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Dick Florance (#47376710)
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Bio Photo My wife and I live in Venice Florida. Started working seriously on genealogy in 1991. Two Eastern US trips included taking numerous cemetery photos in CT, MA, NY and PA. Originally
from MI so also have many cemetery photos from MI and OH.

Self published two books in 1995-96. One of 225 pages on my Florance line and one 220 page book on my wife's Birchard line.
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RE: Father of James Kipp
Yes, Baltis Kipp and Walter Kipp are the same person. Baltis is evidently the Dutch name for Walter. I have not found parents for Baltis Kipp although there are many Kipps in New York State who could have been related.

Baltis/Walter Kipp is my husband's great-great-great grandfather, whose daughter Elizabeth (Betsey) married Samuel D. Westfall. Her siblings were James Kipp, Francis Kipp, George Kipp, etc. that you mention.

Walter (Baltis) Kipp and his son, Francis Kipp are buried at Otisville Cemetery, Van Buren Twp., Wayne Co., MI (near Belleville, MI) There are gravestones for each of them. I don't know where Walter's wife, Sarah (Sally) is buried....possible in that same cemetery but no gravestone.

Clarice Coleman cjc47 at Find A Grave
Added by cjc47 on Mar 27, 2015 9:31 PM
Michael Towers
RE: Green-Wood Florence markers

per Green-Wood online records:

Last Name First Name Burial Date Lot Section
FLORENCE ABRAM P. 1857-05-05 6476 25
FLORENCE ANNA MARIA 1856-08-23 6476 25
FLORENCE CAROLINE 1853-08-16 6476 25
FLORENCE EMMA M. 1856-05-22 6476 25
FLORENCE JOHN SR. 1853-08-16 6476 25
FLORENCE OSCAR 8/3/1900 6476 25
FLORENCE OSCAR 4/10/1906 6476 25
Added by Michael Towers on Nov 18, 2013 7:35 PM
Michael Towers
RE: Green-Wood Florence markers
You're welcome

I added a fifth photo - a composite of the four little stones at the foot of the monument. You've probably already seen this item from the NYTimes (via Wikipedia):

The New York Daily Times reported the following on October 23, 1851:

"A Brutal Outrage in Broadway. We learn that at an early hour yesterday morning, two noted pugilists entered Florence's Hotel, corner of Broadway and Howard street, and without any provocation seized the bar-keeper and beat his face to a jelly. It appears that Thomas Hyer, William Poole, and several others entered the above hotel, and while one of the party held Charles Owens (the bar-keeper) by the hair of his head, another of the gang beat him in the face to such an extent that his left eye was completely ruined and the flesh of his cheek mangled in the most shocking manner. After thus accomplishing the heartless act, all of them made an effort to find Mr. John Florence, the proprietor of the hotel, with a view of serving him in the same manner, but not succeeding in their latter design, they found the hat of Mr. Florence and wantonly cut it into strips, and trampled it under their feet. The desperadoes then left the house, and in the meantime Mr. Owens was placed under medical attendance, and in the course of a short time he proceeded to the Jefferson Market Police, in company with Mr. Florence, where they made their affidavits respecting the inhuman outrage, upon which Justice Blakeley issued his warrants for Hyer, Poole, and such of the others who were concerned in the affair, and the same were placed in the hands of officer Baldwin for service. Since the above was written we have been reliably informed that the affray originated from the fact of the barkeeper having refused them drinks, after they had been furnished with them twice in succession."
Added by Michael Towers on Nov 18, 2013 7:12 PM
Valerie Reynolds
Florance and Lamoreaux
Pierre Lamoreaux is my ancestor, as well. He too helped the Revolutionary cause through money and is considered a DAR Patriot. His brother Jean, was a POW after the battle at Ft Monroe. I descend from him, as well.

I have added my family to the cemetary list through my gr-grandmother Eliza Lamoreaux's line. Also, a friend's line through the Bulls and Lamoreaux.
Added by Valerie Reynolds on Oct 01, 2013 2:43 PM
Dennis & Jean Boyer
Conrad Boyer, SAR Patriot #P-119032, your Find A Grave Memorial# 61267155
Thanks for your permission for Sons of the American Revolution to use yet another of your photos to be eventually linked from the Patriot Index at

Dennis Boyer,
Contributor #47495147
Added by Dennis & Jean Boyer on Dec 20, 2012 4:04 PM
Dennis & Jean Boyer
John Jacob Mechling, SAR Patriot #P-247466, Find A Grave Memorial# 12721653
Thanks for your permission for Sons of the American Revolution to use your photo to be eventually linked from the Patriot Index at

Dennis Boyer,
Contributor #47495147
Added by Dennis & Jean Boyer on Nov 24, 2012 5:52 PM
J. Kelsey Jones
Kelsey Jones
Hi Dick, thank you for the Seely transfers in Fitzsimmons, much appreciated. I received your book and read through portions last evening at hotel room (away on business but return home later today. Nice book! Congratulations.
Added by J. Kelsey Jones on Jan 18, 2012 8:14 AM
J. Kelsey Jones
John Seely - Fitzsimmons Cemetery
Hi Dick,

I have added a photograph of the marker of John Seely from Fitzsimmons Cemetery. Please note that he died in 1798 not 1790. The person who inscribed the marker made a lopsided "8" same as with the marker of Caleb Seely. If you could make that correction I would appreciate it.

I have been researching the Seely family for many years. I reside in Southport and I am town historian. The identity of John Seely is unknown and there is no age on the marker to assist in identifying him as an adult or a child. His marker is next to Caleb Seeley and he could possibly be a son or grandson of Nathaniel Seeley and Jemima Collins. He does not appear on the 1794 tax list, which would imply he was not an adult at that time. He does not appear in any of the many multitude of deeds and mortgages with the other known sons of Nathaniel Seeley and Jemima Collins (Samuel, Nathaniel, James, Adam; Caleb was younger and does not appear either).

J. Kelsey Jones
Added by J. Kelsey Jones on Jan 09, 2012 2:55 PM
Charles Henry Jones

I noticed you took a photo of Charles Henry Jones and his wife headstone. She is a Florance.

I'm a descendent of the Joneses of Mountainville, Orange Co., NY and the Merriams of CT who married into the Jones line. My great grandfather is a Charles Jones, son of Edward Anthony Jones who is a son of Henry C. Jones who is the son of Charles Jones.

Do you have any information on the parents of Charles Henry Jones, husband of Miss Florance?

They are buried in the Cemetery of the Highlands in Highland Mills, NY. My relatives are supposed to be buried in there too, but they don't appear on Find A Grave.

Thanks for any help you can provide!
Added by RoMoJo65 on Nov 10, 2011 9:01 PM

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