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Nearly all memorials added or managed by me are related to me either directly or by marriage one or a few degrees removed. Unless the subject is part of current research, I'm generally happy to transfer a memorial to anyone by chance more closely related than I am, regardless of generation and especially if they have further information and connections to add. I am no Richard Avedon; by all means, if I have posted a photo of interest to you, please use it - no permission required, giving credit when practical and appropriate to do so.
I both request and transfer management because the most meaningful memorials on Find-A-Grave are created by many interested and dedicated volunteers working together. Put the memorial in the hands of the most knowledgeable - usually a direct relation with vested interest. The "Family First policy of Four Generations" has become a failed excuse for the well-known few to maintain control and rack up "numbers" at the expense of expanding useful information for the majority and posterity. I respect those who labored long hours by groundwork and online to produce vast data on Find-A-Grave. By contrast, my emphasis is connectivity of the "relative" few of whom I know well. I strive to be accurate, scholarly and welcome corrections. I'm fine with the hypothetical memorial if it leads to real discovery - this has happened for me several times. Creative hypothesis can lead to real answers with the help of others.
Finally, I prefer quality over quantity, recognizing that perfection takes time and you have to start somewhere.
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|Andrew L.||RE: Duplicate @ Madison Street Cemetery: #88314620|
May I transfer the memorials to you?
|Edward O. Page||RE: Photos for Anna Stillman (1805-1892)|
I forgot to mention I entered the inscription above Anna Stillman's name below the close up of the monument.
It reads, "One of the noblest works of God"
|Edward O. Page||RE: Photos for Anna Stillman (1805-1892)|
Job done! Thanks for the request and effort to keep the Memorial Listing in order and up-to-date.
|B Peterson||RE: Madison Street Cemetery Dupe/Double: Ebenezer Stillman Jr. (1807-1872)|
If you wanted to give me an email address I could send you my transcribed version of Lillie's autograph book. There are a lot of Smith's and also Stillman's - so you might be interested. If you'd rather not, just let me know and I'll send you names through findagrave messaging.
One other question I hoped to discuss with you - there is an Annah Stillman listed on the face of the memorial for Ebenezer Stillman in Hamilton, NY. The person who manages this memorial has her as Ebenezer's wife. But, my records say he never married. And he had a sister, Anna, whose birth and death dates seem to correspond with this Annah. Do you have any records of Anna Stillman, sister to Ebenezer, Francis Wright, etc.? Do you think I might be correct in figuring this to be a sister?
|Roibeard53||Koether at Rosehill Cemetery|
I checked the Rosedale and Rosehill Cemetery online seard feature and nothing for the name Koether came up. You can check this at:http://www.rosedale-rosehill.com/search_names.cfm
Perhaps the cemetery itself might be able to give you more information about the location.
|B Peterson||RE: Madison Street Cemetery Dupes: Amarilla Smith Stillman & Francis Wright Stillman|
I have found another Stillman "dupe". Ebenezer Stillman, Francis Wright Stillman's brother, has a memorial in the Madison St. Cemetery in Hamilton NY (88314600), listed on his brother's headstone I believe. He is also listed on his parent's memorial in Wethersfield (20328156). I believe, though not certain, that he is buried in Hamilton. He lived most of his adult life with his brother, Francis, and was never married as far as I know.
|Andrew L.||RE: Madison Street Cemetery Dupes: Amarilla Smith Stillman & Francis Wright Stillman|
dupes are gone, thanks for bringing them to my attention.
|DJ Paul||Glad you are aware...|
I'll be arriving at Harpersfield Rural Cem. (aka Stevens Cem) early a.m. 9 Jun for an hour or so mission oriented photo shoot... but I've been visiting about 3 times a year lately. Have plans on this trip to move up Rt 10 a bit to Summit Hamlet in Schoharie County. One of the local Boy Scouts is having an "Old Summit Cemetery" cleanup. What a worthy effort... part of his Eagle Rank Service Project (been there, done that). Old Summit Cemetery is another example of abuse in area inactive cemeteries, overgrown & semi-forgotten, rather sad. I have several Odell ancestors who rest there.
OBTW, those Odell soles in Harpersfield Rural Cem. are related. Daniel (d. 1855) is a 1st cousin-5x removed, and his son Stephen is a 2nd cousin... and their wives and some family there too. But I've been working on the Dayton surname the past couple of days... no question many are my kissing cousins. And of the Sheldon soles buried there, Elisha Sheldon is a 1st cousin... and another sad case where this Revolutionary War Veteran of Dutchess County Militia-Third Regiment had no Memorial Day American Flag (at least on 5/22/2013). I'll add the REQUIRED flag on Jun 9th. And with a quick look, the remaining Sheldons all seem related.
Yes, walking around the cemetery I've felt several of those soles in Harpersfield Rural were related... but that is likely to be many, many, of those interred. The Odell, Smith, Dart, Sheldon, Dayton, Hubbard, etc. to name those for certain.
Added by DJ Paul on Jun 02, 2013 12:51 PM
|Edward O. Page||RE: Photos for Francis Wright Stillman (1804-1893) and his wife|
RE: Francis & Amarilla Stillman
I have added my photos to both as requested and blew away the photos posted on the duplicate memorials.
Please advise you if need further assistance.
Thank you for your request.
|B Peterson||RE: Re: Mary Amarilla Stillman Whittemore (1830-1894), Butte View Cemetery|
This will just be a short reply as I'm off on a trip to Calif. in a couple of hours. Just wanted to say, I have an old "autograph book" belonging to Lillian Whittemore (IT & Mary A's daughter) that has several Smith names in it. That might be a good place to start.
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