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I love the peace and quiet of cemeteries. (There are no telemarketers calling.) I also love taking pictures. The exercise is at my own pace. The stones are interesting, and they absolutely need to be documented before they are lost to the ravages of time. |
I'm 10 generations forward from my Mayflower ancestor George Soule. I'm 13 generations from my New Haven founder Capt. Nathaniel Turner. 13 Generations is 1024 direct ancestors (doesn't count siblings etc.) My husband also has 1024 direct ancestors going back to the Mayflower. That's 2048 direct ancestors. I haven't found them all in the 40+ years I've been researching. But I'm still looking. Thanks to all of you members at Find a Grave, who are making finding their burial places easier.
PLEASE use the EDIT tab for suggestions, corrections and transfers. I'm happy to make changes, but I'm going to ask you for a source, if it's not directly on the stone. (Using the new edit system you can send source information through the "Suggest any other correction or addition" line.) The internet is a wonderful thing for genealogists but it's also very good at spreading misinformation, and I am trying very hard not to spread undocumented genealogy. That's one of the reasons I love Find a Grave, because I can look directly at a gravestone and see exactly what it says and don't have to depend on second and third hand information. Happy hunting.
PHOTOS OF GRAVESTONES. Please feel free to use mine, that's why I took them. I do like to get credit, though. "ASB"
PHOTOS OF PEOPLE. I've posted them to be enjoyed by visitors to Find a Grave. I was a little taken aback to see my mother's photo on Ancestry. So you're welcome to use them, for your personal use, but I would appreciate it, if you would avoid posting them to other internet sites.
Photo icon: Boris De Behr, traveling companion, enjoying a quiet moment along the Connecticut River.
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Thank you so much for the transfer of Muriel's grave, I greatly appreciate it!
|Brien Malone||RE: Sandra and Bernice Brien|
How wonderful! (Re: middle name). Brien is indeed a rare surname.. Imagine my surprise when a Brien family moved into my neighborhood! I live in Roseville, CA - a suburb of Sacramento. I have only chatted with the wife briefly online (a Brien by recent marriage). It sounds like they are part of a west coast branch that goes back several generations.
I am a proud owner of "The Briens of Nashville". Are you familiar with it? Such a curious book. Someone who isn't even related to our family found us interesting enough to research. I remember at some point in the 80s, Sandy started plotting the family tree. After she retired, she intended to get back to it. Unfortunately, she didn't get any further before passing unexpectedly a few years ago.
I had no idea Paul had so many siblings. And a bit of drama to boot. (A sister who was likely murdered by her husband...) I have a handful of correspondence between Paul and his older brother Leo ... Paul was always so stoic when I knew him. It was amazing to read the excited, energetic conversations of young men dreaming of owning an aircraft company. I hope to digitize it so I can pass it on to my cousins (Elaine's three sons).
|Backus Family History||RE: James Ameigh 42456282|
you are right! Sorry I didn't see that. I can post my pics on your memorial.
|Brien Malone||RE: Sandra and Bernice Brien|
Nice to know you! Paul had two daughters, Sandy and Elaine. I'm Sandy's son, Brien. I have 3 sons -- my youngest is Eric Brien Malone... We wanted to keep Paul's family name alive in our family tree for at least one more generation.
Hey ASB, I was wondering if I could get a transfer from you. I see you have Muriel Partington's grave. She's my 2nd great aunt and I'm in the middle of putting our genealogy together. Of course if your related I would be more then happy to send you the links of some of the other relatives I have on the site, I have all her information.
|Christie Scott-Swentko||RE: Annie Prather #65482560|
Hello, I just saw you sent me a message late last year and I wanted to help out in anyway I could.
After reading the bottom of the one photo I saw I posted Pheobe Prather's picture next to the Unknown photo because they were next to one another and were made of the same stone. So I honestly am not sure who's headstone is located on Annie Prather's spot.
I could delete the photo off her name and just add it to the cemetery under unknown and that should help fix the problem. I took a picture of every stone out there and if it's not listed then I didn't see one for Annie Prather. I'm sorry I can't be of more help.
|Scooter T||RE: Thomas Dill 146303022|
Hi and thanks for pointing this out. There are actually two Thomas Dills on this headstone, the 2nd one Col. Thomas Melville Dill is in the dark portion near the bottom, somewhat hard to see unless you open at full size.
|Jeff Record||Many thanks!|
So many thanks for the picture of the grave of James R. Young!
Thank you for transferring the Burton ladies over to my care. My family and I are so grateful for your generosity! My father is the last of his line, and remembers his cousin Ethel and Aunt Rose quite vividly, as they lived right next him on the family plot of land.
I benefit from your generosity, by seeing the joy in my 81 year old father's face, that more of his loved ones have been found; and I have gotten to hear more family stories!
Wishing you many joys and blessings!
Added by Maureen on Apr 28, 2016 3:39 PM
|Maureen||Margaret (Burton) Kenyon + Burtons|
Hi again, ASB!
When I realized through my family tree that Margaret Kenyon's mother (Rose J. Burton) and her sister (Ethel M. Burton) died in the same county in Connecticut, as Margaret I was hoping they may be in the same cemetery as she is. Sure enough they are! I have sent you requests for both ladies, if you are amenable to transfer them over to me .
Thank you again for creating the memorials for these ladies and helping me to locate them after all of these years! I will delete the memorials I had made, and update yours to link to the other family members!
I can't wait to tell my family that they have been found!
Added by Maureen on Apr 22, 2016 6:03 PM
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