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Will Hunter (#47031690)
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Bio Photo Note: I have move to Martha's Vineyard for the winter and can look up there, but can't search in Providence, RI till Summer.

Graveyard crawler since childhood. Right now interested in the Grace Church Cemetery, and North Burial Ground both in Providence RI, plus Pocassett Cemetery in Cranston RI.

I am a local history buff - any local history - currently I am reading a lot of Rhode Island History. Particularly about John and Moses Brown of Providence and how their merchant business, land investments, and political connections seemed to stretch out from the port of Providence to Maine, Pennsylvania, through to the new territory of Ohio down the Mississippi to New Orleans and all points in between.

I recently got the ancestor bug and with my father and a good friend, professional researcher - Ian O'hara are climbing through the branches of a great family tree. I would love to discuss and share common ancestors.

Some key surnames are:

- Fosters and Fowles of Newburyport, Ma. I am researching this line presently.

Dorr/Dore of Westboro MA, Amesbury MA, Neburyport, Portsmouth NH, Ossippe NH and Sacco Maine. Most of this line is completed thanks to help from several folks. I would gladly help others sharing this lineage or just compare information.

- Bowmans of Westboro and Cambridge, Ma again mostly complete, but would love to hear from others.

- Porter of Westboro,Ma, Newburyport, Ma, and Portsmouth N.H.

-Decedents of David Knox Hunter (b. 7March 1870 Alloa Clockmanna Scotland d. 14 Dec 1953 Westboro MA) - Hunter of Westboro Ma. and Alloa Clockmanna Scotland. I am glad to have this line to Scotland and several generations linage to James Hunter (b. 1747 ?? Scotland d. ?? Alloa Clockmanna Scotland. m. Isabells Frasen)I would love information before 1747 or information on other lines. I believe a different descendant immigrated to North Carolina much earlier that my family line (Abt 1770).
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Lucinda McFarland Andrews
I just added a picture of this person's grave. There is another monument erected in a separate place in this cemetary with both her name and her husband's, Robert Warren Andrews. Let me know if you'd like this picture as well. I'm assuming we can upload just one photo per name.
Added by Auntie on Mar 19, 2010 1:57 PM
Jen Snoots
RE: Locust Grove
Hi Will,
That is so awesome! THANK YOU so much for going out and getting those pictures. It makes me happy to see that there are people out there who haven't forgotten Locust Grove & it's people completely.
Added by Jen Snoots on Sep 08, 2009 11:26 AM
Cindy - Living To Tell
RE: Nellie...
Do you have any idea WHERE Nellie died and how old she was? Was she born in Newburyport??

BTW...the details for Saturday, if you can make it:

There will be lectures by Fiona Broome ( and Gavin Cromwell (

Lectures to be followed by an investigation in ?Hilldale Cemetery in Haverhill, which is a well-known paranormal active area. The cem is extreme disrepair and as soon as you go in, you knwo there's stuff going on. It's an interesting place.

The tickets are $20 (all proceeds to benefit the fund to restore the cem) and includes a buffet provided by the members of the Essex County Ghost Project (including moi!)

Held at the Sons of Italy in Haverhill...starts at 6. You can call me if you have any questions.
978-257-5529. Peace!
Added by Cindy - Living To Tell on May 14, 2009 7:32 PM
Cindy - Living To Tell
I remember now...Dorr or Dore...or Fowle.
Added by Cindy - Living To Tell on May 13, 2009 9:00 PM
Cindy - Living To Tell
RE: Newburyport
Hi Will!

It was great to meet you as well. I wish we could have gotten more out of Nellie. Was Fowle her last name? I'm going to try a cpuple of other sources...who knows? What year did you say she passed??
Added by Cindy - Living To Tell on May 13, 2009 8:58 PM
Matt Rivers
Schaubhut name

Thanks for your help. I'm not aware of any alternate spellings for Schaubhut. The family name is German.


Added by Matt Rivers on Oct 30, 2008 10:25 AM
Alva Crist / Browne
Leon D Browne
Will Hunter, You are an Angel.
You can't imagine how much we appreciate what you have done. Thank you soooooooooooo much for taking those pictures of the Browne Memorial Stone. My Sons and I live in Florida and have not been able to get up North since 1989 when Leon passed away from Cigarettes. I will see one of my Sons Tomorrow and I can't wait to see his face when he sees the Photos. Thank You again, This means so much to us. From Our Family to Yours
Peace and God Bless.
Added by Alva Crist / Browne on Oct 20, 2008 8:41 PM
James Charles Rogers III
Added by James Charles Rogers III on Oct 05, 2008 1:43 PM
Jen Snoots
Hello there!
Hi Will!
It made my day hearing from someone back home! First of all, welcome to Find-a-Grave!
Secondly, thanks for your kind words re: Locust Grove. I may be the only person on the planet that loves the place! It was a tough job (you've probably noticed the state of the place) but I had a lot of fun doing it.
Joseph Bucklin V...if you think you can write a good bio for him (famous or not) I'd be more than happy to transfer him to you. With my living situation currently I can't concentrate long enough to write decent bios anymore. Don't know if you've seen the famous bio guidelines, they should help you out should you ever try your hand at it. Let me know about Joseph though, it's no problem!
I also got your email correction re: Almy Ormsbee...I still have to look at that a bit more. The granite definitely says Almy, the slate, slightly less clear. I can't believe I missed the slate stones by the monument...probably would've caught 'em on a return trip, but that was the only time I ever visited Pocasset.
And I see you are interested in the North Burial Ground in Providence! That was my main stomping ground! I loved it there, I miss it so unbelievably much. I usually went once or twice a month, and could stay for up to 6 hours at a time and still not want to go home. Cemeteries down here just don't compare, and a stone from the 1700s is a rarity.
I've rambled enough...thanks for getting in touch!
Added by Jen Snoots on Aug 30, 2008 7:17 PM

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