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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. Kindly acknowledge me for the taking of the photographs.

[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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F Priam
Donna, Many thanks for your time in taking the Photo!
Added by F Priam on Jun 01, 2015 4:47 PM
Cindy Coffell
Lloyd Handy
Thank you, Donna, for Lloyd's grave photos. I appreciate you!
Added by Cindy Coffell on May 30, 2015 2:54 AM
Zoe Tom
FAG #: 75906386
I can't read the dates and words on this tombstone. Can you tell me what they are?


Added by Zoe Tom on May 29, 2015 6:45 PM
Neal Carrier
Squire & Ella Dopp
Thank you for the picture Donna. She was my g-grandmothers sister and now I have pictures of all the siblings gravestones.
Added by Neal Carrier on May 29, 2015 6:21 PM
Oh look, a chicken!
Giffie's stone
Thank you so much for taking the time to get the pictures of Aunt Giffie's stone! Great people like you make this site awesome!
Added by Oh look, a chicken! on May 29, 2015 6:03 PM
Helen Johnsons in Salisbury
The pictures you posted on Helen E. Johnson, Find A Grave#59674338 belongs on Helen M. Johnson, Find A Grave#59674382. Helen M., born 1917, is Everett's wife not Helen E., born 1914. I am trying to get them corrected.
Thank you,
Added by DBT on Apr 22, 2015 10:08 AM
Terry L Baldwin
Baldwin Gravestone several names
took for my own use as it looks like 2 lines Hannah & Stephen likely are Both my GGgrandparents , still tying up loose ends Ancestry has one line and family search has another / thanks
Added by Terry L Baldwin on Feb 23, 2015 8:51 PM
Don Blauvelt
Richard Edwards etal
Oops! Corrected. Thanks. Had his mother Agnes' 1st husband, also my ancestor, still on my brain when writing the bio. Probably very late at night.
Added by Don Blauvelt on Feb 23, 2015 5:56 PM
Helen F. (Hughes) Salek
Do you want to incorporate the info for her or would you be wiling to transfer. I didn't realize you had done her until I checked for relatives to connect to her ie. Husband. It's up to you.
Added by Sharon on Feb 07, 2015 9:47 AM
Zoe Tom
Mother of Sabra
Birth: 1751 in Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Death: 05 OCT 1805 in Granby, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Burial: AFT 05 OCT 1805 St. Andrews Cemetery, Bloomfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA


Father: Capt. Abraham PINNEY b: 01 FEB 1709 in Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Mother: Elizabeth BUTLER b: 30 SEP 1716 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA c: 03 OCT 1716 in First Church, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA

Married: 1) Sarah BARNARD
Married: ABT 1774 - ???


1. Levi Gardiner PINNEY b: 09 JUL 1775 in Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, USA

Married: 2) Hannah ENO b: 18 NOV 1764 in Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Married: 02 JAN 1783 in Connecticut, USA

Died in 1795. See Find A Grave. She is there.


1. Samuel PINNEY b: ABT 1787 in Granby, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
2. Hannah PINNEY b: 1789
3. Elizabeth PINNEY b: 1791
4. Mary PINNEY b: 1793
5. Daniel PINNEY b: 1795

Married: 3) (widow) Sabra FREEMAN
Married: AFT 10 AUG 1795


1. Clitus PINNEY b: 11 FEB 1806 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA
2. Allen PINNEY b: 1801 in East Granby, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
3. Luther PINNEY b: 1801 in Granby, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
4. Sabra PINNEY b: 14 JAN 1803 in East Granby, Hartford, Connecticut, USA


Added by Zoe Tom on Jan 18, 2015 7:03 AM
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