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Frank C. Hawkins (#48055793)
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Bob Bortfeld
RE: Bear/Bair/Baer
According to the autobiography of Sarah Frances Walker Hershey (original hand written copy that is in my collection), she married Jacob Henry Bair Hershey. His death certificate lists his name as Henry Bair Hershey and his mother as Christina Bair, daughter of Joel Bair, son of George Bair. I could be wrong, but I think he is the one.

Also, see (relatives):
Biographical Annals of Lancaster County Pennsylvania, Containing Biographical and Genealogical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens and Many of the Early Settlers. Publ. J. H. Beers & Co., 1903.
Added by Bob Bortfeld on Jun 29, 2015 9:44 PM
Neil D Scheidt
RE: Bear/Bair/Baer
The name spelling to those I refer was from their tombstone inscriptions which were read by Albert Gerberich in the early 1900s, re: Pa. Church and Town records. According to his readings there were variations in the same cemetery. I realize even his descendants may have used different spellings. So it's your call how it should be displayed in findagrave.
Thanks for asking
Added by Neil D Scheidt on Jun 22, 2015 11:35 AM
Jane S
Cortelyou graves
Frank, I ran across some additional Cortelyou graves this weekend and thought of you. See the postings in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Hamilton Co OH. --Jane
Added by Jane S on Jun 07, 2015 8:23 PM
Mahala Martin Harsh Rugg Hunter
Hi Frank!

Mahala C. Marsh Hunter, as found here on findagrave was also one of Susannah Hawkin's and Thomas Martin's children.

Marsh is a mistake. Her first husband was Noah Perry Harsh (not Marsh). They married in 1850.
Her second husband (for a very brief time) was John H. Rugg.
Her third, and final, husband was Liberty Hunter.

Mahala's daughter, Martha Ann Hunter, was my great-great grandmother. Mahala died when Martha Ann was 10.

I didn't see her on your list of children for Susannah. Since your last name is Hawkins I am guessing we might be distantly related?

Mahala, and her son Noah, lived with her parents in 1860 per the 1860 Federal Census. I am guessing Noah Perry Harsh passed away (I can't find anything about him). She married John H. Rugg and Liberty Hunter both in 1863, 11 months apart.

Thank you for all the work you have put in here! It helps alot! The Virginia branches of the Hawkins, Martins, and Reynolds are proving to be very interesting for me :)
Added by Kelly on Mar 14, 2015 6:12 PM
RE: Joshua Gates, Jr.
hi-I don't know what to say-I've looked joshua up in the DAR data base-he is not there. Nor is he in the SAR data base, which only means that no one has claimed him as a patriot.
I also looked in the Godfrey library cemetery database-they are photographing all the cem's in CT. Its not complete, but there are a lot of photos.
They are at, a genealogy library. They take queries, and might be able to answer your questions. All I know is that Joshua has no gravestone in the First Church cem.
Try searching for him in the Hale collection-its on ancestry, "search" click on "card catalog" put in keyword "Hale" it will be the first hit. You can also find everything else in this card catalog, Conn church records, SAR applications (keyword Sons), and the Barbour vital records. (keyword Barbour) it will be your first three hits. I wish you luck in finding Joshua! Just remember that not everyone had a gravestone back then! Irma
Added by Irma on Mar 09, 2015 10:46 AM
RE: Joshua Gates, Jr.
Hi-thanks for doing that. I never did come up with anything on him in the Hale collection, nor of his wife. Which is strange. I do know that the transcribers who recorded all the cem's in CT did miss a few stones, plus spelled names wrong. But I'm almost positive he is not buried in the First Church cem. The next time I see the town historian, I'll ask him. What is also odd, is that Joshua also does not show up in the DAR database! Which only means that no one has used or claimed him as a patriot.
I'm going to still dabble in this, my curiosity is peaked! Irma
Added by Irma on Mar 08, 2015 5:20 PM
Glenn Benner
Jacob E Bair
Hi Frank,
Updates posted. If your diggings uncover more please let me know. No pension records found so far.
Added by Glenn Benner on Jan 15, 2015 10:51 AM
Glenn Benner
Pvt. Jacob E. Bair
Hi Frank,
Just a "heads up". Have put a few pieces together on Jacob #117438876. Definite that this man lost life in Civil War. Will update you as research continues.
Added by Glenn Benner on Jan 15, 2015 8:25 AM
Thad Hasbrouck
RE: Edward and Abigail Shepard
"Thanks so much for the great photos of Edward and Abigail's gravestones! I appreciate your time and effort. May I use the photos on, the genealogy wiki? It would be a great addition to their person pages and I would, of course, give you attribution for your work."

You are welcome. These markers are in remarkable condition for the age, especially in comparison to others in the cemetery. They are rather small, again by comparison, approximately measuring 18 inches high by 14 inches wide.

Absolutely, these photos can be used on your genealogy site(s).
Thad Hasbrouck
Added by Thad Hasbrouck on Sep 23, 2014 12:01 PM
Erik Andersen
RE: Sarah Lockwood Hickock (24579904)
You may use any photo I take any time. no permission necessary.

Added by Erik Andersen on Sep 09, 2014 6:45 PM
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