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Barb Durfee (#48220426)
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Michele Babcock-Nice
Great to Hear from You!
Hi Barb, Thank you so much for your messages. That is so cool that we are related. It is always wonderful to locate family members that we may not know about or with whom we've not connected with. Please feel free to email me at, and we can catch up further. Best, Michele :-)
Added by Michele Babcock-Nice on Oct 07, 2015 2:57 PM
RE: Furnace Village?

You are cordially invited by the DAR to join us at the dedication of NSDAR Grave Markers for the Revolutionary War Patriots, Jonathan Jenks, Esq and Lt. Nehemiah Hoskins, buried at the Willis Cemetery, Ashuelot (Winchester,) NH.

Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 11:00 at the Winchester, NH Historical Society, Sheridan House Museum, 391 Back Ashuelot Road, Ashuelot, New Hampshire.

So, there you have it.... a formal invite! :)

Added by Gene on Jul 21, 2015 10:39 AM
RE: Furnace Village?
Hi Barb, not sure of the particulars, but it will be on Saturday, September 12th at the Winchester Historical Society, about a quarter mile from the Willis Cemetery.

Will let you know when I get more info, and drop me a note if you don't hear from me.

Added by Gene on Jul 17, 2015 7:17 PM
RE: Furnace Village?
The Furnace Village was started in 1778 by a group of Rhode Island men. They had found iron ore a couple of miles away and had the fast running stream in what is now Ashuelot village. The picture on my homepage is taken near the location of their dam, for waterpower. The covered bridge in the picture was built in 1864 and replaced the original Furnace Bridge. The yellow house to the right of the bridge was my family homestead, dating back to the late 1930s.. was originally built by a granddaughter of one of the proprietors. Hope to see you in September, I passed on your info. to the DAR researcher who did all of the work researching Hoskins, as well as her ancestor, Jonathan Jenks...who will be also honored that date.

Added by Gene on Jul 15, 2015 6:00 PM
Nehemiah Hoskins
Nehemiah Hoskins and his family are not buried in the "Ashuelot" cemetery, also originally known as the Hawkins Cemetery and later as the Tufts Cemetery. He is buried at the Furnace Cemetery also known as the Willis Cemetery. The cemeteries are a mile apart. As the local chapter of the DAR has been planning to put a marker on a Revolutionary War hero in the Willis cemetery, I have asked them to include Lt. Nehemiah Hoskins at this ceremony. Through the help of a DAR member, his history has been researched and he will be honored at a ceremony by the DAR in early September, 2015.

If you have info. about the Hoskins family, we will include it at the ceremony. You are certainly encouraged and welcome to attend. Gene
Added by Gene on Jun 27, 2015 10:28 PM
Marsha Redden
RE: Durfee line
Hi Barb,
I descend from Ephraim and Polly > Eliza & Chester Wolcott > Ellen Wolcott & Orin Griffen > Edmund Griffen & Leona Brooks > Elna Griffen & Robert Redden > Me.
Added by Marsha Redden on Sep 03, 2014 3:12 AM
Melissa Stickles
RE: Anna Buffey, Grafton
I am not sure when we will get back to Hoosick area but do know we will probably go back sometime this summer. We spent 4 weekends in that area last year staying in Burlington, Vt. next to the Grandma Moses museum, in which we also had an interest in as Grandma Moses is a Robertson and one of the family names we have been researching for my husband's side of the family. We research the Dunham, Robertson, Baker, Scrivens and a few other allied families that lived in Hoosick and Grafton areas. We would like to stay at the Grafton Lakes State Park when we do go again. We have heard it is nice there.
Yes, as far as the Bovie name goes, I have come across many old names that changed slightly in spelling. It is not a surprise but am glad someone had an interest in the memorial I created in the LaBarron cemetery to help add additional info that may be more useful for someone else doing research.
When we do go back, I will keep an eye out for LaBarron and Bovie and at least add pictures or memorials if needed. Good luck in your research!!
Added by Melissa Stickles on Apr 12, 2014 5:23 AM
Melissa Stickles
RE: Rev War Soldier
Hi Barb,
Thank you for the additional info on the Anna Bofey memorial. I went to change her last name and realized I had transferred this memorial over to you some time ago so you are going to have to change this transcription error. I am no relation to anyone in this cemetery but while we were in the area doing research on my husband's family, we came across this little cemetery and I could not resist. The location was sort of odd but being that this cemetery is quite old, I imagine everything that is around it now was not there at one time. Sorry for the mix up in the family name-no disrespect intended. The chip in the stone makes the picture appear to have 2 "f"'s and the "O" still look a "u" to me but being you are a family descendant, I would say you would know ;) and this is why I do not USUALLY transcribe from pictures.
Best regards,
Added by Melissa Stickles on Apr 08, 2014 12:06 PM
Melissa Stickles
Anna Buffey, Grafton
Hi Barb,
I got your message in regards to Anna. Is her maiden name Bove or is it a variation of the name Buffey? Just curious...I transferred the memorial over to you so you can add additional info. I only know what is in the inscription. We were doing research in the Grafton, Boyntonville and Hoosick areas over the summer and we came across this little cemetery. I took pics of most of the headstones and added them to this cemetery.
Added by Melissa Stickles on Jan 05, 2014 9:02 PM

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