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LadyGoshen (#46951894)
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Bio Photo trying to stay ahead of developers who want to cover historical markers... and the weather, time and vandals that obscure the inscriptions... to honor those that walked before us.

Although I visit cemeteries whenever I travel (to the dismay of others in the car), most of my work is in Vermont, New Hampshire, New York's lower Hudson Valley and Washington State's Skagit County. I've been known to wander off to Massachusetts, Connecticut and Maine given the opportunity.

Whenever possible, I post a photo--a photo makes it real. I also try to list the sources I've used to stitch together family relations or any info that I might find. I will not link to those who are listed as burial location unknown.

Thank you in advance for sending in corrections or additions using the Edit button. I appreciate your updates very much. Although I try to thank and acknowledge all corrections, I may not always have the time. Edits posted in the message area below will be ignored and deleted.

I transfer direct relatives within three generations (that means: your siblings, parents, grandparents, children, and grandchildren). As Richard H so aptly puts it:
"... someone who died 200 years ago could be related to thousands of people." Please use the virtual cemetery feature to group your family memorials.

My activity is seasonal--I use the New England winters to create new memorials with the images I've collected the rest of the year. There are several thousand waiting to be processed... Click here to see the memorials I've added in the past few 7 days.



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Anthony Nicolosi
J.N. Brewster
Further digging it would seem there is an error on the date for J.N. Brewster. The J.N. in this family stands for John Newton born in 1886 not 1866; he is the son of Charles Henry Brewster. The letters are hard to make out on the headstone, but ancestry research shows it should be 1886.
Added by Anthony Nicolosi on May 22, 2016 10:45 PM
Anthony Nicolosi
J.N. Brewster
You took a photo of a J.N. Brewster head stone in the Washington Cemetery. I'm just wondering if you know anything about him. I'm researching him of course because my great grandfather was J.N. Brewster. It seems he went by J.N. on official records, but I have a census with Jay and Jacob with the same family names; one being my grandfather. The dates of living match his, but his last known record was in California. Would someone have an explanation of how he would be placed in New York? There is a J.N. Brewster civil war veteran record for him, so I'm wondering if it is because of this or if it is a family plot. I'm going to research the family name on the headstone. Any information would be helpful.
Added by Anthony Nicolosi on May 22, 2016 6:20 PM
RE: William A. Donoghue 128080459
Thanks, I have that too, but I found a town record that suggests he may have died at home the following January. I'd like to prove it one way or the other.
Added by Daystcat on May 20, 2016 1:41 PM
RE: William A. Donoghue 128080459
Thank you. It would be great to find Elbridge.
Added by Daystcat on May 20, 2016 11:51 AM
William A. Donoghue 128080459
His death was recorded in W. Windsor by Town Clerk, Ray L. Blanchard; DOB May 10, 1860, Windsor, VT; DOD May 19, 1938. Parents listed as Allen Donoghue and Maria Herrick.

His marriage is recorded in Windsor by Town Clerk, Luther Stocker, p. 1475: Willie A Donoghue, Aug. 26, 1882 wed to Eskie L. Bagley, by Rev. Moses Kidder; His parents Wm. A. Donoghue and Mary B. Herrick. The 1860 census for West Windsor, he is age 1/12 gives the Windsor birthplace also.

( P.S. I've been researching the family for some time while trying to locate the burial of his elder brother Elbridge who died in the CW)
Added by Daystcat on May 20, 2016 10:43 AM
RE: Brownsville updates
Grace Clough #128078728;

VT Death Certificate #73-16-67: DOB July 4, 1883, Windsor, VT; DOD March 30, 1967 Windsor Hospital, Windsor, VT. Parents: William A Donaghue, Eskie Bagley; Informant, Oakleigh Clough. She was temporarily entombed at Ascutney Cemetery in Windsor. Her Windsor Birth certificate has her full name as Eskie Grace Donoghue. Her marriage, recorded in Windsor, took place Nov. 18, 1902 to Guy Reuben Clough.

Will do William A. Donoghue 128080459 separately.
Added by Daystcat on May 20, 2016 10:28 AM
RE: Brownsville updates
I'd be happy to give you the sources. Would you give me the memorial numbers? Thanks.
Added by Daystcat on May 20, 2016 9:18 AM
RE: Sargent updates
The information came out of a book: "The history of Peter Parker and Sarah Ruggles of Roxbury, Mass. and Their Ancestors and Descendants" privately published in Boston, 1913

The Jane Jeannette Hammond and George Washington Sargent family information was provided to the author by their daughter Annie.

If you tell me which Sargent memorial, I should be able to provide the family member that provided the information

I hope this helps

Added by Betty on May 20, 2016 7:24 AM
Mike Burnett
BG Henry Lawrence Burnett

Can you please remove your Find-a-Grave #36180199 bio on BG Henry Lawrence Burnett as the data is wrong and the bio is already on the Find-a-Grave site (Find-a-Grave #3596) and is correct (His DOD is 1/4/1916, not 5/15/1918, and you also have him as his own parent when in fact his parents are Henry and Nancy Burnett)


Michael E. Burnett
Added by Mike Burnett on May 19, 2016 3:05 PM
Scott Stanley
RE: Betsey Ball #162609966
My apologies. I am new to Find A Grave and am learning the process to requests edits. I mistakenly created a new memorial to capture her second marriage. Clearly my mistake but not intentional, trust me I am learning fast. Betsy (unknown maiden name) was first married to Humphrey Ball and then to William Evans my family line.
What I was attempting to do was to add more death info, her first husband "William Evans (1752-1826)" and the inscription from your grave stone picture. I understand it is done through an Edit request. Will not make the same mistake twice.
Added by Scott Stanley on May 17, 2016 2:24 PM
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