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BobBoston (#46926159)
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Bio Photo Celebrate Volunteerism!!!

YOU Volunteer to get the Burial Plot.
I'LL Volunteer to get the photo.
Hello All,
WEE talked me into this...and I've been having a great time taking headstone photos from France, Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, Easter Island, Saigon, Africa, Iceland, Greenland, and all over New England. Wherever I travel I check out the photo requests in that local Zip Code. Rather nice hobby that keeps me walking now that I am retired.

Please, Please, call the cemetery to get the burial plot.

Suggestions are appreciated.

DO NOT COPY ANYONE'S PHOTOS without asking for permission!!!


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RE: seems like way too much details
still too much detail?
Added by LadyGoshen on May 25, 2017 1:50 PM
RE: seems like way too much details

son of John Symmes (~1720 and Abigail Dix (21 May 1733-28 Mar 1761)
baptized 3 Sept 1758

m Elizabeth Wright (-18 Jul 1848) on 31 Oct 1780
- John Symmes (27 Jan 1781-) m Pamelia Richardson
- Thomas Symmes (30 Mar 1783-)m Sarah L. Wait
- Abigail Symmes (11 Feb 1785-) m Ellas Tufts
- Elizabeth Symmes (10 April 1787-) m Abel Stowell
- Marshall Symmes (30 Jul 1789-) m Lephe Stowell
- William Symmes (14 Aug 1791-) (went to Vermont)
- Ebenezer Symmes (17 Aug 1793-) m1 Hannah Davis, m2 Lanissa
- Edmund Symmes (14 Aug 1795-) m Elizabeth A. Smith
- Charles Symmes (4 April 1798-) m Hannah Ricker

Capt. Symmes was a soldier of the Revolution. He was one of the Medford company, commanded by Capt. Isaac Hall, which marched to Charlestown on the memorable 17th of June, 1775. The enlistments in 1775 were for the term of only eight months. At the reorganization of the army, March, 1777, Mr. Symmes enlisted for three years. He was one winter in Ticonderoga. At the close of the three years he came home ragged and emaciated. He was paid in a depreciated currency, with which he bought a yoke of oxen. The oxen he sold, and took his pay in the same currency, which he kept for a short time, and then paid it all for a bag of Indian meal. Soon after he left the army, 1780, the old "continental money," of which three hundred millions had been issued, became absolutely worthless.
After leaving the army he built a wheelwright's shop at the intersection of two roads, now known as Main and Grove Streets in the present town of Winchester. It was at the locality which has since been well known as "Symmes's Corner." He also built there a blacksmith's shop. He built carts and wagons for the army in these two shops, that being the only way in which he could obtain good money. He had previously lived with his father on the river's bank, in the house where now stands the house of John Bacon. But a few years after, we suppose in 1783, he built a house for himself on what is now Grove Street, where he afterwards lived and died, as did his son Edmund after him. This house burned, August 17, 1864.

On the 9th of October, 1801, Capt. Symmes conveyed by deed a certain portion of land to the Proprietors of the Middlesex Canal, the canal passing very near it. He afterwards sold to them another portion. In 1800 or 1801, Mr. Sullivan purchased of Josiah Symmes, brother of Capt. Symmes, his share of the mill and mill-privilege, being three-fourths of the same, which had come to him from his grandfather, William Symmes." Soon after this Mr. Sullivan and Capt. Symmes built a new mill-dam, which considerably increased the water fall, raising it to six feet.
Capt. Symmes, in 1801 or soon after, built a grist-mill at the eastern extremity of the milldam. The premises now conveyed by him were, "my grist-mill, and all the rights, privileges and appurtenances thereof; and all the right, title and interest which I have in the land, buildings, dam, privilege of flowing and using water on Symmes River, in Medford, my right and interest in the property being estimated as one-fourth part thereof." The mill and mill-privilege never passed out of the possession of the Symmes family till 1823, since the country was settled, one hundred and eighty years.

Capt. Symmes had a large farm and a large family. When his son John came of mature age, he gave up to him the care of the wheelwright shop, and to his son Marshall the care of the blacksmith shop. The father and sons carried on a flourishing business nearly fifty years.

He was captain of a company of Light Dragoons. He received his commission, still preserved in the family, from Gov. Sumner. He held various other offices of trust.

Twice he went to Canada to visit his youngest son Charles, who had settled on the Ottawa River, near the present city of Ottawa. Such a journey was then a formidable affair.

- The Symmes memorial a biographical sketch of Rev. Zechariah Symmes By J.A. Vinton
Added by LadyGoshen on May 25, 2017 11:23 AM
Jim Kratoville
Just wanted to say THANK YOU!!!!
Hi Bob,

Thanks for taking the picture of my Aunt Grace Headstone.

Jim Kratoville
Added by Jim Kratoville on May 23, 2017 11:23 AM
Dale Gardner Bailey
Eric Gardner
Hi Bob,

Thanks a bunch for taking the picture of the plaque containing the name of Eric Gardner. Your service is very much appreciated as well as the service of the war heroes who gave their all in service to family, home, and country.

Best wishes,
Dale Gardner Bailey
Added by Dale Gardner Bailey on May 22, 2017 1:07 PM
RE: Henry Fawcett and Henry Fawcett Jr
Thank you for taking the time to brush off the moss. That was so kind of you. Best wishes, Ruth
Added by Ruth on May 22, 2017 8:17 AM
Nancy Chatham
# 155517278 Lawrence E Gilligan
I just noticed you added a photo of Lawrence E Gilligan. If I haven't thanked you yet I thank you now.
Added by Nancy Chatham on May 21, 2017 5:41 PM
Robin Hart
Thanks for photo
of Alfred Ciampa gravestone.
Added by Robin Hart on May 21, 2017 1:29 PM
Robin Hart
Thanks for photo
of Nicola Ciampa gravesite.
Added by Robin Hart on May 21, 2017 1:28 PM
Robin Hart
Thanks for photo
of Filomena Ciampa gravesite.
Added by Robin Hart on May 21, 2017 1:02 PM
Henry Fawcett and Henry Fawcett Jr
Thank you for adding the photos. Much appreciated. Ruth
Added by Ruth on May 21, 2017 10:39 AM
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