I live in Lynn, MA but most of my roots are in Maine. I love researching my genealogy and have been very lucky in finding so many ancestors that go back to the 1600's. I would be delighted to share info with relatives as well as any one else who is interested. I'm looking forward to having more time for this once I retire.
RE: OA Hardy Blue Hill Cemetery I happen to help your relative James Hardy of Holbrook, where he works at Star Market in Quincy. He is retiring from Star at the end of May on his 65th birthday, after having worked there for just over 25 years.
RE: lydia hazeltine Hey Rachel - I have done extensive (like the last two years) of research into the Hazelton family for my Fiance. Unfortunately Lydia was a pretty popular name back then and the Lydia who I have extensive information on and direct ancestor of my Fiance is not the one you are looking for. However like I said in two years I have dug up a lot resource material. I just reviewed some of it for you. "Genealogical Sketches of Robert and John Hazelton" These two brothers were the first of the family to come to the new world and half of the Hazelton's in the US can be linked back to them. Here is a link to view the book for free. https://archive.org/details/genealogicalsket00laph
After going through the index comparing all of the Lydia's I think you will find yours on page 161. Unfortunately there is little information but it may give you leads on other people to look for which might help your research. Please feel free to get back to me if I can be of more help, wish I could have done more. Doug
RE: jonas barrett photo We did one better. That same day, we toured the Barrett House in New Ipswich, NH. I am told that the New Ipswich Barretts are at least distantly related to the Ashby Barretts. Let me know if you are interested in any other Barrett graves in this area.
RE: obadiah wheeler Could you send me a link or memorial number for the Obadiah Wheeler memorial that you are referring to? My wife has 2 Obadiah Wheeler ancestors (father and son), memorials 125435085 and 108588291.
Wheelers I am always so happy to see memorials managed by family!
As for me, no connection to the Whites from the Mayflower. I have yet to find any New England ties to my family lines. My husband's White line was originally Weit and came to the US late 1700s, settling in Berk County, PA.
RE: Shattucks No, I'm not related to the Shattucks. I worked on the DAR Real Daughters project and Phoebe Shattuck Merrill, daughter of Joseph Shattuck, was one of the DAR Real Daughters that I researched.
I transferred management of Abigail and Asa Wheeler directly to you. I had gone into the cemetery just to transcribe it. They are not my relations and would much prefer you to have management of their memorials. Enjoy!
Thank you for contacting me. It's great to hear that you have such a noble interest such as preservation of old gravestones. I live in Andover as I think I told you, and in No. Andover last Sunday at the First Parish Burying Ground there was a meet-and-greet event so townsfolk could come meet some Historical Society members and see a demo from the company preserving the old stones in the Andovers (and beyond). Townsfolk were able to see where their tax dollars were going in this effort and at the same time learn about the processes of conservation and a little local history as well.
I sometimes do charity work for various towns in the form of gravestone tours to get folks interested in old graveyards and therefore get them thinking about conservation/preservation. In May I'll be giving a 7:30pm lecture at the No. Andover Historical Society on a Wed. and the following Saturday, an old graveyard tour of the two oldest burying grounds in the Andovers. They are both near one another and located on Academy Road near No. Andover Common, the original Andover center. Would be nice if you came to my tour, bring family for a good lesson focused on gravestone symbolism. ~John G.