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C Branscome (#47332287)
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Bio Photo I have been tracing my family lines and the history surrounding them since I was young. Started on my own direct lines (primarily New England, Illinois, Wisconsin and Ohio) and then expanded to my spouse (Texas, Utah, Virginia, Georgia, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Alabama), added my step-grandfather (Kansas, Kentucky) then researched in-laws and other collateral relatives and cousins with interesting lives (a lot of them on one side were early missionaries and ministers to the "wilds" of the mid-west)

I try to maintain all my memorials by researching their lives and adding information. My mother-in-law left me an album of pictures all nicely labeled which I have been posting. If you are a descendant of the Texas Davis family, please feel free to use the Davis pictures. My mother-in-law also had a set of pictures of her WWII nurse friends labeled with their names and home addresses as of the mid-1940s. As they can be identified I will post them also.

Transfers. Send me a SAC with your request and relationship. I am willing to consider transfers outside the FAG guidelines.

I have hard copies of "Hale, House and Related Families" and the two volume "The Chapin Genealogy" both of which are extremely reputable with their facts, so am working my way through them linking the families and providing the maiden names.
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Mary Steichen Yamamoto
RE: Mortimer Hayden Jr
Sorry to take so long to respond!Thanks for making the changes-don't really want the memorial transferred to me. Appreciate the work you have done on this.

Mary Yamamoto
Added by Mary Steichen Yamamoto on Jun 23, 2014 8:22 PM
Dave Robison
Chapin Family
Nice to "meet" you! I'm fascinated by the coincidence of the edits that you've proposed for the Chapin family in the Chicopee Street Cemetery. I've recently discovered my relationship to that family by way of Deacon Samuel Chapin (1598-1675) who was one of the earliest settlers of Springfield, Massachusetts and became one of the wealthiest and most influential resident. I am his 8th great grandson. There is a statue representative of him near downtown Springfield that had been commissioned by one of his descendants, Chester Chapin. Earlier this month, I was able to gain entry to the locked Chicopee Street Cemetery form a gentleman who turns out to be a distant Chapin cousin and who is the current owner of the property. So as I slog my way through, I sought to add dates and link family members only to see you've requested the edits. Saves me a lot of work! Thanks!! Ironically, I added many of the entries here along with John O'Connor, a family historian for whom I've volunteered for the past 7 years.

So, I was curious to know if we are cousins. I also "met" another Chapin cousin in a chat during an webinar this past Tuesday. Since there are probably "millions" of descendants of Deacon Chapin, it wouldn't surprise me.

I was born in Springfield and currently live in Chicopee so I'm very close to all these records. You can visit my website at or my blog at

I'll keep an eye on the edits at Chicopee Street Cemetery and make sure they all get "approved."

Dave Robison
Added by Dave Robison on May 29, 2014 10:01 PM
Branscome family
My wife's grandmother was Clara Estelle Branscome Allison, daughter of George E. Branscome. We have many pictures handed down from her. Unfortunately, many do not have names on the back. So we could use some help from Branscome family members identifying those people.
How can we get help?

Best regards,cousin,
Cal and Shirley Thompson
Added by cgthompson on May 26, 2014 6:16 PM
Jennifer Madison
Dorothy Bernstein
Thank you for the information. It has been put on Dorothy's page with credit to you. I did not know who she was.
Added by Jennifer Madison on May 26, 2014 4:01 PM
RE: Honour Hale 78714637
No problem! I have the vital records for Glastonbury, so it was a quick lookup. I have to admit tho, I wasn't diligent about linking folks in the Green cem, because I took my info not from the Hale listing, but from a book done by the Green Cem Association, and they just listed everyone in the cem alphabetically. I'm much better now about linking folks when I know who they are related to. I'm working on the Cedar Grove cem in New London, a very long process, because I think that I spend more time linking folks then actually putting in names! Irma
Added by Irma on May 25, 2014 12:53 PM
Honour Hale 78714637
hi-your request to link Honour Hale to her parents is incorrect (Daniel 16314524 & Ruth 16640681). Honours parents are David 16640483 and Ruth 16640544. Please check the Barbour vital records for Glastonbury, which is available on
To find all family members in a particular family, just use the volume number and the page number, in other words, for this particular family, the parents and children are all listed under vol. 2 page 26.
The incorrect folks you wanted me to link to is Daniel & Ruth, they are listed under vol 1 page 114. And yes, this Daniel & Ruth had a daughter named "Onner", # 16465933.
Also, what triggered my doubt in the first place was the fact that Daniel & Ruth would have been their 50's when Honour was born!! I will decline your change, and I will link Honour to the correct parents. Irma
Added by Irma on May 25, 2014 8:25 AM
Lela Parris Koch
Oops, I forgot to tell you.......the Owens family is not my family. I have several of their memorials at Pleasant Hill and would be happy to transfer any or all of them to you.
Added by Lela Parris Koch on May 04, 2014 4:02 PM
Lela Parris Koch
I just transferred this memorial to you. I didn't know what you wanted. The memorial already said who his parents were. If you wanted links you need to send the numbers.
Added by Lela Parris Koch on May 04, 2014 3:59 PM
Quabbin Park Cemetery
Thank you for the Colton, Chapin and Griggs information. It has been added to their memorials.
Added by psc on Apr 23, 2014 8:13 AM
Don Blauvelt
RE: Prudence Talcott Goodrich
Thanks for the reply. Yes, Hale, House states as you cite. I suspect D. L. Jacobus was coping material without editorial comment.

In the early years of the Mayflower Descendant magazine (1st decade of the 1900s), George Ernest Bowman, that magazine's eminent first editor, fell into the same old-style, new-style dating trap when compiling genealogies that included persons who died after 1752. He later became convinced of the backdating, post-dating fallacy.
Added by Don Blauvelt on Apr 21, 2014 12:13 PM
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