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Joan wood (#47289530)
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I have been doing genealogy for a number of years now and research families in my direct and extended lines. I have also researched my husbands Massachusetts family. I love using find a grave and add to it whenever I can. Many of my ancestors are buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY.
Some of the names that I research from my family are Marshall, Swenson, Rowe,Graff, Wotherspoon, Gurnee, Tway, Anderson, Steele, Hillary and many more. Many of these names originating in Lanark, Glasgow, Scotland. Other are from Sweden and Newfoundland.
The names that are associated with my husband's family are almost exclusively from Martha's Vineyard and New Bedford, Mass. They include Allen from the Island and associated families, Ashton, Howland stemming from New Bedford, Mass.
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Pat Wood
RE: Edward Shields
Best of good sleuthing, Joan.
Added by Pat Wood on Apr 06, 2016 9:43 PM
Pat Wood
RE: Edward Shields
Elizabeth's funeral mass was at St. John Baptist RC Church, at Lewis & Willoughby, Brooklyn. She was first buried in Calvary Cemetery. Edward Shields purchased the Calvery plot September 19, 1864 [Section 1 West, Ave. B, Plot 3, Grave 3]. This plot is adjacent to Plot 2, which was purchased by John Finn, 3 days earlier to bury his mother, Ellen Galligan Finn. After her husband died in 1907, Elizabeth was re-interred with her husband at St. John's in November, 1907 [Section 14, Range M, plots 4&5].

Unfortunately, Elizabeth's parents' names were not given on her death certificate.
Added by Pat Wood on Apr 05, 2016 4:15 PM
Pat Wood
RE: Edward Shields
Hi Joan,

If you re-check the Brooklyn city directory for 1878 you will see that there was an Edward, driver, at 825 Gates and also an Edward J., truckman, at 889 Pacific. Clearly there were 2 men with not only similar names but same occupation.

The Edward that I have been tracking is the one on Gates. I have tracked this family back thru US and NYS censuses.

Also, I have the interment lists for this family in St John's where Edward was buried in 1907 as well as for Calvary where his wife Elizabeth Finn Shields was originally buried. After Edward died in 1907 her body was brought over to St John's.This Elizabeth was the sister of John Finn, my g'g'g'father, and their parents were David Finn and Ellen Galligan.

May I suggest that you re-examine your sources?

There's good reason for your head to be reeling! So many of these families had very similar names.

BYW, Was your Wood line ever Woods from Co. Down?

Pat
Added by Pat Wood on Apr 04, 2016 11:44 PM
LAS
John Miller
Hi,

Thank you for the info for J.H.Miller. It is helpful and I will work it into his bio. Thanks again, any info is welcome.
LAS
Added by LAS on Nov 06, 2015 5:24 PM
Patricia Gilliland Devoti
JOAN WOOD
correction John Milton wife Adelia Frances Tilton.
PAT DEVOTI
Added by Patricia Gilliland Devoti on Mar 18, 2015 4:54 PM
Patricia Gilliland Devoti
JOAN WOOD
I DO HAVE PHOTO OF JOHN MILRON HAMMETT & HIS WIFE #47289539 COLUMBIA, CHEROKEE, KANSAS USA. DO YOU HAVE THEM
Added by Patricia Gilliland Devoti on Mar 18, 2015 4:38 PM
Patricia Gilliland Devoti
JOAN WOOD
I CAN'T BEGIN TO THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR THE PHOTOS OF SARAH DUNHAM COTTLE, THE COTTLES ARE MY MAIN BRANCH. I HAD A PHOTO OF HER CEMETERY BUT NOTHING LIKE THIS I AM VERY GRATEFUL. I AM HAVING A LOT OF TROUBLE WITH MY LEGACY BUT MY FRIEND CAME OVER TO TRY & HELP ME TODAY.
PAT DEVOTI
WILDWOOD, MISSOURI
Added by Patricia Gilliland Devoti on Mar 18, 2015 4:05 PM
shoshana blasko
Stella Bohannen
Hello-
I am researching my family tree.
According to my records Stella was married to William Elias Tway
Son of William F. Tway & Mary L. Davis

Mary L. Davis' parents were:

George W. Davis (born April 29 1805)
&
Mary E. Henchman (born June 9 1815)
Do you have any information for the Davis or Henchman lineage?

According to my records they are my husbands maternal 3rd great grandparents.

Thank you for your time-
Shoshana Blasko
frockedgnu@gmail.com
917-902-2025
Added by shoshana blasko on Aug 04, 2014 4:24 PM
SusanG
RE: Re: Esther Gwathmey
I didn't get your email. Thank you for the background on her Memorial amd family.
Have a good evening.

Added by SusanG on Aug 05, 2013 8:48 PM
SusanG
Re: Esther Gwathmey
Oh my gosh Joan, I so wasn't expecting you to transfer her Memorial to me! Thank you so very much. I will take good care of her Memorial. Have a good evening.

Best regards-

Susan
Added by SusanG on Aug 05, 2013 7:54 PM
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