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Julie Nathanson (#46867640)
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Bio Photo Photo: Standing behind our family Patriot - Thomas Durfee, Esq. with my daughter and "cemetery buddy" Tara.

Findagrave is such a valuable tool and helped me while researching for my DAR application. I had no idea where my Patriot, Thomas Durfee was buried until someone posted a photo on findagrave. We just HAD to go visit the site for ourselves!

I am willing to do photo requests anywhere in Rhode Island.
I initially began taking photos of ancestors, but have enjoyed adding others as well to this website.
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Valley Gal
RE: John Gearnsey - #67806119
Julie, I knew you were not a relative; I just wanted your opinion on my logic and documentation. I find it always helps to have an outside view of one's reasoning - :)

Yes, it is okay to post my sources and name and thank you for asking. You might also mention that this John Garnsey/Guernsey is my 7th Grt. Grandfather. I, and my cousin Dallas McColley, have done a lot of research on this line & those it involves.

Regarding the spelling of his name; there seems to be a number of variations - Garnsey, Gearnsey, Guernsey,Garnsy,& others - probably depending on who was writing it down and what they thought they heard. Sometimes you will find two different spellings in the same document referring to each other.

Thanks for all your input - I hope, together, we have helped others with this line. (There are 4 John Garnsey/2 with wives named Elizabeth in this line) Lanita
Added by Valley Gal on Jul 09, 2014 4:26 PM
Valley Gal
RE: John Gearnsey - #67806119
Hi, Julie - Thanks for getting back to me so quickly; I appreciate it.

In "Book A, records of the town of Swansea: 1662 to 1705 index Part II Births - G" it says -

Garnsey, John, of John and Elizabeth, June 16, 1696.

In "The Garnsey-Guernsey Genealogy" it shows John Garnsey, son of John and Elizabeth (_________) b. 16 June 1696 at Swansea, Bristol Co. Mass.; died 30 Jan. 1789 in 93rd year)

Also, in "Lineages of Members of the Nat'l Soc. of Sons & Daughters of the Pilgrims" is shows John Garnsey (June 16, 1696 - Jan. 30 1789) m: June 6, 1717 Elizabeth Titus (May 5, 1691 - Apr. 20, 1752). I know this group requires documentation just like DAR & Colonial Dames.

I think I have another record around here some where in my papers with the same dates.

Obviously, I think your date of Jan. 27 is correct versus the 30th, which I think probably came from a book.

If you do a straight subtraction of June 16, 1696 from Jan. 27, 1789 you get an age of 7 mos., 11 days, and 92 years.

How does all this look to you? Lanita

Added by Valley Gal on Jul 09, 2014 1:58 PM
Valley Gal
John Gearnsey - #67806119
I, too, am doing research on a number of ancestors for DAR and Colonial Dames of the XVII Century and very much appreciate what many of you have done in taking pictures of tombstones! It means so much to find these wonderful records and be able to "touch" them - even if it's only on a screen!

However, on the above individual, if he died in 1789 and was 93, wouldn't he have been born in 1696? (rather than 1697) I have found a record of a John Garnsey with a birthdate of 16 June 1696 and believe this is the same person. What do you think? I don't mean to be "picky", just want to be sure I have the right person.

Thanks so much for your input & help -

Added by Valley Gal on Jul 09, 2014 3:18 AM
Lou Burns
Julie thank-you for the picture of Dr. Harris Fiske headstone. Much Appreciated.
Added by Lou Burns on Jul 08, 2014 2:27 PM
THANKS for your time and effort, is it ok to use your pic on my family tree pls>?
Added by YVONNE BILGIN on Jul 06, 2014 3:59 AM
Marcy Smith
Thank you for the photos!
:) Renae
Added by naekat70 on Jul 03, 2014 3:55 PM
Kevin Rankin
Hannah Finney Photo
Thank you so much for the photo of my ancestress's stone. The associated photo request was getting pretty old, so it's even more satisfying now to have it fulfilled!
Added by Kevin Rankin on Jul 02, 2014 11:49 PM
Ian Macaulay
thank you for the photo
I almost missed thanking you, We were just told that my niece had her baby 4 days earlier than expected so we of course had to stop whatever we were doing and chit chat a bit. Canada day vs Fourth July......Yay Canada:-)

Anywho Thank you very much for Mary Jane Sparks photo. It really is appreciated.

Ian Macaulay
Added by Ian Macaulay on Jul 01, 2014 7:44 PM
RE: Joseph Taylor
I would appreciate if you could add the photo of the Medal of Honor marker. I have sent a message to the owner of this posting about updating the information.
Added by Woolsox on Jun 26, 2014 6:34 AM
Ann Day
Billings Throop
Thank you so much for getting the photo of the Billings Throop tombstone! You are very much appreciated! Have a wonderful summer!
Added by Ann Day on Jun 25, 2014 7:03 PM
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