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Rachel Bell (#46630966)
 member for 11 years, 8 months, 26 days
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Family history is my passion for 50+ years. Hoping to meet cousins on all lines and work with other genealogists.

In Vermont I have lots of Austin, Bell, Boyce, DuBois, Farnsworth, Gilbert, Hall, Lamson, Leach, Wilcox ancestors so I've spent weeks grave sleuthing up there and over the line in Quebec. Western Mass. is another focus with the Stanford, Streeter, Packard and Perry families. Tarrytown NY Warners are cousins. Deerfield [MA] Descendants, Revolutionary War Patriots and Mayflower Descendants are also a focus.

I have more information on most of my listings which I am happy to share. Photos may not be used without permission.

Amazing possibilities as we work together, taking grave photos, recording a whole cemetery, or following our own ancestry hoping to find cousins.
How about those BOXES IN YOUR ATTIC or basement?

Could be real treasures that are easy to share on FIND A GRAVE or privately online. You may solve mysteries in families or find stories that could be a great help. Its like a big puzzle that keeps expanding.
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Ada Green
RE: William J Rosenberg Thanks
Thank you for your appreciation of the gravestone picture I took for William J. Rosenberg. His Hebrew name and Hebrew date of death are not on his gravestone. The Hebrew letters are an abbreviation for "may his soul be bound up in the bond of life" which is standard on most Jewish gravestones.

Ada Green
Added by Ada Green on Mar 28, 2016 7:35 AM
Tim J.
Rosalie Perry Farmer
Hi Rachel, I hope the information from George Farmer's memorial was helpful to your research on his mother Rosalie. Would you consider a footnote on Rosalie's page to indicate my contribution to your research? Please let me know what is going on regarding your desire to share your information with me, which you had previously expressed an interest in doing.
Added by Tim J. on Feb 22, 2016 12:06 PM
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Rosalie Perry
Hi, I hope to hear back from you.
Added by Tim J. on Feb 14, 2016 9:00 AM
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Rosalie Perry
Hi there. I just sent you an email. I'm glad to be in contact with you! Very exciting!!!
Added by Tim J. on Feb 12, 2016 6:27 PM
RE: Sylvester Bell
35 years searching is a long time! You must have a lot of patience. It's not available online-I made copies from a microfilm reader at the library and will email them to you.
Added by Daystcat on Dec 02, 2015 8:48 PM
RE: Sylvester Bell
You're welcome.
There are two articles from the Vermont Journal, one before and one after the execution. If you'd like to have them I'll scan and email when I have a little more time.
Added by Daystcat on Dec 01, 2015 10:24 PM
Sylvester Bell
Hi Rachel, I've been able to confirm Bell is buried in the prison lot based on an article in the Vermont Journal published Jan 9, 1892.
Added by Daystcat on Dec 01, 2015 3:27 PM
RE: Prisoner Graves
I wondered if you were the author, nice work. I think it's a safe bet he's buried in Ascutney Cemetery without a marker. I've walked the area again where the poor and indigent were buried and haven't found anything other than a row of stones without names.
Added by Daystcat on Oct 31, 2015 5:59 PM
RE: Prisoner Graves
I'll keep looking. You've probably seen the account about him on Another researcher just told me about the site.
Added by Daystcat on Oct 22, 2015 12:39 PM
RE: Prisoner Graves
Hi Rachel,
His name isn't listed in Ascutney cemetery records or town death and burial records. And I walked the prison lot this afternoon to make sure. However, there are unmarked graves in the "pauper" section near the prison lot. The only evidence I can find that he is buried in Windsor is from the Burlington Weekly Free Press, January 07, 1892, Chittenden County Edition, Page 3. “He was pronounced dead by Drs. A. N. Logan of Woodstock and J. D. Brewster of Windsor. The body was buried in Windsor Cemetery.” The odd bit is the name in the report is given as Stephen H. Bell who was hanged for killing his wife- if this is the same person? The article can be seen on If you have any more clues, I can do more research locally. Let me know.
Added by Daystcat on Oct 21, 2015 3:04 PM
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