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John Arsenault (#47069731)
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Bio Photo I live in Middletown Springs, Rutland County, Vermont. I work mostly on cemeteries in Rutland County and neighboring Washington County, NY. I'll try to fill photo requests in those areas.

If you are related to any of my memorials I'll be glad to transfer management outside Find-A-Grave guidelines unless it is a relative of mine or is in a family that I am actively researching. Please send transfer requests through the Edit tab on each memorial.

If you would like to see my sources for any corrections I suggest, please just ask. I research every fact I submit and only suggest those corrections that I believe come from a reliable source.

Some of the families I'm researching, primarily in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont, are Brown, Horton, Fisher, Fielding, Gilson, Ripley, Hawkins, Treadwell, Jennings and Northrup. I'm also researching Arsenault and Brideau in Massachusetts, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.
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RE: Deacon Timothy Allen
I just glanced through the "rules" and see that there is contradictory information on how Find-A-Grave handles cenotaphs. In one section, it says not to create a second memorial, but to place all information, including disposition and cenotaphs, on one memorial. In another section, it says that for "famous" people more than one memorial may exist due to cenotaphs in other locations. All I know is that they merged ours... a cenotaph was in the family cemetery in Michigan, and the grave is in a military cemetery in Georgia... and they were merged into one memorial with all of the information together. I guess we'll see what they do with these two to know whether there really is a policy or not!
Added by EveyBl on Jul 30, 2015 5:25 PM
RE: Figured it out
I had already sent the merge request before you responded. There is a death record for him that states he is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, and the headstone there looks original. It is certainly possible that he died in New York and then was laid to rest next to his wife. I believe the policy is that they prefer only one memorial per person, but you are welcome to place photos and information about a cenotaph on the memorial placed in the actual location of the grave. They merged memorials for a cenotaph and grave of one of my relatives a few years back for the same reason. It does make the site less cluttered that way, and it puts all of the information about an individual in one spot.
Added by EveyBl on Jul 29, 2015 11:57 PM
Figured it out
The photo you posted is actual a memorial for Deacon Timothy Allen. He is buried in Addison County, Vermont, in the Greenwood Cemetery. A memorial already exists for him there... #96959300. I'll send a request for the memorials to be merged.
Added by EveyBl on Jul 29, 2015 5:50 PM
Just read your profile... so they *could* be the same person. I didn't realize that the counties were side-by-side. Was Old Hartford Cemetery at one time called Greenwood? The names and ages are the same, but the dates of death are off by 5 days and the cemeteries do not match. Advice, please?! :-)
Added by EveyBl on Jul 29, 2015 5:45 PM
Dea Timothy Allen #42537730
Hello, I'm confused by the photo you placed on this memorial. It appears to be a photo of the grave of Dea Timothy Allen, who died on 17 Jul 1834 in Vermont. The vital records in Vermont state that this is recorded by the town clerk of Bristol, and that he was buried in Greenwood Cemetery. But, the photo is on the record of Timothy Allen, Revolutionary War soldier, who is buried in Washington Co., New York. Is the grave placed in the wrong cemetery or the photo placed with the wrong grave?
Added by EveyBl on Jul 29, 2015 5:42 PM
Sue Butterfield Picard
RE: Joseph T. Butterfield
John, thank you. I would be glad to take care of Joseph (149199225) and Elizabeth. Appreciate your thinking of me.
Added by Sue Butterfield Picard on Jul 15, 2015 7:00 PM
Pauline Merrick
David and Emma Pellett
I rec'd your suggestion for these memorials. I looked at the David Pellett record on Ancestry, and it does indeed state Brookfield. I have added quite a few burials from those records myself. The Pelletts do not appear on the semi-official burial list ( and I am fairly certain there are no stones for them. While I may have missed one or two, I have photographed every stone in the cemetery and posted them.
The only other possible place of burial would be North Brookfield. Walnut Grove is not, I believe, completely covered on Find A Grave. But until proven otherwise, Brookfield it is. Thank you for informing me.
Added by Pauline Merrick on Jul 01, 2015 4:11 PM
An Oregonian
Nehemiah Hoskins #74057808
I want to thank you for your help with placing this family in their true resting place. So sad, so many young children.
Added by An Oregonian on Jul 01, 2015 7:56 AM
An Oregonian
Nehemiah Hoskins #74057808
Nehemiah Hoskins #74057808
Thank you for the information re the resting place for Nehemiah Hoskins (my ancestor). I'll try to place him in his correct place. You say the Willis Cemetery? Ann Monnier #47483560 or
Added by An Oregonian on Jun 30, 2015 8:51 AM
Ashuelot cemetery
John, There are two cemeteries in the village of Ashuelot. The "Hawkins" cemetery, also known as the Tufts cemetery (which you pictured) is located up on the hill overlooking the village of Ashuelot. The second cemetery is the old "Furnace Cemetery" which is also known as the Willis cemetery. In later years Tufts and Willis owned properties adjoining the cemeteries and their names kinda' stuck to the cemeteries.

I have done much research on the village of Ashuelot (my hometown) and noticed you have combined some graves from both cemeteries. For example, Nehemiah Hoskins and family, are buried at the Furnace cemetery. We will be honoring him, as well as Jonathan Jenks (also buried at the Furnace cemetery at a DAR ceremony in September.

Let me know if you need more info.

Thanks, Gene
Added by Gene on Jun 26, 2015 12:55 AM
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