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Steven Dunn (#47668410)
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Bio Photo I was "made" in Hutchinson, Kansas, but born in Kansas City, Missouri. My parents' families were mostly pioneers who settled in south-central Kansas starting in 1871. They were from somewhat mixed backgrounds, but a good many of them had their roots in colonial America in Massachusetts and Connecticut. I started doing my family tree in October 2011, not really expecting to find much. It's been a fascinating journey, uncovering the lives and origins of my family's roots.

Among my ancestors I've found are 9 Mayflower passengers (Gov. William Bradford, Richard Warren, Francis Cooke, William and Mary Brewster (2x), John Howland, John Tilley his wife Joan Hurst-Tilley and daughter, Elizabeth Tilley-Howland. Also were Gov. Thomas Prence of Plymouth Colony, Edmund Freeman (3x) Asst Gov of Plymouth Colony, Gov. John Webster of Connecticut Colony, Rev. John Davenport, co-founder of New Haven, CT, Stephen Goodyear, Lt Gov of New Haven, Thomas Roberts, founder of Dover Colony of New Hampshire, Gov Thomas Mayhew, founder of Martha's Vineyard, MA, Edmund Hobart, founder of Hingham, MA (3x), John Prescott, founder of Lancaster, MA, Deacon Samuel Chapin of Springfield, MA, George Cleeve, founder of Portland, ME, plus many other early settlers and first proprietors of Hartford and Haddam, CT, plus other towns. Ann Alcock-Foster (2x) died in Salem, MA in 1692 awaiting execution, falsely accused of witchcraft during the witch trials, John and Joan Carrington were executed for witchcraft in Wethersfield, Ct. Some of these New England settlers have traceable ancestry to royalty and nobility in England and other countries.

Find-A-Grave is mostly a place to honor your family, ancestors and friends, but it's also been a big help in confirming and cementing my findings. I think that it should be necessary to have an actual grave or at least proof that an actual grave exists in a particular cemetery in order to be able to post one here, however.

The information and photos Find-A-Grave volunteers provided have been totally invaluable, and I really appreciate what they've done. I have been doing landscape, scenic and historical photography for quite a few years as a hobby, so I decided to chip in and contribute to this site as well. I live in the beautiful and historic state of Virginia in the Fredericksburg area, and have a access to a lot of historic graves and buidlings. My sons, Erik and Kris often accompany me on my outings - it's a great thing for us to do together, and I appreciate the opportunity to get out with them on a "mission".

Feel free to contact me if you'd like to have any photos of the area or if you have any info or corrections for me. I try to respond to photo requests in my area within limits of my work hours, etc. I'd be happy to take photos for anyone, regardless of whether I get credit for it or not. This is a hobby I do to help other people, NOT for competition. My photos are totally shareable with other websites (, etc.), so feel free to use them for any honorable purposes; that's what I take them for. I don't understand why some people post photos here and then don't want to share them with others, including descendants of the deceased. If I'm helping you, I'm happy :). I welcome any correspondence from anyone on findagrave, though it may take a while to get back to you.
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D. Montgomery
Abigail Brooks-Hobart
Hi...Saw your flower tribute to Abigail and note that you are a relative/descendant. I do not find her listed in your memorials? I have questions abt her and the hyphenated surname? You posted this info on memorial of William Brooks #103148837. Thanks very much. D. Montgomery
Added by D. Montgomery on Apr 17, 2015 12:00 PM
Isaac DeWitt's parents are Isaac O. DeWitt 1741-1822 and mother Jerusha Price 1751-1831

The last of the DeWitt line I have at the Moment is Jan DeWitt 1600-1700 or 1701

Best to you,

Added by Barnard/Hinderlider on Jan 11, 2015 7:58 PM
Isaac DeWitt's parents are Isaac O. DeWitt 1741-1822 and mother Jerusha Price 1751-1831

The last of the DeWitt line I have at the Moment is Jan DeWitt 1600-1700 or 1701

Best to you,

Added by Barnard/Hinderlider on Jan 11, 2015 7:55 PM
Edmund Hawes
Steven Dunn,
Hi. I saw your post that Edmund Hawes is your ancestor & thought I would invite you to my facebook group since he is a descendant of the Magna Carta, William The Conqueror, & Charlemagne. We have a private ancestry tree which we are writing a book about that includes Edmund Hawes.
Added by Chuck on Sep 14, 2014 11:17 AM
Bushong Weiss
Bushong Hawkins Cemetery
Thank you so much
Added by Bushong Weiss on Jul 29, 2014 4:44 PM
Marsha Richardson
Yancey Cemetery- Culpepper
Hi,Thanks so much for trying to get the photos for me. Terrible that the owners are not willingly giving access to them. Very possible that all the stones that are there have been photographed, but if that is the case I would like to know.I was told that one owner allowed pigs in the cemetery. Hopefully that is not the case now.
Added by Marsha Richardson on Jul 26, 2014 11:46 AM
Carole Steele
Wm Bradford
I encourage you to join the Mayflower Society. You can if you have documentation to prove you are BLOOD related to Wm Bradford. I've done it. I'm related to TWO original Mayflower pilgrims.
Added by Carole Steele on Jun 22, 2014 3:22 PM
Sandy Hicks Mullins
Left you a long message under Sarah Alcock Kemp
Look forward to hearing back since we share so many ancestors!
Added by Sandy Hicks Mullins on Jun 11, 2014 12:13 AM
Joanne James
Charles E. Quinn
I forgot to add that he was discharged from service in the Civil War because of disability. He was on a steamboat going to New Orleans and some cargo came loose on the deck and
struck him, breaking his ankle. I am told that he walked with a limp for the rest of his life.
Added by Joanne James on May 16, 2014 7:56 AM
Joanne James
Charles E. Quinn
Charles Quinn was married on Nov. 18, 1914 in Hutch to Laura C. Pittman and on Feb, 24, 1921 to Almeda Mueller.
Added by Joanne James on May 16, 2014 7:47 AM
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