aug 31, 2014 12:48 PM

Glad that you wrote, Jan!!!

Hello cousin. My maiden name is LaCross (Not LaCroix or Cross). Moses was my grandfather. In Rutland we eventually "Americanized" LaCroix and completely dropped the "Cross". It is spelled many different ways. My uncle spelled it "Lacrosse". This certainly does not help when trying to do research online at all, and is downright frustrating at times.

You are right about Rose's death date. I copied the info from the stone onto "Find-a-Grave" instead of going to the death cert., and I know better than to do that. Thanks for the catch! I will try to correct it.... "Find-A-Grave" and I sometimes have a battle of wills.... I rarely win!

Barb LaCross Giffin

Added by Barb on Aug 30, 2014 7:04 PM

kathy schmidt
Louis Cain
Looking for Louis and Rose family
My grandpa new them well
we have something for the family
thank you Kathy Schmidt

THank you
Thank you for any info

Added by kathy schmidt on Aug 10, 2014 8:59 PM

old guard
RE: Otis
You are very welcome. He was a great guy.

Added by old guard on Aug 04, 2014 3:22 PM

Oh look, a chicken!
Warren Cross
Hi! Yah, it can be confusing and maddening trying to get names and people straightened out. When I was initially researching the Cross family in Mexico I saw that there were a couple of them with the same names, I gave up on them because I'm not related and it was confusing.

Added by Oh look, a chicken! on Aug 03, 2014 3:28 PM

Frank K.
Ina Cross
disregard message below, I just found your EDIT

Added by Frank K. on Aug 03, 2014 1:16 PM

Frank K.
Ina Cross

You sent me a note about Ina's death, do you happen to know the year?


Added by Frank K. on Aug 03, 2014 1:15 PM

Kent Shorthill
Hi Jan
I was out of town when I got your request re: Emma. I just now updated the links.
Kent Shorthill

Added by Kent Shorthill on Jul 23, 2014 9:08 AM
Bette Mae
Will you please answer a few questions for me? I'm afraid I have tracked down the wrong BetteMae.
Was her mother's name Rose Althea, last name could have been Sheffler or Barton, from Pa.
She is buried in the same plot as some of the Shefflers and the birth date is right, but some of the other info just doesn't fit. It would be easier to e-mail me at
Thank you
Frances Reeves
Bette's cousin

Added by on May 26, 2014 2:26 PM

Carol Page Tilson
RE: The Colvin Connection

There were TWO Erastus J. Colvins, born about 20 years apart. Both had Vermont roots and removed with their folks to New York.

The older Erastus J. [b. 24 Mar 1818] was the son of Benjamin Colvin and Ben's first wife Elizabeth M. Fiske [aka Fisk]. He's the one who married Rispah P. Fish [aka Fisk].

The other, younger Erastus J., son of Eseck B. Colvin [Memorial #67614170] and Harriet Joiner [#67614370], was born about 1838 in Vermont or New York [censuses disagree]. He seems to have had at least two wives.

In 1850, Erastus J., age 12, and his family lived in Frankfort, Herkimer Co., NY; the family had moved to Essex Co., NY before 1860. On 1855 New York State Census, Erastus Colvin, 16, b. VT, was enumerated as nephew in the household of his uncle, Willard Joiner and Willard's wife, Lucy.

Where he was for 1860-1870 censuses unknown. In he was in Moriah, Essex Co., NY with wife, "Carry", age 46, b. VT. No children in the household. In 1900, this Erastus J. was still living in Moriah Twp., Essex Co., NY with a wife Clarissa, b. June 1844, NY.

The census taker has taken pains to write that Erastus J. and Clarissa had been married for 3 [or 8?] days. While it could be a 3 or an 8, the "days" was very clearly written. Clarissa declared no children and there were none in the household. In 1910, Clarissa R. Colvin was head of household in Moriah, Essex Co., VT, a widow and dressmaker.

Erastus J.'s occupation was as a dealer in marble, supplying headstones for the County of Essex for soldiers, sailors and marines. He had a contract with the county. [From items in "The Elizabethtown Post," Elizabethtown, NY, Essex Co., NY, published from 1882 to 1920, found on Northern New York Library Network site,].

Hope this helps answer your question.


Added by Carol Page Tilson on Apr 29, 2014 6:01 PM

Dee Ann Donham Wooldridge Barton
James Petway Thomas, et al
Please contact me at I would like to visit with you about this family. We must be distantly related cousins.
Dee Ann

Added by Dee Ann Donham Wooldridge... on Apr 18, 2014 12:56 PM

Ancestor Searcher
RE: Catherine Nashwinter Spence
I am happy to make transfers so posts can be improved by those who have more information.

Added by Ancestor Searcher on Mar 08, 2014 6:50 AM

Ed Poulin
Norman Hayward
Hi Jan,

Thanks for the name of Norman's first wife. I'll add the info to his biography.


Added by Ed Poulin on Feb 02, 2014 9:49 PM

Nadeen Sobottka
Donald Garigle @ Forest Home Cem., Milw., WI
Hi Jan, at first I thought perhaps I made a typo, but then I realized that you wanted me to add Donald's middle name as Dundas. It has been added. If you'd like a transfer, please advise. Regards, Nadeen

Added by Nadeen Sobottka on Dec 20, 2013 1:10 PM

Patricia Cousens
Ralph W Clarke
Jan, just to let you know I have transferred the Ralph W. Clarke family to you. Their son Kent was a friend of my husband's, when we went to Milford he wanted to visit his gravesite. I know that he left 3 young children and a wife, my husband said she was a cake decorator.
Regards, Patty

Added by Patricia Cousens on Dec 11, 2013 7:21 PM

Mona Rhone
Catherine Bowman
Thank you for the information. I have made the corrections to her memorial.

I live in Hamden, CT, and took the pictures at the cemetery while visiting my husband's family who are buried there. I know nothing of the burial book but I'm sure it's very interesting.

Added by Mona Rhone on Nov 15, 2013 8:12 PM

John Flynn
I am very happy to transfer to you. If there are more let me know.

Added by caroline on Oct 10, 2013 4:20 PM

Barb Destromp
Letitia D. Burland Maxham
I just found the death record this morning..That is why I just added it

Added by Barb Destromp on Sep 30, 2013 7:24 AM

Michael Unwin
You are welcome

Added by Michael Unwin on Aug 04, 2013 1:15 PM

Ancestor Searcher
Glad to make the transfer.

Added by Ancestor Searcher on Jul 06, 2013 3:07 PM

lynne richards
Thank you for caring for my son, he is a special person to many people.
god Bless you. lynne ellison richards

Added by lynne richards on May 16, 2013 6:49 PM

Ancestor Searcher
RE: John Keim #76053354
My pleasure.

Added by Ancestor Searcher on May 13, 2013 4:23 PM

M Hodge
Byron Hodge
Thank you very much for sending me the obituary of Bryon's wife Ida Briggs Sabin Hodge! I had never seen this before. Now that I have Byron's death year, I can start looking again for his obituary or death certificate.

Added by M Hodge on Apr 09, 2013 6:29 AM

Stuart Strout Woodside Skolfield
Good mourning to you. Could you please give me a state as I have alot of william Miles. I can not find who you are referring to.

Added by Stuart Strout Woodside Sk... on Jan 25, 2013 7:40 AM


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