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Bill McKern (#46817687)
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I'm a longtime National Guard member (Vermont, New York and now Pennsylvania).

I live in Vermont.

I'm interested in U.S. military and political history, and the history of Vermont and upstate New York in particular.

I contribute to Find A Grave and Wikipedia, as well as other locations.

I'm not hard to find if you want to contact me by phone or email to discuss my contributions.
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squadron a association
RE: Memorial 139612042, Charles I. Debevoise
Great to get your message!! I could talk for an hour or two on Charles Debevoise and the Debevoise family. He one of the persons who lived, who changed the direction of my life. Please give me a call, 347-260-0919.
Vince SQDN A
Added by squadron a association on Dec 10, 2014 10:34 AM
Alan Lathrop
RE: Thanks for looking for John Nixon's grave
Cool, 3 of those have stones I found and 3 are on the other list and no stone found now. Good place to start poking around.
Added by Alan Lathrop on Aug 25, 2012 4:06 PM
Alan Lathrop
RE: Thanks for looking for John Nixon's grave
OK Bill, I hope Mr/Mrs Bates do a walk around this weekend and call to say they found John. After finding him in the history book I assume he is in the First Weybridge Hill cemetery so maybe if you go there will be a stone found. Did he have any other family names that might be near him? I have listed all I found and just added the few others that I did not find but were listed in the history book. If you see any connection in the list that might be a starting place to poke around. This is a stony/ledge area and a lot of what look like markers are actually ledge and lot of the old markers can't be read. Seems like he should pop his head up and say hi soon if we keep after him.
Added by Alan Lathrop on Aug 25, 2012 9:35 AM
Alan Lathrop
RE: Thanks for looking for John Nixon's grave
BTW I would be happy to show you where it is if you are over here again. A hike across private property but land owner is ok with it
Added by Alan Lathrop on Aug 22, 2012 6:18 PM
Alan Lathrop
RE: Thanks for looking for John Nixon's grave
After getting home I have looked at some of the Weybridge History and it does show John Nixon JR 4/24/1813 age 55 in First Weybridge Cemetery. Maybe the land owner will have better luck. I believe I have all the stones I can read entered now. I did try checking the footstones today to make sure the initials matched the stone. There are still a lot of old stones I can't read. I am trying to find some info on the Nixon Farm
Added by Alan Lathrop on Aug 22, 2012 6:13 PM
Buck Memorials, Old Chelsea Cemetery
Thank you for the offer to visit Old Chelsea cemetery again. I would love it, if it hasn't snowed yet. Some of the markers I am looking for include, Content Buck, possibly another Daniel Buck, Infant Buck, Londuis Buck, and Samuel Buck. I am not sure if there are any more or not, but I would love to see what you can come up with. These are all family members of mine. Thank you so much.
Added by CBeatty on Nov 21, 2011 11:44 AM
RE: Orestes Cleveland
no problem! really--a few minutes of my time and maybe we can get history corrected. Excellent thought about the Fairview confusion! my compliments! There is a lot of stuff out there (wikipedia, etc.) that all have the VT location. I'm excited to find out--keep me in the loop.
Added by LadyGoshen on Nov 16, 2011 6:40 PM
Orestes Cleveland
hi Bill,
I went to Norwich Historical Society and looked through all the cemetery inventories (whew!)... According to these books (of various years), Orestes is not buried in any of the 9 cemeteries in Norwich. I did find a Mary Cleveland (d 10/26/1839) and Hannah Cleveland (wife of C Cleveland, died 10/5/1837) in the Union Village cemetery. I also checked for the alternate spelling (Cleaveland) but nothing...

Added by LadyGoshen on Nov 16, 2011 2:35 PM
RE: General John Nixon
This is such good news. Such an important patriot's grave needs to be found and photographed and honored. Thanks for your efforts. Hope your expedition is fruitful.
Added by 2patriots on Nov 14, 2011 8:21 AM
General John Nixon
Bill, When you created Gen. John Nixon's memorial and bio stating he is buried on his son's farm in Weybridge, Addison, VT, what is your source that he's buried there? He's my 5th gr grandfather and final resting place is an important fact for my cousins and I to determine. Some say his body was taken to Sudbury, MA. There are no marker photos.
Thanks, Nancy in FL

P.S. Thank you for your service to our country.
Added by 2patriots on Nov 10, 2011 2:30 PM
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