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A G M (#47356258)
 member for 6 years, 10 days
Norilee Williamson
plicate memorial for the same person
The other memorial #167255059, this one has the parents names. Can they merged together? Thank you

Added by Norilee Williamson on Aug 11, 2016 1:15 PM

carolyn leonard
RE: Your Caveat
sorry - I am changing those remarks as I can find where they are posted. You don't have a private email address posted but I do, so if you email me I will give you Bill Demaree's phone number.


Added by carolyn leonard on May 18, 2016 5:40 PM

carolyn leonard
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 73295871
Bill Demaree of Madison Indiana took us to this deserted cemetery. I think he is a descendant or at least a close relative and can take you there. It was on a creek bank with tall weeds and this is the only gravestone we saw.

Added by carolyn leonard on May 18, 2016 5:36 PM

Lloyd Cemetery, Wakefield, Jefferson county, Indiana
Thank you so much for the posting of the pictures of the Lloyd stones of Zephaniah Lloyd, Anna (Latimore)Lloyd, Delpha (Lloyd)Black,Oliver Lloyd,
Rebecca (Lloyd)Rock,and Zephaniah Lloyd Jr.
The pictures are a treasure to me as I am a direct descendant and my middle name Is Lloyd. And is being
carried on for 8 generations and going to be forward. I am compiling a story of this in my geneology. I was wondering if there ws a way to email me original copies of the pictures? I am not able to see the info on the stones on Findagrave. they seem to have been taken with the light on the back of the stone. I am hoping to be able to come to that area to try to find out more background on Zephaniah Lloyd Sr. 1805-1892. I have census records of him and family in that area. However his mother and father is not listed on anything. Jefferson County seems to have a lot of information that they are guarding very closely and not releasing online.
So, any help you could be in that area would be ever so appreciated. (

Added by dndearhart on Apr 17, 2016 6:46 AM

Mary Ann Bumgarner
Records are under Smak,Smack etc.Wrote his name as shown. He came to America from Holland in 1654 with his uncle,Swaine Jansen(his m's bro and son of Jan Saine)
when Hendrick was abt 10 yrs old. He settled in New Utrecht,Long Island, New York, bought 30 Morgens (abt 60 acres) of land from Jacques Cortelyou 16 Jan 1665,Plantation Lot No.10 as per Town Record;took Oath of Allegiance in 1687;was a Magistrate
on Assessment Rolls 1675-1688 & on patent of 1686;Church member 1679. On 30 Oct
1677 he sold a farm to Hans Hanson & 1683 bought land from Lucas,a boatman.

He died prior to June 1708, and wrote his name Hendrick Matthysen Smock.
Will proved March 30, 1727 in Piscataway, New Jersey, Middlesex Co., it was dated October 21, 1721.

Hendrick Matthysen Smock (M)
b. between 1635 and 1644, d. after April 1708, #27172

Hendrick Matthysen Smock was also known as Hendrick Matthysen Smack. He was also known as Hendrick Matthysen Smak. Hendrick Matthysen Smock was born between 1635 and 1644 in the Netherlands. Hendrick Matthysen Smock was born circa 1642 at Voorhuysen, Netherlands. He emigrated before October 1654 from New Utrecht, Kings County, New York. Hearing of the Dutch Reformed Church of Breukelen near New Utrecht, concerning an incident caused by "Jan Thomaszen" (Van Dyck), a schepen of New Utrecht. It seems that a social gathering in New Utrecht, at which half a keg of beer was served, became a bit too lively and Jan Thomaszen got into a fight with a woman named Clara Gerrits De Moff. Jan Van Cleef came to the woman's rescue by pulling Jan Thomaszen by the hair, whereupon Jan Thomaszen drew his knife, slashed Van Cleef's coat and drew blood. Jan Thomaszen's son Thomas Jansen then joined the fray and Van Cleef, obviously not seriously wounded, caught Thomas by the hair and "Hendrick Matthysen" caught him by the feet and threw him to the ground. The upshot of all this was a 300 guilder fine for Jan Thomaszen. On 21 September 1661. "Hendrick Mathysen", of New Utrecht contracted a debt, duly recorded and witnessed to "Nicholas Maeyer", Burgher, of New Amsterdam, of 68 guilders in Beaver skins at eight guilders a piece. On 25 April 1662. Hendrick purchased from Jacques Cortelyou Plantation Lot 10 in New Utrecht, containing 30 morgens. On 16 January 1665. He married Geertje Harmons, daughter of Harmen Coerten and Aertje Gerrits, circa 1668 at Dutch Reformed Church, New Utrecht, Kings County, New York. The first assessment of New Utrecht named, "Hendrick Matysen Smock": 1 poll, 4 horses, 3 cows, 3 cows of two years, 3 cows of one year, 93 Pounds, Pounds; 20 morgens of land and valley, 133 Pounds. Another Matteise, and gives the value of land and meadow as 40 Pounds for a total assessment of 133 Pounds. On 24 August 1675. Hendrick was one of several defendants in a law suit, at the Court of Sessions in Gravesend, involving the stoping of some horses; the jury found for the defendants. In December 1675. Hendrick Matthysen Smock was appointed Magistrate in 1676. "Hendrick Matheyse" assessment listed: 1 pol, 4 horses, 3 cows, 3 cows of three years, 3 cows of two years, 3 cows of one year, 105 Pounds, plus 30 morgens of land 60 Pounds, total 165 Pounds.

Of the 28 families assessed, only two assessments were of greater value the Hendrick's. On 29 September 1676. Hendrick sold a farm to Hans Hansen. In 1677. He and Geertje Harmons were founding members of the Dutch Reformed Church, Flatbush. Hendrick Matthysen Smock and Geertje Harmons became members of the Dutch Reformed Church in New Utrecht under Dominee Van Zuuren. Hendrick Matthysen Smock was appointed Magistrate in 1679. He was appointed Magistrate in 1682. Hendrick and seven other men were named in a return of survey, of the 5,320 acre Saddle River Patent in Bergen County, NJ. On 12 April 1682 at Saddle River Patent, Bergen County, New Jersey. Hendrick was on the assessment roll in 1683. Lucas or Mayerse, a boatman, sold a plot of "Hendrick Mattyse Smack" according to the town record of New Utrecht in 1683. "Hendrick Mattysse Smack" and his Uncle "Swaen Janssen", toolk the Oath of Allegiance to the English Crown in New Utrecht, affirming that they had been in America 33 years in 1687.
Hendrick Matthysen Smock appeared on the census of circa 1698 at Kings County, New York. Hendrick Smock is listed as Assessor, West in the records of Staten Island, Richmond County, NY on 1 April 1706 at Staten Island, Richmond County, New York. He was elected an assessor on 1 April 1707. He died after April 1708 at Staten Island, Richmond County, New York. on 11/22/2015

Added by Mary Ann Bumgarner on Apr 10, 2016 6:13 AM

Cheryl Hanson
Elmer Rock
I changed the link but since you were aware of her mistake you could of just asked her to edit the cemetery.

Thank you

Added by Cheryl Hanson on Mar 27, 2016 5:50 PM

Eric Lowman
Lemon Jackson
Thank you for posting Lemon Jackson's grave photo. I really appreciate it.

Added by Eric Lowman on Mar 16, 2016 7:57 PM

Matilda A. Stucker headstone
Thank you so very much for helping to confirm the location of this grave. I was pleasantly surprised to have this request filled so quickly and doubly surprised that a headstone of this age would be found in such a readable condition. Your time and effort on my behalf is much appreciated.

Melissa (mrt)

Added by mrt on Mar 08, 2016 6:26 AM

RE: Samuel and Jacob Smock
Thank you very much for your generosity in transferring Jacob, and I have linked him to his father as you requested. And thank you for letting me know about the honor to Samuel on June 24 of this year. I really appreciate your help and thank you for being a valuable member of Find A Grave.

Added by Lorrie on Jan 03, 2016 12:09 PM

James Newman
Thank you
I got the pictures from my cousin, Janice, today. They are great pictures. I told her that when I get down, we'll have to walk back to the cemetery. She also told me that it is along side of my granparents property of many years ago.

Thanks for straightening me out. I was sure confused.

Judy Nighbert Newman

Added by James Newman on Mar 06, 2015 2:03 PM

James Newman
Abigail Blackford Reed

Are you related to the Abigail Blackford Reed #112095037 that you have on Find A Grave? I am confused about her spouses. Do you know if she was married to a Rev. Ephriam Hardy, Dec 1836, before her marriages to James Bridges or Frederick Reed.

It would appear that Abigail was divorced from James Bridges, as he died in 1878 and Frederick Reed died in 1860, yet she carries the Reed name.

Thank you for any confusion you can clear up for me.

Judy Nighbert Newman

Added by James Newman on Mar 06, 2015 12:17 PM

Headstone repair at Mount Olive Cemetery, Lawrence County, IN
Every time I see a photo of one of the stones that were repaired at Mount Olive Cemetery I am deeply impressed at the quality of work! thank you so very very much

Added by Connecting_Families on Mar 02, 2015 11:42 AM

Robert Lawrence McKillip
Joseph and Elizabeth Bowman
I could not transfer these two as they are no longer under my management.

Added by Robert Lawrence McKillip on Jan 22, 2015 7:16 AM

Robert Lawrence McKillip
Smith Transfers
Much to my surprise, you were right! Some time within the last 3 weeks Ancestry has deleted the Request a Transfer button. This makes it much harder to transfer a memorial. I have gladly transferred your family to you.

Have great day.


Added by Robert Lawrence McKillip on Jan 22, 2015 5:55 AM

Robert Lawrence McKillip
Please use the transfer link at upper right hand the memorials you want transferred to you.

Added by Robert Lawrence McKillip on Jan 21, 2015 7:03 PM

Gail Black
RE: McDonald Cemetery/Clark Co
do you know the name or address of the owners/location? Email me at

Added by Gail Black on Aug 19, 2014 8:49 PM

Gail Black
RE: McDonald Cemetery/Clark Co
I will see what I can will have to wait until after U of L's rush, though. I will let you know.

Added by Gail Black on Aug 19, 2014 8:45 PM

Gail Black
RE: McDonald Cemetery/Clark Co
Thanks for your reply......I am going to see what can be done..

Added by Gail Black on Aug 19, 2014 8:24 PM

Gail Black
McDonald Cemetery/Clark Co
Is this cemetery on private property? It is a shame it has gone in such disrepair!

Added by Gail Black on Aug 19, 2014 3:16 PM

Barb McKay
RE: Abigail Has a Stone
Thank you so much for letting me know about the new stone as well as the new info about Abigail's father James Bonnell. I know the Blackford line goes back to the Mayflower but didn't know the Bonnell's did as well. If you could share your resources with me I would be very grateful.

Thanks again,
Barb McKay

Added by Barb McKay on Aug 05, 2014 3:47 PM

Thomas George
The photo looks awesome. Thanks again.

Added by SimonH on Jul 10, 2014 8:40 PM

Snodgrass Cemetery
Thank you so much for creating these memorials. Are you a relative?

Lois Johnson
McCaslin and Snodgrass researcher

Added by lebj on May 20, 2014 1:21 PM

Rob Johnson
Samuel Jones Stone
Bless your heart for going out and finding my Samuel Jones' stone in the Marble Hill Cemetery. I cannot thank you enough. I was simply beside myself this morning when I got the picture on Find A Grave. With Great Thanks, Rob Johnson

Added by Rob Johnson on Mar 27, 2014 7:02 AM

Barbara Lee
Caroline Swan
Would you mind if I use the photo of Caroline Getty Swan's stone for my family history on She was my g-aunt.
Barbara Lee

Added by Barbara Lee on Feb 05, 2014 9:30 PM

Gary Watson
RE: Lawrence Kelley
I think this must be a glitch in the Find-a-Grave system. Has it been out for a few days? I can send them directly if you email me at gary.w.watson @ comcast . net (take out the spaces).

Added by Gary Watson on Jan 01, 2014 11:52 AM


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