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history4sure (#46997739)
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Bio Photo I am willing to transfer any memorials which are not my ancestors or relatives and will try to help anyone with information or research. I think it is important to identify persons, when possible, so we can know who they are and who their families are, for historical and personal reasons.
2015 Update:
Sixty six years ago I started looking for lost graves as Grandma sent me, at age 8, to find "the indention by the pine tree, near great great grandpa's headstone" so she could place flowers where a baby was buried in 1869 with no "marker". From her, I learned to look for that tiny "frosted" spot when the night before had been chilly (the ground is still warmer at a burial site which has no vault, even after 100's of years!)
I first knew grief when Grandma died, 59 years ago. To honor her, I began genealogy research from her precious family records. Fifty four years ago the death of my young first husband, at the hands of robbers, nearly caused the loss of my first unborn child. Years later, a miscarriage took another son and now, for the past 30 years, we have also grieved for our youngest son, lost to a freak accident. Brad
Writing personal histories has been a passion for nearly 40 years, since I found my relationship to Mormon Battalion soldiers and an early U.S. President.
Being an unpaid cemetery sexton for the past 24 years has required mapping and recording (handwritten) of over 3,000 birth & death locations and overseeing burials and settings of gravestones for some 750 persons. During this time, the birth and death records from 1854 at one cemetery and from 1869 to date, at another, were located and recorded; exact grave locations had never been written down for 155 years! I'm still hand drawing family lot maps for the latter cemetery for all owners.
For about 30 years, I have composed poetry and short stories about loved ones' passing, both for my own and others.
So, am I a "graver" ?, a "griever", a "genealogist", a "historian", a "sexton", a "poet" or just kind of "nutty"?? (We ALL could have, instead of this, been lounging on "sum beach sum where", ya know!)
Anyway, I feel sad when an unkind remark is posted, or it is stated that Find a Grave was designed for one purpose and that "newcomers", who want to use it for genealogy, or some other reason than it was originally intended, should go elsewhere. I hope it is intended to help us all find burial locations, which should include photos, dates, and family links, if possible for proper identification.
Short bios also help identify specific individuals and search data sources can help us verify the positive location. That is why I believe that a gravestone, with poor or misinterpreted information, should be supplemented with the best historical facts available, if possible. After all, it is Find a Grave, not "Find a Stone". Sometimes, nothing else is available, but that is a sad case; unknown, with unknown dates does not tell us much, especially when there is no stone or it is illegible.
I hope to help & will gladly transfer, edit, delete or correct anything I contribute; I'm slow, but I'm OLD, please have patience!


Suprise! Thanks so much to Renee for the Sponsorship of Our Sweet Rose...what an honor to be cared for by such a dedicated animal lover.

I am grateful AGAIN to Love Always, Renee for the sponsorship of my beloved Daddy - what a generous contributor she is...check out her loving memorials!


PLEASE NOTE: Check the top center of your profile page - if an "edit" tab is there - you need to click on it and check to approve or reject any edits that may have been sent to you - only a few email "edit" notices are coming from fag since this new feature was added.

Sorry, I have to laugh.... recently seen on a gravestone, (wife's, Jo Ann's stone) "DO NOT STAND AT MY GRAVE AND CRY, I AM NOT HERE, I DID NOT DIE" ...alongside on the husband's stone, "JO ANN - IF WE DID NOT DIE, WHAT ARE WE DOING HERE?".... [ I SAID I'm sorry! ]
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Love Always, Renee
Thanksgiving Blessings
Wishing you and your family a special day of thanks.
Added by Love Always, Renee on Nov 25, 2015 5:54 AM
Cindy Flowers
RE: edit email
Thank you Shirleen for the information on Baby Grace's burial site. Happy Thanksgiving, Cindy
Added by Cindy Flowers on Nov 25, 2015 12:48 AM
Cindy Flowers
RE: Diesal
Thank you for your sweet note Shirleen.
Added by Cindy Flowers on Nov 20, 2015 5:19 PM
Just wanted to say hi! We haven't been in contact for a little and I was just viewing my messages today and thought of you! Hopefully you remember me. Anyways, I hope you've been well!
Added by Morpheus on Oct 30, 2015 2:59 PM
Love Always, Renee
RE: This made me think of you
Thank you that was very sweet to share this with me.
Added by Love Always, Renee on Oct 30, 2015 5:22 AM
Janet Muff
RE: Lucinda (Hulbut) Miller
Hi Shirleen,

There a LOTS of Hurlbuts in Rutland Co., VT, but I'm not sure about elsewhere.

Also Hurlburts and Hulburts. So it gets very confusing. And sometimes the spouses will spell their names differently which really makes for madness.

Added by Janet Muff on Oct 29, 2015 9:48 PM
Janet Muff
Lucinda (Hulbut) Miller
I'm sorry to decline your edit that would change Lucinda's maiden name from Hurlbut to Hurlburt. But I do not find sufficient information to support such a change.

There is no birth record for Lucinda because the vital records of Poultney, VT, burned in the mid-1800's.

The History of Goshen, CT, identifies her father as David Hurlbut.

Likewise, The Hurlbut Genealogy, identifies her father and all his immediate descendants as "Hurlbut."

But most importantly, the gravestone of her mother, Lovisa (Thompson) Hurlbut, spells the name without an "r" both in the 1919 transcription by the Rutland town clerk and the 1995 transcription by Margaret Jenks.

The find-a-grave memorial for her father, David, spells the name with an "r" but there is no link to a source for the spelling of this name and no photograph of a gravestone.

If you can provide a vital record or request a photo of David Hurlbut's gravestone, and if the name is spelled with an "r," I will be happy to make the edit.

Thank you,

Janet Muff
Added by Janet Muff on Oct 28, 2015 10:57 PM
Susan (York) Gagnon
William H.H. Perkins
Thank you for catching my error in linking his parents. Susan
Added by Susan (York) Gagnon on Oct 19, 2015 11:06 AM
Helen Schievelbein
Harrison Dearborn
I see after looking at the cemetery this is the one I was taking pictures. I have a couple relatives buried there during the war from Massachusetts.
Added by Helen Schievelbein on Oct 18, 2015 7:05 PM
Helen Schievelbein
Harrison Dearborn
I learned a few years ago when I went to a Civil War burial site in Louisiana that all the stones have an number and it is the burial site not the year of death.
Glad I could help and glad you asked.
Added by Helen Schievelbein on Oct 18, 2015 7:03 PM
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