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Ryan-O (#46886020)
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Bio Photo Find-a-Grave rocks!

Please suggest a correction on a specific memorial using the Edit tabs.

I've lived in Massachusetts my whole life. Since 1988 I've been interested in my genealogy. I'm 25% Scottish, 12.5% Irish but I mostly descend from English families who came here 300-400 years ago. My immigrant ancestor, with the same last name, came to Massachusetts in the 1630's from France supposedly. I don't consider my self French, however, becuase it was so long ago and his genes have been watered down so much over the past 400 years. I'm a direct descendant of a Salem Witch who was hanged and also the judges that sentenced her to die. It's messed up. She was very old and blind, probably couldn't hurt a fly, and they hung her from a tree. I can't imagine living back then.

If I did not have to work I would grow a big bushy red beard (my work won't allow it) and buy a house with a porch. On that porch I would rock back and forth in my rocking chair, sporting a bad-ass kilt whilst learning to play the bag pipes....until I gave up 10 minutes later from being terrible at it.

If I was retired I would definitely travel the great continental 48 states in an RV searching out the historic landmarks of the USA. Revolutionary and Civil War battlefields would be on the list of places to visit. A 7th great-grandfather of mine was Gen. Artemas Ward (1727-1800.)


Don't let me die in an automobile
I wanna lie in an open field
want the snakes to suck my skin
want the worms to be my friends
want the birds to eat my eye
as here I lie
the clouds fly by

Let me know if you need a transfer if you can add more bio info. Hope everyone gets out there and photographs some stones - that is the main reason this site exists. Thanks.

I welcome edits even if it's just a GPS, plot number, marker transcription or middle/maiden name etc. I like complete memorials.

***SORRY, I DO NOT LINK TO RELATIVES THAT DO NOT HAVE A BURIAL LOCATION. This is Find-a-GRAVE after all. (There are some exceptions of course: scattered ashes and the like, but even then, there could be a headstone somewhere.) There doesn't have to be a memorial for every person that ever lived on Earth. is good for that.****

Found this inscribed on a stone in Warwick, Ma.:

"Low in the ground my bed is made,
here in the dark alone I'm laid.
Depart my friends and let me rest,
I'm weary of this wilderness."

Found this on a find-a-grave profile:

Old Bones' profile poem"

Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.
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RE: Acton Cemetery, Townshend
There are a number of cemeteries in the Townshend area. Periodically I do get down to the lower part of the state. I keep a notebook for such requests and will an eye out while exploring cemeteries.
Added by RachelF on Jun 30, 2016 4:24 PM
RE: Acton Cemetery, Townshend
Hi Ryan
Yes, I did photograph the entire cemetery. I created new memorials for those that did not have one and included the picture. Is there a memorial you believe is missing? I save all my photos. I am more than happy to look.
Added by RachelF on Jun 30, 2016 1:48 PM
Carl J. Denbow
RE: Col Samuel Williams @Warwick
Thanks, Ryan, for your message. I would love to have additional photos of his stone. Also, I'm descended through his son Sam Jr. Do you know if he is buried in the same cemetery? BTW, I've joined SAR on the basis of my relationship to Col Sam. -- Carl
Added by Carl J. Denbow on Jun 23, 2016 7:41 PM
Photo Request for Daryl Marshall
Thank you for fulfilling this photo request.

Added by Ned on Jun 23, 2016 6:06 AM
Joanna Case
RE: 129447760 Harrison Cady
I created a new memorial for him with the Bio from Wikipedia. We can see how that is received. It needs votes. How you vote? I don't know.
Added by Joanna Case on Jun 20, 2016 3:25 PM
Pat McArron
RE: Anton Yelchin
Apparently Find A Grave did not care for the picture I submitted of Anton in his Star Trek uniform. Oh well.
Added by Pat McArron on Jun 20, 2016 9:39 AM
Pat McArron
RE: Anton Yelchin
Sad news about his fatal auto accident. Glad I could contribute a little something. Thank you Ryan for posting the memorial.
Added by Pat McArron on Jun 19, 2016 5:44 PM
There are 2 Bowkers buried in South Cemetery, Phillipston.
Jonathan b. 1757 died 27 Feb 1838
Abigail wife 1770 - 27 Feb 1843
Not sure you have them in your files
Added by PJAD81 on Jun 14, 2016 1:37 PM
Vanessa Paige
RE: Micah & Sarah Gross
You are very welcome!
Added by Vanessa Paige on Jun 14, 2016 11:45 AM
Mary A Sawicki #164049590
Mary was born Gardner July 14, 1918 to Alexander and Rozalia Koczan. She died July 1, 2014 Baldwinville
She is predeceased by her siblings. Jennie Dymek of Baldwinville, Frank Kozan of Athol, Charles Koczan of Gardner, Loretta Koczan of Gardner.Her Husband Stanley J. Sawicki and her son Stanley E. Sawicki
Added by PJAD81 on Jun 10, 2016 4:25 PM
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