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Clifford Laureno (#47122391)
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Bio Photo I first became interested in Genealogy when my Mother passed away in 1976. At her funeral my brother Joe and I were talking and realized that we new so little about our family history. Both our grandparents had passed away (Mothers side) in 1973 and no one left but our Aunt Fran (Moms sister) that new anything. I thought we better have a talk with our Aunt, I did, and that started the whole thing.
I have made many trips since to Salt Lake City, and been back to Massachusetts, Vermont, Ohio, etc., and all over California, (home State) to search records and Cemeteries. I use Family Tree Maker to keep tract of everything/everyone and have entered over 224,000+ names over the years to our data base. (All by hand, not one merged file) I do most of my research on line now, with some local travel here and there.
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William Coveno
Mary Hayward
I am trying to find the posting for her but not having much luck. I found a image of part of a "findagrave" posting.
On Feb 12 2010 you added a cross with a hand on it, just below some flowers.
Does this ring a bell?

Bill Coveno
Added by William Coveno on Jun 13, 2017 7:15 AM
Memorial 118651862 Breed
Please remove the bio info from the flower area.
I will put it in the bio.

Added by Alexis on Apr 08, 2017 11:12 AM
Tara Lynn Hawk
Loretto O'Rourke
Clifford...please contact me.....I believe you knew my great aunt Loretto O'Rourke!
Added by Tara Lynn Hawk on Feb 25, 2017 8:05 PM
Randy Otis
Hamilton Otis
Hi Clifford, I was just looking at my Great Grandfather grave on findagrave and see you left a nice message for him. Thanks
Added by Randy Otis on Nov 18, 2016 6:11 PM
Runner Mary
Horace McKoy-Riverside
Hi Clifford, There were actually 2 Horace McKoys. Horace W. died in 1900 and Horace G. died in 1880. They each have an obit in the Oshkosh Northwestern. Horace G. is not listed on the big stone, but does have a footstone. Thanks, Mary
Added by Runner Mary on Nov 15, 2016 7:18 AM
John Miller b 1603
in findagrave memorial # 69031256

is there any available source information for his birth and death dates?

I have the Rattray book but am still confused.

Thanks fir any help
Carl Miller
from New England
Added by carlfmiller on Oct 19, 2016 11:48 PM
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Hi, I am active on and Today I came across your name on John Strutt's Findagrave's site noted below. I am wondering if you have a tree on Ancestry. If you do, I would be interested in sharing information.
Thank you, Libby
Added by Libster on Oct 04, 2016 8:15 AM
re; Nicholas POTTER


Your Find a grave entry on Nicholas Potter was
amazing. I believe,this was my late husband's 8th great Grandfather. I can see you put a lot of
time into this hobby. I am doing it or my niece
& gr. nephew. I hope you will be willing to help me I only started Ken's family in May 2016).

I have a few questions
1-Would it be okay, if I copied the will information from Find A Grave?
2-How were you able to secure Mary's surname?
We are related to Bethia's line- which is your
direct line.
3-How did you obtain his parents names?

Would you be willing to share this information?
I hope to hear from you.

Added by Phyllis on Aug 13, 2016 12:18 PM
Pat Pitcher
your bio
Hi Clifford - read your bio and experienced deja-vu! grin I got into this in a similar way as you. Am thoroughly enjoying finding more about my family and sharing with my children. Guess I am hooked too! Good luck in all your endeavors! Pat
Added by Pat Pitcher on Jun 24, 2016 4:03 PM
Israel and Elizabeth (Hathorne) Porter
I was doing my 8th gr. grandparents genealogy.
I found some miss information as to the trial of your ancestor. God Bless our ancestors.

My 8th great grandparents Israel and Elizabeth (Hathorne) Porter signed a plea for the life of Rebecca Nurse, age 71. Not to be sentenced to death by hanging in the hysteria of the Salem witchcraft trials. The Judge that ordered the execution in 1692, Was William Stoughton, Lieutenant-Governor of the colony.

William Hathorne, father of Elizabeth Porter is not the judge in the Salem Witch Trials.

John Hathorne, brother of Elizabeth is not the judge in the Salem Witch Trials. He was a magistrate who presided over the pre-trial exaninations in Salem Village. He was trying to help his sister's plea.

William Stoughton, Lieutenant-Governor of the colony. Is the judge that ordered the death of Rebecca Nurse.

John Hathorne was a magistrate who, along with Jonathan Corwin, presided over the pre-trial exaninations in Salem Village (now Danvers, Massachusetts) prior to the actual Salem Witch Trials. (The judge during the trials was William Stoughton, Lieutenant-Governor of the colony.) 2nd Great Grandfather of the writer Nathaniel Hawthorne. The miss information of who that judge was on the trials is long over due.
The examining magistrates, John Hathorne and Jonathan Corwin, who normally regarded the guilt of the accused as self-evident, took a notably different attude in Rebecca's case, as they also did in the case of her sister Mary Eastey, telling her openly that if she was innocent, they prayed that God would show her innocence, for "it is a sad thing to see church members accused". Hathorne was no doubt influenced by the fact that his sister Elizabeth Porter was a close friend of Rebecca, and one of her staunchest defenders.

Many people described Nurse as "the woman of self-dignity", due to her collected behavior on the gallows. As was the custom, after she was hanged, her body was buried in a shallow grave near the gallows along with other convicted community members on Proctor's Ledge. They were considered unfit for a Christian burial in a churchyard. Nurse's family secretly returned after dark and dug up her body, which they interred properly on their family homestead. In July 1885, her descendants erected a tall granite memorial over her grave in what is now called the Rebecca Nurse Homestead cemetery in Danvers (formerly Salem Village), Massachusetts. The inscription on the monument reads:

Rebecca Nurse, Yarmouth, England 1621. Salem, Mass., 1692.
O Christian Martyr who for Truth could die
When all about thee owned the hideous lie!
The world redeemed from Superstition's sway
Is breathing freer for thy sake today.
(From the poem "Christian Martyr," by John Greenleaf Whittier)

In 1706 her accuser, Ann Putnam, Jr., publicly apologized to the Nurse family for accusing innocent people, naming Rebecca and her two sisters in particular: "I desire to lie in the dust and to be humbled for it, for being the cause of so sad a calamity to them and their families".[10] The Nurse family accepted the apology and were reconciled with Ann:[11] by contrast, they never forgave Samuel Parris, the village minister, whom they held personally to blame for their bereavement- "none can know what we suffered by the loss of such a mother"- and they did not rest until Parris was removed from office in 1697.[12] In 1711, the government compensated the Nurse family for Rebecca's wrongful death. In 1712 her church reversed the verdict of excommunication it had passed on her: "that it be no longer a reproach to her memory or an occasion of grief to her children".

The Nurse family homestead fell into the hands of Putnam family descendant Phineas Putnam in 1784. The Putnam family maintained control of the property until 1908. Today, it is a tourist attraction that includes the original house and cemetery, on 27 of the original 300 acres.

In 1892 the community erected a second monument recognizing the 40 neighbors, led by Israel and Elizabeth (Hathorne) Porter, who took the risk of publicly supporting Nurse by signing a petition to the court on her behalf in 1692. One signer was General Israel Putnam's father.

Jerry R. Smith
Added by katmandew56 on May 25, 2016 10:14 AM
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