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Spaceman Spiff (#46783007)
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Bio Photo (John C. Carter)

(Will be spending part of the summer in southwestern Maine).

Happy to photograph at any cemetery in the Tampa Bay, FL area! (or in the Lakes Region of SW Maine).

Born in Dover, DE, (to parents from NJ & WV), I lived in southern CA until age 12, & then in Raton, (a small town in N.E. New Mexico), which I consider my home town. I attended NM State Univ for 4 years (with a 1-yr exchange to Oregon State Univ), but did not complete a degree at that time, & later moved back to southern CA, settling in the Orange County area. After 10 yrs in the O.C., I moved to St. Petersburg, FL (Tampa Bay area) in 1990, & have been here ever since.

I have avidly worked on my family's genealogy since the age of 15 ... 40 years this summer!

I am a member (and former chapter registrar) of the SAR (Sons of the American Revolution) with 7 qualifying ancestors submitted (more to come!), a member of the SUVCW (Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War) with 10 qualifying ancestors or brothers of ancestors (more to come!), a member of the SVR (Sons of Veterans Reserve (affiliated with the SUVCW), a member of the S&DUSCT (Sons & Daughters of U.S. Colored Troops), a member of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indians of New Jersey, and an associate member of the Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware.

I'm very proud that every single branch of my ancestry has been in America since at least pre-Revolutionary times.

Having taken numerous college courses over the years, I finally bit the bullet & enrolled in a program in 2003 to complete my degree, & graduated from Eckerd College (a local, private, liberal arts college) in May 2005 with a B.A. in Creative Writing.

Besides genealogy & writing, my other interests include: clock collecting, books, movies, photography, the Civil War, the space program, many types of music, & visiting cemeteries!

Thanks to the creators of this site for doing such a great job!

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Marianne J. Chapman
RE: East Deering/Grand Trunk Cemetery
Hello John,
I recently added birth dates to the records I have, and wondered if I could send them to you. I have also posted them on my blog titled "Who's Buried at The Grand Trunk Cemetery". I can also e mail the list to you if you wish. They are not in a spread sheet format. I am not that astute in that regard; sorry!

Marianne
Added by Marianne J. Chapman on Apr 22, 2014 4:14 PM
gennie
Patience Harmon
Thank you for adding her memorial!Grandmom was a very very special person and will be so much missed!
Added by gennie on Apr 20, 2014 8:14 PM
cw-sawyers
RE: John Sawyer, Jr. - Grand Trunk Cemetery
Which one is your John Sawyer, jr?

1)Capt Dyer's Co. Hobbs' Reg raised at Cape Elizabeth
for service Sept 8-20, 1814
---John Sawyer, jr
2)Capt Pride's Co. Hobbs' Reg raised at Falmouth for service Sept 8-20, 1814
---John Sawyer, jr

When, other than on this particular replacement stone, have you ever seen John Sawyer b. 1760 referred to as "jr"?

Why have you completely neglected to include John Sawyer's Revolutionary War service ?
Just for the record ... from my notes ..
John 1760-1842 W24884
SOURCE: Sawyer Fams of NE 1-406; b, 13NOV1760; d. 6DEC1842; Spouse: Abigail Graves; Brother Thomas 1758 [also served]
SOURCE: MASS [soldiers of the RW]
Sawyer, John, Presumpscot.
1)Private, Capt. William Cobb's co.; marched from home July 8, 1779; discharged Sept. 25, 1779; service, 2 mos. 17 days; company raised in Cumberland Co. for service on Penobscot expedition and service in Col. Jonathan Mitchel's detachment; roll sworn to at Falmouth;
2)also, Capt. William Cobb's co., Col. Jonathan Mitchell's detachment; pay abstract for mileage, sworn to at North Yarmouth, Nov. 26, 1779; reported as having first drawn rations at Falmouth and as discharged at Falmouth.
SOURCE: MASS
Sawyer, John, Falmouth.
Private, Capt. Joseph Pride's co., Col. Joseph Prime's (Cumberland Co.) regt.; joined April 25, 1780; discharged Dec. 6, 1780; service, 7 mos. 11 days; enlistment, 8 months; regiment raised for defence of eastern Massachusetts.
---> SOURCE: PENSION SUMMARY; July 25, 1832, age 71; b. in Westbrook, formerly Falmouth Nov 13, 1760
1) also states he served three(?) mos at Penobscot in summer of 1779, Capt Cobb
2) Oct 1779 enl as pvt in State militia at Falmouth Capt McClallan(?) and served 2 mos at Falmouth and disch
2) Spring 1780 enl at Falmouth Capt Joseph Parde(?), Col Prince?/Prime; served at Falmouth 8mos and disch

Anything you can add would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Added by cw-sawyers on Apr 20, 2014 6:12 PM
Larry & Edie Doepel
Maynard Blankenship
Hey John! Happily transferred Maynard. Oh yes I am VERY happy to see warmer weather. This was a very hard winter for all of us I think, and thank heavens it's over.

Take care, and as always, I'm happy to lend a hand.

Edie
Added by Larry & Edie Doepel on Apr 19, 2014 6:05 PM
Ric Yates
RE: Harry & Adelma Durham
John, I was glad to help. I enjoyed reading your bio. LOL! My ancestors were British Loyalist in 1776 and one lost his head over it! The rest ran to Florida for a few years before returning to Georgia. And of course being from Georgia they marched to Dixie during the war between the states! But since WWI, your ancestors and mine have been on the same side! Take care, Ric
Added by Ric Yates on Apr 09, 2014 7:38 PM
Kathleen Stadtmuller-Gad
Seeney Transfers
I apologize for the delay in your transfer request. They've been changed over to your care. Thanks for your patience! Sincerely Kathleen
Added by Kathleen Stadtmuller-Gad on Mar 19, 2014 8:21 PM
Lisa Rowe Piper
Carlos Hughes headstone photo
Sorry for the delay! Thank you so much for the headstone photo for Carlos Hughes. Your time is truly appreciated. Sincerely, Lisa
Added by Lisa Rowe Piper on Mar 18, 2014 6:18 PM
Patty P
Ruth Buffett
Hi Spaceman - thanks for transferring the memorial to my account I appreciate your help. Patty P <><
Added by Patty P on Mar 14, 2014 11:56 AM
lainejo
Crowther
Thank you for the picture of Uncle Walter's grave... he was the first husband of my elderly aunt and she did not know where he was buried.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Added by lainejo on Mar 13, 2014 9:04 PM
Denise Williams
James Andrew Honaker
Thank you for taking the photo for me. Other family members who live far away and are not able to go to the cemetery, Thank you also.
Added by Denise Williams on Mar 11, 2014 6:36 AM
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