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Bob Thomas (#47234942)
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Bio Photo While searching the WWW for information on my ancestors I found wonderful photographs posted on "Find A Grave" of a number of my relative's gravestones that I had never seen.

I thought that it was a good idea to register and volunteer to photograph gravestones in my area.

Some of the photos that I have contributed so far were taken while snow was in the graveyard. It is possible to have snow on the ground up here seven months of the year. I hope that the snow is not upsetting to the relatives. Please let me know if it is.

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Daisy B
James Turner Shuster (176049154)
I've made the edits you suggested for James Turner Shuster's record. I'm not related, I'm just trying to document graves in Eglington Cemetery that don't yet have memorials here. So, I've transferred this memorial to you in case you have any more information to add. Thank you for your thorough research!
Added by Daisy B on Feb 13, 2017 5:34 PM
Thanks, Bob!
Thanks for having that beautiful photo added to her memorial. Good to hear from you.

A photo of Florence turned up in New Lisbon and I asked the owner to post it on her memorial.

I didn't know if you would get a notice that it has been added, but I thought that you might like to see it.
Added by Peg on Feb 05, 2017 2:32 PM
Donna Davenport
Re Bristol info.
Thank you Bob for the info as well as the source which was interesting.

Thankful we are out here in Manchester near my daughter and family. Taking life day by day and enjoying all I can. Hope you have a good 2017.
Added by Donna Davenport on Jan 29, 2017 8:01 PM
Robi StoneCypher Green
RE: Chenango County work
My pleasure! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! - Robi
Added by Robi StoneCypher Green on Dec 21, 2016 7:51 PM
Ellery and M. Louise Barney
Bob Thank you for creating memorials for my grand parents. I will be offering some edits for your review and approval. Reguards
Added by RKBarney on Nov 17, 2016 5:29 PM
Deborah Lang Westwood
RE: Abilne Hall
This is one of the more mysterious aspects of Orimel's history. I struggle to believe he was married and widowed this young, not to mention I have family notes from the 1950s that state his first wife was a daughter from an entirely different family (Orimel's sister married a son from said other family). According to various sources, Orimel outlived 3 wives. The first is this questionable marriage that left him a 16-year-old widower of a woman 7 years his senior. His second wife was 12 years his junior. His third wife was 24 years his junior. I do wonder if there is another Orimel who was married to Abilene but so far I can't find any record. It's all very intriguing!
Added by Deborah Lang Westwood on Oct 06, 2016 11:23 AM
Deborah Lang Westwood
RE: Abilne Hall
Yup, according to my eye and Lightroom, that looks like Abilene to me too! Thank you so much for the high res photo. The mystery continues! :-)
Added by Deborah Lang Westwood on Oct 04, 2016 11:26 AM
Deborah Lang Westwood
Memorial 81909764
Hi Bob,

Thank you for taking so many photos, especially in hard-to-access areas! I saw that your note on this photo said you shot it over a fence so as to avoid trespassing. I'm wondering if there is any chance you have a higher resolution of the original of this? I'm thinking the name of this person might actually be Abigail instead of Abilene because that fits with my old family notes.

Thanks for any information you might have!
Added by Deborah Lang Westwood on Oct 03, 2016 6:56 PM
Julia Ann Perry Cope
Julia Ann or Juliann as two early deeds put it (OtDeeds HH:61 and MM:130), was the daughter of Amos Perry and Cynthia Moore. See Biographical Review of Otsego County, p. 243, "Sketch of John Cope (b. 1821)." This John Cope, was one of her three children. See op. cit., p. 73, "Sketch of James H Perry". James Perry was one of Julia's nephews.

Born in 1802, she was technically born in Pittsfield, which then included New Lisbon. Her father's land was next to John Cope (b. 1759). Cope bought Lewis DeVillier's mills and houses at what is now Myers Mill Rd portion of New Lisbon. Amos Perry's land began at the SW corner of Cope's land. That would put Julia's birthplace just north of Stetsonville along Hwy 51. Otsego Herald, 10 Jun 1839, Death Notice "2 June, at Butternuts, Mrs. Julia Cope, age 37." Other sources (Biographical Review, p. 243) specify Morris, so I assume she was residing in the Morris portion of Butternuts at the time of her death.
Added by Washbon49 on Oct 03, 2016 6:41 PM
Dave Phelps
GPS related to Lull Cemetery
Bob, I tried to visit my Johnson relatives but the GPS pointed me to what seemed only residential options. I tried to ask the residents but they had a couple of large dogs that didn't like that idea, so I reconsidered! The find a grave map shows GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 42.57170, Longitude: -75.20530. Can you check them, and/or give me additional help to find it next time? Thanks for all you do.
Added by Dave Phelps on Sep 28, 2016 8:40 AM
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