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Kevin Avery (#47024642)
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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.

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.

Regarding transfers outside guidelines..... I will consider transfer to those who have a proven track record of collaboration on FindAGrave. I have been burned once too many times by new contributors that are subsequently unresponsive. And PLEASE do not demand transfers. If you do, you will be ignored.

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, and Shelburne, Franklin Co, Mass cemeteries. If any of my entries connects to your ancestors, let me know.

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! I believe that posting a memorial carries with it a duty and responsibility to manage that memorial properly, taking the time to research, identify, and link the memorial properly, along with a willingness to work with others who may also have an interest in that memorial. The vast majority of Find-A-Grave contributors are wonderful collaborators. But, if you add thousands of memorials, be prepared to manage and care for them, and at least have the common courtesy to respond to update/correction requests.

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Nora Yahl
Londonderry Stewarts
Kevin, I think there are some errors with regard to "Charter" John Stewart who came to NH in 1718 and settled with his family. Memorial 18663039

He came with his family of six children and wife Elizabeth Clark. The sixth child was born aboard ship while in Boston Harbor. In all the works I have found, there is no mention of Elizabeth after that. These were their children:
Charles 1705-1777
Robert 1707-1735
James 1709 -?
John 1711-1761
Mary 1716-1738
Samuel 1718- ?

However, John is said to have married Elizabeth Forsythe (possibly a relative of his mother's) probably about 1720 as they had two children, Joseph born 1721 and Margarite b.abt. 1723. There are no records of Margarite's death...she may have died young. Charter John only had the two daughters. Mary is buried with the same gravestone in Forest Hill Cemetery. She died about 2 years before he did and then upon his death his widow went to Colrain, MA with his aged mother.

So you see Joseph his youngest son and Margarite are the children of Elizabeth Forsythe and not Elizabeth Clark.

Hopefully this makes sense and fill out the rest of the children of this man. I have done a lot of research into this family, as I thought he was my ancestor. When in fact it his brother Robert who is my ancestor.
Nora Stewart Yahl
Added by Nora Yahl on Mar 02, 2015 3:21 PM
Don Blauvelt
Eleazer Wheelock 47290189
Hi Kevin,

The above memorial is now a duplicate with all former bio material transferred to 54071543. Should you wish to replace your flower, see the link in the bio portion of 47290189. The latter memorial will be deleted within 30 days. [pardon this format, but I didn't want to have to separately type the same message again and again to the other flower holders]
Added by Don Blauvelt on Mar 02, 2015 7:15 AM
Linda H
Helen Temple Wood
I have send a message to the owner of Helen's memorial to link her with her parents, Charles Wood Temple and Ella Vache Temple. Linda H
Added by Linda H on Mar 01, 2015 4:38 AM
RE: David Avery
It is a book of newspaper articles from 1905-1906 I do believe she said. She said she paid $25 dollars and it has all kinds of articles.
Glad you have it. Kim
Added by Kim on Feb 26, 2015 6:15 PM
David Avery
Someone found a newpaper article on David Avery 100th Birthday. They found it in a book of old newspapers in a thrift store. I can send them to you if you would like. Kim
Added by Kim on Feb 25, 2015 8:43 PM
Marilyn Kenyon, Psy.D.
Paul Kinyon
Thank you for the heads-up. I will be the first to admit that I don't know too much about this Kenyon/Kinyon line.
Added by Marilyn Kenyon, Psy.D. on Feb 16, 2015 2:12 PM
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Samuel Harrington
Hi Kevin,

Thank You for this information.

Added by Our Family History on Feb 09, 2015 5:43 PM
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Samuel Harrington
Hi Kevin,

I have done some research and this is an other line that is going to be disputed. I have found one source that shows his parents as Samuel and Mary. And a lot of source that are showing Samuel and Elizabeth so for the time being will leave it with Samuel and Mary.

Added by Our Family History on Feb 08, 2015 7:15 PM
Bill Bourbeau
Carrie Elizabeth (Vinal) Pierce
# 118196009

Thanks for your note. The marriage record shows her father's name as Edward G. Vinal. It seems to me that Carrie's parents divorced. I find an Edward G. Vinal in several of the census records up to 1930 (which states he was a veteran of the Spanish-American War). There's also a possible Naval enlistment record in 1885.
Added by Bill Bourbeau on Feb 07, 2015 9:47 AM
Thanks for sending the edit for Mary Brand Avery Hall.... I am not exactly sure how that slip up ended up on the memorial that way but I am glad you noticed it.
I photo'd the plot for the Brand family there at Lexington cemetery, and think I put most of them in a virtual cemetery on my contributor page, if it helps you at all. Another person had some interest and it was a very large plot for the extended family members.
Thanks again.
Added by laribel on Feb 04, 2015 8:37 PM
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