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Jim Sanders (#506)
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Bio Photo I live in central Massachusetts with my wife Barbara. Formerly the Director of Operations at a Worcester Mass. facility, I am now retired, leaving me much more time for prowling through graveyards!
I particularly like discovering and photographing old gravestones, and consider myself very fortunate to be living in New England where so many of the early settlers are buried. I also try to photograph as many graves of veterans I come across, from those who fought in the Revolutionary War through the present time.

My objectives are two-fold:

1.When I post photos of their graves on Find A Grave, along with as much bio information as I can gather about them, I feel that I am honoring their lives, in some small way.
2. I want to capture as many of these old stones on disk before acid rain, vandalism, snowplows, and whatever obliterates them forever!
(Being a graveyard junkie, however, I am apt to take a picture of any interesting grave that catches my eye...regardless of the era)!
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Robert Kuhmann
Isaac Glezen/Gleason
My interest hails from the convoluted ties which exist between the Glezen/Gleason lineage and the Knapp family. Gilbert Knapp, the founder of Racine, Racine Co., WI. was a contemporary of my son's 4th and 5th-Great-Grand-Parents. I've produced a biography about the man (a FREE download at my website). Significantly, a Gleason married a Resseguie woman (who is directly related to us). I've been trying to establish a "tie-in" between the Knapp folks who married into the Gleason line, to the family of Gilbert Knapp, Wisconsin pioneer. So far, without any luck. It seems that Gilbert's Knapp people came over from England, separately from the Knapp people who have Gleason "connections". If that theory proves true, I may have to search the Knapp records in England to find the "common" ancestor, probably in the 17th or 16th century... which is unlikely to be an easy task. Thanks for your work at F.A.G. I've added a lot of GLEASON date to my website, which has 22,650+ records at hand...
Added by Robert Kuhmann on Jan 30, 2016 5:35 PM
Mary Kenney
Hannah Jackson # 7104164
My research shows that Hannah Jackson married Nathaniel Wilson, not John Ward. See Hannah Jackson
in the U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900.
Name: Hannah Jackson
Gender: Female
Birth Place: MA
Birth Year: 1660
Spouse Name: Nathanial Wilson
Year: 1681
Marriage State: MA
Number Pages: 1
Added by Mary Kenney on Jan 17, 2016 5:40 PM
Allen Griffin
Francis J MacArdle
Hi Found out that the middle initial J stands for Joseph. Found documented on WW1 registration card. He was my wife's grandfather. I already sent a request to edit - just wanted to tell you about the documentation. Thanks
Added by Allen Griffin on Jan 04, 2016 5:29 PM
Sue Roecker
link Francis Courtney to parents
Hi, I suspect that Francis X. Courtney's parents are Daniel (155957206) and Helen (155957236) who are also buried in St. John's, Worcester. Francis is memorial # 6435649. I based this on the 1920 census for Worcester. None of them are my ancestors; I was simply adding bios. for photos I took. Thanks.
Added by Sue Roecker on Dec 12, 2015 4:29 PM
J T Moon
RE: Samuel Bridge
You may be correct about his wife being his second wife. I do know he remarried but did not know to whom. Also, since there was more than one Samuel Bridges, I did not want to include this in my work showing His father as the incorrect person. Thank you for your reply. I really do appreciate it. Thank you.
Added by J T Moon on Dec 11, 2015 5:01 PM
RE: Adaline Lombard
I agree. Especially in a small town, where everyone knows everyone else. The whole town must have grieved. What a lovely monument they did for the girls.

I forgot to put that Adaline's middle name is Marinda.

Im trying to find some of her siblings on Find A Grave.

Thanks for responding!
Added by Homeboss on Dec 04, 2015 11:45 AM
Katherine L (Patch) Short
RE: Joseph Patch
You are welcome. It's nice to be appreciated and you deserved it.

You asked: "Would you like me to transfer management of Joseph’s memorial to you?"

Answer: Not necessary - You are doing a great job.

Have a great Thanksgiving.



on Nov 26, 2015 5:09 AM Jim Sanders wrote:

Thank you so much for kind words about my efforts here on! I am thrilled that you have been able to trace you family back so far, and that my entries have been helpful to you.
Would you like me to transfer management of Joseph’s memorial to you? I would be more than happy to do so.
Jim Sanders
Added by Katherine L (Patch) Short on Nov 26, 2015 7:26 AM
RE: Irs Barton
Great!! Thanks so much! I'll try to connect Ira's parents soon.
Added by NV on Nov 13, 2015 3:10 PM
RE: Barton
I will try that. It's odd that when you go into the edit it doesn't show Ira is Abigail's spouse or Abigail is Ira's spouse. I'll see what happens if you sign it over to me.
Added by NV on Nov 13, 2015 12:50 PM
Brenda Black Watson
RE: Sarah Howe
It gives the source for your bio.
Added by Brenda Black Watson on Nov 08, 2015 5:53 PM
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