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Andrea Winstead (#46987136)
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James W. Waters
Thayers
Dear Andrea,
Thank you for the transfer. Two Thayer brothers were among the first settlers of Braintree, and it was said in the 1800s that everyone in the town was related to a Thayer. The Wilds have also been there since about 1700.
When we were kids, we spent summers at my grandmother's beach house in Hull. From the third-floor attic, I had a spectacular view of Boston Harbor. I was too young to appreciate it, but I remember Fort Warren, not realizing that it had been built by Sylvanus. In fact, according to the 1850 Census, he lived there before retiring to Braintree.
A cousin told me about the resources of the Norfolk County Register of Deeds, which has been a gold mine. Unfortunately the pre-1900 records have not been indexed, although they have been scanned. I have not been able to trace the property from Sylvanus to my great-aunts, who were actually born in South Boston but moved there in 1886. They didn't purchase the house until 1926. Most of the land in that area had been acquired by two other families by 1900.
Jim Waters
Added by James W. Waters on Jun 01, 2014 6:56 AM
James W. Waters
Livia Abigail Wild, #102221753
Dear Andrea,
Livia Abigail died in Boston in 1926 (Mass. Death Index, Boston, 1926, 2: 380). She had been residing in Dorchester. She and her mother were actually named Livia: the names were misspelled on the 1860 Census. Nowhere else does the name Olivia occur. The original Livia Drusilla was the wife of Caesar Augustus.
The birthplace of Gen. Sylvanus Thayer belonged to my great-aunts, before it was moved to So. Braintree Sq. My sisters and I grew up in that house. He died at the Wild residence.
Dr. Jonathan Wild died in Braintree 11 Nov 1861. (Mass. Death Records, Braintree, 1861, #39)
Jim Waters, (#47509227)
Added by James W. Waters on May 31, 2014 10:42 AM
Jeannette Rapley Sauntry
Thomas Hanna grave stone
Thomas Hanna is my ancestor, I would like to know more about what is written on the side that is visible, yet not readable. Also I see the grave stone is in a private yard. Could you tell me more about the nearest town name?
thank you for placing this grave stone on the web site I have been searching for some time for his date of death and place of death.
J Sauntry
Added by Jeannette Rapley Sauntry on Mar 23, 2014 8:41 AM
Patt Freedman
William Pelham (1836-1889)
Would you have any information on where William Pelham was buried?
Added by Patt Freedman on Feb 09, 2014 5:50 PM
Mary Mathewson
John Henry Stahl
I am working on my cousins family tree and her husband is a descendant of Augusta B. Stahl who married Andrew Schneider. I had a question regarding the headstone for Mary/Marie Stahl. Why was she buried in Detroit, MI and not in Frankenmuth next to her husband? I found on Ancestry.com Maria Stahl d. 1898, buried in the Frankenmuth Cemetery, Saginow, MI. Which record do you think is correct. Thank you.
Added by Mary Mathewson on Dec 26, 2013 3:27 PM
Danny Proctor
Braswell Cemetery
I notice you created a couple of the memorials for Braswell Cemetery in 2010. Are you able to take photos of a couple of the headstones or give me the address or lat/long for the cemetery. Someone has offered to take the photo but they do not know where the cemetery is located other than 1 mile north and west of elm city. Thanks
Added by Danny Proctor on Nov 15, 2013 2:13 PM
Martha Slater
Portrait of Robert Overton
As a descendant of Robert Overton, I am looking for documentation of the portrait of him I found on ancestry.com and the reference to your FindaGrave entry. It is a very nice entry, which I am grateful for. I am just beginning to research this family and I am anxious to get everything accurate. Can you tell me where this portrait hangs? Who painted it? When? I appreciate any information you can give me.
Martha Slater
Added by Martha Slater on Oct 29, 2013 8:24 PM
Abigail Banks Dennison
Ann McGill Williams Breathed
Just looking up my Maryland kin and found your note on here. How are you doing?
Abigail Banks Dennison
Added by Abigail Banks Dennison on Jul 20, 2013 4:31 PM
 

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