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Donna Hasbrouck (#47491143)
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Note: I cannot accept edits without proof by documentation. If you have an edit to suggest, please email the supporting documents for me to review. Please include the memorial number in any correspondence.

[Author: Della M. Cumming ca 1943.]

My feelings are in each family we are called to find the ancestors.
To put flesh on their bones and make them live again,
To tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve.
To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead,
Breathing life into all who have gone before.

We are the story tellers of the tribe.
We have been called as it were by our genes.
Those who have gone before cry out to us:
Tell our story.
So, we do.
In finding them, we somehow find ourselves.

How many graves have I stood before now and cried?
I have lost count.

How many times have I told the ancestors
you have a wonderful family, you would be proud of us?

How many times have I walked up to a grave
and felt somehow there was love there for me?
I cannot say.

It goes beyond just documenting facts.
It goes to who I am and why I do the things I do?
It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever
to weeds and indifference and saying I can't let this happen.
The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh.

It goes to doing something about it.
It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish.
How they contributed to what we are today.
It goes to respecting their hardships and losses,
their never giving in or giving up.

Their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family.
It goes to deep pride that they fought to make and keep us a Nation.
It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us
That we might be born who we are.
That we might remember them.
So we do.
With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence,
Because we are them and they are us.
So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family.

It is up to that one called in the next generation,
To answer the call and take their place in the long line of family storytellers.
That is why I do my family genealogy,
And that is what calls those young and old to step up and put flesh on the bones.
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RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 17880641
The only contact I have comes from the Guilford town website: Ray Dudley (203) 453-4384
Added by MSB on Jun 24, 2016 4:56 PM
Cheryl Hanson

Thank you so much for letting me know where my 5th Great Grandfather & Grandmother are buried. I have been looking for him and was never able to find a record of where he was buried. I saw you memorial for her. Anyway they are now in their final resting place.

We need to talk soon as we share some relatives. I have been so busy the last few months I haven't been able to work on my family much.

Thank you,
Added by Cheryl Hanson on Jun 22, 2016 5:48 AM
prairie plains
RE: Herkimer County memorials
Looks great! :)
Added by prairie plains on May 08, 2016 6:36 PM
RE: Lucy Dopp Salesman - 147147554
I have posted excerpts from the Utica Daily Press obit. When I enlarged the stone picture 400% it looks like moss is covering the left hand side of the T. Hope that helps.
Added by DBT on May 08, 2016 5:48 PM
Christopher Allyn Mentrum
Emily Augusta Page Skilton 89275610
Hello Donna,
I got the information from the following:
362. Brownell Gould Skilton, who was b. July 26, 1842, at Watertown, Conn., m. December 23, 1873, at New Haven, Conn., Emily Augusta Page, who was b. March 17, 1853, at Guilford, Conn.; dau. Of Eli Fowler Page, b. December 30, 1829, at Branford, Conn., and Phebe Ann (Alling) Page, b. March 16, 1830, at New Haven, Conn., who were m. June 5, 1851. Emily Augusta Page lived until five years of age in Guilford, Conn. Her parents moved to New Haven, where she attended the Webster School and the Misses Edwards well know Seminary. Early in life she became a member of the Church of the Ascension, retaining her membership to the time of her death. Brownell Gould Skilton d. March 3, 1911, at New Haven, Conn. Emily Augusta (Page) Skilton d. March 9, 1911, at New Haven, Conn. Both bur. Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, Conn. (Skilton, John Davis, George Warner Skilton, and Henry Irving Skilton. Doctor Henry Skilton, and His Descendants. New Haven Conn.: Press of S.Z. Field, 1921. Print. p.229-232)

Also I found the obituary for Phebe Ann Alling Page which states the following:

"PAGE - In this city, June 7, Phebe A. Alling, wife of Eli F. Page, aged 68 years. (New Haven Register, New Haven, Conn. Monday, 07 Jun 1897, p. 10)

Christopher Mentrum
Added by Christopher Allyn Mentrum on May 04, 2016 9:35 PM
prairie plains
Herkimer County memorials
Thank you for updating corrections / edits.
Added by prairie plains on May 04, 2016 9:36 AM
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Julia and Sylvester
Hi Donna
Many Thanks for the additional information. I really appreciate it. Sharon
Added by Class of '64 on Mar 21, 2016 1:29 PM
Thanks for linking her parents
Thank you very much for linking Jane Leaming Bradley to her parents: Christopher Leaming (1649 - 1697) and Hester Burnet (1653 - 1714)
Added by Barbara on Mar 18, 2016 5:37 PM
RE: Salisbury Rural Cemetery
Added by Glenn on Mar 04, 2016 8:03 PM
RE: Jane and Abraham Martin - St. Guiles
A pleasure
Best wishes
Added by scibod on Feb 12, 2016 12:42 AM
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