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Old Ironsides (#47198346)
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Bio Photo As a child, my parents would take the family to old cemeteries (especially in Tennessee and Ohio) to visit graves of deceased relatives. Cemeteries probably became interesting to me for that reason.

Cemeteries can be fascinating because of the subtle stories they tell of a communities past and a little bit of how people lived or died. For me, this is all about history and what can be learned from it.

Besides history, Find A Grave is a wonderful way to remember and pay respect to those who have passed away.

Contributions that I have added to Find A Grave include a mix of family relatives and non-relatives.

My area of interest for non-relatives is documenting small, overlooked cemeteries that are off the usual beaten path. An example is "Woods Mill Cemetery" that is just inside an impact area at Ft. Drum, NY. If you are from Jefferson County, NY and want to document cemeteries for Find A Grave please consider the many small cemeteries at Fort Drum. They are from a time period before the area became a federal reservation and are now fairly inaccessible to the public. Sadly, many of them are mostly forgotten.

Anyone with information about Bay Road Cemetery in Hammond, NY please cite the source and I will add that information to the cemetery page.

For transfer's, I do follow Find A Grave's policy. Please read it before contacting me about transfers.

Cemeteries Added:
Woods Mill Cemetery
Ford Family Vault
Bay Road Cemetery

Marker of interest:
Unknown Stone Cross Marker
Any information on this marker please let me know.

Always happy to receive a "suggestion," however, please cite a source (Name of book, page, webpage with url etc). Best if I can have a way to reply to the suggestion either to ask for clarification or if I have a question - Thanks!

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Debra Taylor
RE: Facebook
Putting it on find a grave is fine. Sorry that I have finished my Harder papers, I will get back to it. I had all of the papers scanned on the pc, but some how my pc deleted them, and I do not know how it did it. It also deleted all of my pictures. Maybe those pictures of family came to life and took their pictures, I hope not as many died many, years ago. Where can I look on the pc to see where they were moved to? No, you do not have to put any thing on facebook. I only put the pictures on facebook of some of my DePriest family that live in Miss., Florida, etc. I believe that our Harder that our family, is also part of the Harder family that went North. Part went from Virginia and South Caroline to Ten, one brother went up to the New York area. It was good to hear from you. Stay warm hope you did not very much snow. Our spring flowers are coming up in Ten., Take your time, with what you are putting on find a grave. I have been working on and finding more family who were in the REV, WAR. I will type more of the Harders this week, as I see it has been some time since I sent any. Debi
Added by Debra Taylor on Feb 05, 2015 8:12 PM
nancy robison
Chilion Ford
Sorry, can't remember the message. But I am guessing it was his birth year. Per the birth records of 4 of his siblings, he would have been born in Morristown, New Jersey. His parents didn't move to New York until 1808. While his father did expeditions there prior to 1808, the family stayed in Morristown, NJ until 1808.
His census records, immigration records, etc have him born in 1802.
Or, I may have mistakenly given you the 1835 birth year of Chilion's nephew, Chilion Jones.
Added by nancy robison on Feb 01, 2015 6:55 PM
Debra Taylor
Hi again, I have been doing some work an facebook, have a lot of family DePriest pictures and a few of Harders. I am going to put all of my papers of the family of DePriest and Harder family. Have not had time to type all of it into find a grave. Join me on facebook, I am under Debra L Taylor and Debra Taylor, one has pictures the other does not have any that I scanned.
Added by Debra Taylor on Sep 19, 2014 4:16 PM
Debra Taylor
the reunion was good, about 110 were there. If all the DePriest would have been there it would have been about 600 hundred or more. I will get back with you on the family history. Hope all is going well for you and the family.
Added by Debra Taylor on Sep 06, 2013 6:09 PM
Debra Taylor
Anderson Harder
Sorry, not to get back to you but, I think I have found another way to send you information. Hope all is going well for you. We had a DePriest reunion at Sardis, Ms. on Sunday Aug. 11, 2013 about 150 there.
Added by Debra Taylor on Aug 13, 2013 6:35 PM
Debra Taylor
RE: Anderson family cont.
Some time this week I will be back and finish the Anderson line and the Harder and DePriest. If you have a fax number I can fax you what I have on the family. Last time I was ready to send more information, and I hit delete not send. Have not retyped it yet.
Added by Debra Taylor on Jul 24, 2012 10:52 AM
Karen Carr
RE: Urban
You are very welcome for the photo. I was happy to do it!
Added by Karen Carr on Jun 15, 2012 5:00 PM
Karen Carr
You are welcome for the picture! I have added it to his wife's Paulina. Of course you can use the photo to your liking. I added the grave site to the caption when I added the photo, maybe that is not the right place? Here it is though: Range 22, Graves 131-132. I did the same for Josephine Urban, here is hers: Special Singles 8, Grave 176. I am glad I could help! Karen
Added by Karen Carr on Jun 13, 2012 6:05 PM
Debra Taylor
Anderson family cont.
Sorry it has been awhile since I sent any information.
The "Block House" was located in Carter's Valley, at a point where the hills, opening into a valley half a mile wide and a mile long from a pleasant spot in a rough country. The fort site was determined, as "House" was the last station on the old Kentucky road before it passed through Moccasin gap, gateway to the Indian country. Roads from north and south going west converged here, and it was at this point that travelers to Kentucky gatered to form parties through the hazardus journey to the new country beyond the mountains.

Twice the Anderson family was driven by Indian attacks from the "Block House" and forced to find shelter in a fort at the present site of Abingdon.

OnDec 21,1776, Gov. Patrick Henry issued a commission of peace and dediumus for Washington Co., by which John Anderson and other justices of the peace were appointed for the new county, and on Jan. 28, 1777, the county was organized when John Anderson produced his commissions and took the oath of justice, administered by Co. Arthur Campbell.

John Anderson was a member of the first court of Washington county,Va., and was present at the first meeting, which was held at Black's Fort ( now Abingdon) on the last Tuesday in Jan. 1777.

On Feb. 26, 1777, the court procedded to recommend to the officers of Washington County to the Governor of Virginia. They were duly commissinoned. John Anderson, Gentleman, produced a commission form his Excellency, the Govnor, bearing the 18th May, 1777, appointing him captain of the militia of the county of Washington and took the required oath of office.

On Jan 29, 1777, John Anderson was appointed to take the list of tithables and quatity of taxable land from Maj. Anthony Bledson " As low as there are settlers, " Maj. Bledsoe lived east of Kingsport, Tenn, and this would indicate that Capt. Anderson was located at this time at the Block House.

On May 20, 1777, John Anderson was allowed by the county court of Washington, Va, two diets for the use of the Washington Milita under the command of Capt. Newell on their march to Powell's Valley, and also one hog for the same. The stock mark of John Anderson was recorded at the same session of court.

Capt. John Anderson died at the Block House in Scott, Va. Oct. 13, 1817.
John and Rebecca Anderson had 9 children.
Added by Debra Taylor on May 29, 2012 3:39 PM
Debra Taylor
RE: Question
I will send more information, as I have been working on having a garage sale 4/28, but I will get back with you. Hope you are doing okay. Debi
Added by Debra Taylor on Apr 25, 2012 5:49 PM
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