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2patriots (#47370354)
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Sarah Vickery
RE: Lucinda Pitcher
Thanks to you for entering her in the first place!

Added by Sarah Vickery on Sep 30, 2015 1:55 PM

John Miller and Sailors Snug Harbor Cemetery
I noticed that you had created a memorial for John Miller, who is interred at the Sailors' Snug Harbor Cemetery. Are you a descendant of John's? I'm also a descendant of a mariner who resided at Sailors' Snug Harbor and is interred at the SSH Cemetery. If you are interested in more information about the status of the SSH Cemetery and where to find this SSH Records, I can help you. You can contact me at the email address listed on my member name profile.

Added by BJWeir on Sep 06, 2015 8:53 PM

Sarah Vickery
RE: Lucinda Pitcher
Thanks. It did look possibly wrong, but then there could have been other records that made it look correct!

Added by Sarah Vickery on Aug 29, 2015 3:32 PM

RE: Obed Averill (1763-1808)
I'm glad the list is of service to you. I don't know the original source documents the DAR used in compiling the list, or the list's accuracy. I would feel more comfortable, if I could find Obed listed on a muster roll or approved pension application. However, the DAR is pretty persnickety.

Thanks for putting the info on Obed's Memorial page.

Added by Anonymous on Aug 17, 2015 5:33 PM

Obed Averill (1763-1808)
Here is a link to the DAR list to which I referred in my post several minutes ago:

I think I also saw some DAR designated Revolutionary War service for Obed Averill on a paper list of the Old Westminster Cemetery, compiled for an anniversary celebration.

Added by Anonymous on Aug 15, 2015 8:34 PM

RE: obed averill # 116296994
Although Obed (1763-1808) Averill is not a DAR "patriot"(ie, no one has applied for membership or for a supplemental ancestor on his service), his name appears on a list of Revolutionary War soldiers buried in the OLd Westminster Cemetery, created by the DAR.

I can't remember if he appears on any muster rolls, I have run across. Obed's inclusion on the DAR list may be an error. Or like another ancestor (Azariah Wright, Jr b. 1762) whose 1832 Pension application I found, Obed's service might include building fires, building barracks, guard duty, running messages, etc. and other duties a teenager could perform.

Sorry, no specifics or even confirmation that Obed did serve. However, it would have been with the Vermont Militia, not the Continental Army.
I will try to find supporting documentation.

Added by Anonymous on Aug 15, 2015 8:14 PM

Julia Wynelle
RE: Sarah & Caleb Kimball #105556236 & #105556123
Thank you!

Added by Julia Wynelle on Aug 09, 2015 1:22 PM

RE: Ralph Edwin Harlow- Westminster, VT
You're welcome. Yes, it looks much better! I hate to see "empty" memorials.

I found a little more information and will send it later.


Added by mariolina on Aug 05, 2015 2:12 PM

RE: Ralph Edwin Harlow- Westminster, VT
Hi - Thanks for the quick updates. I got his date of birth from his birth record and most of the rest from his death certificate. Here are the links:

The month and year of his birth are also on the 1900 US Census report.


Added by mariolina on Aug 05, 2015 1:19 PM

Wayne Thomas Pritchard Jr.
RE: Isaac Sweet #58176366
You're welcome!! Thank you for the warm welcome...I look forward to fulfilling many more photo requests.

Added by Wayne Thomas Pritchard Jr... on Aug 02, 2015 3:07 PM

Christopher Veltmann
you can use the picture.. would you like an invite to my tree, you can move around quicker and copy faster.

Added by Christopher Veltmann on Jul 19, 2015 10:19 AM

Christopher Veltmann
RE: Humphrey Atherton # 18294785
I have a public tree for a reason, everything I have (on the dead) is free to share. I invite people to my tree and sometimes give them access to the living. I protect my family from TOTAL EXPOSURE, but sharing with cousins ( no matter how far removed) makes for a better tree.


Added by Christopher Veltmann on Jul 19, 2015 10:16 AM

Christopher Veltmann
RE: Humphrey Atherton # 18294785
Good Morning, The photo/portrate of Humphrey Atherton is in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This close up I took with my phone. There was material and art work about the Pequot War.

In my Family Tree on line I have the following on Humphrey.

Harlow Elliot Woodword, in Epitaphs from the Old Burying Ground in Dorchester, said that Atherton had believed in witches and "felt it to be a duty which he owed to God and to his Country to mete out to the poor creatures, against whom accusations were brought, the punishment, which, in his opinion, they so richly merited." [5] Woodward said that, in his capacity as assistant, Atherton had been instrumental in bringing about the execution of Mrs. Ann Hibbins,[5] a wealthy widow, who was executed for witchcraft on June 19, 1656.[15] Hibbins was later fictionalized in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter. In that book she was depicted as the sister of Governor Bellingham.[16][17]

Atherton was involved in the persecution of Quakers[6] and there are two incidents in particular that the Quakers wrote about in relationship to Atherton. First, the case of Mary Dyer, a Quaker who was executed in 1660 after returning to Boston despite banishment. Atherton was assistant governor at the time, and at her hanging he was said to have remarked, "She hangs there like a flag."[18] The Quakers understood this comment to be an insulting boast.[19]

Secondly, there was the case of Wenlock Christison, a Quaker who had repeatedly returned to Massachusetts despite banishment, whose trial in May, 1661 put an end to the execution of Quakers. He was sentenced to death, but the law was changed soon after, and he was not executed. He was the last Quaker to be sentenced to death in Massachusetts. The Quakers believed that during an altercation between the accused and Atherton at the trial, Christison prophesied the outcome of his trial as well as the circumstances of Atherton's untimely death. Quaker writer George Bishop wrote, "Yea, Wenlock Christison, though they did not put him to death, yet they sentenced him to die, so that their cruel purposes were nevertheless. I cannot forbear to mention what he spoke, being so prophetical, not only as to the judgment of God coming on Major-general Adderton, but as to their putting any more Quakers to death after they had passed sentence on him."[8] Henry Wadsworth Longfellow recreated the Christison trial in his play John Endicott which included the damnation of Atherton by the accused.[20]

Also posting a picture of his grave BEFORE it was REPAIRED.

Your friend Christopher

Added by Christopher Veltmann on Jul 19, 2015 7:20 AM

RE: Re: memorial #42322428
Easier for me to copy your article and make corrections.
"Death of Wm. B. Light
The Well Known Printer and Secretary of the County Lodge of Good Templars passed away after a brief illness.
The death of Wm. B. Light, the veteran printer occurred at 11:45 Saturday night, from apoplexy after a short illness. Friday he sustained an apopletic stroke and although everything possible was done for him all was in vain.
The deceased was a native of North New Berlin, where he was born June 12, 1830. He was a pupil of Rev. Dr. M. F. Dunbar, working in a printing office in summer. On the completion of his apprenticeship he came to Utica. He was employed on the "Opal", edited by Dr. Maltby, of the State Asylum and printed by William B. Brill. He afterwards worked on the "Evening Telegraph, Central New York Farmer, The Temperance Patriot, the Bee and later The Observer". Returning to Otsego County he remained 8 years, coming back to Utica in 1870 as a compositor on the "Herald". He left that journal to work on the "Watchword" and the on the "Living Issue". Since the last named office was removed to Lincoln, Neb, Mr. Light has worked in local job offices. As a member of the Typographical Union Mr. Light was well known to the craft.
Mr. Light was very prominent in temperance circles, having been from early youth an active worker. He held positions of honor in the Sons of Temperance, the Rechabites and Good Templars, was a delegate to the conventions in Rochester, New York, Thousand Islands, Saratoga and other places, and since 1875 up to the time of his death was Secretary of the County Lodge I.O.G. T. The members of Oak Lodge meet at the house of Mrs. M. L. More, 81 Cooper Street, to arrange for the funeral, which occurs at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow, and from the Church of the Reconciliation at 2 p. m.
Mr. Light was married twice, his first wife, a Miss Lucinda C. Hoag, dying in 1871, leaving two sons, Olin N. Light of Utica and Will A. Light, the well known North Wood Guide. His second wife was a Miss Hannah Trumble, who survives him with one daughter, Mrs. Myrtle G. Dufo, of Utica.
Source: Utica Daily Observer 26 Nov 1888"
The only thing I am not sure about is Myrtle's middle initial and last name. Otherwise, great job.

Added by DBT on Jul 16, 2015 9:05 PM

RE: Amos Chase - Blair Cem
Yes, please send the scanned source, but also resend the requests, I can't find them. Sheila

Added by mishpocha99 on Jul 16, 2015 5:04 PM

re:Aaron Kimball
Thank you for sending the death place for Aaron. In confirming the location I also found that I had made a mistake in the death month (copying error, I must have been working to quickly that day). In addition, the age at death on his death record caused me to question his birthdate (day of the month) and found two records, one listing birth as June 10 the other as June 29. Based on his age at death, which matches a birthdate of June 10, I also corrected his birthdate on his memorial. So a huge THANK YOU for sending a death place edit and helping me to get Aaron's memorial correct and complete. -Judi

Added by J B on Jul 09, 2015 1:19 PM

Re: memorial #42322428
The obit you posted is not legible. It is all blurry. Is there a way you could enhance it?
Thank you,

Added by DBT on Jul 03, 2015 7:10 PM

Donna Mullins Moore
RE: John Nixon I
Yes we are related.

Alfred's dad - Uriah - had a son name Curtis Benjamin Moore

Would like to share info.

Added by Donna Mullins Moore on Jun 12, 2015 2:10 AM

Donna Mullins Moore
John Nixon I
I noticed you left a comment addressing him as your 5th great grandfather. My husband is also his 5th great grandson. Wonder if you are related?


Added by Donna Mullins Moore on Jun 11, 2015 4:40 PM

Re: William Light
Sometimes as we do our research on family we get "blinded by the trees", "we can't see the forest for the trees." I had everyone just needed a nudge to put them together. I had the obits and still didn't connect the dots. Thank you for the nudge.

Added by DBT on Jun 08, 2015 8:17 PM

L. Watchers
RE: Robert Thomas Fitzgerald
Your request for Florence Fitzgerald has been posted.

Added by L. Watchers on May 17, 2015 3:48 PM

T Burt
old westminster cemetery
what state is this in?

Added by T Burt on May 07, 2015 7:31 PM

Joseph Mann
RE: James Emery # 32431327

I was able to go to the cemeteroday but was unable to find Mr. Emery anywhere within the section, nor was my shot in the dark with checking the James Smith gravesites throughout the cemetery fruitful.

If I find him in a future visit I will let you know.


Added by Joseph Mann on Mar 01, 2015 1:10 PM

Joseph Mann
RE: James Emery # 32431327

I went to the cemetery today to try to determine what, if anything, was wrong with the gravesite location.

Unfortunately, after waiting for an hour and a half, the National Park Service had not opened either the cemetery or the battlefield. They had not sign and I watched many people leave in frustration. I will have to try again at a later date.


Added by Joseph Mann on Feb 22, 2015 10:13 AM

Joseph Mann
RE: James Emery # 32431327
You're very welcome. I am glad to be of help.

I hope to make a quick trip to the cemetery tomorrow to try to reconcile a couple of headstone. I am going to take a shot in the dark and see if James Emery may be in a different location. It is purely speculative on my part, but I'll let you know if I have any luck.


Added by Joseph Mann on Feb 21, 2015 11:09 PM


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