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|I cannot say what the truth may be, But I tell the tale as 'twas told to me.|
The Elusive Ancestor
I went searching for an ancestor. I cannot find him still.
He moved around from place to place and did not leave a will.
He married where a courthouse burned. He mended all his fences.
He avoided any man who came to take the U.S. Census.
He always kept his luggage packed, this man who had no fame.
And every 20 years or so, this rascal changed his name.
His parents came from Europe. They should be upon some list of passengers
to U.S.A., but somehow they got missed.
And no one else in this world is searching for this man.
So, I play geneasolitaire to find him if I can.
I'm told he's buried in a plot, with tombstone he was blessed; but the
weather took engraving, and some vandals took the rest.
He died before the county clerks decided to keep records.
No Family Bible has emerged, in spite of all my efforts.
To top it off this ancestor, who caused me many groans,
Just to give me one more pain, betrothed a girl named JONES.
by Merrell Kenworthy
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|Steve Stroud||Thomas Henry Benton Martin|
Find A Grave Memorial# 97968914. There is no apparent grave marker for Thomas, so I'm curious what led you to believe he (and his wife) are buried in Garrett Mandeville Cemetery, Caroline
Tompkins County, New York, USA. Many of the headstones are missing or no longer legible, so I assume you had another reference. Thanks for any light you can shed on this.
|Nancy Gilbert||David Atwater|
Please check on David's parents (1801-1864)
I have David Atwater #109723702 and Rachel Lorana Hubbard. William Atwater (1784) is brother to David (1801). Thank you.
|mks||Vida Grace Low|
My pleasure to transfer her. Those darn numbers have to be perfect and try as I might sometimes they win and I lose.
Added by mks on Sep 01, 2014 10:58 PM
|David Nelson Wren||Frances R. Biggs|
Yesterday, I added a listing for Hermann Biggs and one for his wife Frances. I now see that you had already a listing for a Frances R. Biggs and based on the dates, I believe I've duplicated. Your Frances Biggs is 103482886. I'd like to maintain the two Biggs listings that I've added.
|Gary Boughton||Date Calculator|
I use RJTDateCalc
If you Google it, its a free download. Works well.
|Gary Boughton||Sarah Nash|
There is no "Fairview Co. CT" There is a Fairfield and Wilton is a part of that County. It is not on the gravestone to it is not source material.
|wvy||Rev. Levi C. Preston, NY|
Thank you, Kay, for adding bio on this memorial for me. I really appreciate you doing that and quickly, too. winnie
Added by wvy on Jul 27, 2014 6:51 AM
|Marie Bonafonte||Richard E Burton|
I noted the discrepancy in the note section. Hopefully someone will have some other document to either support the passport application date or provide a date that more matches the footnote.
|Marie Bonafonte||Eunice Wollse Parsons Buck|
Your request has been completed.
|Marie Bonafonte||Daniel Buck|
Your request has been completed on his wife's memorial (Julia Mitchell Buck).
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