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Grace (Cronin) Schmitt (#47044232)
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Bio Photo My maternal grandfather bequeathed me his family book in 1968, and ancestor hunting became an addiction. Although I've been doing this a long time, actual cemetery walking is a new aspect.

The main surnames being followed are: Cronin, Grove, Wade, Stolworthy, Schmitt, Walker, Holden, Groom, Stewart, not necessarily in that order, and those branch into hundreds of others.

The strong New England heritage comes west through Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona to California, while adding emigrants from Ireland, Germany, Scotland, etc. From witches to gold miners, blacksmiths to carpenters, it is probably all in there.

I will transfer Memorials IF you use the EDIT button. I will NOT respond to lists.

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Sally Bailey
Find A Grave Correction: Lillie Osius
Thanks for catching that, Grace. I don't understand it either, but it is now corrected.
Added by Sally Bailey on Sep 05, 2014 6:21 AM
Adams Child
In the bio I do have the information that the baby is the son of Charles, but I will change the name to Son of Charles in the name. You are right, too many babies without names.
Added by Alexis on May 15, 2014 8:47 AM
Chris L
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 20711144
They requested all obits to be removed. Newspapers clippings and bios are probably fine. Sounds like Ancestry. Com owns Find A Grave. Obits are public access info but my guess is since Ancestry owns the site they can make the policies. It's a shame because obits are difficult for families and genealogists to access unless they pay people to do it and I was doing for free. Someone probably complained and ruined the access and great info sharing for everyone.
Added by Chris L on Apr 30, 2014 11:09 AM
RE: Sloan Brumfield, fag 67851258
I don't understand why it won't enlarge. I no longer have the photo but if I am back up their again I will take a new photo.
Added by Carl on Mar 18, 2014 2:54 PM
Joseph N. Rowell
I noticed that there is an error on the date of death. Memorial #64462535. Thought that you might want to change it. Thanks, Cheryl
Added by Cheryl on Mar 10, 2014 4:11 PM
Celeste Simmons
Swain Family
Hi Grace, you seem to have a lot of great information regarding this family. If you would like a transfer, just let me know. I would be happy to give them over to a family member.
Added by Celeste Simmons on Mar 04, 2014 8:47 AM
Re: Jeremiah Swayne (120875178)
If you read about the town of Wakefield's history at Wikepedia, you will see that the old town of Reading or Redding, is now called Wakefield. The cemeteries they are talking about are all in present day Wakefield, not more than hundreds of yards apart from each other. This source

or do a search for the book:

Reading's "Old Burial Ground" now in Wakefield, Massachusetts, 1688

describes their locations and all about them, and lists Jeremiah Swayne's grave.

"The first burial place, of Ancient Redding, was on land, at or close to the present location of the band pagoda, in Wakefield's Park, north of Church Street. Here for about fifty years, was interred the remains of the early settlers and members of their families". Also if you look at Wakefield on Google maps you will see that the "Lower Common", where the pagoda is located, is on the corner of Church and Main streets.

I know it's confusing, but the area that Jeremiah lived in and went to church in, formerly called Reading, or South Redding, is now Wakefield.

I can change his death location to Wakefield if you like, but I don't think he died in Charlestown.
Added by aberdeen on Mar 03, 2014 11:49 AM
Re: Jeremiah Swayne (120875178)
Thanks for sending the additional info about Jeremiah Swayne. I have made most of the suggested corrections. I have one question though- his death record is in the Vital Records of Wakefield (then called Reading). Is there a source for his death that lists it in Charlestown?
Added by aberdeen on Mar 02, 2014 9:31 AM
Emily Marsh
RE: Joel Goodall Sr.
Do you have any stories or other information on Joel Goodall and Mary Swain? I have been really curious about them. Here is Persis's memorial. There is a lot of nice photos. I don't know if you saw it yet.

Emily Marsh :)
Added by Emily Marsh on Feb 15, 2014 9:07 AM
Emily Marsh
Joel Goodall Sr.
Hello are you related to Joel Goodall Sr.? I am through his daughter Persis Goodall Young. Then I am through her daughter Harriet Maria Young Brown. Then I am through her son Ebenezer Brown. Then I am through his son Achillies Brown. Then I am through his son Dale Boyce Brown. He is my great Grandpa. Thank You!

Emily Marsh :)
Added by Emily Marsh on Feb 15, 2014 8:11 AM
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