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David Gips (#47009623)
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RE: Barbara Battey
You're welcome. Yes, very sad that the stone is wearing away and breaking. I'm glad that there is now a photo record - so many become illegible before they are recorded.
Added by KSonier on Oct 30, 2014 6:16 AM
Chad Eugene Schneider
RE: Amanda Battey
You're welcome, and Nope, no stone.
Added by Chad Eugene Schneider on Oct 30, 2014 12:34 AM
Grace Younglove Hudson
RE: Sherman Thayer
You are very welcome. yes that is the sad part when no one takes care of the stones.
Added by Grace Younglove Hudson on Jun 15, 2014 6:25 PM
RE: Oliver and Jane Battey Hopkins
Oliver and everyone else on all sides of the stone all set!
Added by KSonier on May 15, 2014 7:13 PM
RE: Oliver and Jane Battey Hopkins
Greetings. So sorry - I have deleted the photo in question. I checked out the photo that was uploaded for Jane. It looks like another side of the same stone, I think. I will check it out as soon as I am in Jamestown again (tomorrow or next day) and will let you know and will take a photo of all sides. If Oliver Sr is not on the stone, I will hunt for him elsewhere in the lot.
Added by KSonier on May 14, 2014 6:54 PM
RE: Mary Ann Battey Watson
You're welcome. It reads "William and Rebecca Batty". If you contact the folks that uploaded the wrong stone, you can ask to have it deleted.
Added by KSonier on May 14, 2014 5:18 PM
Dale & Patti
Eleanor L. Battey (121771094)
I am in the process of fulfilling your photo request. According to the cemetery records Eleanor is in a Southworth lot. I have a marker showing an Eleanor L. Wentworth wife of A. B. Southworth. The memorial for Eleanor was set up my a member who used the burial date as her death date. I have sent an edit to her to correct the dates to read 10/27/1909 - 01/04/1983. Do you believe this is the person you are looking for? The marker does not show the last name of Battey at all.

Added by Dale & Patti on May 07, 2014 9:51 AM
R Madison
3 photo requests
Hi - I will fulfill your photo requests as soon as weather gets better - very messy here in VT right now. Hope you don't mind being patient...
Added by R Madison on Mar 21, 2014 9:16 AM
Bob Thomas
RE: Harriet Field - Capt Horace B. Field
The Field family was too interesting to pass up.

Lost at sea on Christmas Eve? How does that happen to a Capt of the Artillery?
Added by Bob Thomas on Nov 27, 2013 7:29 AM
Bob Thomas
RE: Harriet Field
Hi David,

The softer stone that is easier to work doesn't seem to hold up as well.

Do you know much about Harriet's parents, Peleg and Betsey?

Peleg was a blacksmith and his shop was donated to a museum. The stone shop was moved from New Berlin to Cooperstown, about 33 miles.

You can see a photo of the shop at the link below.

Harriet's brother Capt. Horace Field was in the US Army in the 3rd Artillery. He was lost at sea on Dec 24, 1853. The story of the maiden voyage of the steamship San Francisco could be made into an incredible movie -

Birth: Jul. 31, 1818
Death: Dec. 24, 1853

Military History.
Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1836, to July 1, 1840, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1840.
Served: in the Florida War, 1840‑42; in garrison at Ft. Pickens, Fla., p441842, Ft. Moultrie, S. C., 1842‑43, 1843‑44, and Savannah, Ga.,(First Lieut., 3d Artillery, June 27, 1844) 1844‑45; on Recruiting service, 1846‑47; in the War with Mexico, 1847‑48, being engaged in the Combat of Huamantla, Oct. 9, 1847, Action of Galaxara, Nov. 21, 1847, and Action of Matamoras, Nov. 22, (Bvt. Capt., Oct. 9, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Huamantla, Mex.) 1847; in garrison at Ft. Constitution, N. H., 1848‑49, 1850‑53, and Ft. Sullivan, Me., 1853;

and on voyage to California, 1853, in the Steamer San Francisco, from which he was washed overboard, Dec. 24, 1853, during a violent storm, by a heavy sea, which swept off four officers and one hundred and eighty soldiers of the 3d Artillery, and several others, all of whom, save two, perished with him.
Drowned, Dec. 24, 1853, off the Capes of the Delaware: Aged 38.

I am not related to Capt. Horace B. Field and he left no children -- his father, Peleg Field, is well known to the area because Peleg's stone blacksmith shop was moved from New Berlin to the Farmer's Museum in Cooperstown. Peleg came to New Berlin from Rhode Island and his son Capt. Horace was stationed in Rhode Island prior to the voyage on which he was swept overboard.

I took a photo of a stone erected in memory of two brothers -- and was curious about them -- so I looked them up. Capt. Horace B. Field was in the 3rd Artillery - but was lost at sea on Christmas eve, 1853 -- which is quite strange. It gets stranger as you look into it -- the Steamship San Francisco was on its maiden voyage -- but was wrecked by a December storm -- much like a hurricane -- the story made big magazines and the NY Times --

paintings were made depicting the wreck - which was a long process -- with many lost in a moment -- others dying of cholera -- and many thinking that the ship would sink at any moment --

coverage of the event was tough -- no telegraph or radio -- and the disabled ship drifted for days -- in weather too rough for other ships to take off people or offer in assistance -- and then -- if you were taken off you went wherever that ship was bound -- not to the destination you desired -- some people got home by way of Liverpool, England.

at least one book came out of it

A great article in Harper's

There are some great stories in our graveyards.
Added by Bob Thomas on Nov 24, 2013 7:47 AM
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