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Kevin Avery (#47024642)
 member for 6 years, 10 months, 17 days
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Bio Photo If you know of any one memorialized here who served aboard the USS Melvin DD-680 in the Pacific Theatre during WW II, please let me know.

I'm a transplanted New Englander. My parents are Paul Oscar Avery(1921-2003) and Betty Wheaton Avery(1925-1992). My mom's and aunt's interest in family history was passed to me. I have been doing family history research for over 25 years, most of which has been in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Maine.

I am retired, and live in The Villages, Florida, and would be happy to find and photograph cemetery stones of your friends or family in the Sumter - Lake - Marion County area.

If you find some pictures or monuments I haven't included, I'd love to hear from you when you post them. And corrections or additions to my postings are welcome. All suggestions are responded to within 48 hours unless I am out of town. If you supply me with additional information, I will always research and double check it before posting it to a memorial. There is simply too much inaccurate information out there.

I have completed projects on all cemeteries in Hawley, Buckland, Colrain, and Charlemont, Massachusetts. And another in Sears Cemetery in Barnstable County. Current projects include the Jenks Family in Rhode Island, the Groton Avery Family, and Shelburne, Franklin Co, Mass cemeteries. If any of my entries connects to your ancestors, let me know.

Please use the EDIT button on the memorial to initiate correspondence and recommend updates. I am no longer able to respond to emails that do not provide quick and easy access to the memorial in question. Also, if your e-mail is not provided on your profile page, I won't be able to respond to you if a response is needed. The public messages are not appropriate for back and forth discussion.

There are so many "orphan" memorials here on Find-A-Grave, many of which have been posted en masse and then forgotten. So many need identification and linking so we know who they were! After posting a memorial, please take the time to research, identify, and link the memorial properly..... it will go along way toward further establishing the credibility of this site.

Regarding transfers outside guidelines..... I will consider transfer to those who have a proven track record of collaboration on FindAGrave.

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Ephraim Winship
I am so excited to find this memorial - Thank you for your wonderful and much appreciated work!

Added by Amanda on May 20, 2015 11:21 PM
Barbara Campbell
Lauretta Sarah Murphy Erwin
Are you related? Do you wish a transfer?
Added by Barbara Campbell on May 20, 2015 2:04 PM
Charlotte and Ezra Brown
Sorry, but I don't have any info other than what was in the cemetery list.
Added by RobMinteer57 on May 20, 2015 2:02 PM
Anne Pratt Slatin
Elizabeth Avery Darbee
Kevin, I added your information to Elizabeth's bio. Thank you for the update.

We are related - Elizabeth Avery was the mother-in-law of my 4th great uncle, Abijah Paul, who married Elizabeth's daughter, Elizabeth Darbee.

Abijah was a great Presbyterian abolitionist who helped run the Underground Railroad in Erie County, NY, south of Buffalo. Abijah and Elizabeth both are buried in the Griffins Mills Cemetery, in Griffins Mills, NY (just south of East Aurora).

All the Vermonters who moved to Western NY lived in the Town of Aurora, and most are buried in the Griffins Mills Cemetery. They came from Middletown Springs, Wells, and Tinmouth, VT, in Rutland County.

I have a lot of info on these folks. e-mail me if you are interested.

Added by Anne Pratt Slatin on May 19, 2015 11:35 PM
Perry W. Caldwell
Charles Woodworth
The information on the parents of Charles Woodworth has been posted.
Thank you
Added by Perry W. Caldwell on May 19, 2015 7:47 AM
Lois (Vibber) Avery
Thanks for sending the additional information. I've added it to her memorial.
Added by psc on May 18, 2015 12:44 PM
Barbara Harackiewicz
RE: Minerva Smith Walker
You're welcome. I was hoping you would take it.
Thank you.
Added by Barbara Harackiewicz on May 17, 2015 2:45 PM
Sylvia Seville Barber Frisby
Found and took photos of this memorial and one of
Edgar "Charles" Avery in Union Cem in West Bend
WI. These graves were near my familys ancestors plot. Thanks DR
Added by DR on May 16, 2015 10:36 PM
Larry Wales
Uriah Avery
Corrections made, thank you, Larry
Added by Larry Wales on May 16, 2015 7:57 PM
Northern Neighbors
no apology necessary :)
Guess we were exchanging edits at the same time today! Always happy to update :)
Added by Northern Neighbors on May 16, 2015 2:11 PM
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