|Fort Plank Historian Ken D. Johnson (#47260605)|
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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 www.fort-plank.com 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.
|ron||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.
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
|Perfield Girl||Oriskany Battleground|
Wow. Awesome. Thank you for creating this cemetery and all the memorials.
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
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.
Looks like there are two memorials for Lydia, too. :-(
Added by Kocart on Aug 08, 2012 5:31 PM
|Kocart||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).
Added by Kocart on Aug 08, 2012 5:29 PM
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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