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Don DeWitt (#47056960)
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Bio Photo I have been a genealogist (nonprofessional) for 30+ years. I have been tracing my families from MA, VA and PA to WV on to MO.
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dd
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 146300307
In roughly 200 years a lot of burials have disappeared, and a lot of church and town records lost or destroyed through fire, flood and church mice. At first I thought findagrave was rather silly, but now it is beginning to seem that if one can maintain a bit of family privacy, it actually serves a useful documentary niche.
Added by dd on May 24, 2015 11:10 AM
dd
Find A Grave Memorial# 146300307
Hi Don,

Just a note to say that Albany Rural Cemetery checked every list and card, for Susan Linn DeWitt and Susan Linn, and found no Susan at all. They are a very careful organization, so she isn't there.

Best wishes,
Dorothy Dreher
Added by dd on May 19, 2015 2:25 PM
dd
RE: Findagrave Memorial #5788534
It gets very interesting.

Susan Linn married Simeon DeWitt and became Susan (Linn) Dewitt. Their daughter Susan Linn DeWitt married Levi Hubbell and became Susan Linn (DeWitt) Hubbell. Ancestry.com is sometimes wrong. The date of Susan Linn (DeWitt) Hubbell's death is from the Hubbell genealogy and from her obituary in a Milwaukee newspaper of the day.

I would bet just about anything that her mother, Susan (Linn) DeWitt is no longer buried in Ithaca. In that Ithaca cemetery, according to the city hall records, there are three grave spaces. One is now occupied by Mary Linn DeWitt, who never married, and passed away in 1871. Her mother and father were moved to that damp vault under the church, and then her father Simeon was moved on to Albany Rural.

So either Susan stayed in that vault until it or she was gone, or she was moved later to that part of Albany Rural which was reserved for Dutch Reformed people, or she is actually buried with her husband and father, and her husband's second wife, but proper cemetery records were not kept.

That is what happened to her daughter Susan Hubbell. The cemetery, Forest Home, lost the records of her burial, and later found them, because I made an inquiry about her whereabouts. When her family (my cousins and me) found out what happened, we chipped in for a grave marker so she would never be lost again...

If I ever find where Simeon DeWitt's third wife is buried, I will let you know.

Findagrave is a sort of genealogy jungle, but it may have its uses, sorting entries by cemetery.

Best wishes,
Dorothy
Added by dd on May 12, 2015 2:58 PM
dd
Findagrave Memorial #5788534
Hi Don,

This is complicated.

I am writing to mention that I just added Simeon DeWitt's third wife Susan Linn DeWitt to your page, and then added some of her ancestors both by creating memorials and linking onto others. In the process, I noticed that a volunteer had added a grandson to Simeon and his second wife Jane Varick as his parents. I wrote the volunteer, but no response. Maybe we don't care, but maybe we do.

I am looking for Susan Linn DeWitt's burial place. She isn't in Ithaca - only their daughter Mary Linn DeWitt is in the family plot. I have a small map of the burials in Albany Rural Cemetery, which the cemetery sent me a few years ago. Simeon DeWitt, his father-in-law Rev. William Linn and Jane Varick are the only burials listed. I wrote Albany Rural Cemetery yesterday.

Findagrave.com has become a reference for reference librarians. I called the Tompkins County Public Library yesterday, to double check the Ithaca City Cemetery listings for Susan. This librarian started to answer my request by reading my own findagrave listing back to me over the phone...

Best wishes,
Dorothy Dreher
Added by dd on May 12, 2015 10:31 AM
Mike Losey
RE: Woodworth photo
NO WOODWORTH FOUR GRAVES UP,DOWN,LEFT OR RIGHT
Added by Mike Losey on May 01, 2015 5:52 PM
David J. Schryver
RE: Witt photo
Glad to help. As I was finishing up, I discovered the request for Fanny's stone so it has already been added!
Added by David J. Schryver on Apr 29, 2015 7:34 AM
W. Warder
RE: Photo request for Park DeWitt # 126773438
I did find a news article on GenealogyBank about the accident that killed him. I assumed that you already had the information because of the bio that you wrote, but I'd be glad to email you the PDF if you would like.

No burial information included in the article, unfortunately.
Added by W. Warder on Apr 24, 2015 10:51 AM
W. Warder
Photo request for Park DeWitt # 126773438
Hi,

I just got off the phone with Arlington National Cemetery - as they are the administrators and records keepers for the US Soldiers' Home.

Unfortunately, They had no record of Park DeWitt's burial in the US Soldiers' Home Cemetery.

She also check the records for Arlington National Cemetery and there was no record of him being interred there either.

You can search nationwide for veteran's gravesites here: http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/index.html

Although, I was not able to locate a site for Mr. DeWitt.

You can only get information about burials in Arlington National and the US Soldiers' Home over the phone. The number is 877-907-8585 if you want to give them a second call and see if another staff member might find him with a search.

I am going to mark the photo page with the above information.

If you do get confirmation that he is buried there please let me know the section and lot. If not would you kindly consider removing the photo request?

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

Wendy
Added by W. Warder on Apr 24, 2015 10:40 AM
Tom Denardo
RE: Lear photo
the vivian i found is not the vivien, husband to lex lear, already listed in floral hills.
Added by Tom Denardo on Apr 14, 2015 8:22 AM
Tom Denardo
RE: Lear photo
floral hills
I found a vivian lear here, and she is not listed. if you want her photo, add record then request.
Added by Tom Denardo on Apr 14, 2015 8:20 AM
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