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Janet Muff (#46951416)
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Bio Photo Please remember that this website has grown thanks to a lot of volunteers. We're not a homogeneous group. We have different values, different styles, different abilities, and sometimes we just plain make mistakes. So, given the nature of our mutual enterprise, we've got to learn how to "do difference."
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If you're irritated and frustrated by people who think or feel differently than you do, then please try a personal conversation before resorting to power moves and policing. Relationship goes a long way toward solving problems, which is something that Abraham Lincoln understood very well: "I don't like that man," he said, "I must get to know him better."
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NOTE: If you send me an edit, please send a source for the information. If I don't receive a source, I will attempt to contact you. But if your contact information is blocked, then I will automatically delete the edit.
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NOTE: Please do not use my photographs without permission. If you send me an email message, I will gladly grant permission for your personal use.
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NOTE: Per find-a-grave guidelines you are entitled to request memorials for direct ancestors up to 4 generations. I receive quite a volume of requests and have found that the tone of such requests has changed recently, from gratitude that the memorials were created to blatant entitlement, and that's a very disturbing trend. I am not a casual graver or phone-tographer. I generally research the families whose memorials I've created and whose photos I've taken (or intend to take) and linked members over many generations. After all that work, it's quite a loss to transfer my memorials, but I'm willing to do so if your relationship trumps mine.
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OK, enough said. And now back to busines:
Many people have asked me how I am able to take such clear photographs of the very old stones in the burial grounds of VT and NY.
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Let me say first that I have taken some terrible photographs in my day, and I am still going back to re-shoot those stones. I am not a professional photographer and I use only a point-and-shoot digital camera.
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But I have been gifted with two good friends who deserve much of the credit for my photos: my long-time genealogical buddy, Steven Smith, who gave me two invaluable tips for photographing difficult stones (just send me an email message if you'd like my write-up of Steve's tips); and my mirror-and-umbrella-bearer, Fay Smith (unrelated to Steve), who willingly slogs through waist-high grass and dark woods with me each summer, in the most oppressive heat and humidity, and in spite of the squads of mosquitoes and flies that routinely assail us. How anyone can remain cheerful under such circumstances continues to amaze me, but Fay does.
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Were it not for Steve's advice, Fay's help, and the unfailing support of my husband Jim Boyce - who allows me two months each year in his native state of Vermont - I would be unable to "do cemetery," much less get good photographs.
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And finally I would like to acknowledge my canine companions - Millie, Malarkey and Mischief - Springer Spaniels whose enthusiasm for "doing cemetery" over the years has rivaled my own!
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Linda BBR
RE: Orpha Sophia Carter
HI AGAIN, HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR A DEFINITE SOURCE FOR THE MIDDLE NAME SOPHIA FRO ORPHA CARTER BROWN ...... I SEE THAT I HAVE NOT FOUND A BIRTH RECORD FOR HER - JUST FORHER 3 SISTERS WHICH IS STRANGE - NOTHING ONLINE. ONLY HAVE PARTIAL BIRTH RECORDS FOR BENSOB, VT

I have always known this as her middle name- she's my great grandmother who lived on the same farm as me ...

will try to dig up the 1903 obituary from local newspaper - The Orwell Citizen ..... which is somewhere in my cabinets

will advise when I have something,
one nièce just did a DNA analysis via Ancestry.com - nice to see that it fits well with what I know of our ancestry - easy to interpret since her mother is Vietnamese - so definitely different origins.
thanks, linda
Added by Linda BBR on Jun 25, 2017 1:32 PM
Linda BBR
RE: Luther Brown's parents
I UNDERSTAND BETTER THE DIFFICULTIES RELATING TO THE MANAGEMENT OF THE RECORDS WHERE THE GRAVE MAY EXIST BUT IS NOT KNOWN TO THE PERSON CREATING A RECORD ..... MAYBE FIND A GRAVE CAN COME UP WITH A PROCEDURE TO DELETE A DUPLICATE FILE WHEN A NEW ONE IS CREATED WHICH IDENTIFIES THE REAL GRAVE .... NOTIFY THE OTHER MANAGER OF THE DELETE ........ OR MAYBE I'M DREAMING. I DO FEEL THAT IT CAN BE IMPORTANT TO POST REASONABLE ASSUMPTIONS .... SOMETIMES WE WILL NEVER KNOW! AND I GUESS WE'RE TEMPTED TO USE FIND A GRAVE AS A "GENERAL" RECORD - WHICH IT IS NOT REALLY. I KNOW TWO PERSONAL CASES WHERE I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO IDENTIFY A GRAVE AS THAT OF AN ANCESTOR..... ONE FOR A GREAT-GREAT GRANDFATHER WHERE THE GRAVESTONE WAS ONLY UNDER WJW !!! AND ALSO CLEARLY IDENTIFY ANOTHER GRAVE !IN THE CEMETERY AS THAT OF HIS FIRST WIFE .... AND ANOTHER CASE WHERE THE WIDOW MOVED WEST TO LIVE WITH HER CHILD.... WHERE THE GRAVE WAS RECORDED BUT NOT IDENTIFIED AS BELONGING TO A SPECIFIC INDIVIDUAL. THANKS FOR THE HARD WORK.
Added by Linda BBR on Jun 25, 2017 11:37 AM
John Sloan
RE: Eveline H. (Smith) Howard
Janet. Please disregard the information. I had made an assumption based on some incomplete and unverified data. Thank you for your diligence. Regards, John
Added by John Sloan on Jun 13, 2017 3:33 AM
Chuck McGill
RE: Timothy B Wheeler
Hi Janet,

The source I have for his birth date/place is The Wheeler Family of Sudbury, VT, by Mary Anne Wheeler from Vermont Genealogy Vol 4. No. 2, p. 72
Added by Chuck McGill on Jun 07, 2017 5:18 PM
Jess E. Bromley
Charlotte T. Bromley 44799262
Janet,
779-Lyman Holly Bromley (Miner-6), born Nov. 16, 1833; married Laura Dana Hulett, Sep 10, 1856, in Troy, N.Y..
Laura was born Sep 8, 1838, in Danby, VT, and was the daughter of Jared Lobdell and Sarah Millard (Taylor) Hulett.
He died in Danby, Feb 5, 1901
Children:
1736-Charlotte Taylor(8) born Dec 29, 1865, in Danby, VT. Charlotte holds a responsible position with a large manufacturing firm in Troy, N.Y. She studied in Oberlin College, Ohio.
1737- Mae Hulett, born Oct 6, 1869; student at Oberlin. Mae is now in a school of oratory in Boston, Fitting herself as a teacher.

From the book of Bromley by Viola Bromley copyright 1911 page 186. I’d say she got her middle name from her grandmother’s maiden name. Passing down the woman’s maiden name as a first or middle name in the following generations was a common practice in those days, very much so in my family with all the Herrick’s and Burt’s and my own father, Rowley Bromley. Clearly the passage is written while Viola is gathering information and these two girls are still very much alive at the time. Taylor
Added by Jess E. Bromley on May 31, 2017 5:04 PM
Cathy Porter-Maynard
We should all be thanking YOU! :)

Thank YOU, Janet, for all that you do. Now, concentrate on having a relaxing cross-country trip! :)

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Janet Muff wrote: "Thanks Cathy, thanks for putting the information on the memorial and for reassuring me. I'm just in the final countdown for the cross-country trip (from CA to VT) and the making a lot of find-a-grave edits would be the last straw. Seems like every time I turn around there are more things on my "to do" list.
Janet."
Added by Cathy Porter-Maynard on May 28, 2017 3:44 PM
DaveRichardson
RE: Joseph Humphrey # 100098425
Hi Janet - Every file I have is archived in RootsWeb.com so everyone can see them. From my dave-Humphrey file. [Ancestry Hints for Joseph HUMPHREY  5 possible matches found on Ancestry.com] These are links. dave.richardson@att.net
Name: Joseph HUMPHREY
Sex: M
Birth: 20 Mar 1770 in Winchester, Cheshire, New Hampshire 1 2 3
Death: 4
Burial: 30 Nov 1852 Evergreen Cemetery, Pittsford, Rutland, Vermont, USA 5
Ancestral File #: 1D53-39
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See 'Proctor: The story of a Marble Town' pg 45 thru 50.
BIRTH: Some have 24 March 1770 and 17 March 1769 in Dorchester, Norfolk, MA & 17 Mar 1772 in Findagrave.com
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Father: William HUMPHREY b: 25 Mar 1729/1730 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts c: 3 May 1730 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Mother: Olive Olivia PRATT b: 1735 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts

Marriage 1 Hannah PARMELEE b: 23 Oct 1776 in Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts
Married: 1795 in of Pittsford, Berkshire, Massachusetts, USA 7
Children
William HUMPHREY b: 25 Nov 1796 in Rutland, Rutland, Vermont, USA
Diana HUMPHREY b: 17 Sep 1798 in Rutland, Rutland, Vermont, USA
Mercy HUMPHREY b: 24 Mar 1801 in Rutland, Rutland, Vermont, USA
Willard HUMPHREY b: 2 Jul 1803 in Rutland, Rutland, Vermont, USA
son HUMPHREY b: EST 1805 in Rutland, Rutland, Vermont, USA
Adeline HUMPHREY b: 8 Jul 1807 in Rutland, Rutland, Vermont, USA
Moses Parmelee HUMPHREY b: 17 Dec 1809 in Rutland, Rutland, Vermont, USA
Joseph HUMPHREY b: 26 Jun 1814 in Rutland, Rutland, Vermont, USA
Ashbel HUMPHREY b: 25 Dec 1816 in Rutland, Rutland, Vermont, USA

Sources:
Repository:
Name: Ancestry.com

Title: The Humphreys Family in America - aka HFinA
Author: Humphreys, Frederick & Nash, Gilbert
Publication: New York, 1883
Page: 860
Note: family 26
Title: NEHGS - American Ancestors.org
Page: 1885 pg 30
Repository:
Name: Ancestry.com

Title: New Hampshire, Births and Christenings Index, 1714-1904
Title: 1850 Census Rutland County, Vermont, USA
Title: Find-A-Grave
Publication: www.findagrave.com
Note: # 100098425
Repository:
Name: Family History Library
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA

Title: Ancestral File (R)
Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Publication: Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998
Repository:
Name: Ancestry.com

Title: The Humphreys Family in America - aka HFinA
Author: Humphreys, Frederick & Nash, Gilbert
Publication: New York, 1883
Added by DaveRichardson on May 25, 2017 4:36 AM
Cathy Porter-Maynard
SAR information.

Hello, Janet...
There is nothing that you need to do; however, I sincerely thank you for asking.
FYI: I recently came across the SAR information and file number, and am trying to share it with others, who may also be interested.

Peace and blessings,
Cathy Porter-Maynard.
Added by Cathy Porter-Maynard on May 24, 2017 8:07 PM
Cathy Porter-Maynard
*SOLDIER IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: RUBEN MAYNARD, (1752-1829).

*SOLDIER IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: RUBEN MAYNARD, (1752-1829). SOURCE: The SAR Magazine, Volumes 10-11. [Page 29]; By Sons of the American Revolution. RUBEN MAYNARD, CORPORAL MASS. MILITIA. Death: 9 Mar 1829; Massachusetts. SAR Membership: 27293. ROLE: ANCESTOR. Application Date: 01 Oct 1914. (Also See SAR Application): Solomon V. Maynard, grandson of Ruben Maynard, listed as a "Reference/Witness" for Stoakes / Jameyson cousins, applying for membership in the SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, via their ancestor, Reuben Maynard, who served in the Rev. War.
Added by Cathy Porter-Maynard on May 24, 2017 3:00 PM
Jim Pulver
RE: John J. Maranville
Thank you very much!
Added by Jim Pulver on May 24, 2017 5:39 AM
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