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William Ridge
RE: Charles Brockdon Brown Find A Grave Memorial# 28510062

I'm afraid I cannot shed much light on your question. I wander through Laurel Hill periodically and take photos of markers that I find unusual or interesting. That is how I found the marker for Charles. I planned to generate a Findagrave memorial for him but found that one already existed. So I simply added it to the existing memorial.

Laurel Hill was not founded until 1836 - many years after Charles' death. But it is a prominent and well regarded Philadelphia Cemetery. I'm sure that Charles' family moved him there from his original resting place.

Bill Ridge

Added by William Ridge on Aug 30, 2015 1:44 PM

Don DeWitt
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 146300307
I agree that Find A Grave is a useful resource and has enabled me to connect several family branches in which the members had no idea about the other branches.

Good luck with your research!


Added by Don DeWitt on May 27, 2015 4:53 AM

RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 146380140 & 1463801440
Done. Glad you liked it. Hope I posted the right photo.

Added by PSchreck on May 24, 2015 12:26 PM

Don DeWitt
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 146300307
Thanks for the update!
The mystery continues.


Added by Don DeWitt on May 23, 2015 8:30 PM

ABQ Volunteer
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 73205079
You are correct! Changes made. Thank you for pointing that out.

Added by ABQ Volunteer on May 17, 2015 5:20 PM

Don DeWitt
RE: Findagrave Memorial #5788534
Oh... you meant mother Susan Linn who is recorded as dying in Ithaca in 1824.

I also have no record for her burial.

The burial cards for many of the dead at Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, New York has one for Simeon and it says that his body was moved there in 1857.

A lot of the records cards were made from evidence found on the lot, so if Susan was buried without a stone or the stone disappeared or disintegrated before they made the cards.... no record would have been made.

I looked through all of the DeWitt cards and Susan is not mentioned.

Also... regarding SImeon:
First buried in Ithaca, NY where he died. In 1844 remains moved to vault under Albany Middle Dutch church. His remains were moved to the Rural Albany Cemetery in 1857.

So maybe Susan's fate was similar?

Added by Don DeWitt on May 12, 2015 1:33 PM

Don DeWitt
RE: Findagrave Memorial #5788534
My records in lists Susan Linn as born on 03 Sep 1811 in Ithaca, NY and dying in Milwaukee, WI on 1 Apr 1849.

Your story about the librarian is hilarious!



Added by Don DeWitt on May 12, 2015 1:21 PM

Richard Bailey
RE: Maria Norcott Abbe 145059472
I plan on taking photos of the remaining family members today when the lighting is better. The other stones are very hard to read.

By the way, I am a member of the First Congregational Church shown in one of the photos on her memorial. You can see in the photo that the steeple has a slight tilt which has never been corrected.

Richard Bailey

Added by Richard Bailey on May 07, 2015 7:05 AM

RE: findagrave Stodard Abbe, Enfield Street Cemetery
I added his parents. Sue

Added by Sue on Apr 29, 2015 7:55 AM

Shirley Mitchell
RE: Abner Norcott Family
Oh my head! What a truly unique cemetery that was, which makes it extra sad that they had the stones removed when they left the area. Thank you for the link to that postcard. Couldn't believe the price... it must be very rare. I didn't even come close to picturing it in my head from the descriptions.

Sad about Henry too, and you are probably right about why and how he ended up with the Shakers. What a horrific experience for someone so young. I'm glad you knew where he was buried and are making a memorial for him so he isn't forgotten.


Added by Shirley Mitchell on Apr 22, 2015 8:01 AM

Shirley Mitchell
RE: Abner Norcott Family
I checked out the memorials for Henry and Maria and was so surprised to read about the Shaker Cemetery where Henry is buried! So weird they would remove all the headstones and even weirder to think that it is against the law to stop at that cemetery. Wow.

The only one I ever heard worst than that was that they used the headstones from cemeteries for fill and sea walls in the Golden Gate Bridge area in CA. Then one of my own grandfathers way back was buried in 1850 in the TN State Prison cemetery which is now under a strip mall. Sad to think how many people's graves have been disrespected in this country in the name of progress.


Added by Shirley Mitchell on Apr 21, 2015 5:21 AM

Marie Bonafonte
Norcott - Warehouse Point
I've transferred. If I missed somebody, just let me know. Marie

Added by Marie Bonafonte on Apr 18, 2015 6:40 PM

Shirley Mitchell
RE: Abner Norcott Family
Okay I sent a request to Connie to link Abner Jr to his parents. She stays on top of her edit requests and does them very quickly, so they will be linked soon.

I don't have any info on Abner Sr's other children, because I wasn't really researching that family. So if you have info and know where they were buried you can go ahead and make their memorials, if you'd like.


Added by Shirley Mitchell on Apr 15, 2015 7:59 AM

Shirley Mitchell
RE: Charlotte Blodgett
Thank you so much for letting me know her parents names. I like to have as much accurate info as possible to help people find their relatives. I linked Charlotte to her parents and sent a link request to have Abner Dick Norcott linked to his parents.

Thank you again,

Added by Shirley Mitchell on Apr 14, 2015 11:08 AM

RE: Elijah Gray

I have moved Elijah to the Sherburne Quarter Cemetery. The you sent I am unable to reach and goes an empty page at the DAR Library. Since a stone was located for his wife, I have left her at Sheridan. It may just be a marker - we will never know - or she may be buried there. His Father and Step-Mother are both buried in the Quarter Cemetery (both of whom are my ancestors).



Added by Member#47194125 on Jun 30, 2014 7:26 PM

Carole Steele
RE: Wm Bradford
Wow you're lucky. I only belong to 2...that I know of. I didn't know one way or the other, just wanted to make sure you knew about the Society..some people don't know it exists.

Added by Carole Steele on Jun 25, 2014 5:51 PM

Carole Steele
Wm Bradford
I encourage you to join the Mayflower Society if you can prove through documentation that you are BLOOD related to Wm Bradford. I've done it. I'm related to TWO of the original Mayflower pilgrims.

Added by Carole Steele on Jun 22, 2014 3:33 PM

RE: Grave marker?

While there is a grave for Elijah Gray in the Sheridan Cemetery next to his wife Sarah Raymond Gray, there may not be a grave marker for him. I have not requested a photo of his headstone or for his wife's headstone.

You mentioned that you believe he is buried in the Marengo Village Cemetery. Is your source from local papers, family papers, etc..? There is no mention of a burial in the Gray Genealogy by M.D. Raymond for him.


Added by Member#47194125 on Jan 07, 2013 8:30 AM


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