|Kevin Avery (#47024642)|
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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 20 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.
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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|Ginny Fisher||Hannah Grout|
All set. I also attached her sister Ruth to their parents as well.
|Michael-Lee Brockhouse||Merritt King|
I believe I made the requested correction. Let me know if you find anything else. Thanks.
|Mary Harrell-Sesniak||Hannah Remick|
Thank you for the family link.
Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays!
|Cindy Titus||Sarah Mayo Freeman|
Kevin, I've made the link that you requested. Thank you. Any chance you know where Sarah is buried?
|IsChivalryDead||RE: Edmond Freeman|
John and Mercy are my 8th Gr-gr parents. I wonder where our paths diverge. Who comes after Edmund for you? for me it's Edmund-Ebenezer-Isaac.
Thank you for the burial location for Edwin Grout #106592547
Added by Sue on Nov 22, 2013 9:48 AM
|Sandra Lennox||William Harlow|
Sometime this week I will go to the Harlow
Old Fort House and get a photo for your
memorial. Also, what do you think of a photo
from Burial Hill of one of the markers
indicating where it is believed the old
fort once stood?
|Sandra Lennox||RE: William Harlow|
First of all thank you for all the hard work that
you do for Find A Grave. I appreciate people like
you who work with others on this site.
Many people think that the Pilgrims are buried
on the hill. During the first winter when many
of them died they were buried on Cole's Hill in
unmarked graves. They did not want the indians
to know how many had died, and that there were
so few left. Here is the documentation that is
available so far for 1600's burials on Burial
William Bradford - died 1657 - Oldest burial
John Howland - died 1672
Edward Gray - died 1681 - Oldest gravestone
William Crowe - died 1683/4
Hannah Clark - died 1687
Thomas Clark - died 1697
Thomas Cushman - died 1691
and ten children of John & Josiah Cotton,
and the defaced tombstone of Nathaniel Thomas.
There is some historical evidence of other
1600's burials on the hill. This is all that
were know for sure that are buried on the
hill from the 1600's. There are probably more,
many people could not afford a gravestone, at
first they came from England and were expensive.
They were many gravestones that have dis-
integrated over time. When Bradford Kingman
documented Burial Hill in the 1800's he had
found many fragments of gravestones which
could not be identified. Also, many graves were
marked with wooden markers which have rotted
away. The cemetery department here in Plymouth
did not document the burials on Burial Hill
I did read your memorial. I think to make it
flow a little better I would eliminate the story
about the person who found a gravestone face
up on the ground. There are many on the hill
like that. I can assure you it is not a grave-
stone from the 1600's. There are not many stones
from the 1600's up on the hill so the town takes
very good care of them.
You have a very interesting person to write a
biography on, "William Harlow." I would go with
information that is on line. If you google
"Harlow Old Fort House," you can go into:
The Sergeant William Harlow family Assoc.
or/and the Plymouth Antiquarian Society.
Both have very good information that you can
add to your memorial. I'm sure that your memorial
will be great. I live right here in Plymouth
and belong to "Friends of Burial Hill," so if
I can help you out let me know. If you want to
revise your memorial and want me to read it
again, I will, it's not a problem. Glad to help.
|Nancy Lane Kegresse||Orphaned memorials|
AMEN to the last paragraph of your profile!! Hope you don't mind that I use a few words of it because I've reached soooo many dead ends via unresponsive gravers who evidently just lose interest! Hope that Ancestry.com's recent purchase of Find A Grave will solve this problem....and that they don't start charging us to use Find A Grave!!
Thank you for your prompt response. I'm updating cemetery info. Other stones in the plot have received damage since your visit.
Added by habuudy on Nov 12, 2013 3:42 AM
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