|Dick Jones (#47536111)|
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I got interested in genealogy after hearing we were related to Noah Webster of dictionary fame. I set out to verify this rumor and found it was true. That started the search of me and my wife's family. I have enjoyed the search now for nearly twenty years.|
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|Dorothy Oksner||RE: Webster's|
It was really fun finding your Helen Sloan next to Henry Chapman Ford. This SB Cemetery never ceases to amaze me. I really think it is the most beautiful cemetery I've ever been in. I love to spend time in it.
|Shawdau||RE: William H. H. Sly|
You're very welcome - sorry it took so long for me to get back there. I did the "northern" route today, through Mercer county, taking pictures.
Added by Shawdau on Nov 30, 2013 8:06 PM
|pamela west||John Hellinger|
Thank you so much for trying to locate his stone. I really appreciate it.
The Wynn photo is very good. Thank you.
|Steve Miller||RE: Mary Gilbert|
I simply must tell you my story.
When I was living in Boston, I decided to make trips out to all the East Coast cemeteries I could find which contained stones for my ancestors. Through a combination of the Hale collection, old maps and new maps, I made my way through Connecticut photographing all the stones I could find.
The Gilbert cemetery is a little difficult to find, even when you know exactly where it is. The tiny sign is barely visible and no evidence of a cemetery can be seen from the road. I must have driven past three times before I saw it.
Once there, the cemetery was very overgrown, stones buried halfway up the inscriptions, etc. I set to work carefully excavating around the monuments to allow photography. After an hour or so, I packed up and left for home. I was quite pleased to find the cemetery and such wonderful old headstones in great condition.
Unbeknownst to me, however, I had apparently dug through poison ivy. By the time I got to Boston, the blisters started to appear. Three days later with my arm swollen thrice normal size and weeping buckets of amber ooze, I paid a visit to a doctor who said "Wow, good thing you came in - you could've died".
I have been permanently sensitized to allergens by the experience and occasionally get breakouts for no apparent reason. I look back fondly on my adventure into hard-won lessons & genealogical gains.
P.S. I am pretty sure Mary's stone were carved by Benjamin Collins. Samuel's stone was carved by John Hartshorne.
|Janet Muff||RE: Horatio Gates Spafford|
Thanks very much, Dick.
|Nancy West||Matilda Ashworth|
Thank you so much for getting the photo for me. I appreciate all your hard work!
|Dawna Budd||Making a Memorial|
I seen you were trying to manage Blanche's memorial. Do you think we could make an memorial for Warren that will not list the burial place. Just state what happened on it. Or buried at sea.
I was going to do it but thought you would like to do it since he is your wife's grandfather, you could link up Blanch with him and any children that have passed on.
Also was wondering what Warren's middle name was?
Would your wife know what Edwin's middle name might be too? On grave it has Edwin E. Pfander.
I have been trying to find John Pfander's wife Eleanor Loy B: 12 Apr 1839 Darke, Ohio and D: 01 Sep 1927 Clarinda, Page, Iowa. She remarried after her husband died to Edward J. Orr, I find his first wife and his name is on the grave but no death date. So might be buried with Eleanor and not the first wife.
Others say she is buried at the Clarinda Cemetery but, I came not find her there. Could use some help with this.
Thank you so much, Dawna