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Janet (#47149832)
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I started on geneology where my mother left off.
She was from New York. I am searching for BRANNAN, BRANNEN and other spellings, Hawxhurst, BIRCHER, MATHEWS and STYLES among others.
My father's family was primarily in PA. There I'm looking for ANSPACH, MOYER, REINHART and others who've married into the family.
Learning about these families, their lives and times has been an incredible history lesson.
I appreciate the photos and names that people have posted relating to my family and your help in connecting the various members as they've departed from their places of birth. It's nice to bring them back together through findagrave.
When I have the opportunity to travel someplace, it is my pleasure to photograph family members and many others too. I hope that some of these names will be just the person you've been looking for.

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RE: Rachel Hess, N.Paltz
Thanks. I'm glad you were able to link her to the right mother--even buried in the same cemetery.
Added by AAW on Nov 03, 2015 7:18 PM
Rachel Hess, N.Paltz
Although you did not link Rachel Hess #54716968 of New Paltz to the wrong parents (Joel and Sally Dubois of Catskill). because you still control her memorial, only you can directly correct this link. You should bring up Rachel's memorial and click the blue "Edit relationship" hyperlink and then you will be able to remove Joel DuBois, who was certainly not her father, and add her correct mother Sally Jane (Vanostrand) Dubois #101524609, who was also buried in New Paltz Cemetery (not my ancestor, the Sally DuBois buried in Catskill).
If this sounds too complicated for you, please transfer Rachel's memorial to me 48224322, I will make the correction, and then transfer her memorial back to you. (Since she is not known to be a relation I have no interest in hanging on to her memorial so will return it right after correcting it).

I found Rachel DuBois Hess and her mother Sally (Vanostrand) DuBois in the Censuses. They clearly show Rachel cannot possibly have ever been a child of Joel or Sally Dubois of Catskill. In the 1855 NY State Census, Rachel is living with her WIDOWED mother Sally Dubois in the household of Sally's sister Gitty/Gertrude Steen (F-G #101524611) and brother-in-law Jesse Steen (F-G #1-1624610). Joel DuBois of Catskill died long after 1850 so cannot have been that Sally's husband. Sally DuBois of Catskill died in 1858, but Sally (Vanostrand) Dubois, mother of Rachel Hess, is in the 1860 and 1880 Census for New Paltz. In the latter she is enumerated as the WIDOWED mother-in law of Cornelius Hess.
Added by AAW on Nov 01, 2015 10:32 PM
Rachel Hess
I see no evidence that Rachel DuBois Hess born around 1844 and buried in New Paltz) was the daughter of Joel and Sally Jane Dubois (buried in Catskill). The latter are direct ancestors of mine so I'm familiar with the relevant sources.

In the 1850 US Census for Catskill Joel and Sally have 5 children in the household Nathaniel 22, Lana 20, Ester 18, Sarah 11, Catherine 9. No Rachel. In the 1855 NY Census for Catskill Joel & Sally are still living with these 5 children (Nathaniel, Lana, Ester, Sarah & Catharine) as well as a son in law John Manning (h/o Lana), daughter in law Elizabeth (Abeel) w/o Nathaniel, and 2 granddaughters, Francis and Mary, children of Nathaniel and Lana. Again no Rachel.

In 1860 Catskill Joel and Sally are living in the household of daughter Lana and son-in-law John Manning and their children. Still no Rachel.

Added by AAW on Oct 17, 2015 12:17 AM
Patricia McF
RE: Rogler
My sincere apologies. I didn't realize the earlier records were in the wrong cemetery. I will use your records for family links. Thank you for the info...& also, thank you for your work.
Added by Patricia McF on Sep 14, 2015 6:18 PM
Family Bible
Hi Everyone I Just Started to Try and Finish what my grandmother and I started back in the late 70's and that is her Family tree..
I Have the Pages from William J. Sarine and Rachel Oakley's Family Bible...I have Photo Copied them and can email them to you if you would like. They Are in Very Bad Shape and Have No Idea Who thought it would be a Great Idea to Tear them out and then Fold Them?? UGH ... I found them in My Grandmothers (Nancy E. Sarine) Papers. Her Father was Dr. Willian V B Sarine...William and Rachels Grandson.
If Anyone would like a copy Please let me Know
Added by Vicki on Sep 04, 2015 8:00 PM
Old Ellenville Cemetery
Hi Janet,

I have been photographing this cemetery, and noticed you have taken some photos yourself. Out of curiosity, what did you use to make the inscriptions pop out more?

Thank you,
Added by CRose26 on Jun 30, 2015 11:34 AM
55248260 Geo Maxwell Carman
Wallkill Valley Cemetery. Would you please transfer his memorial to me to maintain?
Donna member #47164003
Added by Donna on Feb 17, 2015 10:43 AM
Marilyn Ahlstedt-Macrae
RE: re Clara Eddy
I actually could have sworn I saw her grave but there are a few that have fallen and they are face down. I can't touch things like that for fear of hurting myself or the stone . It would be nice if the cemetery would do it but they don't.. Although this is a well taken care of cemetery
Added by Marilyn Ahlstedt-Macrae on Apr 06, 2014 3:46 PM
RE: John Byington
Actually, that was me that contacted you to change it to "half brother". Sarah does have a half brother named John, but she does not have a brother named John. The problem is that you are claiming that John is also buried in the cemetery, but that doesn't fit with other information. What sources led you to state that Sarah's brother is buried there?
Added by HESM on Apr 03, 2014 12:00 PM
John Byington
On the Memorial for Sarah Byington Budd (#52928924), you stated that "her brother John is also buried here". I looked through the online memorials and could not find a memorial for Sarah's brother. Do you have any more information about his burial? I've seen other online opinions that claim he died in New Cannon, Connecticut. I'd like to be able to locate the grave to see what further evidence it gives.
Added by HESM on Apr 03, 2014 9:37 AM
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