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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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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
Gail Beck
RE: Ninomiya Family
Hi again David,
I can give you what info I have on where they are buried. Theodore (died may 5, 1985) and Vincent Ninomiya (died march 18 1985) are in Long Island National cemetery with Katsu.
Mildred Ninomiya ( I don't know her married name}
was cremated and I buried her at Linden Hill Methodist cemetery with her mother. Edward I am trying to find out where he is buried. As soon as I find out I will let you know.
You do have a lot of information. I was very impressed. You probably had contact with my brother. I have an article on May. She was a editor for 2 hollywood magazines and was interviewed. I can send you a copy. Thank you.
my email is By the way I am Victor's daughter. Glad to meet you cousin.
Added by Gail Beck on Feb 10, 2015 5:34 PM
Kimberly Barrett Johnson
Thank you!
Hello David!

Thank you for the memorial and picture of Alfred Patrick Barrett, my great grand uncle! I am so happy to have found him!
Added by Kimberly Barrett Johnson on Feb 04, 2015 7:59 PM
Keturah Ackerly
Thank you for the transfer
Added by andieno on Jan 26, 2015 10:55 AM
Conservative Patriot
Sacred Heart Bushwood
Do you know if all the readable graves at Sacred Heart Bushwood, St Marys County MD have been put into FindAGrave. I have some relatives we think are buried there, but not yet found on FG.
Do you know if the church has burial records?
Added by Conservative Patriot on Jan 17, 2015 5:41 PM
Sean Briody
John Joseph Clark
Hi, I am looking to get a picture of the gravestone of John J. Clark, a Civil War Veteran, memorial #54285662. You have listed him as buried in Long Island National Cemetery. Where did you get this from? I have not been able to find him in their online records.

Added by Sean Briody on Jan 03, 2015 10:04 AM
Albert M. Darling

Hi David

This is great to have another mystery solved and to get Lillian linked to both her husbands.

Good sleuthing.
Thank you so much for all your hard work.
Added by FamilyFirst on Nov 23, 2014 1:57 PM
RE: Klear - St. Aloysius, Leonardtown

Yes it was a good error. You accepted yesterday an edit link I submitted for her and her two son's. I always check the acceptance edit messages to the memorials and when I saw the confusion, I was astonished. However, I was busy with another memorial and decided to look at it today. I am not related and they are very distant relative of an in-law of a friend of mine who's family memorials I was doing linkage for. As for additional information for them, I would have to go back into my friend's tree and see what she has. I will let you know though the edit function. However, if you put in the link I sent you on the grandparents memorials it will link their grandson to them...just copy & paste everything into their bio.

It was caught and now fixed. Thank-you, I am sure family members will appreciate it.

Have a good weekend.

Added by MEB on Nov 22, 2014 5:03 PM
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