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I am working on maintaining Middlesex (Map), Essex (Map) and Suffolk (Map) counties in Massachusetts.|
If any information I enter is incorrect, you wish to add something, or would like a direct relative within four generations transferred just let me know. (per F.A.G. guidelines FAQ79) If requesting a transfer please make sure to say how you are related.
Please use the 'Edit' tab on the upper right hand corner of the memorial for any of the above requests. Thank-you.
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I also found a panoramic photo of "Stannard Cemetery" that shows about 20 or so headstones and have submitted it for approval for a general picture of the cemetery. It's definitely the same cemetery. I can see some of the same headstones as in the individual pictures.
Added by Jeff on Sep 30, 2015 6:04 PM
I found an old photo of the broken headstone of a person named Nancy Jones who died on September 11, 1877 and scanned it and uploaded it to her memorial in "Stannard Cemetery". I'm 99% sure that I took this picture in the cemetery listed as "Standard Road" that you linked to. I have definitely been to that cemetery and many of the headstones were broken. I remember driving part of the way there, and walking the rest of the way several times. I specifically remember that broken Nancy Jones headstone from that old cemetery. So it is my strong opinion that "Standard Road" = "Stannard Cemetery". It is definitely off of Beech Hill Road in Blandford, on what was once known as South Otis Road.
Added by Jeff on Sep 30, 2015 5:33 PM
|Donna (Strout) Sakaske||RE: Photos|
I will try to go there on Sunday and get the GPS coordinates for you.
I took those pictures way back in the late 1970's/early 1980's when I lived in Western Massachusetts and did a lot of exploring on old roads and trails. I think the pictures you linked to were in a cemetery on an old road off of Route 23 in Blandford, but I'm not 100% sure. I looked on some of my old maps and couldn't find anything where I thought it would be. It's been many years since I've been in that area. I recently found some of my old pics and scanned and posted them. Because they were taken decades ago the headstones were in better shape than they would be now. I emailed the Blandford Town Hall asking for the location of Stannard Cemetery. I'll let you know if I hear anything. I never knew the actual names of the old cemeteries that I found back in those days.
Added by Jeff on Sep 30, 2015 4:37 AM
|In Search Of||Elizabeth Burns|
All names of the living have been removed. As for the link on the page, it takes you to the funeral home who did the arrangements. So there is no reason to remove it, because it doesn't have any relation to the family, but the funeral home. Not many people know how to do links.
|Barbara Weichert||RE: Mary Perkins Bradbury|
We eventually found the correct place in Ipswich. We just went through findagrave. We didn't find the correct grave markers unfortunately. They are working on a restoration if it. Salisbury Colonial Burying Ground has a map and information that sits at its entrance. It is laminated and chained to the entrance and was very valuable in finding Mary and Thomas' grave markers.
|Barbara Weichert||RE: Mary Perkins Bradbury|
I went to Mary Perkins Bradbury's page and submitted an edit to change the name of the cemetery. I haven't yet contacted the website with the suggestion that they put addresses in for cemeteries so that you don't have to depend on GPS to get you to the correct cemetery. I had gone looking for one in Ipswich at the Old Burying Ground. GPS sent us to the town of Essex. The actual name is 1634 Old North Burying Ground! It is actually in Ipswich!
|Barbara Weichert||Mary Perkins Bradbury|
Mary is my 8x great grandmother. I am anxious to get it corrected. I put in for the correction by putting in for an edit. I also sent a message to firstname.lastname@example.org to express my great concerns about accuracy in this website. I can't understand how someone could possibly be putting in memorials for 66,000 and managing over 65,000 of them! My understanding with findagrave when I joined was that people would go to grave sites and document that they were there. I don't think that is happening with some contributors. I think that honoring "top contributors" encourages this with some people! I do hope that the website can make some significant changes because real genealogists are counting on accurate information. I have come to New England from AZ trying to find the graves of several ancestors. I think that it would be very helpful if the exact addresses of the cemeteries were put on the memorial pages so that people can find the cemetery easily with a GPS.
|AngelWings||RE: Fanny Perry Leland|
Thank you so much for your research into Fanny Perry Makee/McKee. I'm thrilled to have found a memorial for John Makee! He was my 3rd Great Grandfather through my Mother.
|Richard Bump||RE: SAC|
No I completely understand, I reread Zaccheus Wright's will again just to make sure I didn't miss anything. He mentions his wife Rachel; living brothers, Ebenezer, Joshua, Silas, and Amos; deceased brother, Caleb; living sisters, Lydia Spaulding and Olive Fletcher; deceased sisters, Abigail Hadley and Hannah Perkins; all of their children as "children" and his executor, Benjamin Osgood. When I initially read the will I still believed Zaccheus, Jr. was his son, and thought it strange that he left him nothing. I then checked Westford and Chelmsford vital records and noted that he and Rachel had no recorded children. Zaccheus Jr. has children recorded in Westford and Chelmsford. Of course this still hasn't helped me resolve my dilemma as to who are the parents of Joseph Gould (1777-1855), but now I know he possibly had a guardian and his father may have been Elijah Gould. My dilemma is that the most likely Elijah Gould associated with the Continental Army died in May 1775 and he was unmarried.
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