|Nikita Barlow (#46508077)|
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A Find-a-Graver since the site's origins as the hit for notable graves--not genealogy--I do "Famous" bios, and photograph/write about old gravestones, cemeteries, and the people interred within for the general reader. Will cheerfully answer queries, make corrections, add data to the "Family Links" section, and include other relevant info ASAP. Please no requests to insert multiple hyperlinks in the narrative part of the bio or to transfer pre-1900 burials. Find-a-Grave members can always include any grave listed on the website in an ancestral or other type of grouping by using the "Virtual Cemetery" feature. If you wish to quote me or use my photos, please contact me; attribution for written pieces is "by Nikita Barlow, for Findagrave", and for photographs, "Photo by Nikita Barlow". Thanks for your cooperation, and happy graving!
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|Preservationist||Horatio Nelson Sherman.|
Dear MS. Barlow,
Would you kindly return my photos of Horatio Nelson Sherman (my Great Granduncle) and that of his gravestone if not to this site, to me personally?? I do NOT have back up photos.
In adding information to his burial record I did not mean for you to take down those photos. I do NOT have them saved anywhere else and they are MINE.
Thank you for your considerations
Richard B. Hall
|carolyn leonard||First Presby Church, Orange NJ|
Long story - will try to shorten. I wonder if there is a family tree for the Conduit/Condit/Condict family buried in this churchyard. I believe they are connected to my illusive 3rd great grandmother Mary "Polly" (maiden name unknown) wife of Stephen Smith who died in Orange, Meigs Co Ohio 1841. Mary and Stephen came from Sussex Co NJ and their first son was named ADONIJAH - I found an Adonijah Conduit (and other family names) in that churchyard which you manage. Rare name.
Can you help? email@example.com
|Iain MacFarlaine||Tom Lefroy|
Last Autumn, I was in Dublin, where, among other graves, I photographed Tom Lefroy's, in Mount Jerome.
I have just added the pictures to the website, and I thought that, as you wrote such a detailed biography of him, you might like to see where he is buried.
|S.R.F.||RE: Phebe Williams|
We have alot of Dutch ancestors that came to Nieuw Amsterdam, Elizabethtown (NJ), and Bergen County!
AND, my Italian grandfather and 100% Irish grandmother lived in Bergen County, also! ;-)
Added by S.R.F. on Feb 08, 2014 3:22 PM
|S.R.F.||RE: Phebe Ogden Williams|
Getting back to you on your question. Sorry it took so long.
When I joined ancestry about 28 months ago, I decided to enter the data from my DAR tree into my free on ancestry. I thought it would be easy!
My DAR Revolutionary War ancestor is a Blacklidge (I have since found others), and I found that the Blacklidges married in with the Ogdens. That's how I got to Phebe.
I always thought these were English names, but actually, they were Anglicized from the Dutch (Blaklits, and de Okedon, which means "oak valley". Funny, our house is surrounded by tall oak trees, which drives my husband crazy every Autumn!) :)
I think the birth date might have come from someone else' tree. Now, everyone has 1702 0r 1703, which can't be right, because if you subtract those dates from 1769, you don't get 62 or 63 years, the age at death.
I've been searching for some corroborating record or story that will give the birth date I have some credibility, but I haven't found anything yet. I don't think it is wrong, however.
I believe you are correct that, "in her 63rd year," means she has achieved 62 years and is approaching the 63rd birthday.....
Hope this answered your question!
S.R.F. (my anonymous handle)
Added by S.R.F. on Feb 07, 2014 5:38 PM
|S.R.F.||RE: Phebe Williams|
I would have to look it up. Some people do that 1706/1707 to account for the difference between our calendar and the Julian calendar used before 1752.
I will check it out tomorrow. I am bushed. :)
Added by S.R.F. on Feb 06, 2014 7:26 PM
A mystery wrapped in an enigma, etc!
Apparently they lived in the same building in Manhattan, where a lot of other theatre folks also rented or owned.
Still trying to find out why a 20 year old Jewish German refugee, my cousin, would have been headed to their place in 1940!
Will have to call the number you previously gave me.
Many thanks for the update, Nikita.
Added by VicW on Feb 03, 2014 4:57 PM
|Scotty||Clarence Derwent - correction|
Hi - regarding Clarence Derwent, Elfreda Derwent was his sister, not his spouse, per his draft card which can be viewed by means of the familysearch.org website at:
Added by Scotty on Feb 01, 2014 3:16 PM
|Diane Winters||RE: Benteen children|
Thanks for responding ~ I've been working on the interments at Fort A. Lincoln that were moved to Custer National cemetery as we're heading up there in May to visit the grave sites of our relatives that were eventually relocated there.
The Benteen children show up in the record books and I was doing a little research to build memorials for them when I found your memorials. Part of my research was the US census records that I'd mentioned, which clearly show son Fred, Jr. age 3 in 1870 at Fort Hays, KS and age 13 in 1880 at Fort Meade, DT. I also saw the grave marker & interment control card for a Frederick that was born in 1873. I cannot explain this discrepancy but just wanted to let you know.
Thanks for all your work ~ Diane
|Bill McKern||RE: Frances Seward|
I think you can select "Washington" for a death location by selecting District of Columbia for the state and then selecting District of Columbia for the county. Then the city drop down menu should appear -- Washington, Georgetown, Anacostia, and other options should be visible.
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