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Hank Gillette (#47268721)
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Bio Photo Since I developed an interest in finding my roots, Find A Grave has been a great resource. If more people would connect family links when possible, it would be even better.

One of my grandfathers was born in Tonawanda, NY. His father emigrated to NY from Germany in 1881, married a German-American woman, and lived in a house on the bank of the Erie Canal.

My other grandparents were born in Florida, with their ancestors moving south into Georgia and Florida from Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina.

I am interested in the names Gillett(e), Licht, Brantley, and Page. Also, I have interest in related families that the Gillett(e)s married into, such as Boston, Richards, and Stewart.

Notable ancestors (not necessarily famous):

James Alderman
James Harris Brantley
Daniel Gillett
Charles Wesley Hendry
Herman Charles Licht
Marion Washington Page

If you are a relative of a memorial I am maintaining, I will be happy to transfer maintenance to you if you are more closely related than I am.

When I take photos of grave markers, I don't try anything fancy. I go for maximum readability of the inscriptions. Sometimes this means manipulating the picture in Photoshop, leaving the marker lighter or darker than it actually is.

You are welcome to use my photos of markers for any non-commercial purpose, such as personal family trees, or posting on Ancestry.com and similar sites. I can usually provide a higher resolution copy should you need one.

P.S. I was recently contacted by someone who had public messages disabled and did not have a pubic email address. How was I supposed to reply to them? If you contact me and want a response, please provide a way to contact you.
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Mary
Bostons
Ok, I will reassign them to you.

Yes, Terry and I went up to the cemetery in May 2014 and hand cleaned the faces of the stones as directed by a cemetery stone company. We had to haul water by hand for 20+ headstones. There are 4 generations of Boston men, wives, brothers and sisters with stones there. Uncle Earle had all the memorial stones places there for the ones that are not actually buried there. On the large Boston stone, which I need to add to at least the first George Whitfield Boston's site, on the backside are all the names of the children of William King and Henry French Boston. Unfortunately, there is a wrought iron fence almost touching it and we couldn't get a toothbrush in there to clean that side. It's a big stone, white like the ones for the older generations.

Terry and I want to be buried there, or at least our cremains, with a stone placed for our names. We have to have it surveyed to make sure there are no remains there already in the leftover space. Otherwise we will have it placed in front of his Dad's stone.

The cemetery is still being used and is well maintained, esp. in the new part. Terry had to remove a couple small trees that were growing right next to the stones and uncover two that were already covered over with growth.

Still trying to break down walls in the family history. Maybe someday.....
Added by Mary on Jul 28, 2015 2:19 PM
Mary
Bostons
Hank,

Thanks again for the transfers. You sent a couple who are not Bostons but are in the Newnansville Cemetery. I don't mind keeping them but they aren't related to Terry as far as I know.

I worked all evening on adding info pictures. If you would like, take a look and let me know what you think. I still have some links to do for a couple. How do you link siblings and children? I see how to add parents and spouse but other than typing them in a biography, I don't see how to link siblings or children if they are in find a grave.

There are a couple of wrong dates on stones for some Boston people. Uncle Earle must have guessed, he had 1906 put on Meribah's memorial stone but it had to be 1907. She died a few months after Marion Eugene Boston's birth.(Terry's dad). He was born in Nov. 2006 and she couldn't have died in April before he was born!
Added by Mary on Jul 28, 2015 1:00 PM
Mary
Boston family
Thank you for the transfers, Hank. I am honored to watch over them.
Added by Mary on Jul 26, 2015 8:42 PM
Mary
Boston family
Hank,

I recently have started adding memorials for Terry's family and my own. I was wondering if you would consider transferring the Boston family who are buried at Newnansville Cemetery to me. These are Terry's father, his Aunts and Uncles, his Grandparents, Great Grandparents and Great Great Grandparents. I also have newer pictures of the headstones that are better in showing dates. Plus I have information on where the people who are not actually buried there and where they are located.
(If its not there already).

I am not interested in acquiring massive amounts of memorials, only those family members that are close in relation and those who do not yet have memorials.

Mary Boston
Added by Mary on Jul 26, 2015 5:01 PM
Martin Weybright
Mildred Cone
Thanks for your message. I added a memorial today for her grandson William Louis Cone, III, wjo died on last Sunday. If you like, I'll gladly transfer his memorial to you. Best wishes.
Added by Martin Weybright on Feb 25, 2015 8:03 PM
Alton & Loudonia
Charles Pedrick
I think I have it corrected, please check.
Added by Alton & Loudonia on Apr 23, 2014 3:14 PM
Bill and Bunny
transfers
Thank you
Added by Bill and Bunny on Apr 11, 2014 10:43 AM
Iriss Hill
Susan Jones-Kelly
I added the data. Thanks again!
Added by Iriss Hill on Nov 18, 2013 3:31 AM
Iriss Hill
Susan Jones
Thanks for the great marker photo and additional info I added!
Added by Iriss Hill on Nov 15, 2013 2:20 PM
Carolyn Russell
Gillett
FYI I just added 4 Gillett's and 1 Stewart to Rose Hill Cemetery in Albion, Nebraska (in case these are your relatives)
Carolyn
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Added by Carolyn Russell on Oct 23, 2013 10:10 AM
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