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Ken (#48080407)
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Gerard Brownstone
RE: George Gidings Headstone Photo
Your Very Welcome-took us awhile to figure out the epitaph.
Added by Gerard Brownstone on Jun 12, 2015 7:46 PM
Trisha W.
RE: John B Reeder
I have the same John B Reeder, married to Jane Shields. I am pretty sure the middle name was Brady, as one of his sons was William Brady Reeder.
Added by Trisha W. on Feb 07, 2014 11:08 AM
George Falk
RE: Ormel King Family
These people are far distant relatives. They have never contacted me, but checking this out I find that someone else had made a later duplicate of my memorial. Had to ask her to delete it.
Added by George Falk on Jan 23, 2014 3:45 PM
George Falk
RE: Ormel King Family
I am a very distant connection to Ormel King.

If you sent an email to me I would have received it.

If you want somebody to look at a memorial PLEASE identify the memorial by Find A Grave number. I can not find the memorial you speak about.

Added by George Falk on Nov 18, 2013 12:03 AM
Laurie Stewart Tokarsky
Abigail Rood
Hi Ken,
I found that Abigail Rood was on a list that the Town Historian Homer Norton went over the First Burial Grounds many years ago, then it was very hard to read many of the stones. The DAR had been through this cemetery & had replace a few of the stones & a number I found had been dumped over the edge of the woods. This is a hilly cemetery & they were probably thought that they might add to the foundation? The edge is down a steep embankment down to an old fence(barbed wire).

I wanted you to know that I have not been back yet, but I am researching Abigail.

Sincerely, Laurie # 47375347
Added by Laurie Stewart Tokarsky on Aug 25, 2013 8:58 PM
Laurie Stewart Tokarsky
RE: Abigail Rood
Hi Ken,
Yes I know that his stone is broken, but I did most of it when I chalked it with yellow chalk.
The Problem with the First Burial grounds, it has been badly kept up. Recently the fellow, I have his name up in my camera case, has been trying to do a better job. But the stones are old, many old ones are the black slate & hard to get information out of them. Yellow chalk helps.

Abigail & Jonathan's gravestones are up at the top of the cemetery at the tree line. I forgot which one was buried on top the other? I will be back there shortly.

Sincerely, Laurie # 47375347
Laurie Stewart Tokarsky
Added by Laurie Stewart Tokarsky on Jul 11, 2013 9:29 PM
Laurie Stewart Tokarsky
Rood family
Hi Ken,
I forgot to say that I have 5 Rood's:

Jonathan Rood(1756-1847) & his wife Abigail @ First Burial Grounds, Rushford, NY

David Rood(1790-1841)
Ormus D Rood(1797-1875)
Sarah H Rood(1822-1894) @ Farmersville Center Cemetery in Farmersville, NY

Rushford & Farmersville are not too far from each other, I am guessing, maybe 15 miles?

Sincerely, Laurie
Laurie Evans Stewart Tokarsky # 47375347
Added by Laurie Stewart Tokarsky on Jul 11, 2013 9:12 AM
Laurie Stewart Tokarsky
Abigail Rood
Hi Ken,
Yes there is a very old gravestone for Abigail Rood, but the dates are extremely hard to get off the gravestone. I took before & after photos, but they are very hard to read & I added yellow chalk to the 2nd photo as it helps to bring out the writing.

I can not tell with the photo that I have & will go back to the First Burial Grounds in Rushford, NY
I live about 45 minutes away.

Unfortunately I will not be able to go back until after next weekend as I have several projects that needs completion. One is do on July 20th, which is the date of the festivities in Ellicottville, NY

We are having walk through & presenting the people that are buried there. This cemetery has been cleaned up, stones cleaning & fixed. It is now a National Historical site, with 37 burials with no gravestones. Quite alot of work has been put into this cemetery.

I hope that this can also be done at the First Burial Grounds in Rushford, NY? Meeting for that is in October, I believe?

I promise I will get back to First Burial Grounds as I still have alot of work to do there, alot of the stones as in black slate & are very old & just about not readable, they need alot of yellow chalk, but I may try whit also?

But for now, that is all that I can do.

Sincerely, Laurie
Laurie Evans Stewart Tokarsky # 47375347
Added by Laurie Stewart Tokarsky on Jul 11, 2013 9:03 AM
Trisha W.
John B Reeder
Hi Ken -
The Abraham Reeder in my family is the son of Charles Reeder. The John Reeder I am related to was b. 1807 PA - and d. 1884 in Allen Co., Ohio - His father was John B Reeder b. 1779 in New Jersey and d 1849 in Clarksville, OH. No sons named Abraham. His father was William Reeder b. 1735 in New Jersey and d. 1833 in Northumberland, PA. No sons named Abraham. It looks like there may be a connection somewhere, but probably in the second cousin region to John Reeder - sorry!
Added by Trisha W. on Mar 31, 2013 12:47 PM
Trisha W.
Abraham Reeder
Hi - are you referring to Abraham Reeder b. 1752 d. 1831? According to, he died in Wrightstown, Bucks Co., PA - is it possible that Elizabeth died there and was buried there, as well? You can check Gen Web for Bucks Co. PA, go through their cemetery listings and see if she was buried there.
Let me know what you find and if I can be of any additional assistance; always nice to run into a Reeder cousin. :)
Added by Trisha W. on Mar 30, 2013 8:08 AM
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