When I was researching my own family, I received a great deal of help from complete strangers who were willing to help me without asking anything in return. I felt the need to pay that forward. So it tickles me beyond words to discover my headstone photos as part of someone's family tree. How sad would it be if after all the photos are taken and posted and researched and documented that no one looked at them or cared that they were there. So to those of you who have found my photos and made use of them, thanks for caring and you're most welcome.
I feel that its important to say at least a little something about each of their lives. They lived, they loved, and had families. For those that have nothing there, they're not forgotten, I just haven't gotten there yet. And while I don't always cite my sources on each memorial, for Long Island special thanks goes to Carolee Nichols Diamond and David Roberts for their unending patience and wealth of information; the transcriptions and family photos of Elbert N. Carter; George Moraitis, Historian for the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Port Jefferson (R.I.P. my friend); Steve Gill from the Patchogue Cemeteries Restoration Committee; Dan Prunty, Ruland Funeral Home and President of Cedar Grove Cemetery, who graciously lets me raid their records.
If you find something that needs correcting, or if you have information you'd like added, please use the SAC and I'll be happy to make the changes. If you need to contact me, send to aislin at optonline.net
93608756 Ralph T Jones In researching a Ralph Totten Jones/Bessie Lipscomb Jones I came across a dau (161724741)buried in Atlanta, GA.The DC gave NY as father Ralph's birthplace. A WW I draft reg led me to Patchoque and Ralph T's burial in Cedar Grove. Do you have any idea if this is the same family? Would tug boat cook Ralph have gotten to Atlanta and married Bessie? Any help appreciated. Val
Satterley memorials My name is Mary Champlin. I am one of the grandchildren of Ellen V Satterley. Thank you for the work you have done on my family. I would love to correspond with you about the information you have gathered. My email is email@example.com
John Boneus Roseman Interesting story about John Roseman. (I am related to him through his daughter Elizabeth) Was John Boneus an ensign in Blatner's company? What does "vice John Blass" mean?...Did he use this name also? Where did you get your info. I'd like to learn more about Blatner's company and John Roseman. -Susan P
Thank you so much for the amount of information you have detailed here regarding the Wrights of Brookhaven. My mother is the grand-daughter of Frank P. Wright Sr, John and Mary's youngest son. My mom, at 92, remembers trips to Bayport as a young child... Needless to say, she is fascinated with each new piece of family history that is revealed. I am fairly sure that it was you who sent me a transcript for Kate Strickland's obituary. She is another of my mother's great- grandmothers... thank you again for that as well. Is it possible that we have a family connection? Over the past few years, I have collected a great many photos, newspaper articles and obituaries (reprints) that I would love to share! Please let me know if this would be of any interest to you. Either way, thanks again for all you have done.
William Onderdonk The William Onderdonk whom died on 28 Apr 1923 in Brooklyn, NY was not William Spencer Onderdonk (son of Ephraim Onderdonk) This William Onderdonk was the son of Jacob Straut Onderdonk and Hannah Demarest. The death record, found on Familysearch.org, confirms this as well as his wife's name being Annie.. The grave stone you picture is likely this William Onderdonk. William Spencer Onderdonk, whom at times went by just Spencer Onderdonk can be found in census records into the early 1900's, still single and living with his brother Garrett.