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Jim and Elizabeth (#47230507)
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Bio Photo We have been tracing our family trees for a number of decades. As part of that research, we have walked a number of cemeteries photographing the gravestones. Jim's genealogy centers on Mason County, WV and Elizabeth's family comes from the western New York area.

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New York Cemeteries for Duffie, Pollard & Collins families
Hello Elizabeth,

I think I am finished on linking the extended family of Molly Mary Massey Dustin Collins which, means I should not be sending you more edits. Thank you for processing them without asking for confirmation of proof of records as some contributors have.

Molly Mary Massey was the oldest daughter, second child of Jonathan Massey and Betty/Betsey Woodbury. Her older brother Daniel (why he shows up as half sibling on her Find A Grave, I do not know?) was the father of Daniel who married Lucinda Bradley, niece of my 3rd GGF.

Daniel Massey, her brother, migrated to Ontario, Canada and he founded the Massey Manufacturing Company in 1847. His son Hart assumed sole ownership of the company and made it into a paramount manufacturing company of farm equipment in Canada. The Massey family of Toronto, Ontario became a predominate family and also were active patrons of the arts. Hart Massey grandsonís by his son Chester were Charles "Vincent" Massey (Governor General of Canada 1952-1956; the first Canadian to hold this position) and Raymond Hart Massey (the actor). The Massey family of Ontario, Canada are very well documented.

As, I mentioned before I was not related to Massey family linage directly, per say, but I found the Canadian Massey family interesting and I figured it was time to look up Daniel Massey siblings a bit more.

Thank-you for all the work you have done.

Best wishes,

Added by MEB on Jan 31, 2015 8:33 PM
RE: Duffies in Hope Cemetery, Perry, NY
Hello Elizabeth,

You are welcome and I am glad I could help. I am just doing an extended Massey family research of which Sirena and Olive Pollard are granddaughters of Molly Massey who married Stephan Duston and then a Mr. Collins.

It is possible that the children of Olive and Mathew Duffie were buried in the plot with Sirena because there was space there, even if they were not her children

From my research, Sirena and Mathew Duffie had one son, Francis M Duffie (B: c. 1847, New York). Olive and Mathew had six children of which I found five Find A Grave memorials and requested linage for. The only one that I have not found a death record or burial for is Martha E "Mattie" Duffie (B: c. 1857), married Lorenzo D Barnard and had three daughters.

I am not related to this Massey family, just an interest in them.

Added by MEB on Jan 30, 2015 2:38 PM
RE: Dahn Family
Re: Dahn family in Maplewood Cemetery, Marilla, New York.
Hi, Elizabeth,
Yes, I *think* that Henry Dahn is my husband's great-great-grandfather. [His great-grandfather is Charles Dahn.] It appears that John Dahn is one of Henry's sons. 1880 U.S. census: living in Marilla, Henry Dahn born 1828 Germany, married to Rica Dahn born 1829 Germany. Children all born in New York: Charles 1859, August 1861, Frank 1865, Frances 1867, Anna 1868, John 1870, Emma 1873, and Mary Morris 1860 (married to Frank Morris).
Hope this helps,
Added by Sally on Jan 30, 2015 12:02 PM
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Carrie Reulein
Hello, Carrie Reulein bu: Folsomdale Cemetery, Folsomdale, Wyoming Co., New York #58030327, you have 4 months, Would you be able to tell me where or how you found that.
Added by renee rappold on Jan 26, 2015 5:14 PM
Elizabeth Prosser
Wyatt Pamer's death date
Wyatt did not die until 1850 or early 1851. He received his last pension payment in March 1851, but is not in the 1850 census. He also made affidavit in mar 1847 as to his sister Sabra's marriage in Stonington CT. Also his father was Jonathan Wyatt Palmer.
Added by Elizabeth Prosser on Jan 21, 2015 3:47 PM
RE: DeEtta Billiar
Thank you, Elizabeth. What is really interesting is that we never heard of this child. All her siblings are deceased and only one would have been old enough to remember. The others may never have known. Florence (Dahn) Billiar is at "St. John's Cemetery, Alden" and Edward (Heinrich (=Henry) Edward) Billiar is at a different cemetery but we don't know which one. They were Catholic.
Added by Sally on Jan 20, 2015 7:13 AM
Sally Finney
Thank you for being my 'photographer' in New York. It is appreciated.
Added by Robin on Jan 15, 2015 1:17 PM
John Sloan
Thank you
Jim and Elizabeth, Thank you for posting the photos in Leicester Cemetery. They are filling in missing data from my extended family research.
Added by John Sloan on Jan 15, 2015 11:09 AM
DeEtta Billiar
In your description you indicate that her parents were Edward Billiar and Florence Dahn Billiar. Those are my husband's grandparents! Would you happen to know if they are buried in the same place? I would be very interested in anything else you might share, and would be glad to share the little I know.
Thank you,
Added by Sally on Jan 15, 2015 7:56 AM
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Re: Travis Hope
Good Morning,

I deleted my memorial for Travis, thanks for pointing it out. And thank you for the wonderful photo.

Added by Michelle 💕ღ on Jan 15, 2015 5:20 AM
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