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Susan (#47243627)
 member for 5 years, 5 months, 6 days
Susan McLaughlin
James Gilkinsen McLaughlin 1868-1910
Dear Susan:
James Gilkinsen McLaughlin went from NY to Southern Colorado to work on the (D&RGW), now known for it's tourist run from through the spectacular Animas River gorge from Durango to Silverton.

This 'run' originated in Alamosa, CO and wended it's way down through Chama, NM in order to avoid Wolf Creek pass, just under 11,000 feet in altitude. It reached Durango from the south and went on to Silverton.

Jas. G. McL's wife, Cornelia Vail McL, also of Duchess Co., NY, subsequently ran a boarding house for Railroadmen in order for her only remaining child to survive. Genevieve, went on to become what I believe to be the first woman news reporter in Colorado, and was the biographer of the then Governor.

I appreciate so much your giving 'Jas. G.' an online presence.

Added by Susan McLaughlin on Jul 26, 2015 10:17 AM

Memorial #91018877
Thanks so much for adding a gravestone photo for my great-grandfather, William Henry White, buried in Pawling Cemetery, NY. It took me years to find his date and place of death/burial. Online listings of burials at the Cemetery at that time did not include him. Thank you for adding the tombstone photo!

Added by ConnecticutBlood on Jul 23, 2015 2:17 PM

RE: william gildersleeve 63619657
I believe his wife was Sarah Hall (1778-1840).

Added by Cathy on Jun 29, 2015 4:21 PM

RE: McCanns
No, but William is my great-grandfather and I'd really like to know. I know that he died in the 1930s because of census records, and I'm positive he stayed in Poughkeepsie until his death. I emailed St. Peter's Cemetery in Poughkeepsie asking if any records of William exist, waiting for a reply.

Added by lazacann on Jun 28, 2015 3:18 PM

Kevin Keating
RE: Note on Mary Hughes
Susan - I sent off to Pawling as you suggested - a nice response came back that they have no record of the death - also said the charge is up to $21 - but returned my payment.

I have it on my list to go to Sherman, CT with a request.

Thanks for your advice.

Added by Kevin Keating on Jun 28, 2015 1:56 PM

Kathryn Hill
George Palmatier
This is the number for the one that was the same as yours: # 45568152

I notice now, though, that on Find A Grave, there's an Armenia Union Cemetery and an Armenia Cemetery. I guess you shouldn't delete after all until it's determined which is the actual burial location. Or possibly if they are one and the same cemetery. My apologies for writing prematurely. Sincerely, Kathy

Added by Kathryn Hill on Jun 04, 2015 3:06 PM

karen kelly
RE: Sherman burying ground, Pawling
Hi, I actually took all 3 photos of that stone. My friend Terry Akin (deceased) entered thousands of my photos from this area. I happened by that place several years later and noticed someone had done something to the stone so it is more legible so I took another photo. It is a bit hard to find. If you are heading north (from Brewster) it would be on your left on Rt. 22. As I recall there is an older farm/house kind of place with a couple of odd signs in the front yard. It is next to and kind of behind that old place. Harder to find when the trees are in bloom. Also I believe there is a dirt road that goes behind that house and memorial so look for a small dirt road off of Rt. 22 that would take you behind it. I will try to take a better look for you over the weekend if you don't find it before then. I am heading over that way to visit a friend. Hope this was helpful in some way. Cheers, karen

Added by karen kelly on Jun 02, 2015 7:19 PM

RE: Elijah Hedding
Hi Susan, thank you for your notes - looks like the transfer went fine, and thank you for doing that.

And thank you for the notes about the cemetery - I'll have to contact them to find out exactly where the memorial is. There is also a Methodist section there which may be a good bet.

There is a book called "The Life and Times of Elijah Hedding" which mentions the memorial but not a specific location in the cemetery.

Thanks again,


Added by J_Davis on Jun 01, 2015 2:42 PM

Patrick Arthur Teater Sr.
RE: Gladys Shook
I have 3200 names and about 2,000 obituaries for the book - it is quite the project, finally working on the finished index, and then will be hopefully putting the final touches on the book itself. Doing well other than that.

Added by Patrick Arthur Teater Sr. on Jun 01, 2015 1:55 PM

George Colclough Jr
Transfer Requests

I am hoping to manage all of the memorials for my direct line ancestors, many of which you created. I know this is a very large request, but if you would be willing to consider some or all of them, their names and #'s are:
2nd great grandparents Charles (66635360) and Mary Jane Burch (66635361);
2nd great grandfather George Tompkins (61717184);
3rd great grandparents Thompson (49600945) and Jane Rider(49601134);
3rd great grandparents Zenas (66635473) and Emily Burch (66635474);
3rd great grandfather Lord Cook (51868905);
4th great grandparetns David (49600598) and Alvira Rider (49600718);
5th great grandparents Robert (49600289) and Tabitha Rider (49600387).
Thank you!

Added by George Colclough Jr on May 31, 2015 8:56 AM

Kevin Keating
RE: Note on Mary Hughes
Thank you, Susan, for the info/advice on getting the death certificate from the Pawling Town Clerk. I had had Mary dying in Connecticut until you gave info on the 1892 NYS Census.

I have been a lurker on Find A Grave for about half a year - new responsibility having the Hughes/Cook clans. I'll do my best. I hope I can figure out how to make connections should that need arise.

I believe James Hughes (husband of Mary) died in Sherman, Connecticut - Mary is a widow in a U.S. census of Sherman after his death. I'll send the request form & postal office check/money order to the Sherman town clerk earliest.

Again, Thanks for your actions, info and advice.

Added by Kevin Keating on May 17, 2015 2:30 PM

Linda Rathbun
can i take care of my grandma's page to
Nellie Mae Brown is my fathers mother his name is albert h brown sr thank you

Added by Linda Rathbun on May 09, 2015 10:28 PM

Michael Hanson
RE: Franklin E. Denny
Long time no talk. How are you. I was reading through some our old messages and wanted to let you know I have made little progress on finding any more info. I have since been to the graves of all the Denny's in my family and discovered there is still one plot still open and paid for. It belongs to my fathers cousin who is still alive. I have had no luck contacting her. I think she has a caretaker living with her and she just hangs up the phone when I call. Although I did discover who George married in Chelsea. Her name was Edith Mae Jones. She would be my biological grandmother. My path dies there. Unfortunately records aren't so clear dating back to the early 1920's. We are still trying to locate Isolde Fowler our mother but we think she died in the system.

Just wanted to keep you posted and say thanks again for your help.

Added by Michael Hanson on May 06, 2015 10:33 AM

Ray Sanford
RE: Bertine, Woodlawn
Thanks for the details of Clifford's and Florence's wedding. Quite a description. If you wouldn't mind you could contact me through my email provided in my bio.

Do you use I found Clifford Sherman Hurlburt in the Connecticut, Military Questionnaires, 1919-1920. It is six pages long and contains his photo.

Added by Ray Sanford on Apr 22, 2015 10:09 AM

Ray Sanford
RE: Bertine, Woodlawn
I did get your message, but got tied up with issues with my computer. Thought that I would have it resolved by now and could properly respond to your message. It is not the case, but I didn't want to not reply. As so I can devote some time, I will get back to you. Thank you for the information so far.

Added by Ray Sanford on Apr 14, 2015 2:23 PM

Ray Sanford
RE: Bertine, Woodlawn
Thank you much for the edits and the obituaries. As is often the case, the obituaries provided me will additional information i.e. Florence's husband and location. Thanks again.

Added by Ray Sanford on Apr 12, 2015 3:17 PM

Headstone Hunter
RE: Memorial # 16342025
I just send an email to "", gave them the memorial numbers and my number, and requested the transfer, stating the reason that Don Wilson was inactive and had been for some time.

Added by Headstone Hunter on Mar 29, 2015 2:51 PM

RE: Elizabeth
My direct linkage is as follows:

Betsey, her daughter Abigail Briggs, Abigail's husband Thomas Cookinham, Thomas' son Llewellyn Cookinham, Llewellyn's son Charles Cookinham, Charles' wife Marjorie Budd, Marjories' mother Edith Wright, Edith's sister Gladys Wright, Gladys' husband William Ferris, William's mother Eleanor Rozell, Eleanor's father Alexander Rozell, Alexander's sister Elizabeth Rozell, Elizabeth's husband Caleb Oakley, Caleb's son Abraham Oakley, Abraham's son Hiram Oakley, Hiram's son Samuel Oakley, Samuel's son Gordon Oakley Sr - who is my maternal grandfather. I do have a tree on Ancestry, if you want to look at my data, just let me know.


Added by NLathrop on Mar 12, 2015 11:28 AM

RE: Elizabeth
Betsey the 2nd great-grandmother of the husband of the niece of the wife of my 2nd cousin 2 x removed. So very distantly, by marriage, technically, we are related. I have learned to expand the tree to locate those hard to find relatives that are more directly related.

Added by NLathrop on Mar 11, 2015 3:54 PM

RE: Elizabeth
Thank you for the response. Since all of her documents, other than the headstone, show her name as Elizabeth, please place a comment in the Bio so that others will know it is the same person.

Added by NLathrop on Mar 11, 2015 6:41 AM

Charles A Maxfield
My name is Chuck Maxfield. I have gathered information and posted on my website information on all persons with the maxfield surname.
I find the Columbia County information difficult to put together,
What is your source of information for Albert's father and his first marriage?
Any other leads for researching maxfields in Columbia county would be welcome.
Thanks for your great work.
Chuck Maxfield

Added by Charles A Maxfield on Mar 05, 2015 9:48 AM

Janet Reasoner
RE: St Marys Cemetery Stanfordville
Nice to hear from you Susan. I'm sorry to hear about your troubles, but hopefully all will remain well this year.

I'm also anxious to get back out there graveyard stomping. But I can't be sure if it's just not the desire for spring. Two very harsh winters in a row is a lot to ask of this California girl.

By the way, where do you live? I didn't think we had any coyotes in New York.

Have fun with your granddaughter. I have 16 total and 6 in New York, which is why I live back here.

Hopefully we'll run into each other some day.
Jan Reasoner

Added by Janet Reasoner on Mar 01, 2015 6:18 AM

Janet Reasoner
St Marys Cemetery Stanfordville
Susan, I haven't talked to you for a while. I hope all is well. I noticed you had sent a note to Patrick Teator about this cemetery. This is one I have on my list to do as my daughter-in-laws parents and grandparents are buried there.
Thanks, Jan Reasoner

Added by Janet Reasoner on Feb 25, 2015 11:48 AM

Diane Branham
Miles & Ruth Lewis

This is Mary Lewis Bowman, my friend Diane Branham is on Find A Grave and she just entered mom and dad into Find A Grave. They are listed in the St Paul Cemetery in Norwich, NY if you would like info on them to the family tree.

Hope all is well,
Mary (Through Diane)

Added by Diane Branham on Aug 20, 2014 4:54 PM

Sara B
Noah Kelsey - Milford CT
Hello - Was the Noah you are looking for a Deacon, and could he have been married to Charity Nash? If so, I think I found his marker. Let me know!

Added by Sara B on Jan 15, 2014 2:47 PM


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