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Bill McKern (#46817687)
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I'm a longtime National Guard member (Vermont, New York and now Pennsylvania).

I live in Vermont.

I'm interested in U.S. military and political history, and the history of Vermont and upstate New York in particular.

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Anne
Poland edits/Mt Pleasant cem
Hello Bill,

Just wanted to thank you for the info on the Poland family. I also wanted to add that I have added a couple of articles from newspapers about Martin, and also I believe that his place of birth was Morrisville, not St J.
There is an 1840 census record that show his father Luke in Morrisville, and some of the records for the dau. that show Morrisville as place of birth.
If you have something different I am happy to take a look.

Anne
Added by Anne on Jun 14, 2017 8:16 AM
Julie
Robert Parker Parrott inquiry
I am working on a fun history project for local kids, complete with facts about the people who once lived in our neighborhood (Georgetown, Washington, D.C.). Can you tell me if this Parrott is the same person who lived in Georgetown and was a rope making CEO on a tract of land here as local historians claim? He would have lived on a property now known as Montrose Park, then "Parrott's Woods" along R Street NW. The hyperlinks I have found online direct me to the Robert Parker Parrott on your site. Is this the same person, or an odd coincidence? The dates seem to match. Great site, thank you!
Added by Julie on Jun 09, 2017 2:09 PM
vcudean
Dr James Jones B1772, Va
please see:
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=randyj2222&id=I4172

also:
THE POPLARS, one and a half miles north of Blendon, was one of the oldest
settlements in Nottoway County, then Amelia, and was the seat of the Jones
family. Major Richard Jones who lived here was the son of Richard Jones and
was of Welsh descent. According to tradition he was of the same family as
Peter Jones who opened a trading station with the Indians at Peter's Point,
which place was later called Petersburg. Major Jones was married three
times. His first wife was Mary Robertson, of Amelia. Dr. James Jones, of
Mountain Hall, was a son by this marriage.

His second wife was the widow Nicholson, nee Fletcher, a sister of
Captain James Fletcher of Somerset. There were two sons by this marriage,
Captain Richard Jones of Bellefonte and Nathan Jones. His third wife was
the widow Campbell of Blendon, nee Harris. There was one child, a daughter,
by this marriage, Elizabeth Harris Jones, who married Dr. George S. G.
Bacon. Many of the Jones and Campbell family are buried in the old burying
ground at The Poplars.
Added by vcudean on Dec 25, 2016 11:54 AM
squadron a association
RE: Memorial 139612042, Charles I. Debevoise
Great to get your message!! I could talk for an hour or two on Charles Debevoise and the Debevoise family. He one of the persons who lived, who changed the direction of my life. Please give me a call, 347-260-0919.
Vince SQDN A
Added by squadron a association on Dec 10, 2014 10:34 AM
Alan Lathrop
RE: Thanks for looking for John Nixon's grave
Cool, 3 of those have stones I found and 3 are on the other list and no stone found now. Good place to start poking around.
Added by Alan Lathrop on Aug 25, 2012 4:06 PM
Alan Lathrop
RE: Thanks for looking for John Nixon's grave
OK Bill, I hope Mr/Mrs Bates do a walk around this weekend and call to say they found John. After finding him in the history book I assume he is in the First Weybridge Hill cemetery so maybe if you go there will be a stone found. Did he have any other family names that might be near him? I have listed all I found and just added the few others that I did not find but were listed in the history book. If you see any connection in the list that might be a starting place to poke around. This is a stony/ledge area and a lot of what look like markers are actually ledge and lot of the old markers can't be read. Seems like he should pop his head up and say hi soon if we keep after him.
Added by Alan Lathrop on Aug 25, 2012 9:35 AM
Alan Lathrop
RE: Thanks for looking for John Nixon's grave
BTW I would be happy to show you where it is if you are over here again. A hike across private property but land owner is ok with it
Added by Alan Lathrop on Aug 22, 2012 6:18 PM
Alan Lathrop
RE: Thanks for looking for John Nixon's grave
After getting home I have looked at some of the Weybridge History and it does show John Nixon JR 4/24/1813 age 55 in First Weybridge Cemetery. Maybe the land owner will have better luck. I believe I have all the stones I can read entered now. I did try checking the footstones today to make sure the initials matched the stone. There are still a lot of old stones I can't read. I am trying to find some info on the Nixon Farm
Added by Alan Lathrop on Aug 22, 2012 6:13 PM
CBeatty
Buck Memorials, Old Chelsea Cemetery
Thank you for the offer to visit Old Chelsea cemetery again. I would love it, if it hasn't snowed yet. Some of the markers I am looking for include, Content Buck, possibly another Daniel Buck, Infant Buck, Londuis Buck, and Samuel Buck. I am not sure if there are any more or not, but I would love to see what you can come up with. These are all family members of mine. Thank you so much.
Added by CBeatty on Nov 21, 2011 11:44 AM
LadyGoshen
RE: Orestes Cleveland
no problem! really--a few minutes of my time and maybe we can get history corrected. Excellent thought about the Fairview confusion! my compliments! There is a lot of stuff out there (wikipedia, etc.) that all have the VT location. I'm excited to find out--keep me in the loop.
.nicole.
Added by LadyGoshen on Nov 16, 2011 6:40 PM
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