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Fort Plank Historian Ken D. Johnson (#47260605)
 member for 4 years, 10 months, 5 days
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Bio Photo I have served as the Fort Plank Historian since 1984. I am also the author of "The Bloodied Mohawk: The Revolutionary War in the Words of Fort Plank's Defenders and Other Mohawk Valley Partisans". I own and operate a free web-site posting biographical and historical data on the Colonial Period in the Mohawk Valley of New York. In civilian life I work as a Registered Nurse and as a Mobile Intensive Care Technician. I served four years on active duty in the U.S. Coast Guard, being honorably discharged with the rank of Machinery Technician Second Class (E-5). I reside about one mile south of the site of Fort Plank in the Village of Fort Plain, New York. I hold a Bachelor's of Science Degree from Friend's University of Wichita, Kansas, as well as several Associate level degrees.
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Stephen Dandridge Cole
McFarlan Connections
Hi Ken - Thanks again for your excellent work, both here and elsewhere. I have recently realized that I should contribute some connections here at Findagrave, so I have been connecting my esteemed ancestor Robert both up up down the tree (his parent, sisters, and daughter.) I got to Maine this month to take some photos there, but need to get back to New York someday, to get some more there.
Added by Stephen Dandridge Cole on Aug 22, 2014 8:32 PM
John J. Diefendorf Photo's
Ken Thanks for entering the photo's of John J. Dievendorf and wife. Sorry, I was not yet aware that they were an ancestors of mine when you took me there to view the graves and headstones. After I returned home I did research the Diefendorf line and the Maria Failing,b 1775 to Henry John, b 1748 to Johannes Failing b 15 Oct 1715 line, and found that they were my ancestors too.
Thanks again,
Ron Planck
Added by ron on Apr 27, 2014 1:16 PM
Hi Ken, are you able to discern the year Dr. Enoch Ward died? Do you have any information on him? You took a fabulous photo. The marker is really well preserved. Thank you! Lisa
Added by Observer4wing on Jul 10, 2013 4:27 PM
Perfield Girl
Oriskany Battleground
Wow. Awesome. Thank you for creating this cemetery and all the memorials.

Added by Perfield Girl on Jul 07, 2013 7:36 AM
Thank you for the Klock info and link. I did not know he was a "jr." because I did not have his fathers name. Too bad there is no stone. Thank you again, Allison in North Carolina.
Added by allison on Apr 19, 2013 4:11 PM
M Swift
Hi Ken,
I transferred the Cassels' to you as I feel they belong with family.
Added by M Swift on Apr 11, 2013 11:58 PM
Judy & Keith Gerlach
Have the CD
Have the CD for the Fort Plain Church and want to give you a copy.I had a friend type out the entire book and it is fantastic word for word. Lists all members and information on them.
Keith Gerlach
Added by Judy & Keith Gerlach on Mar 19, 2013 1:47 PM
Lydia Timmerman
Looks like there are two memorials for Lydia, too. :-(

Added by Kocart on Aug 08, 2012 5:31 PM
Conrad Cramer at Swan Cemetery
You left some terrific photos for him--on a duplicate memorial. You may want to check both memorials and see which has the right information, and if it can all be resolved. Yikes--one of the pitfalls. Better too much information than not enough, however! A photographer just provided a photo of Lydia's stone by my request--I just asked for it today. She also did another photo for Conrad. Here are the memorial numbers: 42168615 (Sept 2009) and 43519782 (October 2009).

Have fun,

Added by Kocart on Aug 08, 2012 5:29 PM
Oriskany Battlefield
I found a typo where "there" should be "their" in the description of the battlefield--thought you would want to know. Here is where I found it: "thus there remains are not on the battleground." It's a terrific job you did. It's my favorite place to visit when I come up.

Added by Kocart on Aug 08, 2012 7:54 AM
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