|Jack Parker (#47734878)|
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*** Apologies if I'm not responsive in a timely manner, trying to maintain focus on the job at hand and (300+) emails are collecting that I have flagged to deal with ***|
Junior genealogist - with an email address, a car and a digital camera.
Photos I take belong to the people who ask for them. You are free to do whatever you wish to with them. I ask that they not be published on pay-to-view sites.
I want to thank everyone who has stepped up and offered corrections or taken transfers for the cemeteries I've been working, it's been a rewarding experience.
I am in the process of visiting all of Danvers cemeteries and ensuring they are fully catalogued. I am only posting fresh photos when I think mine are better or show something different. If you object, drop me a line and we can chat.
Currently working Walnut Grove, running at a rate of about 450 photos a week - "Mom" has done the hard work of filing memorials. At this rate we may be done by June. Corrections most welcome.
I do take breaks and handle occasional photo requests - if you have a location, that makes it a lot more tempting. It's a challenge to walk a large cemetery looking for two headstones and then have 4 more requests for the same cemetery a week later.
I trim my messages and only leave those that I need to do something about - I'm not hating you, just trying to use the messages to advantage. (Although I think I will keep the message from Billie forever - such an inspiration)
Complete: (Using Mass Vital Records numbering)
GR1 Wadsworth - added some 400 memorials and photos.
GR2 Nurse (checked - was complete)
GR3 Endicott (checked - was complete)
GR4 Preston (tucked away behind Putnam - added a few (NEEDS TO BE RE-DONE - MISSED A LOT)
GR5 Prince (catalogued and photographed)
GR6 Putnam (catalogued and photographed)
GR7 Russell (checked - added a few missing ones)
GR8 Porters Burying Ground (High street - added a few)
GR9 Holten - fair sized
Completely photographed. ~1400 added to date.
Some of the photos are less than optimal. Let me know if you find a horrible one that should be re-taken. Holten has run out of land and money. The town is trying to figure out what to do
GR13 Hutchinson (catalogued and photographed)
GR14 (Tapley / Preston) Old Settlers - (Photographed)
GR15 Putnamville (checked - was complete)
GR16 Swin(n)erton (checked - was complete)
GR20 Buxton/Goodale (checked - was complete)
GR21 Pope private burial ground, Finally found it! Photographed.
.(GR7/Beverly in MVR) Leech/East Danvers (checked - was complete)
GR11 Walnut Grove - Starting with Section C - 72% photographed. I'm surprised we found that many. Section B - 74% - about to go back over it. Working Section A - 73%. done. Section D is 41% done, another 1300 photos to go through, then it's back to looking for the missing headstones in B, A and D.
??? St Mary Sylvan St - moderate size, but Catholic, so every headstone has 20 names.
??? Xavierian (waiting for SJP to file obits to add remaining 200+ photos) - perhaps a student project?
??? Danvers State Hospital - finally found it!
??? Anshe Sfard - there are about 10 cemeteries back in those woods
??? Annunciation - Large
Defunct - exist in records, but not on the ground.
??? Potter's field (off Adams street, empty lot behind St Mary's, but no headstones)
??? Porter Cemetery (not on FaG, off locust street, near Connors farm) - Although I have seen recent clues as to a cemetery near here - it still evades me, but then the location given for Potter's field was way off.
GR17 Pedricks Cemetery (not on FaG) (behind the high school I suppose accessible from the Rail Trail, only has one headstone which I gather has since vanished)
GR10 Putnam (off Sylvan street, bodies moved to Porter's ca. 1920)
GR12 Jacobs private burial ground, Gardner's Hill (have not found)
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|Mom||Photo request - Elizabeth Foskett|
She in an unknown burial for now at 48977100. Could you please add your photo from her father, 129986351, to her memorial?
All possible SACs for her have been started.
Added by Mom on May 25, 2015 6:06 AM
|Michael Denney||Jennie Demeritt Warren|
Thanks so much for your attempts. I always wonder why stones are removed.
|Chuck Perry||RE: Perry Corrections|
Jack, You can transfer them if you like, I care more about sharing the information.
|Kathryn J McCloud||RE: Catherine Livermore|
Jack, Thank you for the updates; I'll check the stones and update my pics. It is pretty amazing that all of the 7 stones from the late 1700s-early 1800s are in good shape; good craftsmanship and/or good care, I guess! Have a great day! Kathy
|Irene Dowling||RE: Whitcombs|
I would really appreciate the transfer of any of them. Thank you so very much for all your help.
|CFG||Ensign Walter Fairfield photo|
I saw the W.F. grave marker photo you posted on Gina's findagrave memorial #73203889 for Ensign Walter Fairfield (1631-1723) taken at the Fairfield Burying Ground in Wenham. I would like to request you to consider removing the photo based on my belief that it is not for Walter Fairfield. During the course of researching my book, The Fairfields of Wenham, I photographed and catalogued the Fairfield Burying Ground in Wenham. What doesn't show in your photo, understandably, due to the snow is that the W.F. stone also says A[ge] 11m[onths] at the base. As I wrote in my book, that "matches only one Fairfield birth and death record that I know of, and that is for William, the third child of Josiah and Eunice Fairfield. William was born October 4, 1728, and died on September 24, 1729. In Walter Fairfield's probate record, we learn there was indeed a funeral and that "gravestones" were purchased for him. However, since the Fairfield Burying Ground wasn't built until 1787, it is by no means certain that was his burial location, especially since his wife, Sarah (Skipper) Fairfield, was buried at Wenham Cemetery, as verified by Wellington Pool, undertaker of Wenham, who transcribed her stone inscription prior to its disintegration. Thank you for your ongoing work and for considering this request. Connie Fairfield Ganz, www.fairfieldfamily.com
Added by CFG on Apr 23, 2015 9:45 AM
|bluelady||RE: Charles P Trask|
Thanks for the lead. This one is probably not him. My ancestor was married to Susan Davis. and his date of death was 12 Jan 1896. He was a member of the 5th MA Vol Infantry Co C in the Civil War. Looking through my records, his middle initial may be H.
Added by bluelady on Feb 02, 2015 1:17 PM
|D. Montgomery||ABIGAILL LAKIN PARKER|
Hello. Thank you for your suggestion about this memorial for Deac Samuel Parker's widow. You mention she perhaps remarried after his death. I have no family records on this. I would be happy to make needed corrections if you could send on docs or citations.
I was unaware of another memorial for same person. I will contact that contributor directly and try to sort that out. There can only be one memorial for one person of course.
As a direct descendant thru Saml Parker and Abigail Lakin Parker my interest is for complete and accurate info. So please forward on any further info. You are quite correct abt Groton burials that are documented but where headstones appear to be missing. I live a thousand miles away from Groton but have made the long trip to visit the cemetery several times. I appreciate your insight on this. Thanks again. Please keep in touch. D. Montgomery
|John Wright||Perley Breed|
Jack, thank you and to David Russell, for linking me to the grave of Perley Breed, a very fine musician who worked in Britain in the late 1920s and whose great jazz clarinet playing is still enjoyed today by record collectors.
|Barry Gates||Berry/Wright Walnut Grove Danvers|
The photos I posted were about my 3rd or 4th try at taking a picture, for one that conveyed the utter blank-ness of the stone, also for handling the peculiarities of sun and shade, specifically right there, oddly, too.
Daniel Foster (1821-1892), over in Central Cemetery Beverly, is a stone from my own pedigree that was equally "daunting", especially when, equally, both that stones numerous inclusions, and its numerous omissions, are each considered.
I deleted the generic Berry memorial, and the generic Wright memorial too.
Continued regards... Barry
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