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Janet Muff (#46951416)
 member for 9 years, 2 months, 17 days
Nadeen Sobottka
Sarah Doolittle @ Mound Cem., Racine, WI
Hi Janet, just wanted to let you know that I've added a tombstone picture to your memorial for Sarah Doolittle. Regards, Nadeen

Added by Nadeen Sobottka on Jan 21, 2017 8:23 AM

John J. Nelson
Question: You have John J. Nelson listed as son of John Rogers Nelson and Jane McCarter. I'm having trouble proving this relationship - would you please tell me where you got your information that they are parents/son? Anything would be greatly appreciated!

Added by mozilla976 on Jan 16, 2017 11:22 AM

Deacon Mathew Barber and Hannah Barber
Hi Janet,

Would you be willing to take a picture of Deacon Mathew Barber and Hannah Barbers Tombstones in the same photo? I don't think they are side by side, So it would be nice to see how they really are in the cemetery.

Would you also be willing to take a picture of the whole cemetery without the sign? I would like to see where Deacon Mathew Barber and Hannah Barber are compared to Rev. Dan Kent.

I would appreciate it so much!

I have been there, but it was dark and I could not get photos.

Thank you so much!

I love Benson! It is a nice little town!


Added by Julie on Jan 15, 2017 2:35 PM

RE: Mary Jane (May) Winslow
You're Welcome. Mary Jane is my 4th Great Aunt.

Added by Agard-Wallace64 on Jan 11, 2017 10:44 PM

john komar
RE: Erlonzo Mansfield
Thanks for the info Janet.

Added by john komar on Jan 06, 2017 6:15 PM

James Jewett
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 50629123
Thanks Janet, if you magnify the death certificate you will see 25 Nov 1895. I want to say, I have made dozens of corrections on Find A Grave and you are the first to question them, and I mention that as a complement.

Added by James Jewett on Jan 03, 2017 4:42 PM

Susan Gates Davis
RE: Helena Ray Memorial# 28390918
Commercial Advertiser, Canton, NY, May 2, 1933, Page 8:
Miss Helena Reed and Mr. Gilbert Roy were married by Prof. Morrell Tuesday evening. They were attended by Mr. Wiltz Teal and Miss Dorothy Woods.

The Tribune-Press, Gouverneur, NY, January 28, 1970, Page 6, Sec. 1:
The funeral for Mrs. Helena Marion Ray, 58, Russell, will be held today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at the family home, East Road, with the Rev. Stanley C. Vollmer, pastor of the United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in North Russell cemetery.
Mrs. Ray, wife of Gilbert F. Ray, died at her home Sunday morning. She had been disabled for years.
Surviving besides her husband are three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Harriette) Kinney, South Russell, Mrs. Lewis (Charlotte) O'Shew and Mrs. Alton (Linda) Guyette, North Russell; one sister, Mrs. Ceylon (Celia) Tousley, Canton, three brothers, Halstead Reed, Leo Reed and James Reed, all of Russell, and seven grand-children.
She was born Aug. 19, 1911 in the town of Russell a daughtr of Archie F. and Estelle L. Clark Reed. She attended Russell schools and was married to Gilbert Ray April 25, 1933 at Canton with the Rev. H. Philbrook Morrell officiating.

Added by Susan Gates Davis on Jan 03, 2017 8:26 AM

James Jewett
Find A Grave Memorial# 50629123
Hi Janet, not sure what the conflict is with the birth date for Leon Hadaway. I have not found a birth record. WWI and SS give birth as 25 Nov 1895 and WWII gives birth year as 25 Nov 1897. If I don't understand what the question is, my email , Jim Jewett

Added by James Jewett on Jan 03, 2017 8:08 AM

john komar
Erlonzo Mansfield
Janet could you tell me where you got the dates for his stone.

Added by john komar on Jan 02, 2017 2:50 PM

C. Eileen Dodge
RE: Elsie A. Dodge #143588933
On Ancestry and Family Search is a handwritten card with her birth date as 23 Jan 1834.

Her name was spelled Eley Ann Dodge - her father Daniel Dodge - mother's name not given.


Added by C. Eileen Dodge on Jan 01, 2017 12:07 AM

C. Eileen Dodge
RE: Elsie A. Dodge #143588933
Mindwell Dodge’s will was probated on 9 Sep 1874 at Rutland, Vermont.

It reads in part:

“I give and bequeath to my son, Abram Dodge of Sutton in Canada Fifty Dollars ($50.00).

I give and bequeath to my three grandchildren Milo Headle, Willie Headle and Carrie Headle, children of my late daughter Elsey A. Headle the entire residue and remainder of my estate real and personal (after the payment of my just debts and funeral charges and legacy first named) in equal shares and portions.

Added by C. Eileen Dodge on Dec 31, 2016 4:47 PM

Dan & Helen Conner Dansro
RE: Memorial # 60782700
Thank you.

Added by Dan & Helen Conner Dansro on Dec 30, 2016 8:53 PM

Alene DeGeorge
Jane Atwatter
Hi Janet, Jane Atwater who is buried in West Hill Cemetery is my 3ed Great Grand Aunt.Her maiden name is Gilmore. She was born in 1817. Her fathers name was David Gilmore and her mother Hannah Sherman.

Added by Alene DeGeorge on Dec 26, 2016 5:09 PM

RE: Luther Simonds, Hampton Hill Cemetery
Hi Janet,

Thanks for this info. It is much harder to make those earlier connections since older census records don't contain the additional information (e.g., relationships, occupations) that later records do. I hope to have a chance to visit the Washington Co. offices sometime when I'm in the area.
Thanks again!

Added by CarlyJ on Dec 25, 2016 4:53 AM

RE: Luther Simonds, Hampton Hill Cemetery
OK and thanks so much for your quick reply. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Added by CarlyJ on Dec 24, 2016 4:47 PM

Luther Simonds, Hampton Hill Cemetery
Hello and thank you for your many contributions to this website. I am interested in knowing the location of any records you have found regarding my great-grandfather, Luther Simonds ( You have his parents' names listed and I would love to see any records containing this information. Other than Ancestry members' family trees, I have never seen any records of Luther's parentage. Many of my ancestors are from the Hampton, New York, area, and I visit the area often, so if you could point me to any good resources to research, I'd really appreciate it.
Thank you.

Added by CarlyJ on Dec 24, 2016 2:23 PM

Illona Jensen
RE: 39866727
I have my third great grandma, Lola Allen Lee's bible record. I have attached it to Lola Allen
17 September 1803 – 10 April 1883 KG7K-43J on under memories. It lists Lola Allen's birthplace and date, like you said, in Addison, VT. I went there and went through the Town Hall records which were beautifully preserved and found no mention of her anywhere. I purchased a Local History book from the Historical Society and again, no mention. Anyway, setting that aside, Sally Allen's death date is in Lola's bible and matches Sally Francis Allen's death date in Wells. Lola named a son, Francis Allen Lee. Then I found the 1855 NY State Census for Lola's son, George Thomas Lee, my 2nd ggfather and he was living in Grand Island with his uncle, Francis Nathan Allen. Sally's father's name was Nathan Francis. When I found Sally's 1840 and 1850 census records in Wells and Lola Goodspeed next door to her in 1850, I realized that Sally named my 3rd ggma after her closest in age sister, Lola Francis Goodspeed. Feel free to copy the bible record to any connected findagraves. I just am not sure how to get it on this message. The link for the familysearch page is You will have to register with your email, but there is no fee, unlike ancestry and they have the biggest database in the world for family records. Most of ancestry's records are from them.

Added by Illona Jensen on Dec 21, 2016 9:22 PM

Illona Jensen
RE: 39866727
You are so awesome and such a help to me! Thank you so much!
Do you have the link or source for Nathan's dower to Abigail & the kids? I have the info, but have lost the source. Also, I never found the guardianship papers for the children, if you have a link I would love it. While we are on the Francis family, I have been looking for decades for the first name of Sarah/Sally's husband, Mr Allen from Whitehall, NY, mentioned in the History of Wells, VT. He is my 4th great grandfather and his daughter, Lola, my 3rd ggma. I think his name may be Harvey Allen, but I wondered if Sally Francis Allen, who died 9 July 1855 in Wells, had a probate that may have mentioned her deceased husband's name or maybe the land records for her or him (he must have died after 1812 in Rochester, NY and before 1840 when Sally is a widow back in Wells). How much would you charge to check the land/probate records in Wells for me? Illona

Added by Illona Jensen on Dec 19, 2016 8:16 PM

Illona Jensen
Hi Janet!
Have you found Nathan Francis' wife Abigail Thompson Francis' tombstone yet? Is the "Francis" no name date one that you photographed near Nathan's and possibly hers? I found people who say she died in Wells in 1827, but I haven't found any sources or records for her after 1800 there in Wells. If she died in 1827, she either remarried and has a different last name or there would be 1810 and 1820 census records for her. Anyway, if you have any clues I would love to pursue them with you. I can't remember, are you related? I'm Francis' 4th ggdau, Illona Jensen.

Added by Illona Jensen on Dec 19, 2016 1:09 PM

Andrew L.
Duly noted :)

Added by Andrew L. on Dec 14, 2016 2:36 PM

Jacki Bierma
Huldah Field

I do not know for sure this is her death date. The cemetery list I copied this from was so bad, I had trouble reading lots of dates - it was a hand-written list and people couldn't spell or copy dates correctly. I am going to update her memorial to the date that you sent.


Added by Jacki Bierma on Dec 13, 2016 7:44 PM

RE: Ezra Warren #137321797
Thanks! That is great. I will add all the additional information (Polly's maiden name, etc.) that you have given me as well.

Best wishes,

Added by Flutterby on Dec 12, 2016 12:26 PM

M. R. Clark
RE: Charles Brewster
Thank you for letting me know why you rejected it. I understand.

Added by M. R. Clark on Dec 11, 2016 3:49 PM

Ezra Warren #137321797
Hello, and thank you for the suggested edit to link Ezra to parents. Could you please let me know the source? I generally like to add that information to memorials, but particularly where there are two Ezra Warrens who lived in neighboring towns, I especially want to be clear.


Added by Flutterby on Dec 11, 2016 2:07 PM

RE: Benjamin Farwell of Weathersfield
That is true, like you.

Added by DKMac on Dec 07, 2016 11:33 AM


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