Carrie Mae Hoffay was my Grandmother Hi, My name is Cheryl Crandall Pollock. My grandmother Carrie Mae Hoffay was daughter of Susannah Crandall and Thomas Sullivan Hoffay. She married her cousin Benjamin Harrison Crandall, son of Alexander Washington Crandall and Mary Martin.
I grew up in Troy with my 3 sisters. I now live in Clifton Park, NY. One of my sisters, Gail still lives in Troy. One sister Ginnie lives in CO and another in FL.
I have made a recreation of a civil war gown and have studied the history of woman's costumes in Civil War to Edwardian era.
RE: Daniel Nichols diary Todd- I have transcribed the diaries but have not published them in book form. If you are in the Buffalo area you are welcome to visit, view the diaries and read the transcript.
In searching old newspapers for my ancestor's life events, I found Mr. Ross' obit in a Lowell, MA newspaper. I'm sending it to you via email, as Mr. Ross' F-A-G memorial page has reached it's maximum of 5 photos. A few photos are duplicates and may be deleted in order to add his obit. Thanks for all you do for Find A Grave!!
Polly Crandall Polly was mother to my great great grandfather, Amos Crandall. I was brought up in Berlin, NY. My maiden name is Yerton, grandparents Gilbert & Ada (Bly) Yerton. I am looking for any other info about Polly, including her parents names. Thank you for your help.
Just wondering Hello, I've been researching my ancestry and saw you were from Troy, NY. Are you possibly a descendant of Agnes E. Rowland-Hoffay? I am trying to put together as complete of a family tree as possible. If you have any relation and could possibly send me family names and such it would be much appreciated. -Gabrielle
Daniel Nichols diary We have Daniel Nichols' diaries that he kept from 1862-4 that include descriptions of Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg and his imprisonment at Belle Island and later Andersonville where he died in Aug of 1864. The diaries have been transcribed and are in the process of being published.
Thank you for posting this information. Here is some additional information about Pvt. Carr from the Illinois State Archives that you might be interested in:
Birthplace: Marion Co., Indiana At the time of enlistment in 1861, he was residing in Washington, Carroll Co., Illinois and was 21 years old and 5'6' tall with brown hair and blue eyes, single, and a laborer. He re-enlisted in 1863 in Chattanooga in 1863.
Thank you again for the work that you do on this site!
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