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Karen Brown (#47020273)
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Bio Photo I have been interested in genealogy research for more than 30 years. I am a member of the DAR. I would love to hear from relatives.
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David & Jean Holst
Photo Requests
Hi Karen. I noticed you have photo requests active for several memorials which already have photos which you have taken. Are you requesting additional photos or do these requests need to be removed? Just checking before I head out to look for them.
Added by David & Jean Holst on Apr 13, 2017 2:45 PM
Pamela Butler
RE: Vandenburgh
Hi Karen - I have all the picture that I took at Blooming Grove Cemetery loaded. I hope some of them were helpful for you!
Added by Pamela Butler on Apr 09, 2017 8:23 PM
Pamela Butler
RE: Vandenburgh
No problem. I still have over a hundred photos to upload for Blooming Grove Cemetery. Most of them are for Defreest but I do have other names too.
Added by Pamela Butler on Apr 09, 2017 6:58 AM
Thomas Dunne
Mary Beebe Hallenbeck
I have placed the photo of the marker of John Henry, father, then the down stone showing Mother, and then the marker of Charles Addison, on your request for Mary Beebe Hallenbeck, the stone MOTHER should be her.
Added by Thomas Dunne on Mar 09, 2017 5:08 AM
Thomas Dunne
Hallenbeck's of Albany Rural
I went back and took many stone photo's. There is a William & Elizabeth Hallenbeck in Sec. 108 Lot 39, which is right in front of lot 70 which has Charles Addison Hallenbeck, and John Henry Hallenbeck. John Henry Hallenbeck's stone says father on top, the marker next to his which is face down, says Mother, then the marker for Charles Addison Hallenbeck. If the one in the middle is your request, let me know and I will put a general photo on the request. In the back of the lot is a Jennie M Hallenbeck, wife of James A Wilkins. She would also be in lot 70.
Added by Thomas Dunne on Mar 07, 2017 12:22 PM
Thomas Dunne
I did not take a photo of the other marker's. If I remember right one was a Charles Hallenbeck. When I go back to the cemetery, I will try to remember.

Added by Thomas Dunne on Mar 05, 2017 9:36 PM
Pamela Butler
RE: Hallenbeck
I did take the DNA test. Both of my daughters did too (I'm the administrator for one of them).
Added by Pamela Butler on Feb 23, 2017 5:51 AM
Pamela Butler
I transferred the 2 Hallenbeck records that you requested to you. Since you have Hallenbeck ancestors, I figured I would take a chance and see if you have any clues to my brick wall. My 3rd great-grandparents are William H Hallenbeck and Adella VanBuren, 4th great are Aaron Hallenbeck (1826-1893) and Caroline Hagner (b. 1829) (the marriage documentation was of poor quality so I am not 100% sure of the last name). Aaron is buried in Albany Rural - single grave, no headstone). Death certificate has John as the father, unknown mother's name. I saw Census records (1860 and 1865) with a Candace Hallenbeck (b about 1798) as the head of household with Aaron and Caroline and their children. Have you run across these individuals in your research?
Added by Pamela Butler on Feb 18, 2017 8:56 AM
Pamela Butler
Mabel Hallenbeck
I made the change you suggested to Mabel's memorial. I also added her cause of death. If you are related to Mabel, I will be happy to transfer Mabel's memorial to you. Thanks, Pam
Added by Pamela Butler on Feb 14, 2017 5:39 PM
RE: William Brown
My great great grandfather was Hiram W. Brown. His death certificate and marriage certificates (from Michigan) indicate that he was born in 1861 in Summit, NY and mother was "Katherine Near" (assumed "Catherine Neer") His father's name in these documents sometimes is a bit fuzzy, but William Brown seems correct. The Summit 1865 census shows a 3 year old Hiram Brown living with brother David Brown and mother Catherine. Based on the 1855 census and what appears to be William's civil war draft record, my guess is that William was at war during that census.

Where things get interesting is, in the 1870 Summit census, you see an 8 year old Hiram Brown living with Hiram and Louisa Wharton. In the 1875 Summit census, you see him at 14 listed as the "adopted son" of Hiram and Louisa. Amazingly, by 1879 he is getting married in Michigan (listing Summit as birthplace)!

Catherine Neer died in 1873 and William Brown appears to have survived the civil war (agriculture record, 1870). Why Hiram ended up with the Whartons is unclear, as is when/where William Brown died. Whatever happened, Hiram left New York fairly quick. My line of the Brown family has lived in Michigan ever since.

I am new to genealogical research and have not done a DNA test, but I definitely plan to at some point.
Added by Trevor on Jan 15, 2017 10:37 AM
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