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Gary Abrams (#46963250)
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Bio Photo A fire fighter by profession, genealogy and history research are one of my hobbies. I also enjoy Civil War reenacting with the 33d N.J. Inf.,2nd Zouaves, the feel of history never got better. As for the cemeteries, as quiet as they may seem, the souls of those before each have their own story.
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Charles N. Wood
Hello, Gary,
I just want to let you know that I left a picture on the memorial you have for Charles with the source of the picture in the caption. Hope it's okay with you. I'm quite sure that it's the right man because there appears to be only one Charles N. Wood who lived around Broome and who was born in 1839.
Added by Suellen on Feb 26, 2016 3:35 PM
Charles N. Wood 43616175
Hello Gary, Through the Edit Function I submitted his full date of death of June 3, 1911. The source was his pension data. Paul Turner
Added by pjt on Feb 16, 2015 4:05 PM
Linda Peloquin
RE: Egbert / Decker

Thanks for getting back to me.

So, it's family with an Egbert/Decker marriage connecting the two. I hadn't gotten into Abigail yet so thank you for that bit of information.

The other Decker headstone in the photo, John & Sarah, you probably know are Japhet's parents. They also have memorials here by lilypad: 133782381 & 133782418.

I see that you also have made a memorial for Eliza Decker, Japhet's wife. She was in the 1902 Newark, NJ directory w/the same addy as son John but the info for that must have been collected before she died in 1901.

I've never seen Japhet's DC. I'm not in Staten Island or even NY so the only death records I get are those that are direct line. I'd love to have a DC for everyone for whom one was issued but for me, like most of us, that's not budgetarily possible so I stick to the main line for those expenditures.

I wish I did have some older family pix but the closest I come w/the Decker branch on Staten Island is a great-grandmother who would be related to Japhet through their common ancestors of John M. Decker & his wife, Martha Kinsey.

I know trees @ Ancestry say "Whitehead" for Martha's maiden but that was based on what turns out to be mis-information by an unknown informant for the 1909 DC of John & Martha's daughter Mary Catherine & was thought at the time to be correct.

There was a big tah-do when Martha's 2nd husband died w/his children(all by his late, 1st wife) contesting his will. In the testimony of Martha's late husband's brother, it was learned that Martha & the 1st wife, nee Kinsey, were sisters thus, Martha's maiden was learned/confirmed to be Kinsey.

Yes, I am on Ancestry. Is the Rev. Faull Family Tree yours? The photo of the tree's owner sure looks like you in the pix here or you have a twin bro. doing genealogy. If it's you, then I just sent a contact mail a short while ago on the Ridgeway/Faull/Decker connection. And I do see that the Faull memorials are yours, too.

If it's not you, then let me know here.
Added by Linda Peloquin on Jan 24, 2015 4:43 PM
Linda Peloquin
Japhet Alston Decker Memorial# 130037338
Good evening Gary,

Thank you for this memorial!

I'm looking at the photos you took that accompany your memorial and I'm a bit confused.

Is the photo w/the Egbert monument in the foreground just meant to give an overview of the location of Japhet's headstone or are the three headstones in the photo all within the same plot & therefore the two in the background - Japhet's and that of John M. Decker/Sarah Decker (Who were, BTW, Japhet's parents) related to the Egbert"s?

My guess would be, if related, then the relationship might be via Japhet's wife Eliza for whom I've not found a maiden name yet.

It won't be via Sarah Decker on the other headstone off on the right of the Egbert monument because the marriage of Sarah & John is recorded in the records of Moravian Church and her maiden name - Alston & her parents - Japhet & Sarah Alston, are documented in the records. (

One last question...I'm wondering where you found the birth & death locations of Bull's Head for Japhet. I haven't been able to find them w/what's available to me on line.

Thanks so much.

Added by Linda Peloquin on Jan 23, 2015 7:52 PM
Dead weight
RE: Gubelmann in NJ
I don't know if they should. I was just letting you know in case you are doing their family tree. It's not a common name.
Added by Dead weight on Nov 21, 2014 1:44 AM
Mike Harrison
Weik @ Watsontown
I found Jay along with 6 other Weik's. They are in Block 11, listed owner ofthe lot was Ella Weik. I posted all of them & transferred them to you.
Added by Mike Harrison on Jun 03, 2014 10:23 PM
Mike Harrison
RE: Weik @ Watsontown
Gary I looked in Block 24 & didnt see any other Weik's buried there. I work for the cemetery so Ill find them, just give me a few days. Ill look at the map when I go in the morning & see where the others are listed.
Added by Mike Harrison on Jun 02, 2014 2:04 AM
ID Military in Westlawn-Hillcrest
We are currently working to identify anyone buried in Westlawn-Hillcrest Cemetery Omaha NE that has served in the military. If you have a loved one buried there or know of someone, please send us a message. We place flags on the graves for Memorial Day. This project is sponsored by Centennial Masonic Lodge #326.

If you can send us the names, we will be sure to include them on our list to get a flag.

Thank you for the help with this ongoing project.


If you have already received this message, please accept our apologies for the duplicate message.
Added by C.C.Diamond on Mar 18, 2014 10:38 AM
Lucaya Ruiz
RE: Mem. 57812577 Oscar H. Statrk
I will do that. He was married to my husband's grandmother, Frances Maceina Stark. I have very little info on you have anything that you'd share with, info, etc? I don't know anything of her marriage to your grandfather, except records I've found.

How about your grandfather...anything you would share about him would be wonderful.
Added by Lucaya Ruiz on Nov 17, 2013 12:52 PM
Ransom A. Mattoon gravestone photo (mem #41850248)
May I have your permission to download the photo of the gravestone of Ransom A Mattoon? I would like to upload it into my Ancestry family tree.
Thank you for your consideration.
-Ro Fleury
Added by MissKitty on Apr 09, 2013 11:55 AM
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