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dran (#47194125)
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Please use the Edit tab located at the top right of the memorial to let me know of any corrections/additions to my listings so that I may make the updates.

I spend a lot of time increasing the volume and accuracy of biographical information and links even for unrelated families.

I began studying my family history in 1976 and have been at it ever since. I love searching for members of my family tree and learning all I can about their lives.

Personal focus of research on:

The Lyman Family in America: the Ancestors & Descendants of Richard Lyman & Sarah Osborne from High Ongar, England, 1631.

"Show me your cemeteries and I will tell you what kind of people you have." - Benjamin Franklin
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#11467847 Dr. Elijah Lyman
I am seeking information on Elijah and Esther Lyman's daughter, Lucy. Lucy and Dr. John Waldo are my husband's great, great, great grandparents. What happened to Lucy after Dr. John died? Where did she die and where is she buried? Am I right, John and Lucy's son, Joseph, lived with his grandmother Esther? Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Added by Anonymous on Sep 12, 2014 2:41 PM
Ron Peterson
RE: Josiah Lathrop drawing
Thank you very much for referencing the publication. I've found much information in it. You might like to revisit the memorial for Josiah to view the photo I've posted, and again, Thanks.
Added by Ron Peterson on Sep 11, 2014 11:04 PM
Ron Peterson
Josiah Lathrop drawing
I'm trying to find the source for the portrait of Josiah Lathrop # 62025881. I think a few drawings of Revolutionary War soldiers were done, but I'd like to know where they came from. Can you help me?
Added by Ron Peterson on Sep 09, 2014 7:56 PM
Ellie Daniels
John Page Reed
Hello Fran.
Congratulations on all that you do on recording gravestones in findagrave!
I was wondering if you or anyone else had any ties to John Page Reed and if you do, would you please contact me. I am a distant relative from New Hampshire and would love to know more about him.
Thank you so much.
Ellie Daniels
Added by Ellie Daniels on Sep 08, 2014 9:58 AM
Eric Elliott
George & Nellie (Musgrave) Relyea
Hi, I thought you might appreciate this information. I am not sure that you have the correct burial location for George Relyea. According to George Relyea's obituary in the Toledo Blade, he was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, which I assume would mean the one in Lucas County, Ohio. However, if you have a reliable source for the McPhersson Cemetery information, would you mind sharing it?. Also, I want to share something that I just discovered, which I have been trying locate for quite a while: A is a link to the Issue of the Toledo Blade with Nellie (Musgrave) Relyea's obituary:
You will find it on page 8, column 4. Unfortunately, it does not give her burial info. Thanks
Added by Eric Elliott on Sep 07, 2014 7:48 PM
Pamala Sarvis
Rev.Joseph Prince
I Am interested in sermon that was delivered by Rev. john Murray on life and character of Joseph Prince b. 4/12/1723. His father is my 6th G. Grandfather.
thanks for your help Am new at this.
Added by Pamala Sarvis on Aug 27, 2014 10:41 AM
Jean Whitney
I have added the inscription to the photo of the grave of Annie Burr Jennings.
Added by Jean Whitney on Aug 22, 2014 10:52 AM
Jean Whitney
Annie B Jennings
I am sorry the inscription is hard to read on the stone; it is quyite clear when standing above it, and the next time I go over there I will copy it and add it to your memorial jean
Added by Jean Whitney on Aug 20, 2014 11:37 AM
Bob Collins
Edward C. T. Beecher
I appreciate the correction for Edward C. T. Beecher (1892-1895)-- but now there are 2 pages for him. Please delete the duplicate memorial (#134531786)and I'll upload photo/caption to the other, more complete page.
Added by Bob Collins on Aug 18, 2014 4:43 PM
Bob Collins
Rev. Edward Beecher in Green-Wood
DRAN--we have a little problem with Edward Beecher's record (memorial #76775551). It turns out that the Edward Beecher buried in public lot 15309, grave 178 (my photo) is NOT the Reverend Beecher.

Edward C. T. Beecher, buried Aug 4 1895 in Green-Wood Cemetery, was a child who died Aug 1 1895 at the age of 3 years 4 months and 14 days.

Although the NY Times says that the Rev Dr Edward Beecher was buried in Green-Wood--there is no record of it. I have a strong feeling that he is actually buried in the Beecher family lot in Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, CT.

Wherever he is--he is not in Green-Wood, despite the NY Times article. I am therefore removing my pic from his memorial #76775551. I will let you know if I can discover his real burial place.
Added by Bob Collins on Aug 18, 2014 12:22 PM
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