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Robert Fickies (#46492489)
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Anna Hines
Thank You for the information.
It is so great to visit all the Grave Sites in and around Lyme and Saybrook. Where all my Lords are buried. I was there ,2 years in a row. and spent 1 week each with a lady who had lived there for 50 years. At that time if it had not been for the man who lived next to the cemetery we would have never found Bill Hills Cemetery. Or seen the Lord Home across the road.
Added by Anna Hines on Jul 29, 2017 9:34 AM
Jamie Studdard Jones
John Franklin #72420796
I was wondering if you could help me out. I came across this piece, and it claims that Thomas Franklin's father was John Franklin, born 1760. However, your information does not contain a Thomas (born 1801). I was wondering if you had any information to help point me in the right direction. Thanks and I look forward to your reply.
Added by Jamie Studdard Jones on Jul 20, 2017 8:37 PM
Renee Wright
Gunn Memorial
Very happy to transfer this memorial ...
Renee Wright
Added by Renee Wright on Jun 07, 2017 12:56 PM
Debbie Gatti
James Alexander Abercrombie
Hi Robert, I was looking at you Find a Grave for James and discovered that you have his siblings listed himself twice also was he married to Hannah Picard?

James Alexander Abercrombie (1708 - 1775)
James Alexander Abercrombie (1709 - 1782)*
Robert Abercrombie (1715 - 1779)*

Birth: 1708
Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Death: 1775, Scotland

James Abercromby ( was baptized on 24 August 1708 at Alloa Parish, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, the third son of Alexander Abercromby of Tullibody and Mary Duff. He was educated at Westminster in London, Leiden University in the Netherlands and studied law at Lincoln's Inn in London before traveling to South Carolina as a young man of twenty-one years of age.

The first record of him at Charleston, South Carolina is dated 12 July 1730 when he was justice of the peace in two deeds. This was soon after the Crown began administering the colony following repurchase from the Lords Proprietors, and at that time South Carolina was on the southern frontier of British America. James was appointed attorney general of the colony a few months later, on 30 November 1730, and served in that capacity, excepting a few trips home to Britain, until he left South Carolina for the last time in June 1744 for London on the ship George.

During his fourteen years residence in South Carolina he was involved in the social, religious and political activities of the young colony.

Between 1732 and 1739 he had surveyed and was granted 6,980 acres of land in South Carolina on the Big Peedee and Waccamaw Rivers, and by 1737 he acquired lot 206 on Church Street in Georgetown. In 1740 he sold 5,000 acres of this land to Hugh Swinton, brother of William Swinton, the surveyor who laid out Georgetown.

He was married to Katherine Thomson.
Katherine THOMSON was born in Kent, England

Family links:
Sir James Alexander Abercrombie (1658 - 1734)
Lady Mary Gordon Abercrombie (1687 - 1742)

Katherine Thomson Abercrombie*

John Joseph Abercrombie (1736 - 1816)*

James Alexander Abercrombie (1708 - 1775)
James Alexander Abercrombie (1709 - 1782)*
Robert Abercrombie (1715 - 1779)*
Added by Debbie Gatti on Apr 29, 2017 8:22 PM
Lorne Rogers
James Rogers b.c. 1615
he had 7 children. missing Joseph b 14 May 1646 & Jonathan b 31 Dec 1655
Added by Lorne Rogers on Mar 18, 2017 1:15 PM
Bo Cash
RE: John Franklin Burial

Bob, again many thanks.

I do have a 1905 topo of my home area in very small scale. It has helped me to find several old home site foundations and bridge structures that no longer exist. I really do need to find that archives and see if other maps are available that surround the map I have.

Take care, "Bo"
Added by Bo Cash on Feb 14, 2017 4:59 PM
Bo Cash
RE: John Franklin Burial

Hi Bob

Thanks for the nice reply and adding more material to the mysterious whereabouts of John Franklin. I will continue searching and plan a trip to his grant property this Thursday.

My maternal grandmother was a Franklin, born in Linville Falls, NC in a house built about 1880 by her grandfather, Albert J. Franklin, a veteran of the NC 58th in the Civil War. The house is still lived in by my cousins.

This property was part of the original large land grants secured by John Franklin's son, Samuel. Samuel would be my 4th G-GF.

Anyhow, I am a retired biology teacher, been retired 16 years from Freedom High School in Morganton, NC, my hometown. I too had nearly a minor in geology, but wished I had paid more attention to those courses as I have spent most of my free life in the woods.

I started buying USGS topo quads in 1969 when they were only fifty cents. Today, I have all the quads and updates covering Western NC, Eastern TN, and SW stomping grounds for fly fishing, turkey hunting, and general exploring. I also have the same in US Forest Service "modified" maps which you are probably familiar with.

Just got back from finding a long-lost mineral springs resort hotel foundation in back woods a few miles from my house ........burned in 1934, built in 1878, and was the largest wood frame structure in NC at the time it stood. Been hunting for it for a year. Topo and compass helped me finally find the location.

Would love to get together with you...........we would have a lot in common.

THANKS AGAIN, "Cousin Bo" Cash, also singer Johnny's 6th cousin, but I do not sing!
Added by Bo Cash on Feb 14, 2017 4:45 PM
New England Family
Just Thanks
Thank You for all that you do for Find a Grave,
I appreciate all the time and effort that you have put in.
Added by New England Family on Mar 06, 2016 4:29 PM
Melissa Stickles
Lord family
I wanted to thank you for adding the bios to the Lord family memorials. I, too, am a descendant of Thomas Lord and Dorothy Bird. They being my 9th gr-grandparents. Great work and awesome job! We plan on visiting the Ancient burial grounds in Conn. sometime this spring :)

Best regards,
Added by Melissa Stickles on Jan 18, 2016 10:52 AM
David D. Franklin
I saw that you had posted a memorial to David D. Franklin - very well done! David would have served with my gg grandfather, John M. Whitmire, born 1840 in Jackson County, Georgia. He was in Company D., Third U.S. Volunteers and I am sure they knew each other considering the amount of time they served. Memorial number 18964686
Added by GPSP on Jan 04, 2016 11:23 AM
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