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rhodyite (#47307374)
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Jackie Knight Cemetery
I meant to say memorials.....Ralph
Added by Ralph on Sep 25, 2013 3:22 PM
RE: find-a-grave memorial
Yes please transfer the memorial to me. I have allot of links and personal information to add. Thank you so much. Ralph
Added by Ralph on Sep 25, 2013 3:20 PM
Don Blauvelt
RE: #71908015
Unfortunately, no. In the 1630s Texel was a port on the outer northwest barrier island of the Netherlands, used by those sailing from Scandanavia to England and North America. In 1639 my namesake Dutch immigrant sailed from Texel aboard a Swedish ship with the first group of Swedes to settle Christiana, now Wilmington, Delaware. Texel Ensworth early caught my eye when researching my ancestral family of early Hartford, Conn.

For whatever its worth, due to the later multiple misspellings of his given name after he left Hartford for Canterbury, Conn., probably due to his ancent I personally think Texel was either a Dutchman, of an English father and Dutch mother, or of English parents who grew up in the Netherlands, was bi-linqual but spoke only broken Dutch and broken English.
Added by Don Blauvelt on Feb 16, 2013 4:39 PM
Don Blauvelt
RE: #71908015

No, don't need that. The memorial you created for the only Tyxhall Ensworth recorded at Cleaveland Cemetery at Canterbury, who in the 1930ish inventory of that cemetery had no other data than his name, was likely of the immigrant Texel (aka Tyxhall, Tixhall, Tixwell) Ensworth (aka Ainsworth) who died of record at Canterbury in 1712. He was the patriarch of the Ensworth family at Canterbury and the paternal grandfather of the person you have assumed to be the person the gravestone record refers to. Texel's estate, who apparently died without a known will, was probated at the Windham Probate District at Willimantic, a copy of which record I have.

That neither Tyxhall,3 (John,2 Texel,1) Ensworth, his wife Jerusha Fitch (whose family lines I am well aware of), nor any of their children appear with gravestone records at Canterbury is highly suggestive that the family of Tyxhall and Jerusha are interred other than at the Cleaveland cemetery at Canterbury.

Accordingly, I would greatly appreciate if you would consider transferring the related memorial to me so I can add related bio material for the immigrant, his probate record and summarize his children.


Don Blauvelt
Added by Don Blauvelt on Feb 07, 2013 2:52 PM
Don Blauvelt
RE: #71908015
Thanks for responding so quickly. I anticipate a lengthy exchange between us regarding the memorial in question. Would you please separately contact me at my email address shown on my forum page?
Added by Don Blauvelt on Feb 07, 2013 11:50 AM
Don Blauvelt
Tyxhall Ensworth

If you are still active, please contact me regarding your memorial #71908015 at the Cleaveland Cemetery at Canterbury, Conn. Regards.
Added by Don Blauvelt on Feb 07, 2013 10:52 AM
RE: Jackie Knight
I am not related to the Knights but I knew many of them. It amazes me that I was from the community where the Jack (Jackie) Knight cemetery is located and never knew it was there. I did visit the Mount Olive Cemetery as a young person because there was a road there back then. I was doing a photo for a lady in Nebraska for one of her long ago kin folks and was able to connect her to a family she never knew existed. In that process I got the landowner, a childhood friend, to take me to the cemetery, in that process he showed me the Jackie Knight Cemetery and told me that Ethel Knight had done the monument. Ethel wrote the 'Echo of the Black Horn'
But I also had been reading 'The State of Jones' which is a more recent book and seems to be more factual. Both are basically about Knewt Knight a very interesting character. I knew many of his offspring. The later book is available on line if you are interested. People in the Jack Knight and Knight Cemetery in Covington county, as well as many other cemeteries were related to him.
Added by Ralph on Jun 12, 2011 10:18 AM
RE: Jackie Knight
It was a mile walk back in the woods and it was HOT. So glad you replied.......
Added by Ralph on Jun 11, 2011 2:47 PM
Deborah Richter
RE: found stone for Harvey A. Bacon
No I just took the picture per a request

Added by Deborah Richter on Jan 25, 2011 8:39 PM
Deborah Richter
Harvey Bacon
The grave location is WV-228-3
Added by Deborah Richter on Jan 16, 2011 6:52 PM
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