Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Janet Muff (#46951416)
 member for 7 years, 9 months, 24 days
Gary Forbis
Lydia Smith 104817292
SAR Membership 22608 gives her name as Lydia Warrington. Interestingly in 1921 the town clerk gave birth as 2 JAN 1760 and death as 22 JUN 1819.
The image is on under "Vermont, Vital Records, 1720-1908". Her last name isn't given. Is the stone or the town records correct?

Added by Gary Forbis on Sep 01, 2015 1:54 AM

rosie mcnaughton
Ozi Baker,
Thank you for calling that to my attention. I believe I have fixed the problems.

Added by rosie mcnaughton on Aug 29, 2015 4:52 PM

James Bianco
Adelia Mason
They photos are beautiful, thank you again! Jim

Added by James Bianco on Aug 27, 2015 8:17 AM

James Bianco
Adelia Mason
Wow! Great angle looking for siblings! I removed the docs and can't wait to see her headstone photos. You are one in a million. Jim

Added by James Bianco on Aug 26, 2015 4:26 PM

Lani Bixby
Thank you!
Thank you so much for adding the pictures of Reuben Manley. It is much appreciated!

Added by Lani Bixby on Aug 25, 2015 4:02 PM

Margaret D.
Town Photos
Thank you so much for adding the photos for Christian and William Town. I appreciate the beautiful photos, your work is remarkable!
Margaret Donaghey.

Added by Margaret D. on Aug 24, 2015 5:00 AM

James Bianco
You are awesome for spending so much time on this and looking so hard for her headstone! Your just amazing Janet. All I can (possibly) suggest is that there are a great many deteriorating headstones in Old Benson, and surely some long buried as well. Not knowing for certain her situation and why she was in Benson at the time of her death makes her place of burial within the cemetery speculative at best. I can say for certain she had a headstone there at one time, the man who compiled the Cemetery transcript I added the image for took the inscription right off the headstone and it matches VR exactly (which he did not consult). I will add that her stone could not be found etc. to the memorial. Have a great trip! All the best, Jim

Added by James Bianco on Aug 23, 2015 7:41 AM

James Bianco
Adelia Mason
I uploaded a copy of her death rec. to her memorial. Copy it and add it to your records if you like. It was recorded under "Adeline" perhaps that is why it did not come up? I found it on familysearch, looking for a Mason who d. VT 1882. As I am sure you know, sometimes you have to do vague searches to pull up records with different spellings. Sometimes I spend hours looking for an elusive VR, trying every possible search angle.

Added by James Bianco on Aug 20, 2015 7:17 AM

James Bianco
Adelia Mason
Great work Janet! I do not believe there was a mixup as Adelia's death is recorded in Benson VR (as Adeline) on 4 Jan. 1882. Given that and the transcript I am pretty certain she should be in Old Benson. There are so many broken and buried stones in the cemetery hers might just be one of them!

Added by James Bianco on Aug 19, 2015 9:28 PM

James Bianco
Adelia Mason - Benson, Vt. # 141464219
Janet, I created the Benson memorials from a book of transcripts from the 1930s. I have attached the front page and listing page images to Adelia's memorial. Hope that helps! Jim

Added by James Bianco on Aug 19, 2015 6:50 PM

RE: Transfer request
Thank you for the transfer, it was very kind of you.

Added by crissy on Aug 19, 2015 1:06 PM

James Bianco
A favor...
Hello Janet, a member contacted me regarding the memorial I created for Adelia Mason (Find A Grave Memorial# 141464219) who is buried in Old Benson Cemetery. While I did go to Benson some moths ago and tried to photograph as many headstones I could at that time I must have missed hers. There was a strong late afternoon sun hitting them straight on which is not very good (as you well know) with the white sandstone markers. If you are not too far sometime you are in the area could you possibly photograph the headstone (if you could find it) for this nice lady? I have added a photo request in case you can. If not, I will head up there soon and take one, it is a 3 hour drive for me but I am glad to make the trip to help a member. I am so busy currently with home projects I may not be able to do it for a month or so. Thanks for all your hard work, all the best, Jim

Added by James Bianco on Aug 19, 2015 5:50 AM

Transfer request
Hello, Would you be willing to transfer the memorials of #101830576 & 101830559, Albert & Harold Battease. These two little ones are my cousins and I would like to link them to their parents. Fondly, Crissy

Added by crissy on Aug 18, 2015 3:14 PM

Colin John Chatfield
Henry Copeland
Photo deleted for Henry and Julia. Isn't it polite to ask before uploading photos to someone elses memorial? Are you related to these Copelands?

Added by Colin John Chatfield on Aug 15, 2015 12:16 AM

RE: Lydia Adams
I'm sorry I neglected to say thank you,for all your hard work. And wonderful photo's. Kelly

Added by kjerue on Aug 14, 2015 10:22 AM

RE: Lydia Adams
You can look at the Genealogy for the Adams family at. a genealogical history of Henry Adams of baintree Massachusetts. This book was written in 1897. It gives the death dates for Samuel and Rachel adams,they were my 4th great grandparents. My line comes from willard adams. I have submitted a edit for there death dates also. I would like to see Lydia linked to her parents and siblings. Thank you kelly Jerue

Added by kjerue on Aug 14, 2015 10:13 AM

Colin John Chatfield
Copeland family
My interest in teh Copeland family is Henry's second wife.
Lovely ancestral chart available here:
What is your connection to the family?

Added by Colin John Chatfield on Aug 14, 2015 1:49 AM

Colin John Chatfield
RE: John Lucius Copeland
Sorry you are correct. Correction made. Perhaps you can add the links from John Lucius to his parents Henry and Julia.

Added by Colin John Chatfield on Aug 14, 2015 1:02 AM

Colin John Chatfield
John Lucius Copeland
Sorry but how can his father be is son when he dued aged two?

Added by Colin John Chatfield on Aug 13, 2015 2:53 PM

RE: Robert H. Gray edit
I have living Gray cousins in the area who remember the farm and their grandfather, Robert Gray, who owned it after the elder Grays died. They are also of the opinion that Hampton Hill is the logical place to look. These Irish ancestors of mine were deeply affected by the famine. Margaret came from Ireland during the worst of famine, as a 12 or 13 year old. She came to be a servant in Canada, without her parents. I have gone back to their town in Ireland, and while I found her mother's record of burial, there is no stone. There is no record of her father's burial, which was probably during the famine. This part of the family has been very marked by the poverty of that generation. I remember Margaret's granddaughter who chose not to get a stone for her brother, because there were living people who needed the money more. That mentality comes from one's antecedents. I am fairly certain there was never a stone for John or Margaret.

Added by CarolynA on Aug 12, 2015 9:39 AM

RE: Timothy Allen
Janet, thanks for the response. My records do agree with yours, except that I have records for more children than you enumerated. I should have been more specific in my message to you, and I apologize. BTW, if you are related to Timothy Allen, then we are also related... so hello, cousin!

Unfortunately, the LDS Family Data Collection has combined the birth record for our Timothy Allen with the death date of another Timothy Allen... and it has jumbled some of the parent and child names. The result is mayhem over in the trees. Then, I received a prompt to link the Ancestry record for our Timothy Allen to a different memorial here at Find-A-Grave (Timothy Allen #21944597). I wrote to both you and the manager of the other memorial about the issue. You can see his rude response on my profile (from Jack W. Davis). As you can see, Jack Davis has included the birth date, birth location and parents for our Timothy Allen on the memorial for the other Timothy Allen... and is providing a prompt to users to link to that incorrect information.

After he left the rude response for me, I went ahead and posted the genealogy I have for both families to his profile. Jack W. Davis also manages the memorials for several of our actual Allen line, including Samuel Allen, Rebecca Cary Allen, Rachel Bushnell Allen, Thankful Allen Curtis, and Phineas Allen. All of these appear to be linked appropriately, and thankfully he has not linked his incorrectly identified Timothy Allen to the parents of ours. I am just hopeful that he will be objective enough to look at what I posted for him, understand what he posted is incorrect, and make adjustments accordingly. Again, thanks for your response.

Added by EveyBl on Aug 08, 2015 10:20 PM

Meeting House Cemetery
Thank you so much for taking clear legible photos of the gravestones in this cemetery and others. There is so much to be gleaned from a nice to be able to actually read the writing!!

Thanks again,

Added by Sara on Aug 06, 2015 10:08 AM

RE: Samuel Adams
Good Evening Janet,

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

I'm still looking forward to the day when we can meet for a coffee and a large piece of strawberry rhubarb pie.

Best Regards,

Added by VTSSAR on Aug 04, 2015 6:03 PM

Dave Davisson
RE: Alphius Foster
Thanks, Janet!

He was literate and spelled his own name alpheus, but that doesn't mean the stonecutter did, and I support your decision to represent the spelling on the monument.

Thanks very much for your time and attention on this.


Dave Davisson

Added by Dave Davisson on Aug 04, 2015 6:16 AM

RE: Robert H. Gray edit
Correct that they didn't have stones. Think that might be an Irish thing. I have Margaret's obit - died in NYC, transported back to son Alex's for funeral, to be buried in Hampton, but it does not specifically say where in Hampton she was buried. Son Robert got the farm in Hampton that John owned. Don't know if the burial plot books exist from the time period.

If you know where to look for them, would be much appreciated. Have been to Hampton Town building but got no satisfaction.

Added by CarolynA on Aug 03, 2015 6:42 PM


Privacy Statement and Terms of Service