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Dorothy (#47601262)
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Am on vacation this summer. Until mid-August. Any emails containing stories and obits will wait til after mid-August. All edits made to EDIT tab will be looked at and verified as soon as I get a chance to look at them. Thank your for your patience!

To add information, corrections, links, etc., please go to the memorial profile and use the EDIT TAB.

Questions regarding any of my memorials? Please EMAIL me directly, not here in the public domain.

Please always be sure to give credit where it's due. You may use my pictures for personal use only, provided you give credit with a statement something like this:
"Photo Courtesy: Dorothy Findagrave #47601262". My photos should not be used for publication in any way or form, without permission or knowledge from me. It's been my pleasure to take photos and share them. I'm still adding pictures as I go through them. I also contribute info and/or create memorials along the way.

I trim my messages occasionally to keep it under control and keep those that I need to do deal with sometime.

A BIG thank you to ALL memorial creators, photographers, and info contributors who take the time and effort to make this project a huge success. It's really the collaborative effort that we all work together to make this Findagrave possible.

I've always had passion in genealogy. Virtually all my roots started in New England 400 years ago, heavily concentrated in CT and MA. It has been a fascinating journey discovering and learning so much more about my family, their migrations westward, and local history along the way. I have found that Findagrave has been an extremely valuable tool, a great asset in my research.
Some links you might be interested in:
FACEBOOK - two genealogy groups:
1) PHELPS Genealogy in America - all Phelps branches welcome
2) RILEY Genealogy in America - all branches welcome
3) is the best source for DNA testing and also has the largest and well-established database. The bonus is they keep the testee's sample for 25 yrs for future tests. I especially urge those who have roots in Colonial New England have their living MALE relatives who carry the surname Phelps, Riley, Reed, Howe, Mason, Avery, Trowbridge, Eaton, Jackson, Kellogg, Ketchum, Olmsted, Stebbins, Bell, Knott, Douglass, Calkins/Caulkins, Carpenter, and so many more - to test their yDNA (FF, i.e. autosomal test called Family Finder is also another great tool, offered through FTDNA). We need your help to establish and confirm the surname branches.
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Shirley Hoard
RE: Della, Harry and Robert Wright in Saint Marys cemetery
I have the same trouble getting the right one up too. You would think they would all come up. I have the best luck when I type in St. Marys to get up the Carsonville one but it doesn't always work. My son-in-law is better with a computer than this old girl so I've got him working on it. The Sandusky library uses Saint Marys Catholic for the one on M-46 and the one south of Carsonville they use Saint Marys Washington since it is in Washington township just a field away from the Washington Township cemetery inside the same fence. I'm going to talk with my son-in-law today so I'll pass on your suggestions. I don't know how long it will take. I'll try and keep you posted.
Added by Shirley Hoard on Jul 20, 2014 5:54 AM
Shirley Hoard
RE: Della, Harry and Robert Wright in Saint Marys cemetery
Try typing in St. Mary and see if you can get the others. I've got my son-in-law working on getting the right cemeteries listed since the one east of Carsonville is listed twice. once as Saint Mary cemetery Sanilac County and the other St Mary cemetery Port Sanilac. We hope to get them merged into one. I can see why everyone has so many problems. Like you said most of the time only two come up and we both know that the one in Brown City isn't the right one. There is also one in Croswell and I haven't found out why it doesn't show up either. To think this started when I went to take a picture for a request!!!
Added by Shirley Hoard on Jul 19, 2014 5:46 AM
Shirley Hoard
Della, Harry and Robert Wright in Saint Marys cemetery
I hope you have a great vacation. I just wanted to let you know that there are 2 Saint Marys cemeteries in the Carsonville, MI area. They are only 6 miles apart so easy to confuse. The one you have them in is on a dirt road (Washington Rd.) south of Carsonville but they are in the one east of Carsonville on M-46.
Added by Shirley Hoard on Jul 18, 2014 2:28 PM
Susan Cota
Alexander Gordon
He is buried in the Potter's Field section of Riverside Cemetery, Menominee, MI. This section has very few grave markers and many of those are illegible. I could not find any of them with his name on it. I'm sorry I could not be of more help in locating his grave.
Susan Cota
Added by Susan Cota on Jun 22, 2014 8:42 AM
RE: Phoebe Ann
Its my pleasure to help out in any way I can
Added by DHB on Jun 09, 2014 6:36 PM
Phoebe Ann "Tid" Marsh Homer
Sorry for not locating grave. I didn't know if there was any relatives buried there also. I am going to return soon now that I know her husband is buried there.
Added by DHB on Jun 06, 2014 3:57 PM
Peggy Sullivan
Memorial #47653548
I just sent you a msg on Ens Thomas Leffingwell & that his spouse & sibling were one and the same. My mistake. After looking at it some more, found he did in fact have a spouse & sibling with identical years of birth & death and the same name. Hope I'm reading info correctly this time--very confusing. Thanks.
Added by Peggy Sullivan on Apr 27, 2014 4:10 PM
Peggy Sullivan
Memorial #47653548
Ens Thomas Leffingwell's memorial shows Mary Leffingwell as both his sibling and his spouse. Spouse reads Mary Bushnell Leffingwell 1654-1745 and sibling reads Mary Leffingwell Bushnell 1654-1745. Thanks.
Added by Peggy Sullivan on Apr 27, 2014 3:51 PM
David Christopher Benton
Gurdon or Gordon DOUGLAS (1794-1825)
Hello, Thank you for your e-mail.
* There is one record that documents Gurdon or Gordon DOUGLAS (1794-1825) as dying in Connecticut, so I will change it from Windsor, North Carolina, to Windsor, Connecticut. I guess on that one I just did the lazy thing and copied too much from other trees.
* For his name, I don't know what to do. "Gordon" makes more sense, but it is spelled "Gurdon" on: 1.) New London Vital Records which lists his parents as Daniel & Lucy, and 2.) Hale's Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions.
* As to the "Douglas" or "Douglass" spelling, I go with "Douglas" only because I hope the one-s spelling will match more Internet searches than the two-s spelling.
Thanks again.
Added by David Christopher Benton on Apr 26, 2014 6:57 PM
Larry Wales
You're welcome, I'm going to try and locate this Cemetery and get pictures, have been on this short road but have never located it. Reading was done in the 80's. Larry.
Added by Larry Wales on Apr 09, 2014 9:07 PM
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