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Janet Muff (#46951416)
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Bio Photo Please remember that this website has grown thanks to a lot of volunteers. We're not a homogeneous group. We have different values, different styles, different abilities, and sometimes we just plain make mistakes. So, given the nature of our mutual enterprise, we've got to learn how to "do difference."
If you're irritated and frustrated by people who think or feel differently than you do, then please try a personal conversation before resorting to power moves and policing. Relationship goes a long way toward solving problems, which is something that Abraham Lincoln understood very well: "I don't like that man," he said, "I must get to know him better."
NOTE: If you send me an edit, please send a source for the information. If I don't receive a source, I will attempt to contact you. But if your contact information is blocked, then I will automatically delete the edit.
NOTE: Please do not use my photographs without permission. If you send me an email message, I will gladly grant permission for your personal use.
NOTE: Per find-a-grave guidelines you are entitled to request memorials for direct ancestors up to 4 generations. I receive quite a volume of requests and have found that the tone of such requests has changed recently, from gratitude that the memorials were created to blatant entitlement, and that's a very disturbing trend. I am not a casual graver or phone-tographer. I generally research the families whose memorials I've created and whose photos I've taken (or intend to take) and linked members over many generations. After all that work, it's quite a loss to transfer my memorials, but I'm willing to do so if your relationship trumps mine.
OK, enough said. And now back to busines:
Many people have asked me how I am able to take such clear photographs of the very old stones in the burial grounds of VT and NY.
Let me say first that I have taken some terrible photographs in my day, and I am still going back to re-shoot those stones. I am not a professional photographer and I use only a point-and-shoot digital camera.
But I have been gifted with two good friends who deserve much of the credit for my photos: my long-time genealogical buddy, Steven Smith, who gave me two invaluable tips for photographing difficult stones (just send me an email message if you'd like my write-up of Steve's tips); and my mirror-and-umbrella-bearer, Fay Smith (unrelated to Steve), who willingly slogs through waist-high grass and dark woods with me each summer, in the most oppressive heat and humidity, and in spite of the squads of mosquitoes and flies that routinely assail us. How anyone can remain cheerful under such circumstances continues to amaze me, but Fay does.
Were it not for Steve's advice, Fay's help, and the unfailing support of my husband Jim Boyce - who allows me two months each year in his native state of Vermont - I would be unable to "do cemetery," much less get good photographs.
And finally I would like to acknowledge my canine companions - Millie, Malarkey and Mischief - Springer Spaniels whose enthusiasm for "doing cemetery" over the years has rivaled my own!
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Calvin Burt husband of Mary Cushion
Vermont Vital Records of Son, Josiah W. Burt

see original document

1960 Census shows that Mary lived in the household
with her daughter Mary Mariah Burt Ellithorp and son-in-law, Lyman Ellithorp

I'm still looking for the marriage record that shows them married
December 21, 1821.
Where Calvin was 1860, I'm unsure. Still searching for
an exact date of birth for him and a census record.
Added by DLOlsen on Aug 14, 2017 10:25 PM
Nancy D
Norman Potter and Ame Trumble
Hi Janet,
Thanks for the correction for Norman's father and I have deleted the Ame Trumble one.
Hope all is well with you!
Nancy D
Added by Nancy D on Aug 09, 2017 5:44 PM
Ron Kinney
RE: Thanks
Hi Janet,
I retook the photos and posted them to their memorials.
Added by Ron Kinney on Aug 09, 2017 4:01 PM
Karen Ferency Baker
Thanks for the James Brown correction; don't know how I missed that one!
Added by Karen Ferency Baker on Aug 09, 2017 6:08 AM
john komar
RE: Zlpha and Moriah Conkey
Janet I understand your concern, and I appreciate all of your work. The main reason I have changed is that cremations are included even when you have no idea where they were scattered. Then you have the problem like Quabbin in Ware, Ma. Cemetery records indicate that over twenty Conkey's were reburied their with no names. I wish I knew who they were.
Added by john komar on Aug 07, 2017 9:39 AM
Ron Kinney
RE: Thanks
Hi Janet,
Yes it's my headstone had it done in 1990. Yours look fantastic, beautiful, amazing.
Added by Ron Kinney on Aug 06, 2017 5:54 PM
Ron Kinney
RE: Hurlbut photos
Hi Janet,

You're most welcome, glad to help out. I'm going to try and get some better photos for you.

The record keeper must have been drunk, I've never seen a name so far off from the correct name and I've been doing this for over 7 years.

Nathan usually does make the changes, but it takes a while. I requested a change 3 or 4 weeks ago, still waiting, but he could very well be busy.

Ron Kinney
Added by Ron Kinney on Aug 06, 2017 3:55 PM
Nancy & Rich Remling
Eliza Angevine
Thanks for letting me know about her marker being broken and then gone. I've recorded that info in my genealogy database so we know not to search for it.
Added by Nancy & Rich Remling on Aug 04, 2017 8:50 AM
Ann Snyder
RE: Brookins and Wilkinson
I believe I've got all of the pictures uploaded now! I will be going back to that cemetery to get more pictures of other graves as not many seem to have memorials, so I'll go back to the Brookins plot and see if I can find anyone else that may belong with them. I do remember seeing other Wilkinsons there as well, so I'll be sure to get all that I can find! It will probably be a couple weeks, so if there's anyone else there that you are looking for, let me know!
Added by Ann Snyder on Aug 03, 2017 7:18 PM
Ann Snyder
RE: Mary A. Wilkinson
The memorial is transferred! Just shoot me a message and I'll upload the photos wherever you want them!
Added by Ann Snyder on Aug 02, 2017 10:18 PM
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