My Find-a-Grave activity is only moderately curtailed by that essential 'nuisance' of "having to earn a living". I generally respond to queries, SACs and requests as soon as I can get a round tuit. Sincere apologies for all delays, and thank you for your patience. =]) Beth
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ A proud Canadian, I now live in the beautiful Province of British Columbia :D Locations of interest near my former home in Ontario include all of Simcoe County (which is about an hour north of Toronto), plus Ancaster (west Hamilton) and the (former) County of Wentworth, which are due west of Toronto. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Copyright courtesy requested! If you wish to use a photo that I have uploaded to a memorial here on Find-a-Grave, and post it to another website 'as yours', KINDLY ASK ME FIRST. In general, I don't mind if anyone uses my photos for their personal records, and I would hope my name would be included for the source file. But please, if you're going to post them to a FEE-BASED/SUBSCRIPTION website (including Ancestry, which as we all know ultimately profits from _everything_ contributed to their site), it would be nice if credit to the photographer (me) could be given within the posting. I don't know if other sites make this possible, but something such as: "Photograph taken by OhSunnyOne, Ancaster, Ont" would be appreciated. Thank you for this consideration.
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"If we don't grab this data, it's gone. Stones are face down, fallen over. Some that we can read now, we won't be able to read later. Counties just don't have the resources to restore every cemetery." -- Gail Brown, coordinator faculty of the Geographic Information System program at Kirkwood Community College (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), on cemetery preservation and recording
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"God put me on this earth to accomplish a certain number of things. Right now I am so far behind that I will never die." - Bill Waterson [creator, 'Calvin & Hobbes']
Visitor: What a nice town. Have you lived here all your life? Old Lady: Nope. Not yet.
My next vehicle license plate cover will read: EAT..SLEEP..FAMILYTREE..FIND-A-GRAVE
I would appreciate having James Gage (96465674) and his spouse Mary Jane Davis Gage (96465564) transferred to me as I descend through their first son, Asahel Gage which makes them my ggggrandparents. Please email me with any questions.
Elizabeth Downes Franklin Hello! I see that you are related to Elizabeth Downes, wife of colonial NJ's last royal governor, William Franklin, son of Ben. I am a trustee of the Proprietary House museum, located in what was once the Royal Governor's Mansion in Perth Amboy, NJ. Elizabeth lived in the mansion from Oct 1774 until June 1777, just one month before she died after evacuating to NYC. I have been researching Elizabeth's biography and elsewhere found that Elizabeth's father had died when she was a young child and that her mother had also died before Elizabeth moved to London to live with her sister Hannah Downes Alleyne. In your "Find a Grave" info you indicate that both her parents lived into the 1770s. I am wondering where you found that information? Your assistance is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Mary Woodley Hello again: since I posted my message I have had a go at finding the real identity of Robert Harbin Alleyne's wife Mary. On checking the original marriage record, her maiden name is definitely Woodley, so I believe that she is actually the sister of Eliza Woodley, born in Ireland in 1816, who married John Isaac Dallas in 1837. John Isaac & Eliza are the parents of Mary Woodley Dallas, so Mary Alleyne would be her aunt. John Isaac was also one of the witnesses to the marriage of Mary Woodley and Robert Harbin Alleyne. If you like you may contact me directly murcotatsynapsedotnet
Mary Woodley DALLAS Hello Oh Sunny one; it was only when attempting to send you a message that I realised you are the dau of Margaret Seale who happens to be a distant cousin of my mother's. However, I wanted to point out that the Mary Woodley Dallas born in 1838 cannot be the wife of Robert Harbin Alleyne: she marries Charles TINLING in 1860:
The Barbadian Newspaper 1860. October 15. Married. On Thursday last, 11th instant, at the Cathedral by the Rev. A. Reece, Rector of Christ Church, Charles Tinling Esqr., Postmaster General of the Island, to Mary Woodley, relict of the late Adam Ferrie Jr., Barrister of Law and daughter of John I. Dallas Esq. M.D. of Hamilton, Canada West.
Robert Harbin Alleyne marries 14 Jan 1845, when that Mary W.D would have been 7 years old. I believe that his wife is actually the daughter of Charles Dallas & Catharine Kirton, and born circa 1825, though I have still not found a birth record for her.
The Alleynes are also my mother's cousins (Col. Abel Alleyne(9died 1706) was my 9th great grandfather.
RE: Frances Sutton Thank you. I have updated Fran's grave. She actually never lived in Simcoe Co. She lived in Newmarket and died in Southlake Regional in Newmarket. She is buried in Bond Head because her son lives there. The problem with adding the county of death for cemeteries is that people may have died in hospitals or locations different from their place of residence.