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S A Brown (#47126971)
 member for 7 years, 8 months, 17 days
Sarah Brown
Please forgive me if you have handled this question before... I am trying to settle the idea of the wife of Tunis Brown being married to "Sarah Kingsland" versus "Sarah Outwater" and I would like to hear your thoughts. I honour of Helen Brown, a woman who had appointed herself my "aunt" in my youth and left me with happy memories, I have been putting together a family tree on Ancestry - "Tottenville Browns".

Thank you for your time.

Joseph Morneault

Added by JosMorn on May 16, 2014 5:39 AM

RE: Smith Graves
You're most welcome! I'll be back there and will look again for you. While a total mess, as you know, in the fall it was quite beautiful in its isolation. Too bad for the poison ivy...absolutely covered! And with Sandy occurring here a year ago, there are many, many trees down blocking gravesites. I have contacted the trustees of the cemetery, who of course are volunteers, to provide a map so I could check specific were one of several people who gave me 4-digit sites. Some places were totally impassable, maybe that's where the 4-digit locations are. I await a response from the trustee, but doubt that they have a map. I'll let you know. Well, I tried!

Added by TimV on Nov 10, 2013 4:51 PM

Nikita Barlow
Tunis Brown

Please disregard my previous message. The inscription does indeed say "Father".

Best regards,

Added by Nikita Barlow on Sep 06, 2012 12:01 AM

Nikita Barlow
Tunis Brown
Greetings, Steven!

It appears from the inscription on Tunis Brown's gravestone ("dear mother") that this individual was a woman. Another Findagrave member has added a photo of Tunis' stone to the memorial page you created, so you may want to check it out.

Best regards,

Added by Nikita Barlow on Sep 05, 2012 11:55 PM

Would you have any information on a Catherine Outwater Penn Williams of Elizabethtown, NJ? She was born about 1780, married 1st Robert Penn in Elizabethtown, NJ, and after his death married 2nd John Williams of Acquannock, NJ in 1820. Perhaps Sarah and Catherine are sisters or cousins. Would appreciate hearing from you! Karen in Arizona

Added by KAREN TERRY on Nov 17, 2011 5:24 PM

RE: Gartshores in Grove Cem, Dundas
There is definitely one tall monument in Grove for a John Gartshore from England (don't remember the details at the moment) and other names on the same stone. Very prominent. Will capture that, and keep my eye out for more.

There used to be quite a few Gartshores still living in this area -- I went to high school with a Gartshore in Ancaster in the late 1960s. Surprisingly, today I can only find one Gartshore remaining in the online phone directory ( for the Hamilton/Dundas/Ancaster area. Lots in the rest of Ontario, but if there are more still around here, they're either unlisted or they all have cellphones instead of landlines! :D

On the other hand, there are 4 Gartshores in St. John's Anglican Churchyard, Ancaster. I'm up there often, and it's a cemetery I'm working on documenting for Find-a-Grave. Since you are now connecting with my personal history, I will be delighted to make a point of getting photos of those as well, on my next visit up to Ancaster.

And by the way, with me it's not "if", but "when". :biggrin: =]) Beth

Added by ohSunnyOne on May 26, 2011 8:36 PM

RE: Cowie in Grove Cem, Dundas, ON
Okay, I just called the Hamilton Cemeteries Board office, and I have some answers, a location, and a mystery. :D

The original lot owner of South Quarter (aka the East Half), Row 7, plot 33, was a Thomas Cowie, who purchased it in 1862. The location is at the end of the row next to the dividing roadway. The plot is large enough for 8 interments, of which there are 4 on record (your list), but there is NO stone. Thomas is not indicated as being buried in his own lot.

Next to #33 is a half lot, also with no stone, for McHaffie. The adjacent half lot in #32 is a Beatrice Whiteside -- for whom I'm _certain_ I saw a gravestone last Monday, so at least now I know where to return to!

The mystery is that, according to the records in the Cemetery office, Alex Cowie's death was recorded as September 1861, rather than June 1862. However, the staff member assisting me was unable to cross-reference the entry to the Interment Register to confirm or refute either date. Could Alex possibly have been moved from another location to Grove? Good question. :D

Anyway, I can now easily go back in the next few days and photograph the open grassy space, and provide a photo for your memorials. I have a tasteful sprig of flowers which I can use to mark the spot.

We all wish our ancestors had left more "concrete" traces, don't we. =])

TTFN, Beth

Added by ohSunnyOne on May 26, 2011 1:40 PM

RE: Photo Request - Grove Cem, Dundas ON
Hi, Steve =]) I'd be delighted to try and get a photo of your family's marker (if any) in Grove Cemetery! It's just down the hill from me, less than 10 minutes drive, and I've been there often. It's good to have a reference point, as it's large (for a "small" cemetery), and a fair number of the stones are on a hillside, which is difficult for me -- but I'll attempt what I can. Won't be until next week sometime, due to other commitments, but I'll let you know via SAC when photos are posted. If there are any others in the area surrounding Hamilton, just let me know.

All the best,
=]) Beth [OhSunnyOne]
west Hamilton/Ancaster

Added by ohSunnyOne on May 11, 2011 7:28 AM

Floral Designer
RE: Hagon
That answers the Green carpet and the Big Hold about 4 feet down. That marker is very rich looking, either side of it, are old ones that are turning color now. Glad to help.

Added by Floral Designer on Jul 30, 2010 3:48 PM

Rick Bryant
RE: Thanks
You are welcomed. The stone had sunk a bit, so I cleared it as best I could. The cemetery is maintained primarily by volunteers. Many older markers are difficult to locate, so I was glad to find that one.

Added by Rick Bryant on Feb 17, 2010 3:57 PM

Sharri Bodnar
Andrew & Julianna Kecskes graves
Thank you Steven for trying to locate my cousins graves. I really don't understand how come it wasn't found. My cousin told me where it was. He no longer lives in New Jersey, otherwise I would ask him to take a picture of it. I do know that he said there were problems with it and had to be fixed. But the office should have records of them. Again, thank you for trying. I am going to have to see what I can find out about these graves.

Added by Sharri Bodnar on May 20, 2009 9:25 AM

Scrib & Barb Kelly
Summerer Gravesites
Thank you so much for taking the time to find the gravestones of the Summerer family for me. It is thanks to the kindness of you and many others that I can put my family booklet together with such wonderful photos

Added by Scrib & Barb Kelly on May 16, 2009 2:44 PM

Betty Frey
Fersterowski headstones
Hi Steven . . just wanted to say "thanks" again for your help with the photos. Whenever did you find a "nice" day lately to take them. This is the worst spring ever!
Take care and thanks.

Added by Betty Frey on May 16, 2009 11:15 AM


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