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Kevin Avery (#47024642)
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Bio Photo If you know of any one memorialized here who served aboard the USS Melvin DD-680 in the Pacific Theatre during WW II, please let me know.

I'm a transplanted New Englander. My parents are Paul Oscar Avery(1921-2003) and Betty Wheaton Avery(1925-1992). My mom's and aunt's interest in family history was passed to me. I have been doing family history research for over 25 years, most of which has been in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Maine.

I am retired, and live in The Villages, Florida, and would be happy to find and photograph cemetery stones of your friends or family in the Sumter - Lake - Marion County area.

If you find some pictures or monuments I haven't included, I'd love to hear from you when you post them. And corrections or additions to my postings are welcome. All suggestions are responded to within 48 hours unless I am out of town. If you supply me with additional information, I will always research and double check it before posting it to a memorial. There is simply too much inaccurate information out there. Please do not use the edit feature for 17th century memorials. Consideration of updates to these memorials requires correspondence with specific documentation.

I have completed projects on all cemeteries in Hawley, Buckland, Colrain, and Charlemont, Massachusetts. And another in Sears Cemetery in Barnstable County. Current projects include the Jenks Family in Rhode Island, the Groton Avery Family, and Shelburne, Franklin Co, Mass cemeteries. If any of my entries connects to your ancestors, let me know.

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Please use the EDIT button on the memorial to initiate correspondence and recommend updates. I am no longer able to respond to emails that do not provide quick and easy access to the memorial in question. Also, if your e-mail is not provided on your profile page, I won't be able to respond to you if a response is needed. The public messages are not appropriate for back and forth discussion. And, if you have no email, I will not process edits until you provide source data.

There are so many "orphan" memorials here on Find-A-Grave, many of which have been posted en masse and then forgotten. So many need identification and linking so we know who they were! After posting a memorial, please take the time to research, identify, and link the memorial properly..... it will go along way toward further establishing the credibility of this site.

Regarding transfers outside guidelines..... I will consider transfer to those who have a proven track record of collaboration on FindAGrave.

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Parentage of William Caropenter
There is much incorrect information about this Richard Carpenter, the father of William Carpenter (1610 - 1685). His parents and birth/baptism date aren't known. He is not the Richard Carpenter who married Susanna Trevelyan.The Richard Carpenter who was married to her was born in Cornwall in 1575.


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Zubrinsky states (paraphrased): RICHARD A CARPENTER, father of William Carpenter of Providence, Rhode Island, was bom in England, probably in or near the Wiltshire town and parish of Amesbury or the adjacent parish of Newton Tony (not in Nettlecombe, Somerset). Probably buried at Amesbury on 9/21/1625; he died intestate. It is possible that he was the Richard Carpenter who married at Newton Tony on 8/7/1603 , Alice Knight .
Added by Sarah on Apr 27, 2017 6:03 PM
Patricia Moore
Another child linked to Levi Eldridge and Sarah Putney
Just a note to say I linked Levi and Sarah to another child, Charles Grovner Eldridge. Thanks for all your work and getting if not all of their children linked. Thanks, Pat
Added by Patricia Moore on Apr 26, 2017 4:15 PM
RE: Josiah Thayer et al
Will do Kevin! I think there will be a few more founders and their wives and some children, (I have a potential list that eliminates those known to have moved elsewhere) but I will wait until Ken can confirm something more definitively, initials and years carved if we are lucky, or obvious placement of adults near spouses.

If you look at the Founder's plaque there are a few hints. Josiah Thayer's land was once John Gurney's (Mayflower connection to my family) and he should be here as well. The elder died 1663 before incorporation, the son John inherited (see Braintree and Mendon records), and the 2nd wife remarried and moved away with the 4th or 5th husband, but some of here Jewell children might be around. John Jr ended up in Providence with his 2nd wife but no burial place, would guess North Burial Ground.

I'm even venturing to guess Fernandino Thayer might be here as well.
Added by FrancisMattesonLine on Apr 20, 2017 11:56 AM
Denise Witwer Lahr
Emily Latham
Wow, that was a late night brain fart on my behalf. She will be linked! Thanks for your patience.
Added by Denise Witwer Lahr on Apr 17, 2017 5:32 AM
Denise Witwer Lahr
Joseph Latham 65881947
This Joseph was actually born in 1825. Are you certain that he is the first husband of Emily Latham Smith 133870024?

Denise Witwer Lahr
Added by Denise Witwer Lahr on Apr 16, 2017 6:28 PM
RE: James Allen
England births and christenings 1538-1975
Indexing project (batch) number P00142-1
System origin England-ODM
G S film number 845235
LDS ancestral file LDS family history library
Pedigree Resource File MMQQ-1QP
Added by Norma on Apr 15, 2017 8:48 AM
P.K. Magruder
Mary McCrillis Ellis
You are GOOD! Richard Ellis is her husband. I went on line and read the book cited in his bio. The link has been made. Thanks for the info.
Added by P.K. Magruder on Apr 10, 2017 8:00 PM
Samuel Manning (Mem. #19529714)
Per your instructions to "initiate correspondence" I went to the "EDIT" button but none of the options (links) there initiated any correspondence. I would like to ask your permission to use the photo of Samuel Manning's tombstone on my genealogy website and in my Ancestry profile for him. He was my 7th Great Grandfather. I think I would credit Bill Boyington since he uploaded the picture, but here is Question #2: should I request permission of him or you? since you now took maintenance? (I'm pretty new to F.G. in terms of activity.)
Added by Joann on Mar 30, 2017 12:46 PM
Sue Downhill
Cook Links
Hi Kevin, thanks for the Cook # 176803389 links! Was looking for another for Cook-Nims link and found these "No Stones" in History of Buckland.
Added by Sue Downhill on Mar 19, 2017 10:41 AM
Jim Warren
Mary Warren
Thanks for the info on Mary's Parents. She was my Aunt, My Father's Brother's 2nd. Wife. Jim
Added by Jim Warren on Mar 16, 2017 6:21 PM
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