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Donna Hasbrouck (#47491143)
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Bio Photo I consent to the use of my marker photographs for genealogical research provided they are for personal use only.

Note: I cannot accept edits without proof by documentation. If you have an edit to suggest, please email the supporting documents for me to review. Please include the memorial number in any correspondence.


WE ARE THE CHOSEN
[Author: Della M. Cumming ca 1943.]

My feelings are in each family we are called to find the ancestors.
To put flesh on their bones and make them live again,
To tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve.
To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead,
Breathing life into all who have gone before.

We are the story tellers of the tribe.
We have been called as it were by our genes.
Those who have gone before cry out to us:
Tell our story.
So, we do.
In finding them, we somehow find ourselves.

How many graves have I stood before now and cried?
I have lost count.

How many times have I told the ancestors
you have a wonderful family, you would be proud of us?

How many times have I walked up to a grave
and felt somehow there was love there for me?
I cannot say.

It goes beyond just documenting facts.
It goes to who I am and why I do the things I do?
It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever
to weeds and indifference and saying I can't let this happen.
The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh.

It goes to doing something about it.
It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish.
How they contributed to what we are today.
It goes to respecting their hardships and losses,
their never giving in or giving up.

Their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family.
It goes to deep pride that they fought to make and keep us a Nation.
It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us
That we might be born who we are.
That we might remember them.
So we do.
With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence,
Because we are them and they are us.
So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family.

It is up to that one called in the next generation,
To answer the call and take their place in the long line of family storytellers.
That is why I do my family genealogy,
And that is what calls those young and old to step up and put flesh on the bones.
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wienerin
RE: Orrin Tanner - 71182168
Hi Donna, make mistakes like that all the time, found yours by accident when I was looking for Orrin Tanner 1852-1903 # 89192714 parents.
Thank you Ingrid.
Added by wienerin on Aug 16, 2016 1:01 PM
pjt
David C. Western 94585796 Part 2
Hello Donna, I see I made a typo in the edit for his date of death, it is Sept 14, NOT the 24th. Paul
Added by pjt on Aug 03, 2016 2:01 PM
pjt
David C. Western 94585796
Hello Donna, I submitted three edit requests. One to add his place of birth and his full date and place of death. The second is to add his Civil War Regiment to the Bio section of his memorial. The third his middle name. The sources were his obit from the Richfield Springs Mercury and his military pension record which contained his date of death and location. Thanks for having created his memorial. Paul Turner
Added by pjt on Aug 03, 2016 2:00 PM
keith carpenter
RE: Alice Smith
Hello,

I have deleted the pictures. I am not sure about linking, etc. Please be patient, I've been a member about 19 days. I really thought this was super interesting and didn't intend on walking on your toes.

Please let me know if there is anything else I need to do on my end.

Thank You,
Keith
Added by keith carpenter on Jul 24, 2016 7:23 AM
keith carpenter
Alice Eudora Smith

This is a VERY strange one here. I was looking for Alice's brother Allen in Oswego, IL. There I found a four sided stone. 1 side had parents (5905708 / 5905711)), 1 side her brother "Charley" (5905720), 1 side was blank, and the other side had Alice E Smith. So no idea if she passed in NY or IL.

Thanks,
Keith
Added by keith carpenter on Jul 21, 2016 1:08 PM
elarnia
RE: John E. Griswold - 110087424
Hi. I am so sorry. I really need to check my messages more than every 6 months.

The Genealogy of the Descendants of John Eliot (at https://www.cga.ct.gov/hco/books/Genealogy_of_the_Descendants_of_John_Eliot.pdf )

shows That the great great grandson of John Eliot,
"
JOSEPH" (John•, Jared' , Joseph•, John1) . Sea captain in Guilford. He married first, June 22, 1788, Mindwell, dau. of Obadiah and Mindwell (Griffing) Spencer, b. Aug. 7, 1769 ; d. June 12, 1794. He married second, Sept. 5, 1796, Nancy, dau. of Lewis and Mehitabel (Waterous) Fairchild, b. ·Oct. 2, 1778 ;d. Dec. 27, 1834. "

He and Nancy Fairchild had a daughter:
" iii. NANCY' , b. June 8, 1797 ; d. Aug. I6, 186g. She mar­ried, Oct. 22, 1822, Henry, son of John and Hannah (Dudley ) Griswold 0f Guilford, Conn., b. Nov. 6, 1795 ; d. Jan. 19, 1874. "

Henry Griswold and Nancy Eliot had son:
"John Eliot, b. Dec. 31, 1825; d. May 24. 1899; m. Jan. 24. 1852, Mary Deborah, dau. of Daniel and Laura (Frisbie) Goldsmith,
b. June 13, 1829. "

Their son, Frank Russell Griswold, was my great grandfather. This information is also in Talcot's Families of Early Guilford, Ct. and in family records.

Again, sorry to take so long to get back to you,and thank you for your work maintaining these records.

Cheers
Added by elarnia on Jul 12, 2016 5:08 PM
Irma
Samuel Stevens #112236706
Hi Donna-can you tell me your source for Samuel's birth date? Because there is just not enough info on his erroded headstone to determine when he was born, as there were six Samuel Stevens born in Killingworth CT. I already have the Barbour vital records for Killingworth, so please tell me something different then that. Thanks! Irma
Added by Irma on Jul 10, 2016 7:58 AM
Mike Burnett
Jane Leaming Bradley
Find A Grave #87820046

You show her date of death to be October 10, 1718, when the tombstone clearly states "desesed October 30, 1718."

Can you please adjust?

Thanks

Mike Burnett
Her 1st Cousin, 7 times removed!
Added by Mike Burnett on Jul 02, 2016 12:51 PM
MSB
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 17880641
The only contact I have comes from the Guilford town website: Ray Dudley (203) 453-4384
Added by MSB on Jun 24, 2016 4:56 PM
Cheryl Hanson
Trumble
Donna,

Thank you so much for letting me know where my 5th Great Grandfather & Grandmother are buried. I have been looking for him and was never able to find a record of where he was buried. I saw you memorial for her. Anyway they are now in their final resting place.

We need to talk soon as we share some relatives. I have been so busy the last few months I haven't been able to work on my family much.

Thank you,
Cheryl
Added by Cheryl Hanson on Jun 22, 2016 5:48 AM
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