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Norma (#47222089)
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RE: Old Mt.Ida Cemetery
Regarding Oakwood, they might have a record with dates for Nathaniel that would clarify which one he is. The FHL reel sounds like it's of the Troy Burial Records; if it said Old Mount Ida, that's somewhat ambiguous. Old Mount Ida was a burying ground at the foot of Cypress St; Mount Ida on Pawling Avenue over time became referred to as Old Mount Ida even though that's not its official name.

John Converse at "Old" Mount Ida on Pawling incidentally would seem to be a reinterment because he died in 1831 and the Pawling Ave cemetery wasn't purchased until January 1832 and wasn't surveyed and apparently not laid out until October 1832.
Added by tofftroy on Apr 27, 2015 7:58 AM
RE: Old Mt.Ida Cemetery
I had not noticed another Converse stone near John Converse's monument. His inscription is so worn, I wouldn't exclude the possibility that one of the seemingly blank sides had an inscription for other family members. There's also a lot of buried headstones in the cemetery.

Are you sure your Nathaniel Converse is buried in Oakwood cemetery? It wasn't established until 1848 so if he's there he'd have to be a reinterment from somewhere else. Are you sure Abigail Lawrence Converse is buried in Old Mt. Ida Cemetery? The DAR in their 1923 survey don't seem to have recorded a stone for her
Added by tofftroy on Apr 26, 2015 7:58 PM
Jan Franco
RE: Elizabeth Haynes Lawrence memorial
Glad you figured it out. I'm not related although I have Converse ancestors. I just added the gate shot for Wales #1, which goes automatically to all the entries in that cemetery.
Added by Jan Franco on Sep 01, 2014 5:51 AM
A Family Who Loves Genealogy
Hello there Norma!
Yes indeed...I do plan on linking all of the children together to her. I do find that info is nice to have for folks who trying to figure out where all of the family is buried.

Did I send you the part I typed out with all of the other children. Am working on that entire family from the Budke Collection.

Will work on that cemetery using Budke's transcriptions as I go along.

Only wish they were online. Crazy to have that collection downtown New York City in the Rare Books collection.

I do want to eventually get all that he has online...but as I go I verify to see if the transcriptions make sense. Have found several errors.

Do hope this finds you doing well!
Added by A Family Who Loves Geneal... on Jul 10, 2014 8:27 PM
Samuel King 1667 - 1713
I was at Old Town Cemetery today, and did not see this grave. A number of the markers have been obscured by weather (or lost). If you can obtain a map or location from the cemetery, I would be happy to go back and photograph whatever is there.
Added by Myosotis on Apr 19, 2014 1:11 PM
Rich H.
RE: Van Buskirk/Van Boskerk memorials
My pleasure.
Added by Rich H. on Aug 03, 2013 9:06 PM
RE: Rachel Banta Van Buskirk gravestone photo
Ah, that is good news! :)

I'm always happy when I find a grave with a photo request.

Take care,
Added by ValerieB453 on Aug 03, 2013 8:09 PM
RE: rachel banta van buskirk photo
Hi Norma,

I'm not sure if there is a duplication in profiles or if I did not take the right photo.

The photo I have matches this pre-existing profile,

The date of death matches but I don't believe there is any mention of Banta on this headstone.

If this is a duplication, I would recommend contacting Richard H. and see if he would either transfer the profile to you or include your information on the existing profile. (He is active and responds promptly.)

If this is not the correct photo, I did take other photos today that I am still editing and adding to the site. There were several headstones that are no longer readable at this location.

Kind regards,
Added by ValerieB453 on Aug 03, 2013 7:26 PM
Greg Volk
RE: Van Buskirk burials
OK, thanks. I'll be patient. By the way, I descend through Elizabeth (Boggs) Besley. Is this your line also? Thanks, cousin.
Added by Greg Volk on Jul 06, 2013 12:29 PM
Greg Volk
RE: Vsn Buskirk memorials
OK, thanks. However, the parental links do not depend on whether the parents' grave locations are accurate. That's a separate issue.
Added by Greg Volk on Jul 06, 2013 1:24 AM
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