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Fred Saar (#46511066)
 member for 14 years, 5 months, 25 days
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

Matthew Thornton/Declaration
Thank you Fred, I have changed the bio info on William Thornton re. Matthew.

Added by Jeaniesgenealogy on Apr 16, 2016 9:49 AM

Ginni Lind
Polly Dodge #19446892
There are two listings for the same person one is Mary ďPollyĒ 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

AnnaMarie Wigen Enerson
Mary Weaver
Thank you for taking the time to fulfill our request.

Added by AnnaMarie Wigen Enerson on Apr 04, 2016 4:13 PM

Bruce R
Old place names
Great idea, thanks!

Added by Bruce R on Mar 30, 2016 2:10 PM

Bruce R
Old place names
O.K., somthing else to place on my to do list. Thanks for the prompt reply.

Added by Bruce R on Mar 30, 2016 12:00 PM

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

Wendy Bovee Oldham
Phebe Miller
Hi, Im a little confused by your Phebe Miller, she was my 4th Great Grandmother, and married Joshua Whitney, she was the daughter of Peleg and Phebe (Sherrill) Miller. You have her as being married to a Barnes, and buried in a different cemetery and county, I believe she is buried in the same cemetery as her husband joshua and parents.

Added by Wendy Bovee Oldham on Mar 22, 2016 5:58 PM

Carol Schwenk
Please transfer this memorial to me... Elsie Schwenk was my husband's grandmother. Thank you!

Added by Carol Schwenk on Mar 19, 2016 7:28 PM

Ann Maree
Mary Gothart
Thank you for the photo, your effort is much appreciated.

Added by Ann Maree on Mar 11, 2016 3:30 PM

Cynthia Utic
Thankful Champion Find A Grave
Thank you so much; I see all your work which really helps genealogy hunters like me. Some additions & corrections for Thankful Champion Find A Grave 35576148 as follows; her date of birth is June 23, 1759 South Lyme, New London, Conn. her father was Joshua Champion 1718-1801 Conn. & mother Elizabeth Beckwith 1724-1809. Thankful married her cousin Deacon Joel Champion born 1755 & he died 1846 not 1816. He was a revolutionary war solider CO NY 79. His father was Capt. Ezra Champion 1730-1776 & mother Mary Bumpus 1735-1826. Ezra & Joshua were siblings their parents were Joshua Champion 1686-unknown as of yet & Mary Mott 1692-1730. Thank you Information comes from & the Champion genealogy: a history of the descendants of Henry Champion an early settler of Connecticut Lyme, New London County.

Added by Cynthia Utic on Mar 07, 2016 7:40 PM

Jo E
William H. Pulver 150191191
Hi Fred, you wrote me last August and I am just getting to follow thru with it. so sorry about taking so long. you found that I had duplicated two memorials for two different William H's. after checking it out, and you were right, I have deleted both of mine. thanks for helping out.

Added by Jo E on Jan 21, 2016 6:59 AM

Harmon Karker 12451024
Hello Fred, I submitted an edit request to link him to his wife, Caroline E. Letts, 12451048. My grandmother was a Schoharie County Karker, I've been going through family records and updating or adding them to Find A Grave. My records show them as being husband and wife and her headstone also shows them as being husband and wife. Thanks from creating their monuments. Paul Turner

Added by pjt on Dec 06, 2015 5:19 PM

Find A Grave Memorial# 55235908
John W Plimley
Birth: 1886
Death: 1908
war vet
Wesleyan Church Cemetery
Ulster County
New York, USA
Created by: Fred Saar
Record added: Jul 21, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55235908

The real birth year on the stone is 1836

JOHN WILLIAM PLIMLEY, b. Woodstock 27th Aug. 1835, parents George Plimley, Mariah Plimley. Private 20th re., Co. I. Enlisted Sept. 15, 1861 at Saugerties for 3 yrs. Mustered 19th Sept. 1861. White. Discharged 23d Sept. 1864, having been in service full term of enlistment. Having been in the Battle of Gettysburg, being wounded in hand.

Added by Scott on Nov 19, 2015 3:00 PM

Barbara Hall
Prospect Hill Cemetery
Is there any way to confirm the information you have found at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Columbia County, NY when the caretaker of the cemetery has no record of the deceased? I am not sure if there are gravestones. Do you use gravestones or written records for Find A Grave? Your information looks correct.

Added by Barbara Hall on Nov 17, 2015 5:17 PM

Tombstone Photo
Tombstone photo for Kenneth Calcatera ended up on this memorial:
Nell Francis (Clark) Calaway

His memorial is set up as an unknown burial location.
Kenneth J. Calcatera

Added by Mary on Nov 11, 2015 10:12 PM

Van Velsan
Please check your notes for Elizabeth Lockwood Van Velsan, #19254707, in the Coons Cemetery.

You quote the inscription as "aged 42" but in fact she appears in the 1850 census with her daughter Sarah Ann Winchell as age 72.

Added by LWESR on Sep 14, 2015 7:52 AM

Marianne Mangels
Burhans, Benjamin Petrus
Apparently you and I have have both created a page for this gentleman. Is there a way to merge - mine (#132497061) has more info than yours...

Marianne Mangels

Added by Marianne Mangels on Aug 16, 2015 2:47 PM

Danielle Forestier
Jacob Ruth, DAR A098644, 1726-1797
Hi, Fred,
I believe that this Jacob was not a soldier in our Revolution, but that he qualified for DAR Patriot status as he paid the supply tax in support of the effort. He was in his 50's during the time period of the Revolution.

Added by Danielle Forestier on Jul 11, 2015 5:14 PM

RE: Marie Parks
Hi Fred,

You are very welcome for the photo. Iím glad that I could help.

I donít remember how I came to add Jamesí name to Fairview. I most likely did it when I looked to see where Marie was buried and noticed that James was buried next to her.

The documents I have for Fairview show that there are six Parks interred there. James H. and Marie W. on one side of the Parks monument (row 13) and Frances S. and G. Smith on the other (row 14.) The last two are Blanche G. (died 10 Mar. 1937) and Hyram Arthur (died 17 Aug 1955) both of which are located in the mausoleum. I have now added memorials for all with photos for the first four. Unfortunately, there is no record of a Merry Parks at Fairview.

Regards, Steve

Added by Steve on May 02, 2015 2:04 AM

Terrie Roese
Jonah Parks
I live within the geographical area for requests for Kenosia Cemetery in Danbury, CT. I have carefully checked Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions for Kenosia and cannot find Jonah Parks--or any Parks--listed.

The 1850 Census lists Jonah as living in Ridgefield, CT; 1860 lists him in North Salem; 1880 in Ridgefield. It is very possible that he never moved, because at one time North Salem was part of Ridgefied. (It later became part of NY as part of a trade for more coastline.) Ridgebury is actually part of Danbury, CT.

Kenosia is quite a distance from Ridgefield, so I am not sure they would have taken him that far, especially since there were no other Parks there. I would suggest that you go to the Town of Ridgefied website and request the Death Certificate for Jonah from the town clerk--there is a form on line that you can mail in. Death Certificates are filed in the town where the person died and most include the burial place.

I hope this has been helpful. I would enjoy hearing how it works out.

Terrie Roese #48420229

Added by Terrie Roese on Apr 06, 2015 2:50 PM


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