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Charlene Patton (#47275878)
 member for 6 years, 11 months, 8 days
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Bio Photo "It seems to me that the earth may be borrowed but not bought. It may be used but not owned. It gives itself in response to love and tending.... But we are tenants and not possessors, lovers and not masters. The Planet belongs to the wind and the rain, to the sun and the seasons, to the cosmic secrecy of seed, and beyond all, to time."

My mother passed away in 1999 and I was the recipient of boxes and boxes of old photographs and memorabilia from courageous departed ancestors who emigrated here and my interest in genealogy began. Now, with the help of Find A Grave, I have been able to locate many family members' graves. Thanks for helping fill in the blanks. And now that I have become a volunteer, I hope to pay it forward.
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Melaney Friesen Shaum
Christopher Yonges # 38058401
The photo on this memorial is of the cemetery. A great photo but not of the grave as it is posted. Could you please resubmit the photo as a cemetery photo?

It would be very helpful and appreciated.


PS. also his wife # 38060052
Added by Melaney Friesen Shaum on Mar 28, 2017 5:06 PM
RE: John & Lydia Cutter
Thank you very much for making the transfer of your memorials. I will take good care of them. Regards, Linne
Added by Velcro on Mar 01, 2017 8:58 AM
RE: John & Lydia Cutter
I try to sponsor all of my direct ancestors, when they are not already being sponsored. It is my way of honoring those who came before us and made us what we are today. I would be happy to take on the maintenance of John & Lydia's memorials. Thank you for offering. Regards, Linne
Added by Velcro on Feb 24, 2017 2:47 PM
RE: Phebe Logan
Happy New Year to you also! Happy to be of assistance in sharing the info.
Added by LRobin on Jan 03, 2017 10:48 AM
Judy Schaaf
Hi Charlene, Hannah Holden Cutter's will was probated on 2 Sept. 1800; she died in Aug 1800, not 1801. I have not requested an "edit" on the site but hope you will make the change onh er memorial. She was one of my (tons of) 6th great aunts.

I have to say I love your brief bio. for her - indeed, Seabrook NH was the Gretna Green of New England!

I aso love your explanation of how you got "genealogial" - it is the same as mine. Mom died in 2008 and I have been a family history addict since then. Who knew? I (sadly) ignored her all those years when she tried to tell me the family stories. What a waste and such a common experience. In honor of her, I began (reluctantly at first) the amazing and revelatory task of making the family tree. Judy

Added by Judy Schaaf on Dec 28, 2016 2:51 PM
deanna french
RE: Evergreen Park, George F. Bassett Civil War Veteran
Hi Charlene, I intended to "friend" you, but there are several listed with your name. I don't want to get the wrong one. Try to "friend me" That may work better.
Have you ever traveled the route Sherman took on the march to the sea?? That's on my bucket list.

Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Oct 06, 2016 11:01 AM
deanna french
Evergreen Park, George F. Bassett Civil War Veteran
May I use the grave marker photo that you contributed to the Find A Grave memorial for George Bassett, to post on the Vermont Civil War site? (
You will receive credit for this.
Thank you for your consideration. Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Sep 27, 2016 8:54 PM
Suzy Hackett
John Groves
As we are related to the John Groves & Catherine Duffy line and I read your beautiful story, is there anything that you are willing to share with me. I am the one who posted some of the original grave marker pictures of the family markers.

I am a grand daughter of Thomas Oscar Groves and would love to know or have information to share and meet more relatives. I have info on the Loving line.
Added by Suzy Hackett on Feb 12, 2016 9:21 AM
Patricia Craig
Sir Thos St Leger # 108701933
Ms Patton - Unfortunately, there is an error in Thomas St Leger's memorial. In fact, we don't seem to know where he is buried. The chapel and tomb that you picture here is actually that of Sir Thomas' daughter, Lady Anne St Leger Manners, Baroness Ros of Helmsley and her spouse, Sir George, 11th Lord Ros of Helmsley Manners.

Sir Thomas St Leger's wife Anne Plantagenet, Duchess of Exeter (and sister of the King), died giving birth to their daughter Anne (1475). Thus Lady Anne was orphaned when Sir Thomas was executed in 1483.

Sir Thomas and Lady Anne Plantagenet are my 15th great-grandparents. Lord and Lady Ros of Helmsley Manners are my 14th great-grandparents.

I hope this is helpful. Good luck in your continuing research. Many of us are grateful for your efforts.
Added by Patricia Craig on Feb 10, 2016 6:35 PM
Sylvia Moyer
Mary Warren Bartlett burial site
I just saw your message in memorial #67781667 for Mary Warren. Just trying to verify how you know that she is in fact buried in Burial Hill rather than White Horse Cemetery. Do you know if this is also true for her husband, Robert Bartlett? He is also listed as being buried in White Horse Cemetery and this memorial was also created by margaret. Thank you for your assistance.
Sylvia J. Moyer
Added by Sylvia Moyer on Jan 17, 2016 9:27 AM
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