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Bill Boyington (#46800933)
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I grew up in Lexington, MA, which may explain in part my interest in colonial history. I retired a few years ago after 20 years as a computer programmer. I generally photograph colonial cemeteries or at least the oldest sections of them. I studied early New England history in the 90s. My cousins got me interested in genealogy a few years back. I've always loved photography.

I would like to thank everyone who has offered corrections and additions as any new information makes the memorials that much better. I always want more info.

Please, when offering corrections or additions, include the memorial number as I have created thousands.

And look at the rules set down by Find a Grave before asking for transfers.

Don't fuss about spellings. One person wants the modern version, another person wants an older versions. I can't please everyone.

I usually do all requests within 24 hours.

Feel free to use any of my photos. All I ask is that you credit me for taking them. Please email me if you're doing some for-profit thing. And do not post my photos from other websites to Find-a-Grave. Ask me to do it. Thanks!

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RE: Mary French
I was wondering if she was married before Ephraim Curtis. I saw the "Ms" and her age on the marriage record. I also couldnt find any parents or birth info for a Mary Peacock.

Awesome sleuthing work! :)
Added by Denise on Mar 13, 2015 3:33 PM
RE: Venus Rowe
Hi Bill, I did see it on the memorials. I just thought it was very interesting story. (and was kind of confirming what I saw). Didnt mean to send repeating information, sometimes I get carried away. Denise.
Added by Denise on Mar 02, 2015 4:03 PM
Irv and Marietta
RE: Eams photo
thank you Irv
Added by Irv and Marietta on Jan 27, 2015 9:58 PM
Irv and Marietta
Eams photo
Could I have your permission to use you photo of Rebekah Eams headstone, memorial #14788727 on ancestry. Thank you, a great grand son, Irv Miller, #47749375
Added by Irv and Marietta on Jan 27, 2015 2:17 PM
Brooke Harlowe
13067272 Daniel Morrison
Hello, Bill,
I submitted an edit request for Daniel Morrison, 13067272. Unfortunately, find-a-grave no longer gives space to explain the request.

Daniel Morrison in Byfield Cemetery is the one who married Hannah Griffin about 1690. His birthdate is unknown. This Daniel Morrison died before 10 May 1737 when his estate was probated (Essex Probate File 1888).

The son, Daniel Morrison, born 1 August 1691 was the son of this man. He removed to Wells, Maine where he left a will dated 24 July 1756 Sargent, Maine Wills, pp. 484-486) . Unfortunately, no gravestones exist in Wells from this early date.

Thanks for making the correction.
Best, Brooke
Added by Brooke Harlowe on Jan 19, 2015 9:41 PM
Tonya Chamberlain
Memorial #11577815
Hi Bill,

In regards to this memorial (#11577815), for Elizabeth White Chamberlain Boynton, you listed her father as Daniel Chamberlain, and her mother as Betsey Pearson. Is there any other information that you may have about them? Daniel and Betsey's parents, siblings, etc? I have found their marriage info, as well as Betsey's death info, but otherwise, nothing else. I've scoured the Pearson/Chamberlain lines (as best I can via the internet) and can't find anything else about either of them other than your note in the record.

Anything you have to offer is greatly appreciated.

Tonya (Boynton) Chamberlain
Added by Tonya Chamberlain on Jan 10, 2015 7:44 PM
Martyn Noyes-Valenzuela
Mary "Polly" Sawin Memorial# 123982800
Hi, is it possible to add the mother of Mary "Polly" Sawin to her Grave memorial?

Lurana Morse Sawin: Memorial# 141073450

Mary "Polly" Sawin is my 3rd great grandmother.

Thank you!
Added by Martyn Noyes-Valenzuela on Jan 08, 2015 7:09 PM
RE: John Patten
You're welcome. I hope I'm not driving you nuts with all the edits/updates. I found some transcripts for Billerica and am going thru them. I just love to do research. I like to be able to fill in missing information, such as maiden names, birth dates etc. whenever I can.
Added by Denise on Dec 22, 2014 3:55 PM
Virginia D
RE: Timothy Dwight
Yes, my apologies! "He first settled at Watertown, Mass., but stayed there but a short time. The Dedham, Mass. records began Sept., 1, 1635, on the day when the first town meeting was held. Of the twelve persons assembled together at the time, John Dwight was one".
Added by Virginia D on Dec 14, 2014 7:41 PM
RE: Willard Goldthwait
Hi Bill,
Dolly is already on Find A Grave in Harmony Grove Cemetery but the memorial is a relatively new one and it appears that her husband Willard, although named on the memorial, is actually buried in South Cemetery. At least he has a gravestone there.
I am wondering if Dolly also had an older gravestone either in South or Harmony Grove Cemetery, hence my question.
I am not sure that the birth dates on the more recently erected gravestone are correct so I am attempting to locate the original, if there was one.
Many thanks,
Added by dlhmda on Nov 11, 2014 4:46 PM
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