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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.

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Taryn DiTomasso
Wm noble
Ty for the info I will add but the stone says hon. William noble
Added by Taryn DiTomasso on Aug 30, 2015 9:07 AM
Mark Nystedt
Bradstreet Tomb
The Bradstreet Tomb was bought and cleaned out by the Ingersoll-Hathorne family of the House of Seven Gables about 1790. There are eight Hathornes, Ingersolls, and friends in the Tomb - Susannah Ingersoll in a lead casket, her adopted son Horace Lorenzo (Conolly) Ingersoll, her Uncle John Hathorne, friend Mary Stewart Clough, brother Sam Ingersoll Jr, and three others. See Robert Rantoul "Bradstreet Tomb" in obscure journal 189X (PEM Philips Library card catalogue) and the day after Horace Ingersoll's Salem Gazette 189X obituary which I read 20 years ago. I shall get more complete info after you contact me at marknystedt@yahoo.com.
Added by Mark Nystedt on Aug 18, 2015 7:46 PM
David Greer
Africa Davis, 150470466
I don't think you'll find anything at the cemetery, I was there in July. The Pittsfield Historical Society and the Pittsfield Village records office (don't know the correct term) are across the street from the Pittsfield Cemetery, though. They were both closed when I tried to visit. Africa's original death record should be there and possibly much more. Good luck!
Added by David Greer on Aug 13, 2015 10:31 AM
David Greer
Africa Davis, 150470466
Congratulations on finding evidence of Africa Davis' burial place. Could I get a source citation or, possibly, could you post a JPG of the evidence to Africa's Findagrave memorial? All these years descendants have "said" he was buried in the Parmenter Cemetery!
Added by David Greer on Aug 12, 2015 11:15 AM
Iris
Howard Norwood Stark
Thank You for putting up the picture of the Peecham Cemetery, in Vermont. I'm Howard Stark's niece, Sally, and was very surprised to find a memorial page put up for him by someone we didn't know.

Added by Iris on Dec 14, 2014 6:27 PM
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.
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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
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