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Donna B (#46825440)
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I've always been interested in genealogy, but it wasn't until after my husband and I bought and restored an old Victorian home in Hackettstown, NJ that my interest in genealogy kicked into overdrive. I started researching the history of the home and it exploded into researching all the ancestral families of Hackettstown, which meant a lot of trips to the Union and Old Presbyterian cemeteries in town. As a result, I overcame my fear of cemeteries and found them to be a fascinating, serene place.

I was the President of the Hackettstown Historical Society and Museum, and their website features pictures of many of those headstones as well as information on these long-ago citizens.

And.... if anyone has a picture of a Hackettstonian ancestor they'd like to contribute to the Society's cause, they'd love to have a copy!!

Of course, I'm also researching mine and my husband's families. I can trace my roots to William Huffington in Virginia, and my husband likes to boast that he's a pilgrim, descended from Richard Warren of the Mayflower. Of course, the branches of his tree are far and wide, with direct decendancy from Deacon Samuel Chapin and other early Massachusetts/Maine families with names like Elwell, Eddy, Coburn, Tucker, Lane, Riggs and more.

After we relocated to Massachusetts, the origins of his ancestry. I was thrilled to find so much information on his lineage. And, with so the old cemeteries here, I couldn't wait to wander through them, take pictures, and learn more about the people and families who built these towns.

We're still trying to find the first of his Brock family here in America. The first relative we can find is John Brock (abt 1714-1780) of Gloucester, so any and all help is appreciated.

Now we're in Virginia, but I'm always happy to take pictures in local cemeteries, research the families I've already photographed and share any information I can find. Feel free to use my photos on your Ancestry or other online family trees, but just be sure you link back to Find A Grave and give the appropriate credits.
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Daniel Travis
Dear Donna,

I'm trying to find information about my relatives Daniel Travis (1742-1800) and Daniel Travis Jr. (1768-1814). I noticed you posted:

Record added: Jul 03, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 132248542

I've found a few different sources pointing that their graves are at the Dell Park Cemetery in Natick, MA, however my research shows this cemetery was not opened until 1849.

Do you have any additional information about this that may help me find their graves?

Thank you very much!

Added by ktess374 on Sep 27, 2016 10:56 AM
Valerie Wixen Thruelsen
Thank you for the pic...
Added by Valerie Wixen Thruelsen on Aug 18, 2016 1:30 AM
Ron Kinney
RE: Clark photos
Hi Donna,
You're most welcome. I also took all the rest of the Clark family in these plots. Even had to add memorials for two children to the cemetery.
Added by Ron Kinney on Aug 15, 2016 2:15 PM
RE: Lewis Headstones
You're welcome. I was traveling up that way for a graduation (we live 4 hours south) and it turned out to be a perfect day for pictures with the sun shining and very little shade at the time we were there.
Added by Dee on May 20, 2016 9:18 AM
Amos Carpenter
I think I have all the photos up for Carpenters in Laurel Hill section with Amos. There is one that is hard to read for Amos Carpenter dod 1841. I believe it says, "Amos Howland Adopted son of Amos and Harriet Carpenter died April 11. 1841 Aged 11 years and 8 days." Let me know if I can do anything else.

Added by Jeff247 on Apr 08, 2016 10:12 AM
RE: Col. Wm. Carpenter
You're welcome. I also uploaded Williams wife Sevira and Son William. I probably have 12-14 more photos of other Carpenters buried around Amos. I should probably have those up by tomorrow afternoon.

Added by Jeff247 on Apr 07, 2016 5:11 PM
Suzy & Rob
Old Town Cemetery, Sudbury
Hi. I've sent you four or five email requests to change the burial locations on some of the memorials you have in Old Town Cemetery in Sudbury, Massachusetts. There are four or five cemeteries in what appears to be the same cemetery. Old town is down the hill from where the memorials of yours are that I've looked at. Your memorials are in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Unless you want me to, I don't want to annoy you by sending email after email to ask that you correct the burial locations. I did send you a link to a master list of who is in which cemetery. Please let me know what is the best way that I can help you sort this out so that your memorials are in the correct cemetery.
Added by Suzy & Rob on Sep 06, 2015 1:28 PM
Jan Harley
RE: Thomas Stratton
Hi! No he is not related, but thank you for asking. Just came across the obit and thought it would be important info for his memorial. Have a great summer!
Added by Jan Harley on Jul 06, 2015 8:00 AM
Lisa B
Kunz Markers - Rosedale Cemetery
Hi Donna,

Wanted to give you a heads up that I just added photos to four of your memorials (Madeline Kunz, Gustave Kunz, Gustave Kunz, Jr., and Joephine Kunz. They were all together in a large family plot.
Added by Lisa B on Jun 20, 2015 11:59 AM
Hi Donna,
Can you please add the photo you added to above memorial to her husband William's memorial also. Thank you. #28080508.
Thank you!
Added by tiredmomof04 on May 04, 2015 6:32 PM
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