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Shirley Mitchell
The Kettles
Steve, I just wanted to let you know I finally found the Kettle graves in Northumberland Cemetery and entered them... and it was spelled Kettle and not Kittle. There are stones for Jonathan and son Freddie J. No stone for Clara Smith Kettle, who died the year after Jonathan, but there is a large gap between Jonathan and Freddie, and her death cert said she is there. I got their whole family entered in my Collins family tree on ancestry.

Right in front of them we found Chuck's 2x great grandfather, Woodman Henry Smith... finally! And now I'm wondering if he was somehow related to Clara Smith. I can't find any parent info for him.

Added by Shirley Mitchell on Jul 29, 2013 6:43 PM
Paul Goodman
Did you happen to see or get a picture of the grave of Paul Goodman, who is supposed to be buried in Stratford?
Added by GraveBard on Apr 15, 2013 4:03 PM
Keeper of the Stars
RE: Harry Wellington Brown
Well,I don't know if you remember me from Ancestry,but we are distant cousins. I'm related to all the Browns up there in Stratford,too! Take Care, Susan
Added by Keeper of the Stars on Oct 26, 2012 6:01 PM
Shirley Mitchell
RE: Hannah Lamkin Brown
No, no one stopped in here. Maybe they went to LP's old house. I don't usually answer the door when anyone knocks anyways. lol I moved to the mountains and became a hermit.

Hoot McMann still lives just a couple houses down from us, but just past him is the old McMann farm, which may be where he grew up. And I imagine with 9 or so kids, plus all the extras who came to play, there were a lot of those group spankings. lol

Hoot had told us about a barn being across the street. There was an old pump in the cellar of the house and the kids had to go down there and crank it to pump water across the street to the barn. Guess there were times that many kids came in very handy!

Next time I see those shadows moving around in that doorway, which is now between the dining room and living room, I will say, "Hi, Polly!", and will tell her you say hi too. lol The kitchen is now part of the old barn where it attached to the house.

Added by Shirley Mitchell on Jun 05, 2012 6:31 PM
Shirley Mitchell
RE: Hannah Lamkin Brown
You are more than welcome for the pics. She wasn't hard to find once I saw the pic of James headstone in your tree.

Now this is just too too funny. We live in your grandparent's house! lol A very old neighbor, Hoot McMann, told us stories about when he was a little boy and played at this house and there were a whole pack of kids here. When he was about five they all got a spanking one day because they went in the carriage house and totally covered one of the carriages with axle grease. lol

I have to tell you Chuck and I were just flipping out looking at the pics in your tree of your grandparents in this house. We would recognize that barn doorway & foundation anywhere! lol And the pic of Polly in her kitchen we knew exactly where she was standing (and we often think we see someone standing in that doorway even today!) lol

I have to ask you... was there ever a Bill and Wanda who lived in this house that you know of? For seven years or so my granddaughter has been talking about them. She said they were old and Bill had a cane and Wanda had a walker. She also talked about a young boy here who was killed in a fire, but I can't remember his name. lol She is nine years old now and was very sad the last time she was here because she couldn't see them anymore and she misses them.

Added by Shirley Mitchell on Jun 05, 2012 5:36 PM
Shirley Mitchell
RE: Hannah Lamkin Brown
Okay... I posted two pics on Hannah's memorial. She was right next to James but her stone is partially buried and it's the darker slate that makes it hard to get a good pic. The lighting has to be just exactly right and even though it was overcast today hers still didn't show up well. One of the pics I posted shows James-Hannah-Esther's graves all in a row. I don't know who the Esther is yet... but looks like it says she was also James's wife. Sorry the pics weren't better.

I know you've been to that cemetery so you are probably aware that at least 1/4 of it is Browns. lol

Polly Brown was your grandmother? Is that the same one that owned this homestead or was that an older one?

I tried finding that Delinda Lamkin while I was in there but it started raining again so I had to stop.

If you would like me to transfer William Louis Pike's memorial to you just let me know. I didn't have much information to put on his. Actually any of your relatives that I listed I will turn over to you unless they were directly part of our tree (which I don't think many of them were).

Added by Shirley Mitchell on Jun 05, 2012 3:39 PM
Shirley Mitchell
RE: Hannah Lamkin Brown
Yeah I figured they would be along that left side of the cemetery where all the oldest graves are. Won't be hard at all to find. Just have to wait for the rain to stop. lol Hopefully I'll get out there today or tomorrow.

I looked up your tree on ancestry and what a surprise to see a pic of the house/restaurant down the street from me. lol Then it clicked in my old head... the Browns! Duh! They were all over an old book about Stratford I had. I remember that house was one of the Brown homesteads.... and where I live was listed on the map as the Polly Brown homestead. So funny.

It wasn't hard to come up with info on the Pikes. As you know they were a prominent family in Percy/Stark since Robert first moved there in 1795. I have quite a few of them in my husband's tree as I fill in outer branches. His family there was the Potters... the reason why I did all the Stark Cemeteries.

Added by Shirley Mitchell on Jun 05, 2012 7:16 AM
Shirley Mitchell
RE: Hannah Lamkin Brown
Hi Steve,

I will see if I can find them for you. That cemetery is right down the street and doesn't take long to look thru all the stones, especially when looking for stones that old. Another plus is my town clerk lets me go thru all the old records so I may trip across some documents too.

As far as your Pike relatives I meant to tell you that there's hardly a cemetery in the whole county that you won't run across that name. lol So if you are missing any headstones in that line just ask and I'll keep an eye out for them.

Added by Shirley Mitchell on Jun 04, 2012 3:42 PM
Shirley Mitchell
RE: Great work!
Well thank you so much for the compliments, Steve. I have one more cemetery in Stark to complete so maybe I'll find even more of your relatives.

Also... welcome to Find A Grave! If there is anyone in the Coos County area you are looking for just give me a shout. We've been hitting a lot of cemeteries lately so wouldn't be hard to keep an eye out for other names/graves.

Added by Shirley Mitchell on Jun 03, 2012 4:30 PM
Keeper of the Stars
RE: Many thanks
Hey, Steve, Welcome to Find a Grave! We have exchanged emails on Ancestry several times usually about some mutual relative from Stratford, Coos, New Hampshire. I'm certain we are cousins through the BROWN line. I'm also related to the Blodgett and Curtis families from Connecticut and Stratford, NH. You will LOVE this website, the people are amazing and helpful. I don't live very far from you, I'm close to Kittery. We go up to Calef's all the it! Capt. Isaiah Brown was my 6th great grandfather. I'm happy you got to see his memorial. Keep in touch, Susan Ayer (Keeper of the Stars)
Added by Keeper of the Stars on Jun 01, 2012 8:03 AM
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