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Shirley Stanton (#46546723)
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Since 1990, I have been working on the genealogy of my husband's family. In 1997 a computer was foisted on me and the real fun started! I began researching my own family in 2000 as a 70th b-day present for my brother. In sleuthing for family gravesites in the Northeast, we have physically unearthed family headstones. During the process of gathering family data, we have had a refresher course in US History as well as some post-grad work. The threads of our country's fabric have been spun from the family histories in our cemeteries.

In 2003-04,I had the pleasure of working with Michael Robert Patterson to identify family genealogy in many burials he had listed on his superb Arlington National Cemetery website. Michael linked the families on the website and supplied copious biographical information. The "family" continually amazed us both. At the time, I neglected to enter names in findagrave's Arlington list and have tried to catch up.

All of my entries in Find a Grave have been family members,until recently when I put in a few names from some obscure places that may be your family.

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Greg Volk
RE: William Stanton birthdate
Added by Greg Volk on Jul 22, 2014 8:15 PM
RE: # 7942146 Abram Hutton
My pleasure, Shirley - he is one of the few there still legible.
Added by gazelle on Jul 19, 2014 9:44 AM
Sarah Scottow. suggestion
Your suggestion has been posted.
Celebrate Volunteerism!!!
Added by BobBoston on Jun 24, 2014 1:29 PM
A AAA American at Find A Grave
Re: William

Maam yes anyone can say anything they wish. Napolean Bonaparte made people take names in mass. He still has so many things used. Thomas Alva Edison too. You may know they had more than one wife in each of the lives. Napolean made more titles. Thomas Alva Edison nicknamed two of his children from his second wife Dot and Dash as per his friend over working in Morris County, New Jersey.

Having those four characters ( Mrs. ) means and meant so very much. To honor those Women to me is important as well to them . It is quite proper. Other wise Maam why in Charles Dickens would they have that? Now too?

Choice is nice in many ways. But being proper when giving respect is a normalcy.

Queen Anne of England in the English language you may know and/or read of.
Added by A AAA American at Find A ... on Jun 03, 2014 12:53 AM
A AAA American at Find A Grave
RE: Re: William
Dear Mrs. Shirley Stanton,

Thank you for more clarity.

On the Neshnabe-Bodewadmi /Potawatomi's /Pottawatomie / Pottawatomi and other variations up in the State of Mi. , an expert, my cousin Dr.Ray De Mallie , U Indiana may have written on these Algonquian speakers. Another cousin built in Va. his showcase where the two main N.American languages met. That was Thomas Jefferson and his dad Peter over a wee bit from it.

Sorry for my error. On your kin, Mrs. Catherine Macomb Macomb # 28341977. As it shows on the memorial , verbatim.:
" She married her cousin, Gen. Alexander Macomb ("The Hero of Plattsburg"), on 18 July 1803 in Detroit, Michigan. Together they had 12 children.

Catherine Macomb wrote the following song:
"Banks of Champlain. Song by Catherine Macomb, wife of General Macomb, in 1814, written as she watched the Battle of Plattsburg (also known as the Battle of Lake Champlain). Tune: Banks of the Dee."

Maybe you can alert the manager of her memorial , Mr. Ray Henry 46815070 on it now.

Now on your kin a FYI
,Mrs. Sarah Jane Dring Macomb
Birth: Feb. 26, 1765, Canada
Death: May 20, 1849

In Belleville, Essex County, New Jersey
Belleville 1839-1871
Sq. Miles: 7.91
Sq. Acres: 5,062
Belleville was originally incorporated as a township April 8, 1839. It was a part of Bloomfield (07003-9999) prior.

So yes she actually was living in Bloomfield.

I hope I am able to help you more too.

GBY < :><~~

Please add me as your friend . On Find A Grave also now too.


Jonathan Robert De Mallie

Added by A AAA American at Find A ... on May 26, 2014 12:16 AM
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Re: William
Dear (is it) Mrs. Shirley Stanton,

I also have a name I was given at birth and use it in professional and personal life. You women once married have an advantage with those three letters eh.. ( Mrs.) . Most I am seeing forget to use it when even making memorials on Find A Grave.

Not loquacious palaver maam.
Since the memorial you mention is a question and nobody else even left a flower, prayer, and/or note except me a historian and quoted genealogist, which Find A Grave memorial my friend Mr. Fazzini made in A.D. 2009. On William you know of his Daughters song. You may know one of my 3rd cousins poem which became the Star Spangled Banner when he was held at bay by the waring British aboard his ship.

Sometimes actual / factual is not known well till shown.

EG: My mum was recovering from a severe fracture from an escalator calamity here in the Garden (Third State) State . One of the patients in the medical ( not Obamafied ) facility she told about us being invited and with the Protestant Pope when he accepted his Doctorate. The woman said there was no Pope except the one in Rome. Well you know the Catholic Pope is in Vatican City actually when in residence. I have done business with a Catholic Pope in person. The word, function, and title began with the First Christians, COPTICs. So what I did was ..provide a recent 10k ( Annual Report) to my mom with the Protestant Pope's picture and write up in the current Annual Report which she showed that woman. This woman with her curt reply said to my mum "oh I may have learned something".

I hope I am able to help you in providing more for you to have mutual benefit from now on.

Your last name, Stanton, as you may well know caused a Yankee spy to be captured as the annunciation was fully wrong. He was hanged.


Jonathan Robert De Mallie

PS: On William aforementioned you may not know he is in the line with Gen. Bloomfield not just from his first wife.
Added by A AAA American at Find A ... on May 24, 2014 10:54 PM
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Dear Mrs. Shirley Stanton,

Maam thank you for all your doing, have done, and I think shall do. It is quite well. Interlinking I did on some of your kin. I saw some here in New Jersey. Whiting is a nice municipality too. I did not add the title given to the Ladies of Mrs. but I hope many do now from the Drop Downs as those ladies sure deserve it.

Please add me as your friend. On Find A Grave now too.


Jonathan Robert De Mallie
Added by A AAA American at Find A ... on Apr 30, 2014 12:25 AM
Jane Octavia Macomb Miller
Your message:
born: Sept 17, 1922; Georgetown, DC
died: Jan 1, 1900; Washington, DC

I am assuming you meant to type 1822 instead of 1922. Please send me an SAC via the edit tab on her memorial if 1822 is incorrect.
Added by SLGMSD on Nov 18, 2013 6:29 PM
Mary Eleanor Hutton
you wrote:
Memorial# 54437685 her husbandshe married Mancius Oct. 8,1879 in Mount Vernon, NY.

in the future please put stuff like this in a regular suggest a correction, as this field does not correction any field on the memorial and I have to write it down to post it.
Added by Kat on Oct 01, 2013 4:24 PM
The Lady in Black
RE: Mary Blauvelt
You wrote:

"My Woodmere map has North Lake and Lot 7 for Newman/Stanton. I have not been told of any plot diagram on file."

Every plot is diagrammed and is on file (hopefully--as is common with old records, some are missing.) To get a copy, send Woodmere a SASE, and tell them who you are. I have nearly all the ones for my family members, so you should be able to get one for that plot. They have a huge card filing system. Here's an example of a plot card:

As for the color, they are darker, but I took my photos right after it had rained. It's most likely the industrial pollution--most of the older monuments and markers have turned brown/black, but it depends on the makeup of the stone. Also, the plot is under a huge tree and next to Lake Woodmere--the trees can also cause discoloration, and so can the composition of the soil. Hard to tell what those looked like when they were new--same with the spire/obelisk itself. It could have been that he manipulated the color, or waited for a particular kind of lighting...I've been experimenting with photography for over 30 years, and there's a lot you can do, especially now with these digital cameras. His were taken with a regular SLR, if I'm correct. Here's photographs by two photographers (me and a distant cousin) of the same footstone. He probably cleaned the stone--I didn't:

That's another possibility. Mine was also recent (posted a few days after being photographed)--his wasn't.

On the disposition for Mary Blauvelt, I'd change it to Cremated: location of ashes is unknown. Don't put scattered unless you know that is what happened. You can always change it later.

Removing the cemetery photo is easy, but it won't give you another photo slot. If you are signed in, look for the link under the photo where it says: "Don't show cemetery photo on this memorial," and click on it, and it will go away. The admins have chosen a default photo for some cemeteries--another cemetery I photographed in Wyandotte, Mt. Carmel, does not have one that was chosen, so none of the memorials have one. One of my photos used to be the default for Woodmere, but the one that's there now is much better.

Hope that helps--family calls!
Added by The Lady in Black on Sep 24, 2013 7:07 PM
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