|Donna Ruhland Bonning (#46786861)|
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Please do NOT hesitate to contact me if you wish that a family member's memorial be removed. I understand that the resting places of loved ones are very special and personal. My intention to create these memorials is to share and hopefully help those who are seeking out burials for either family research or for viewing family markers. Personally, I have a memorial set up for my father and I don't have it in me to add a picture of his gravestone. Just too final I guess. I have special pictures of him up for family to see. If someone else were to add a picture of his tombstone I would prob. ask that they take it down. This is very personal to me. So I understand how someone might feel about this...I totally respect your request and understand completely.
This is a picture of my son who had accompanied me on one of many trips to old cemeteries in the area. He's leaning against a tombstone of a fellow who died almost 200 years ago! I had taken a rubbing of this stone when I was my son's age....Still have the rubbing!!! Stored away for safe keeping. Someday maybe someone will contact me asking about the tombstone...I can't even get a good picture of it anymore, it's leaned over so far!
This is a big reason why I like going around these old cemeteries....taking pictures of the old stones.....to preserve a bit of the past...or should I say...monuments to the memory of the people of the past...before they slip away....crumble into dust...like so many already have...
***AN IMPORTANT NOTE***
I ask that the images which i have worked VERY HARD to capture NOT be copied and published to another websight without my permission. Images are not allowed to be copied for publication and resale. Personal use for family genealogy is fine but it's always nice to be asked and credited. This is a simple thing to do and goes along way to make me feel that i'm doing something good for others.
Nothing bothers me more than to come across a photo that i have taken and find someone else's name underneith and/or no credit given at all for my work.
I also ask that any picture attached by others to my memorial pages be of a respectful nature to the person being memorialized as well as being respectful to family and friends. It's not an ARTSHOW either. No over the top "creativity".
This site is not meant to be for a competition to see who creates the most memorials. Not a race to see who gets to the cemetery first to get that shot. Not meant to be for those who strive for quantity and NOT quality.
This site is for those of us who enjoy taking that stroll through a cemetery and seeing beyond the gravestones to the people being remembered. More important for those who would like to "FINDAGRAVE" and be so thrilled and thankful for doing so.
An Epitath taken from a Civil War Soldier's gravestone......
In the night a bright wing fluttered oer the tent in which he lay. In his ear a soft voice uttered...Soldier rise and come away"
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|Kathi White||James Clark diary - Lancaster Rural Cem.|
James Clark's father Benjamin was one of five of the first settlers of Lancaster and a SAR. James was a soldier in the War of 1812. The cemetery has burials (known and unknown) dating back to 1807, but no official cemetery record was kept until 1870. James Clark kept a diary with various names and dates of death/interment and other random info. This dairy was used to create a typed transcript of the burials as noted by James Clark. It is the typed copy I am in possession of. It is by no means complete, refers to most females as "the wife of so-n-so" rather than by their own first name, and has many, many nuances and oddities. There is no index or plot information, and often skips entire years if not two or three at a time. It is however, an invaluable tool to have given the alternative of nothing. It is this typed version that I am using along with a re-created plot map based on legible tombstone names/dates. I do not now when the plot map was created and it also contains many errors. There are graves marked with only a question mark as the stone was illegible to the reader/creator. It is through both of these "tools" that I am photo documenting every grave in the old section and doing tinfoil or "snow" rubbings on all of the illegible ones. I've already documented several folks whom the cemetery has no record of or at the very least, been able to correct plot map information. It's definitely a work in progress.
|Kathi White||Lancaster Rural Cem (Lancaster, NY)|
Hope you are well. I'll be passing along a few edits (typically, it will be additional info) for several Memorials you have in this cemetery. The information is coming from a copy of James Clark's 1870 Diary that I am in possession of. In some cases it is from rubbings (tin foil) that I am doing on the illegible stones. I'm working with LRC and a copy of the old section "O" cemetery plot map that I'm also in possession of. Great way to get "work" done from home. I just wanted you to know where I was obtaining this info from :) Kathi
|Arthur Humphrey||RE: Arthur Humphrey|
If you go back to the listing for Arthur Humphrey 1770 - 1853 at the Humphrey Cemetery you will see that I posted a photo of an historical marker that is near the cemetery and on the same land as the Fort. It was built as protection in case the British invaded from Canada during the War of 1812 - but they never did.
There is a model of the fort at the Historical Society in Holland, NY - and I have a few photos of it. It was triangular and built of logs stuck in the ground one next to another.
Thanks again for your interest. I updated the bio of Arthur. If you want more information just ask. Do you live in Erie County yourself? I found Holland to be pretty much of a dump but I really like East Aurora.
|Arthur Humphrey||RE: Arthur Humphrey|
You are very kind to offer a transfer. If you do that I can add more about his life to the bio. But I would still have to ask you to link his wife Alethea Morgan 1778-1852 and childen who are buried with him in that same cememtery to him, so would you mind transfering the lot of them?
Alithea Morgan 1778-1852
Lois Humphrey 1803-1875
Alithea Humphrey 1804-1816
Polly Humphrey 1806-1835
Morgan Humphrey 1810-1810
I have linked his son Arthur Kingsbury Humphrey 1815-1891 to him (he is buried in Iowa) and would very much like to link his son James Morgan Humphrey 1819-1899 (buried in Buffalo, Erie Co.) to his parents but F-A-G won't allow me to as he is considered a famous person (politician).
I have visited the Humphrey graves and the Historical Society in Holland - and we were fetted there once a few years ago as descendants of the original settler of that town. Me more than others as I have his same name.
But I have a lot of other biographical information gathered when I was there - information about Fort Humphrey that was built on their farm in 1812 - and more (the cemetery is on the old Humphrey homestead).
You are most kind, and I thank you very much for this transfer if you decide to make it. My great-grandfather visited the site in 1911 (he was born there in 1860 but left with the family for Iowa that same year) - and he left money for the upkeep of the cemetery in a bank trust in Pittsburgh (which has now been exhausted), which makes me feel a bit sad. Arthur Luther Humphrey b. 1860 Holland, NY - d. 1939 Pittsburgh was the President of Westinghouse Air Brake in Pittsburgh. So the cemetery is now cared for by the town of Holland.
Managing the graves of these ancestors in cyberspace will allow me to help preserve their memory in perhaps a better way than stones ever can.
Arthur F. Humphrey III
Coral Gables, FL
|Ed Hotchkin||RE: behind|
I think that I have now entered everyone that you have entered. I might have created a few duplicates. Check and se what you want deleted. Thank a lot for your care and consideration. I know that I have asked a lot of you and thanks Again. I have a few more details on my Hotchkin, smith and Nelson famlies to add but don't beleive that I will need to bother you again.
|Nancy Fayette||Polly Emery|
Debbie, Thank you for transferring my 3x gr grandmother to me. I really appreciate it. Nancy
|Ed Hotchkin||RE: William Fraser|
Is this case I usually report both dates but I tend to prefer the date that is complete with Month, day and year, there is no support that I can find for either year. Do whatever you prefer. I an just reporting what is in the cemetery listing. I am sure that there are numerous mistakes. I wonder if the exact dates are burial dates and not death dates, which is often true in cemetery records. I have searched ancestry.com and do not find this William Fraser.
Hi Donna, what a gift to open my e-mail and to see the transfer of Mildred Schilling's memorial to me! Thank you so very much, she will be well cared-for. I want to thank you also for all the work and contributions you have done for others on this awesome website. Have a blessed Thanksgiving with your family and friends! Warmly, Helen
Added by Helen on Nov 27, 2013 9:40 AM
|Marilou Abramshe||RE: Henry Seaman|
I think it is right, There is a Westchester county in Pennsylvania and I think that whoever wrote the death in the register just assumed it was in NY and not in Penn. The Census record indicates he was born in Penn. My suggestion is we drop the NY after Westchester.
|Kathi White||Broadway Rd Cem Darien NY|
I didn't create the duplicate. I was adding burials because I didn't know there were two listings. I'm going to start going through it later and remove the ones I added, but there will still have to be a merge after that. As of yesterday, there were dozens of incorrect burials listed in one of them that really belonged in Alleghany Road cemetery. I notified that person and they thankfully have removed all of them already. I can't understand how duplicate cemeteries can still make their way to the data base. Very counter productive. I'll let you know when I'm done removing my additions. Thank you.
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