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Rebecca S.
RE: Ann Mantle headstone photo
You are most welcome!
Added by Rebecca S. on Sep 14, 2012 7:48 AM
Perfield Girl
Locust Grove
Hi. I see that you had also made photo requests for this place, and that Bob Thomas let you know how his trip out there went. I updated the cemetery description using his narrative about his efforts there....I think it makes the description very interesting.

So, we got our picture of Patience's grave, but I guess Joseph's is lost to history, unless some very determined folks get out there with some tools to see if any part of it can be recovered from underground.

When I retire and move back to New York, I'm planning on doing some of that kind of work. Of course, my husband thinks I'm crazy. Bye for now!
Added by Perfield Girl on Aug 26, 2012 6:45 AM
Bob Thomas
Locust Grove Cemetery
Dear Card Researcher,

I made a trip to Pittsfield today and after some effort and with some help I was able to locate the Locust Grove Cemetery. Here's how things went ---

This week I had a request for a nearby cemetery that I didn't even know existed. It is an old cemetery with the most recent know burial in 1861. It was only about 8 miles away so I rode my bicycle over. I find people are much more willing to help someone on a bicycle than someone who drives up in a car.

I biked up and down the road and couldn't see any sign of the Locust Grove Cemetery. I saw an old man outside working on his car. I asked him if he knew of the cemetery. He did and he gave me some details about an abandoned road that used to pass the cemetery. He also told me who owned the land that surrounded the cemetery so I could ask permission to go on the land and see what was left of the cemetery.

Recently some Amish or Mennonite folks have moved in and were working on building a school house almost across the road. Thinking one of them might be down from his farm to work on the schoolhouse I asked them if they were the landowners but they weren't. I went down to the property across from the cemetery. There was a man tedding and windrowing hay that had been mowed a few days ago behind a two horse rig. One boy was riding with him and two boys were watching him work. Actually he was taking a break and resting his horses in the shade when I went by for the third time. He told me how to get to the cemetery and that he had been up there. Some stones were still up and legible.

As I went into the woods I saw a deer walking up the hill.

There was a very chilling inscription on a stone for a young man who died at only 19 years old. The boy died in late September almost 180 years ago. It is amazing that the stone is still legible.

This is a really amazing story.

I still couldn't see the graveyard from the remaining road even knowing where it was.

All the best,

Added by Bob Thomas on Aug 25, 2012 10:25 PM
RE: Thank you!
Sorry forgot to add that in 1910 William was a dental technician and later the Scheriff in Herkimer Co.
Again i hope it helps with your research Ingrid.
Added by wienerin on Aug 24, 2012 8:54 AM
RE: Thank you!
Hi, here is what i know ;

William Wellington Jackson born March 10 1860 died June 1934
Parents: Washington (Walter) Jackson 1829-1902, Helen Louise Taber 1833-1911
Grandparents: Asa Jackson 1794-1861, Lydia Sheldon 1807-1861
He married Iva D Uhle (born 1878 died ????) on June 28 1911 in Herkimer, they had one son William Wellington Jackson II born 1919 in Utica, died 1964 in Ohio.

Hope that helps, Ingrid.
Added by wienerin on Aug 24, 2012 8:50 AM
Perfield Girl
RE: Patience (Gardner) Briggs
Hmmmm. In its database of cemeteries, Findagrave doesn't have any Otsego County cemetery called Locust Grove.

What do you think of that? Any additional thoughts?

Thanks, Sharon
Added by Perfield Girl on Jun 22, 2011 5:25 PM
Perfield Girl
RE: Patience (Gardner) Briggs
Now that I've re-read your message, I'm salivating. "Grandmother's notebook"? What could be better. Feel free to contact me at It may be easier to communicate that way. Sharon
Added by Perfield Girl on Jun 07, 2011 6:14 PM
Perfield Girl
RE: Patience (Gardner) Briggs
Ooooh. Lovely to hear from you. Let's collaborate. I would love to get the Briggs buried in the best possible place. There are 3 Locust Grove cemeteries in New York. Which one of them do you think they would be in? Thanks, Sharon
Added by Perfield Girl on Jun 07, 2011 6:12 PM

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