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J Ferry (#46589713)
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Researcher of the FERRY family of Danbury and Bethel, Connecticut. They descended from Solomon Ferry.
Any information on this family appreciated.
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Eliza Barnum McIntosh
Dear Mr Ferry:

I will be glad to look for and photograph the tombstone of Eliza Barnum Mcintosh. As I will be out of town for a few days, I won't be able to go there until late next week.

While I am there, are there any other relative's graves I could photograph for you?

Best regards,

Frank Williams
Added by frwill48 on Sep 23, 2015 5:30 PM
RE: Ezra Smith Barnum
You are very welcome.
Added by frwill48 on Sep 22, 2015 6:34 PM
RE: Barnum Greenwood Cem
I do not have dates for Frederick. He is shown as owning Section D, Lot 16, next to Section D, Lot 17, owned by David L Barnum. The lot book shows Emeline (1822-1896), James L (1852-1922), Alida (1856-1926), and Edwin G (?-1943), as being buried in Frederick's lot. I found markers for Emeline and Alida, but not James or Edwin. Niether James nor his wife, Maude (Crossman), are shown in the interment book. There is a marker for Freddie P, who I think is on Lot 16, but I need to recheck that. I've posted a memorial for him and uploaded the photo - the marker is very worn, but perhaps you can make more out on it than I have. My guesses are that Emeline was Frederick's wife, and that Frederick died before 1891 and is actually buried in Lot 17 but not shown in the records. (Unfortunately, this is not at all uncommon - there are 7 folks buried on my g-g-grandfather's lot, but only 3 of those are shown in the Lot book - the others pre-date 1891.) Only David L and his wife Elizabeth are shown in the lot book as being buried in Section D, Lot 17, but, in addition to the markers for them, there are markers for their daughters Cora and Nellie, who both died young before 1891.

I've uploaded the photos I took for the rest of the Barnums.

I'll recheck Lots 16 and 17 the next time I'm in Greenwood, and try to get a feel for how much space there is that isn't accounted for.

Please let me know if you have any thoughts or suggestions.

Take care.

Added by Kathy on Sep 14, 2015 8:00 PM
David L Barnum
Thanks so much for the obit for David! I've added it to his memorial. I know Find-a-Grave has issues with that, but the obit is from 1894, is ultimately from a newspaper that is out of business, and, the last time I checked, it isn't plagiarism if you give credit to the original source.

I've also added the lot number and marker photos for David and his wife Elizabeth. There are more family members that I'll be working on as time permits, but giving them priority because of your interest.

Do you know the relationship, if any, between David and Frederick Barnum? They owned adjoining lots in Greenwood, and I'm trying to be careful not to get the families mixed up.

If you would like to manage any or all of the Barnum memorials I've posted in Greenwood, just let me know - although I have some family history with Whit, and really liked Lynn, I don't know of any actual relationship. I prefer to see folks with someone who knows them, even if that someone doesn't fall under the Find-a-Grave transfer guidelines.

Take care.

Added by Kathy on Sep 13, 2015 7:11 PM
D. O.
john barnum
Mr. Ferry, I see that you have included both Mrs. Branum and their daughter in Find A Grave. I wonder if you are related to them and, if so, would you care to have Mr. Barnum's memorial transferred to you/

Added by D. O. on Sep 02, 2015 4:14 PM
Milissa Casey
I'm also a Barnum descendent of Azel Day Barnum.
Milissa Casey
Added by Milissa Casey on Jul 26, 2015 8:42 PM
Whitney Barnum Edits
Hey, give a girl a chance!! LOL

You sure got those edits to me fast. It was almost as if you were just waiting for someone to post a memorial for Whit. But, then, it looks as if he may be part of your family. I had not heard about his son's death, and just happened to be in Greenwood cleaning some of my family's stones when Lynn's funeral procession came in.

I'm trying to get as much of Greenwood photographed this summer as I can - the town certainly isn't doing anything to protect or repair the stones, so photos may be all that's left in a very short time. I'll be on the lookout for the rest of the Barnum clan. Are there other folks in Greenwood about whom you have an interest? I'm trying to be systematic about the photographing, but I can certainly send you a note if I post photos or memorials for others in your family. I will probably send in a spreadsheet of the new folks, but not get too many photos up this summer - I don't have cable, and the upload speed is really, really, slow.

Thanks, again. Take care.

Added by Kathy on Jul 07, 2015 10:53 AM

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