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Bill Boyington (#46800933)
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I grew up in Lexington, MA, which may explain in part my interest in colonial history. I retired a few years ago after 20 years as a computer programmer. I generally photograph colonial cemeteries or at least the oldest sections of them. I studied early New England history in the 90s. My cousins got me interested in genealogy a few years back. I've always loved photography.

I would like to thank everyone who has offered corrections and additions as any new information makes the memorials that much better. I always want more info.

Please, when offering corrections or additions, include the memorial number as I have created thousands.

And look at the rules set down by Find a Grave before asking for transfers.

I usually do all requests within 24 hours.

Feel free to use any of my photos. All I ask is that you credit me for taking them. Please email me if you're doing some for-profit thing. And do not post my photos from other websites to Find-a-Grave. Ask me to do it. Thanks!

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RE: John Patten
You're welcome. I hope I'm not driving you nuts with all the edits/updates. I found some transcripts for Billerica and am going thru them. I just love to do research. I like to be able to fill in missing information, such as maiden names, birth dates etc. whenever I can.
Added by Denise on Dec 22, 2014 3:55 PM
Virginia D
RE: Timothy Dwight
Yes, my apologies! "He first settled at Watertown, Mass., but stayed there but a short time. The Dedham, Mass. records began Sept., 1, 1635, on the day when the first town meeting was held. Of the twelve persons assembled together at the time, John Dwight was one".
Added by Virginia D on Dec 14, 2014 7:41 PM
RE: Willard Goldthwait
Hi Bill,
Dolly is already on Find A Grave in Harmony Grove Cemetery but the memorial is a relatively new one and it appears that her husband Willard, although named on the memorial, is actually buried in South Cemetery. At least he has a gravestone there.
I am wondering if Dolly also had an older gravestone either in South or Harmony Grove Cemetery, hence my question.
I am not sure that the birth dates on the more recently erected gravestone are correct so I am attempting to locate the original, if there was one.
Many thanks,
Added by dlhmda on Nov 11, 2014 4:46 PM
Willard Goldthwait
Hi Bill,
This is a long shot but do you happen to know if Willard's wife (Dolly Johnson) is also buried in South Cemetery? Or if there is a marker that just says "wife" near him?
There is a monument to her and Willard in Harmony Grove Cemetery, Salem, MA. It looks newer than 1852 (the year she died). Since Willard is in South Cemetery, I wondered if she was too.
Many thanks,
Added by dlhmda on Nov 11, 2014 10:03 AM
nancy robison
Sarah Wilson
Bill, check out memorial # 50757456. It appears someone snatched your headstone photo off of memorial # 24407097 instead of actually going to a different cemetery and taking a photo. Only different Sarah, different dates and different town. Not the way to fulfill a photo request.
Thought you might want to know. I'm a little ticked, it's my request for a GGGGrandmother.
Added by nancy robison on Oct 24, 2014 9:32 PM
Rice County Research
memorial #17918951
Thank you so much for this memorial!
Added by Rice County Research on Oct 20, 2014 5:06 PM
Correction for Sally (Pickard) Todd
# 11562862 and her [sic] mother Mary Hammond Pickard # 11558469.
Mary Hammond Pickard died 1748 and her widower Jonathan Pickard remarried 10/31/1751 to Mary Hibbert (1718-1721). Thus she is the likely mother of Sally (Pickard) Todd.
I see your name a lot at this site and I want to thank you for all your incredible work.
Added by bluesma36 on Sep 15, 2014 4:46 AM
Robert Harrington
I looked on his memorial page again and I now see the reference to the Harrington family book that you gave. Sorry I missed that the first time around. Thanks again for the summary.
Added by ParkerMoulton on Jul 25, 2014 10:02 PM
Robert Harrington
Thank you for the excellent summary of his life. Is there a way to copy this info, crediting you, and your original sources, and how would I do that, were I to add this info you have written about Robert to my Parker and Craig Family Tree on Robert is my 8th great grandfather on my father's side. I am very happy to learn more about this early Harrington family, as my paternal great grandmother was Ellen F Harrington of Parkman, Maine. Or is it possible that this Harrington is also an ancestor of yours and that you have a public tree on ancestry? I am very careful to give full credit to a researcher, and if my request is not possible, I understand. Thank you.
Added by ParkerMoulton on Jul 25, 2014 9:46 PM
Colleen McCarthy Sanborn
Great Work
I was at the Union Cemetery in Georgetown this weekend to do some family research. The work you have completed at this cemetery is amazing. Just wanted to let you know I appreciate how well you have recorded the facts!
Added by Colleen McCarthy Sanborn on Jul 10, 2014 5:37 PM
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