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J.Bosworth (#47406424)
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Bio Photo Greetings,

I have been researching my family tree, taking over the work that my dad started many years ago. My dad, the family patriarch, is the keeper of the family genealogy, old family stories/scandals and ancient family pictures. We've had a good time together talking about family history and sharing our discoveries.

Of course, everything is a never ending project. More grave sites of ancestors to find and record. I also try to pay it forward by creating memorials for other people's loved ones along the way, time permitting.

My direct lineal ancestry goes back to my 11th great grandparents, Edward and Mary Bosworth, who sailed from England to Boston, Massachusetts aboard the "Elizabeth Dorcas" in 1634. From there, I descend from their son Jonathan, then from his son Jonathan Bosworth, Jr., who was married to Hannah Howland, daughter of Mayflower passengers John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley. Then from their son Deacon David Bosworth of Halifax, to his son Nehemiah, his son John, and his son Benjamin.

My grandmother immigrated from County Cavan, Ireland in 1907, and came with her sister through Ellis Island, New York. The rest of their family came soon after, and some moved on to Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

My mother's side were all English, Irish, and Scottish immigrants to New Brunswick, Canada; Upland, Pennsylvania; and Natick, Mass.

Family surnames of interest: Bosworth, Gifford, Woodworth, Potter, Palmer, Wilbor, Wilcox, Dixon, Chadwick, Merrihew, Spooner, Taber, Sampson, Tomson, and Bryant. Also, Gilston, McCracken, Waters, Jackson, and Mahood.

I invite & encourage anyone to leave notes and flowers on the memorials here, if you so choose. Thank you!

*.♥ .* Dear Ancestor *.♥ .*

"Your tombstone stands among the rest;
neglected and alone
The name and date are chiseled out
on polished, marbled stone
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn

You did not know that I'd exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
in flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
entirely not our own.

Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
one hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
and come to visit you."

~by Walter Butler Palmer

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Doris Paul
Thank you very much for the photo of the Paul marker.
Added by PupDawg on Aug 26, 2014 8:25 PM
Glenn Russell
Just curious, why do you feel compelled to post a photo when a perfectly good one is already in place?
Added by Glenn Russell on Aug 25, 2014 5:17 PM
RE: Susie G. (Wood) Ramsdell
Ahhh. The marriage was also registered in Leeds, where the wedding took place. The Maine card has her only as Susie G.

Added by amyinleeds on Aug 25, 2014 12:44 PM
In Search Of
RE: Drum Corps. !!
I still go to shows locally.
In fact Madison Scouts were here on July 31 at Quincy Veteran's Memorial Stadium for the C.Y.O. Nationals Tribute show, run by the Boston Crusaders.
Added by In Search Of on Aug 25, 2014 9:40 AM
Susie G. (Wood) Ramsdell
Hi, I saw your edit. I am unable to verify that her middle name was Gifford, though it seems right. Do you have a record, source, link etc.

Added by amyinleeds on Aug 25, 2014 9:36 AM
sue petty
john nelson bosworth
hello. I think we are related. I am the great granddaughter of john nelson Bosworth, and the granddaughter of Leonie Nelson Bosworth. I would love to get in touch to share info. I am in Bermuda, and John Nelson Bosworth is also memorialised on the gravestone of my grandmother and great aunts, Hazel and Frances. Please get in touch if you would like to share info. Sue P
Added by sue petty on Aug 25, 2014 9:26 AM
Find A Grave Memorial# 91966423
Please check your 'other' messages on FB. I have lost your email!
Added by MRPattangall on Aug 20, 2014 2:35 PM
Barbara Anne Potter
Thank you for the great photo's and for your time.
Added by Barbara Anne Potter on Aug 20, 2014 11:34 AM
Malcom Wood
thanks for the photo
Added by LINDA JOYCE OLDENBORG-SMI... on Aug 15, 2014 11:07 AM
Melva "Jo" Wright
RE: Alden & Francis Pettengill
Thanks for the use of your photos. I am a descendant of John & Priscilla Alden. I am trying to find all of their descendants. Crazy, I know. I have found a lot of famous cousins. That's the fun of it. =)
Added by Melva "Jo" Wright on Aug 10, 2014 2:01 PM
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