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Bill McKern (#46817687)
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I'm a longtime National Guard member (Vermont, New York and now Pennsylvania).

I live in Vermont.

I'm interested in U.S. military and political history, and the history of Vermont and upstate New York in particular.

I contribute to Find A Grave and Wikipedia, as well as other locations.

I'm not hard to find if you want to contact me by phone or email to discuss my contributions.
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Wendy
Ezekial Ladd Bailey-Elethear Ruggles
Good Morning..I hesitated to bother you but since you are so active in Vermont history I wondering if you could please help me with locating the couple located above. Elethear died Feb. 1, 1857 in Rutland, Vermont and per her death info is buried in Evergreen, Cemetery. Ezekial died in Boston, Mass. Dec. 10, 1863, however he was brought back to Rutland, Vermont and buried in Evergreen Cemetery as well. When I looked Evergreen up on Find A Grave I found that there are 2 in Rutland..but could not locate a history of either one to try to determine where they may be buried. I thank you in advance for your time and sincerely appreciate your help and advice..Have a great day, Wendy
Added by Wendy on May 05, 2016 11:27 AM
Fred Sanford
Re: John Sheehy
Thanks for getting the photo! I still wonder if he's connected to others with that name in the auto field...
Fred
Added by Fred Sanford on Apr 13, 2016 11:03 PM
squadron a association
RE: Memorial 139612042, Charles I. Debevoise
Great to get your message!! I could talk for an hour or two on Charles Debevoise and the Debevoise family. He one of the persons who lived, who changed the direction of my life. Please give me a call, 347-260-0919.
Vince SQDN A
Added by squadron a association on Dec 10, 2014 10:34 AM
Alan Lathrop
RE: Thanks for looking for John Nixon's grave
Cool, 3 of those have stones I found and 3 are on the other list and no stone found now. Good place to start poking around.
Added by Alan Lathrop on Aug 25, 2012 4:06 PM
Alan Lathrop
RE: Thanks for looking for John Nixon's grave
OK Bill, I hope Mr/Mrs Bates do a walk around this weekend and call to say they found John. After finding him in the history book I assume he is in the First Weybridge Hill cemetery so maybe if you go there will be a stone found. Did he have any other family names that might be near him? I have listed all I found and just added the few others that I did not find but were listed in the history book. If you see any connection in the list that might be a starting place to poke around. This is a stony/ledge area and a lot of what look like markers are actually ledge and lot of the old markers can't be read. Seems like he should pop his head up and say hi soon if we keep after him.
Added by Alan Lathrop on Aug 25, 2012 9:35 AM
Alan Lathrop
RE: Thanks for looking for John Nixon's grave
BTW I would be happy to show you where it is if you are over here again. A hike across private property but land owner is ok with it
Added by Alan Lathrop on Aug 22, 2012 6:18 PM
Alan Lathrop
RE: Thanks for looking for John Nixon's grave
After getting home I have looked at some of the Weybridge History and it does show John Nixon JR 4/24/1813 age 55 in First Weybridge Cemetery. Maybe the land owner will have better luck. I believe I have all the stones I can read entered now. I did try checking the footstones today to make sure the initials matched the stone. There are still a lot of old stones I can't read. I am trying to find some info on the Nixon Farm
Added by Alan Lathrop on Aug 22, 2012 6:13 PM
CBeatty
Buck Memorials, Old Chelsea Cemetery
Thank you for the offer to visit Old Chelsea cemetery again. I would love it, if it hasn't snowed yet. Some of the markers I am looking for include, Content Buck, possibly another Daniel Buck, Infant Buck, Londuis Buck, and Samuel Buck. I am not sure if there are any more or not, but I would love to see what you can come up with. These are all family members of mine. Thank you so much.
Added by CBeatty on Nov 21, 2011 11:44 AM
LadyGoshen
RE: Orestes Cleveland
no problem! really--a few minutes of my time and maybe we can get history corrected. Excellent thought about the Fairview confusion! my compliments! There is a lot of stuff out there (wikipedia, etc.) that all have the VT location. I'm excited to find out--keep me in the loop.
.nicole.
Added by LadyGoshen on Nov 16, 2011 6:40 PM
LadyGoshen
Orestes Cleveland
hi Bill,
I went to Norwich Historical Society and looked through all the cemetery inventories (whew!)... According to these books (of various years), Orestes is not buried in any of the 9 cemeteries in Norwich. I did find a Mary Cleveland (d 10/26/1839) and Hannah Cleveland (wife of C Cleveland, died 10/5/1837) in the Union Village cemetery. I also checked for the alternate spelling (Cleaveland) but nothing...

ideas?
Added by LadyGoshen on Nov 16, 2011 2:35 PM
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