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I'm a native of Franklin County, Maine, and now live in Piscataquis County. I am working on researching my ancestors in the Hoar, Wright, Spaulding, Marston, Pillsbury & Toothaker lines, as well as my wife's families- Davis, Hammond & Waugh. I enjoy researching ancestors and linking families through Find A Grave.|
I will transfer memorials and make any corrections at your request.
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|Pennsylvania Lady||PFC Alan Reed Nye|
Thank you for all you have done for this Marine. I know nothing you did was intentional or that your motives were honorable. I am sure we will work together again and I do appreciate all your efforts.
Semper Fi from the US Marine Corps and me
Pam - Pennsylvania Lady
|Pearl Jackson||John N Jackson Headstone|
Hello Wayne: I am working on my Family Tree and John is my Great Grandfather. I cannot read the information on it and would like your help. Is there any way it could be cleaned for information or a rubbing done? Please help me in this matter. My Name is Pearl M. Jackson 562-284-1359 and I live in California. Thank you, Pearl
|K Barrett||RE: Dolly Brown|
Yes, her maiden name was also Brown. Her parents were: Joshua Brown, Jr. memorial #44458240 and Eunice Palmer Brown memorial # 20702687. She was born in Stonington, New London, Connecticut in 1803 and died in Maine in 1883.
Thanks for your inquiry.
Kathleen Barrett #48210189.
|Neil Hawkins||RE: William Eells|
The stone shows 1792. The stone IS my source for the edit.
|Kathleen McCan||RE: Phebe Littlefield|
Hi Wayne, I double checked just now my info on Phebe Littlefield and I think that I did send you a wrong month for her birth date. I can see from the photo of her headstone on her Find A Grave entry it clearly is engraved with her date of death as July 29, 1893 and also says AE 83 years, 3 months and 23 days.
Her Maine Death Record on the other hand gives the same date of death but has her age as 82 years 2 months and 23 days. I calculated it manually yesterday, and got April 6, 1811 but used an online calculator today which gave me May 6, 1811.
The 1850 census taken in Sept has her age as 39. The 1860 taken in June has her age as 49 so both support a May 1811 birthday. The 1870 census taken in July has her at only 58 so the birth year on that one would be 1812. The 1880 census where she is living with her sons Charles and John is way off. On that one she is listed as age 77 with a birth year of 1803.
I tried checking Find A Grave's help section for their suggestion when there is a conflict in records but didn't find an answer. It's your memorial and I only hope to be helpful. I think if it were me I would leave the 1910 date matching the headstone as you have it and maybe add a note that her death record gives her age as 82 years 2 months 23 days. BTW if you want to email me at email@example.com which I use just for my genealogy addiction, I would be happy to send you a copy of her death record.
Hope this helps -- Kathy
|Lee Chandler||RE: Warren Cemetery|
I do not know where the Warren cemetery is in Dover-Foxcroft. I just took the information from his obit to set Bernal Corson up a memorial on F.A.G. website. Lee Chandler
|Paul Clark||1st Maine Heavy Artillery|
For your 1st Maine Heavy Artillery virtual cemetery:
Franklin Atherton Clark: memorial # 88185815 – Company E.
Whiting Stevens Clark: memorial # 53759283 – Company E.
These are brothers of the James William Clark you already have. Whiting formed the unit in 1862. Franklin, his younger brother, is my great-grandfather. Both were wounded, but survived the war.
|Paul Clark||RE: memorial # 89257237|
It looks fine. Thank you very much. And I think I would like her transferred if you don't mind. I'm relatively new and so far have mostly been providing connections to family members by identifying parents. But I now have a few I need to enter who aren't in. This would be a start. There may be a couple of other's I'll ask about, but I'll let you know.
Wayne, the 2nd picture for Sybil Paine seems to be for another person. Your first picture you can see her name and that the bottom of the stone says wife of Josiah Paine. The 2nd photo is of a broken stone that says wife of Dominicus Mitchell and died in 1866, this is not the same stone for Sybil who died in 1869. Peter
Added by PMSmith on Oct 31, 2016 7:51 AM
|Paul Clark||memorial # 8925723|
I’m writing about Find A Grave memorial # 8925723, “Mary Pike (Goding) Clark.” I believe it contains errors caused by different and incomplete sources being conflated. Bear with me and I’ll explain.
Clark genealogies, particularly “The Descendants of Hugh Clark,” say that after Rev. Atherton Clark’s first wife, Hanna Walker (Goding) Clark died in 1828, he then married Mary Goding, and they had three additional children. While he doesn’t say so, everyone has assumed that Mary Goding was Hannah’s sister.
Goding genealogies include a Poly Goding, b. 1795, as a daughter of William and Hannah (Walker) Clark. Many of these include the opinion that she died young, but with no indication of when, usually meaning they just didn’t find anything further. Poly, of course, was a common nickname for Mary.
Goding genealogies also include a Jonas Goding, b. 1803 in Maine, who married in 1830 a Mary Pike who was born in 1807 in Acton, ME. I believe this is where the Pike part of the name in this memorial, and the erroneous birth date came from, and of course it has spread around. I had picked it up as well.
If you look at the tombstone on this memorial, it says she died Jul. 27, 1848, aged 53 years and 3 months. That would mean she was born in 1795, not the 1807 shown in the bio. That also would match the birth year for Polly Goding, sister of Hannah Walker Goding, and whose given name was no doubt Mary.
My conclusion is that Mary (Polly) Goding did not die young. She married Rev. Atherton Clark after the death of his first wife, her sister Hannah Walker Goding. She was born in 1795 in Jay, Franklin County, ME. (All the other children of William and Hannah Goding were born in Jay, including their last, Sarah, born in 1797.)
Mary Pike, who married Jonas Goding, was born 1807 in Acton, ME. She lived to 1862, and is in the census records for 1850 and 1860. Seeing “Mary Pike Goding” has confused some and it has been passed around. Probably aiding in the confusion, William and Hannah (Walker) Goding, parents of Mary (Polly) Goding, ended their days in the 1840s in Acton, ME, the place where Mary Pike was born in 1807.
I believe this memorial should be titled Mary (Polly) Goding Clark, (Goding being in italics,) B. 1795 in Jay, Franklin Co., ME.
If all of this is correct, then her father, Elder William Goding, is Find A Grave Memorial # 119936354 and her mother, Hannah Walker Goding, is Memorial # 119936278
Since you also took the picture of Mary’s stone in Sangerville, I do have a question. The top line on the stone, which is in large letters, is very hard to read in the photo. It does seem to have more to it than Mary, though it starts with an M. Do you have any recollection of what that top line says?
I’m sorry this went on so long, but thought I should fully explain the problem and my reasoning. It is your memorial and decisions should be up to you. It does at least seem that the stone shows she was born in 1795 rather than 1807.
Thanks for you indulgence,
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