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Bill Boyington (#46800933)
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Bio Photo I grew up in Lexington, MA, which may explain in part my interest in colonial history. I retired a few years ago after 20 years as a computer programmer. I generally photograph colonial cemeteries or at least the oldest sections of them. I studied early New England history in the 90s. My cousins got me interested in genealogy a few years back. I've always loved photography.

I would like to thank everyone who has offered corrections and additions as any new information makes the memorials that much better. I always want more info.

Please, when offering corrections or additions, include the memorial number as I have created thousands.

And look at the rules set down by Find a Grave before asking for transfers.

Don't fuss about spellings. One person wants the modern version, another person wants an older versions. I can't please everyone.

I usually do all requests within 24 hours.

Feel free to use any of my photos. All I ask is that you credit me for taking them. Please email me if you're doing some for-profit thing. And do not post my photos from other websites to Find-a-Grave. Ask me to do it. Thanks!

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Nancy Simonds Wolski
Luther Simonds headstone photo
Thank you for allowing the use of your headstone photo of my 5 times great grandfather Luther Simonds, Memorial #40174440, to my Ancestry tree. I will credit you.

I appreciate your important work!

Nancy Simonds Wolski
Added by Nancy Simonds Wolski on Jul 03, 2017 3:58 PM
RE: Crazy 17th c gravestone stuff
Interesting. Thanks for sharing.
Added by Linda on May 02, 2017 6:10 PM
RE: Faith Jewet
I learned something new, so thank you for that information.
Added by Linda on Apr 30, 2017 4:39 AM
Hannah Chase Chute #13284147
There is a bit of confusion about this person ... there is actually a duplicate memorial except that the cemeteries are different along with other minor items.
You have the original memorial.

Memorial #57904897 has her last name spelled Shute which added to the confusion.

Her maiden name is Hannah Emery and she married Samuel Chase on 8 Dec 1713 and then she married John Chute on 30 Oct 1762

The dates of birth are also different ... from what I have been able to dig up in my family tree, she was born either 1686 or 1692.

Her parents are: John Emery (1656 - 1730)
Mary Sawyer Emery (1660 - 1699)

I hope you can figure it out and decide what to do because it has given me a headache. ha ha. Thanks for your help.
Added by Marcia on Apr 30, 2017 12:04 AM
Sorry I was 'blind' today.
Memorial #19529714 - Samuel Manning (d.1711). I a so sorry I did not see your last paragraph giving permission to use your photo. Thanks so much. And sorry to bother you. "my bad" as they say in Utah.
Added by Joann on Mar 31, 2017 5:11 PM
Memorial #19529714 - Samuel Manning (d.1711).
Memorial #19529714 - Samuel Manning (d.1711). He was my 7th Great Grandfather. You have a lovely headstone picture on this memorial. I am wondering if you would give me permission to use it on both my profile for Samuel, and also on my personal genealogy website noted in my profile. Thank you for consideration.
Added by Joann on Mar 31, 2017 5:09 PM
Carol Vierke
Mary Hibbard Jewett
I have new information for you on Mary Hibbard Jewett Memorial # 11547421. I have a birth of abt 1675 born in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. Father is John Hibbard Senior born 24 Nov 1642 Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. Death: 24 Mar 1718 Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. Mother is Abigail Graves born 14 Mar 1641 Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. Thank you for your devotion to our colonial history. This is the time period I've been working on in Hibbard genealogy. The source I use is the published genealogy on the Robert Hibbard families: Genealogy of the Hibbard Family of Salem Massachusetts. Compiled and Published by Augustine George Hibbard 1901.
Added by Carol Vierke on Jan 22, 2017 3:06 PM
RE: John Kneeland
Thank you very much!
Added by S&E on Jan 15, 2017 12:23 PM
Zoe Lighty
RE: Andrew Stickney, Edna Northend
Thank you for your educational reply. Your memorials have been very helpful as I make links to our Ancestry research. Presently I am following the family of Edith "Ednah" Halstead ( my husband's 8th great-grandmother) and her husband Ezekiel Northend.

Zoe Lighty
Added by Zoe Lighty on Jan 12, 2017 1:53 PM
Old Burying Place
Just wanted to thank you so much for all your hard work. Coming from Michigan in November to visit this and another cemetery with my 89 year old father-in-law to show him his first family members that came over from England, thanks to your hard work.
Added by Tchad on Sep 11, 2016 6:51 AM
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