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I have been researching my family tree, taking over the work that my dad started many years ago. My dad, the family patriarch, is the keeper of the family genealogy, old family stories/scandals and ancient family pictures. We've had a good time together talking about family history and sharing our discoveries.
Of course, everything is a never ending project. More grave sites of ancestors to find and record. I also try to pay it forward by creating memorials for other people's loved ones along the way, time permitting.
My direct lineal ancestry goes back to my
11th great grandparents, Edward and Mary Bosworth, who sailed from England to Boston, Massachusetts aboard the "Elizabeth Dorcas" in 1634. From there, I descend from their son Jonathan, then from his son Jonathan Bosworth, Jr., who was married to Hannah Howland, daughter of Mayflower passengers John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley. Then from their son Deacon David Bosworth of Halifax, to his son Nehemiah, his son John, his son Benjamin, and so on.
My grandmother immigrated from County Cavan, Ireland in 1907 and came with her sister through Ellis Island, New York. The rest of their family came soon after, with some moving on to Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
My mother's people were all English, Irish, and Scottish immigrants to New Brunswick, Canada; Upland, Pennsylvania; and Natick, Mass.
Family surnames of interest: Bosworth, Gifford, Woodworth, Potter, Palmer, Wilbor, Wilcox, Dixon, Chadwick, Merrihew, Spooner, Taber, Sampson, Tomson, and Bryant. Also, Gilston, McCracken, Waters, Jackson, and Mahood.
I invite & encourage anyone to leave notes and flowers on the memorials here, if you so choose. Thank you!
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"Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there...I do not sleep. I am the thousand winds that blow... I am the diamond glints on snow... I am the sunlight on ripened grain... I am the gentle Autumn rain. When you waken in the morning's hush, I am the swift uplifting rush Of gentle birds in circling flight... I am the soft star that shines at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry - I am not there... I did not die."
~~Mary Elizabeth Frye
*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•* Dear Ancestor *•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*
"Your tombstone stands among the rest;
neglected and alone
The name and date are chiseled out
on polished, marbled stone
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn
You did not know that I'd exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
in flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
one hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
and come to visit you."
Note: Find-a-Grave Policy ~~
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A.~ Please try to avoid it. In general, we do not encourage adding memorials for individuals who are still living. Please do not add pre-need memorials from (1931-present) to Find A Grave. Memorials for individuals who are alive will be removed when requested...
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|Marilyn Besse Bellagamba||Lathrop Bessey e-mail|
So sorry if I duplicated Lathrop & Malintha's memorial. I could not find him in find-a-grave at Beech Grove, so I called the cemetery & was told they were there. That is why I entered them. They are my 3rd great grandparents. I cannot believe all the work you have done. It is amazing! I am a beginner basically searching family members. I still do not see the other memorial...what am I doing wrong?
|KC||Emilia Andrade Transfer|
Thanks so much for the transfer of Emilia! I appreciate it!
Added by KC on Sep 26, 2014 10:27 AM
|sue petty||RE: john nelson bosworth|
Hello. I am sorry to not be in good contact. My tel no is 441-296-8431. I would love to talk, and am happy to call you, if you feel comfortable giving out your number. I am more than a little 20th century, and get very little time to get
online. I am a painter, and am usually onsite during the day, up on a ladder or something like that. I have found pictures of our g grandfather, and possibly our g g grandmother as well. I will, of course, post them when I get a chance, but my mum is unwell. Please get in touch when you can, if you like. I am usually at home every evening after 4:30pm your time. We are an hour ahead of you. All the best, I look forward to hearing from you again, at your convenience. Su Pet
|Barbara Harackiewicz||Menard photo|
Thank you so much for the photo. Really appreciate your help.
Barbara (Menard) Harackiewicz
|cole||Beech Grove Cemetery|
Thank you for the photo of the Stockwell gravestone.
Added by cole on Sep 19, 2014 4:14 PM
|CopelandFamilyDescendants||Caroline E Taber|
|KC||George Dewey Manchester|
Thanks so much for the photo of my cousin's headstone! I really appreciate it!
Added by KC on Sep 11, 2014 9:33 PM
|Vicky Bergman||Thank You!|
Thank you very much for the photo of the Paul marker.
Added by PupDawg on Aug 26, 2014 8:25 PM
Just curious, why do you feel compelled to post a photo when a perfectly good one is already in place?
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