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Cheshire (#47921031)
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Bio Photo Graveyards throughout Cheshire Co., NH; Franklin & northern Worcester counties, MA. Member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS), Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) & the Historical Society of Cheshire County

My Goal: I try to adopt the small older cemeteries here in southwestern New Hampshire that either have not been covered or completing those that only have a few entries. I do my best to be complete: transcriptions, photo & any known family connections verified by vitals. If town histories are available, I try to enter any additional information for a person.

Now that I have basically completed all of my family lines, I hope I can help you find leads for your ancestors. Please feel free to use any of the stone photos,with credit, or contact me for a transfer. If they're not a direct ancestor of mine, I will gladly release them to you.

Please help honor and preserve our past-ADOPT A CEMETERY IN YOUR AREA.

About myself: I have been a genealogy fanatic for over 30 years, New Englander to the core. It has been a wonderful trip! Through my research, I have found that by three of my four grandparents, we are direct descendants of 14 passengers who arrived on the Mayflower: James & dau. Mary CHILTON; Francis & son John COOKE; Edward FULLER; Stephen & Elizabeth (Fisher) HOPKINS; John HOWLAND; Thomas & son Joseph ROGERS; John & Joan (Hurst) TILLEY w/dau Elizabeth; and Richard WARREN. (I can't believe it!!)

Happy Researching!

BRICKWALLS: 1. Thomas ALLEN (1770-1833) of Jay, ME, can't verify parents allegedly: Thomas ALLEN II from Watertown, MA
2. David & Mary (_?_) VIRTUE of Sussex, Kings Co., New Brunswick (son William James b. 21 Feb 1857) This VIRTUE line allegedly hail from Northern Ireland.

Any leads will be greatly appreciated!
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Maureen Norman
RE: Hampton Cem
You're welcome!
Added by Maureen Norman on Sep 04, 2015 8:35 AM
Janice Prichard
thank you for the photo. it allowed me to find his death record
Added by Janice Prichard on Aug 31, 2015 11:04 AM
Michael Raymond
RE: Olde Centre Cem-Winchendon
Al edits and bio's are completed. I also changed maiden names to those of the parents where provided.
You are an engine that goes and goes..!
Take care!

Added by Michael Raymond on Aug 21, 2015 6:13 AM
R.J. O'Hara
Thank you again
Many thanks again for all these Winchendon photos, which have filled in almost every gap I had in this family. The only one I seem to be missing is Deacon Paul Raymond:

If that happens to be part of your collection I'd be delighted to have you post it.

Many thanks.
Added by R.J. O'Hara on Aug 17, 2015 8:34 PM
Michael Raymond
RE: Olde Centre Cem-Winchendon

Finished all the BIO updates!

Thank you for all your work, photo's and bio's! What a gift you have given!

Added by Michael Raymond on Aug 17, 2015 12:28 PM
R.J. O'Hara
Thanks for Winchendon photos
Many thanks indeed for the Winchendon photos. I am working on a small project on the Spooner/Brown families, and these are very helpful.

The Levina (Bruce) Brown stone is still a bit difficult to make out, and there is some conflict in the records. Here is the photo:

From the information I've gathered and thanks to this photo, here's what I've concluded:

"The death date of Levina (Bruce) Brown is somewhat uncertain. The Winchendon V.R. (1909: 187) report “June 30, 1823? [1825, a. 68. G.S. 1],” citing her gravestone for her age and the year 1825. If she was born 25 May 1755 (Bolton V.R., 1910: 17), then she would have been 68 in 1823, not 1825. Her Winchendon gravestone is eroded and not perfectly legible, and the date on the stone may well be 1823 rather than 1825. On balance, I think 30 June 1823 is likely to be the correct date."
Added by R.J. O'Hara on Aug 15, 2015 10:05 PM
Martha Cook Highley
Thank you so much for the photo!
Added by Martha Cook Highley on Aug 15, 2015 6:00 PM
Michael Raymond
RE: Olde Centre Cem-Winchendon
Sandy, happy to do them!
Ryan is a great guy! Thanks for working on the Old Centre Cemetery!
Added by Michael Raymond on Aug 14, 2015 2:54 PM
RE: Olde Centre Cem-Winchendon
No, I did not photograph them all. I have no pictures left. Go for it! lol.

You are so great.

Take care,

Added by Ryan-O on Aug 02, 2015 10:25 AM
John Glassford
Dodge stones

Thank you Cheshire for the photos of the Dodge stones. Your time and effort is greatly appreciated.

Happy graving,

John Glassford
Andover, MA
Added by John Glassford on Jul 14, 2015 5:05 PM
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