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Amy Levesque (#47156425)
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Bio Photo Please DO NOT send a request for me to link a memorial to yours if your memorial is "burial unknown".

I have been doing gene research for about five years and have an extensive tree on Ancestry.com. My kin come mainly from the Northeast, Canada, Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. I am a Maker, a Parker, a Harvey, a Heath and a Kemp. I have extensive roots in Cutler, ME and Merrimack, NH.

I love wandering old places and especially graveyards. One's name may never been written previously or since, one's life never recorded other than the engraving on the stone.

"To gather up the records of the past and present, and faithfully transmit them to the future, is a duty which one generation owes to another." - The Rev Ira C Tyson, Bedford, NH 1885

Many of the memorials I have created are for family members, but once I get to a graveyard I photograph many stones and add them here as well. I am thorough and link memorials when the data is on the stone or if I have uncovered it in my personal research. I do not see these memorials as my property and will gladly transfer non-relatives to anyone with more info, a relationship, or more care. I will gladly and quickly make changes/additions/link relations upon request also.

Please feel free to use my pics without request as you wish. I took them for you! My camera takes awesome pics that I need to shrink in order to upload them to findagrave; if you would like a copy of the better pic emailed to you please ask - it really tickles me to find a pic someone has been looking for.

Many other contributors are playing a numbers game and I think they have lost sight of the purpose: documentation. If you are too busy to make requested changes in order to properly document one's LIFE, if you enter the bare minimum of info when more data is readily available, if it is all about entering one more name, please be gracious when one asks for a transferal of the memorial. Nobody is going to list how many memorials you created on YOUR memorial! 100 thorough, family-linked memorials are better than 126,000 half-assed name listings with death date years - but only in my opinion.

Some folks on FAG are re-creating their family tree here which is JUST SUPER if they know where they are all buried. The problem is that they often add memorials without burial information in order to be able to link other memorials together. I take photos to document a grave, and I search the same cemetery on FAG for the name before creating a new memorial. I do NOT search all of FAG because I know darn well where they are buried - so If I duplicate a memorial that one of you idiots list as "no cemetery" then forgive me for not considering my memorial a duplicate.

That being said, there are many contributors here that truly care that these memorials matter. They spend hours in graveyards and on their computers to ensure that these folks are not forgotten. In their profiles there is no mention of the website rules. All they ask is that we care. I do.

Amy Maker Levesque
Merrimack, NH
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J. McGean
Margaret Winnek Estey
Please correct her birth date to December 3, 1815. Also, Margaret was born in Lebanon, NH not New York. Her parents were John and Betsey Winnek. Thank you.
Added by J. McGean on Feb 25, 2015 12:43 PM
Janet Chambers Worley
Abbott infant 2
Amy,

Thanks for the transfer! I have the child's name and dates.

Your friend,

Janet
Added by Janet Chambers Worley on Feb 24, 2015 2:54 PM
Janet Chambers Worley
Abbott infant 1
Amy,

Thanks so much for the transfer! I have found the child's name and dates.

Your friend,

Janet
Added by Janet Chambers Worley on Feb 24, 2015 2:53 PM
Debra Ann
Heath.
Thinking I saw the name Heath listed on your account, with ancestors from the Maine area. Lorania (Heath) Hallowell is one of my ancestors buried in Shepherd Cemetery- Jefferson, Maine-Memorial# 68495907, if you would like to take a look.
Debra Ann (account#48495444)
Added by Debra Ann on Feb 02, 2015 4:21 PM
Jean Franke
Memorial# 107517260
Hi Amy,

Not to worry, I am trying to fill out lives and link to other family members, not create records.

My stepfather Bernard Queneau wrote a book about his mother Abbie Jean Blaisdell, granddaughter of the Benjamin on this record, and daughter of Henry Edwin Blaisdell.

Bernie listed Benjamin's as born in Goffstown, NH in 1806 and Henry Edwin born in Goffstown in 1844.

He has Benjamin's father as Henry Blaisell, JR. b 1740 in Amesbury, Mass. But I did not get lucky enough to find records for him or the next 3 generations, which are:

Henry Blaisdell b 1719 in Amesbury, Mass.
John Blaisdell b 1686 in Amesbury, Mass.
Henry Blaisdell b 1663 in Amesbury, Mass.

The next generation does have a record:
Henry Bleasdale b 1632 in England and it mentions the father of this man as

Ralfe Bleasdale of Lancashire, England, landed at Pemaquid Point, Maine, Aug 15, 1635.

I also contacted the person maintaining Henry from 1632.

Bernie goes on to add on another page that his cousin Grace3 W. Blaisdell compiled this information.

The Blaisdells had a farm near Goffstown, NH.

Later my stepfather wrote more about
Benjamin Foster Blaisdell. He was the son of Henry Jr. and Sally Foster Blaisdell and was born 2 Apr 1806 in Goffstown, NH

Benjamin married Clarissa J. Kimball of Goffstown, NH. She was born Sept. 27, 1811 and died May 27,1903.

The only child Bernie recorded was Henry Edwin Blaisdell born in New Boston, NH on July 16, 1844.

Benjamin Blaisdell moved to New Boston soon after his marriage and resided there until about 1846 when he returned to Goffstown village and purchased the Dr. Gove residence at the corner of East Union and south Mast Streets.

He was the owner of a grist and sawmill on the Piscataquog River east of the village. He was Captain of the Militia company, held high town offices, became Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, and was representative to the Legislature.

He died June 29, 1885 in Goffstown, NH.

Added by Jean Franke on Jan 08, 2015 7:53 PM
Patrick
Mary Melvin / Melven headstone photo
Hi Amy,

You have a headstone photo on Find A Grave Memorial# 100931989 for Mary Melven. This memorial is actually a duplicate of Find A Grave Memorial# 24062590 for Mary Melvin (with an I instead of an E). I am trying to work with the manager of that original memorial to update the last name to Melven to match the stone and get the duplicate removed. In the meantime, could you reupload your very well done photo of her headstone to the original memorial so it isn't lost if the duplicate manager does indeed delete the duplicate?

Thanks,
Patrick
Added by Patrick on Jan 06, 2015 3:12 PM
Scott Leonard
Edgerly
Can't wait to see the photos. Thanks for the assist. It takes teamwork here, and I'm even more encouraged now to press on with Tuftonboro.
Added by Scott Leonard on Jan 01, 2015 2:06 PM
C. Krueger
Agatha (Hammond) Gardner No. 113638163
I am so happy to find you have created a Memorial page and entered where she is buried with a picture of her gravestone. I never would have found her. I have a primary record of her birth. Found in Vital Records of Scituate Massachusetts To The Year 1850 Vol. 1 Births. This record has another alternate spelling of her given name. This record of her birth spells her name "Eagatha" d. Joseph and Thankful, Aug. 15, 1764. {Agatha Hamon is how her name is entered for her baptism record.) Both records on page 168 of the above named book. Most Sincerely - Carolyn
Added by C. Krueger on Dec 19, 2014 8:24 AM
cw-sawyers
RE: Symmes Sawyer
There are two stones, [the other in Woodstock - Find A Grave 37579732], for Symmes Sawyer.
'Sawyer Families of New England' says he d. "24 Dec. 1845 Woodstock, NH" and adds "He bur. in Dunbarton".
There is no doubt that Dr. Symmes mar. Ruth Page b. 1770; d. in Dunbarton 1804 [which fits the Ruth Page stone - age 34].
(Hist of Plymouth and Hist of Dunbarton both mention Symmes and Ruth).
The Dunbarton stone seems to have been cut at one time, although the deaths are 41 years apart.
(Possible, of course, that another "S Sawyer" married another Ruth Page who was b. and d. same years.)
The Hist of Dunbarton pg 189 has a short biography of Judge Jeremiah Page
Added by cw-sawyers on Dec 13, 2014 9:20 PM
Barry Gates
William & Electa Hopkins, Rock. Co. NH
Hi Amy. I have no connection to either Bill (110285589 / 54021783) or Electa. I will gladly transfer them to someone who does. Do you want in? By the way, Bill G. is (apparently) my Gates 8C1R.
Added by Barry Gates on Nov 30, 2014 8:35 PM
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