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the moo (#46834101)
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Bio Photo I primarily cover cemeteries in Hampshire and Franklin Counties, though I have also done extensive work in and around Boston.

My focus is on pre-1800 stones, Revolutionary War veterans and Civil War veterans. I also snap any Dickinsons I come across, since those Dickinsons seem to be really into this.



I don't mind being contacted with a specific question about one individual, but please don't contact me with open-ended questions about an entire family line. I receive an average of two such emails per week, and since I have a busy work life, I simply do not have the time to type out entire branches of my family tree over and over. Please refer to and/or which is where I got most if not all of the information. I HAVE NOT POSTED AND WILL NEVER POST MY OWN FAMILY'S PERSONAL TREE ON THE INTERNET, SO THERE IS NO MAGIC LINK TO A MASTER FAMILY TREE THAT I CAN PROVIDE.
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Bonnie Kies
Samuel Ayres
Samuel Ayres Memorial# 19044513. Hi Moo its bonnie :) been a while. I would like to know if I may add the Photo of Samuel Ayres to my family tree on (ancestry). As always will credit you for your Photo, Findagrave and the creator of the Memorial. Samuel was my 2nd cousin 8x removed. Thank You and hope all is well with you and yours. Bonnie :)
Added by Bonnie Kies on Jun 30, 2015 6:39 PM
Mary (Ward) Kingsbury gravestone photos
May I have your permission to download the photos of the gravestone & footstone of Mary (Ward) Kingsbury (Memorial# 7104254)?
I would like to upload it into my Ancestry family tree.
Thank you for your consideration.
-Ro Fleury
Added by MissKitty on Jun 29, 2015 1:02 PM
Julie Bennett Coleman
Thank you!
Just wanted to thank you for all of your F.A.G. memorials and wonderful headstone pictures. As someone who lives on the other side of the country, but has many ancestors from Massachusetts, you are a wonderful resource!

Added by Julie Bennett Coleman on Jun 23, 2015 9:04 AM
Richard K. Ross
Requesting Permission

I would like your permission to use, and possibly link to, the photo of the headstone on the memorial of John Preston: 15688587. He is my 6th Great Grandfather on my fathers side. The permission requested is for my personal genealogy and the one I've got on line with and also for close family that are related too. You take great photos that are easy to read. Thanks for your efforts on Find A Grave, it is really appreciated.

Thanks, Richard
Added by Richard K. Ross on Jun 16, 2015 5:18 PM
Patricia J Hawkins
Edward Church's birthdate (#15358255)
Hi, I'm always pleased to see "the moo" on a memorial, I know the information will be accurate, and the photos as readable as possible.

As it happens, the month and day for Edward Church's birth (February 26) come from a fraudulent genealogy perpetrated by Gerard Anjou.

So -- in fact, the only record of Edward's birth date is his gravestone, which gives his age at death; so c. 1628. It's actually one of the few solid (so to speak) things known about this family before they appear in the Hartford records, if not *the* solid thing. (His mother Anne is reported to have been in her 84th year at death; don't know if that came from a stone or a town record though, it's just listed sourceless in the old genealogies. She would likely be buried at Hatfield, should you have any puzzling "Ann Church 1684" stones around.)

I've been busy untangling this mess over at wikitree; see this discussion:

Thanks very much!
Added by Patricia J Hawkins on May 25, 2015 12:00 PM
Your permission is requested to link the tombstone photo in FindaGrave website of Eunice Loveland (my 6th Great Grandmother) to my family tree in
Added by SallyJ on May 25, 2015 10:38 AM
J & J
Re: Lieut Robert Twelves headstone picture (Memorial# 39370035)
You are welcome.

J & J
Added by J & J on May 24, 2015 10:36 PM
J & J
Lieut Robert Twelves headstone picture (Memorial# 39370035)
We are seeking your permission to use your photo of Lieut Robert Twelves headstone(Memorial# 39370035) in the family tree file we have on our computer and someday when we eventually put our family tree on

Thank you for taking the picture of the headstone off our 8th great-grandfather Lieu. Robert Twelves and posting it in

We hope you and your family have a safe and Happy Memorial Day weekend!

J & J
Added by J & J on May 24, 2015 7:09 PM
Kathy Veliz
Huldah Call 28537087
Seeking your permission to use your photo of Huldah Call's headstone on and
Thank you
Kathy (Ferdon) Velz
Added by Kathy Veliz on Apr 17, 2015 9:36 PM
Jim Kimble
Wife of William Tompson and mother of some of his children
I think this note should be part of the Find A Grave entries for #82475840 and 82475908 which would also effect the name of their mother.

NOTE: Until reading the well documented book, "Veazie Genealogy, Some descendants of William Veazie Who Settled at Braintree, Massachusetts in 1640" by Ralph E. Hillman, CG, I had Abigail Collins as the wife of William Tompson. I'm now correcting his wife to Abigail Skellecorne, and the author's well documented sources are shown below

"Veazie Genealogy"
by Ralph E. Hillman, CG

Page 13

"William Veazie (Richard) was born about 1616 in England...He married, probably at Braintree about 1643, Elinor Tompson...the daughter of William Tompson and his wife Abigail Skellecorne. (24) Elinor died 23 April 1711 at Braintree, Massachusetts...

Rev. William Tompson,'Register, 15 (Apr 1861):112-116, which provides a brief genealogy of the first settled minister of Braintree and names his children. Chase does not know Abigail's surname. That her Christian name was Abigail is certain from Braintree records...which gives the death of 'Abigail the wife of Mr. William Tompson' as Feb 1642/3. She is first provided with a surname by Winifred Lovering Holman. 'English Connections of Deacon Edward Collins of Cambridge, Mass.,' Register', 89 (Jan 1935):73-79, which states that Abigail Collins, daughter of John Collins of Bramford, co. Suffolk, married Samuel Bedle and then William Tompson. This statement was later taken up by others, including Weis and Sprague, but Holman later corrected her earlier Collins article in 'The Ancestry of Edward Collins and Bedle-Bowles-Powell Connections in England,' The American Genealogist, 23 (1947):149-153, eliminating the marriage of Abigail to William Thomson. It remained for Ralph J. Coffman and Mary F. Rhinelander to come up with the apparent correct surname when they discovered a document in the handwriting of William Thomson at the John Rylands University Library of Manchester, England in June 1984 which states that he married a Skellecorne: 'The testament of Richard mather and William Thompson: A New Historical and Genealogical Docujment of the Great Migration, 'Register, 140 (Jan 1986):3-16..."
Added by Jim Kimble on Apr 14, 2015 10:54 AM
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