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Star Rhodes (#46878998)
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Bio Photo Ever since I can remember, I have had a fascination with cemeteries. There was one right down the street from our school, we used to walk through it often, It was so peaceful and the monuments were so beautiful. My father Calvin Russell Swallow is buried there now. My sister Mel and I have gone back to Massachusetts and other New England States and explored the cemeteries looking for ancestors. Genealogy and searching cemeteries for family has been a treasured time with my sister. What a gift it is to have a sister to share your interests with.

I am hoping to make connections with distant cousins and share pictures and stories. I have posted many branches to our tree to do this.

I AM VERY LIBERAL WITH TRANSFERING MEMORIALS. MY PHOTOGRAPHS ARE FOR EVERYONE (COPY THEM AT YOUR PLEASURE) AND I FEEL NO SENSE OF OWNERSHIP OVER MEMORIALS THAT ARE NOT MY FAMILY. I LOVE DOCUMENTING GRAVES. I AM SOMEWHAT OFFENDED BY THOSE WHO DO NOT SHARE THAT SENSE OF GIVING. WE GET NO POINTS IN HEAVEN BY HOW MANY MEMORIALS WE CONTRIBUTED TO FINDAGRAVE. THERE ARE MANY FINE CONTRIBUTORS TO FIND A GRAVE AND A FEW THAT NEED TO GET OVER THEMSELVES. Remember...."God Loves a Cheerful Giver"!!

PLEASE SUBMIT EDITS THROUGH EDIT TAB!

A POEM FROM ALL OF US AVID GENEALOGIST'S!!

DEAR ANCESTOR

Your tombstone stands among the rest; neglected and alone. The name and dates are chiseled out on polished, marble stone. It reaches out to all who care; it is to late to mourn. You did not know that I exist; you died and I was born.

Yet each of us are cells of you in flesh, in blood, in bone. Our blood contracts and beats a pulse not entirely on our own. Dear Ancestor, the place you filled one hundred years ago. Spreads out among the ones you left who would have loved you so.

I wonder as you lived and loved, I wonder if you knew that someday I would find this spot, and come to visit you. - Walter Butler Palmer 1906

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M. R. Clark
RE: Elizabeth Choate
Yes it does. Very interesting! You never know all of the angles of genealogy.
Added by M. R. Clark on May 18, 2017 2:42 PM
M. R. Clark
RE: Elizabeth Choate
I found my initial info in the Brewster Genealogy book. It lists her parents as Samuel and Mary and her marriage date as 1726, which is what the Find A Grave says. The Find A Grave which I have cited shows her birth date as 1706 and her death date as 11/28/1774, which would make her 67 years old.

The info you have shows this Elizabeth Choate's parents as M. Ebenezer and Elizabeth. Her death date is listed as 6/25/1774 in the 30 something (36?) year of her age.

Her husband, Dr. Pelatiah Fitch, is my husband's 1st cousin 8x removed.

I hope this info helps.
Added by M. R. Clark on May 18, 2017 1:09 PM
bluesma36
MARY (JACKSON) TRUESDELL
Hello Star, I have just come across your Find A Grave # 7104420 for Samuel Truesdell 1645-1695. A note says his wife, Mary Jackson was one of the daughters of John Jackson original settler of Newton. Do you know where this information was found? I am trying to confirm her lineage and so far have not found much available on line for the Jackson girls/women. I grew up in Newton and spent some time volunteering at the homestead, back in the 1950's. So this find has greatly perked my interest. Thank you.
Added by bluesma36 on Apr 30, 2017 11:19 AM
MarstonSwain
Edmond & Mary Folsom Blair
I have just established a family connection to ME Folsom Blair & sent edits for the full dates of this couples' births/deaths. If you would be willing to transfer them to my Find A Grave account I would be honored. I appreciate your philosophy re: "ownership" of graves. The person who posted my parents graves won't relinquish them which saddens and annoys me. Blessings on you for your sense of fairness.
janice jassmond, exeter, nh
Added by MarstonSwain on Apr 26, 2017 7:33 PM
Barbara Busharis
Elizabeth Ayers Putnam
Hi, I just submitted an edit to the death date for Elizabeth, Find A Grave Memorial# 24963612. She died in 1761, shortly after her only son was born (he died the following November). This is documented in Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, available on ancestry.com. All of Rufus Putnam's other children are the children of his second wife, Persis Rice, who is buried with him out in Ohio. Thanks!
Added by Barbara Busharis on Apr 15, 2017 8:19 AM
Melissa King
Tranfer Request #21025217
Please tranfer the Bailey/ Bayley, Eames profiles. Ive submitted updates thank you.
Added by Melissa King on Apr 09, 2017 2:31 PM
Jonathan Twiss
Harriet Johnson
There is no gravestone for this person in the Old Cove Burying Ground. Since it closed by 1790, she could not have been buried in this place. I think you got mixed up on this. You need to remove this name from the Old Cove Burying Ground. There were Johnsons living in Millington, the eastern part of East Haddam, but not a Harriet Johnson. Thanks, Jonathan Twiss
Added by Jonathan Twiss on Feb 28, 2017 12:56 PM
Bill Clark
RE: Benjamin Clark & Dorcas Morse
HI Star -

I have just gotten back into genealogy, and forgot we were distant cousins !

Please email me at kappclark@yahoo.com. I am working on a genealogy website - www.clark-hart.us. Tell me what you think !

Best regards from Vermont,

Bill Clark
Added by Bill Clark on Feb 15, 2017 4:41 PM
nancy robison
RE: Sally Garfield
Hi Star,
It looks like both daughters were Sarah/Sally Hodgkins, as Sally has a H also.
I was trying to avoid confusion over their two daughters. Sally's headstone says Sally H, and Sarah's says Sarah H.
People may not realize they had two daughters with the same name.
Common to use the same name twice!
Thank you for all your hard work. It is greatly appreciated.
Added by nancy robison on Feb 10, 2017 11:40 AM
nancy robison
RE: Whittemore
I have a copy of the marriage record from Troy, 15 April, 1842,
And I know those aren't always accurate either. Thought maybe the 1841 might actually be 1847.
Thank you. I appreciate your help.
Added by nancy robison on Feb 09, 2017 11:28 AM
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