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Debra Balizan (#47566963)
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Ed Mosby
Francis West Smith - message 2
Here is the link where I saw your note about Francis

Find A Grave Memorial# 86843390
Added by Ed Mosby on Nov 23, 2015 10:59 AM
Ed Mosby
Francis West Smith
Are you related to Francis West Smith?

If so, I have two questions:

1. Who are her parents?

2. How do I find the record about her being a Cherokee Indian?

Added by Ed Mosby on Nov 23, 2015 10:58 AM
Ron Kinney
Hi Debra, I have added Martin and Alta. Genevieve's headstone photo is already on her memorial. Just wanted to let you know.
Sincerely, Ron Kinney
Added by Ron Kinney on Oct 09, 2011 12:25 PM
Jim Herring
Ezra Bromley
To continue after mistakenly sending the first part of the message (sorry):
Then in book # 5, pg 50 (Section I, lot 52), it states, "MARTIN, Ezra, died Mar. 6, 1877 at age 62yrs., 5 mos., 24 days". This is where I found the "Ezra Martin" stone as is pictured on his memorial.
To add to the confusion, Section I is along the main road just after you enter the cemetery. It consists of the first two lots along the entire South side of Section A, Sec. B, and Sec. C. (This is according to the map on the sign by the entrance. There are no Section marker posts that indicate that a Section 'I' even exists as there are for all the other sections, A-L.) In the corresponding booklets, some burials are often listed a second, and even a third time.
Actually, Emily and Ezra are beside each other. And, as one can see, there is no mention of the name 'Bromley' on his stone.
I found the society's booklets lacking in accuracy and even down-right wrong in some cases but I think they simply recorded all the information they found in the written records and physical findings without taking time to sort things out properly. It is apparently the only attempt ever made at listing all the internments for publication.
I've tried to make my work as accurate as possible but sometimes it became a bit mind-boggling. As in the Bromley/Martin case, I welcome the help of members of the family in clearing up any confusion.
Is this all a mistake? Is Martin the maiden name, or is Bromley? Or, did the engraver make an error? (I've seen that many times.)
Added by Jim Herring on Aug 26, 2011 11:21 PM
Jim Herring
RE: Ezra 'Bromley'
I've been researching Fairview Cemetery for several years and have gone about as far as I can go for now. The Bromley/Martin situation is a curious one.
The Pott. County Historical Society published 7 booklets in 1994 covering Fairview.
In book # 1, pg. 30, it states, (Section A, lot 307) "Martin, Emily BROMLEY, born June 11, 1825, Riga New York, wife of Ezra Bromley" and they indicate that there should be a stone for her, which I found and submitted to FindAG on her memorial. (I should mention that some times they have the maiden name first, and other time, the married name is first, which doesn't help matters at all.)
The record just below hers (same page) is "BROMLEY, Ezra died Mar. 6, 1877 at age 62 yrs".
Added by Jim Herring on Aug 26, 2011 10:45 PM
Jim Herring
Ezra 'Bromley'
Has he been confused with Ezra Martin #25062681, husband of Emiley Bromley, Martin, #50654675?
Added by Jim Herring on Aug 25, 2011 6:36 PM
Amanda Sheets-Otto
Ezra Bromley
Hello. Wow your Ezra was hiding :o). Actually the description in the cemetery records threw me off, but I figured it out and here he is. I couldnr get a good shot because of the sun, I am up to the cemetery all the time as my mothers there so I would be more than happy to get a better one, I just wanted to put something up for you so you didnt think you were forgotten!Take care
Added by Amanda Sheets-Otto on Aug 17, 2011 11:58 PM

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