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the moo (#46834101)
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Bio Photo I primarily cover cemeteries in Hampshire and Franklin Counties, though I have also done extensive work in and around Boston.

My focus is on pre-1800 stones, Revolutionary War veterans and Civil War veterans. I also snap any Dickinsons I come across, since those Dickinsons seem to be really into this.



I don't mind being contacted with a specific question about one individual, but please don't contact me with open-ended questions about an entire family line. I receive an average of two such emails per week, and since I have a busy work life, I simply do not have the time to type out entire branches of my family tree over and over. Please refer to and/or which is where I got most if not all of the information. I HAVE NOT POSTED AND WILL NEVER POST MY OWN FAMILY'S PERSONAL TREE ON THE INTERNET, SO THERE IS NO MAGIC LINK TO A MASTER FAMILY TREE THAT I CAN PROVIDE.
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Carol Holmes
George Holmes
Dearest "Moo"
Hi! Just re-looking at my husband's 9th Great Grandfather, George Holmes, and noticed the same George Holmes was your 9th Great Grandfather. I was wondering how he was your 9th Great Grandfather. You can see my husband (Bob) chain written above your memorial on "Find-A-Grave". Hope to hear from you soon.
Carol (Grabovetz) Holmes
Added by Carol Holmes on Nov 16, 2015 5:19 AM
Harry Reineke IV
Gideon Warner
Do you know if the Gideon Warner in Riverside Cemetery, Sunderland, MA, is the same Gideon Warner from the Revolution who served in Pomeroy's Co, Woods, Regt starting 1778?

There's a claim that the Patriot Gideon Warner was buried in the territory of my SAR chapter, but I'm becoming more and more convinced that Patriot Warner is the one whose memorial you manage her on FindAGrave. Please let me know, and keep up your great work.
Added by Harry Reineke IV on Nov 12, 2015 2:20 PM
Brian Smith
Erastus Emery
Thank you for your efforts. This shows that a memorial may be there for years, before someone like me, finds the family connections. Thank again. Much appreciated.
Added by Brian Smith on Nov 12, 2015 10:49 AM
Mary Barber Morgan
Hi Moo, we share Barber and Morgan from Pownal and have talked before. I took a trip to Cambridge VT today, and have a picture of Mary Barber's stone, as well as her mother's, which is a big find for me and us. Have always wondered where she was. Right near Mary. Mary's stone does say she was in her 38th year, which makes her born ca 1775. She may be Leah's first child. Makes sense, as her mother was also a Mary. Question: How do you know her middle name was Louise? Feel free to request the photo; I will get around to it.
Added by CarolynA on Nov 07, 2015 5:37 PM
Ronald Crow
Oliver Partridge
He was a delegate to the Albany Congress/Conference and the Stamp Act Congress. He has an article on Wikipedia. He is also mentioned in the Wikipedia articles on the Albany Congress and the Stamp Act Congress.
Added by Ronald Crow on Oct 07, 2015 9:06 AM
Jackie Coleman
RE: Rebecca Davis (m. to Lemuel Allis/Ellis - son of Samuel Allis/Ellis)
Looking for a solid connection for Rebecca/Rebecka Davis Allis/Ellis 9ST8-248 ( to her supposed parents, Isaac Davis LDZ5-5BZ & Charity Hall LZVR-J2G (of Lee, Berkshire, Mass), and sibling, Reuben Davis LZVC-QXX (m. to Mary Polly Abbott) who trace back to Thomas Rogers of the Mayflower. Reuben Davis was born 13 Mar 1764 in Tyringham, Berkshire, Massachusetts & died in 1810 in Pompey, Onondaga, New York. The will for Isaac Davis (b. 9 January 1720 Tyringham, Tyringham, Berkshire, Massachusetts and d. 5 January 1780 Lee, Berkshire, Massachusetts) names wife, Charity, & children Rebecka and Reuben, along with other siblings (John, Sarah, Mary, Soloman/Solomon, Nathan, Charity, & Isaac), but does not mention any of their married names, spouses, or grandchildren. Also, Truman Leonard Jr mentions Lemuel Allis/Ellis family and his parents, Truman Leonard Sr & Roxanna Allis/Ellis in his journals with visits and other family history he found (accessed thru BYU Perry Collections). Reuben Davis names his last born, Lemuel Allis/Ellis, as found in his will. My Mother is also a Wing, which eventually ties into this line thru marriage. Thank you for all of those who have done research on our family lines/graves! Jackie Coleman (Lemuel Allis, son of Lemuel Allis & Rebecca Davis) (Roxanna Allis & Truman Leonard are the children of Rebecca & Lemuel, & parents of my Truman Leonard, Jr) (Truman Leonard Jr, grandson of Lemuel Allis & Rebecca Davis)

Amanda Davis Braffet, daughter of Reuben Davis & Mary Abbott (Reuben is brother to the Rebecca Iím searching for who married Lemuel Allis)

Abel Owen, husband to Elizabeth Abbott Davis, daughter of Reuben Davis & Mary Abbott (Reuben is brother to the Rebecca Iím searching for who married Lemuel Allis)

Lemuel Allisís father, Samuel Allis (married to Hannah Sheldon). This information Iím searching for is for Lemuelís wife, Rebecca Davis to her parents.
Added by Jackie Coleman on Sep 26, 2015 8:47 AM
Miss Mary
Link Root brother?
Hi Moo -

Sorry to bother you as I know you are busy, but can you link Stephen Root, born 1700 to Hope and Sarah Wright Root, with his younger brother, Aaron Root, born 1721? Here is documentation in the book Root Genealogical Records 1600-1870:

Can you tell if this is a family plot where Stephen and Aaron's father, Hope Root, and mother, Sarah Wright Root, might also be buried?

Miss Mary
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Added by Miss Mary on Sep 21, 2015 9:52 AM
photos on 3 memorials
My name is Kate and I have been putting together a genealogy for my motherís ancestors. I have interspersed various photographs within the text to accent interesting facts about some ancestors. I plan to publish and print hard copy books for my immediate family and their children. I have included the following photos that you posted and I donít want to use them in my book without your explicit permission. I will include your credit with the photograph and Find A Grave in the citations.

Stephen Cook Memorial# 7103865
Rebeckah Flagg Cooke Memorial# 7103881
John Swann Memorial# 9799231

Last week a friend of mine who works in the printing industry approached me with an offer to print and bind my book at no charge if I allow the printer to use the content in a sample print run of approximately 100 books. They would not be sold but instead would be distributed to demonstrate digital ink jet technology. I would like to accept this offer, however, I cannot do so without gaining your permission to use your posted photographs.

Would you please grant me permission to use your posted photographs, listed above, in my book.

Thank you for your consideration, please respond at your earliest opportunity.


Added by Kate on Sep 19, 2015 5:57 PM
Thomas Stanley
Thank you by much for the memorial transfer, the moo. It is greatly appreciated 👏
Added by Karat57 on Sep 10, 2015 3:34 PM
Kingsley Family
Thank you so much for all the work you have done on the Kingsley and related families of Northampton. May I please use your headstone photos on my blog, I would definitely give you and Find A Grave credit. Thanks for your consideration.
Added by pmm on Aug 31, 2015 11:17 AM
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