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Kimberly Evans Dibble (#46974263)
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Bio Photo I have been researching since I was 13. I am a total history nut. I can't get around real good anymore but being at home I have tons of time to do all the researching on my family history. I am also on under the user name of NuttyTreeGalNY. Feel free to contact me as I am always looking for new family to hook up with!!

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RE: Lionel Faulkner
Sorry, I do not.
Added by MSue on May 10, 2015 6:24 AM
Marnie Hawks Thompson
RE: Odell's
Hi Kim,
I would love to be of any help that I can! You mention a "Quaker Church Cemetery" but I am not familiar with that cemetery.

I CAN tell you quite a bit about Protection Cemetery. It is a community cemetery that was not directly connected to any particular church. This means, unfortunately, that we have no church records to rely on for burials. Many of the protestant folks that lived in Protection attended a small community church that was started in 1856 or so, but the church no longer exists and no one seems to know anything about what may have happened to any of the burial records. So we are forced to rely on the cemetery's burial records which are extremely lacking in detail and accuracy.

The cemetery itself is very small (you can see the entire cemetery from the main road) and separated by a small road thru the middle. If you stand facing the cemetery from he road, the "old section" is on the right. The newer and larger section on the left is still used for burials today. There is a "Potters Field" section in the very front right of the cemetery. Unfortunately, we know very few of the people that are buried there.

The cemetery is located on Vermont Hill Road near South Protection Road in the Hamlet of Protection. I added a map of the cemetery that was given to be me by the current caretaker. It's on the main page for Protection cemetery on f.a.g.

The original land was donated by my Farrington ancestors in 1823. Some of the first burials (that we have record of) were the Burzette infants in 1825 & 1826. My ancestors buried in Protection include; Hawks, Ward, Childs, O'Dell, Farrington, Colby, Van Valkenburg, Wagoner and many more.

I am guessing that your Dad's ggg-grandparents that you are speaking of are Jeremiah & Prudence Lamphere O'dell? They had 10 children-which one do you descend from?

I have a hunch that Jeremiah and Prudence are buried in Protection, but have not been able to confirm that. My gg-uncle Lewis Hawks gave record of Jeremiah & Prudence O'dell's family in his diary (I added the page to Jeremiah's memorial just now in case you had not seen it). He also listed Jeremiah's death as occurring in 1831. This coincides with the last record we have of Jeremiah which is the 1830 census, living in Holland.

We know 2 of his 3 sons; Harvey and Avertia are buried in Protection, so Jeremiah and Prudence may be there, too. One of their 7 daughters; Mary Ann O'dell Colby is buried in Humphrey, but I am guessing the connection to that cemetery is through her husband's parents Ezekiel & Ruth Colby who are buried there.

As to the other daughters, I have not had much luck. We know that the family was in Western New York by 1810 because Avertia, who was born in 1810, states the county of his birth as "Niagara County" (which is what Holland was part of back then). So, that tells us that all of the girls that survived infancy (and some of them may not have), would have arrived with their parents by 1810 (In other words, they would not have been old enough to stay behind in Schoharie County, the county that the O'dells family came from). My uncle did record the deaths of each of the children, but take a look and you'll see that it's nearly impossible to determine much, other than they were all dead by the time he wrote it down in June of 1905.

The 3 sons are well documented; Avertia and Harvey stayed in Protection and Rowland moved to Wisconsin around 1870.

My relationship to the O'dells is through Avertia. He married Rosannah Ward. Rosannah's sister, Polly Ward Hawks, was my ggg-grandmother. So, if you are related to any of Jeremiah's children, that makes us very distant cousins!

If you plan to make a trip to Holland this summer, you should plan it around a trip to Town Hall. They have a collection of documents that you will want to look thru - the collection is indexed by last name. The woman who did the collection collected newspapers and other print media over a large number of years. Anytime a last name appeared, she recorded it. The collection has been bound in large books that you can go through and includes deaths, anniversaries, births, celebrations, special events ... You simply look in the index under a last name and the index tells you what volume and page to go to. They'll make copies for you (.25 each) but we used a wand scanner that last time we were there so that we could scan as many items as we wanted to without bothering the Town Clerk.

Anyway, I have rambled on way too long! I have an extensive tree (Marnie Hawks Thompson) on ancestry if you want to check it out. I can send you an invite and you can look around - your O'dells pretty well documented.

Look forward to hearing from you!
Added by Marnie Hawks Thompson on Apr 28, 2015 7:22 AM
Marnie Hawks Thompson
RE: Odell
No problem. I have been working on the Protection Cemetery for a while now. I have the original burial records that the caretaker has entrusted to me and have been working towards identifying many of the older Protection burials. My gg-grandfather donated part of the land for the cemetery. We still live in the area about 40 minutes away in Hamburg.
Added by Marnie Hawks Thompson on Mar 02, 2015 9:15 AM
Marnie Hawks Thompson
RE: Odell
Hi Kim
I am inclined to leave the apostrophe in the last name as it does appear on most of the gravestones that have been photographed. If there are any that specifically did not use an apostrophe, you can use the edit function and I'll take a look at them and correct if neccessary.
Added by Marnie Hawks Thompson on Feb 26, 2015 8:27 AM
LeAnn Childs
RE: Gust Ohrn - Westfield Cemetery
Where is your great grandfather buried? do you know their parents? I would be happy to link them for you
Added by LeAnn Childs on Jul 23, 2014 12:30 PM
Matthew Prom
Hi Kimberly,

Are you related to the Keehr family. If not, I was wondering if you could transfer them to me; I have more information that I can add to them.

My id# is 47156643

Added by Matthew Prom on Oct 17, 2009 9:46 PM

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