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|Raymond Newcomb||Rev. Nathaniel Brewster|
Hi My name is Raymond Newcomb 11th great grandson to William Brewster Of the Pilgrims. I'm following the tree from Love Brewster and Sarah Collier. Love Brewster is my 10th great grand uncle. They have a son Nathanial Brewster. But you have his parents listed as Francis Brewster and Lucy Jones. This is his F.A.G. number for reference:
Created by: Jeanne.Killick
Record added: Nov 21, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31597216
What Information do you have that his fathers name was Francis? As I can not find a Francis among the children of William Brewster. The death dates and wives for our two Nathanial's are identical. Please help with any information.
Incidentally this branch when corrected leads to the Musical talent and actresses the Judds.
Thank you. Tony Newcomb
|Emily Bush||Wesley Fiske 2887459|
I saw that you had left a comment on this memorial and I wanted you to know that I posted a photo of his marker in the Rock Island National Cemetery.
|Connie ||Samuel Brewster Family - DNA Results|
Hello. I had talked to you before, back when I first started my family tree on Ancestry.com, about the Brewster family. My family descends from Sherman and Melissa (Brewster) Forbes (a daughter of Samuel Brewster) who are fourth grandparents of mine. I thought you might be interested in knowing that I did submit my DNA through the Ancestry.com DNA Project and also ended up with multiple DNA links to both Benjamin and Anne (Darte-Addis) Brewster and their son William and his wife Patience Brewster. This is in addition to the testing that your family members had done with Family Tree DNA.
Added by Connie on May 26, 2013 3:59 PM
|CC Scarbrough||31597216 Nathaniel Brewster|
May I have your permission to post your data and pics of Nathaniel and his family on my Ancestry.com Family Tree Maker?
Thanks for considering my request.
|dalya d||Setauket Presbyterian Church|
Setauket Presbyterian Church is cataloging, organizing the thousands of gravestones in its cemetery
By Brittany Wait
Kathryn O'Dwyer studies a gravestone in the cemetery at Setauket Presbyterian Church, above. The gravestone of William Sydney Mount, below. Photos by Brittany Wait (click for larger version)
Village Times Herald
August 31, 2011 | 04:48 PM
Instead of relaxing during her summer vacation, college student and Setauket resident Kathryn O'Dwyer chose to spend her summer at the Setauket Presbyterian Church cemetery staring at tombstones. Old and new tombstones, from the early 1700s to the recent past, mingle. The problem is that most stones are misplaced or deteriorated.
O'Dwyer, 20, came home from American University in Washington, D.C., expecting to volunteer at The Long Island Museum of American Art, History and Carriages in Stony Brook, but by mid-July, she was asked to take on a historical project — essentially an unpaid internship transcribing the information on tombstones and preserving Setauket's past.
Dick Russell, a member of the church's historical committee, asked O'Dwyer to help update a database on the church's website to make the cemetery digitally accessible to residents, a project that would require transcribing thousands of tombstones.
"We are looking to make a user-friendly website, just not quite as robust as Trinity Church in New York City," Russell said. "We might not have all the bells and whistles, but we're evolving."
With her experience as a double major in history and art history, O'Dwyer was happy to help. "I don't mind the monotony involved in preserving history," she said. "You're saving something that would have otherwise been forgotten."
The graves were never systematically placed and many stones are damaged or deteriorated from the elements. During the Revolutionary War, the British took over the church and used tombstones in the cemetery as cooking tables, which only added to their deterioration, according to Russell.
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While O'Dwyer spent her days transcribing, she cross-referenced a book that listed the tombstones found in the cemetery — Belle Barstow's 1984 "Setauket's religious beginnings: With epitaphs from the Presbyterian Churchyard."
The intern spent two to three hours a day collecting information from tombstones, including the name of the person buried, the epitaph, which is an inscription in honor of the deceased, their age and dates of birth and death.
Ideally, O'Dwyer said, the historical committee would like to create an interactive map to put on the website, directing users to each tombstone with a pop-up of information at each click.
With only index cards of information from tombstones, church members have worked since 2003 to transfer that information to the website. The information has been slowly added to the website's database and O'Dwyer is tasked with updating and adding to it.
"The cemetery's history dates back to 1665," Russell said. "It's a very rich historical area like no place I've ever seen before, besides Williamsburg, Virginia."
O'Dwyer found the resting place of notable historic figure, William Sidney Mount, a Setauket native and famous painter from the 1800s. His epitaph reads, "As a painter, eminent and original; as a man, exemplary and beloved ... Dead he is not, but departed for the artist never die."
Many of his paintings and sketches are still in The Long Island Museum.
"Kathryn's work was more in the nature of documenting the locations of the stones and updating inventory," said cemetery administrator, Harold Campbell, who has lived in Setauket for 50 years.
Two weeks ago, O'Dwyer moved back to college to finish her last two years at American University. She said, as an ongoing effort, she plans on returning to finish what she started. She left the church internship after having catalogued 300 stones, but still with thousands to go.
"I'm preserving them, I'm helping them stay alive," O'Dwyer said. "I learned a lot about recording history by saving history."
Added by dalya d on Sep 03, 2011 12:00 PM
|LadyGoshen||RE: Highland Mills Cemetery|
are you referring to Cemetery of the Highlands in Highland Mills? I not very familiar with that cemetery and it's _very_ large. Have you tried contacting the office to get a plot number? If you have more detailed info, I'd be happy to do a search for you but without an idea of where to look...
|David Lander||THANK YOU|
Thank you for your generous contributions to Find A Grave. Your work will be appreciated by many generations.
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|deb hicks||thank u|
just a note to tell u thank u
|Margaret Gunn||Julia Phelps Brewster|
The corrections have been made to Julia's posting. Hopefully it is correct now. Thank you for the corrections.
|Barb Destromp||Pansey Bruster|
I have fixed Pansey's first name... Thanks for the help.
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