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Laura Zak-Smith (#47039683)
 member for 9 years, 1 month, 11 days
Neil D Scheidt
RE: Ward Post GAR
Hi Laura,
Ward Post GAR does not come up with the link you give. Would you send the link directly to my email,, and thanks for wanting to share.

Added by Neil D Scheidt on Sep 07, 2017 5:22 AM

Julia O'Hara Slayton
RE: Oliver Besley inquiry
Thanks for the help on Oliver Besley. The large stone with plaque is for James Besley, and it states Oliver, Bartholomew, and Oliver C.
Maybe the stone is just for James, and the rest are not buried in Fantinekill Cem.
My children's line goes thru Ingraham's to Samuel Coles Besley 1781-1845, and his father Oliver Besley 1744/41 NY, died 1835. I have died in Greenfield, Ulster Co. NY.
Wife Elethere Chessman 1746-1810, is buried at the Old Methodist Churchyard, Greenfield, Ulster Co, NY.
It would seem that possibly her spouse Oliver would be buried there in Old Methodist, with her and not in the Fantinekill Cem.
There are several Cheesman Family Heritage and Cheesman Dossier books we might check.
I guess the wills need to be checked.
juliaom 46905166

Added by Julia O'Hara Slayton on Mar 24, 2017 7:58 AM

Rob F
RE: Pvt Dewitt Clinton Conner
You're very welcome! Honestly, I was leaving the cemetery after photographing other stones and happened to see De Witt's, and remembered the long standing request. Have a good New Year !!

Added by Rob F on Dec 28, 2016 8:37 AM

Mark Steffenhagen
Eva Huggins
Hi Laura, I just added a memorial and photo for Eva Huggins who is buried in Lakewood Cemetery in Lake City, MN. She is buried next to Andrew Huggins who might be her husband. I notice you manage the memorial for Andrew, are you related and do you want me to transfer the memorial for Eva to you?

Added by Mark Steffenhagen on Jun 15, 2016 2:40 PM

RE: Lukyanovsky Cemetery in Kiev
Hi Larissa,
I have included just one grave in that cemetery. I do have contacts in kiev, if needed be, But havent ever asked anyone there to do some research there. So, in reality no, can't be of service, but, if its something that is ultra necessary, i can try..

Added by R.C. on Feb 07, 2016 10:04 PM

RE: Gersham Fox
I am doing research for my wife's DAR application. Gersham is her 3rd great grandfather. I have verified the information I sent you.

Added by GSThomas on Nov 03, 2015 7:45 PM

Gersham Fox
Memorial# 38374535


Born: Sept 5, 1837
Nichols, Tioga County, NY
Death: Downing, Dunn County, Wisconsin

Child: Eugene Harry Fox
Born: Aug 6 1866
Springfield, Illinois
Death: July 13, 1933
Downing, Dunn County, Wisconsin

Thanks, I was not able to update using Edit mode.

Added by GSThomas on Nov 03, 2015 11:57 AM

Ulster Hoffman
Wawarsing Cemetery
I saw that you added a photo of the Wawarsing Cemetery in Ulster County. Can you advise of the specific address of this cemetery. Thank you so much!

Added by Ulster Hoffman on Oct 31, 2015 4:53 AM

Thanks Lisa, I can probably add a few comments on Horace's bio, but nothing of real significance. Or proven really, I will try resending the original message I sent you although it looks like I had the address I used, I must look carefully. Again my thanks. Perhaps there will be a family photo or a cousin, that could fill in some blank spots for me, as you have already done

Added by JHM on Apr 26, 2015 7:52 PM

Lara, the email address that I used to write wasn't valid, where can I send you note of thanks and some information on this gentleman, I believe to be my husband's maternal grandfather.

Joan Meyer, Iron River, MI (UP)

Added by JHM on Apr 26, 2015 3:28 PM

Angela Owens Jando
RE: Kable family

That is so kind of you! I am sorry but it was not me that sponsored their memorials. If you want to send me the memorial numbers I am willing to help as much as I can.

You are awesome to do this!


Added by Angela Owens Jando on Feb 16, 2015 4:47 PM

Robin Arvickson
RE: Ward Post GAR OB Seaman
Thank you very much for all your help!! I appreciate it.

Added by Robin Arvickson on Dec 29, 2014 7:44 PM

Robin Arvickson
RE: Oscar Seaman
Did you purchase the picture of the grave? The picture of Oscar himself was put on by another contributor and I'm contacting him regarding that picture. I just want to make sure I give credit where credit is due!

Thank you!

Added by Robin Arvickson on Dec 29, 2014 9:50 AM

Robin Arvickson
Oscar Seaman
I'm working on a volume of grave locations for veterans of Co. M, 15th NY Heavy Artillery. Could I have your permission to use the pictures you posted of Oscar Seaman's grave in this compilation? I will cite you as the source.

Thank you.

Added by Robin Arvickson on Dec 29, 2014 6:51 AM

Cathe a Day descendant
Alfred Day Children
Alfred Day's children (as understood in 2014)
* indicates they are linked on Find a Grave

Parents: Alfred Day and Jane Cussar Avery
Charles William Day (1847-1916)
*Reuben Day (1851-1922)
*Sarah Ann Day Strang (1852-1934)
David A. Day (1953-unknown)
Electra Jane Day Palmer (1855-1932)

Parents: Alfred Day and Elmina (Minnie) Polhemus
*George Wiliam Day (1859-1912)
Mary Alice Day Braught (Abt. 1860- Bef. 1920)

Parents: Alfred Day and Amelia Lewis Decker
*Harvey Decker Day (1866-1943) some list Minnie as his mother, he stated Amelia
William Day (Abt. 1868-unknown)

Added by Cathe a Day descendant on Nov 17, 2014 4:45 AM

Maggie O
RE: Connecting the dots
I am very excited to give folks the info in my two old books !! I have quite a few Revolutionary War vets in both my lines. Some people are appreciative others not so much :)


Added by Maggie O on Oct 31, 2014 6:05 PM

RE: Red Men Cemetry
Laura, I do not remember if they were side by side - but size, shape, and coloring of stones are similar. My normal methodology for photographing a cemetery is to include a "Family" stone if one is available and then the individual stone - placing both on Find A Grave. I didn't indicate any relationship between Martin Murray or Anna Murray, so nothing was found onsite to indicate there may have been one. I would need to make another trip to the cemetery to find your answer. I am currently out of state for awhile. If you need sooner, I'd suggest a request for photo and include what you are looking for. If you can wait, I will go to cemetery when I return from travel. Good luck with your research - and thanks for being a Find A Grave volunteer.

Added by lolo1951 on Aug 28, 2014 7:40 PM

Celia Hotchkin 35635339
Hi Laura...Any chance you know where the birthdate for Celia came from? I have a SAR application with her listed with the birthdate of 9 May 1844. I have however, found this application to have other errors on it as well as some correct information, so I am trying to discern which is which.


Added by sukiyhtaky on Apr 29, 2014 5:47 AM

Don Benson
RE: Hallets
Hi Laura
The birthdate on findagrave for Mortimer was in correct, he was born around 1840 and I have got that corrected. He and his family where pretty easy to follow from New York, through Minnesota to Iowa and ultimately Forest Grove, Or. I am currently trying to find a living relative so I can order a military headstone through the VA.
Also I think Theodore may have been born in 1814 not 1812, records show him being born around 1814-1815.

Added by Don Benson on Feb 19, 2014 9:54 AM

Valerie Reynolds
Alfred Day- Ellenville
Someone had sent me a photo of Alfred. My confusion with the Alfred Days is: This Alfred Day is almost the twin of my gr-grandmother Electra Jane Day. Yet, the ages don't add up. I have my Alfred born around 1815 and children born in the 1850s. None of the children are Harvey BUT according to the land records- there was a Harvey Decker "also known as Day". He inherited land from my Alfred Day along with Electra Jane and siblings.

Can this be the right Alfred but the census have the wrong years? My Alfred married Jane Avery. You seemed to have knowledge of the Days from your posting.

Added by Valerie Reynolds on Oct 13, 2013 12:00 AM

David Baird
RE: Wawarsing
I had a little problem finding the cemetery but was so happy when I did. Most of the stones are so very old. I would like to go back and just start taking photo's of all the stones. There are large numbers of differnt families buried there. The cemtery itself was beauitful. Seems like it is being well taken care of. There also are many stones that are beyond readable. I tried to full fill everyones photo request for that cemetery but sadly to say I could not.
I did happen across some of my own family members while I was there. I have a lot of relatives from that area. I am so happy that I could make you happy.

Added by David Baird on Sep 16, 2013 4:14 PM

Deyo Family Association (DFA)
RE: Deyo's in Ellenville, Ulster County, NY
Thank you Laura, I'll check it out.

Added by Deyo Family Association (... on Aug 28, 2013 4:32 AM

virtual cemetery C War 20th regiment

Was looking thru the listing for the 2oth regiment(Ulster Guards) My ggGrandfather served in this regiment. The entry for Jesse Kidney is incorrect. You have Jesse Kidney JR listed here. he was born 1872, after the war. Barbara Lockwood has an entry for the Senior Jesse Kidney and a photo on fidagrave as well. I believe that's the one you want to link/list here. My ggrandfather was a Robert J Kidney who also served with the 20th/80th.I have him listed on findagrave, if you want to link him to your listing. Barbara and I are researching if they were cousins. Barbara also has Jesse's brother Willet Kidney on findagrave. He also served with the 20th/80th Regiment. Thankya Debby

Added by Debby on Jul 03, 2013 6:12 PM

Gail Schinnerer Jorgensen
Fantinekill Cemetery

I am writing to ask if you ever get to Fantinekill Cemetery?
I have Had a photo request there for a bit and am trying to find someone who could possibly get it for me (helping my odds so to speak :)

If you can, let me know and I can get you the info. If not, it is OK.


Added by Gail Schinnerer Jorgense... on Jun 21, 2013 1:54 PM

RE: Cooks in Old Ellenville Cemetery
Thank you for your research. I took so long to answer as my life took a spin. I am now back on track and answering the information you sent.
If possible can you send photos of the graves

Benjamin Groate b.1868 d. abt 1919 brother of
Louise Groate b 1850 d.1919 ( soon after George D Cook her son was killed in France) She married
George Cook (Koch ) from Germany b 1847 d 1922
I can not locate her family line. Groate.
I will follow up the names you sent me.

I am also looking for the Cooks from this family. William Cook you found d 1946. He is my great grandfather. b. 1881 d 1946
His daughter born abt 1914 d. abt 1916 from Whooping cough.
Hattie Cook b. 1878 d. 1950 never married
Mable Cook ( married ? ) b. 1888 d. abt 1922
Thank you
Donna Sadler

Added by Donna on May 13, 2013 4:40 PM


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