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anne (#47359288)
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Bio Photo if you are a relative or family friend and would like a transfer of ownership of a memorial, I will gladly do so, unless I am a direct descendant. I have created & transfered many cousin lines and will continue to do so as I would rather the memorial be in the loving hands of someone more closely related who can truly represent their loved one

My virtual cemeteries are generally my direct ancestors, with a very few exceptions. See my 'Distant Cousin' and 'Random Additions' virtual cemeteries to make it simpler to decipher when hoping for a transfer.
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adeana patterson
RE: Effie Paris Purl
Can you email me at

Added by adeana patterson on Jul 20, 2015 9:12 PM
Larry K
RE: Martin Urban Jackson
Sorry, it's buried. and there is no marker or headstone for Martin.
Added by Larry K on Jul 05, 2015 12:21 AM
Larry K
Jackson & Purcell
Hello Anne
I just added pictures for Charles Jackson & Dorothe, and the Purcells at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Cheers, Larry
Added by Larry K on Jul 03, 2015 10:31 PM
Larry K
Charles Jackson
Hi, transfer made.
I'm not a relative, so am very happy to have family connected to the memorial.
Enjoy, Larry
Added by Larry K on Jun 29, 2015 11:41 AM
RE: Ohoto: Franklin S. Downs
Anne, Not a problem! Glad you liked it! Melody
Added by Melody on Jun 08, 2015 7:59 PM
JBrown, IA, MN, Calif, AustinTX
RE: Virtual Cemeteries
(1) "I guess that I am very likely a distant cousin of your husband."

Yes. i don't think we need to tell our grandkids not to marry, but my mother-in-law would be delighted that cousinsare out there , as she still remembers family talking about her great-grandmother Mary Eliza French.

Grandmothers who married Frenches would be these 7 generations, with Margaret Niles leaving Braintree right ahead of the Amer. Rev.:

The men surnamed French would be:

The "?" represents our not yet being able to determine which son of Braintree-born Abiathar2 is correct. There are land records in Ohio that could help, but, how to go about getting them?? If anybody has tips, I'm listening.

(2) "Did you know that Obama is an Abbott from PA, but can't be placed pre-1800."

No. Cool. More on Abbot/Abbott below, spelling changes and moves make them tough to track

(3) Did you know that one of the Barker-French descendents married into the Fondas, a Douw Fonda, I think? A pharmacist in NY, no actor Fondas out to California yet.

(4) About going in circles-- even an "A" student gets only 95% correct on a test. The wrong 5% is the price paid for the 95% of new stuff that is correct.

My biggest 5% confusion lasted a year due to the old mix-up of the two early Puritans- the John French born too late, 1622, wrong DNA, with the bit-older Braintree John French that I really needed.

If the 1622 John French is still in your Braintree French virtual cemetery, a bunch of people have made changes so you can now fix your virtual.

ADD ONE, DEATH 1692. Go to Grace in your virtual, click on her spouse link, now the correct John, to link him in.

REMOVE ONE, BORN 1622. The too-young 1622 John French was sent off to Bridge Cemetery in western Mass. to be with his true wife, Freedom Kingsley, so you can remove him.

ODD SEARCH "BUG". Due to how findagrave's search works, entering the correct state or county will result in the correct John French NOT being found. OUCH. You have to enter the death year 1692 and leave location TOTALLY blank. i think it is because no cemetery has been entered for him.

The owner of this John French is reluctant to put him in the Hancock Cemetery, as there is no stone. John could have been buried on a farm or tossed at sea. Somebody went through the cemetery in 1879 and wrote down all the inscriptions for a published book now online, with nothing found of a stone that, if it had existed, already almost 200 years old by then, had been easily toppled and buried by dirt from new graves or was broken and discarded.

(4) Some Abbotts used the "Abbot" spelling while in NY and Ohio. That and their many moves do make them very hard to place. After leaving Fort Stanwix NY, David Abbot went westward to Ohio territory, in 1797, with a Peter French who had ties to the Genesee Valley in NY, a frontier place. Abbot built a very early mill near the mouth or maybe a ford of the Chagrin River area, near where it flows into Lake Erie. It's the first river east of Cleveland.

This Peter French may not be the same DNA, ancestry unclear, but he is always smack dab in the middle of the Braintree-descended bunch that went to Lake County, OH.
Added by JBrown, IA, MN, Calif, Au... on May 14, 2015 9:03 PM
JBrown, IA, MN, Calif, AustinTX
RE: John French
Anne--You're welcome. You have virtual cemeteries for names I've seen repeatedly in my husbands Puritan side of the family as related to them or neighbors. I'll have to study them. Are you aware of any Abbot/Abbott that married any of the Braintree Mass. bunch, especially the Frenches? in Mass. or maybe after they migrated into western NY or eastern Ohio? I might have some other questions later, Most of my virtuals are not yet ready for prime time. I've been researching this stuff for a few years, and am now ready to start putting things at findagrave, but am still learning
Added by JBrown, IA, MN, Calif, Au... on May 13, 2015 2:01 AM
Valerie Liles
RE: Nathaniel Dikeman
Thanks, Anne! Forwarded your response, and your email address to my cousin, Bev, who wrote you using my Find A Grave account... Val
Added by Valerie Liles on May 04, 2015 2:55 PM
Valerie Liles
Nathaniel Dikeman
Hello, I am a descendant of Nathaniel and will be in CT in July. I will go by the cemetery and take a photo of the gravestone. Please feel free to contact me. I am also on and happy to share any info.
Added by Valerie Liles on May 03, 2015 10:02 AM
Krista AQ & Tommy Thompson
RE: Matthias Saint John
Hi, Anne!

I did some more digging, and you're right--while I find a few sources that give his date of death in December, they're smaller family tree-type sources, and they likely mistook "dec'd" for "dec'r". However, his widow was declared administratrix of his will (and his possessions were inventoried) September 26, 1732. So barring some fancy Dr. Who action, he died earlier than December--likely September.

Thank you!

Added by Krista AQ & Tommy Thompso... on Apr 03, 2015 7:41 AM
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