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LadyGoshen (#46951894)
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Bio Photo trying to stay ahead of developers who want to cover historical markers... and the weather, time and vandals that obscure the inscriptions... to honor those that walked before us.

Although I visit cemeteries whenever I travel (to the dismay of others in the car), most of my work is in Vermont, New Hampshire, New York's lower Hudson Valley and Washington State's Skagit County. I've been known to wander off to Massachusetts, Connecticut and Maine given the opportunity.

Whenever possible, I post a photo--a photo makes it real. I also try to list the sources I've used to stitch together family relations or any info that I might find. I will not link to those who are listed as burial location unknown.

Thank you in advance for sending in corrections or additions using the Edit button. I appreciate your updates very much. Although I try to thank and acknowledge all corrections, I may not always have the time. Edits posted in the message area below will be ignored and deleted.

I transfer direct relatives within three generations (that means: your siblings, parents, grandparents, children, and grandchildren). As Richard H so aptly puts it:
"... someone who died 200 years ago could be related to thousands of people." Please use the virtual cemetery feature to group your family memorials.

My activity is seasonal--I use the New England winters to create new memorials with the images I've collected the rest of the year. There are several thousand waiting to be processed... Click here to see the memorials I've added in the past few 7 days.



10,000 memorials :: 20-8-2011 :: 3Y9M9D
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19,000 memorials :: 10-07-2016 :: 8Y8M0D
18,000 photos :: 15-01-2014 :: 6Y2M5D
20,000 photos :: 21-02-2016 :: 8Y3M12D
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Messages left for LadyGoshen (445)[Leave Message]
RE: Mary Simonds and Oscar Fullington
So embarrassed to admit this, but I'm afraid I don't remember what I submitted {palm-slap} and the suggested edits tab isn't helping. If you wanted to take the time to let me know what I suggested, I'd be more than happy to find you the sources. Again, sorry for making this more complicated on your part than it should have to be! :(
Added by ErinC on Apr 04, 2017 8:01 PM
Thank you...and request
Thank you so much for all your work creating and maintaining memorials. So many times while doing genealogy research I notice who created a memorial and see your name :). I'm also wondering your policy on using your photos. Do you mind if I use them on my Ancestry or Wikitree trees? With credit, of course.

Have a great day!
Added by ErinC on Apr 04, 2017 2:46 PM
Terry Haun
Margaret Harris Crist (Duplicate)
Regarding Memorial #64816005. Thank you for your suggestion of a duplicate. This is something I will have to research. The cemetery indicates husband and wife are buried in Illinois. She was living there just before she died. I will research and make any notations accordingly. (Dilemma: Cemetery records indicate buried in Illinois; however, there is a monument in Licking Co, Ohio where she was from)
Added by Terry Haun on Mar 31, 2017 11:27 AM
Mary Jo
RE: John W Crist (150155824)
Thank you, I have added your comment to his page.
Added by Mary Jo on Mar 31, 2017 7:50 AM
Richard Phelan
RE: Eliza Ann Wisner

Thanks for the quick response! I will look into your suggestions. Thanks, so much. Richard
Added by Richard Phelan on Mar 28, 2017 10:04 AM
Richard Phelan
Eliza Ann Wisner
Dear Lady Goshen, I hope you can help me. Eliza is my 3rd great grandmother and I need valid proof that she is the daughter of Henry Barnet Wiser and or the sister of Daniel Carpenter Wisner for my application to the Sons of the American Revolution. Her son Henry Wisner Tryon and his first wife are my link to the families. Her brother would work as the Sons have approved links back to Henry Wisner, delegate to the Continental Congress. It seems like everybody passes on the family link but with no support. This is my only missing document of proof and you seem to be very well versed in the Wisner history and family connections. I would truly appreciate anything you can dig up, no pun intended!
Added by Richard Phelan on Mar 27, 2017 9:17 PM
Mike O'Shea
Hugh Drane/Drain
The Source Information is as follows:

New York State Archives New York, Census of Inmates in Almshouses and Poorhouses, 1830-1920 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011.

Original data:
New York. State Board of Charities. Census of Inmates in Almshouses and Poorhouses, 18351921. Series A1978. Microfilm, 225 rolls. New York State Archives, Albany, New York.e
Added by Mike O'Shea on Mar 24, 2017 11:21 AM
Mike O'Shea
Hugh Drane/Drain
The information I obtained was from Ancestry and mainly in the census records for Goshen, Orange Co. Although there was a New York Census of Inmates in Almshouses and Poorhouses 1830-1920 that had the questioner form on it. I am attaching the Reference site for you. Good luck and if you should more information I would be most appreciative of receiving it also. Alshough I'm pretty certain that Hugh is a son of my 3X great grandfather, James Drain who lived in Orange and later in Rockland Co. He was married twice and had children during both marriages. He was the only Drane/Drain to live in both of those counties during that time frame. We do have an inkling who his first wife was and know the number of children they had before she either died or at least left and he remarried Catherine Johnson and had a large family with her. The names of those children is a big mystery but do believe that Hugh was one of them simply because he stated he was born in Orange Co. and at the right time frame.
Added by Mike O'Shea on Mar 24, 2017 11:19 AM
RE: Vernet Russell Drew, transfer
this would be good, a drier day In April. I am
Wonder if the local library there would have the cemetery cards?
Added by Delina444 on Mar 22, 2017 1:49 PM
Barbara Gibson
RE: Colville Pettit
Thank you, Barbara
Added by Barbara Gibson on Mar 21, 2017 8:41 AM
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