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Bob Thomas (#47234942)
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Bio Photo While searching the WWW for information on my ancestors I found wonderful photographs posted on "Find A Grave" of a number of my relative's gravestones that I had never seen.

I thought that it was a good idea to register and volunteer to photograph gravestones in my area.

Some of the photos that I have contributed so far were taken while snow was in the graveyard. It is possible to have snow on the ground up here seven months of the year. I hope that the snow is not upsetting to the relatives. Please let me know if it is.

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Deborah Lang Westwood
RE: Abilne Hall
This is one of the more mysterious aspects of Orimel's history. I struggle to believe he was married and widowed this young, not to mention I have family notes from the 1950s that state his first wife was a daughter from an entirely different family (Orimel's sister married a son from said other family). According to various sources, Orimel outlived 3 wives. The first is this questionable marriage that left him a 16-year-old widower of a woman 7 years his senior. His second wife was 12 years his junior. His third wife was 24 years his junior. I do wonder if there is another Orimel who was married to Abilene but so far I can't find any record. It's all very intriguing!
Added by Deborah Lang Westwood on Oct 06, 2016 11:23 AM
Deborah Lang Westwood
RE: Abilne Hall
Yup, according to my eye and Lightroom, that looks like Abilene to me too! Thank you so much for the high res photo. The mystery continues! :-)
Added by Deborah Lang Westwood on Oct 04, 2016 11:26 AM
Deborah Lang Westwood
Memorial 81909764
Hi Bob,

Thank you for taking so many photos, especially in hard-to-access areas! I saw that your note on this photo said you shot it over a fence so as to avoid trespassing. I'm wondering if there is any chance you have a higher resolution of the original of this? I'm thinking the name of this person might actually be Abigail instead of Abilene because that fits with my old family notes.

Thanks for any information you might have!
Added by Deborah Lang Westwood on Oct 03, 2016 6:56 PM
Julia Ann Perry Cope
Julia Ann or Juliann as two early deeds put it (OtDeeds HH:61 and MM:130), was the daughter of Amos Perry and Cynthia Moore. See Biographical Review of Otsego County, p. 243, "Sketch of John Cope (b. 1821)." This John Cope, was one of her three children. See op. cit., p. 73, "Sketch of James H Perry". James Perry was one of Julia's nephews.

Born in 1802, she was technically born in Pittsfield, which then included New Lisbon. Her father's land was next to John Cope (b. 1759). Cope bought Lewis DeVillier's mills and houses at what is now Myers Mill Rd portion of New Lisbon. Amos Perry's land began at the SW corner of Cope's land. That would put Julia's birthplace just north of Stetsonville along Hwy 51. Otsego Herald, 10 Jun 1839, Death Notice "2 June, at Butternuts, Mrs. Julia Cope, age 37." Other sources (Biographical Review, p. 243) specify Morris, so I assume she was residing in the Morris portion of Butternuts at the time of her death.
Added by Washbon49 on Oct 03, 2016 6:41 PM
Dave Phelps
GPS related to Lull Cemetery
Bob, I tried to visit my Johnson relatives but the GPS pointed me to what seemed only residential options. I tried to ask the residents but they had a couple of large dogs that didn't like that idea, so I reconsidered! The find a grave map shows GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 42.57170, Longitude: -75.20530. Can you check them, and/or give me additional help to find it next time? Thanks for all you do.
Added by Dave Phelps on Sep 28, 2016 8:40 AM
Julia Ann Perry Cope
In In your listing for Hillington Cemetery, the death date for Julia Ann Cope w/o John Cope is entered incorrectly. If you look at the picutre posted forfor their joint monument, the correct date of her death is 2 June 1839.

Family records indicate she was Julia Ann Perry. She is John Cope's second wife. The first was Hannah Nearing d/o Joseph Nearing and Julia Genung of Garrettsville, NY

Thanks for all your work transcribing these to
Added by Washbon49 on Sep 26, 2016 5:35 PM
RE: 1906 wreck
Updates regarding 1906 Wreck

160837221--Harry Burch Harleigh Cem Camden Just added

144750389--Constantino Cervadora Holy Cross Yeadon PA in your list as Constantino Zerdadora

144760288--Robert Brodin I Changed his name to "Brodie"

Not on your List
--St Clair Harris he was Brother to Cliffored Harris
--Joseph McElroy son of Evelyn and brother of Oliva body never recoverd

Still cannot find:
--Vincenzo D Ammibale lived Atlantic City
--James Eagan
--Horace Fountain perhaps Fontaine related to injured Mazarro Fontaine?
--Gertrude Hays - articles have said that she was sis of Salina Miller but also stated that she was "Colored Girl" and Mille rwas white
--M Klein
--Frank Sinclair---I am wondering if this is St. Clair Harris in one article St. Clair was listed as "Sinclar"

So far I have 51 of the victims in my Virtual Cemetery. You have that there were 55 dead so I am missing 4 victims. Last article I read said that there were 58 victims I suppose we will never really know the final count.

The information that you supplied today helped me clean up my virtual cemetery - I had victims of other train disasters in this cemetery.

In regards to finding Obit for Mrs William Stuart in the Woodbury times - nothing comes up in my searches on her.

Thanks for the information on the ebook, I will look it up.

Good luck on your Presentation (if you haven't already done it yet). Let me know how it goes.

Once again thank you for all the research and relaying the knformation.

Added by Marianne on Apr 10, 2016 2:18 PM
RE: William Edwards -- photo -- date of death
Thanks so much Bob for the updates on the dates and adding the memorial for William and his parents.

Keep up the good work!

Added by Marianne on Apr 10, 2016 7:29 AM
William Bloom Cooley Documentation

Unfortunately, NJ death certificates for that timeframe are not available online. They come from the NJ State Archives in Trenton, and can be retrieved self-service in the microfilm / microfiche reading room. The certificates are inexpensive to print in person- that is, 50 cents each on the "honor system".

If you would be interested in contacting a researcher to get the records for you, I can make a recommendation. I think this person charges about $5.00 per certificate.


Added by bmcd on Apr 03, 2016 3:08 PM
RE: William Edward date of birth
Thanks for the update.
Added by Marianne on Mar 26, 2016 7:56 AM
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