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LadyGoshen (#46951894)
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Bio Photo trying to stay ahead of developers who want to cover historical markers... and the weather, time and vandals that obscure the inscriptions... to honor those that walked before us.

Although I visit cemeteries whenever I travel (to the dismay of others in the car), most of my work is in Vermont, New Hampshire, New York's lower Hudson Valley and Washington State's Skagit County. I've been known to wander off to Massachusetts, Connecticut and Maine given the opportunity.

Whenever possible, I post a photo--a photo makes it real. I also try to list the sources I've used to stitch together family relations or any info that I might find. I will not link to those who are listed as burial location unknown.

Thank you in advance for sending in corrections or additions using the Edit button. I appreciate your updates very much. Although I try to thank and acknowledge all corrections, I may not always have the time. Edits posted in the message area below will be ignored and deleted.

I transfer direct relatives within three generations (that means: your siblings, parents, grandparents, children, and grandchildren). As Richard H so aptly puts it:
"... someone who died 200 years ago could be related to thousands of people." Please use the virtual cemetery feature to group your family memorials.

My activity is seasonal--I use the New England winters to create new memorials with the images I've collected the rest of the year. There are several thousand waiting to be processed... Click here to see the memorials I've added in the past few 7 days.



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Mike O'Shea
Hugh Drane/Drain
The Source Information is as follows:

New York State Archives New York, Census of Inmates in Almshouses and Poorhouses, 1830-1920 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011.

Original data:
New York. State Board of Charities. Census of Inmates in Almshouses and Poorhouses, 18351921. Series A1978. Microfilm, 225 rolls. New York State Archives, Albany, New York.e
Added by Mike O'Shea on Mar 24, 2017 11:21 AM
Mike O'Shea
Hugh Drane/Drain
The information I obtained was from Ancestry and mainly in the census records for Goshen, Orange Co. Although there was a New York Census of Inmates in Almshouses and Poorhouses 1830-1920 that had the questioner form on it. I am attaching the Reference site for you. Good luck and if you should more information I would be most appreciative of receiving it also. Alshough I'm pretty certain that Hugh is a son of my 3X great grandfather, James Drain who lived in Orange and later in Rockland Co. He was married twice and had children during both marriages. He was the only Drane/Drain to live in both of those counties during that time frame. We do have an inkling who his first wife was and know the number of children they had before she either died or at least left and he remarried Catherine Johnson and had a large family with her. The names of those children is a big mystery but do believe that Hugh was one of them simply because he stated he was born in Orange Co. and at the right time frame.
Added by Mike O'Shea on Mar 24, 2017 11:19 AM
RE: Vernet Russell Drew, transfer
this would be good, a drier day In April. I am
Wonder if the local library there would have the cemetery cards?
Added by Delina444 on Mar 22, 2017 1:49 PM
Barbara Gibson
RE: Colville Pettit
Thank you, Barbara
Added by Barbara Gibson on Mar 21, 2017 8:41 AM
Jeannie Leson
Rebecca Pease
I saw your photo of the gravestone of Rebecca, wife of Christopher Pease, age 63, died 28 February 1844 and is buried at Beaver Meadow Cemetery, West Norwich, Windsor Co, VT. I'm helping a woman with DAR lineage, and she is descended from Christopher Pease and Rebecca Wright. That Rebecca died in 1823 and is buried at Quechee Cemetery. Christopher made a will in 1834 and speaks of his wife Rebecca. Rebecca receives a widow's part of $300. I am wondering if you know whether or not Christopher married again after his first wife's death and married another woman neamed Rebecca. Thank you for your work. It is a wonderful contribution to genealogy. Jeannie Leson
Added by Jeannie Leson on Mar 16, 2017 7:45 PM
Julie Bennett Coleman
RE: Child in Meeting House Hill, Norwich VT
Thanks for the quick response - that totally makes sense!

Added by Julie Bennett Coleman on Mar 16, 2017 8:24 AM
Marty in Goshen NY
Greetings from snowy Goshen
Thanks, Nicole, for your suggestions re the CRISTs.
I will accept them today, but wanted to say hello first because it's been much too long since we've made contact. I think of you whenever I pass your former home in Goshen. I am not sure I have your current e-mail, so please drop me a line so I can update my address book. Mine has not changed for
over 20 years. Thanks. Marty
Added by Marty in Goshen NY on Mar 14, 2017 4:48 AM
RE: Vernet Russell Drew, transfer
Thank You for the transfer of Vernet Drew.
I am very grateful.
I am in regular contact with his daughter, so, will soon make a copy of these Find A Grave Memorials for her.
I do not know where they are in there. Dixie is vague about it all. I have placed a phone message to the town clerk, but have not heard back as yet. I would go take the photos myself. Perhaps we could meet there.
Delia Nash
Added by Delina444 on Mar 10, 2017 1:07 PM
Mike O'Shea
Hugh Drane
Thank you so much for posting this photograph of Hugh's grave marker, he is my great grand uncle. I have the records on his at the Poor House, but wasn't aware they had a separate cemetery. May I ask you permission to use this photograph on his page of my Drain Family Ancestry Site. Thank you again.

Mike O'Shea
Added by Mike O'Shea on Mar 09, 2017 1:30 PM
Dennis Carey Abrams
RE: Heritage Trail cemetery
I think that's the one. Thanks a lot.
Added by Dennis Carey Abrams on Mar 07, 2017 8:03 AM
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