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Denise Haviland (#47337966)
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Bio Photo I was born and raised in NYS' beautiful Hudson River Valley; so I grew up surrounded by history.

I was about 8 when I dug up a Revolutionary War era musket ball in our garden and was awed by the stories it could have told. When my father showed me a coin from the mid 1800s he found in his local boyhood schoolyard, I was hooked on history.

My grandmother's sister lived to a lucid 106 years of age and fed my addiction for stories from the olden days.

And now I have become one of those little old ladies I used to make fun of, happily wandering around cemeteries and record halls.

Home for the last 25 years has been Otsego County in Central NYS; a place with an old abandoned cemetery around every corner.
I like nothing more than uncovering an old stone and giving them back their names and histories and families on FAG.

I try to research each person's background carefully, but if you see a mistake, let me know.
And if you see a relative and want a transfer, let me know.

Feel free to use any pictures or information I post for any reason, no need to credit me.
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Fred Sanford
RE: Oma B. Johnson
I found this marker in the cemetery on a random walk and added it. That's all I have. Sorry. Fred
Added by Fred Sanford on Nov 25, 2014 12:42 AM
RE: Dr. Anthony Barney
Oma is the daughter of Omer Lester Barney and Sarah Potter.

Anthony Barney > Darwin E Barney > Omer Lester Barney > Oma Fay Barney.

Oma is my g-grandmother, but I know nothing about her, so I'm hoping to find someone that can provide some information about her.

Thanks for responding!

Added by Jean on Nov 20, 2014 7:02 PM
Re: Find A Grave Memorial# 110212785
Corrections for Mrs. Rachel (Wright) Tillott are complete. Thank you.
Best Wishes,
Added by cos1776 on Nov 18, 2014 11:28 AM
Dr. Anthony Barney
Hi Denise,

I see you created the memorial for Dr. Anthony Mason Barney (#74835617). Are you connected to this family? I'm trying to find someone who can give me more information on his descendants, specifically his g-grandchild Oma Fay Barney.

Thank you,
Jean Johnson Glover
Added by Jean on Nov 10, 2014 10:52 AM
Anna Hines
Hi I was looking at Find a Gravy and found the name Hines.
A message you got from a Denise Haviland. She
is Thanking you for a Hines photo you sent her.
My Husband Bill Hines is from that line. I would like to see the picture if you could send it to me.
Added by Anna Hines on Nov 05, 2014 8:10 AM
Wallace G Lane Jr
RE: Wrights in Brooklyn
I just checked I have posted an image for Job and Mary A Long Wright, the lot and a close up of the stone. At this time please do not post my photos on; you may use the image on a personal tree on any other software. Caption and citation attached to my image must copied word for word.
Added by Wallace G Lane Jr on Oct 21, 2014 6:44 PM
claudia mader
Catharine Williamson
Hi Denise,
Thank you so much for your work. I was able to find much of my Williamson and related families by your work. I was recently in the Otsego, Herkimer area and tried to find the Cemetery listed as the Methodist Episcopal Church Cem. at Warren, Herkimer Co, NY and was unsuccessful. Although the description says about 1 1/2 miles from Richfield Sprs couldn't do it. Would love to have exact directions so I could locate it next year. I also have a question: Catherine Williamson, Find A Grave #95775360, you have as b. 1799 USA, d. 3 Jul 1828, 27y 4m. I have another record of d, 9 July 1823 ae 29y 4m 29d. which is correct? Still trying to find who she belongs to. My ancestor is Samuel 1764 Somerset Co, NY - aft 1837 Otsego or MI. 1800 Richfield, Otsego, NY. His brothers, Garrett and James are buried in this cemetery along with others of the families. He lived with son Peter in 1820 and 1830 in Richfield, Otsego, NY. This family moved to Calhoun Co, MI about 1838. I thought perhaps Catharine was his daughter.

Appreciating your work and help,

Claudia Mader
Added by claudia mader on Oct 20, 2014 12:54 PM
Wallace G Lane Jr
RE: Wrights in Brooklyn
There should be individual images of all the gravestone attached to the individuals memorial. Only those who do not have a individual stone or inscription have just the picture of the Lot.
Added by Wallace G Lane Jr on Oct 15, 2014 2:25 PM
Thomas Murray
Morris Bennett
Hello Denise. I am researching a Morris Bennett who was the 1st husband of Ella M Johnson Murray.
Ella re-married my great uncle James N Murray who died in 1932 and Ella passed in Boston in 1954. I am only able to trace Morris thru the 1910 Census where he is residing in Minden Township Montgomery County NY. By any chance are you aware of either the death of Morris or any subsequent marriage?
Thanks in advance.
Tom Murray
Added by Thomas Murray on Oct 13, 2014 12:09 PM
Dear Denise can you please transfer management of GEORGE DODGE # 70298725 he is in my line.

Or can you please link him to his Father and his Father is DAVID BRITIAN DODGE # 7015911

Thank you on behalf of my family.

My F A G # is 47916397

Added by Bradley on Aug 28, 2014 8:48 PM
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