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Donna Davenport (#47328997)
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Bio Photo I discovered Find A Grave while doing genealogy research and have been promoting it ever since. I think it is a great way to remember family, friends, classmates, coworkers, and many others that have passed on.
My genealogy blog listed below was a place to record a large amount of material left by an aunt and my grandmother. I also added more current obituaries of people from that area. It is called Butternut Valley Family History. Please find the URL below.



Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where other cried
For Loved Ones whose lives are stilled.

Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreak of the ages.

Today we saw where the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds -
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.

Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lies beneath this hollowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.

Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.

Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.

Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.

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Messages left for Donna Davenport (167)[Leave Message]
RE: In reply to your request
Well hello. That is great! No problem, I understand. Sometimes the memorials are set up by people with no relation to the person that is why I asked.
Added by Gale on Nov 16, 2015 2:48 PM
Duenna Stone
Because you left a flower and a great deal of information about Duenna Stone (52366199), I thought you might like to know that there is now a photo for her marker in Butternut Valley Cemetery.
Added by suscat on Oct 24, 2015 3:10 PM
Arrianna Yates
Hi Donna,
Thank you for your edit, I was wondering where you found the middle name "Corbin". Its been awhile since I worked this line and I'm not sure where I got "Loree" from.

Thanks again,
Added by Pete on Oct 14, 2015 7:21 AM
Barb Beardslee Oaks Dundas
RE: Question
Hi Donna! Yes I have a sister in BC.. and she just told me about the message you left here! It's good to hear from a NBCHS'er. Cheers, Barb
Added by Barb Beardslee Oaks Dunda... on Oct 13, 2015 12:56 AM
RE: Gardner Family
It is always a pleasure to see the work you do here to help clarify the often tangled genealogies. May we offer transfer of the Gardners we've created (Falls Bridge and Elm Row)? I'm embarrassed by our Falls Bridge photos; it is a hard place to get good ones, because of the wear and because of the trees. Our photos there were taken before we discovered the magic of side-lighting with a mirror (see, for instance, our recent photos of the Gardners in Welcome Cemetery), so we hope to get back there to get some better ones. Anyway, thanks for all you do, and let us know about the transfers. -Scott and Susan
Added by suscat on Oct 09, 2015 6:40 AM
RE: Thank you,
My family name was originally spelled Brainerd. A majority of the lineage has changed to Brainard. The original memorial was entered as Brainerd. When it was transferred to me I changed it to Brainard as it is on the grave marker. No way you would have known to check for the other spelling.

Thank you for the deletion,
Elena (Brainerd)
Added by ms1952 on Oct 04, 2015 7:13 AM
Penny Kresl
RE: Regarding Sargents
I tried to hunt down their addresses, and found one...but received no reply. I tried to explain we were related and I had uncovered tons on the Sargent's(sometimes spelled as Sergeant in earlier times) They apparently were not interested.

Thanks anyway,

Penny Kresl (Mother's line was Sargent)
Added by Penny Kresl on Oct 03, 2015 10:18 PM
Diane Branham
Richard Utter

Thank you for the obit, it is posted. Hope all is well in your life.

Added by Diane Branham on Oct 01, 2015 9:36 PM
Penny Kresl
Sargents in the Morris and Oneonta area
Noticed your Sargents William Marvin is remotely related to my Huge Sargent line that actually started from the Butternuts and New Berlin area in NY. I am also trying to locate their children.
Thanks for posting the info to Find a Grave!

Penny Kresl
Added by Penny Kresl on Sep 29, 2015 1:31 PM
Robi StoneCypher Green
RE: Thank you,
I live in Oregon. If you live in New York, we have a three hour time difference. I was up late finishing some painting. During breaks I check for edits.

"Genealogy, begins as an interest, becomes a hobby, continues as an advocation, and in the last stages, is an incurable disease!

Keep sending edits, and have a great day.

Added by Robi StoneCypher Green on Sep 27, 2015 12:44 PM
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