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John W. Van Dyke (#47060899)
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Bio Photo I retired in April 2005. I started doing genealogy in August 2005. It all started with my wife, Dianne,(Dianne E. Smith) and her interest. I've enjoy traveling to many cemeteries. Dianne would say, "My best friends were all cold". She passed away, November 12, 2007.

I have since married Bonnie (Snow) Johnson in 2009. I told her I would do my best NOT to let grass grow under her feet. Together, we enjoy "grave searching" for others as we can.

If you would like to use any photos I may have posted, all we ask if you give credit to us something like, "Photo courtesy of member #47060899".
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Bob Collins
2 Daniel Lott Suydams
There is only 1. An error in Green-Wood's online burial database makes it appear that 2 Daniel Suydams were buried in 2 different lots on the same day. The problem is that a DISINTERMENT date was uploaded as a burial date. On April 10, 1912, shortly after his wife's death, Daniel Lott Suydam was removed from his original burial place with his ancestors in lot 15652, and reburied with his wife in lot 33591. I have informed the member who created both pages of this accidental duplication, but will upload a photo of the grave in 33591 to both records pending the decision of the page creator as to which page to delete and which to amend.
Added by Bob Collins on Oct 11, 2015 12:24 PM
Joyce Gaddis
RE: Addie W Phillips
You are welcome John. I am glad I could help.
Added by Joyce Gaddis on Sep 30, 2015 7:40 AM
David Farr
Hersey Cemetery
Hello again John,

I found the location of the cemetery. For some reason there wasn't a map button and then suddenly there was. Couldn't possibly be operator error.
Thank you for what you have put up on this site. It is quite amazing. Funny, only a few years ago it wasn't really possible to get information like this unless you actually visit the place yourself. Technology can be a wonderful thing.
Added by David Farr on Sep 26, 2015 8:22 PM
David Farr
Hersey Cemetery
Good aftertnoon John,

Zadock Hersey is my 5th great grandfather and I am curious where the cemetery is actually located. Is it behind a church off of Hersey Ln. in Pembroke? That is the only cemetery I can see using Google Earth. I have been trying to map the movement of my ancestors using this program.
Unfortunately, a lot of the older generations were buried in small family plots or cemetery's not in use anymore and are in disrepair or simply lost.
I would appreciate it if you could answer this mystery for me.

Best regards,

David Farr
Added by David Farr on Sep 26, 2015 3:39 PM
Ann Parkinson
RE: John Emery Simpson
Thank you! And thank you for posting your tombstone photo. I am very appreciative!
Added by Ann Parkinson on Sep 02, 2015 6:29 PM
Me thinks you were in Sedgwick today! lol
If all goes well Tremont tomorrow 4 me.
Added by Darryl on Aug 24, 2015 6:01 PM
Kathleen Swineford
thank you
THANK YOU!! I live in San Jose, California so Maine is quite a drive :) Headstone photo/post for Mary Upton Hill.
Added by Kathleen Swineford on Aug 15, 2015 11:06 AM
RE: Lawrence E Carter photo
You are welcome. Wish I had brought cleaning supplies- (water & nylon brush) - only had a wisk broom. :(
Added by Darryl on Aug 09, 2015 6:48 PM
Bonnie Maskery
Ann Lambert
Dear John,
Thank you so much for the transfer of Ann A Lambert. And thank you for all your hard work.
Added by Bonnie Maskery on Aug 08, 2015 3:28 PM
Carolyn Russell
Columbia Cemetery
Thank you for the nice photos of Judith and Isaac Allen tombstones.
Added by Carolyn Russell on Jul 31, 2015 8:33 AM
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