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ASB (#47486614)
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Bio Photo I love the peace and quiet of cemeteries. (There are no telemarketers calling.) I also love taking pictures. The exercise is at my own pace. The stones are interesting, and they absolutely need to be documented before they are lost to the ravages of time.

I'm 10 generations forward from my Mayflower ancestor George Soule. I'm 13 generations from my New Haven founder Capt. Nathaniel Turner. 13 Generations is 1024 direct ancestors (doesn't count siblings etc.) My husband also has 1024 direct ancestors going back to the Mayflower. That's 2048 direct ancestors. I haven't found them all in the 40+ years I've been researching. But I'm still looking. Thanks to all of you members at Find a Grave, who are making finding their burial places easier.

PLEASE use the EDIT tab for suggestions, corrections and transfers. I'm happy to make changes, but I'm going to ask you for a source, if it's not directly on the stone. (Using the new edit system you can send source information through the "Suggest any other correction or addition" line.) The internet is a wonderful thing for genealogists but it's also very good at spreading misinformation, and I am trying very hard not to spread undocumented genealogy. That's one of the reasons I love Find a Grave, because I can look directly at a gravestone and see exactly what it says and don't have to depend on second and third hand information. Happy hunting.

PHOTOS OF GRAVESTONES. Please feel free to use mine, that's why I took them. I do like to get credit, though. "ASB"

PHOTOS OF PEOPLE. I've posted them to be enjoyed by visitors to Find a Grave. I was a little taken aback to see my mother's photo on Ancestry. So you're welcome to use them, for your personal use, but I would appreciate it, if you would avoid posting them to other internet sites.

Photo icon: Boris De Behr, traveling companion, enjoying a quiet moment along the Connecticut River.


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Paul E. Newell
RE: Hiram Joiner 97775340
Hello - I found Hiram Joiner in the 1860 census of Springfield Twp., Bradford Co., Pennsylvania. He was aged 36 years and born in New York. I found an American Civil War military record for Hiram that states he enlisted on 13 Jan 1864, aged 39 years. Those two data points are all that I have for Hiram's year of birth, i.e., nothing firm.

Also, as far as I know I am not related to your Frederick M. Newell (1866-1900).

Thanks for all the past transfers and memorial updates that I've suggested. Good luck on your research.

Paul
Added by Paul E. Newell on Mar 29, 2015 8:55 AM
Walter
Lucy Smith
Lucy Smith (Knapp) was married to my GGGF Nathaniel Merrick Smith
Both buries in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. I would like to up date both their profiles. Thank you
Walter G. Ashworth
Added by Walter on Mar 26, 2015 12:00 PM
Karen Tomecek
Alfred & Catherine Lemieux
Thank you so much for posting photos of their gravestones, updating the memorials and transferring them to me. I'll take good care of them.

Karen Tomecek
Added by Karen Tomecek on Mar 23, 2015 4:59 PM
Grant Normandin
RE: Zepherin
call the southbridge ma town hall and verify that you will see that he had a son named George and that his dad was named George but he himself was not George wrong person ( unless you have a copy of his birth certificate to prove that this is a mystery to me. Check the dates of birth you may be looking at a different person with close name. ZEPHIRIN S. NORMANDIN a/k/a Zepherin Normandin also known as ZEPHRY NORMANDIN is my grandfather. As I said his dads name was George and also he and my grandmother had a son named George.
Added by Grant Normandin on Mar 23, 2015 3:51 PM
Don Blauvelt
BTW Mary Mix
BTW, since Mary's widowed husband, Rev. Stephen Mix, died only four years after Mary and the family name of Mix is correctly used his gravestone, if I had been a surviving member of the family I surely would have hired a different stone cutter than the one used for Mary's gravestone, or at least made sure the surname on my father Stephen's gravestone was Mix, not Meeks.
Added by Don Blauvelt on Mar 05, 2015 6:09 PM
Don Blauvelt
RE: Mary mix 131235454
The problem you pose is akin to transcriptions of the U.S. census. I don't know where in 1934 they found supposedly literate readers-transcribers, but they had no personal interest in an enumeration other than to spend no more than 2 seconds trying to figure out a name and/or surname before going on to the next line. Ancestry.com offers the ability to add modern corrections that are then tied to the person's enumeration. Ever try finding that hard to locate ancestor in a census who you knew lived at a specific place in a given census year only to find the database transcription screwed up the name so badly that it takes forever to figure out the transcription error?

So back to Find A Grave. Presumably we who are active users and contributors of/to Find A Grave are literate people. Why perpetuate the use of a known incorrect surname as the basis of the memorial's ID when the only person who is illiterate is the original stone cutter?

Regards
Added by Don Blauvelt on Mar 05, 2015 6:00 PM
Paul R
RE: Olive West 96278628
The info on the gravestone. It says she died Sept 5, 1842 and was 1 year 1 month and 14 days old.

Regards,
Paul
Added by Paul R on Feb 19, 2015 4:28 AM
Walter
Hannah Ashworth (Carside)
I have discovered that you have misread my GGM gravestone in OakRidge Cemetery in SouthBridge Ma

Her maiden name was "Garside" not carbide.

please correct and transfer it my my name

Thank you for posting this gravestone.It cleared up the date that they both died.

Walter G. Ashworth, GGS to Thomas Ashworth and Hannah Ashworth (Garside)
Added by Walter on Feb 18, 2015 11:40 AM
Paul R
West's memorials
We don't need to ask Find A Grave to merge the memorials. I added the pictures I took to your memorials and deleted the ones that I created. I have found that having memorials merged can create headaches so this is simpler.

Regards,
Paul
Added by Paul R on Feb 16, 2015 7:57 AM
Bill Roberge
Oscar & Celina (Marcotte) Desaulniers
Thank you for photographing Oscar and Celina's headstone. Oscar was my great grandfather's half brother.
Added by Bill Roberge on Feb 09, 2015 8:25 PM
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