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Janet Muff (#46951416)
 member for 8 years, 3 months, 5 days
RE: Caleb Broskins
I am going to change the name to Brookins and then add the Broskins name in the bio. I would enter both names in the last name box but not sure if the search engine would need both names to find the person.

Added by MSue on Feb 11, 2016 5:48 AM

Caleb Broskins
I only transcribed cemetery records from Painted Hills Genealogy Society.

The listing on both sites might be incorrect but only a picture or original cemetery book would resolve the question.


Added by MSue on Feb 08, 2016 8:03 PM

ELiza Hill Leonard
Thank you Janet for making the edits. It is truly appreciated. When I come across the record, I will certainly share it with you.

Thanks again for all you do.

Added by Donna on Feb 07, 2016 8:18 PM

RE: Gideon Dimmuck
Thanks so much...if I find anything else..or a marriage VR..I'll let you know.


Added by Sara on Feb 07, 2016 6:24 PM

RE: Gideon Dimmuck
Well..having a little difficulty finding an exact Vermont VR for their marriage!!

1. I did find on Ancestry a death certificate for Eaton Dimmick...their son....from 1895. It states his father's name is Gideon and the mother's first name and maiden name is Parmelia Woodcock.

2. I also found a Permelia Dimick birthdate 25 January 1828..only father's name Gideon Dimick.

3. Also on Permelia Pratt's memorial page it states that her first husband was Gideon Dimick before she married Liberty Pratt...and Electa (the child listed) has the maiden name of Dimick.

4. I use Steve Dimick's website for all Dimick info which states that Gideon/Permelia Woodcock were married and after his death, she married Liberty Pratt...although there are some mistakes on this website.

5. Various family type trees on the internet state that Gideon Dimick and Permelia Woodcock were married.

None of these are proof positive that it's true but a compilation of various sources that state the same thing...but perhaps they are incorrect.

If you are still reluctant to link them...maybe would you put a note on his memorial page stating who (perhaps) is his wife and that it has not been verified with a VR.

Thanks so much and sorry that I had you spending time looking for a VR that's not there,

Added by Sara on Feb 07, 2016 3:39 PM

RE: Eliza Hill
Thank you Janet for your response and for all you do. I am a direct descendant of Eliza and Elizabeth's brother, Phineas Hill. I understand your request for sources.

The 1820 Rutland County, Vermont census indicates that Nathaniel and Diantha had two females under the age of 10 yrs old (which would be Eliza b. 1815 and Elizabeth b. 1818 - who went by Betsey.)
Eliza and Betsey were two different people and the first two daughters. The next daughter was Emily b 1821 and she died in Augusta, GA in 1865. Elizabeth or Betsey md Solomon L Bassford in 1837 - they lived in Augusta, GA. He died in 1853 in Augusta. She married again to Alymer Usher in 1857 in Augusta - he died in 1862. She died in 1885 and I have both their funeral notices. There are extensive newspaper articles regarding the Hills and Bassfords in Augusta, GA. Elizabeth's funeral notice includes her brother, Marson Edgerton Hill's name.

Elizabeth (Betsey) Harmon Hill's g-grandson, Stanley V. Burnside, along with his nephew, William Burnside Forney, who died in 1998, passed family records down through the family, which listed Eliza as Elizabeth's sister and included her birth and death and her marriage. These records came from the granddaughter of Elizabeth (Betsey) Hill.

Do I have an actual record that states Eliza's parents? No - but I have done serious, extensive research over many years, and I don't doubt it a bit. I have now found birth and deaths and spouses, if any, for all 11 children of Nathaniel and Diantha. What a blessing it has been.

Thanks so much.

Added by Donna on Feb 06, 2016 2:03 PM

Marilyn Cavanaugh
Cavanaugh Cemetery
Hi Janet thank you for adding all the headstone photos for the Briggs/Cavanaugh Cemetery. When I was there years ago, many were lying in the dirt covered with moss. It is wonderful to see how they have been restored.

Thank you also, for letting me manage the second stone of Darrel's and tell the story of how it came to be. Are you from the Briggs/Cavanaugh line?

Once again, heartfelt thanks for your wonderful work.


Added by Marilyn Cavanaugh on Feb 06, 2016 1:08 AM

Glen Mc Call
RE: George M Dailey #132718037
Source is New York Death Index

Added by Glen Mc Call on Feb 05, 2016 2:20 PM

Kathy Brown Rose
RE: Edit requests

Thanks for making the edits.

Both middle names are from additional trees on as well as Julia's date of birth. 1900 census confirms Aug 1858 and her death certificate states born in Brandon VT.

Also, L Melvin Baker's mother is Avaline Belknap Baker Salls. She married second Stephen Salls.

Added by Kathy Brown Rose on Feb 05, 2016 1:51 PM

Mildred Clough
RE: Charles Day
Sources for Charles Day are:
"Genealogical Register of the Descendants in the Male Line of Robert Day of Hartford, CT" with a supplement giving descendants of John Day, number 194, who moved to Sheffield, Ohio, in 1816. Published in 1848 and again in 1913.
Also in the Genealogy of Lee Summner Day and in my family records left by my grandmother, Edith Day Allen. I have also been fortunate to meet my 3rd cousins, descended from Charles. We attended the Bicentennial last summer in Sheffield, Ohio. Charles was my grandmother's Uncle and she was sent to visit him in 1880 to get her away from the man who was pursuing her. She married him anyway after teaching school in a town right near where Charles lived. The descendants of Charles have the "Baskett/Hall/Day/Davidson tree on Ancestry and they have also given me information. Is this enough? Mildred Clough

Added by Mildred Clough on Feb 05, 2016 12:34 PM

RE: Richard Allen
Well, I'll be dingled and educated at the same time. I did not know that!! Thank you so much and I will add your note to my database!!!!!!

Added by Cherie_in_OC on Feb 03, 2016 2:27 PM

Increase Rudd
Thank you for the corrections. I will make changes in the near future

Added by Cathy on Feb 03, 2016 6:42 AM

Robert Kuhmann
Memorial# 92755937
Assembled a "composited" image (of the broken head-stone), from the pieces shown in your PIX. Thanks for taking those images! Your name is credited in the text. :)

Added by Robert Kuhmann on Feb 01, 2016 7:15 AM

Barbara Hanno
RE: Judtih Morgan Brookins
Yes, I will. I won't mind sharing if I can prove the connection, but don't want to beforehand and have it get loose as rumor.

Added by Barbara Hanno on Feb 01, 2016 5:02 AM

RE: Abel & David Hawley Memorials
Janet, Thank you for letting me know your thought process. I understand and defer to you. I will see if David Peck has more information. He memorial does have Sarah/Phebe Curtiss Hawaley (#113877634) buried in the Saint James Episcopal Church Cemetery, but it does not have a date of death. Regards, Linne

Added by Velcro on Jan 30, 2016 9:43 AM

Barbara Hanno
RE: Judtih Morgan Brookins
Thanks so much, Janet. Much confusion online with all those undocumented family trees. But I think I am tracing him through his son/grandson of same name. Won't mention where or when, as to not spread more rumors. Online genealogy has become rampant with crazy information. Love beautiful Judith's stone and there is his name recorded for posterity anyway. Might be right beside her for all we know! Best, Barbara

Added by Barbara Hanno on Jan 30, 2016 7:06 AM

Barbara Hanno
Judtih Morgan Brookins
Hi Janet, Thanks for all your great work! I am interested to find out more about Judith Morgan Brookins and especially her husband, Ithamar. You posted a marvelous photo of her gravestone in Poultney, VT, which includes Ithamar's name. But I see no Ithamar gravestone, so may I suppose his stone has disappeared or he did not die in Poultney? I am tracing them as my mother's ancestors. I hear the records of Poultney burned but I am trying to find their marriage and records of any children, especially Benjamin Brookins. Also Judith's birth record from New Marlboro, Mass. I can see you have done a great deal of work on her due to the vital records you have posted, so I thought you might know more about her and the Brookins. Thanks most kindly. Barbara Hanno

Added by Barbara Hanno on Jan 29, 2016 6:09 PM

Jess E. Bromley
Now where did it state this?
- Some years later, on 9 Feb 1837, Rachel (3 months pregnant with Hortense) married David's nephew Austin Odell, 13 years her junior, and the son of William Odell, Sr.

Now how do you know she was three months pregnant?
Did it state that in the paperwork for the marriage or what?
So she did marry Austin.
I said it wouldn't last.

Added by Jess E. Bromley on Jan 29, 2016 4:08 PM

RE: Abel & David Hawley Memorials
You are very welcome. I try to sponsor direct ancestors when they are not already sponsored. Regards, Linne

Added by Velcro on Jan 29, 2016 10:31 AM

Bob McCarroll
RE: Shippy memorials
Thanks so much for checking the inventories, Janet. I had suspected that unmarked graves were the issue.


Added by Bob McCarroll on Jan 27, 2016 1:28 PM

Lori P
RE: Milon Wilder
The spelling is really not as issue. Multiple family trees list his name as Milan as do multiple censuses which info was given by members of the family. His mother spells his name with an "a" in her bible. I believe she should know how she spelled her child's name. Your spelling isn't necessarily the correct one. I believe the spelling of his name is up to the person who has the record and since multiples are discouraged it seems somewhat rude to use spelling as an issue for creating a duplicate record. Since I believe in following rules, I will gladly change his name to prevent a duplicate copy of a record. As stated the spelling is not an issue. Maintaining family ties is. You might want to reconsider other peoples thoughts and feelings in these matters not only yours.

Added by Lori P on Jan 27, 2016 11:24 AM

Bob McCarroll
RE: Shippy memorials
Hi Janet. Pary Shippa's parents were Arnold Shippa (Shippy, Shippee) and Sophia Nicholas Stace.

Arnold (c.1812-1895) was the son of Richard Shippa (?-1866)and Nancy Harrington (c.1790-1856). He married Sophia Nichols (c.1810-1889), widow of William Stace. Their other child was Andrew Jackson Shippa (1842-1889), who was reinterred in Springfield MA. Sophia came from England with her first husband about 1828.

Arnold died in Tinmouth 6 March 1895; Sophia died in Tinmouth 12 August 1889.

Thanks for any help.


Added by Bob McCarroll on Jan 25, 2016 7:52 AM

Bob McCarroll
RE: Hattie Shipp edit
Hi Janet. Here's a link to the source I used for Hattie, my great grandmother's sister. Thoughts?

I don't have a birth record for Pary, my 2nd great grandfather's brother, and may have taken it from someone else tree.

Please let me know if you ever come across a grave for Arnold Shippy (died 1895). I fear his grave is unmarked.


Bob McCarroll

Added by Bob McCarroll on Jan 24, 2016 7:28 AM

Jess E. Bromley
Thank you for the information

Added by Jess E. Bromley on Jan 17, 2016 4:22 PM

Jess E. Bromley
Any idea who Myra Bromley # 147834688 is or any information on the dates?
Charles Clark Bromley #50002343, (son of Jerome B. Bromley and Laura B. Clark), was married to Myra May Mace #50002344 who died May 19, 1893, the same day her daughter Myra Mace Bromley was born. The daughter died Dec 1894. Iím wondering if Charles might have given his baby daughter to his family members (father and step-mother or his brothers family) who lived there to take care of while he got his life together and if this is who is buried there. Charles sister Ellen had died Jan 12, 1893 so he couldnít have left his daughter with her. Any thoughts?

Added by Jess E. Bromley on Jan 16, 2016 7:35 PM


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