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Donna (#46910450)
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We are doing a holy service by remembering the dead, and preserving history.

I think we all have a piece of the puzzle and if everyone contributes, questions will be answered.

This a wonderful site for remembering people. Peoples lives are fascinating and they deserve to be remembered and documented.

Please remember we are not just entering names or stones, but real people. Please ask yourself if your memorial is search-able. All memorials should have last names. Women who never marry, and children don't have maiden names. There is no maiden name unless the name changes. Also please do not use ().

Please do NOT create duplicates.

If you notice any mistakes, please let me know, and I will be happy to fix them. Nobody is perfect, we are all fallible human beings mostly doing the best we can at the moment.

We are merely stewards of 'our' memorials - we manage them and are entrusted with their care and maintenance, but we do not technically 'own' them.

Please read the FAQs (frequently asked questions). Thanks, and please try to resolved unknown burials ASAP.

Please free to use any of my photos with appropriate citations. Will also add updates, -the more info, the better. I don't have a policy about transfers - ask and we can work it out.

"A cemetery is a history of people - a perpetual record of yesterday and sanctuary of peace and quiet today. A cemetery exists because every life is worth loving and remembering - always." (author unknown)

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Dan Brown
RE: Benton-Bar Cem
I'd like to maybe join you and walk the cemetery. Think a few of their children may be buried there. Mother definitely there but have not accounted for children C1, C3, C4, C12, C13 or 14 below.

Husband Seldin b.1803 - no records so far.
Wife Sarah (in Benton-Bar per book) b.1805 d. aft say 1855 - no record.
C1: Ezra b.1824 died young or in Michigan 1860.
C2: Alvin D. b.1826 buried in Wiltwyck.
C3: Phebe M. b.1827 - disposition unknown.
C4: Mary S. b.1829 - disposition unknown.
C5: Sarah M. b.1831 d.1887 - My maternal GGGM buried Clermont Cem Columbia Cty.
C6: Ellis/Elihu E. b.1833 - think I found him.
C7: Abbie/Abby M. DuBois b.1838 in Yonkers 1915.
C8: Elsie/Elcie C. Plass b.1840 in Kingston 1915.
C9: Ezra b.1842 d.1926 - Civil War Vet buried near Sarah in Clermont Cem.
C10: John (E./H.) B.1844 - in Cleveland Ohio 1915.
C11: Elizabeth/Anna E. Havenburg b.1848 - in Kingston 1915.
C12: Charles D. b.1851 d.Dec 1915 - Can't find; died Saugerties; had land there; had son James L. in NYC.
C13: Sally C. - no info no trace.
C14: Silas S. - no info no trace.
Added by Dan Brown on Mar 31, 2015 2:54 PM
Dan Brown
RE: Henry Spencer
Re Benton-Bar Cemetery .... That would be helpful. Find-a-Grave has only the wife Sarah of Seldin Spencer (b.2/27/1803) buried there (unknown if marked or unmarked) .... not her husband Seldin himself or any of their children - some died young.

The manager of that page says he based the wife being buried there on a 1931 book "Old Graves of Ulster County", so apparently he didn't actually go there, and maybe not even the author of the 1931 book (?).

James D. Spencer in his early 1900 family data lists, has this wife "Sarah" instead as "Phebe" born June 27, 1805.

Regardless, there should be a number of Spencer's buried there.

Thanks, Dan
Added by Dan Brown on Mar 30, 2015 2:15 PM
Susanna Parrish Allen
RE: Ort
Let me know if there are more.
Added by Susanna Parrish Allen on Mar 30, 2015 5:54 AM
Dan Brown
RE: Henry Spencer
Hi Donna ...... Yes, I would like to be able to manage Henry's page. I have a large number of Ulster County Spencer's beginning around 1800 that are not yet posted on Find-a-Grave or have missing vital info. Even tho NYS didn't catalog Birth, Marriage and Death certificates until 1880-1881, I'm going to spend a few days at the NYS Archives in Albany to try to fill-out their bio's. I might also need to visit Benton-Bar Cemetery because available info is "sketchy." Thanks, Dan Brown, Glens Falls NY (518) 793-3029
Added by Dan Brown on Mar 29, 2015 9:34 PM
RE: James Birdsall
Thanks I sent a message to that Dyane and asked her it add the cemetery picture to both James and wife Elizabeth, hope she does it. I assume there are no markers or the cemetery has not been catalogued.

Added by Bren on Mar 27, 2015 8:20 PM
judy lakkis
RE: Thomas Hawley
I looked around the general area and I did not see her name. From time to time, I will keep the name in mind, and look whenever I am in Section C.
Added by judy lakkis on Mar 25, 2015 7:41 PM
Jo Lee Bacon
Thanks Donna, I have added the info to her bio. Pam
Added by jerseygirl on Mar 24, 2015 3:49 PM
RE: Henry Deats.
Thanks very much for the update and links Donna. Henry Deats is my 4x great grand uncle. The two oldest sons (Henry and John) served in the Rev War.
Regards, Bob Crawford
Added by RC3 on Mar 24, 2015 8:09 AM
Hi Donna - I put photos on for Virginia and Crawford Jr. Also for Kenneth and Willie. I had a nice photo of the reverse of the family stone. The other side was difficult to get because of the sun, that's why those photos are cropped. Happy to help. Martha
Added by Martha on Mar 21, 2015 11:26 AM
Dan Brown
RE: Henry Spencer
Thank you for responding. Yes, I would appreciate you transferring management of those Spencers' to me because I have much more info to organize, document and post about that family line at various Spencer pages at Find-a-Grave. I've been a member of Find-a-Grave for years.

I started posting my connections to the Spencer line on a family tree I started at several years ago and almost immediately was asked by several other members there to integrate their Spencer WikiTree's data with mine. After comparison of data we did that an now have this Spencer line going back to England in the 1300's !! I wish I was as successful with my own "Brown" lineage which currently is brick-walled at about 1800 in Columbia County.

If you are interested, and should you want to become a member, you may visit and/or join WikiTree.con for free. Beats the expensive cost of
Added by Dan Brown on Mar 21, 2015 10:07 AM
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