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Cerelle Bolon (#47118328)
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Bio Photo My father once called my brother and me, "Dead end kids", and now that I am doing this genealogical research, I can feel his disappointment. Both of us had our reasons and our spouses felt the same, but this Find a Grave research has given me great satisfaction. We may not leave descendants, but we can leave a heritage for other members of our extended families to find as time goes on. This is a great network of volunteers who are willing to help each other "fill in the blanks" with photos and information.
I had several professional lives, which seems to be the norm. I was first, a fashion designer and spent two years living in New York City enjoying that, then felt called to an occupation with more long-lasting benefits, so returned to Arizona and taught third grade children for 30 years. Upon retirement, my husband and I opened an Antique business which we enjoyed for several years. Since then, discovering the family roots has become a passion...who knew we had been in this country, in many branches, since the 1600s! Now I am hooked!
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RE: Eliza H. Vernon photo
Cerelle, I think the dark lines on the stone were do to the rainy and snowy weather we were having that day. I was glad to find that cemetery it was interesting. Eliza Vernon was my 4th great grand aunt.
Added by rpgilles on Feb 27, 2014 6:34 PM
RE: Ovid Butler Todd #57116276
Thanks. I had forgotten which way it needed to be added. Ovid Butler Todd is my great-great grandfather.
Added by Tiaho on Feb 09, 2014 12:49 PM
Ann Koch
RE: Frantz E Butler 37903101
Hi! Cerelle, I've passed on Frantz E. Butler to you and thank you for taking on the challenge of fleshing out his findagrave story. I hope that by doing so, you'll find other cousins, as well. Ann
Added by Ann Koch on Feb 02, 2014 11:40 PM
Nancy Brandon
RE: Emma Rauworth 5943103
Thanks for additional info. I will edit entry and add you as contributor. The Rauworths are on my paternal great grandmother's branch.
Added by Nancy Brandon on Jan 15, 2014 1:23 PM
Thanks for the links to Cate family. They are in my linr and are very helpful
Added by LesCate on Dec 30, 2013 5:41 PM
I have a picture of his wife's stone, Sarah Bell Coile. I don't know how to send it, if you could make a picture request for it I would be glad to sent it to you.
Added by LesCate on Dec 28, 2013 7:48 PM
Donna Blair
RE: John & Frances (Coggan) Whitcomb
Hi again, cousin! Yes, I'd love for you to send me an invite to your tree. You can get my email addy from my Find A Grave profile. Once you do, let me know if you'd like to join my tree on as well & I'll send you one too. If yours is on Ancestry too, it would be great if you could invite me with Contributor Status and also check the box to "allow me to See living people" - and I'll do the same if you're interested :-)
Added by Donna Blair on Nov 01, 2013 5:00 PM
Donna Blair
John & Frances (Coggan) Whitcomb
Hi Cerelle!

Happened to see your messages to colleen sanborn about Frances Whitcomb. John & Frances were my maternal 8th-great-grandparents. I have this note re: John's burial in my family tree:

Old Settlers Burial Yard ("The old burying ground"), Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
According to Charlotte Whitcomb in her 1904 book "The Whitcomb Family in America", "he was laid with other forefathers of the hamlet in "the old burying ground", but today no fragment of even a battered stone marks his resting place".

Also, the bio section of both John & Frances' memorial pages include this info:

According to Rev. Frederick Lewis Weis (b. 1895- d.1966), 12th minister (1926-1951) of First Church (the Bulfinch Church) in Lancaster, and an ardent genealogist, he noted that, "John and Frances Whitcomb were buried in the Old Settlers Burial Ground, but their gravestones have not survived."

So their gravestones were gone long before 1904, and it was confirmed by this Rev. Weis sometime before his retirement in 1951. It's disappointing, I know, but I hope you find this info helpful.
Added by Donna Blair on Nov 01, 2013 2:44 AM
colleen sanborn
RE: Frances Whitcomb
Hi, You may be in luck... I was unable to locate Mary Prentice in the Massachusetts Historical Societies burial ground database with matching dates in the Old Settlers Burial Yard; however, the librarian let me know that some records that are in Find a Grave as being Old Settlers are actually in Middle Cemetery. The two burial yards are separeted by a field and railroad tracks. I skipped Middle Cemetery that day, because it was getting dark. I will go back and look at the stones at the middle cemetery for you. Maybe we will have better luck! Do you know if she had a husband?


Added by colleen sanborn on Sep 28, 2013 6:25 PM
Wade - Brown
Hello. Made it to Olney cem while the boys where dove hunting. Martha Wade doesn't have a stone any longer. I know her first husband isn't buried there, and I'll have to find my family chart to see if second one is.
I added Missouri Catherine and James H. Brown photo's to their memorials. I have photo's of James A., Effie. J.L. Also for Abbie Brown, Moore and John Moore. I forgot to see if the two Moore's are on F.A.G. already. There's also in another section of cem., J.L., Abbey, James, Rolla and J. Aubert Brown. If you'd like to add memorials for these others? I'll add the photo's.
My husbands direct line is with Mary Susan Cobb, Lewallen, dau of William and Catherine Cobb.
Added by Krauss/Gronek on Sep 01, 2013 4:27 PM
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