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HESM (#47205242)
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RE: John Byington
I was working off the Ulster co cemetery list. I will remove the message of relationship.
Thanks for updating
Added by Janet on Apr 04, 2014 4:18 PM
RE: John Byington
sorry, I don't have information. Another person contacted me and asked me to correct John to say Sarah's half-brother.
Added by Janet on Apr 03, 2014 10:20 AM
Sarah Budd
re half brother John, correction made as you requested
Added by Janet on Apr 03, 2014 10:18 AM
Penne Magnusson Hannum
Maren Jensen
Yes, I agree the dates are wrong. However, I unable to remove the pic since I didn't put it on. You will need to get in touch with Chris Bybee, who put the pic on, and ask him to remove since it isn't the correct Maren Jensen. Sorry.
Added by Penne Magnusson Hannum on Mar 10, 2014 11:33 AM
Ralph Edwards
Gottlieb Koenig
I was aware of the alternative death date, but since it says Feb 11 on the marker, and transcriptions are of uneven quality, I went with the date on the marker. And yes, I know they are often not reliable as well. I've added a note with the alternative date. If you have seen the original of the death record, or have other evidence, let me know, and I'll change the date.
Added by Ralph Edwards on Feb 13, 2014 11:26 AM
Penne Magnusson Hannum
Maren Jensen 87975489
As to your questions - I took the information off of the information from the city directory given to me of everyone buried in the cemetery. If you can't find the city, it's not surprising. Because it was 200 years ago - things change - boundary changes - names of towns go by the wayside - anything could have happened. There are many towns which I have added to memorials which do not show up on the list to choose from. As to the picture? I don't know - I didn't take the picture. Go to Chris Bybee name - click onto it and ask him. Maybe this was her family and she wasn't included on the headstone. Good luck.
Added by Penne Magnusson Hannum on Feb 04, 2014 1:07 PM
RE: Elmer O Ayers 97774979
Yes, Given the evidence, I definitely think this memorial belongs to Elmer (1858-1901). I found a source for his death date. Apparently there was an obit in the Troy Gazette. I didn't actually see the clipping, just a note that it exists. I think it's the Bradford County Genealogical library that has a huge card catalog of notes made from old clippings.

I've written a huge note in the bio explaining the evidence to support your Elmer.

Do you have a source for his birthdate?
Added by ASB on Jan 01, 2014 10:05 PM
Elmer O Ayers 97774979
Hmm.. Interesting. The 12y would refer to his age, which is of course frequently marked on stones, which would mean this was not your Elmer. However, 1) I didn't find this stone legible when I photographed the entire cemetery. I got this entry from a reading done at some unidentified time.
2) I believe the stone was not easily read at that time, because it's most unusual that only a month and year would be put on the stone without a date. So probably the person doing the reading read as best as they could.
3) From experience I know that fours (4) fade fast into ones (1). So maybe it was age 42, which would definitely make it a good possibility for your Elmer.
4) From the Tri-Counties list, it was near the graves of Fred, Selda, Lena and Emma Collins. They are all on one tower together. Was May related to those Collinses?
5) Certainly Elmer O Ayers is not a common name. It's not his son, as evidenced by the 1900 Census. They are living 3 houses away from my relations, who are also buried at Upper Gillett cemetery.

If May is related to any of the Collinses at Upper Gillett, then I think the possibility is strong that the stone (now gone) belonged to your Elmer.
Added by ASB on Jan 01, 2014 4:38 PM
Diana Enos Hammock
Muir plot
The plot number has been added.
Added by Diana Enos Hammock on Nov 27, 2013 9:54 AM
William Avery
Just Found out that stone was NOT his and I removed it. I am keeping William Avery on my records to look for in the spring
Added by bluelady on Nov 23, 2013 4:14 PM
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