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MSB (#46948018)
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Bio Photo Feel free to use any of the images I have taken in your family research (online or otherwise), and don't hesitate to share them with any interested family members. I will happily transfer memorials for those I am not related to or have other special connections to. If you would like a transfer, just make a request through the suggestion/correction link on the individual's memorial page.

I am researching family members with surnames Bowdish/Bowditch, Adams, Phillips, Stiles, Murray, Still, Moore, Breakenridge, Wright, Risley, Smith, Ketchum, Sherwood, Hurd, Bostwick, Schouten, LaDue, Freer, Platt, Lewis, Gates, Griswold, Buell, Phelps, Hoyt, Coggins, Ayers/Ayres, Reynolds, Cummings, Gregory, Rudderow, Middlebrook, Trowbridge, Minor, Avery, Ball, Chesebrough, Stanton, Palmer, Saxton, Madden, Howland, Chipman, Evarts, Cobb, Lathrop, Lanphere, Alden, Mullins, Grinnell, Pabodie, Fastnow, Ruemler, Wiese, Wilson, Strachan, Netro/Itri, Carozza, Scusa, Woodhull, Hungerford, Alexander, Wharton, Intelkofer, McBurney, Gleason, James, Bruner, Gooderl, etc.

I am a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts, Ancient Heraldic & Chivalric Order of Albion, Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Connecticut, Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, General Society Sons of the Revolution, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, General Society Sons of the American Revolution, Order of Indian Wars in the United States, General Society of Colonial Wars, General Society of the War of 1812, Royal Society of St. George, Hereditary Order of the Descendants of Colonial Governors, Order of the Founders and Patriots of America, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Pilgrim John Howland Society, Alden Kindred of America, Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry, National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims, Order of Indiana Pioneers, United Empire Loyalists Association of Canada, Society of Indiana Pioneers, Dutch Settlers Society of Albany, Sons & Daughters of the First Settlers of Newbury Massachusetts, Order of the Descendants of the Founders of Hartford, National Society Descendants of Early Quakers, Society of the Descendants of Colonial Clergy, Dutch Colonial Society, Flagon & Trencher, First Families of Ohio, Hereditary Order Descendants Loyalists & Patriots of the American Revolution, Son of a Witch, Society of the Descendants of Washington's Army at Valley Forge, Descendants of the Founders of New Jersey, Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor, Hereditary Order of the First Families of Massachusetts, Plymouth Hereditary Society, Order of the First Families of Rhode Island & Providence Plantations, Order of the First World War, Sons and Daughters of Colonial & Antebellum Bench & Bar, 1585-1861, Order of the Second World War, Presidential Families of America, Society of Descendants of the Founders of the New Haven Colony, Winthrop Society, National Society Sons and Daughters of Antebellum Planters 1607-1781, Order of the First Families of Maine, Hereditary Order of the Families of Presidents and First Ladies of America, Guild Colonial Artisans and Tradesmen (Master Guilder) 1607-1783, Order of the First Families of Connecticut 1633-1662, Bloodlines of Salem, Order of the First Families of New Hampshire 1622-1680, First Families of the Shenandoah Valley, Order of the First Families of Vermont 1609-1791, Descendants of Sheriffs & Constables of Colonial and Antebellum America, Platt Family Association, Thomas Minor Society, Platt Family Association, Stiles Family of America, Kansas Territorial Certificate, Moore Family Association and the Isaac Cummings Family Association.

I am also interested in visiting/imaging the graves of famous physicians and surgeons.

"No man is an island, entire of itself. Every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were. Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind. And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls for thee."
-John Donne
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Betsy & Mike
RE: Alfred Budd Ruemler
You're very welcome! No, this isn't a relative of mine.
Added by Betsy & Mike on Jun 23, 2015 9:58 AM
Robert Brotherhood
RE: Edit request
I trust that it was written as such, but:
a) Heratn does not make sense;
b) HeratH is common in Indiana;
c) n and h only differ by a small line;
d) most likely mis-read at some stage of all the copying.
No dates, not found in censusses, etc.
No parents. Must be a baby?
Is there a gravestone?

Added by Robert Brotherhood on May 26, 2015 1:48 PM
matt straub
RE: Straubs
Dear MSB,
You've identified important family resting places. Amelia,the mother and my grandmother, died of appendicitis on that lonely Indiana farm. Elizabeth, the infant daughter, died shortly thereafter (I'll research the date mismatch). Emma, the eldest daughter, took over the family and remained a spinster. George, a suicide after his family had grown up, because of these and other circumstances was, in fact, able to be buried in hallowed ground.
Truth will out, even if after a hundred years.
Added by matt straub on May 07, 2015 8:26 AM
matt straub
RE: George Straub
Dear MSB,
Yes, kindly transfer the memorial of George Straub to me, Matt Straub (#48591838). Thank you for your effort.
Added by matt straub on May 07, 2015 6:08 AM
Lee Mann
Gardnertown Cemetery
Hello to MSB,

I'm Lee Mann, and three of my maternal ancestors are buried at the Gardnertown Cemetery... my fifth great-grandfather, Abner Mack, his son, Ebenezer and his wife Betsey. I've been able to pin down the location of the cemetery to three possible locations but would like to be more accurate. As you've taken pictures at the site perhaps you can help me out.

The first location: on Gardnertown Rd near a small road named (I believe) Coreley Rd. co-ordinates 42.593594 -75.100530.

Second location: Close to the intersection of Rt's 11, 15 and Gardnertown Rd (also seems to be called Townline Rd). co-ordinates 42.593715 -75.075619.

Third location: Close to intersection of Gilbert Lake Rd and Gardnertown Rd. co-ordinates 42.600721 -75.117565.

Can you help?
Added by Lee Mann on Apr 18, 2015 4:26 PM
Rhonda Fuller
RE: memorial
Thank you :)
Added by Rhonda Fuller on Apr 08, 2015 6:54 PM
Rhonda Fuller
could you transfer my grandparents memorials to me, please?
#37763078 and #37763096
Thank you,
Rhonda Fuller
Added by Rhonda Fuller on Apr 08, 2015 4:30 PM
Jodi Mattingly
RE: John Platt
Thank you for adding the obit. for John.

I've only begun my research on this branch
of my family.

My line is John and Leah (Johnson)
from New York to Switzerland Co IN
Thomas and Rebecca (White)
from Switzerland Co IN to Tipton Co IN
Levina Platt and Henry Duckworth
stayed in Tipton Co IN
where my family still lives.

I hope to make a trip up to New York and Connecticut sometime to visit the places they came from.

Which is your family line ?
Added by Jodi Mattingly on Mar 06, 2015 8:19 PM
Ann Tompkins and Peter LaDue
Hello MSB. We've come across the family of Peter LaDue, buried in the Rombout Rural Cemetery, Brinckerhoff, Dutchess Co, New York. Several family trees list his wife as Ann (Anne, Anna) Tompkins, possibly born 1723 East Chester and possibly died 1785 Fishkill. Can you furnish any additional information or source? Can you tell us if she is also buried in Rombout Rural Cemetery probably without a marker. Thank you, Raymond Tompkins.
Added by Raymond on Feb 08, 2015 5:29 PM
donna bybee rees
RE: Whartons at Oakwood
Your so welcome. If you anything else let me know
Added by donna bybee rees on Jan 19, 2015 10:14 AM
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