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Sunset (#47745050)
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Bio Photo I love to do genealogical research & photography, so becoming a volunteer photographer here was a natural choice. My own family names include Urquhart, Howland/Tilley, Alden/Mullens, Post, Collins, Whitney, etc.

**For those with Island ancestors or relatives, I recommend: as well as the "Martha's Vineyard Antique Photos" Facebook page, and the M.V. Museum and the M.V. Historical Society** Another one is the "Martha's Vineyard Antique Photos" page on Facebook which posts wonderful photos!

If I create a memorial for your ancestor and you'd like it transferred to you, (and it isn't one of my ancestors) I am generally happy to oblige. However, if I email you extra photos and you upload them to new or existing memorials, please note that I'm the photographer.

I am so grateful to others who have created memorials for my family, taken photos, etc.

P.S. I recommend this online date calculator tool:
If you have the date of death and the yr./mo./days of age, you can easily calculate the birth date.
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History Buff
Chickemmoo Settlement
Do you know of this place? I think it's near Tisbury - many of my family were born and died there . I searched the Masonic Lodge and many of the last names long ago were my family's. Trying to locate the direct line for my son - he will be Master of the Masonic Lodge next year at 23 yrs.
Added by History Buff on Aug 14, 2014 7:44 PM
History Buff
Thank You !!
For your message - that was kind of you - I have not been the MV but hope so in the future. I am working on my Mayflower / Jamestown Colony/ Ancient Planter and Ancient Artillery Applications this fall - I am in the Dar - one Grandfather was from Tisbury in the Sea Coast Defense. That is wonderful you volunteer - I hope to join the MV Historical Society this fall as well. Thank You again - I deeply appreciate your kindness.
Added by History Buff on Aug 14, 2014 3:33 PM
History Buff
History of Martha's Vineyard
Written by Charles Banks its a 3 vol. set - have you seen it - I have the Merry Family of Martha's Vineyard by Banks - I am ordering the 3 vol set from the MV Historical Society this week- some of my family names are Merry, Luce , Weeks, Claghorn, Bartlett, Macy , Coffin , Pease, Pierce, Green,Boynton, Dutton,Nason, Greenleaf, Wood , I have been able to located loads of old stones of our family in Tisbury & Edgartown & a few other towns Tristam Coffin on Nantuckett was my Grandfather. so hope to obtain more info - it would be nice if our families were related.
Added by History Buff on Aug 10, 2014 5:17 PM
Elizabeth H
RE: Patrice I. Duvall
Needham Cemetery is very difficult to get in touch with. I lucked out last Veterans Day and actually found someone in the office who looked up some burials for me. He also let me take photos of the cemetery map, which is somewhat convoluted. I usually just wander the cemetery looking for burials and it may take me a couple of visits to find stones. Since Patrice's was flush to the ground, it was amazing that I found it. If you can provide me your email address, I can send you the jpg with a notation of where the burial is. I can also see it (roughly) on Google Maps ;-)

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Added by Elizabeth H on Aug 01, 2014 2:39 PM
Emma Hart Urquhart #74900485
Hi Sunset-Emma is indeed the wife of William Urquhart, as it says she is his wife on their gravestone in the River view cem in Essex CT. Plus, she is his wife in the 1910 Census, living in Brooklyn NY. Irma
Added by Irma on Jul 25, 2014 8:32 AM
RE: Susan & Letitia Urquhart
Interesting. Trinity and St. Paul's have excellent records (which is how they knew they were there) and all of it is online. The area was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy but no new graves were uncovered that I know of. If nobody knows where they buried in the cemetery, which is quite large, you may want to remove the requests unless new information is found.
Added by DJ999 on Jul 24, 2014 7:31 PM
John B Collins and Hannah Hay[s]
Were they married on May 2,1832 at Portland, ME?

Also, there is an article that appeared in the Springfield Republican (MA) on Wed. Nov. 25, 1857 reporting that a "Capt John B Collins, formerly of the Liverpool merchant service, but of late years a proprietor in the Collins line of steamers, (of which his brother, E. K. Collins, is the chief,) died at New York city on Monday."

Added by OnlyMe on Jul 16, 2014 6:25 PM
Henry & Hannah Colins
Oops...these, obviously, are NOT your ancestor. Sorry.

Added by OnlyMe on Jul 16, 2014 4:34 PM
Henry & Hannah Colins
This Henry Collins was born April 29, 1800 and baptized May 4th that same year at Springfield's First Church. He was the son of Oliver and Lucinda Collins.

Henry married his first wife, Hannah Hall, on April 5,1827 at Springfield, MA. Hannah Hall died on Apr.28,1845 at age 39 years and 2 months. She was buried at Springfield Cemetery on the same day.

Henry married his second wife, Mrs. Harriet R. (Cobb) Brummit, on Feb. 28,1846. Harriet died on Mar. 1,1898 Harriet was buried on Mar. 3,1895.

Henry died at Springfield on Oct. 15,1885 and was buried at Springfield Cemetery on Oct. 18, 1885.

Transcription of the family monument:

[Side 1] COLLINS [at base of stone]
Henry Collins Died Oct. 15, 1885. AE. 85 Yrs. 6 Mos.
Hannah H. His Wife Died Apr. 28, 1845, AE. 39.
[Side 2] David E. Brummit, Died May 10,1844.AE. 28.
Harriet R. Wife of Henry Collins Born July 31,1815, Died Mar. 1, 1895.
Martha A. Their Dau. Died Feb. 27, 1849. AE. 4 Yrs. 8 Mos.
[Side 3] Oliver, Died May 26, 1844, AE. 80.
Eunice, Died Aug. 3, 1793.AE. 29.
Lucinda, Died Apr,1, 1820,AE. 76. Wife of Oliver Collins.
[Side 4] Anganett, Died July 12,1830, AE 3.
Jeannette L, Died Aug. 3,1857, AE 14.
Children of Henry & Hannah H.Collins.

If you would like documents and more information regarding the burials of your ancestors, Henry Collins & family, email me at

They have both a family monument and individual gravestones or markers (although the individual stones may be buried deep in the sod).


Added by OnlyMe on Jul 16, 2014 4:27 PM
Nareen, et al
Prudence Temple Hubbard
I'm sorry, but I can't add Prudence as a wife of Samuel Hubbard unless I have a Find A Grave # for her, but I have added the information to Samuel's bio. Thank for providing the info.
Added by Nareen, et al on Jul 09, 2014 10:38 PM
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