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Herb Reed (#46786348)
 member for 12 years, 5 months, 5 days
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Bio Photo I grew up on Lions Den Road just south of Syracuse, NY. I attended and graduated from Onondaga Central School, class of 1965. I continued my education at Potsdam State University College, graduating in 1969 and entering the teaching profession. I taught grades 3-6 for 31 years before retiring in 2000.
My time is now taken up with baby sitting my grandkids, doing family genealogy, cataloging my mother's photo albums on my computer, and digital photography which includes photographing butterflies at our local zoo's butterfly house (Watertown, NY). I also guide visitors through the butterfly house when I'm there so they don't miss seeing the eggs, caterpillars, chrysalids, and butterflies identified for them. I share the interesting facts I've learned from field guides about the various butterflies. It's fun to hear the folks discussing something they learned as they leave.
As an update (Nov 2010), I've been volunteering as an animal keeper aid (shoveling manure, etc., LOL!!). Have made some dear friends with the animal keepers and other staff, and have been photographing the other critters of the zoo from much better vantage points. Have gotten some incredible pics!
This site has been a real treasure find. It's allowed me to share much family info with relatives far and near that might not otherwise have access.
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Diane LM
RE: Mildred M. Brown
Happy to transfer. If there are any others you would like, let me know.
Added by Diane LM on May 19, 2017 8:59 AM
Photos Requests of Graves
I received a request today for a pic of Alpheus E Keech (1854 - 1926) in Omar Cemetery. Since I live just a few miles away, and the weather will be nice tomorrow, I'm intending to go over and find as many grave stones as possible from the 21 photo requests posted.

Stay tuned!
Added by tlrobertson on Feb 18, 2017 8:29 PM
Jess T.
RE: Lorenzo Spalsbury
Mr. Herb, you are awesome!! Thank you so much!! I am working on my tree and I am SO GRATEFUL that there are people out there doing this!! Find-a-grave contributors ROCK!!
Added by Jess T. on Jan 05, 2017 10:35 AM
Clarina Ross
I am seeking a photo of the individual gravestone of Clarina Ross, born 1767, died supposedly 1 Feb 1837, married to Ashur Ross (sometimes spelled Asher).

I found the Find A Grave Memorial #66241787, posted by Herb Reed as "Clarinda Ross" in Kinne Cemetery, Antwerp, Jefferson County, NY. My cousin is there now as I write this, trying to read names, despite stone deterioration and moss.

A legal guardianship probate document was found for Clarina Noble, transferring her inheritance from her deceased father, Zachariah Noble, to Ashur Ross on their wedding date, October 10, 1782, when Clarina was only 15 years old. Her name was recorded by the Barbour Collection as "Clarina Hall," but we believe this is in error, based on this handwritten document on her wedding date, signed by her mother, Kezia (whose grave shows her marriages to both Zachariah Noble and Isaac Daton), who remarried Isaac Daton, after her first husband's death at age 32. Kezia and Isaac are listed as Clarina's guardians on this document, and Clarina's name was clearly written as "Clarina Noble" who married Ashur Ross on the same day as the estate transfer document was signed.

I note the Hall name, because there are numerous gravestones in this cemetery with the last name of "Hall."
Added by Hope on Oct 22, 2016 8:36 AM
Jonathan Laing
RE: Mrs. Mirab C. Mattison Memorial
That is fine. I would appreciate it.
Added by Jonathan Laing on Jun 21, 2016 4:25 PM
Max DeLong
RE: Lucy B. Havens Memorial # 100059730
Hi Herb,

Your transfer is complete.

Enjoy your research!

All the best,
Max DeLong
Added by Max DeLong on Sep 15, 2015 6:18 AM
Jim Ottmer
Camp headstone
Thank you for taking the photo of the headstone for us. We really appreciate the effort.
Added by Jim Ottmer on Jul 19, 2015 1:40 PM
Jess T.
RE: F. Spalsbury Memorial
Mr. Herb, Thank you so much for what you do to help Findagrave, the community and the people that you help to reconnect to their roots.
Added by Jess T. on Sep 27, 2014 5:54 PM
Sara Snell-Kirton
Walter and Pauline Reed
I noticed that you have added some Reed memorials to the Redwood, NY cemetery. Was wondering if you were related to those Reeds. I am the grand daughter of Harry and Ruth Snell (Pauline Reed's parents and Walter Reed's in laws).
Added by Sara Snell-Kirton on Aug 23, 2014 11:16 AM
Deb Bernard
RE: Mack-Hall
thank you
Added by Deb Bernard on Aug 17, 2014 10:32 PM
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