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.
I'm happy to take pictures in local cemeteries, research those families and share any information I can find. Feel free to use my photos, but just be sure you link back to Find A Grave.
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.
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.
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.
Antonio Casaleat Holy Sepulchre I apologize for posting a photo of the wrong Casale to your request for a photo of Antonio's grave. I had posted, then removed a photo of the grave of Giovanni Casale who is buried at N-171. Your Casales are at N-179. Since I had posted the photo, your request was removed from the list, so you should reinstate it. I'll look for it next time I'm there. Again, sorry about that.