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David Roberts (#46847588)
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Bio Photo I am a retired high school history teacher, having taught in the public schools of St. Mary's County, Maryland. I am a native of Huntington, Suffolk County, New York.

I have been interested in visiting old cemeteries since I was a child, when cemetery visiting was a family activity.

I began a project during the American Revolution Bicentennial to update the cemetery lists held by the St. Mary's County Historical Society, Leonardtown, MD. This project, using high school students, extended into the early 1980s. Some cemetery lists were published in the "Maryland-Delaware Genealogist."

I worked with the GenExchange Project adding cemetery data from both Long Island, New York, and Calvert and St. Mary's counties in Southern Maryland. I have also worked with the site.

I am editor of the "Generator," the quarterly publication of the St. Mary's County Genealogical Society and am also 2nd Vice President of that organization.

Currently, I'm a member of the Sgt. James H. Harris Camp #38, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. We are now in a project to identify & mark graves of the known Union soldiers in St. Mary's & Calvert counties.
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Thanks for the transfer! I appreciate it so much. I will have several others I would like to ask for, as I get time to go through them. Thanks for offering!
Added by Rosalie on Jun 08, 2015 10:30 AM
Wm H. Gardiner #60365189
Hi David-

Thanks for posting burials in the Huntington Rural Cemetery for my Gardiner family! Are you from the Gardiners also - I am looking for new cousins.

Do you know if there is a listing of the burials in Huntington? I am looking for a source for the burials of the Gardiners there in Huntington Rural Cem. to add source documentation on my family.

I have been looking to prove two different William's but believe they may be the same William, who bounced back and forth from Suffolk and Rockland Counties of NY. The Burr family, who connect to Alma Burr (William Gardiner's mother) also resided in Rockland County, so I know he had ties there.

In 1947, an aunt wrote to the society and was given this information: William H. Gardiner died at the home of his brother Townsend, in Cold Spring Harbor on October 7, 1894. The society listed some current families living in Cold Harbor that may be descendants of the Gardiner Island family. William and Harvey, of whom my aunt was asking about, are believed to be William, who married Lavinia; and, Harvey is the brother (Harvey born 1840). We do know now, that William H. was her grandfather.

If you are a Gardiner desc, you know there may be many tangles. I would love to discuss them with you!

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Added by Tami on Jun 07, 2015 9:54 AM
RE: Ida B. again
You're welcome! 😀
Added by KLJ. on May 13, 2015 2:31 AM
William Mowbray
Memorial# 76742687

In doing my Family tree, I was able to find some facts that will help make your mrmorial more accurate. (see below)

Ella Edith Rea

Born October 13, 1862, Brooklyn, Kings, New York

Married Joseph Elsworth Bunce, December 23, 1885, Suffolk County, New York

Warmest regards,

Added by William Mowbray on May 11, 2015 11:01 AM
RE: Ida B. Sammis
Hi. It would be nice if they had spaces for more than one last name; however, their rules state to list it as it is listed on the headtone. In this case, it should be Sammis bc that i how it is listed on her headstone. (I uploaded picture.) I have seen people use a space in between two last names but hers would be three last names. She was Ida (Bunce) Sammis Woodruff Satchwell. That is actually how she is listed in wikipedia. She was known as Sammis, even after her remarriages bc of her political career (first of two women elected to NYS legislature). She has either a book or article published and used Sammis as her last name. It was many years after hubby #1 died.
Added by KLJ. on Apr 29, 2015 1:16 AM
Huntington Rural Cemetery
Hi. I was at the Huntington Rural Cemetery and uploaded pics for several Sammis that you manage. Thought you would want to know. They can be found by looking at my virtual cemetery titled Photos Filled.
Added by KLJ. on Apr 27, 2015 8:56 AM
Debbie Lytle
RE: Cullison
Here is what I have

John S was born July 1860 in St. Mary's Co, died after 1910

Elizabeth was born about 1869, daughter of James Cecil & Eliza Ann Hammett.

They married Feb 22, 1887 in St. Nicholas RCC, Pearson, St. Mary's Co.

They had 4 children, 3 alive in 1910-Julia, Pearl, & Mary.

Hope this helps!

Debbie Lytle
Added by Debbie Lytle on Apr 06, 2015 5:00 PM
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Requesting you turn this memorial over to me 28796092
Added by Robert Garcia on Mar 06, 2015 11:53 AM
Wrong Parents for Joseph Perry Barber
I think you might have the wrong parents of "John Barber & Frances

Barker" for your "Joseph Perry Barber".

Our family member Barber was born in St Marys, Maryland about 1869-75

his birth dates are all over the place. All his life he went by the

name of "Joseph P. B. Barber" and Not (Joseph Perry Barber). You can

see this from the 1880 census with his parents,John Barber & Frances

Barker. 1880 census Home is in Mechanicsville, St Marys, Maryland.

The middle initial of (B) in his name i think stood for his mothers

maiden name of "Barker". From 1900 through 1940 censuses, Joseph P.

B. Barber his wife Annie S. and there only child "Willa L. Barber"

born 1910 District of Columbia, Washington, D.C. In all the censuses

he is listed as "Joseph P. B. Barber" even also in the Washington

D.C. Directories. His parents are buried at "All Faith Episcopal Church Cemetery" Mechanicsville, St. Mary's County Maryland.

The Cemetery you have is a mumber of miles south of Mechanicsville, at Joy Chapel Cemetery Hollywood, Md. There would be no reason for him to be buried at Joy Chapel Cemetery Hollywood, Md. When his parents are in "All Faith Episcopal Church Cemetery". From the 1900 census through the 1940 censuses the family live in Washington, D.C. and Not in Baltimore, Md.

His siblings were:
(Amelia G. Barber 1870-)
(Mary Frances Barber 1874-1880) Burial: All Faith Episcopal Church Cemetery.
(John Gwinn Barber 1876-1942) Burial: Congressional Cemetery Washington District of Columbia.
(William C. Barber 1879-1968) Burial: Congressional Cemetery Washington District of Columbia.
Added by TonyElvis on Feb 19, 2015 10:41 AM
Thank you for the transfers.
Added by andieno on Feb 11, 2015 2:55 PM
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