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Fred Saar (#46511066)
 member for 15 years, 2 months, 11 days
Bow Wow Cemetery Picture
May I use your great picture of the Bow Wow Cemetery, with the tilted tombstones. Within the cemetery lie my 6th Great Grandparents (James & Abilena Saxton) and their son Jasper Saxton. I would use it on my Ancestry account and on my genealogy website.

Added by Joann on Jan 11, 2017 5:23 PM

Phyllis Conheady Stehm
Sunnyside Farm Cemetery
Hi Fred, Have you ever been to Van Alstyne plot at Sunnyside? I would love to see some pics of the plot. I'm a direct descendant of Marten Abraham Van Alstyne who died c. Jan 1791 and is probably buried on the plot with his wife, Catharina Van Alstyne. There are many others that I think are buried there. Correct me if I'm wrong, but this farm appears to be directly west of Lindenwald.
Phyllis Stehm
The Woodlands, Tx

Added by Phyllis Conheady Stehm on Dec 15, 2016 6:35 AM

Harry(Harold) Lash
RE: Wilhelm Fischer
Thanks to you and have a Happy Holidays!

Added by Harry(Harold) Lash on Dec 10, 2016 3:14 PM

Harry(Harold) Lash
Wilhelm Fischer
On the memorial #18794430 Wilhelm wife is Elizabeth Gertrude ? His wife added is Wilhelm's sons wife or his Dau-in-law, Gertrude Faust Fischer, she is the wife of son Friedrich Fischer buried at same cemetery. Could you fix please,,Thanks!

Added by Harry(Harold) Lash on Dec 10, 2016 6:37 AM

# 89033620 Richard Allen
If possible could you transfer Richard to me so that I could update his information. He is my cousin on my maternal side. Thank you.

Added by DKonopa on Dec 08, 2016 11:10 PM

# 25260616
can you copy to the photo from this memorial to her husband - memorial #141260074? -- thanks so much

Added by Donna on Nov 20, 2016 11:52 AM

bill preston
Infant son Mann @ Briggs Cemetery, Twn Ballston, Saratoga City, N. Y.
Fred: Thank you for accepting and posting the edits, this links the family. Bill Preston in Ballston Spa, NY

Added by bill preston on Nov 09, 2016 1:19 PM

Barbara Keil
Frank C. Joerg
Thank you for adding the photo for my relative. He is in my tree on Ancestry entitled "My Family's Grove." I have used the original form of his name as found in baptismal records ...Franz Casper Jörg.

Added by Barbara Keil on Nov 07, 2016 10:19 AM

Jack Wilson
Elizabeth Elanore Coles Mowbray
Hi, Are you related or just made the memorial?
I have her as Elizabeth Ellen Cowles (Father is John Cowles mother is Elizabeth Kashaw)
It looks like the stone is pretty bad. You have Anning I think maybe Manning.? I will try to find it.

Added by Jack Wilson on Oct 31, 2016 4:59 PM

Marbletown, typo
"Earlier records named this as Marbletown Reformed Dutch Curch Ground" - from your caption under the photo for the cemetery (which is a wonderful cemetery photo!). Please add an "h" to the word church.
I have a new photo of the sign which now reads "North Marbletown Church. High Falls Community Church established 1977"... which is irrelevant because it's still Marbletown Cemetery... and what an appropriate name for an old cemetery. It sure is interesting how places change names over the years.
Thanks for all your great work! Alice

Added by Alice on Oct 20, 2016 6:21 AM

Annis Gardenier
thank you so much for the transfer - it is very appreciated.

Added by Donna on Sep 08, 2016 5:46 AM

Jeanne Kiefer
Krum Stones
Hi Fred: I wonder if you can tell me where you found the five Krum gravestones (Martin, Jacob, Barbary, etc.) in Chatham Center, NY. I'm working on the Krum family history (mostly in the Krum cemetery in Hillsdale) and would like to go to the spot and view these outliers, if possible. You created the entry in 2014. I am wondering if this might be a small family plot on private land? Thanks for your help.
Jeanne Kiefer (Hillsdale, NY)

Added by Jeanne Kiefer on Aug 07, 2016 4:05 PM

Don Blauvelt
Lothrop-Lathrop reference
Find A Grave contributor Fred Saar has made a suggestion to you regarding your Find A Grave memorial for John Lothrop.
Link to memorial:
Link to contributor profile:

Their suggestion:
duplicate of prior memorial 25353379

Added by Don Blauvelt on Jul 24, 2016 10:44 PM

Don Blauvelt
John Lothrop-John Lathrop

Yes, there is a duplicate memorial for Capt. John Lothrop, and it is intentional due to the maintainer of the earlier memorial refusing to correct the surname from Lathrop to Lothrop, using the crutch that the surname is spelled Lathrop on the gravestone.

The immigrant Rev. John Lothrop of Barnstable, Mass. is the Lothrop family patriarch. The memorial library at Barnstable is named Lothrop, the main cemetery in Barnstable is named Lothrop Hill, and the 1884 genealogy of the family is called the "Lo-Lathrop" family, not the "La-Lothrop" family.

Rev. John Lothrop was twice married and had six sons. His 2nd son Samuel, by the Rev.'s 1st wife, relocated in 1648 to New London, Connecticut and eventually to Norwich, Conn. Late in life Samuel's great great grandson, Dr. David Lothrop (Thomas, Samuel, Samuel Rev. John), became convinced the original spelling of the family name was Lathrop, and convinced everyone else in the Samuel Lothrop branch to adopt the spelling Lathrop. Prior to this conversion, Dr. David's, as well as all of the then living and previous generations of the Norwich family, are recorded by the surname of Lothrop in vital records, church records, deeds, probate records, etc. However, by 1800 the Samuel Lothrop line began adopting the surname of Lathrop. Because Samuel got a head start in family creation and there was a preponderance of sons in the resulting generations, those surnamed Lathrop now represent the largest number of the descendants of Rev. John Lothrop.

On the other hand, the branches of the five other Lothrop sons whose descendants remained for several generations in greater Barnstable, Mass. never changed the family surname to Lathrop. When several of the male Barnstable lines began migrated to Connecticut in the 1700s, their vital records, deeds, church records, probate records, etc. are by the surname of Lothrop. And, those lines resided in Connecticut other than in the immediate vicinity of Norwich.

Regardless of what Connecticut town it pertained to, Louis Barbour in his Connecticut Vital records alphabetized the surname of Lothrop in his headings as "Lathrop, Lothrop." People referring solely to those vital records have renamed the separate "Lothrop" surnamed branches of the family as "Lathrop." This directly impacts the context of which branch the numerous lines of the family came from, as well as the surname of the daughters at marriage.

Expediency has no place in serious genealogy study or in Find-a-grave memorials.

Don Blauvelt

Added by Don Blauvelt on Jul 20, 2016 8:12 AM

Marianne Mangels
GOULDING family: William R.
Looking for clarification help - I thought her name was Nancy per the Loring books b.10 Dec 1809 m.3 Jan 1826 William R. Goulding who d.Washington DC on 11 May 1865. They had 3 children: Caroline b.7 Aug 1843, Alice GOULDING d.1852, William Goulding, Jr. who, allegedly lived in Australia aft 1853???
Thank you.
Marianne Mangels

Added by Marianne Mangels on May 30, 2016 12:17 PM

RE: Paul Adams.
I've contacted several of the cemeteries that they have stones in, but NONE of them have any record of them being buried there. I asked Why would they have stones there if they aren't buried there? No one knows! I also asked "Would there be any paperwork if they just had stones placed there as cenotaphs" and every place has answered YES, they should have paperwork, even for just a stone. So I'm totally baffled. One place was going to check and see if there was a stone there. He said it was POURING down rain at the time and he would call me back today. I'll let you know what I find out!

Added by Laura on May 23, 2016 8:15 AM

RE: Paul Adams.
LOL! Of the space kind or the border kind?!
One stone (in Brevard) has a different YOD for Betty. It's listed as 1995, but everything else is identical!

Added by Laura on May 19, 2016 9:57 AM

RE: Paul Adams.
OMG, you are NOT going to believe this....this couple are listed in 6 different cemeteries. 5 in Florida and one in Houston Texas!!

The Florida ones are:
Florida Memorial...108367724
Serenity Gardens...116824846 116824509
Brevard............35139886 35139885
Chapel Hill........97838698
Meadowlawn.........29485162 29485145

And the one in Texas is:
Forest Park Westheimer...75845211

What in the world?!! These people got around!

Added by Laura on May 19, 2016 9:40 AM

RE: Paul Adams.
Did they have two different stones at Florida Memorial Gardens? It was weird that the stones were the exact opposite of each other, one had Paul on the left and the stone in the other cemetery had Paul on the right.

Added by Laura on May 18, 2016 6:28 AM

D. Ketcham M.
Mem. No. 39578420
I was contacting you about John Whitman (b. 2-8-1790, d. 8-23-1816 buried at Oakwood. I have some additional information I'd like to share if you are interested. John Whitman is my 3 great-grandfather.

Dwight 49000076

Added by D. Ketcham M. on May 13, 2016 9:50 AM

Mike Burnett
Wife of Mathias Burnet
You list the wife of Mathias Burnet as Elizabeth Burnit (find-a-grave #33956459.

Her correct last name should be spelled as Burnet

Please link her information with her husbands (find-a-grave #33956460)

Elizabeth (Osborne) Burnet
1675 to Apr. 27, 1761
Unknown POB
Died Livingston, NY, buried at South End Cemetery

Added by Mike Burnett on May 08, 2016 9:52 PM

FAG memorial 17474632
I have added a picture of an early journal article about this Capt. David Hand and his five wives an the noteworthy inscription apparently on the gravestone of third wife Hannah Hand (died 1798). The story is often repeated but details vary. I have contacted the Sag Harbor Historical Society to see what might be resolved. I may be feeding you more information regarding the six associated graves at Oakland Cemetery in Sag Harbor, NY. Tim Martin.

Added by tjmartin67 on Apr 23, 2016 12:14 PM

Shelly M Maloch
son- James
Hello my name is Shelly Maloch birth name Shelia Mechelle Burks and James her son was my father

Added by Shelly M Maloch on Apr 16, 2016 1:04 PM

Ginni Lind
Polly Dodge #19446892
There are two listings for the same person one is Mary “Polly” Wakefield Dodge Find A Grave #62607551, who has been linked to her children and your memorial for Polly Dodge Find A Grave #19446892. Would you please remove your memorial and add the photo of the gravestone to Find A Grave #62607551?


Added by Ginni Lind on Apr 15, 2016 6:32 AM

Bruce R
Older place names
I was looking at a message you wrote regarding Jacob Harder and noticed you included the Zion Evang. Luth. Ch., Loonenburg (Athens) and Squampamock (Ghent). It took me a while to discover that Loonenburg was indeed Athens and while I've seen references to Squampamock (or at least something similar) I had not made the connection to Ghent.

Do you know of any reference that cross indexes 17th and 18th century Hudson Valley placenames to the current versions?

Speaking of that I often see references to Dutch Reformed or Lutheran Churches as St. Something without reerence to location, i.e., where is St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Is there a reference for early HV churches?

Any information or suggestions would be appreciated.



Added by Bruce R on Mar 29, 2016 7:42 PM


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