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David Edsall (#46906546)
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Bio Photo My ancestors settled in Bergen and Sussex counties, New Jersey, in the 17th and 18th centuries, where some descendants have remained to the present day. I grew up in Cambridge and Dedham, MA with one foot in Vermont. Until recently I lived in Amherst, MA, where my graving was concentrated in Hampshire and Franklin counties in the Connecticut river valley. I have recently moved to Woodstock, VT, with part of the summers in Greensboro, VT, so my graving will now be concentrated in Windsor, Orleans and Caledonia counties.

I only create relationship links when there is clear evidence of a relationship, such as an inscription or other available information. Once bitten, twice shy. So, help me bring family members together if you can.

I welcome your corrections, as well as any additional information you can provide - but, PLEASE, I MUST INSIST THAT YOU INDICATE YOUR SOURCE, OR IT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED - NO EXCEPTIONS. After all, the memorial goes out over my name!

I am happy to transfer memorials if you are related. You are welcome to use any of my photos - I'd appreciate a credit. Thank you.

You are welcome to use any of my photos, and please add an appropriate credit.

Family names of interest to me: Edsall, Tileston, Dunham, Cranford, Barton, DeKay, Foote, Lawrence, Linn, Morse, Noyes, Seeley, Tiffany, Woodhull.

I've used Find-a-Grave extensively in my own researches around the country, and benefitted greatly from it. My contributions to the website are a way of saying thank you.

I have concentrated on the following cemeteries, working systematically:
Holy Rosary (Hadley, MA)
Plainville (Hadley, MA)
Russellville (No. Hadley, MA)

Batchelder Road (Stannard, VT)
East Craftsbury (E. Craftsbury, VT)
Felchville (Reading, VT)
Gill (Hartland, VT)
Greensboro Village (Greensboro, VT)
Hardwick Center (Hardwick, VT)
Lincoln Noyes (Greensboro, VT)
Maple Street (Hardwick, VT)
Methodist (Barnard, VT)
Mitchell (Greensboro, VT)
Pinehurst (So. Ryegate, VT)
Prosper (Woodstock, VT)
Randall (Woodstock, VT)
River Street (Woodstock, VT)
St. John of the Cross (Albany, VT)
South Albany (So. Albany, VT)
Taftsville Burying Ground (Taftsville, VT)
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Mary Landfair Whiting
Mary Edsall
All set. I have transferred Mary's memorial to you. I am thrilled my photo found a family member.
Added by Mary Landfair Whiting on Jun 29, 2016 2:18 PM
Jeff P
RE: Francis Hart
David,

That is very interesting info. The police department inscribed "Amherst" on his memorial as place of death. I suppose they just wanted to connect him back to the town further. Or maybe he suffered a sudden heart attack or something in Amherst, and was taken to Cooley Dickinson in Northampton. Thanks for acknowledging the bio I wrote. I will try to get over to the cemetery and take a photo of his actual grave if I have enough time.
Added by Jeff P on Jun 29, 2016 11:10 AM
Terri C
RE: Nellie O'Brien
She is my great aunt. The sister of my grandmother. This information comes from family history...through my father's genealogy records. My grandparents were born in Ireland, we still have a family farm there, in fact 2! the Leen and the O'Brien farms in Tralee, County Kerry. She came to this country as a servant (has did my grandmother) in 1902, via steerage class. She worked in NY for several families sending any extra money back to bring over my grandmother and her other siblings. My father and I have worked together on his side of the family because a lot of births, marriages and deaths are difficult to find in Ireland. He traveled to Ireland several times in his later life to gather information from living relatives....
I plan on building a memorial for his family, they are buried in Calvary Cemetery in Queens...all together. On top of each other in fact. As is my mother's family, who are located in Cedar Grove, Flushing.
I would very interested in caring for my Irish relatives if you find in your heart to transfer her to me, I would be so grateful.
Thanks,
Terri C
Added by Terri C on Jun 25, 2016 8:42 AM
Necia Yehia
Philena Seems
Hello there:
I have Philena Blair Seems per the following records.

Philena Seems=
in the Vermont, Vital Records, 1720-1908
Name: Philena Seems
[Philena Blair]
Gender: Female
Birth Date: abt 1836
Birth Place: New York
Death Date: 23 Apr 1905
Death Place: Sharon, Vermont, USA
Death Age: 69
Father Name: Martin Blair
Mother Name: Julia Blangia
Added by Necia Yehia on Jun 07, 2016 11:05 PM
Linda L
RE: Elliot Heald
I have been trying to connect Healds so that relatives can "climb" their family tree. I have a goal to take pictures of Heald headstones before the information is lost. There are several Healds in this cemetery who are not pictured. I plan to photograph it in a few weeks.

Thank you for your prompt reply.
Added by Linda L on May 21, 2016 3:48 PM
Anna Jaech
Emma Adams
I sent an edit suggestion several days ago, neglecting to send the sources: The Book of St. Louisans, A Biographical Dictionary, John W. Leonard, 1912; and a splendid book that's online, Westmoreland and Portland Places, Julius Hunter, 1988, U of Mo Press. This is a masterpiece of a book. It details life on two private streets in STL. 'Tis fascinating how he weaves together the architecture and fine art, careers and integrity, social snobbery and philanthropy. And the daughters! Homes were occupied in the late 1890s, in time for preparations for the Exposition of 1904. The Adams home is featured in a special section. Indexed.

Added by Anna Jaech on May 17, 2016 1:03 PM
Joni Spellman Krause
Munsey/Stevens Transfers
Dear David, Thank-you so very much for the six transfers. I can't believe how fast you are. I want to especially thank-you for everything you do for Find A Grave. You are the reason Find A Grave is so awesome! Warmest regards, Joni
Added by Joni Spellman Krause on May 06, 2016 12:58 PM
LadyGoshen
VOCA
In case you're not already a member, I hope you'll consider joining Vermont Old Cemetery Association. Check out VOCA58.org--we're having the annual meeting this Saturday in Rutland.

cheers,
Nicole
Added by LadyGoshen on May 02, 2016 2:09 PM
LadyGoshen
Willard updates
I've sent you a few updates--the source for these are "Willard Genealogy: Sequel to Willard Memoir"
By Joseph Willard, Charles Wilkes Walker.

just so you know I'm not channeling ;-) I've been working in the Hartland cemeteries for a few years now and just recently caught a bug about the Willards.

Thank you,
Nicole
Added by LadyGoshen on May 02, 2016 2:06 PM
Ann Cook
RE ESSEX CO
PS I live in Essex CO NJ so if you need anything here, let me know. A
Added by Ann Cook on May 02, 2016 8:22 AM
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