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Kevin Avery (#47024642)
 member for 9 years, 20 days
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Bio Photo If you know of any one memorialized here who served aboard the USS Melvin DD-680 in the Pacific Theatre during WW II, please let me know.

I'm a transplanted New Englander. My parents are Paul Oscar Avery(1921-2003) and Betty Wheaton Avery(1925-1992). My mom's and aunt's interest in family history was passed to me. I have been doing family history research for over 25 years, most of which has been in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Maine.

I am retired, and live in The Villages, Florida, and would be happy to find and photograph cemetery stones of your friends or family in the Sumter - Lake - Marion County area.

If you find some pictures or monuments I haven't included, I'd love to hear from you when you post them. And corrections or additions to my postings are welcome. All suggestions are responded to within 48 hours unless I am out of town. If you supply me with additional information, I will always research and double check it before posting it to a memorial. There is simply too much inaccurate information out there. Please do not use the edit feature for 17th century memorials. Consideration of updates to these memorials requires correspondence with specific documentation.

I have completed projects on all cemeteries in Hawley, Buckland, Colrain, and Charlemont, Massachusetts. And another in Sears Cemetery in Barnstable County. Current projects include the Jenks Family in Rhode Island, the Groton Avery Family, and Shelburne, Franklin Co, Mass cemeteries. If any of my entries connects to your ancestors, let me know.

Memorials I have added in the last 7 days.
Memorials I have added in the last 30 days.
If I have not added any memorials in the last 30 days, I am very likely dead... contact Find A Grave.

Please use the EDIT button on the memorial to initiate correspondence and recommend updates. I am no longer able to respond to emails that do not provide quick and easy access to the memorial in question. Also, if your e-mail is not provided on your profile page, I won't be able to respond to you if a response is needed. The public messages are not appropriate for back and forth discussion. And, if you have no email, I will not process edits until you provide source data.

There are so many "orphan" memorials here on Find-A-Grave, many of which have been posted en masse and then forgotten. So many need identification and linking so we know who they were! After posting a memorial, please take the time to research, identify, and link the memorial properly..... it will go along way toward further establishing the credibility of this site.

Regarding transfers outside guidelines..... I will consider transfer to those who have a proven track record of collaboration on FindAGrave.

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mary gersten
John Avery
I marked problem by mistake. Cemetery has a John Avery that matches your description, but different dates. I will y=take photo when I go back, hopefully next week.
Added by mary gersten on Jul 19, 2017 9:00 PM
Edward Adams
Hi, I made a photo request for Find A Grave Memorial# 53768105, Edward Adams, and the photo volunteer reported that there is no record that Edwards Adams is buried there. Do you have a source for this burial in Vine Lake Cemetery? Regards
Added by TJG on Jul 18, 2017 1:36 PM
Judith Lee Howard Shea
RE: John Sheldon
Good! I was amazed at how quickly it had been done! Then I figured you must be right there, at attention, ready for action!
Added by Judith Lee Howard Shea on Jul 11, 2017 11:38 AM
Walter Bates
thanks for always providing more clues and getting me to relook at memorials created awhile ago. It always adds more detail - now he has a death date, parents and kids I had no found before! Your contributions to Find A Grave will long be remembered and appreciated by generations to come!
all my best!
Added by Anonymous on Jul 06, 2017 7:38 PM
RE: Wife of Zechariah Field (Mary)
I meant to add too that I added your info on Christopher and Susanna at the bottom of Mary's bio and have given you credit for it.
Added by Anita on Jun 28, 2017 1:41 PM
RE: Wife of Zechariah Field (Mary)
Thanks Kevin... I have removed Stanley as her maiden name, because I agree that it isn't proven. I left the info in her bio to prevent edits in the future, without further proof. Their marriage record in the New England Marriages Prior to 1700, page 265, has her maiden name as Stanley, however, there is a question mark in front of it. Since the book is typed, it's hard to say if the person who indexed the original records added the Stanley according to their own belief or if they were unable to read the last name and were guessing that it was Stanley...
Added by Anita on Jun 28, 2017 1:35 PM
Ebenezer Briggs, North Amherst
Thanks for providing his birth location and the source for your information. I appreciate it and have updated his memorial to include his two marriages.
Added by psc on Jun 26, 2017 7:25 PM
RE: Emily Armington
Thank you for clearing that up. I have moved the picture.
Added by Kerrin on Jun 26, 2017 4:49 PM
George Kellogg
RE: Mary Winchester Sherman
Mary is my 3GGM through Sherman.

I'm sorry. The date is in error. Ancestry had a date with a reference. It came from a Mass. paper about a Mrs. Mary dying but in Rhode Island.

Please disregard change. Again, my apologies.

Added by George Kellogg on Jun 19, 2017 1:03 PM
rebecca pressler
RE: Ebenezer Rockwood and Abiagil Hartwell
I am glad it was of some help.
Added by rebecca pressler on Jun 14, 2017 6:32 PM
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