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Kevin Avery (#47024642)
 member for 8 years, 7 months, 18 days
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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.

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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Memorials I have added in the last 30 days.
If I have not added any memorials in the last 30 days, I am very likely dead... contact Find A Grave.

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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Addison Avery at Forest Home Cemetery
Hi! Photos have been posted to his memorial.

Also there:

Anna C. Avery
Charles G. Avery
Mary E. Avery

There are no dates shown on the grave marker.

If you add photo requests for them I will post the photos that I took of their grave marker.

Added by Ace on Feb 19, 2017 10:01 AM
Fred Palmer
RE: Susan (Herrick) Avery
My pleasure to do these photos. Sorry I took so long.
Added by Fred Palmer on Feb 16, 2017 5:12 PM
Fred Palmer
RE: Mary Avery
Hi Kevin
I found Mary's correct marker and have photographed it and posted it on her memorial He correct location at t. View Cemetery is Myrtle Lawn Lot 21 grave 1. Next to her is Susan Avery 1866-1946 in grave 2. There is no memorial for her but if you want her marker photo let me know. Sorry this has taken so long but our weather has been terrible and my three visits last week were thwarted by ongoing services.
Fred Palmer photo volunteer.
Added by Fred Palmer on Feb 15, 2017 2:19 PM
Lee An
RE: Millard Memorials
Awesome, thanks! Lee
Added by Lee An on Feb 06, 2017 12:01 PM
Ginger Wright
Memorial# 7605570
Benjamin Waite, I have this person in my family tree, and i Have research him, through google books and I have notice that it has said he lived till he 64 years of age, so I would say he was born 1640
Added by Ginger Wright on Feb 04, 2017 6:08 AM
James and Elizabeth Corss
Yes, the transfer is all done. Happy to help.
Added by MC on Jan 31, 2017 6:48 PM
Nancy Bell
RE: Wheatons
Thank you! You did most of my work for me. I just have a couple of things to add.
In his book "Richard Bowen" William Saxbe
states that Mary was married twice.
Also, Obadiah married Sarah_____, possibly Hatch.

Nancy Wheaton Bell
Added by Nancy Bell on Jan 28, 2017 3:18 PM
Nancy Bell
RE: Wheatons
Kevin, I would be pleased to see what you have. My sources are the old Fan/circular chart, Saxbe's Richard Bowen, Cutter's New England Families, among others.
My line is Robert, Samuel, Samuel, Levi (2nd wife Mary Luther)Earl Percy/Pierce.
Added by Nancy Bell on Jan 27, 2017 6:25 PM
Nancy Bell
175417492 Mary Wheaton
Kevin, I must have made an error that is not clear to me. I do know that Mary and Hannah Wheaton were married, and I need to get the information up on their memorials. Is there something else that I have done wrong?
Nancy 46903791
Added by Nancy Bell on Jan 27, 2017 4:02 PM
Thanks for the info. They have been entered in the memorials as suggested.
Take care!
Added by Patsy on Jan 15, 2017 3:49 PM
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