My Grandmother loved researching our family history and traced our lineage as far back as she could. Some branches are more complete than others. I am trying my best to honor her by continuing where she left off. I think about her often as I discover a new link that had her baffled. She would have loved researching online and especially using Find A Grave to view cemeteries that were otherwise inaccessible to her. I feel cheated as she died only 4 days after I was born. I suppose, in a way this effort is something we are doing "together".
Of course this search for family as led me to work on my Dad's side as well.
I appreciate all the time and effort so many people I will never meet have put into helping me locate stones I need to complete my searches.
It has been awhile since you and I emailed. I believe may have been at least 10 plus years ago. It was right before or after my sister and I brought our Dad, Russell Jay Alcott, and our Mom, Lois, to visit with your mother, Louise Lathrop Estus. I believe your sister or a cousin was there, and we all had a delicious lunch and visit. The year was 2005, and we were in Otsego County (Schenevus) for a mini-Alcott reunion.
I tried reaching your mother the year our Dad died or the next year and phone was disconnected. So eventually I called your cousin Barry Lathrop and he touched base with Louise to ask permission to give me her new phone number. Of course, he told me she had moved to MN or MI (lost the info so this is probably wrong). I called one day few years ago and did not leave a message Im sorry to say. Shortly after that, my mother learned she had lung cancer, was ill for 6 months, and died in 2013 at the age of 90 years and 11 months.
I did not attend the Alcott Reunion in Pittsfield this year so missed meeting a few newcomers. One man, Herman James Carney from California, was asking my uncle, Jimmy Alcott, about Louise Estus. He had heard she had a lot of info on the Russell H. Alcott family. I emailed him to give Mr. Carney all I have on your #?great-grandfather which is what I pulled up on Fold3 and found in one of the Volumes of The Records of Union and Confederate Soldiers. However, I did tell Jim Carney that I would try to contact your mother but unfortunately, I could not find her new number.
I called Gertrude Lathrop a few days ago to ask her to contact her son Barry because the number I used for him a few years ago is not in service. She wrote down a few things and mentioned that he was in Alaska and did not know when he would be home. Mrs. Lathrop seems pretty with it but if it's awhile before Barry gets back, she may forget to give him my name and number. And then I thought of you and tried FB for Ann Alcott Estus Frank but obviously you are not listed that way if you do FB. Then I tried just Ann Frank and got many hits regarding the book. Then I tried Ann Estus and Find a Grave came up. Thank goodness. I have a lot to share with you and your family - some which you may know about.
I am a member of the Soc. of Desc. of the Mayflower through our (add your own #) great-grandmother Louisa Skinner Alcott, wife of Amon. Of course they were the parents of my Harvey N. Alcott and your Russell H. Alcott. You probably have all this info about the Skinner line to the Rowley line to Elizabeth Fuller (Mrs. Moses) whose father Surgeon General of MA and Captain in MA militia Matthew Fuller was the son of Edward Fuller who was one of signers of the Mayflower Compact.
And info about our descendancy from Anne (Lloyd) Yale (lst husband) Eaton (Gov. Theophilus Eaton her 2nd husband). She is a Gateway Ancestor to King John through his illegitimate daughter, Joan, who married Llewelyn 'Fawr' ap Iorweth Prince of Wales.
I have joined several societies that span 'the pond' so have approved applications. Will be glad to send you copies of those. The latest one by way of Ann Lloyd Eaton is The Society of the Descendants of Lady Godiva.
Your mother's maiden name is quite famous, too. A Rev. John Lathrop/Lothrop's daughter (I believe was Jane) married our Edward Fuller's son, Samuel the Younger (I call him that because his uncle was Samuel Fuller, the colony physician). But, again, if you are into the genealogy/research thing like I am, you already know all this. It is all quite fascinating.
I hope all is well with your mother and your family.
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Coonrod grave Thank you for finding both my grandparents I assumed they were buried side by side so this was wonderful surprize to see they are together I never knew my grandma but did my grandpa so i know she was a wonderful women Thank you so much god bless
RE: Thank you! You're welcomed, Ann ~ always happy to turn up some of your kin; you wanted another couple...Wilson...Marion is listed in records as Mariane, but I couldn't locate them/her with either spelling...maybe on another trip!
RE: Ayres Family Thanks. Now I have to find the wife of Uriah, mother of Edward. She probably remarried, so it will be no easy task. I appreciate you putting the Ayres memorials up, as they are a distant branch of my family I have always wondered about.