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Connie Jacobs (#47483715)
 member for 6 years, 6 months, 13 days
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Bio Photo I don't care about numbers... if I have a memorial you would like transferred, please contact me!

My genealogy & family history research is focused on the CENTRAL NY state region, and one area of NY City:

SURNAMES: Brower, Church, Cook, Cox, Edwards, Gager, Mertz/Metz, Partridge, Shaver, Tefft, Ward, Weaver, Weyant

COUNTIES: All names except Brower, Weyant & Mertz are mainly Chenango, Delaware & Madison counties. Some tidbits are Otsego, Cortland & Broome counties. Brower and Weyant are Queens County, Long Island.

TOWNS: Upstate: Norwich, Guilford, Oxford, New Berlin, Sidney, Sherburne, Rockdale and others. L.I.: Hempstead

The 'Weaver' surname goes back to New York, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania. Mertz/Metz is Penn.

The 'Cox' surname starts in NY but they later moved (early to mid-1900s) to Thousand Oaks, CA (George & Martha); so far I have found no info on them from CA.

I am happy to try to help others by taking headstone photographs. Unfortunately as much as I love helping and doing for others, I've found it to be very time consuming because of needing to make local contacts to obtain maps and plot numbers. I believe the requestor should be doing this research work ahead; I have seen it in a few instances. Hope others can do it too! The second limitation for me is the cost of gas- I live in a rural area, and most cemetery requests for this area are way out in the country (some over 20 miles one way!) Ugh! Not a complaint, just setting expectations. ;-)
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Rose Haramia Mitcham
RE: thank you
This is very kind of you, you in for the hot weather and stay safe.
Added by Rose Haramia Mitcham on Jun 08, 2011 5:33 PM
Rose Haramia Mitcham
thank you
Thank you, I am trying to find all the Brownell graves that maybe related to my stepfather.
Added by Rose Haramia Mitcham on Jun 07, 2011 9:07 AM
Ted Dombroski
RE: Albert T. Wheat
Hi Connie,
Thank you very much. This is wonderful.This adds a lot to the history of the 81st Pa. Inf.
Keep up the super work. Thank you again.
Added by Ted Dombroski on May 23, 2011 7:07 PM
Kent Mauk
Connie, just read in your profile about possible Oklahoma connections. I live about 2 miles from the Oklahoma History Center which has (in theory) every newspaper published since the 1890's on microfilm. I got there about twice a month to look stuff up. If you ever need anything from their archives, LET ME KNOW !!! :)
Added by Kent Mauk on May 23, 2011 9:40 AM
Kent Mauk
RE: Lorinda & Abner Skiff
Thanks Connie, I exhumed them from Dundee Old Baptist and reburied them in Hillside! :) The Cafferty article has other Skiffs buried at Old Baptist, I guess they don't have headstones. Very sad.
Added by Kent Mauk on May 23, 2011 9:37 AM
In the Dust of Stars
Albert again.
I deleted my Albert Wheat and linked Rhoda with the other one as he put his on first.
Added by In the Dust of Stars on May 23, 2011 7:03 AM
In the Dust of Stars
Albert Wheat
Connie, again, thank you so much for all the wonderful photos you took of my ancestors. I was not aware there was another entry for Albert Wheat. I will look it up. I hope you didn't have too much trouble finding the family. I was hoping they would all be together in one area. I had no way of getting a hold of the caretaker back there. I am so grateful you took all those photos for me! Aileen
Added by In the Dust of Stars on May 23, 2011 6:40 AM
RE: Wright Williams
Hi Connie -
I'm trying to determine who this Wright Williams is related to. My guess... and that is what it is, would be that these are descendants of Enoch Slosson Williams. His sons who are buried in this cemetery are William Thomas Williams (b.1814) and Franklin Williams (b. 1821). With Wright Williams being born in 1846, he is likely of the next generation. I have no information on them at this moment. I'll have to dig into census records for Newark Valley and surrounding areas.

Royal Williams (b. 1842) is also of that era. Leon has no birth date, but died in 1918 as did Caroline who was born in 1856, so probably a couple and perhaps Leon is son of Royal(?). Francis Williams Benjamin shows as (1892-1958), so she may be a daughter of Leon and Caroline. With Wright being born in 1846, if he is in the same area, then he would have to be a brother or cousin.

Well, if his marker isn't there. Then its probably time to move on.

Thank you for your hard work.
Added by CC-Genealogy on May 22, 2011 8:57 PM
In the Dust of Stars
You were able to get most of the family in Hope Cemetery. Thank you so much for all of your time and effort and the lovely photos!! Aileen
Added by In the Dust of Stars on May 22, 2011 7:35 PM
In the Dust of Stars
Connie, thank you for the magnificent photos you took for me of my family in Hope Cemetery. They are great and they mean a lot to me! Aileen
Added by In the Dust of Stars on May 22, 2011 7:09 PM
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