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J_Davis (#48126183)
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I'm new to the genealogy world, but am finding it fascinating! I'm thankful to those who have sent me information or taken photos, and happy to return the favor by taking photos of headstones in the Saratoga Springs, NY area. I do travel a lot and may also be able to hit up random cemeteries too across NY and New England. This is a great community and look forward to helping it grow.
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RE: Elijah Hedding
You're very welcome. Hope you find everyone you're looking for
Added by Susan on Jun 04, 2015 8:33 PM
RE: Elijah Hedding
At some point, as the city grew, all the small church cemeteries in Poughkeepsie were moved into Poughkeepsie Rural, which is probably what you're referring to as the Methodist section. The stone in the picture looks much too new to be in that time frame. But the office can give you the section and plot number for the Heddings without a problem. They normally also have records for the plot, like the names of everyone buried there, who purchased it, who owns it now, that kind of thing.

But if you go, be sure to look at the map. It's a rural cemetery, meaning there's no rows of stones as there are in most cemeteries. It's built to look like a park (and does look like a park), with meandering paths and walkways, lovely trees everywhere. It's a great place to wander around, but not a great place to find a grave without guidance. Also, if the Heddings had children you're looking for, look for them too. The older burials are frequently in family plots and there's lots of relatives buried within spitting distance of one another.

Added by Susan on Jun 02, 2015 6:39 AM
RE: Elijah Hedding
For some reason, am having problem transferring memorial to you. I'll log off and try again later. I've written down the memorial numbers and your number. If you haven't had Elijah & wife transferred to you by Tuesday morning, email me again
Added by Susan on Jun 01, 2015 12:45 PM
RE: Rev. Elijah Hedding
Sorry, Poughkeepsie Rural is huge, and I have zero memory of where the stone was. However, there's an office (opened M-F, Sat mornings), with excellent records and they can tell you where anyone is. But it's big place, so if you go there, look at the map in the office and try to find the grave on the map before wandering off onto the grounds.

If you go there, and there's multiple people you're looking for, they can get a bit worn out by genealogists, so call or email them first, give them a list of who you're looking for, and a number of days to look the records up. If you just wander in with a long list, they'll only look up 3, then charge you for the other lookups. They're not being nasty, just trying to get their work done, and are actually very nice.

Meanwhile, I'll transfer Elijah and his wife over to you.
Added by Susan on Jun 01, 2015 12:41 PM
John J Yattaw
Do you know anything about John J Yattaw's wife, Ellen C. Jones. Specifically, who her parents are, and where in Ireland they lived? Ellen had a sister, Catherine Jones, and she married Hiram Yattaw. My husband and I are trying to identify Catherine and Ellen's parents. I obtained a death certificate for Catherine, it lists her parents as Miles Jones and a Mary A. Jones (maiden name not given). Census records say Ellen came to America in 1857.

Any help you could provide, or forward my query to someone who might know would be greatly appreciated.

Nancy Yattaw
Added by willshaines on Feb 22, 2014 6:59 AM
m leonard
Thank you very much for your kindness and time.
Added by m leonard on Oct 16, 2013 6:49 PM
L Beacon
Thank you so much for taking the time to locate and photograph the memorials for me it is greatly appreciated! I hope you do not mind if I use the photos you took in my family tree, I thank you again for all your time and efforts! Cheers!
Added by L Beacon on Oct 15, 2013 3:20 PM
Joe Skorupa
RE: Frank Colby
You're welcome.
Added by Joe Skorupa on Jun 16, 2013 3:05 PM
Laurie LaPage
millington lewis/louisa pike lewis
You are very welcome! I'm glad you liked them. I don't mind if you use them on your "tree", however, some photo volunteers do have a problem with it, as can be seen on the request page for Morningside Cemetery. I don't believe that is the true spirit of Find A Grave, especially as a volunteer...I volunteered to take them for you, not for myself, so you should be able to do whatever with them! On another note...there are several people buried in this Lewis plot and I've added some of them to Morningside on Find A Grave. However, an "Uncle John" has me perplexed! There is also an Alton Lewis, a Nancy, wife of John Lewis (I'm not sure if that is "uncle john"!). There is a Daniel J. Connor and May Connor, I assume are married. And, a much newer stone for a Barbara Lewis and her husband Charles H. Bassett. Do you have any info on the Alton Lewis, Uncle John and Nancy? If not, I'll add them with the information I could get off the stone, tho' some was almost impossible to read. Take care, let me know if there are others in the Malone area you'd like photos for...I check the Find A Grave listings pretty regularly. Laurie
Added by Laurie LaPage on May 31, 2013 8:17 PM
D L Melville
Photo Requests
thanks for fulfilling my photo requests in such a timely fashion. Much appreciated.
DL Melville
Added by D L Melville on May 22, 2013 8:44 AM
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