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Laurie Gardner (#47291420)
 member for 4 years, 2 months, 10 days
Sylvia Covel Van Valkenburg
Marnie Thompson has deciphered some of the cemetery stones, and realized that Sylvia's stone was there all along. Look at Protection cemetery for Sylvia. Lisa

Added by Lisa on May 14, 2014 7:34 AM

Diane Branham
Justice Cady
Laurie......Would you please consider transferring Justice and his wife (53820982 and 53821006) to me. He is my great great grandfather. My grandfather Leeman Justice Cady, was son of William W. Cady........Thank you....Diane

Added by Diane Branham on Mar 06, 2014 8:31 AM

Marnie Hawks Thompson
RE: Roxania Hopper
Hi Laurie
Sounds good - I know everyone is really busy with the holidays, so take a look when you have a chance and let me know if you want me to scan the short personal history that is in the 1884 book that I mentioned.
Merry Christmas!

Added by Marnie Hawks Thompson on Dec 19, 2013 12:08 PM

Marnie Hawks Thompson
Hi Laurie
I was hoping you'd respond to the message I left a while back as well as the picture I uploaded of Roxania Hopkins Wagoner. I see that she is still listed with her father as Jacob Hopper?

I noticed that you have a request out for a picture of Annis Wagoner Scott's memorial in Protection. I believe there was most likely a stone placed there upon her death as well as that of her infant daughter, but it no longer exists.

I believe I may have the location of the graves even though there is no stone.

Added by Marnie Hawks Thompson on Dec 16, 2013 9:12 AM

Jan Franco
RE: Nathaniel Holmes
ok, added info, thanks.

Added by Jan Franco on Dec 10, 2013 7:30 PM

Jan Franco
Nathaniel Holmes
age on stone is clearly 74, which would make birthdate about 1716. Is this the correct person?

Added by Jan Franco on Dec 10, 2013 4:25 PM

Robi StoneCypher Green
RE: Fish, Owens, Horstman Transfers
Hi Laurie,

I believe I transferred all you requested. Have a great day. Robi

Added by Robi StoneCypher Green on Oct 10, 2013 11:30 AM

Robi StoneCypher Green
RE: Re: Fish Transfers
Hi Laurie,

Owens and Fish transfers completed. Enjoy. Robi

Added by Robi StoneCypher Green on Oct 10, 2013 10:30 AM

Robi StoneCypher Green
RE: Re: Fish Transfers
Hi Laurie,

I read your biographies on the Fish Family. Good job. Would you like to have Clayton's parents?

Let me know.


Added by Robi StoneCypher Green on Oct 10, 2013 1:19 AM

Robi StoneCypher Green
Re: Fish Transfers
Transfers completed. My Pleasure. Robi

Added by Robi StoneCypher Green on Oct 09, 2013 4:04 PM

Marnie Hawks Thompson
Roxania "Hopper"
Hi Laurie,
I sent you a correction on Roxania (her name is listed as Roxania on her gravestone, not Roxana), but I thought I should explain because it seems you have done quite a bit on your family tree.
Your family line is not "Hopper",it's "Hopkins". You are only related to the Hoppers through the remarriage of Barbary to Jacob Hopper.
Roxana as well as her siblings; David, John and Sophronia were Jacob Hopper's stepchildren.
Roxana was born in Fredonia in 1832 and was the daughter of David (born in NY) and Barbara (born in Connecticut) Hopkins.
Between 1836-1850, the Hopkins family moved from Cattaraugus County to Holland, Erie County (David Jr. settled in Sardinia). David Sr. died during this time period. I do not know if he died in Cattaraugus or Erie County.
By 1850, Barbary has remarried Jacob Hopper and Roxanna and her siblings, John & Sophronia are here, too. They are listed as "Hoppers" in the 1850 census, but they are not.
If you look at the 1855 census, Roxana has married George Wagoner, but John & Sophronia are still with their Mother, Barbary Hopper - but they give their last name as "Hopkins", not Hopper.
I'd love to tell you that I know more about the Hopkins family before they came to Holland, I've been working on Holland and Sardinia families now for about 10 years, but I have never been able to find out anything more about David & Barbary Hopkins. I did research the family after I came across the 1855 census that listed Barbary's children as "Hopkins", not "Hoppers". I found a brief personal narrative about George & Roxana Wagoner in the 1884 copy of "The History of Buffalo & Erie County" that my grandfather gave me before he died. In it, it gave Roxana's birthplace and parents names. I have a picture of George and Roxania on my Ancestry tree, I'll upload it to f.a.g. if you'd like.
Maybe you can find out more about Roxania's Father, David (:
Marnie Hawks Thompson

Added by Marnie Hawks Thompson on Oct 05, 2013 9:48 AM

Debbie Cervino
East Afton cemetery
I will be heading to Owego this weekend and all next week, heading to Afton one day to look for my family, so hopefully I can get this pic for you.

Added by Debbie Cervino on Jul 22, 2013 5:22 PM

Kurt Riegel
Hannah More (FAG # 55635841)
It looks as if Hannah's headstone is in need of restoration. I am a gravestone conservator fully trained and certified in working with historic gravestones. Let me know if you would like a free estimate to restore this stone and reset at the proper level above ground.

Added by Kurt Riegel on Jul 15, 2013 10:29 PM

Margaret McNeil
I've transferred Margaret McNeil to you. I am connected through Harry Brown.

Added by lrw on Jun 07, 2013 3:30 PM

Re James Kane
I'm always happy to transfer to family. Good luck in your searches.

I'm not sure if Gardner is your maiden or married name. I looked through your Gardners, but none sound familiar or the places. You did a nice job of documenting them on your bio.

I had a great grandmother, Mary Jane Gardner from Burlington, NY. And I understand your frustration. I know where and when she died, but can't find her burial place either.

Do you know there is an active Gardner family group-both on Facebook as well as a research group on Are you on As part of the research group, each member is asked to add their branch to the tree. It is pretty extensive at this point. If you would like to join, all cousins are welcome, free of charge. I can connect you if you are interested.

Thank you for your nice comment. I enjoy genealogy and helping others to connect with family. Donna

Added by debkd on May 27, 2013 6:38 PM

Raymond Ingraham
Death Date of John B. Ingraham
I've been doing research on the Ingraham's in both Chenango and Broome counties.

RE: John B. Ingraham - Find A Grave Memorial# 54137541. His death date is not on the headstone, but is Dec 6, 1963.

Ray Ingraham

Added by Raymond Ingraham on Apr 27, 2013 3:09 PM

Sally Loeb
Laurie, Just wondering if you are related to Nathaniel Homer Wallace and Elizabeth Cunningham Wallace? They are my 2nd great grandparents. I ask because you have posted other Wallaces. I am looking for connections to my Wallace families. I appreciate it greatly if you can help. Sally

Added by Sally Loeb on Mar 15, 2013 11:29 AM

Diane Branham
Justus Cady
Interested in any info you have on William, the son of Justus. My Grandfather who was Leeman Justice Cady from Oxford, has on his marriage certificate that his father was a William Cady. Interested to know if they are one in the same.

Added by Diane Branham on Dec 17, 2012 6:40 PM

Cheryl Edwards
Gardner family line
Hi Laura,

In doing much research into the Gardner family line Albert Gardner comes up as a son of Elsworth Gardner and Martha Moore lots of secrets in this family. I would like to compare notes its vital as most all the men in this family and generations that follow die of either stomach and liver cancer or liver disease still onging. Please contact me at I would really appreciate it very much!

Thanks Cheryl

Added by Cheryl Edwards on Dec 15, 2012 12:01 PM

Ken Ray
RE: Van Valkenburgh
This is a long shot but I thought I ought to ask. My great, great grandfather Henry Van Valkenburgh lived in North Greenbush, NY and owned a home there not far from the city of Troy. The home was sold back in 1907 to a Gardner family, one of the Gardner's still live in the home. Any relation?

Added by Ken Ray on Dec 13, 2012 4:17 PM

Steve Dwyer
Eva Martin Gardner
Hello Laurie been looking around on the web about my grandparents, And realized you and i are cousins Eva and Alfred are my Great Grand Parents as well. My grand father was Lawrence and Ed was my uncle, I live in the house i grew up in across from my grand father Lawrence and raising my 2 boys here, What a small world it is to find family you never knew, Would love to get in contact with you to discuss our family my uncle Ed is across the river in knox cemetary along with others of my family. I can be reached via email hope to here from you soon..

Added by Steve Dwyer on Nov 29, 2012 10:02 PM

Ken Ray
RE: Van Valkenburgh
Yes I do know that website for the Van Valkenburgh's and I have been a member of the association for many years. We may be related as most of my Van Valkenburgh's all came from around Sharon in Schoharie County, NY. Appreciate your help very much.

Added by Ken Ray on Nov 19, 2012 6:08 AM

Kurt Riegel
Marion Gardner
I took a photo of Marion Gardner's stone for you. I also added the other names on the stone to Find A Grave and uploaded photos for them also.

Added by Kurt Riegel on Nov 01, 2012 3:42 PM

Cherri' M Townsend
RE: Eva Martin Gardner
Yes it is on the top of the stone, seen where you had posted the face so I added the top.

Added by Cherri' M Townsend on Sep 23, 2012 4:46 PM

Mary Polly Gaston Gardner # 53975637

I descend from a daughter of William # 54134653 who died intestate from the fall on the ice, his estate settled in Broome County Probate Court 14 July 1837. He and his wife had seven children. I have William being born 07 Jan 1798, his baptism 04 Feb 1798 in Columbia County, NY. Parents listed for Wm are Jacob Gardner and Gesje Bond - who have 8 recorded children. I am open to correction, especially since William Gardner is such a common name in New York.
The timeline you publish for Polly Gaston Gardner # 53975637 does not match up for her son being this William Gardner# 54134653.

Added by Lolo on Jul 01, 2012 9:26 PM


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