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Jerry Harris (#48046304)
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Bio Photo Although I have lived in Scottsdale, AZ for 50 years, I was born in Great Bend, Barton, KS and my genealogy roots run deep there. Two pair of gr-gr grandparents and a pair of gr-grandparents settled there. Another pair of gr-grandparents settled in Stafford Co., which adjoins Barton to the south. I owe a great big thank you to the LDS Family History Center in Mesa, AZ. as I have spent many hours there and am grateful for all of the help that I have received.
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Amy Waldron
RE: Asper-Yates Burying Ground
Thank you for the details. I'll give it a shot when I'm able. I appreciate your help. :)
Added by Amy Waldron on May 12, 2014 1:44 PM
Ray Davidson
J K & Verna Harris Children
Jerry: I just added two memorials & pix for children of JK & Verna Harris. I have been taking pix in GB cemetery and have been updating Find A Grave. Thot U Might like to know. Ray
Added by Ray Davidson on May 11, 2014 7:04 PM
Amy Waldron
Asper-Yates Burying Ground
Hi Mr. Harris, I saw where you took a photo for this cemetery. Could you please give me any information on how to find this location? I'm trying to fulfill 3 photo requests. I can't seem to find any cemetery with this name on Google. I'm thinking perhaps it was under another name at some point. Thank you in advance. --- Amy W
Added by Amy Waldron on May 08, 2014 1:43 PM
Frank Borden McElmoyl, Jr
Good afternoon Jerry,

Thank you so very much for the exceptional photo for Frank's memorial. I appreciate your work...Thank!

Added by Sharla on Jan 13, 2014 2:45 PM
John Hardester
Art Thierry
Thanks for taking this photo for me. I really appreciate it.
Added by John Hardester on Jul 08, 2013 7:16 AM
John Hardester
Art Thierry
Thanks so much for taking the photo I requested. I appreciate it.

Added by John Hardester on Jul 05, 2013 2:02 PM
Roanna Dolan Griffin
Joseph Kolz
If it wouldn't be to much trouble I really would appreciate you checking the other cemetery. I got cemetery from on online index of the cemetery.. so I'm confused but would really like to know for sure where he is buried. Thank you so much for your trouble.
Added by Roanna Dolan Griffin on Jun 19, 2013 6:59 PM
Stephen Burke
Harris photo - Hamilton Cem.

I finally found a way to get to Hamilton Cem., and take some photos. Found Alexander Hamilton's gravestone and posted it on his gravesite.
Added by Stephen Burke on May 19, 2013 3:47 PM
Liz L.
RE: Dana
One last suggestion - the staff at the Cambridge Historical Society also knows a lot about the Dana family, as they were one of the biggest early families in the area. Their website is and they do answer specific genealogical and historical questions relating to Cambridge.

Good luck!
Added by Liz L. on May 16, 2013 1:02 PM
Liz L.
RE: Dana
Hi Jerry,
Did you get the information on a Cambridge death from the compiled book of transcribed vital records? If the source is listed as 'C.R.' it means it's from gravestone inscriptions and/or cemetery records, usually from gravestones, so what a source of 'C.R.' really means is that the person was buried in the town where they are listed. While people were most often buried in the town where they lived, a surprising number of people in the 1600's-1700's were buried in a nearby town instead, especially if they already had family members buried in the other town's burial ground.

Since the note in the Newton book says that the entry has additional information, I suggest you look through Newton's early death records on FamilySearch at and/or contact the Newton Town Clerk to request a copy of the record.

The City of Cambridge compiled a list of extant gravestones about 10-15 years ago that is up on their website. The only Richard Dana on the list is "Richard Henry Dana;" the list typically does not include birth/death dates and there are none listed for him. In addition to the possibility of the stone having been lost, it is also possible that your Richard Dana was buried in one of the many tombs and crypts in the cemetery, in which case he may never have had a stone at all.

I have one last suggestion to make. One of the children of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow married into the Dana family, and the family's house in Cambridge, now a National Park Service site, has an archive that includes a good amount of online information on the Dana family, as well as many materials in their archive. I suggest that you check out their site and consider contacting them if anything looks to be of interest. The link to the section of their site about their archive is Their finding aids about the Dana family's collections include compilations of genealogical and biographical information on a number of Dana family members.

Good luck with your research!
Added by Liz L. on May 16, 2013 12:52 PM
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