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|Cyndy Munday||John & Mary Butterfield|
Thank you so very much for your pictures of these relatives! I was so happy to find you have added these pictures. Bless you and thanks again so very much.
|John Rodriguez||RE: Dewhurst Family|
I am investigating these questions on behalf of Barbara Dewhurst Harty. She is a granddaughter of Joseph W. Dewhurst. As far as I know, she and her sister are his only surviving grandchildren. I've been helping her with the online searching.
Last weekend Barbara and I visited William and Hannah's grave in Rindge which were able to locate from your post so thanks for that. There is a plaque on the grave which unfortunately is no longer legible. I was interested that there is a flag and medallion of the Women's relief corps although as far as I know he wasn't a veteran.
Barbara's father is Rudolph Dewhurst. It seems interesting that his name and that of his brother Joseph Conrad seem to be linked somehow to Conrad Rodolphus Converse who would have been Joseph's brother-in-law.
How are you related to William and Hannah? If you are interested in the descendants of Joseph W. I can supply you with such information as I have.
|John Rodriguez||William Dewhurst|
I am interested in information on William Dewhurst and Hannah Davenport Dewhurst. Particularly, is Joseph W. Dewhurst (1849-1907) (of Stoneham, MA) their son?
Josephs sons were Dwight Davenport, Rudolf and Joseph Conrad.
Do you know anything about the ancestors of William and Hannah?
|Julianne Fletcher||Fletcher Morton Abbott|
Thanks so much for finding my 'friend' Fletch's headstone. Although I am very much 'into' genealogy, this is not an ancestor of mine. For reasons which escape me :-) I have become 'fond' of the Abbott family in general and Fletcher in particular.
It began this way: I was on ebay, looking for a birthday gift for my young nephew. Our surname is Fletcher and he loves things with his name on them, so I typed 'Fletcher' into the ebay search window. The first item to appear was a lovely jewelry box, made by Fletcher Morton Abbott, for his niece.
When I read the description, I knew at once which were the Fletchers in question. There is a large family of Fletchers, which originated in Westford, NY. At one point (before DNA testing was available) we thought those Fletcher's might have been ours, so I knew a little about them.
I'm also a retired American History teacher. When I googled Fletcher and began to read about his (and his brothers') Civil War service, I remembered that Robert Gould Shaw (commander of the first MA black regiment - made famous by the movie "Glory") had served in the same unit.
Before long, I was knee deep - researching ancestors who were not my own! I can't tell you what a fascinating family they were. Fletcher's father was a student of Ralph Waldo Emerson's. His brother's best friend was Oliver Wendell Holmes. The Abbotts had three sons who served. The letters written by one of them have been compiled into a fascinating book.
As you might guess - I bought the jewelry box. Why? I felt sorry for poor 'Fletch' (as he was called) because this lovely handmade box on which he must have spent endless hours (he was a doctor by profession, not a woodworker) had ended up ignominiously collecting dust in some antique store in Pennsylvania.
Though I love it, I don't plan to keep the box. I am determined to find a descendant of this family who would treasure it, as my Fletchers treasure our hand made heirlooms.
Feel free to help me in my quest. :-) If you know anyone in your area named Abbott or Fletcher or Livermore, they may well be descendants. Feel free to send them my way.
Again - thanks so much. I am as pleased as I would be if you had located one of my own ancestors. I can't thank you enough.
Julianne Fletcher (Saugatuck, Michigan)
P.S. By the way, I did find a gift for my own nephew - a model of the U.S.S. Fletcher - a ship which was named after one of our Fletchers. :-)
|Mayflower Pilgrim 332||Lewis & Kardell Sites|
Thanks so much for beautiful photos on the above sites. I appreciate your time in visiting and photographing their gravesite. Richard.