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Donna (#47087929)
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Bio Photo Primarily interested in Bedford or Pound Ridge N.Y. and Stamford Ct. families.
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Melanie Leibold
RE: John Boutin III
hi, I am referring to the John Boutin that you said was your 10th great--grandfather, He died in 1704 or 1705 in Danbury CT. I wondered which cemetery...
Added by Melanie Leibold on Apr 17, 2015 3:20 PM
Melanie Leibold
John Boutin III
Hi, he is my 5th great grandfather. Do you know what cemetery in Danbury he is buried..I was born and raised in Danbury, CT. I haven't lived there for years but go to my parents' graves quite often. I would love to see John's grave. Thank
s, Melanie. You may email me at
Added by Melanie Leibold on Apr 14, 2015 8:28 PM
Angel H.
RE: Beekman
I'm sorry I was not able to locate it.
Added by Angel H. on Oct 13, 2014 4:12 PM
RE: Canfield cemetery
You're most welcome. I'm sorry I didn't have better luck with finding the stones!
Added by ENZita on Sep 27, 2014 9:05 PM
Rice Hoyt Fancher 22627448
Hi Donna,

Would you please link Rice Fancher to his father Joseph M. Fancher #25430281?

Added by Merry on Aug 17, 2014 6:10 AM
Betsy Brown @ Middle Patent
Got your message about linking this individual to her son's memorial. I can't make the change--the link has to be made via son's memorial. Since I didn't create his memorial, I can't edit it. You'll need to contact the person who set up the memorial to make any changes. Sorry.
Added by Pat on Mar 22, 2014 3:39 PM
RE: Brown Family, Middle Patent Cemetery
Donna, Thank you for your note. I haven't done much for a while..been quite busy here. All is well, just busy. I still have to get the photos sorted out, hoping things will slow down again soon. Take care, Bob
Added by drbob on Sep 26, 2013 9:50 AM
RE: Fanchers
Ha ha... yeah, I figured you would have seen it if you lived in the area, since it was so distinct and on a main road.

Yep, the two sisters were Ella (Ella Jane) and Etta (Mary Etta), and they were my great grandfather's sisters... your first Phebe's nieces... and Alonzo Abbott's first cousins. :) One was born in 1868 and one in 1869, then they both lived their whole lives in that house until they died months apart in 1952.

When my dad was in elementary school, the bus route rode right by the house and the other kids would make fun of the two old women gardening in their old-fashioned sunbonnets and dresses, and he would scrunch down into the bus seat because he didn't want anyone to find out they were his great aunts.

Did you go to school with any Fanchers? My dad had 4 siblings and several cousins in the area. Are you on Facebook or would you want to exchange email addresses?

Also... THANK YOU SO MUCH for asking me about Ancestry earlier. I had been wanting to get on it for a while, but can't afford a paid membership right now, so I really hadn't bothered to explore it. After you asked about it, I checked out the sight and realized I could compose a tree for free, just not look at others unless I'm invited or a member... so I started working on my tree. Since we already know quite a bit about the Fanchers, I've been focusing on a branch of my mothers side and have made tremendous headway between Ancestry's peek-a-boo hints, Find A Grace and good old-fashioned googling.

My mom has really wanted to find where two of her great grandmothers are buried... they each had moved and died out west (one in TX and one in OK), and we just didn't know where. Well, because of a hint on Ancestry and the existence of Find A Grave, I found the grave of my great great grandmother in Oklahoma this morning! In the wee hours of my birthday! AND... I found her parents graves, her brothers grave (who I didn't even know existed previously), both of his wives, and a couple of his kids! :) :) :) This is awesome! :)
Added by Fancher on Sep 13, 2013 9:33 PM
RE: Fanchers
I agree... I love being a Fancher. :)

It was a neat house. We'd driven by many times, but one day we stopped to take a picture and the lady came to the door and invited us in once we told her why we were there.

It was a two-story house with wooden, clapboard siding on three sides, and it was built with the back wall up against the side of a hill. I seem to remember there being a door inside that you could open up and look between the hill and the inner wall, sort of like a vertical crawlspace.

Several feet beyond where the house ended, there was a cellar... really a cave carved into the hill with stone blocks framing the doorway. Something was engraved in one of the rocks, but I can't remember if it was a year or a name. Whatever it was made us think that the cellar predated the house.

It was quite surreal thinking first that I was in the house where my great grandfather grew up... then realizing that it was also the house where my great great grandparents had lived. It was so cool. :)

Added by Fancher on Sep 09, 2013 7:23 PM
RE: Fanchers
Donna, that's so cool... Hey, Cuz! :)

I'm not currently on Ancestry, but I am on Tribalpages.

No, I don't think we have any pictures of the first Joseph Munroe or Rice, but I will double check with my mom and aunt to see if there might be any available.

Okay... so your first Phebe was the sister of my great great grandfather, the 2nd Joseph Monroe. I have had the pleasure of walking through the house that Joseph raised his children in... Granger, Ella, Emma & Etta. I'm sure that your Phebe, as his sister would have visited them in that house, so our paths have certainly crossed. :)

I don't know if you realize it, but Joseph & Phoebe's sister, Hannah, is on Find A Grave as well, 87048759.

Also, do you have a copy of The Fancher Family by William Hoyt Fancher? My mom has an old one, and I just ordered one for myself tonight on Amazon, of all places!

It's so nice to meet you!
Kami :)
Added by Fancher on Sep 04, 2013 9:15 PM
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