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Barbara Anne (Brownell) Potter (#46034604)
 member for 16 years, 24 days
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Please use the EDIT button on the top right of the memorial page when you want to send a correction since it provides me with the links I need. Please verify and double check your info for accuracy.

Because I receive so many emails, I may not have time to reply back, but the entries will be made.

Maiden name is Brownell

Europe 97%
Europe West 51%
Ireland 16%
Europe East 10%
Italy/Greece 8%
Trace Regions 12%
Scandinavia 4%
Finland/Northwest Russia 3%
European Jewish 2%
Iberian Peninsula 2%
Great Britain < 1%

Those we love don't go away ~ They walk beside us everyday ~ Unseen, unheard , But always near ~ Still loved, still missed and very dear *

"If no one grieves, no one will remember!"

"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." ~ Harry S Truman

Death comes once, but a cemetery is forever
-Phillip M. O'Shea

The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.
-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

"Our dead are never dead to us until we have forgotten them"
- George Eliot

Please feel free to contact me about any graves I have listed. If I have listed someone that you are related to and I am not and you would like them transferred to you, please just let me know. If we are both related then I will have to think about it. Please feel free to use any of my photo's anywhere you want.

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
(rev 21:4)

"Dear Ancestor
Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and the date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who cares
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.

Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you."
-Poem by Walter Butler Palmer


A limb has fallen from the family tree.
I keep hearing a voice that says, "Grieve not for me.
Remember the best times, the laughter, the song.
The good life I lived while I was strong.
Continue my heritage, I'm counting on you.
Keep smiling and surely the sun will shine through.
My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest.
Remembering all, how I truly was blessed.
Continue traditions, no matter how small.
Go on with your life, don't worry about falls
I miss you all dearly, so keep up your chin.
Until the day comes we're together again.
- Author Unknown
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RE: Jewell Mae
always happy to help
Added by Bobby on Apr 23, 2017 6:52 AM
Barbara the Transfers have been made and thank you for all of the fine work that you do. Sparky
Added by Sparky on Apr 22, 2017 5:27 AM
Jim Johnson
I'm hoping you received the picture of Pinky Pinkerton. Just wanted to make sure it got there.
Added by Jim Johnson on Apr 21, 2017 6:19 AM
Wow! Great research
Barbara! I am so impressed by you. Thank you for the excellent research and nicely edited images that you share with us all on Find-a-Grave. Respects to you and all your family.
Added by JM on Apr 19, 2017 8:45 PM
Link for Wait Durfee

This is in The descendants of Thomas Durfee of Portsmouth, R.I. available on
page 121 Gideon Durfee (Thomas, Thomas)
Added by SueH on Apr 19, 2017 3:58 PM
Wait (Durfee) Brownell (1741 - 1794)
Wait Durfee is the second Wait Durfee born to Gideon Durfee. She is the daughter of Eleanor Durfee. The first Wait Durfee born in 1738, daughter of Wait Durfee, died young.
Reed, William Field. The descendants of Thomas Durfee of Portsmouth, R.I. (Washington, D.C.: Gibson Bros., 1902) p 121
Added by SueH on Apr 19, 2017 9:52 AM
Regina Derrenberger
RE: Colvin's Photo's
You're welcome
Added by Regina Derrenberger on Apr 12, 2017 1:26 PM
Dawn Stewart
RE: Greenlawn Cemetery
I'm sorry, but in my opinion it's the cemeteries or the families jobs to maintain the site. I took a pic of what existed when I photographed it. I'm not trying to be ugly, but I don't have time to dig out every gravesite that is overgrown. You can make a photo request and ask that someone do that and they may for you, right now I don't have the resources. Good luck and God bless.

Added by Dawn Stewart on Apr 09, 2017 2:27 PM
RE: M A Ramsey
You're welcome. As noted in my profile, I can get photos of any marked grave at Marietta Cemetery up to 2010 from my copy of James Landis's DVD inventory. Don't even have to leave my desk.
Added by SueB on Apr 06, 2017 8:48 PM
Phyllis Counts
RE: John Counts
I pulled up the page from Some Descendants book. Your Sarah and James Smith are listed on page 80.

Do you have instant messenger, on FB or have a private email so I can forward to you?
Added by Phyllis Counts on Apr 06, 2017 6:11 PM
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