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L. Finley (#47068673)
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Bio Photo I'm a native of Utah now living in Raleigh, NC. I'm a genealogist and all around history buff.

Please let me know if you find errors in my memorials so that I may correct them. Also please feel free to use any photo's I post as long as it's not for profit(if photo's are used "courtesy" of someone, please note that if you repost them).

I HAVE UPLOADED THE PRICE CITY CEMETERY database (Price, UT is my hometown). My goal is to eventually research each burial, post obituary's and link to family members where possible. Besides all my family members this cemetery is the resting place for many friends, and people I knew or knew of, and so is very special to me. As of 7/14/12 THE DATABASE IS COMPLETELY ENTERED FOR BURIALS PRIOR TO AUGUST 2010. Please be careful posting a new memorial in Price City Cemetery with a death date prior to August 2010, as it will likely be a duplication. Sometimes the burial is recorded under a different married name, or a different spelling. There are instances of burials NOT being recorded in the cemetery records (likely one of the "unknowns" listed in the database), however, those are the exception. Only a portion of those I've entered have been researched and completed, but I'm working on it :)

I'm also a contributing Editor for the "Greeks in the West" tree on We are attempting to document the Greek immigrants who came to the Western states for the Western Hellenic Family History Library at The Magna Ethnic Mining Museum

If I have posted a memorial for your loved one, please let me know so that I can transfer them to you if they are not a relation of mine. However, due to numerous problems with transfer requests, I have had to adopt the practise of only transfering per Find a Grave's "direct 4 generation rule". I am happy to transfer your immediate family (spouse, children, grandchild, parents, siblings, or grandparents). I will no longer transfer outside of these relationships. Please use the "edit" function on the memorial you are requesting; state your relationship; and include your contributor #.

I am always happy to add or correct information, add links or update information.
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Barbara Cox
Vanderwerker Esmay Gibson Rathbone Smith Moake
Lucia, I've been working on these folks in the 1850 census for several days trying to determine the relationships. My deadend is Dewitt Clinton Smith. I recently heard from a DNA researcher 4th cousin, we know not how.... she has a dead end Rathbone- all out of NY. Maybe a coincidence that there is a Rathbun and possibly our Smith in the 1850 Otsego census. At any rate trying to figure out the exact relationships in the 1850 John J Vanderwarker(sic) household; and hoping you can offer some direction. I'm the dau of Helen, who is dau of Lela Calvin, dau of Lenora Smith, dau of D C Smith b 1829 Dutchess, d 1896 Wood co OH. Thanks for any guidance.
Added by Barbara Cox on May 21, 2017 2:38 PM
Honor Hurlbut Burr Find A Grave Memorial# 62210146
Part 2: The explanation regarding husband Nathaniel vs. Jonathan is pretty convincing. The statement that David bought land next to his brother-in-law in 1745 when Honor died in 1741 does not dissuade me. Time and again we find in-laws referred to as "brother" or "sister." It seems to me that Nathaniel would still be referred to B-I-L even though Honor had died previously.
Of course, I am an armchair genealogist, and so I would have to say that this marriage is unproven, though I think it is correct.
Added by Parish-940 on May 14, 2017 11:32 AM
Nathaniel Burr - Find A Grave Memorial# 22567394
Hello, I've been doing some work regarding Sarah Burr, a daughter who is not listed as a child on this memorial. The conundrum is whether she is a child of his first wife or of his second. However, that's not why I'm writing.
The memorial recites: "CT birth records (Barbour Collection) list March 28 1716/17. As his stone says he was 86, the 1716 year is probably correct." I disagree with that statement. I would take a record made at that time over a gravestone. The double date 1716/17 means that 1717 was the birth year for the Gregorian calendar, which was in use then but not official adopted. Forgive me if I'm explaining something you already know. The gravestone photo is too worn to be read, but I'm betting that it says he died "in his 86th year." That would mean he was 85, going on 86, and would have been 86 his next birthday, that is, September 12 of 1802. That would make 1717 the correct year. That way of expressing age is common on gravestones of that era. Again, forgive me if I'm explaining too much.
Further, I've got some research to do, but several genealogies have shown his first wife to be unknown. One suggests that her name was Martha Hubbard or Martha Knowles. Now I've got another name to research!
Added by Parish-940 on May 14, 2017 11:09 AM
Jeanie Emerson
RE: Esmay in New York state
thank you! we ARE 6th cousins!
Added by Jeanie Emerson on May 13, 2017 7:01 PM
Jeanie Emerson
about me - Jeanie
I am native NW Montanan ! not far from Utah!
I started with all this Ancestry in 2010. I am mostly Irish from 2 branches. 3rd branch is Dutch/German. 4th branch is Scot.
Part of my fun is tracing DOWN branches to see who may have moved WEST! and finding pictures of ancestors. Or just the piecing together their lives.
I have listed 4 branches... my 4 grand parents.
Added by Jeanie Emerson on May 13, 2017 6:08 PM
Jeanie Emerson
RE: Esmay in New York state
OH! thank you SO much! So Thomas did have a daughter, Harriet, and a grand daughter, Harriet!

I will fill in my Ancestry tree with this info!

My Ancestry tree is: "Stewart Hartsoch Hughes Petticrew tree branches"

the Karkers and Esmays are ancestors of my Hughes'

Nice to "meet" you cousin!!!
Added by Jeanie Emerson on May 13, 2017 5:30 PM
Jeanie Emerson
RE: Esmay in New York state
confusing family indeed!!! right now, I have:
5th greats to me: Thomas Esmay born 1742 died ?
Elizabeth Parmentier b 1740 d 1814

I probably don't have all their children....
son: Isaac Hegeman b 1779 d 1864 (4th great to me)
son or daughter? : Francis b 1782 d?
not saying there wasn't / isn't a Harriet.

I show Harriet (my 3rd great) being one of the 13 children of:
Isaac Hegeman Esmay and Margaret Pierson b 1782 d 1871.

1802-1884 Joseph Isaac
1803-1861 Thomas
1815-1900 John
1816-1874 Moses Pierson (as was common, his middle name was mother's maiden name)

1822-1880 Harriet Esmay, she married Gardner Karker 1822-1899.... (my 3rd great grandparents).

1826-1826 David

the rest I don't have years on.... YET!
Rufus, Margaret Ann, Rebecca, Henry, Peter, Isaac, Elizabeth

it's very disheartening those early census records didn't have ALL the family's name.

Thank you for responding! I have little on Thomas and his children.... but, I do so love the research.... I keep looking! I mainly use Ancestry and Find A Grave.

Added by Jeanie Emerson on May 13, 2017 3:43 PM
Jeanie Emerson
Esmay in New York state
I'm just wondering if you are related to the Esmays of Seward, Schoharie County, New York???

Isaac Hegeman Esmay (Find A Grave #53927045) is my 4th great grand parent.

His daughter, Harriet, who married a Karker is my 3rd great grandmother. She moved to Wisconsin, where I have a lot of Hughes ancestry and distant relations. Harriet's daughter, Naomi Karker, married my 2nd great grand father, Anthony Hughes.

You certainly have done a lot of work for Find A Grave, I thank you so much for that!!! I've been so happy with info I've got from that site!

I tend to explore branches of my family tree to quite distant cousins!

One more vacation to Wisconsin this summer, I will be visiting Harriet's grave!

Jeanie Emerson
Added by Jeanie Emerson on Apr 23, 2017 8:13 PM
Margaret Churchill
Thank you for the marriage information. The memorial has been updated.
Added by Marte on Mar 24, 2017 5:37 PM
Robert McKendrick
Changes made and no problem!! I think anyone who has entered information on Find A Grave has done exactly the same thing you described!! Late night/long sessions seem to increase the odds of confusion!! :)
Added by Bruce on Feb 18, 2017 7:24 PM
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