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David Roberts (#46847588)
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Bio Photo I am a retired high school history teacher, having taught in the public schools of St. Mary's County, Maryland. I am a native of Huntington, Suffolk County, New York.

I have been interested in visiting old cemeteries since I was a child, when cemetery visiting was a family activity.

I began a project during the American Revolution Bicentennial to update the cemetery lists held by the St. Mary's County Historical Society, Leonardtown, MD. This project, using high school students, extended into the early 1980s. Some cemetery lists were published in the "Maryland-Delaware Genealogist."

I worked with the GenExchange Project adding cemetery data from both Long Island, New York, and Calvert and St. Mary's counties in Southern Maryland. I have also worked with the site.

I was editor of the "Generator," the quarterly publication of the St. Mary's County Genealogical Society from 1994 to 2014, except for one year. I also served as 2nd Vice President of that organization.

Currently, I'm a member of the Sgt. James H. Harris Camp #38, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. We are now in a project to identify & mark graves of the known Union soldiers in St. Mary's & Calvert counties.
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Kimberly Glutz
Eliza Hendrickson
Hello David,

First I'd like to thank you for creating most of the profile pages for those buried at Huntington Rural Cemetery; it's one of my favorite locations to photograph grave requests. Your dedication to Findagrave and preserving local history is commendable. There is one Findagrave page that I have a request for that I believe was created in error and want to go over with you. The cemetery has no record for Eliza Hendrickson Findagrave # 60553080. I am curious if you reference Eardeley's handbook for early Huntington Rural burials because that is the only place where I believe a reference could have been taken from. According to page 24 #284 there is a burial listing for Charles - son of Joshua and Ann Eliza - the "Eliza" from Ann Eliza was pushed to the next line so it appears that a child Eliza was buried on Oct. 19, 1857 at the age of 2 years, 5 months, and 14 days when it was really their son Charles. Charles' Findagrave # is 65598952. His burial was Oct. 20, 1857 at 2 years, 5 months, and 14 days. I just want to confirm this with you that Eliza (Findagrave # 60553080) didn't exist as it was really Charles' info so that we can take down her page. Please get back to me about this matter. Thanks so much for your continued effort in preserving Huntington Rural History! It is greatly appreciated!
Added by Kimberly Glutz on Oct 13, 2017 1:01 PM
John Otto
RE: Langford / Lankford
Thank you very much. I'm trying to get my Calvert County relatives more deeply involved in their own genealogy. That's pretty much why I sent the requests to transfer. I have most of them as members of a closed "Tippett & Hill Families" Facebook group and some seem to be getting more involved.

You'll probably hear from me again on the Tippett line in St Mary's County. They go back to colonial days and most remained in the county when so many others left for KY. I'm really interested in finding a St Mary's County ancestor who fought in the American Revolution. No luck after 10 years of on again off again looking, but I'll keep looking.

Thanks Again,

Added by John Otto on Jul 24, 2017 5:35 PM
John Otto
RE: Florence Hill - Olivet
No problem. I greatly appreciate all that you have done for southern MD genealogy. You and Linda Reno really got me going years ago in St Marys County.

With respect to Lankford or Langford, her parents are buried in Olivet UMC Cemetery under the chosen name Langford. In the 1800s up to the 1900 US Census they used Lankford. I don't know of any relationship this family has to other Lankford or Langford families in Calvert County. Wm I[saac] Langford arrived in Solomons from the Eastern Shore. And his descendant line with the Langford name ended when his son Wm Edward Langford died as a bachelor in 1970.

Added by John Otto on Jul 24, 2017 5:27 PM
If I had not noticed that the two memorials were in different cemeteries, I would have deleted mine as it was made second. Dodged a bullet there. I was sure that you would know if there was another stone for her.
Added by RosalieAnn on Jul 21, 2017 3:08 PM
Thanks so much for the transfers! I appreciate your kindness.
Added by Rosalie on Jul 12, 2017 7:27 PM
Bobbi Magee
RE: Corrections ?
Thank you
Added by Bobbi Magee on Jul 11, 2017 7:10 PM
Steven Gilzinger
Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony
HI Dave, thanks for taking the time to do this important research, but I have a question in regard to the William A. Roberts, are you related to the Roberts? I only ask because I am related to the Roberts, I don't know what you know of the family history but William Roberts senior was married to Lucinda Gildersleeve who is the great grand daughter of Richard Gildersleeve, Plymouth, Mass. Bay Colony settler and eventually one of the founders of Hempstead and Huntington, New York. Let me know if you don't mind and again< thanks, Steve Gilzinger
Added by Steven Gilzinger on Jun 14, 2017 8:24 AM
Kathleen Pierce Bond
RE: Faunce
Thanks for all you've done for the Faunce family in St Mary's County! Haven't been able to check everyone, but all looks good so far. If this family had just been a tad bit more creative in names we probably wouldn't be having this much trouble.
Thanks again, and will definitely contact you if I find anything.
Kathleen Bond
Added by Kathleen Pierce Bond on May 13, 2017 7:13 AM
Bobbi Magee
RE: Hammett - St. Michael's
David I was just checking and I missing the information for Lorena M. Hammett Ridgell,
memorial 15470838, which I sent on 4-21-17
Bobbi Magee
Added by Bobbi Magee on Apr 25, 2017 2:09 PM
Bobbi Magee
RE: Hammett - St. Michael's
Thank you so much
Added by Bobbi Magee on Apr 24, 2017 5:23 PM
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