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Alan Lathrop (#47101383)
 member for 6 years, 1 month, 27 days
Claire Zahn
Waren Converse
Give me a little time to go through my book and tree to see if I find Warren. I think this is why I requested. I have a Warren who died in 1866 with no other information. I will check census records to see if he had a son and then if that son had a son... named Warren.

Please leave the Memorial until I get back in touch.

Much appreciative,

Added by Claire Zahn on Oct 20, 2014 5:37 PM

John Burbank
RE: Burnhams
That's crazy. Thankfully most contributors are honest although I've questioned a few. Thank you for your careful documentation.

Added by John Burbank on Oct 06, 2014 8:01 PM

Janet Muff
RE: Those Baslows
Hello Alan,
Glad to hear that Ralph Baslow is still alive. I looked in Florida and found a death record for Ralph Baslow (SSDI) and thought, "OK, that door is closed." Sorry for the misinformation.

Added by Janet Muff on Oct 02, 2014 2:20 PM

Janet Muff
Those Baslows
Hello Alan,

Thanks for getting back to me. I'm probably more confused than you are, but I ran across the following information at genforum and it helped me a bit.

"Jean-Baptiste BARSALOU aka(s): John BASLOW, John BASLOW, Sr., John BARSLOW, John BASALOW b: 03 Dec 1813 Marieville, Québec d: 10 May 1883 Lincoln, Addison, Vermont Burial: Lee Cemetery, Lincoln, Vermont+ Veronique ROUTET DIT LAMARINE aka(s): Sarah BASLOW, Sarah BASALOW, Avandice LAMARINE b. Abt. 1819 Québec m: 24 Apr 1837 in St. Cesaire, Québec d: 25 May 1889 Lincoln, Vermont Burial: Lee Cemetery, Lincoln, Vermont."
[Source: Ralph Baslow, New Haven, VT at]

I tried to contact Ralph Baslow who wrote it - figuring he was part of the family and seemed to know more than I did about this family - but I learned that he died in 2005.)

So I returned to the vital records for the children to do some more sorting:

John Baslow's marriage record identifies his father (only) as John.

Francis "Frank" Baslow's birth and death records identify his parents as John and Sarah.

Clarissa Baslow's marriage record identifies her parents as John and Sarah.

Austin Baslow's birth record (1850) identifies his parents as John Baslow and Avandice Lahearis.

And Rose Adell Baslow's death record identifies her parents as John (Borslon or Borslow) and Avandice La Marion.

The census records identify John Baslow's wife by a variety of names.
Called Verena in 1850
Called Sarah in 1860
Called Elizabeth in 1870
Called Sarah in 1880

And I came to the same conclusion Ralph did, that there was only one woman, who used a variety of names. I don't know if she had an accent and people didn't get her name correctly; or if she was really Avandice and used Sarah because it was easier. But the VR's for children born 20 years apart (John ca 1838) and (Rose Adell in 1858), indicate that their mother was Sarah. In between their births, however (in the 1850 census) she's calling herself Verena (or something close to Avandice). Then in 1860 and 1880 she's back to being Sarah, and she's Sarah on her tombstone. So, either John had five different wives - Verena, Sarah#1, Elizabeth, Sarah#2, and Avandice (the mother of the youngest children) or there was only one woman.

And based on the principle of Occam's Razor, I'm sticking to the idea that the simplest answer is best. But I don't know what else to make of it.

If you discover more information or have other ideas, please let me know because I'm open to anything.


Added by Janet Muff on Oct 01, 2014 4:42 PM

Tyler Lawrence
Duplicate Sullivan
Hi Alan,

I just would like to inform you that you created 2 memorials for the same person at St. Genevieve Cemetery in Shoreham.

Infant Son Sullivan


Added by Tyler Lawrence on Sep 27, 2014 5:42 PM

Janet Muff
Rosa Baslow
Alan, I'm getting back to you on my error. John Baslow and Rosa Trudo did not have two daughters named Rosa. Their daughter, as you know, is the Rosa who was born and died in 1869.

The other Rose (Rose Adell Baslow) is the daughter of John Sr. and Avandice (aka) Sarah LaMarion. She married Theron Hamner, and died in 1912. Her death record identifies her parents. The problem is that her birth record gives her birth date as 1858, and yet I don't find her with her parents in the 1860 census. So I'm stumped.


Added by Janet Muff on Sep 22, 2014 3:35 PM

Janet Muff
RE: Mary Barton
Hello Alan,
Thanks again for the memorial for Mary Barton. And don't worry about "working on it." I realized that the message I sent about the 2 Rosas yesterday was wrong. I'm in the middle of my work day and don't have time for more, but will send another message later to explain my mistake.

Added by Janet Muff on Sep 22, 2014 12:43 PM

Janet Muff
Baslow & Barton

Thanks for creating the memorial for Mary (Barton) Baslow so quickly and linking her to her second spouse, Henry Gove.

Have you any idea what happened to her husband, John Baslow, Jr? He must have died or absconded before 1900 because she's alone in the 1900 census, and she married Henry Gove in 1904.

Wonder if he went to Canada.


Added by Janet Muff on Sep 21, 2014 10:40 PM

Janet Muff
RE: Mary Barton
Hi Alan,

Wonderful! If she's got a foot stone she's almost certainly there. Please go ahead and create the memorials, and will you let me know when you've done so? Thanks SO much for the help,


Added by Janet Muff on Sep 21, 2014 7:33 PM

Carol & Pete
Leon L Jacobs photo
Thank you so much for the clear photo of Leon's marker! I guess the lighting, or camera, or both, was better :)
Carol & Pete

Added by Carol & Pete on Sep 08, 2014 4:19 PM

Wendy McDaniel
RE: Bessey/Eddy
You're welcome! Have you read any of their history online? Pretty interesting. Wendy

Added by Wendy McDaniel on Aug 30, 2014 5:24 PM

Denise Crawford
Salisbury Village Cemetery
Thank you for the updates you have been sending for memorials in the Salisbury Village Cemetery. I sure appreciate your effort and time. Also thank you for adding pictures of the tombstones - wonderful!!

Added by Denise Crawford on Aug 25, 2014 8:31 PM

Luther Bell
RE: Harrison Eaton
The obituary that I have says that he moved to Jackson, MI in 1866 and he died a month or two after he moved but it doesn't specify if he died in MI or VT.

Added by Luther Bell on Aug 16, 2014 8:24 AM

RE: Samuel Brooks
Thanks - GREAT. I changed them correctly.

Added by VTSSAR on Aug 15, 2014 7:27 PM

RE: Samuel Brooks
Good Evening Alan,

Success - What were the corrections that you had? VTSSAR

Added by VTSSAR on Aug 14, 2014 9:13 PM

RE: Samuel Brooks
Good Morning Alan,

Thanks! I'll contact Lori the owner of the memorial and see if she will consider transferring it to our perpetual care. Thanks Again for the referral. VTSSAR

Added by VTSSAR on Aug 14, 2014 6:02 AM

Patricia A. Maloney
Weeks & Miller


Wow! .. this is wonderful!! Thank you so much for all of the photos for the Weeks and the Miller family of their headstones. I truly appreciate it and thank you.


Added by Patricia A. Maloney on Aug 13, 2014 4:04 AM

Patricia A. Maloney
Fannie L. Weeks

Thank you so much for the photos for Fannie L. Weeks headstones, I really appreciate them.


Added by Patricia A. Maloney on Aug 13, 2014 3:43 AM

Shirley Kloberdanz Arendt

Thank you very much for the photos of the tombstones for the Severy family. It is very much appreciated!

Added by Shirley Kloberdanz Arendt on Aug 11, 2014 8:20 AM

Tyler Lawrence
Loraine Howard
Hi Alan,

I just want to let you know I found Lorraine Howard in the Old Vergennes Cemetery. Someone requested a photo and in 2010, you said you weren't able to locate it. If it wasn't for the death date, I wouldn't have been able to locate it either. "13 Jan. 1825" is the only thing readable on that stone.

Added by Tyler Lawrence on Aug 10, 2014 12:21 PM

RE: Rev Dr Elkanah Cook
Good Morning Alan,

Yes, he is a good one (a Rev War Patriot). We would be please to accept the transfer of his memorial. Thanks! VTSSAR

Added by VTSSAR on Aug 08, 2014 9:27 AM

Arkansas Traveler
Israel Adler photos
Thank you.

Added by Arkansas Traveler on Aug 08, 2014 9:00 AM

Blue Army Member
Lucy Warner
Thank you.

Added by Blue Army Member on Aug 04, 2014 8:43 AM

Greenwood Cemetery
And thank you very much for adding the photos of the Otis and Moore families.


Added by patrick279 on Jul 29, 2014 4:06 PM

Prospect Cemetery
And thanks for your efforts to locate Kenneth T Moore's gravestone.


Added by patrick279 on Jul 29, 2014 3:30 PM


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