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Dan Silva (#46781334)
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A short walk through Trinity Churchyard in 2004 got me interested in older cemeteries. A few years later, I found it difficult to research my family geneology. I started adding names here to maybe help others with their research. I'm also a big Revolutionary War buff and I have been searching for graves of anyone who somehow participated in the Revolutionary War.
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Mark Maxwell
Ephraim Seeley

I have been notified that your entry is a duplicate of an entry I made 2 years prior. Also note, that I personally visited & photographed Ephrian Seeley's grave site in Old Presbyterian Church Cemetery, a couple miles north of Old Stone Church Cemetery, indicating your entry is not in the correct cemetery and should be deleted.

Added by Mark Maxwell on Jun 21, 2015 11:13 AM
Jay Led
Jane Minugh Memorial
Thank you, Dan.

My now deceased mother and I tried to find this grave in person, many years ago, when I lived in Manhattan. How I wish she was still alive, so I could share this page with her.

Many of our ancestors, including Jane's parents, William and Abigail, lived in lower NYC in its earliest days. They were mainly seamen. One ancestor, John Minugh, was a harbor master, during the era of Cornelius Vanderbilt.

Our Minugh history in the USA is documented, all the way back to New Amsterdam. "Valentine's History of Old New York City" lists our family name among the Huguenots, who fled to America with the Dutch in the 1600's.

Added by Jay Led on Jun 18, 2015 4:25 PM
Shelley Fleming
Thank you Dan
for transferring my GGF James West to me.
Very appreciative of your time and dedication.
Added by Shelley Fleming on Jun 07, 2015 2:18 PM
Julia Kaiserjewelya
Samuel Pierson
I am related to Samuel Pierson and can trace the lineage as far back as 1634. Samuel was a messenger for general George Washington during the battle of Monmouth. Samuel Pierson was a fine Horsman and a man of great courage and strength who Washington entrusted with several important and Perilous commissions in caring out one of these during the battle of Monmouth, Pierson was compelled to ride right in front of enemy lines of barrel and in full range of their guns; two horses were shot from under him, one of which in falling, injured the riders leg, but he was mounted on the third and carried out the commanders orders. Washington warmly commended him, and said "I feared when you set out with the orders that I should never see you again."
Added by Julia Kaiserjewelya on May 25, 2015 11:55 AM
Giuseppe Verdi
The write up says G Verdi died in 1901 in Italy and is buried there. How can it be listed that he is buried in Forest Lawn in Buffalo? This is a commemorative statue reinstalled from Kleinhan's Music Hall. Info is confusing. Are there more details available? Or shouldn't it be clarified re: burial status?
Thank you.
Added by KT on May 12, 2015 11:08 AM
Dee Ferris
Hi Mr. Silva,

Thank you so much for the information on Reuben Fowler. I've added it to his memorial.

Kind regards,

Added by Dee Ferris on May 10, 2015 5:08 PM
Colonel John Banister
Hi Dan, the image of the colored painting you have for Col. John Banister is often confused with Col. John, but it is actually a John Banister from Rhode Island and was painted by painter Gilbert Stuart. I just posted the real picture of Col. John Banister of 5th great grandfather.
-Thank you.
Added by TBarfield on Apr 27, 2015 8:39 PM
Huldah Kent Bloomfield
Thanks for your quick response! I appreciate it! have a great day!
Added by Maureen on Mar 12, 2015 6:15 AM
Ellis and Huldah (Kent) Bloomfield
Good Morning Dan,
Would you be so kind as to add the picture that you have for Ellis Bloomfield in Old Colonial Cemetery to his wife Huldah Kent Bloomfield's memorial as well. She is # 143630961.

I'm working on attaching the family members from First Presbyterian up the road. Thanks do much!

Added by Maureen on Mar 12, 2015 5:46 AM
James Croft, Revolutionary Soldier (Vancourtlandville Cemetery, Westchester County, NY)
I have added pertinent information for my ancestor James Croft on his memorial page. Your note spurred me to do this. (I was actually surprised that I hadn't done it before!) Thanks for the "nudge".
Added by Betsy on Feb 20, 2015 1:34 PM
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