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Alan (Bert) Catlin (#47978592)
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Bio Photo Retired road construction engineering technician, having discovered my ancestry to early colonial America, with many ancestors involved with founding and preserving our great nation's legacies, I've acquired an interest and hobby of establishing, maintaining, and enhancing the knowledge of our cemeteries as honorable monumental artifacts, through which, and with the assistance of the information in, anyone in touch with their family histories, can also indulge it with ancestry information provided through this valuable website.
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P Welch
RE: Photo: Thomas Clap (
Sorry they were cut off. A ladder would have helped but alas, it wasn't in my bag of supplies. I have a couple more pics of Mary's stone I will post soon.
Added by P Welch on Apr 17, 2015 12:47 AM
Robin Arvickson
William Thurston
I'm working on a volume of grave locations for veterans of Co. M, 15th NY Heavy Artillery. Could I have your permission to use the picture you posted of William Thurston's grave in this compilation? I will cite you as the source.

Thank you.
Added by Robin Arvickson on Dec 29, 2014 11:16 AM
Terry Goodwin
RE: Hezekiah Catlin photo request
You are welcome for the photo, glad to be of assistance. By the way, Hezekiah is my fourth great grandfather, hence, a personal stake in taking a good photo.
Added by Terry Goodwin on Aug 26, 2014 5:01 PM
Emma Simmons
James J. Stewart
Thank you for the flower you left for him. It gave me additional information I need to make sure the memorial is as accurate as possible. It is sad to say but on the 1870 Mortality Schedule in Andalusia,Illinois they listed this man as basically a vagrant. After all he did for his country. They had just gotten to the area and no one knew them.
Added by Emma Simmons on Jul 31, 2014 5:18 PM
A Family Who Loves Genealogy
What a WONDERFUL surprise to read!
Hello there Bert!

What lovely lovely words of thanks to read this morning. YOU certainly did make my day!

Once in a while I will get intrigued by an 'off branch' of my family tree and do a bit of research into the individual.

With David A Catlin, I could not resist!

I was curious of what his relationship was to me when you sent the I did a bit of research only to find that he is the paternal grandfather of the wife of a brother-in-law of my 2nd Great Aunt. I had to chuckle to myself when I saw the relationship...smiling. Now that is truly getting a bit off the main branch...wink!

But he was definitely an interesting character!
Added by A Family Who Loves Geneal... on Jul 09, 2014 8:52 AM
Pat J
Schoonmaker in Fallsburg Cemetery
Alan, I think there is probably only one grave there (if it can be found). The below transcription is from GAB's records. It doesn't indicate that the parents are there.

SCHOONMAKER, Albert M., son of Marvin & Ruth SCHOONMAKER, d. 12 May 1872, ae 6 y, 10 m, 7 d

When I get done with Woodbourne Reformed, I was thinking of working on the Fallsburg cemetery.

Pat J
Added by Pat J on Jun 18, 2014 6:45 PM
RE: Alexander Catlin family, Elmwood Cemetery
You are very welcome, Bert. It was great seeing these stones in the sunshine instead of under the shadows of the trees. -Deb
Added by DebL on Apr 30, 2014 8:12 PM
RE: Lucinda Teller
Whoa! You really did clean it up!!!!! You went above and beyond Alan...thanks so much. I am just happy I noticed her sitting back there in another photo. I often wonder how cemeteries get updated given most don't keep or want to lend a master list by date. Would be an undaunting task to have to rewalk the whole cemetery. Bless people like you who do get out for those of use who can't. Have a great week Alan

Added by sukiyhtaky on Apr 30, 2014 10:29 AM
Alexander Catlin family, Elmwood Cemetery
Hello - Just wanted to let you know that I posted new photos for for Captain Alexander, Lucinda, Abigail, and Moses Catlin. They're finally out of the shadows :). best regards -Deb
Added by DebL on Apr 28, 2014 4:13 PM
Earl Hintz
Simeon Catlin
Are you related to Simeon Catlin?
I am, and would like to know more about our family history, if you have any information it would be greatly appreciated. My grandmother is Lois Pauline Catlin 1908 Iowa - 1945 South Dakota. Her father Eugene Paul Catlin. Simeon is my Great grandfather(5x)
Thank you I advance
Earl Hintz
Added by Earl Hintz on Mar 21, 2014 9:51 PM
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