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name-that-tomb (#46936827)
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Bio Photo My name is Ellen. I live in the Bristol County area of Massachusetts which is centrally located between Boston and Providence.

Gravestone photography has been one of my favorite hobbies for many years. Nothing like spending a weekend afternoon browsing the gravestones in a cemetery! I'd much rather do this than shopping in a mall or doing household chores! :-)

I have been researching my family's genealogy for many years. I am a member of; which is where I do the bulk of my research. Years ago before the digital age, it was different. Much of my research back in the early days was by snail mail, going to town halls and libraries. I have kept every bit of correspondence with older relatives as well. Unfortunately the older generation is soon becoming my generation.

I am active with the DAR and CDXVIIC, and have coordinated several DAR and CDXVIIC graveside markings as well.

I have begun adding flowers and the "tree of life" to many of my ancestors' gravestones in Findagrave. If you happen to notice you are also related to me through one of these people, please contact me, as I would love to hear from you. I like "collecting cousins"!

Many times I add a cemetery research excursion while on vacation too! If there is a way to fit in a "side-trip" I will do it!

As many of you agree, a gravestone may be the only thing left in the world to remind us of someone departed.

I am very interested in viewing gravestones with the surname NOEL, NEWELL, TAILLON, LATAILLE and ALLAIRE. If you find some while on your treks through graveyards and cemeteries in New England, please contact me and post them.

I am also interested in seeing gravestones with the DAR and Colonial Dames insignia.

Thank you in advance!

Family names in New England I am researching are:


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RE: Mahlon Mason of North Conway
No relation to the Mason's.
Added by TLS on Feb 12, 2015 6:57 PM
CJ Avlis
Messages... hurtling through space
Hi Ellen, I'm not sure what to say. Did not receive your second message either. Only the notification from Find a Grave that you had posted on my profile page. Just checked and email is correct on my profile and junk folders are empty, so?????

I'm sorry for the trouble. Perhaps you could just answer on my page or yours. Thank you.

Added by CJ Avlis on Aug 30, 2014 4:19 PM
CJ Avlis
RE: First Burial Ground (Norton,MA)
I did NOT receive your prior message...only this one from FindAGrave itself, alerting me that you had posted on my profile page.

Added by CJ Avlis on Aug 29, 2014 1:24 PM
CJ Avlis
First Burial Ground (Norton,MA)
Hello and thank you for all your wonderful work. I am one of a small group doing a cleanup at this site and hoping to spark an interest in a more intensive restoration.

I noticed the photo you added on 8/31/2008 and am wondering...

How old is the photo? The scene shown is not during summer. We have been removing a heavy concentration of saplings 6-7' high and are just trying to get a sense of how often that may need to be repeated, if the town won't adopt some form of maintenance.

The iron rails are also in much worse shape than your photo shows, my guess would be 50-60% down/damaged. Wish us luck and join us on Facebook if you would like follow out efforts.

Added by CJ Avlis on Aug 25, 2014 6:53 PM
Team White Sage
Crockett Cemetery photo?
Hi! I was just looking at the photos you took for the Crockett Cemetery in Sanbornton, NH and I noticed one of them was's the one captioned "Entrance to Crockett Cemetery". That photo is actually the entrance to the "Centre Cemetery" (aka Center Cemetery and Tower Hill Cemetery). I recognized it immediately, as I am on the Centre Cemetery Committee and have been there several times! Feel free to post it to the Centre Cemetery if you'd's a beautiful photo :)
Added by Team White Sage on May 04, 2014 4:04 PM
Thank you very much!
For the gravestone of Marcy Briggs!

Added by Chip5610 on Feb 08, 2014 10:30 PM
Rebecca (Morse) Capron gravestone photo
May I have your permission to download the photo of the gravestone of Rebecca (Morse) Capron (Memorial# 30151676)?
I would like to upload the image into may Ancestry family tree.
Thank you for your consideration.
-Ro Fleury
Added by MissKitty on Jan 12, 2014 12:54 PM
Bob on Gallows Hill
RE: Hannah Perkins Woodbury
Okay, yes, please feel free to download the photo.
Added by Bob on Gallows Hill on Sep 08, 2013 2:02 PM
Bob on Gallows Hill
RE: Hannah Perkins of Old North Beverly Cemeter

I don't see any Hannah Perkins in Old North Beverly. Are you sure you have the right cemetery?
Added by Bob on Gallows Hill on Sep 06, 2013 2:56 PM
RE: Elizabeth Church Wardwell
What is her parents name and who did she marry? Do you have any dates of birth and death.. I will try to find what I can
Added by goose on Aug 07, 2013 5:41 PM
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