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D (Huntley) Carter (#47177961)
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Bio Photo Originally a Downeaster from Maine, I married a Montanan and transplanted my roots to Washington State. (How does a girl from Maine meet a guy from Montana? --in the British West Indies, of course. We were both Peace Corps Volunteers.)

As a "Maineac" I claim Acadian heritage from the Landry branch of my tree but am also interested in the following families of Washington and Hancock Counties, Maine: Huntley, McDevitt, Hodgkins, Wakefield, Sinclair, Cochran, Bailey, Higgins, Messer, Drew, Smith, Shaw, Young, Booth, Cook and Carnon/Carmon/Carman (to name just a few families of my bloodline.)

My husband is directly related to West Virginian Carters and Ashleys, Swedish Petersons who homesteaded in Ontario and Norwegian Paulsons from Minnesota.

My maternal grandparents settled in Woodland (Baileyville) in 1912, my mother and uncles were born there, and I was raised less than a mile from my grandmother's home. Most of my research has centered on cemeteries in Codyville, Topsfield, Princeton, Woodland, Alexander, Crawford and Wesley. Although my research began with family, I have created many memorials to honor classmates and friends, including people who worked with my father in the mill, people my mother cared for as a nurse, my parents' extensive Grange connections, and, occasionally, someone who was once simply nice to me. It's been a sentimental journey, sometimes bittersweet.

Whenever possible, I add family links, genealogy, and photos to the memorials I have created. My mother saved her mother's photo albums and I have saved Mom's. I also have Mom's collection of obituaries. You may copy any photos I have posted but please give me the courtesy of crediting them to me. Credit rewards my efforts and also allows people who view your work to track back to me and perhaps share corrections or updates, which I welcome.

Please remember that people who create memorials for Find A Grave are volunteers. Our efforts cost time and money. I have spent hundreds of hours researching genealogy and hours of vacation time photographing headstones. Gas costs as does the subscription to an ancestry site. Find A Grave is a free resource and that fact was very important in my decision to become involved. It pleases me to think that my efforts are viewable by anyone with Internet access and from any part of the world. If Find A Grave has been helpful to you, I encourage you to reciprocate the favor by committing to create memorials or photograph headstones in your own community.
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Frank KIDDER, of Princeton, ME

I have a picture of the gravestone for Frank KIDDER. I just tried to upload it, and the web site won't let me.

He is the only one mentioned on the small stone. So, his wife is not mentioned. And, I just found out this week that his parents are buried with him. I've been searching for a long time for where my great-great-grandfather was buried. He was Joseph KIDDER (1839-1915), and he fought in the Civil War. I'm told there is .no. gravestone for him, and I would like to correct that.

I'm also told his mother, Mrs. Clara KIDDER, is buried there, and his married sister, Ruth.

Another grave has a KIDDER gravestone, a round dome with just KIDDER, no names. J. Calvin KIDDER, Jr., bought it, but I don't know who is currently buried there. I have a picture of that. (A librarian in Princeton got it for me.)

I'm told there is a 3rd KIDDER grave in the Princeton Cemetery, but I have no knowledge of a stone there. Joe's older brother, John, "died at sea" in 1887; John's first wife, Helen, is buried there. I'm just find out this week that John and Joe's parents, J. Calvin KIDDER, Sr., and Mary KIDDER are possibly buried with her.

Betty (near Lowell, MA)

Added by Betty on Oct 10, 2014 9:41 AM
Bonnie Maskery
Gray Transfers
Dear D.

Thanks so much for the Gray transfers. I really appreciate your help in helping me connect with family. I do have some ancestors that were in Barnstable - extended from the Higgins line. We may be cousins!!!!!
Added by Bonnie Maskery on Sep 10, 2014 3:57 AM
Stone Finders
Wildwood Cemetery
That was fast. They merged the two cemetery's and have Wildwood Cemetery Also known as: Guptill Cemetery. That way if anyone looks for Guptill will find it and not add a new one, as MOCA list it as Guptill. So many cemetery's in Maine have name changes.
Added by Stone Finders on Sep 04, 2014 2:43 AM
Stone Finders
Guptill Cemetery
I sent it in to be merged and have Wildwood Cemetery AKA Guptill Cemetery. This way it will be found as both and a new one will not be added. MOCA has it as Guptill Cemetery and if someone looks for it and do not find it they may add it.
Added by Stone Finders on Sep 03, 2014 3:38 AM
Linda Higgins
Zebulon Cleaves
Hello Diane,

Thank you for recording my grandmother's cousin's information. My grandmother Frances Cleaves Hanf was wonderful about recording dates. She left me a book with notes and Zebulon Cleaves birth date was recorded as 22 May 1854 and he was born in Steuben.

I have updated via his record but wanted to let you know where I got the information.

Are you related to the Cleaves family line?


Linda Hanf Higgins
Added by Linda Higgins on Aug 30, 2014 8:52 AM
Russ Pickett
RE: Lawrence Elsemore
Thanks Diane, I appreciate working with you as well.


Added by Russ Pickett on Jul 05, 2014 4:16 AM
Connie Lagasse Russell
Memorial# 115609445
I believe she's buried with her husband George Cox in St Rose Cem in Littleton, NH....let me know what you think...I've entered her memorial there not realizing you entered her in a different cemetery...If you move her over I'll gladly delete my memorial on her...let me know ok..thanks
Added by Connie Lagasse Russell on Jun 30, 2014 7:14 PM
Ardeen Burgess
Bailey/Cochran families
I am connected thru Bailey family to Cochran. Your great uncle Andrew Cochran married my grandmother Cora Scribner Hunnewell. Your cousin Irene married my uncle Howard. I don't have a question at the moment, but just checking in.

Ardeen Rhoades Burgess
Added by Ardeen Burgess on May 23, 2014 8:53 AM
Bailey Family from Newbury MA
Part of the Bailey family from MA and Plantation 7 Baileyville, Washington, Maine has settled in Michigan, which I am descended from. Nathaniel Bailey I was following up on, married Martha Emery in Newbury and then settled in Poland, Androscoggin Maine. It might be another person. Thank you.
Added by butterfly on May 17, 2014 8:52 PM
RE: regarding Edmund Bailey
Thank you for confirming his middle name. I was at first confused when I read it. I was trying to find the father of Nathaniel Bailey who was born in Newbury Essex Ma in 1739/1740. His father was Edmund, and Edmund's father was Isaac. Thank you for clearing this up for me.
Added by butterfly on May 17, 2014 8:45 PM
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