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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 unknown Union soldiers in St. Mary's & Calvert counties.
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John Otto
RE: Burroughs - Christ Church, Chaptico
Thank you for the update to Susan (Lyon) Burroughs. It's nicely worded.

New Subj: I sent you a message on 14 Dec 2013 based on what I knew then. I now know for sure that SMC native Jane Elizabeth (Bean) Tippett (memorial 28541599) is buried at Oak Lawn Cemetery near Eastpoint in Baltimore County MD. The cemetery has a record of her burial, but the marker is missing. Her husband, SMC native Benjamin Franklin Tippett (memorial 128565263) is buried at Baltimore Cemetery as is his 2nd wife, SMC native Nellie Redman (Adams) [Bean, Tippett] Forney (memorial 128564140). Nellie first married SMC native Thomas Edward Bean (memorial 54878911), Jane's younger brother. Thomas died in 1915 and Nellie moved to Baltimore before 1920 where she lived with Benjamin and Jane Tippett until Jane's death in 1928. She married the widowed Benjamin about 1929. After Benjamin's death in 1955, Nellie married Lewis R. Forney.

FYI, Benjamin and Jane were the parents of my paternal grandmother, Baltimore-born Myrtle Cecelia (Tippett) [Otto] Hill (memorial 14728674). Her last marriage was to james Aubrey Hill Sr and they moved from Baltimore to Solomons MD in the early 1930s. I believe the ancestors of James Aubrey Hill (memorial 14728687) lived in SMC in the 18th and early 19th century before moving to the Solomons/Dowell area of Calvert County, but I have not yet found a solid connection.

Added by John Otto on Oct 21, 2014 11:59 AM
Roberta Bush
RE: Calvin Harvey Smith, Northport Rural
Calvin Harvey Smith was born 12 Dec 1903 probably in Suffolk County. He died Sept 1971 while living in Freeport, Nassau County.

He was divorced from his first wife, Barbara Statesir.

I knew him and his second wife, Rosemary Thornhill Smith. I knew him as Uncle Harve. He is my great uncle. I am pretty sure that he would have been buried in Northport Rural Cemetery. My cousin, Lyn, holds the deeds to the plots currently. Her full name is Marilyn Smith Hahn Nelson.

His parents (John Needa Robbins and Lena Rivers DeVeau Smith) and their parents (James Harvey and Abigail Kelsey Smith) are all buried at Northport Rural Cemetery. My guess would be that James Harvey and Elizabeth Calvin Smith are also buried there.

I do not know the name of James Harvey Smith's father, but his mother was Margaret. This is my brick wall for this family.

If I can share any more info about my family, I am more than willing.

Roberta Bush
Added by Roberta Bush on Sep 04, 2014 6:00 PM
Judith W
I want to thank you for your work identifying grave sites.

I had lived in Queens, New York as a child and visited in 1977. I "went into the city" to search for family grave sites at The Evergreens and Holy Cross Cemeteries. I took some information and did grave rubbings at the time. Since then I have not been able to get additional information on record and have searched many times. Now 35+ years later I have found my Great-grandmother, Catherine O'Connor's grave location with information.

My sincere appreciation, Judith M Walter,
Lake Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA
Added by Judith W on Aug 20, 2014 6:39 PM
Terry Foenander
Joshua Minor and Joshua Hendrickson.
Dave, sorry for the delayed response to your messages. I had not checked my messages for a few days. I will get back to you on your queries. Thanks for going much further on the research work anyway. One response I can give immediately is that I was aware that the step daughter mentioned in the 1910 census would have, as you suggest, been the daughter of Joshua Hendrickson and his first wife, but I am not aware of his first wife's name. I thought she may have been named in either the 1850 or 1860 census records, but could not find anything further.
Added by Terry Foenander on Aug 12, 2014 9:48 AM
RE: Charles R. Minor # 65598952
Thanks, David! I updated the memorial. I am going through emails now to sort through the rest of this. Let me know if I need to change anything else.

I hope you are well and enjoying your summer.

Added by Dyane on Aug 08, 2014 8:01 AM
Mike Draper
Carl Johan Bergsten
Thank you so much for the transfer!!

Added by Mike Draper on Aug 07, 2014 4:12 PM
Terry Foenander
Joshua, Anna and Charles Hendrickson.
Dave, as requested, here are the memorial numbers for your three entries on the Hendrickson family:

Joshua F. Hendrickson - Memorial# 60552937
Ann Eliza (Brown) Hendrickson - Memorial# 60553064
Charles Hendrickson - Memorial# 60553092

These should also be taken in connection with the entry, by Dyane for the following person:

Charles R. Minor died Suffolk County, New York, 1857 - Memorial# 65598952

Terry Foenander.
Added by Terry Foenander on Aug 06, 2014 1:57 PM
Terry Foenander
Charles Hendrickson, died 1863.
Dave, Charles' mother, Anna Eliza Minor was first married to Joshua F. Minor, later to become a Confederate Navy officer, and who drowned off the coast of New South Wales, Australia, a year after the end of the Civil War. Anna later married Joshua Hendrickson (about the year 1870). There were two children from Anna's first marriage to Minor, both named Charles, and both of whom died in infancy. I am unsure of why Charles, who died in 1863, is shown with the surname Hendrickson, as his father, Joshua Minor, was still living, but out at sea, at the time of his (Charles') death, unless there was something out of the ordinary going on, by then. Joshua F. Minor never returned home in 1863, as he subsequently was captured by the Confederate cruiser, the CSS ALABAMA, then served on the CSS SHENANDOAH, which surrendered at Liverpool, England, in November, 1865, and Joshua Minor then returned with some fellow sailors, to Australia, where he drowned within a few months of arriving there. I have a strong feeling that Joshua Minor had already (in 1863) separated from Anna, and took to the sea. I feel that Joshua Hendrickson, whose first wife had died in the late 1850's, took to living with Anna about the time that Minor left her, and that when Charles died in 1863, he was buried under the surname of Hendrickson, instead of his true surname of Minor. However, all this is pure speculation, but it could explain the surname discrepancies.
Added by Terry Foenander on Aug 05, 2014 7:46 PM
Terry Foenander
Ann Eliza Hendrickson.
Dave, there is a bit of mystery relating to Ann's husband, Joshua Hendrickson. According to records she was first married to Virginia born Joshua F. Minor, a Confederate Navy officer, who drowned off the coast of New South Wales, Australia, and Joshua F. (?) Hendrickson was her second husband. But the similarities in both of her husband's first names, and middle initial (as shown in your entry) are far too coincidental. I would like to discuss this with you, please. My e-mail address is Thanks for your attention to this matter.
Regards, Terry Foenander (in Australia).
Added by Terry Foenander on Aug 04, 2014 9:25 PM
Lyon Family of Maryland
RE: Susan Irene Oliver
Susan Irene Oliver's maiden name was "Brayfield".
Added by Lyon Family of Maryland on Jul 13, 2014 9:08 AM
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