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Ryan-O (#46886020)
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Bio Photo Find-a-Grave rocks!

Please suggest a correction on a specific memorial using the Edit tabs.

I've lived in Massachusetts my whole life. Since 1988 I've been interested in my genealogy. I'm 25% Scottish, 12.5% Irish but I mostly descend from English families who came here 300-400 years ago. My immigrant ancestor, with the same last name, came to Massachusetts in the 1630's from France supposedly. I don't consider my self French, however, becuase it was so long ago and his genes have been watered down so much over the past 400 years. I'm a direct descendant of a Salem Witch who was hanged and also the judges that sentenced her to die. It's messed up. She was very old and blind, probably couldn't hurt a fly, and they hung her from a tree. I can't imagine living back then.

If I did not have to work I would grow a big bushy red beard (my work won't allow it) and buy a house with a porch. On that porch I would rock back and forth in my rocking chair, sporting a bad-ass kilt whilst learning to play the bag pipes....until I gave up 10 minutes later from being terrible at it.

If I was retired I would definitely travel the great continental 48 states in an RV searching out the historic landmarks of the USA. Revolutionary and Civil War battlefields would be on the list of places to visit. A 7th great-grandfather of mine was Gen. Artemas Ward (1727-1800.)


Don't let me die in an automobile
I wanna lie in an open field
want the snakes to suck my skin
want the worms to be my friends
want the birds to eat my eye
as here I lie
the clouds fly by

Let me know if you need a transfer if you can add more bio info. Hope everyone gets out there and photographs some stones - that is the main reason this site exists. Thanks.

I welcome edits even if it's just a GPS, plot number, marker transcription or middle/maiden name etc. I like complete memorials.

***SORRY, I DO NOT LINK TO RELATIVES THAT DO NOT HAVE A BURIAL LOCATION. This is Find-a-GRAVE after all. (There are some exceptions of course: scattered ashes and the like, but even then, there could be a headstone somewhere.) There doesn't have to be a memorial for every person that ever lived on Earth. is good for that.****

Found this inscribed on a stone in Warwick, Ma.:

"Low in the ground my bed is made,
here in the dark alone I'm laid.
Depart my friends and let me rest,
I'm weary of this wilderness."

Found this on a find-a-grave profile:

Old Bones' profile poem"

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 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.
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Barry Family Gardner Massachusetts
Just wondering if u r related to these individuals

Mary J Mulqueen Barry

Johanna O'Connor Barry

Joseph T. Barry
Added by JimmyH on Sep 26, 2016 4:23 PM
RE: Dions @ Notre Dame, Gardner, MA
I don't know but I'll check with my aunt.
Added by Esperer on Sep 25, 2016 11:12 AM
Sharon Cormier-Waltermire
RE: link request
Yes she was my Aunt
Added by Sharon Cormier-Waltermire on Sep 24, 2016 8:43 AM
Dan Lanteigne
Anne Marie Leblanc
Thanks so much for the photo. May I use this photo in my family tree group on facebook. Thanks in advance
Added by Dan Lanteigne on Sep 22, 2016 6:44 PM
Thank you so much for taking the photo!!!
Added by ND on Sep 22, 2016 4:03 PM
Joann Davis
Charpentier Grave
Thank You for adding such an important visual aid to building a complete family tree. Sources and documents are a part - but the stone helps put a final image to the history of the Charpentier family. Being able to see this is almost as good as actually going to Gardner and finding this. We are in Smithfield, RI and it wasn't an easy task to accomplish - even though it's probably only an hour away.
Again Thank You
Joann Davis {Fazio Baffoni2}
Added by Joann Davis on Sep 22, 2016 7:27 AM
Carol L.
Henri and Julianne Pierre
Ryan thank you so very much for your time and taking a picture of their Memorial plaque. You have made a family very happy .It is so very much appreciated.
Added by Carol L. on Sep 21, 2016 8:30 PM
Harold and Stella Dion
Dear Ryan:

Thank you so much for the picture. I had almost given up.

Tom Allain
La Jolla, California
Added by Esperer on Sep 21, 2016 6:09 PM
RE: Link
Thanks for the welcome, Ryan! I am enjoying it so far. I have been taking headstone photos for over a decade for genealogy purposes, and I am happy to now be sharing them on Find A Grave.
Added by acamp on Sep 20, 2016 4:55 PM
Long Lost Family
Your messages and profile make you sound all sorts of awesome (in my book). It seems like we could be distant relatives - my Mom is a Whitney and her father was born and raised in Orange MA. If memory serves me I am also a direct descendant of Rebecca Nurse from the Salem Witch Trials.

I hope you're having an awesome day and that you might get to enjoy the Fall colors soon : D
Added by ESH13 on Sep 17, 2016 1:11 PM
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