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Chip5610 (#46997557)
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Bio Photo I am a member and Director of Plymouth County Genealogists, Inc. (PCGI), and currently President of the Friends of Middleborough Cemeteries, Inc. (FoMC). I have researched my Family History and now really enjoy contributing to the knowledge of all people of the past. My non-family memorials focus on my town of Bridgewater, MA and the neighboring areas.

[[[[[Accuracy honors your ancestors!]]]]] (Nov 18, 2014): I hate adding this, but.......! Recently I have been finding way too many memorials posted into wrong cemeteries. I am not talking about mistakes, but instead the intentional plopping of memorials into random cemeteries. This weakens the value of this site, and insults the contributions of the thousands of us who research and share. Duplicate memorials are just as bad. The EDIT @ address fix these issues quickly, and address the "contributors" too. Please submit all intentionally plopped and duplicated memorials to Edit.

POSTERITY: I publish photos and create memorials here for the benefit of present and future generations. If you want to publish my gravestone photos on any website that you contribute to (except FindaGrave, according to FAQ#142), include in the photo caption "used with the written permission of Chip5610 (#46997557) at FindaGrave" and keep a screen-print of this page for your records. Copyright laws require you to obtain permission to use a photograph, and conditionally - based on your integrity - you have it! Understand that merely attributing credit does not comply with the law.

Building a cemetery index: I invest a lot of time developing and maintaining the cemetery page listings for Southeastern Massachusetts (maps for Plymouth and Bristol and Norfolk counties) and several other counties in the state. I add new cemeteries and I remove "incorrect" cemeteries. I improve existing cemetery pages by adding cemetery photos and the GPS coordinates. To each cemetery description, I add the GR identifiers from the MA Vital Records books and the MACRIS identifier to each Massachusetts cemetery description. MACRIS identifiers are an important first step in protecting a Massachusetts cemetery. Knowing where a cemetery is located is the first step in preserving the cemetery and finding a grave.

Assistance: The structure of the site engenders collaboration. The "Suggest a Correction (SAC)" feature is great, so use it liberally! My e-mail was set-up specifically for FindaGrave matters, so feel free to send as many SACs as you want. This is a great hobby, and I will work with anyone, happily! My only request: Say 'Thank You'!
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Martha Hazard-Small
Hannah Ames
Hannah Ames married a person of color named John Talbot. His parents were Dinah Gould and Toby Torbet/Talbot. Toby was a former slave of Jessie Howard and Elijah Snell who purchased him from David Jones of Abington, Mass on Jan 2 1771. Snell quit claimed Toby Torbet to Jesse Howard and Toby sued for his freedom and won in 1771. Slavery was abolished in Massachusetts in 1783. He was later a servant in the household of the Widow Keith when he married. Dinah his wife was a servant of Deacon Ephraim Fobes and oral history reports her to have Native American and African American blood ties. It seems as though this line has been left out of the history books. Toby Talbot is my 5th grand father. His sons and other descendants also married into the Mayflower descendant lines of the Keith (Widow), Packard (Chloe) and French families.
Irony entails the slave owner becoming family. Meaning the Howard family. This line has a rich and proud ancestry to include advocacy of freedom, Revolutionary war veterans, 54th Massachusetts colored troops, and numerous accomplishments for people of the time period.
Added by Martha Hazard-Small on Jan 25, 2015 8:00 PM
Coke Kelley
Thank you
Thank you, Chip5610, for the photo of Peter Fortuna's grave marker. He was a dear family friend.

Added by Coke Kelley on Jan 20, 2015 12:27 PM
memento mori
Orson Shippey
Many thanks for the photo. Much appreciated.
Added by memento mori on Jan 20, 2015 8:14 AM
Phillip Kenny
Thank You!
Thanks so much for get the photo of my grandparents' grave marker! You are awesome!!!
Added by Phillip Kenny on Jan 20, 2015 6:26 AM
Salvatore Todero
Hi Chip,

Thanks so much for the photo - glad there is no snow yet!! Happy Graving!
Added by PupDawg on Jan 19, 2015 3:21 PM
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I submitted two photo requests in Massachusetts National Cemetery for John Zibutis and his wife Frances Zibutis O'Roak. Thank you very much for taking your time to fulfill my request. The photo clarified just how Frances' name was engraved on the marker.

Thanks again!
Added by DogMama08 on Jan 19, 2015 2:38 PM
Uncle Bob
Thanks for taking the photo of Robert A Johnson's gravestone.
Added by RJ on Jan 19, 2015 9:25 AM
Merrill Preiss
Many thanks
Many thanks for taking and sharing a photo of Francis James Kirsch grave. I appreciate the time and effort that went into this.
Added by Merrill Preiss on Jan 19, 2015 8:21 AM
MAJ George Cunningham
Thank you for the photo of the gravestone of my good friend.
Added by John on Jan 19, 2015 8:09 AM
Jesse C Cappellucci
Just a note to say thank you for the very nice photo of the grave stone of Jesse Cappellucci, my cousin.
Tony Lattanzio
Added by Anonymous on Jan 19, 2015 8:03 AM
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