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Peter (#47447008)
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Bio Photo As a teacher and with a BA in history, genealogy became a natural outflow for learning the past. Learning of ancestors being involved with major historical events have made those historical events become more personal and alive. My wife, son, and I live in historical New England and enjoy the ability to visit many of the historical places of our country's beginnings as well as some of the oldest cemeteries. The photo you see is of my grandfather, Goduise Joseph Lagace, in the 1920's.
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Dave Robison
Mary Howard #46550057
Hello Peter,

Nice to "meet" you. Thanks for the updates. I was able to confirm her date of birth from the age on the Death Register. Also, it seems that you're indicating that her mother's maiden name is "Sackett?" I used that in her bio but if it's incorrect, let me know.

Dave Robison
Added by Dave Robison on Aug 19, 2016 7:55 AM
Sandra Lennox
RE: Howard Transfers
You are welcome.
Plymouth "Burial Record Search" has several
"Howards" that do not have memorials on
Find A Grave. If you are interested here is
the list (all with surname Howard):
All at Vine Hills Cemetery
1) Barbara: int. 4-11-1946 Plot 40 1/2
2) Belle: int. 1884 Plot 69 1/2
3) Charles C.: int. 1893 Plot 69 1/2
4) Chauncey M.: int. 12-23-1891 Plot 539
5) Cynthia T.: int. 11-1-1928 Plot 808
6) Daniel D.: int. 1903 Plot 69 1/2
7) Daniel L: int. 1896 Plot 69 1/2
8) Edith B.: int. 2-10-1948 Plot 594
9) Edna: int. 7-26-1967
10) Elizabeth: int. 9-22-1918 Plot 69 1/2
11) Elizabeth Douglass: int. 5-5-1935 Plot 740
12) Everard F.: int. 7-28-1941 Plot 594
13) Frank: int. 7-5-1932 Plot Poor
(Note on Frank: Plymouth Annual Report has
age at death 82y. from Cardio Renal Disease,
no parents are listed for Frank.
Date of death on the Annual Report is
July 2, 1932 in Plymouth.)
14) George F.: int. 8-31-1943 Plot 40 1/2
15) Glenn: int. 5-30-1998 Plot 594
16) Lucy J.: int. 3-22-1924 Plot 539
17) Maltiah E.: int. 11-24-1924 Plot 594
18) Will: int. 1895 Plot 46

At Manomet Cemetery, Plymouth, MA:
1) Dorothy: int. 4-11-1981 Plot 426
2) Jean: int. 10-23-1980 Plot 426

I have found the interred date on the burial
record search many times to actually be the date of death. Also, I have found gravestones in
Plymouth cemeteries that are not documented
on the burial record search.

Hope this helps with your research.
Have a good day,
Added by Sandra Lennox on Aug 07, 2016 5:39 AM
Sandra Lennox
Howard Transfers
Hi Peter:
All set the transfers have been done. I know
that are in an excellent place with their
Good luck with your family research.
Added by Sandra Lennox on Aug 06, 2016 7:59 PM
Linda Doughty
Silas May
Hello Peter,
I am Silas May's great, great granddaughter. Would you please email me at and in the subject line enter "Silas May". I would like to talk with you about his memorial entries that you added.

Thank you,
Added by Linda Doughty on Aug 06, 2016 2:24 AM
Sandra Lennox
RE: Robert Howard
Hi Peter,
Sorry but I don't go to the Brockton cemeteries.
I usually stay in Plymouth.
I have 5 "Howard" memorials:
1) Eleanor (Cobb) Howard 1750-1826
2) Eunice Howard 1788 - 1791
3) Capt. James Howard 1777 - 1818
4) James H. Howard 1807 - 1832
5) Capt. John Howard 1748 - 1788

All are at Burial Hill.

If you would like I will transfer them to you.
(Eunice was actually transferred to me along
with many other memorials from Burial Hill.)

Have a good night,
Added by Sandra Lennox on Aug 05, 2016 6:44 PM
Sandra Lennox
RE: Capt James Howard
Would you like my Howard memorials transferred
to you? If so let me know, it will not be a
Take Care,
Added by Sandra Lennox on Aug 04, 2016 5:46 PM
Sandra Lennox
RE: Capt James Howard
I am very impressed that you figured out the
3 gravestones for the same person. Sorry but
I had to laugh when I read it!
I do appreciate your bringing the Capt. Howard
problem to my attention. I am glad that it is
almost straightened out.
I will be spending a day off from work up at
Burial Hill. The Howard photos need to be re-
taken along with many others.
It seems that when Find A Grave sold to Ancestry
all the photos that were on the memorials at
Burial Hill lost detail. Not just mine but
also my friend Caryn's. I have already replaced
some of the photos.
I want you to know that it has been great working
with you. If you ever need anything in the Plymouth, MA area just let me know, if I can help
you out I will.
Take Care,
Added by Sandra Lennox on Aug 03, 2016 7:34 PM
Sandra Lennox
RE: Capt James Howard
Hi Peter:
Yes, what a tangled mess!
A lot has been cleared up.
Mayflower Pilgrim the manager of two
of the children (1) John W. Howard and
(2) Ellen (Howard) Congdon has changed the
link of the two children from Oak Grove Cemetery to the memorial at
Burial Hill. Now all three children are on
Capt. James Howard's memorial at Burial Hill.
I have hyperlinked my memorial of Capt. James
Howard to his memorial at Oak Grove Cemetery.
Now the problem with his wife. I have asked
Joan Ellis Pulis the manager of the Oak Grove
memorials (Capt. Howard & wife Hannah) for
management of the memorials. I do not know if
she will give them to me. If not I will ask her
to change Hannah's link from the Oak Grove memorial of her husband to the memorial at
Burial Hill. Then all the links will be on
the Burial Hill memorial.
Ideally if given management of the Oak Grove memorials, I would like to add a hyperlink to
Capt. Howard's memorial so you can
toggle back and forth between the memorials and
I would add "see Burial Hill memorial for family
I will go through the memorials of Capt.
Howard and wife Hannah & their children again
later after I return from work.
Peter, it is not unusual for there to be two
gravestones for the same person in two different
cemeteries, at least in this town!
I have found a family plot at Chiltonville Cemetery with many members of the same family
buried together with indication on the gravestone
that one is buried at Burial Hill. That is not
the only one I have found. Some indicate that the
actual burial is elsewhere, others not.
My latest memorial on two gravestones is:
Judge Charles Henry Warren #157054940. The
only reason that I knew he was actually buried
at Burial Hill was because it was indicated on
the cenotaph at Vine Hills.
I will keep you updated on the Howard memorials.
Have a good day,
Added by Sandra Lennox on Aug 03, 2016 4:25 AM
Sandra Lennox
RE: Capt. James Howard
I did not state that the GPR indicated that
a burial was found at the Capt. James Howard
plot at Burial Hill, just that GPR was pre-
formed at Burial Hill.
Capt. Howard is not the only one at Burial Hill
to have another stone at Oak Grove. It is my
understanding from the cemetery dept. that
Burial records were not kept from Burial Hill
until the 1920's. I have quite often gone to the
cemetery dept. to speak to Diane McGuire.
We do not know if Capt. Howard was reinterred at Oak Grove which is a possibility, or perhaps his name was just added to his wife's gravestone to
indicate relationship.
Peter I do not want to get into a great debate
about Capt. James Howard with you. Nobody knows
exactly what is what, just that there are two
headstones in different cemeteries. I will hyper-
link my memorial to Capt. Howard's memorial at
Oak Grove.
Take Care,
Added by Sandra Lennox on Aug 02, 2016 3:44 AM
Sandra Lennox
Capt. James Howard
Hi Peter:
Sorry my edit message got cut off and I did not
finish explaining.
First of all it is not unusual for there to be
two markers in different cemeteries for the
same person. I have seen this many times between
Burial Hill and Oak Grove Cemeteries. When I find
this circumstance I hyperlink the two memorials,
one memorial having the family member links.
I do not see any sense in linking Capt. Howard
to his wife again, he is already linked through
his Oak Grove Memorial which I will hyperlink
my memorial to. Also, the town of Plymouth does
NOT indicate which cemetery he is buried in.
The records simply show a interment date of
6-15-1818 in both cemeteries. They do not indicate
which cemetery he is buried in.
You cannot speculate because you do not know.
Please remove your theory on the two stones from
my memorial. I will simply indicate on my memorial that there is also a stone at Oak Grove.
FYI - GPR has been performed on Burial Hill, and
it can indicate burials that are two hundred
years old.
Thank You,
Added by Sandra Lennox on Aug 01, 2016 6:53 PM
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