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Barbara Hanno (#47011953)
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Bio Photo I have been photographing gravestones for many years now. If I see a stone that interests me, I will stop and take a picture, no matter who it is. I like the natural play of light on a stone and try to find the light when it is at its best. I have 100's of photos, but just share the ones online that I find most connected to me, or perhaps that no one else has taken, or I think shows a better picture. I enjoy finding my own relatives and also like to share if I have found someone else's relatives. Please ask if you would like me to transfer a stone. If it isn't my relative, I would be glad to. I usually put a lot of thought into perspectives and lighting for my pictures, although sometimes I just snap a shot when I don't have time. I never clean a stone (I am not an expert), but do remove bird residues. I think it shows respect to the deceased and to their descendants to post the best pictures possible, not just any old photo. If you would like to use one of my photos, please ask and I will be glad to share as long as my credit is posted with it. By the way, I have removed almost all my genealogy-type postings that didn't have pictures of stones or identified cemeteries. After all, as one person said, this is FIND-a-Grave, not reserve-a-grave, so part of the fun is FINDING the grave, not just reserving a claim on an ancestor. I have been troubled lately to see some of my grave photos and data I posted appear on or other for-profit sites. Unfortunately I thought FAG was for-fun and rather inconspicuous (naive!), and I didn't always apply high standards to my posts, especially when I was new at genealogy. People are adding things into their family trees at random and posting them online. There is misinformation rampant everywhere! Please do not re-post my information or at least, verify it yourself before you do! Have fun on Find-a-Grave and keep finding those gravestones.
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RE: Elizabeth Barrett
Could be that there wasn't room, or the stone cutters misspelling. All the records indicate the 2 "T's"..Not adding it can throw off the research.Elizabeth was the first wife of Zacheus Barrett, she had seven children by him. When she died Zacheus married Rebecca Burge of Chelmsford.Rebecca died July 8, 1820 aged 92.
Added by Anonymous(59) on Aug 29, 2016 11:35 AM
Elizabeth Barrett
Add another "T" to Barrett and we will be golden!
Added by Anonymous(59) on Aug 29, 2016 7:03 AM
Elizabeth Barrel
The name Elizabeth Barrel is in error. She married Zacheus Barrett. Elizabeth #118238664.
Added by Anonymous(59) on Aug 28, 2016 9:38 PM
Jackie C
RE: Dover cemetery in Windham County, Vermonth
Thanks so much Barbara for checking out the small side cemetery. Too bad he wasn't there, but at least in the search for his final resting place, we likely can cross this cemetery off as a possibility. The woman with maiden name of Bellows you did find doesn't strike a chord, so I do not think I need it for my purposes.

I'll have to think on my next step, perhaps the local historian my know to which cemetery the burial information refers. I think I will see if that leads to another possible cemetery in the vicinity.

Again, I greatly appreciate your help. We are likely some form of relation if you also have Bellows in your family with origins in that same locale. The Bellows from whom my family descend are among those who went to central NY and then some of them went further West with the migration of people ever moving westward in settling the expanse of the country.

Wishing you well in your endeavors,

Jackie C
Added by Jackie C on Jul 24, 2016 11:55 PM
Janet Muff
RE: Brookins
Hi Barbara,

In your last message you said, " Wish I had found Ithamar and Judith . . . " It's very likely that Ithamar died in Poultney, VT, as he was there in all census records between 1790 and 1820. And Judith is buried there in the East Poultney Cemetery: Memorial# 67534297

Ithamar could have gone elsewhere, but I doubt it. He never had a gravestone recorded, so I suspect he's buried without a stone because there was no one around to put one up for him. Although I believe that he's there, I've refrained from creating a memorial for him because I think it's wrong to create memorials for people whose burials are unknown.

Added by Janet Muff on Jun 25, 2016 9:19 PM
Janet Muff
RE: Cyrus Brookins
Hi Barbara,
Just arrived in Vermont and got your message. When you say that you found a record for Cyrus and Lois Brookins in New Marlborough, do you mean a marriage record? I have the birth records for the three children. Please let me know about the marriage record and we can take it from there.
Thanks very much,
Janet Muff
Added by Janet Muff on Jun 22, 2016 7:27 PM
Jackie C
RE: DOVer Centercemte er in Windham County, Vermonth
Thanks so much Barbara, that little "side road" may be just what is being referred to - who knows!

I am related to the Bellows who lived in that area of Vermont having descended from Charles Wesley Bellows who is my 7th great grandfather via his son and Joseph's brother, Stillman (same think Stedman) Bellows.

Of course, if it is a "off to the side" cemetery, given the time in which he died etc, who knows what condition the little cemetery may even be in to offer any evidence of him being there. I will appreciate your taking a gander on your next venture to the area if you can fit it into your itinerary.

If I should learn anything to clarify this, I will share it with you.

Kind regards,

Jackie C
Added by Jackie C on Apr 17, 2016 3:46 PM
Janet Muff
RE: Cyrus Brookins Probate extract
Hi Barbara,

No Cyrus is not my relative. All four of my grandparents were immigrants. But my husband's family has been in Poultney, NY for 8 generations and is related (at varying distances) to nearly every one of the early families.

My interest has been in researching the early families of Rutland Co., VT, with my friend Dawn Hance (a Rutland Co., historian). And, as I may have told you, we spent nearly a year compiling the records and the relationships of the Morgan-Brookins family. When Dawn is gripped by something there's no shaking her loose!

OK, now I've got to get back to my "day job," meaning preparation for this week's teaching gig.

Thanks for your message,

Added by Janet Muff on Apr 17, 2016 12:02 PM
Janet Muff
Cyrus Brookins Probate extract


PROBATE - Cyrus Brookins, Poultney
15 March 1802. Adm. to widow Lois Brookins, bond. Ithamer Brookins, surety. John Ransom and Solomon Whitney appr appr. Inv. re. $495.50; pp. livestock, farm & cooper's tools, household goods; total est. $781.07. Dower pp. ($128.80) set to widow Lois Brookins & for family support $31.37. Claims against est. $39.91. Add. dower to widow $28.28 & $16 for toom stones. [4:169-74].
[Source: Jenks, Margaret R., Danielle L. Roberts & Dawn D. Hance: Rutland County Vermont Probate Extracts, Fair Haven District, privately published, Granville, NY, 2007, p. 17].

Added by Janet Muff on Apr 16, 2016 10:38 PM
Janet Muff
RE: Cyrus Brookins
Hi Barbara,

Thanks for the additional probate information on Judith and Cyrus.

The year of death for Cyrus is definitely 1802. The "2" looks much like the "9" but it has a little tail, AND his probate was 15 Mar 1802, so that clinches it.

Again thanks very much for the help. I hope the stones were out in the open so that you could see them; when I was there Cyrus' stone was fairly deep in a thorny bush.

Added by Janet Muff on Apr 16, 2016 10:35 PM
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