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Dennis Hessey (#46814273)
 member for 11 years, 9 months, 27 days
Sandy Vandertol
RE: Arline and Elaine Brown
Hi Dennis,

I guess I didn't realize there was a set of twins as I was just transcribing a cemetery list and bringing discrepancies to the attention of the contributors. Maybe a note in the bio box would be helpful to know you didn't make a mistake between the title bar and what's on the tombstone. I always try to clarify discrepancies so I don't have to get edits from others coming later thinking I made a mistake. :)

Added by Sandy Vandertol on Sep 24, 2013 6:58 PM

RE: Photo & Transfer
yes, you may use that photo. Regards

Added by skydancr on Mar 02, 2013 5:33 AM

RE: Woodley Headstones
Dennis, Yes, you may use the photos. I am happy to be of help. Pat

Added by PatS on Feb 09, 2013 2:44 PM

RE: Woodley Headstones
You are very welcome. It will definitely be a while before we get back to the cemetery. We have a lot of snow to clear out.

Added by PatS on Feb 09, 2013 1:31 PM

Hey there-Dunkard Cemetery
Just like the message below...just wondering where the cemetery is. We want to add a map to the cemetery page. At least I want to.

I can't find anything in google but I see on all the death certificates its either Old German or Dunkard. Usually old cemeteries you can find something on google!!

did you get a picture of the cemetery sign??
Would be great to add that to the cemetery page too.

I sent you some SAC's.


Added by TheBlueJar on Nov 16, 2012 11:44 AM

Honoring our ancestors
Dunkard Cemetery
I see you entered a photo for this cemetery listed in Bangor Twp. Can you tell me where it is located? Cross streets?


Added by Honoring our ancestors on Sep 24, 2012 3:11 PM

Melinda Johnson
Stella Griffith
Thank you for taking the time to try and find my great-grandmother's grave; even though it was not to be found, I much appreciate the effort!

Melinda in Arizona

Added by Melinda Johnson on Sep 09, 2012 9:12 PM

Susan Burrows
Sorenson grave
I would like to Thank you for finding and taking the picture for my husband, that was his grandmother and he actually never seen her grave nor his mothers till we just found them, your doing a great job and thanks for doing this for us..

Added by Susan Burrows on Sep 07, 2012 12:44 PM

Barbara Baker Anderson
RE: Yates, Taylor Cemetery
Upon further investigation, I realized I don't have a record for their parents graves, so there's my new assignment!

Added by Barbara Baker Anderson on Sep 01, 2012 4:30 PM

Barbara Baker Anderson
RE: Yates, Taylor Cemetery
I created a memorial for Harry Yates in Taylor cemetery and requested a photo. Thanks so much. According to the Michigan death records, he died 9 days after his 6 year old sister. Eva died 2 years later. Their parents apparently relocated back to Finley, Ohio. That's where they died and are buried.

Added by Barbara Baker Anderson on Aug 31, 2012 10:48 AM

John Lanning Tombstone Photo
Thank you so much for your kindness in locating and photgraphing the tombstone of my maternal great grandfather, John Lanning. I so appreciate your gracious efforts on my behalf.
Elizabeth Kohler

Added by GG on Aug 30, 2012 11:47 AM

Barbara Baker Anderson
Oops, I mean Harry.

Added by Barbara Baker Anderson on Aug 25, 2012 7:10 PM

Barbara Baker Anderson
RE: Yates, Taylor Cemetery
Thanks, I'll take care of it tomorrow. Didn't know a Henry!

Added by Barbara Baker Anderson on Aug 25, 2012 7:06 PM

Orley & Verne Nutting
Thanks for taking time to photograph their headstones for me.

Added by mommycita on Aug 25, 2012 12:22 AM

Daniel Lee Cunningham
Nathan and Nancy Kent
Thank You for your time and energy in taking these headstone photos.

Added by Daniel Lee Cunningham on Aug 24, 2012 6:08 PM

Janet Stoddard
Stephen Stoddard MI,,
Thanks you so much,,,for your time and all you have done...
I like you not sure if I would want to try and move the stone as it might do more damage,,,
Thanks you,,,

Added by Janet Stoddard on Aug 24, 2012 5:45 PM

Lorna Matthews-McCluskey
RE: Brampton Cemetery
Hi Dennis:
Yes, the Brampton Cemetery has record of people buried there.
I've been to their on-site office once (open during office hours) and discovered that the person I was looking for (at someone's request) was buried in one of Brampton Cemetery's Potter's Fields. The person seeking information of their ancestor had more information than the cemetery.
Brampton Cemetery has two Potter's Fields (no markers and the only information they have is the name of the deceased, date and location of burial, which would be either Potter's Field 1 or 2). There are no markers in the Potter's Fields.
That would have been quite the trip, looking through all those cemeteries. I wander through some of them, but I've been doing that for about four years.
Since all my ancestors are buried in the Emerald Isle, I don't visit them often. Most of them have no markers (when I visited the cemeteries about 20 years ago).
Take care,

Added by Lorna Matthews-McCluskey on Aug 15, 2012 6:02 PM

Lorna Matthews-McCluskey
RE: Brampton Cemetery
Hi Dennis:
I'm not sure what you're looking at, but if you are wondering how many headstones of Brampton Cemetery are in Find-a-grave, I'd say the majority are not documented in Brampton Cemetery. The cemetery is still being used.
Also in Brampton, present cemeteries include Meadowvale (though that could arguably be in Mississauga, but it's just in Mississauga)and Brampton Memorial Gardens. There are lots of smaller, "pioneer" cemeteries throughout what is now the City of Brampton. There is a Roman Catholic cemetery within a short walk from Brampton Cemetery which is not on Find-a-Grave (as far as I know anyway).
You can perform a name search and see the cemeteries within Brampton (scroll down to "Peel" and formerly Chinguacousy Township, Toronto Gore and portions of Albion Township) try:
Which indicates Hesseys buried in Alton Wesleyan Methodist (north-west Caledon, abt 50 minute drive from where I am), Knox United, St. Mary's Anglican and Brampton Public Cemetery. And Vernons buried in St. Jude's (Oakville, Halton), Alton Wesleyan, Harrison's United, Brampton Public and Springcreek.
There is also the Ontario Headstones project (which hasn't been around as long as Find-A-Grave): (no Hesseys but there some Vernons)
Plus Automated Geneaology, which is the Cdn 1901 and 1911 census for free
The Peel Archives are still closed for renovations which has taken longer than planned.
Hope some of the information helps!
Our local library may have some of the OGS cemetery transcriptions in the OGS reference section. I could check, if you'd like me to try.
Take care.

Added by Lorna Matthews-McCluskey on Aug 15, 2012 1:13 PM

Lorna Matthews-McCluskey
Hi Dennis,
I transferred the Hessey's I added to Brampton Cemetery to you, but the Vernons's were added by kiradevin.

Added by Lorna Matthews-McCluskey on Aug 13, 2012 3:34 PM

Lorna Matthews-McCluskey
RE: James Hessey
Hi Dennis,
I've transferred management of the Hessey's I added to Brampton Cemetery to you.
I suspect the James Kennedy Hessey (Nov. 1838 -- Aug 13, 1880) added by Karen De Leon and the James Hessey I added with the same death date are the same person.
I didn't find him in the census records as James Kennedy Hessey (or so it appears).
The Hessey's appear to have been in Brampton since 1871 (according to the census)
It appears two brothers arrived from England, James and John (or they could've been cousins, but since James is buried with the family, I suspect they were brothers)
John Hessey (Blacksmith) married Jane Evans
and they had:
Charlotte Ann Hessey (b. 1858, Weston, Ontario) married Adam Edward(s)
Jane F. Hessey (b. 1860
Eliza Harriet Hessey (b. 1863
James Kennedy Hessey (b. 1864
George Evans Hessey (b. 1879
Since it is your family history, I'm sure you've got all that information, but I could look up info on ancestry. ca if you don't have access.
Hope it helps,
Yours truly,

Added by Lorna Matthews-McCluskey on Aug 13, 2012 3:27 PM

Lorna Matthews-McCluskey
RE: James Hessey
Hi Dennis:
The Hessey's are not related to me in any way. I sometimes enjoy wandering through cemeteries taking photos of headstones.
The following Hessey family members are names on one memorial:
James Hessey
d. 1880 at 42 years & 9 months (so born ~ 1838)
James K. Hessey
John Hessey d. Oct 1901
John's wife Jane (Evan) Hessey
John and Jane's daughter, Charlotte (Hessey) Edward
On another memorial were:
George E. Hessey (d. 1922)
and his wife Pearl (Smith) Hessey (March 1888-1949)
The two memorials are not far apart in the older area of Brampton cemetery--I'm trying to remember where.
Checked with
I think the James Hessey you're inquiring about is the brother of:
John Hessey, b. ~ 1831 in England and a Methodist Blacksmith
John's wife is Jane (Evan) Hessey, born in Ontario (though her parents came from Ireland) ~ 1841 and Church of England
John and Janes' children are (from 1881 & 1891 census):
George Hessey (b ~ 1879, Ontario) (his wife being Pearl (Smith)
Charlotte Ann (Hessey) Edwards (b. 1858, in Weston On.,(marriage record between Charlotte and Adam) Ch of England, wife of Adam Edwards
Jane F. Hessey (b ~ 1860, Ont., Church of England)
Eliza Harriet Hessey (b~1863, Ont. Ch. of Eng)
James Kennedy Hessey (b~1864, Ont, ch. of England

I'm unable to flip back and forth between the graves in Brampton cemetery and this letter, so I hope this information helps! I'll also make the family connections.
Lorna McCluskey
P.S. If you want to take over the management of the Hessey headstones I will happily do so.

Added by Lorna Matthews-McCluskey on Aug 13, 2012 12:24 PM

Have made the links you requested. If he is a relative of yours I will happily transfer him and his wife to you. I believe that family should have family.


Added by dlmk on Jul 23, 2012 8:13 PM

Dixie Rader
RE: Edina Cemetery
Hello Dennis...My husband is also a descendent of James and Letitia Carpenter. Isabella Carpenter married Joseph Moore. Their son George Carpenter Moore is my husband's great grandfather. George moved to Michigan and married Johanna Augusta Sandblade. Their oldest daughter Anna Marie Moore was my father-in-law's mom. I would be very interested in seeing the Canadian Moore headstones. The Michigan Moores can be found on findagrave at the Evergreen Cemetery in Lake county, Michigan. The Raders there are Anna's children and their descendants. Take care..Dixie

Added by Dixie Rader on Feb 04, 2012 7:38 PM

Norma Steinkruger
Thank you for your work on the King records and tombstone picture. Job and Phoebe Freeman King are my gr-gr- grandparents through their daughter Sarah Christie King.

Sarah married Francis E. Versaw and his parents, Francis and Rebecca McDougal Versaw are also buried in the Bethel cemetery at Sodus. Francis and Sarah moved to Johnson County Nebraska where Sarah died in 1885. Francis died in Franklin County Nebraska in 1931.

Added by Norma Steinkruger on Nov 14, 2011 7:56 PM

Michelle Shreve
RE: Nutting
Thank you for all the good work you are doing to preserve the cemetery info for future generations. I wish I had the money to replace all the old, decaying headstones of my ancestors. That would be a worthy project:) Yes, I am a Nutting descendant in two ways. My Vorce g-g-grandfather's mother was Caroline Nutting who first married leroy Vorce and then later divorced him ecause she had fallen in love with Albert Buck (the headstone you had photographed for me). She married Albert Buck and I like to think lived a happy life with him. Caroline's son, Harrison Vorce (my g-g-grandfather), married Kittie Nutting, daughter of Royal Nutting. I am descended through their son Berton Vorce. Are you a Nutting descendant? Do you have memorials for the other Nuttings in the Thomas Cemetery? If so, I'll have to look at them. I just recently discovered the names of Kittie's parents so I'm trying to work on the Nutting line now.

Added by Michelle Shreve on Apr 11, 2011 7:57 AM


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