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Bill Ames (#47320935)
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I have been working on my genealogy for about 40 years. I am also working on tracing all of the descendants of a few "key" families that I have called the "Quabbin Project". This entails tracing down all of the descendants of the following families : William Thomas 1687-1747 of Hardwick, MA; Jonathan Marble 1721-1800 of Hardwick, MA; Aaron Furbush 1721-1811 of Hardwick, MA; James Smith 1685-1764 of Rutland, MA; Thomas Drury 1756-1835 of Shutesbury, MA; Samuel Stone 1754- of Oakham, MA; John Towne 1686-1766 of Greenwich, MA; James Whipple 1729-1767 of Hardwick, MA; and James Thompson 1709-1759 of Pelham, MA. These nine gentlemen are ancestors of many families throughout the four towns that was flooded out in 1938 because of Quabbin. Their lines are not only represented in Quabbin Park Cemetery but also extends from Sea to Shining Sea.

I am using 1938 as the cut off date on this project and will share information with any & all who cares to email me.
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RE: Dup. Graves in Quabboin Cemetery
Hi Bill fyi accidentally not sent to Nick unless this was an FYI. Suggest that the whole cemetery be checked for duplicates, based on the duplicate problem with this sample

Dup. Graves in Quabboin Cemetery
Hi Nick: I received a message about you posting in July of 2014 of #132168848; 132168838; 132157304; 132168849; 132157297; 132168840 and 132168843 (all of the Thompson Family). I have already posted these graves with pictures back in 2010/2011 (see 75331537; 75331490; 75331296; 75330389; 75331194; 55083493;and 75330677). These people spin off of a common ancestor of mine.

Are they any relation to You?

Thanks Bill Ames
Added by InMemory on Oct 26, 2014 5:15 PM
Linda Bouley
RE: Stones
Don't forget to approve them. LB
Added by Linda Bouley on Jul 24, 2014 8:57 PM
Linda Bouley
I have done some research on the Stone family after taking some interesting gravestone photos...James H.'s family & James Madison Stone, who seems to have been an artist. I've added a few links (to Susan Mandell Stone and John Stone) and some basic data stuff. Hope that's helpful.

Linda Bouley
Added by Linda Bouley on Jul 24, 2014 8:36 AM
Rhonda Hamel
Henry Mills Lyman
Bill, May I copy the photos that you have. Henry Mills Lyman was my 2nd great grandfather. I have some of my own posted. Thank you for all the wonderful work that you have done for our families. We deeply appreciate it.

Thank you again, Rhonda Hamel (Donald Sidlauskas)
Added by Rhonda Hamel on Jun 10, 2014 9:04 AM
Eric Armstrong
Alice Earle
Thanks, Bill. Alice Earle should be in the famous people section of Find a Grave. She was a 19th century social historian and prolific writer of everyday live in colonial times - mostly in New England. Many of her books are still in print. I've collected some old editions from eBay sources.

Sadly, Alice was embarking on a trip to Egypt when her ship collided with another. As I understand it she fell into the water when being rescued and almost drowned. She never recovered from the ordeal and died a couple years later.
Added by Eric Armstrong on Jun 01, 2013 5:14 PM
Karen Allison
Alanson Lincoln
Thank you Bill. I have linked his parents and his wife, Laura Graves Lincoln to him.
Added by Karen Allison on Jun 09, 2012 11:41 AM
Tim & Grace
Story family in Worcester Rural Cemetery
Hi Bill,

Thank you for taking the photos of the gravestones of my Story Cousins. Melvin Story and his wife, Margaret Morris... and also for the gravestone photo for his sister, Faye (Story) Barton.

Sincerely, Tim Cooper

Sidney, Maine
Added by Tim & Grace on Aug 15, 2010 8:54 PM

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