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Bill McKern (#46817687)
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I'm a longtime National Guard member (Vermont, New York and now Pennsylvania).

I live in Vermont.

I'm interested in U.S. military and political history, and the history of Vermont and upstate New York in particular.

I contribute to Find A Grave and Wikipedia, as well as other locations.

I'm not hard to find if you want to contact me by phone or email to discuss my contributions.
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Deirdre Bragg
RE: Oakwood Cemetery, Townsend, VT
When you get around to it pictures of the gravestone would be great and perhaps that is where his wife Mary (we called her May) was buried as well - Thanks Deirdre
Added by Deirdre Bragg on Jan 22, 2014 12:49 PM
Russ Pickett
Hey Bill ....
Saw your record for MG Leonard Fish "Red" Wing. Great job on the bio my friend. Also noted your interest in Vermont. I have a webpage that might be of interest to you:

http://russpickett.com/history/vtwwii.htm

Have a great day!

Russ Pickett

Added by Russ Pickett on Jan 18, 2014 7:38 AM
Deirdre Bragg
Oakwood Cemetery, Townsend, VT
My uncle, Edwin Weber, is buried in Oakwood cemetery. He served in WW I on an amunitions train. His application for headstone or marker shows apaproval frr his headstone 17 Nov 1953 - In your travels around that cemetery do you have any records of him?

His wife Mary Virginia Darden Weber, died in Florida in 1971 and I do not know if they sent her body to be with him?

Deirdre Bragg
Added by Deirdre Bragg on Dec 28, 2013 5:43 PM
Alan Lathrop
RE: Thanks for looking for John Nixon's grave
Cool, 3 of those have stones I found and 3 are on the other list and no stone found now. Good place to start poking around.
Added by Alan Lathrop on Aug 25, 2012 4:06 PM
Alan Lathrop
RE: Thanks for looking for John Nixon's grave
OK Bill, I hope Mr/Mrs Bates do a walk around this weekend and call to say they found John. After finding him in the history book I assume he is in the First Weybridge Hill cemetery so maybe if you go there will be a stone found. Did he have any other family names that might be near him? I have listed all I found and just added the few others that I did not find but were listed in the history book. If you see any connection in the list that might be a starting place to poke around. This is a stony/ledge area and a lot of what look like markers are actually ledge and lot of the old markers can't be read. Seems like he should pop his head up and say hi soon if we keep after him.
Added by Alan Lathrop on Aug 25, 2012 9:35 AM
Alan Lathrop
RE: Thanks for looking for John Nixon's grave
BTW I would be happy to show you where it is if you are over here again. A hike across private property but land owner is ok with it
Added by Alan Lathrop on Aug 22, 2012 6:18 PM
Alan Lathrop
RE: Thanks for looking for John Nixon's grave
After getting home I have looked at some of the Weybridge History and it does show John Nixon JR 4/24/1813 age 55 in First Weybridge Cemetery. Maybe the land owner will have better luck. I believe I have all the stones I can read entered now. I did try checking the footstones today to make sure the initials matched the stone. There are still a lot of old stones I can't read. I am trying to find some info on the Nixon Farm
Added by Alan Lathrop on Aug 22, 2012 6:13 PM
CBeatty
Buck Memorials, Old Chelsea Cemetery
Thank you for the offer to visit Old Chelsea cemetery again. I would love it, if it hasn't snowed yet. Some of the markers I am looking for include, Content Buck, possibly another Daniel Buck, Infant Buck, Londuis Buck, and Samuel Buck. I am not sure if there are any more or not, but I would love to see what you can come up with. These are all family members of mine. Thank you so much.
Added by CBeatty on Nov 21, 2011 11:44 AM
LadyGoshen
RE: Orestes Cleveland
no problem! really--a few minutes of my time and maybe we can get history corrected. Excellent thought about the Fairview confusion! my compliments! There is a lot of stuff out there (wikipedia, etc.) that all have the VT location. I'm excited to find out--keep me in the loop.
.nicole.
Added by LadyGoshen on Nov 16, 2011 6:40 PM
LadyGoshen
Orestes Cleveland
hi Bill,
I went to Norwich Historical Society and looked through all the cemetery inventories (whew!)... According to these books (of various years), Orestes is not buried in any of the 9 cemeteries in Norwich. I did find a Mary Cleveland (d 10/26/1839) and Hannah Cleveland (wife of C Cleveland, died 10/5/1837) in the Union Village cemetery. I also checked for the alternate spelling (Cleaveland) but nothing...

ideas?
Added by LadyGoshen on Nov 16, 2011 2:35 PM
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