Michel LeMay (1630 or 1631) Hello, I want to thank you for the enlightening bio on Find A Grave. He is my 8th ggfather. I am also happy to have also found his gravestone photo there.
My family line comes through Michel (b. 1630 of 31>Michel>Joseph>Marie who m. LaViolet> Marie LaViolet m. Toussaint Charboneau> John Louis Charboneau>Lizzie Charboneau m. Duclos (DeClue). So I do not carry the LeMay name and wondered where the LeMay name ended up. I see from the memorials you maintain that there are lot on the east coast.
Marie LeMay's (who m. LaViolet) daughter Marie came to a French community in the Old Mines area of Washington County Missouri and married into the Charbonneau's who married into Duclos (DeClue) family which is one of about 18 names on the first land grant document in Missouri from the Spanish government when the area was under Spanish control before the Louisiana Purchase--before the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804. Old Mines, Missouri area was French speaking and even up to the 1970s there were some old folks who never learned English and remained a French enclave. My dad's grandma who raised him went to English school but they spoke French at home--her own mother knew no English though born in Missouri.
I thought you might find it interesting to know how the French culture the LeMay's are from was kept alive in Missouri for a very long time and is a little known fact in French Canada to this day.
One question: D you know if the drawing on Michel LeMay's Find A Grave memorial is supposed to be a likeness or just representative of a generic Frenchman of his time?
Col. Ellsworth's Grave Thank you for posting that pic of his gravesite. I noticed that there seems to be a mistake on the name that is on the fence. It has D. for his middle name instead of E. for Ephraim.
Pvt. George Tubbs George Tubbs (1775-1826) is not in Rose/Chamberlain Cemetery, he is in Maryland/McKown Cemetery, about two miles farther west, memorial number 92625521. I photoed him just the other day, mainly drawn by the age of the stone. If you want the site, let me know. I cannot find any reference to Anna Vera Buell Tubbs in either place. I will continue to look for her.
Nelda Sickles Hello, I have been researching my family line for Sickles and found the following information for Nelda Sickles. She is buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Waterford, Saratoga Co., NY. You can easily change the cemetery by using the edit option for burial. I added pictures to her memorial.
I also found the following obituary in the Albany Times Union, Albany, NY dated August 4, 1988.
Services Friday for Nelda E. Sickles, 74 Cohoes – Nelda E. Sickles, 74 of 252 Vliet Blvd. died Tuesday in St. Peter's Hospital in Albany after a long illness. Born and educated in Cohoes, she was a homemaker and a former member of the Cohoes Parent Teacher Association and the Cohoes Columbiettes. She was a communicant of St. Marie's Roman Catholic Church, a past president of the Ladies of St. Anne and a member of the Union of Prayer of the church. Survivors include her husband, George Sickles, a daughter, Irene Sickles McMahon of Cohoes, a son, William G. Sickles of Cohoes , a sister, Anna Saddler of New Hartford, Oneida County; a brother, Armand Plouffe of Cohoes and three grandchildren. Services will be 9:30 am Friday in the Dufresne Funeral Home, 216 Columbia St. and at 10 am in St. Marie's Church, with burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Waterford. Calling Hours will be 3-5 and 7-9 today in the funeral home.