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Dave Peck (#46966140)
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Bio Photo Researching one's genealogy is a bit like a treasure hunt. As you learn more and more about your ancestors, surprises keep occuring. I am thankful to all the people who have taken the time to research the past. I aim to contribute as well. I am working on my Peck ancestry which goes back to Joseph and some of his immigrant sons who arrived in 1638. Other names include Vanderwerker, Van Patten, Shoup/Shoop/Schupp, McNeil, Cramer, Paine, McDougall, Lant, Reid, Campbell, Wagman, Foster, Cushman, Grandy, Bartlett, Haverly, Duesler, Snell, Wendell, Glen, Hawley, Harmon, etc. I get great satisfaction in discovering and entering these historical records, before they are lost for good. Most of my entries are in MA, RI, CT and upstate NY where I live. I am a retired HS biology and chem. teacher. I have completed 10 Earthwatch expeditions and travelled to over 60 countries. Climbing mountains is also appealing having been up Kilimanjaro, Whitney, Olympus, Rysy, Ben Nevis, Algonquin, Marcy and others. Genealogy is another fun and productive way to spend my time.
One of my great joys is to visit villages where my ancestors lived before coming to America. In 2010 I visited Hingham and Beccles, England where the paternal Pecks lived in the 1500 and 1600's. We also visited Petten, Holland for the maternal Van Pattens and Meppel, Holland for the Van Alstynes and Vanderwerkers. In 2012 I visited Scotland for the McNeils and Reids and then the Mozel River Valley in the Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany for the Shoups/Schupps and Mais lines.
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RE: Vance in Greenwich
That works. The stones are in a tough section of the cemetery. Alice
Added by Alice on Jun 19, 2016 4:42 PM
Hi Dave. The Peck Cemetery looks wonderful! Thanks so much!!! The new metal signs are great. Entirely different subject... please take a look at memorial 71999659 for Tommy F Tefft in Greenwich Cemetery. The lot photo you added needs to be removed because it's for a different Tefft lot. Tommy F. is in the front of the cemetery in lot H3, with his father Charles K. Tefft, and I've added recent photos for lot H3. Thanks! Alice
Added by Alice on Jun 08, 2016 6:30 AM
First Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Hello Dave,
My ancestor, Capt.Job Allen,Jr., is buried in the First Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Our DAR chapter is creating a book to commemorate the lives of our Revolutionary War patriots. I would like to include your photo of the cemetery entrance as part of my chapter. Capt Allen's father was the builder of the First Presbyterian Church and his son completed the work on the church some years later.

Thank you for your consideration. I really appreciate your work and contribution to Find A Grave! It is so much fun to find these "treasures" online!

Best wishes,
Added by PeggyO on Jun 04, 2016 11:31 AM
David Christopher Benton
RE: PAYNEs in Greenridge Cemetery, Saratoga Springs, NY, USA
Fred PAYNE (1867-1940)'s parents are Alfred Daniel PAYNE (1840-1873) & Mary Augusta (Ebbets) PAYNE (1840-1889) of Brooklyn, NY, USA. Fred's paternal grandparents are John PAYNE (1797-1869) & Rebecca (Norbrook) PAYNE (1805-1892) of London, England, and of Brooklyn, NY, USA. I have written a detailed family biography for John PAYNE (1797-1869) on his page. Fred's maternal grandparents are James EBBETS (1815-1897) & Catherine A. (Wood) EBBETS (1815-1892) of Brooklyn, NY, USA. Thank you again for Fred's memorial.
Added by David Christopher Benton on Jun 02, 2016 5:26 PM
David Christopher Benton
PAYNEs in Greenridge Cemetery, Saratoga Springs, NY, USA
Hello Dave,
* I got your e-mail, and I have deleted the duplicate for Emma J. (Kelly) PAYNE (1866-1945). I am a great-great grandson of Frederick Ebbets "Fred" PAYNE (1867-1940) & Fred's first-wife, Amelia V. (Hudson) PAYNE (1869-1903). Fred & Amelia had two children, born in Brooklyn, before Amelia died of a blood clot at the age of 34. Amelia is buried in Brooklyn. As a widower, Fred remarries Emma in 1904. Fred is also a distant-cousin to Charles Henry "Hercules" EBBETS, Sr. (1859-1925) who owned the Brooklyn Dodgers and Ebbets Field until his death.
* Thank you for creating FindAGrave memorials for Fred & Emma. Will you, please, Transfer Management of them to me.
Fred is # 81153896
Emma is # 81154034
I am David Christopher Benton, # 47947317
Thank you again
Added by David Christopher Benton on Jun 01, 2016 12:00 PM
RE: Lieut John Crocket
Cenotaph is a much mis-used word by findagrave-there are actually very few in the UK, because a cenotaph is an empty grave. Once upon a time, we would not create what is in effect, a confusing duplicate. Instead, we were permitted to show an image of the family grave [memorial site] on the page where the casualty is interred, or if he has no known grave, on the page where he is officially commemorated.
Added by darealjolo on May 18, 2016 2:26 AM
RE: Lieut John Crocket
no-he definitely is not actually-soldier's bodies were not repatriated-we know his burial place.
Added by darealjolo on May 17, 2016 4:22 PM
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William Grandy
Hi -- we were at Green Hill Cemetery on 4/30 and found William Grandy's grave! Very sunny so photos could be better. Text is:

William Grandy 1835-1911
Amanda His Wife 1935-1904

Will be going back to Green Hill over the next month or two and will look for Josephine Grandy at that time.

I need to figure out to make photos small enough to upload them to the website. Will try to do this asap.

Added by Meerkat Girls on May 08, 2016 1:55 PM
Wendell family
I realize that their are no gravestones for James Van vorst Wendell at AR only records they are buried with her Scottish family.
RHL Wendell, Agnes Fonda and husband are in separate grave sites at Vale. RHL gravestone is almost unreadable.
Hendrik Janse and Maria Lansing Wendell are assumed buried at Vale via DAR and Holland Dames. Frankly,
they both could be at the Van Rensselaer cemetery which is in horrible condition. Jerry Van Rensselaer documented all the family members. A relative Daniel Vandenburg who resides in England was here for the seminar last Sept of New Netherland Institute. He found and walked the cemetery. Hendriks father was Jacob married Helena Van Rensselaer and they are buried in VR cemetery.
What can I say.
Added by huguenot/dutchny on Apr 26, 2016 8:32 AM
Judy Young
RE: source for marriage
Source for marriage Rhode Island, Vital Extracts, 1636-1899 Name Rev Peleg Heath
Marriage Date 26 Aug 1740
Marriage Place Barrington, Rhode Island, USA
Spouse Name Bethiah Peck
Page number 11
Household Members
Name Age
Bethiah Peck
Rev Peleg Heath
As for parents just other trees but I am still searching

Added by Judy Young on Apr 18, 2016 11:40 AM
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