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Donna B (#46825440)
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I've always been interested in genealogy, but after my husband and I bought and restored an old Victorian home in Hackettstown, NJ my interest kicked into overdrive. I started to research the history of our home which exploded into research on all the ancestral families of Hackettstown. That meant a lot of trips to the local historical society and the Union and Old Presbyterian cemeteries.

I'm also researching mine and my husband's families. I can trace my roots to colonial planter William Huffington, and my husband likes to boast that he's a pilgrim, descended from Richard Warren of the Mayflower. Of course, the branches of his tree are far and wide, with direct decendancy from Deacon Samuel Chapin and other early Massachusetts/Maine families with names like Elwell, Eddy, Coburn, Tucker, Lane, Riggs and more.

We relocated to Massachusetts, the origins of his ancestry, and I was giddy with the amount of information available on his lineage. And, with so many old cemeteries, I spent hours wandering through them, taking pictures, and learning more about the people and families who built the town we lived in and the neighboring areas.

We're still trying to find the first of his Brock family here in America. The first relative we can find is John Brock (abt 1714-1780), a Gloucester fisherman. Any and all help on that front is appreciated.

Now we're in Virginia, but I'm always happy to take pictures in local cemeteries, research the families I've already photographed and share any information I can find. Feel free to use my photos on your Ancestry or other online family trees, but just be sure you link back to Find A Grave and give the appropriate credits.
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Stacey York
Christopher Fletcher
Hello Donna,

I have found Christopher Columbus Fletcher buried in Maple Grove Cemetery in Mechanic Falls, Maine. My understanding is that when my great-grandmother Susannah Churchill moved to McFalls, she brought her deceased relatives from Hartford with her. Have you ever heard anything like that. I have a picture of the central marker and his name is on it with his DOB and death date. Interested in your thoughts.
Thanks,
Stacey
Added by Stacey York on May 03, 2017 5:42 PM
Dan Phelan
RE: Alfred Marvel
Hi Donna,
You are welcome. Sorry there were not more informative markers there. It is real easy to find right near the maintenance building.
Dan
Added by Dan Phelan on May 01, 2017 6:58 PM
Laura
RE: William E and Catherine Marvel
I sent you an email with directions. Hope they help!
Added by Laura on Apr 09, 2017 9:22 PM
Laura
RE: William E and Catherine Marvel
I love Annapolis! I try to go there at least once a month to go shopping. The cemetery is about an hour and 45 minutes from there, give or take. I'll head to the cemetery Sunday and let you know something :)
Added by Laura on Apr 07, 2017 12:05 PM
Laura
RE: William E and Catherine Marvel
Hi Donna,
I haven't forgotten about you! I know that these stones are in the northwest corner of the cemetery, I just wanted to make another trip down there to pin point it exactly so I can give you the best directions possible.
Added by Laura on Apr 07, 2017 7:26 AM
Laura
RE: William E and Catherine Marvel
Hi Donna!
I didn't take the photo but I do remember where they are. Unfortunately, I spend a lot of time there. I will tell you this...these STONES were originally in the cemetery downtown in the St. John's churchyard area, which is located at 300 N. Pine St. Seaford. The church decided to move its cemetery burials to make room for a parking lot, I have heard this was some time in the 1930's. They took the stones and moved them to the Odd Fellows cemetery, however left the caskets buried where they were. I understand that over time the natural process that takes place makes it hard to move the caskets intact, but this has always disturbed me. But that's just me. Anyway, if you send me your email address I will forward you a map.
Added by Laura on Mar 28, 2017 7:26 AM
Jim K
John Flagg & Abigail Hobbs Thompson Flagg
I am trying to decipher all the John Flagg ( Memorial# 90341867) & Abigail Hobbs Thompson Flagg (Memorial# 90341662) dates & children. If you look at Abigail's death date/age, it puts her birth about 1801. It also shows her with two spouses, each named John Flagg. The first John Flagg (___-1870) birth is calculated to be abt 1800. On his page it shows a child (also named John) being born in 1779! Somehow, that math does not work. I am not sure what would be the correct John Flagg(s), or where they belong. Any clues?

Jim K :-)
Added by Jim K on Jan 06, 2017 12:38 PM
ktess374
Daniel Travis
Dear Donna,

I'm trying to find information about my relatives Daniel Travis (1742-1800) and Daniel Travis Jr. (1768-1814). I noticed you posted:

Record added: Jul 03, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 132248542

I've found a few different sources pointing that their graves are at the Dell Park Cemetery in Natick, MA, however my research shows this cemetery was not opened until 1849.

Do you have any additional information about this that may help me find their graves?

Thank you very much!

Kristen
Added by ktess374 on Sep 27, 2016 10:56 AM
Valerie Wixen Thruelsen
Kibbe
Thank you for the pic...
Added by Valerie Wixen Thruelsen on Aug 18, 2016 1:30 AM
Ron Kinney
RE: Clark photos
Hi Donna,
You're most welcome. I also took all the rest of the Clark family in these plots. Even had to add memorials for two children to the cemetery.
Ron
Added by Ron Kinney on Aug 15, 2016 2:15 PM
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