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Steve (#46835300)
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Bio Photo I grew up in Maine, and now live in NH. The main goal of my cemetery visits is finding my ancestors and their collateral families, as well as seeking out the burial places of the soldiers from the 27th Maine Volunteers. I will also photograph all known Civil War veterans within the cemeteries I walk and, being the historian for NALF (National Association of Leavitt Families), I'm also looking for all Leavitt graves out there!

See you in the graveyards!
Steve
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Bonita S. Young
Babcock-Cate Cemetery
Steve,

Thank your for posting memorials for Abigail (Young) Cate and her husband Elezear (Eleazer) Cate. Abigailís parents are posted on findagrave, if you would like to link Abigail to her parents. Their memorials are as follows:

Father: Ebenzer Young - #75144731
Mother: Elizabeth (Bickford) Young - #75144801

Abigail was born Jul 7, 1762. She married Eleazer Cate Feb 1783 in Madbury, Strafford, New Hampshire. He was born 1765 in Barrington, Strafford, New Hampshire. Abigail and Eleazer had eight children.

After Abigailís death Jul 24, 1808, Eleazer remarried to another Abigail (last name unknown.) This second Abigail was assigned her dower in the estate of her husband by a committee consisting of Job Otis, Elijah Tuttle, Jr., Jonathan Hall, Francis Winkley and William Woodman. She received 77 acres of land, plus a 24-acre parcel and part of the house and barn for her use. Each of the children also received their share of the land and property.

This second Abigail died Nov 18, 1839 at age 59 and was buried at the Babcock-Cate Cemetery. Her memorial is #22007140, if you would like to link her as second wife to Eleazer.

After Abigailís death, the farm, which was across the Isinglass River from the Five Corners, was sold to the Town of Barrington as a Town Farm for the care of the town poor. Here they were brought and cared for under the supervision of a town appointed superintendent, who with his family made residence there.

Also buried at the Babcock-Cate Cemetery are three known children of Abigail and Eleazer: Ebenezer, Elizabeth and Joseph. They can also be linked to their parents, Eleazer and Abigail (the first).

Abby Jane Cate (also at Babcock-Cate Cemetery) is the daughter of Joseph Cate and Sarah Unknown (possibly McDuffee). Josephís memorial number is 22034015, if you would like to link Abby to her father.

If you do not wish to make this links, I would be happy to manage all the memorials posted at the Babcock-Cate Cemetery if you would like to transfer them.

Bonita S. Young
Findagrave Member #47555616
Email: bonita@metrocast.net
Added by Bonita S. Young on Mar 14, 2015 10:14 AM
paul robie
EDITS
Hi Steve, I presently have the Burial Book for Riverside Cemetery. I know you have taken and added many memorials and pics. Would you do me a favor and check your edits every 2-3 days. Thank you, Paul
Added by paul robie on Feb 22, 2015 1:53 PM
winnie
RE: Rev. Ebenezer N. Fernald, ME
I think I've got it...somehow, I misread it and put him in wrong cem. in wrong state!
It was easy to correct with your info, and I think it could be correct now. Nice that you input his parents and two small children. Bio said they had "five" but I only have names of the four we have on his/her bio. When I have time....maybe I will search???
Thanks, and sorry I got it wrong...I'm in a pre-Christmas'tizzy'.
Added by winnie on Dec 22, 2014 1:14 PM
winnie
Rev. Ebenezer N. Fernald, NH
Steve, THANK YOU very much for finding the above burial record. Melissa IVES, Findagrave contributor, helped me, and let me know he was not in the cemetery I had placed him. I had not been able to find him since, and this is GREAT NEWS at Christmas to receive where he is
I have transferred him to West Lebanon Cem. in Grafton, NH. If you know the names of the two children who are there, I'd like to know and put them on, or you can. I will try to find info on Eben's father, Dea. Joseph Fernald. Also, I'm requesting a photo of his stone. (I also changed month to show as the stone). Winnie
Added by winnie on Dec 22, 2014 7:05 AM
paul robie
RE: Edwards Family
Hi Steve, I have a George W Edwards 1843-1921 buried at Highland Cemetery, West side, Sokokis Trail, Route 5 , in Limerick Village. Hope he is the right 1. Paul
Added by paul robie on Dec 15, 2014 5:27 AM
Melissa Ives
Charles F. Smith - Laurel Hill, Saco ME
That will help. I'll check again when I am in Maine and the snow is gone.
Added by Melissa Ives on Nov 29, 2014 4:51 PM
Melissa Ives
Charles F. Smith - Laurel Hill, Saco ME
Hi Steve,
I returned to Laurel Hill this morning and was shown the map of the cemetery to locate lot 876 on Riverside. That 'road' is really a grassy path that has three terraces the path and another series of graves. I was unable to locate a stone with Charles' name. I saw 3 sets of stones with Smith names: closest to the main road on the right-a tall obelisk with Susan Smith on one side and I think Nellie on the other, next on the left side: Roland Smith (military), then on the right-a large stone with HILL/MURCH and several Smith/Hills in front and Murch/Hill in back.
I'm not sure this is at all helpful, but if you recognize any of the names, perhaps Charles is near them. This area is at the edge of the cemetery and the upper terraces are fairly overgrown. I can try again in the spring or summer.
Added by Melissa Ives on Nov 26, 2014 4:03 PM
ZenCity
Leavitt Family
Steve, Just a note to let you know that I just finished adding 85 Leavitt memorials to the Laurel Hill Cemetery in Saco Maine. As a Leavitt researcher, I thought you might be interested.

Regards,
Zen
Added by ZenCity on Nov 21, 2014 1:41 PM
ZenCity
Lottie Belle and Sarah Fernald
Steve,

Thanks for the photos of Lottie Belle and Sarah Fernalds headstones. They are great! I appreciate the time and trouble you go to in photographing and documenting gravesites. A pleasure as always!

Best regards,
Zen
Added by ZenCity on Nov 19, 2014 2:43 PM
ZenCity
Lottie Belle and Sarah Fernald
Steve,

Thanks for the photos of Lottie Belle and Sarah Fernalds headstones. They are great! I appreciate the time and trouble you go to in photographing and documenting gravesites. A pleasure as always!

Best regards,
Zen
Added by ZenCity on Nov 19, 2014 2:43 PM
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