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Larry Wales (#47374334)
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Bio Photo Started looking for family roots and building a family tree. wow!, can this lead in all directions. Wales line mostly. but also Brown. and others connected to my wife and my family. If I have recorded a memorial of a person you are related to, and they are not part of my, or my wife's extended family, I will happily transfer management over to you, just ask! I do this to help others find their family and links. My pictures are free to use in your family research, Just ask! Will try my best to add additions, or corrections, info as I have time, especialy with large bio's, please use "edit" tab, Larry.
Remember, memorials that I have added, some of them are from other readings, or cemetery records, and I have not personally checked each memorial out for accuracy, and I have found errors when I take pictures of stones. So use the memorials that I have added to help find your ancestors, but remember there may be inaccuracies, especially with name spelling, dates, ages, or maybe they have a stone in two different cemetery's, or have been moved to a different cemetery. ( more common than you would think, especially with the older cemetery's and stones).
"Note": Cortland Rural Cemetery, (RFAC), abbreviation for: (from field research, must have been)" Removed From Another Cemetery", (no information as to original cemetery), and placed in Cortland Rural Cemetery after it opened, around 1854-1855. At least three earlier Grave yards in Cortland were removed to Cortland Rural Cemetery, in late 1860"s, including the Village Cemetery that was moved to make way for the Normal School, and was where the County Court House now stands. Also, Methodist Burial Grounds. These entries are from the Cortland Rural Cemetery records on file at; and research at; the Cortland Historical Society, and contain all the information that I have found so far. The only problem is, we may have earlier readings of other cemetery's that record these same burials before they were moved. So the hunt begins. This work is still ongoing.
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Bev Mundy
Abigail Kibbe Blodgett
Thank you so very much for the transfer of Abigail Blodgett. I have connected her to her spouse and parents. I also added some information in her bio.

Appreciate your kindness.

Best regards,
Bev Mundy
Added by Bev Mundy on Jan 18, 2016 9:00 PM
RE: Frink & Brown
You are welcome. The same back to you. You have a great New Years
Added by hillbillywitch on Dec 29, 2015 6:25 PM
Frink & Brown
There you go Larry. Thanks for finding all the info on ones I was looking for. Now you can add the missing pieces
Added by hillbillywitch on Dec 22, 2015 9:45 PM
Bob Thomas
RE: Hulda Potter and Royal Potter
Still looking -- I have asked the Hillington record keepers for help. I added some Potters today -- but not your Potters --

They are Caleb Potter and his children and a grandchild
Added by Bob Thomas on Dec 22, 2015 8:35 PM
Thank you forgetting out there, once again, and finding these great old stones to fulfill my photo requests! I do sincerely appreciate all it takes to get such fine photographs. The photos of the CARLEY stones are wonderful...fourteen children! Thanks for ALL you do to help those of us from afar.
Added by ca on Dec 14, 2015 3:58 PM
Thank you so much for the photos!
Added by Donna on Dec 04, 2015 9:49 AM
RE: Levi Phelps
Wow! So you finally found this hidden cemetery! Congratulations! Sounds like a challenge. Maybe in the spring it'll be a good time when the ticks are at bay? I so wish I'm lots closer to NY State again so I can help out.
Added by Dorothy on Nov 26, 2015 12:25 AM
Tom Brocher
Wheaton photos
Thank you very much for photos for the marker of Oliver and Ruth Wheaton. Looks like your grass is still green, so it can't be too cold yet.

We are still waiting for our rains to arrive… We need the water!

Added by Tom Brocher on Nov 19, 2015 5:15 PM
RE: Reed
Hi Larry, Thought I'd let you know that I talked to Mary Dexter the other day and she told me she had a copy of a list for me where someone had gone thru Cortland Rural, dug and recorded stones now buried. I'm excited and can't wait to see it! Maybe that will help to find the family you're looking for. I'll let you know when I get it.
Added by kswh on Nov 11, 2015 4:01 PM
Michael Gleason
RE: Luther Gleson
Hey Larry,

Hesabeth's husband Samuel Gleason's GGGrandfather, and my GGGGGGGrandfather were brothers, so I'm going to need a slide rule to figure out how many times removed that might be, but yes, we are related! I am sure it was family ties that lead him to Chenango County from Babylon, New York where he was a Pastor. Once he left the Babylon area it appears he spent his remaining years as a farmer.

I am going to contact the DAR and see what the requirements are for having a memorial stone placed there. They put one up in 1971 for my mother's GGGrandfather, Benjamin Crow, alongside the road outside of Hope Arkansas, on property he once owned, since his grave was in a private cemetery that wasn't available to the public. It is certainly worth a try, if not I will look at other options, as it just doesn't seem right to leave the grave unmarked.

I would appreciate it if you would turn the management of the site over to me, thank you so much for offering. I will get a biography up on it. According to a newspaper article from the 1890's, Luther was a Chaplain in the revolutionary war. The The First Presbyterian Church of Babylon, N.Y. had their church dismantled by the British in 1778, and they used the lumber to make barracks out of. The town was without a church until September 28, 1797, when Luther became their pastor. Supposedly they loved him, but he only preached at Babylon every other week, spending the other Sundays preaching at Smithtown. Some of the folks at Smithtown didn't like him quite as much, and there was a bit of a scandal, resulting in him leaving both churches in 1806. I am currently doing research on this, as there is a lot of the story left untold.

Once again I can't thank you enough for all your help on this.

Michael Gleason
Added by Michael Gleason on Nov 07, 2015 11:49 AM
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