When I was about 8 yrs. old, my grandmother showed me the rifle, or musket, my gg-grandfather carried home from the Civil War. She told how he nearly starved, after he was captured, and sent to Libby Prison, near the end of the war. All they had to eat and drink was chicken feed and dirty water. This would probably be dried corn, and most of the water, at the prisons, was contaminated, as they were overcrowded at the war's end. Food was scarce, especially in the south.
She also said, his wife was an Indian that practiced medicine, and she disappeared one day. When Indians were discusted with a marriage, they just walked away. My cousins heard the same story, and it was more than enough to get all our attention, and interest in our family history. We did find out all about our gg-grandfather, Albert Clark, but not much about his wife, Julia Goff, except she was buried in Meriden, Ct., and their fourth child died a few months later, while Albert Clark was away at war.
Julia's mother is listed in the Meriden Ct. directory, her occupation is listed as Vapor Baths.
Link onto Talcott Goff's page for new information, to do with our Indian heritage?
I wanted our site to show anyone interested in genealogy, how we went about doing our family history. Also, a chance to thank the many volunteers that helped us in our search, especially Jan Franco of the Meriden, Ct. Public Library. I have 2 Clark lines, Cathys goes back to Lemuel Clark, who died in Wethersfield, Ct. 1810. I want to dedicate our Clark and Manville sites and related lines, to my cousin Cathy Carter. We started out together, but unfortunately, Cathy came down with macular eye disease a few years ago. She was my teacher and followed me every step of the way, until her sudden passing on Oct. 11, 2003. My other early lines are from my g-grandmother, Emma Hammond Whiting's family records.
Family information? Evelyn, Sorry to read of Barbara's passing. I just discovered this memorial today. Have you or anyone else in the family taken over her Genealogical work? I and I am sure others would like to learn more about the sources for the information published on this memorial. Thomas in my 7th Great-Grandfather. I grew up in Holden, MA just N of Worcester but have lived here in Ohio for the past 45 years. Roger M.
wrong cemetery & town We notice you have a findagrave memorial 115569387 for Benjamin Tucker in our Pine Grove Cemetery in Boylston. In an ongoing audit of Pine Grove burials we can confirm that he was not buried in Pine Grove but in Shrewsbury (see memorial 144734784) in Section 6, Lot 89A
Could you perhaps update the cemetery and place in 115569387 or if you like, we will transfer 144734784? to you as a replacement.
Many thanks for helping to preserve both towns histories!!
Ann Kenrick Hammond #8642892 Hi BK, I am working on my family tree and Ann's husband Isaac Hammond is my first cousin 9x removed. The reason I am contacting you is that there is another find a grave memorial for this person. The find a grave memorial# on this one is 65787753. It was put on find a grave by Jeff Zinsli on feb 17, 2011. Obviously only one can be correct. I will contact him also and make him aware of the problem. Please let me know if there is anything else I can do. Thanks, Cindi Cooke
RE: Timothy Clark(e) Barbara, When I first saw the memorial, it had that you created it and Kevin Avery managed it. The information on the memorial was sketchy and I saved the emails that we corresponded. If you send me your email address, then I will copy you on it.
Timothy Clark(e) is also my dad's ggggf Harriet Clark- Samuel Edward Clark- Asaph Clark to Samuel Clark his son.