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Jonathan Laing (#46564844)
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Lucinda Hatch
They have the same birth year, not same birth date. Not that uncommon among married couples. They do have the same death date. It could have been from a disease contracted at the same time, or a tragic accident involving them both. I'll change it if you find better information
Added by ProgBase on Oct 29, 2014 6:03 PM
Lt. Don Wilt
Memorial No. 132747591
Re: Gideon Matteson

Can you please provide the source location for the death record of Gideon Matteson/Matterson. Please feel free to contact me direct

Lt. Don Wilt
Sacramento, CA
Added by Lt. Don Wilt on Oct 21, 2014 1:42 PM
RE: Julia King Mount Hope Cemetery Lapeer
Hello Jonathan - I was looking up plot nos. for Mt. Hope Cemetery in Lapeer today so I checked on the Matteson family name. I only discovered a Ruth Matteson and added her profile. There is already a profile for Norman Matteson. No other Matteson's @ Mt. Hope. I also spent several hours walking & photographing and didn't come across any Matteson's. Txs for your note so I could help.
Added by Marguerite on Oct 15, 2014 9:42 PM
RE: Julia King Mount Hope Cemetery Lapeer
Hi Jonathan, Yes, these photos really turned out well, & it is my favorite time of year to take photos in the cemeteries with the fall colors. I'm so glad I found this special lady for you. I take hundreds of photos at a time & load them all winter. Mt. Hope Cemetery in Lapeer is 40 acres & 26,000 burials. I live over an hour away & take a day trip to visit when the weather is great. The best thing for you to do is to call the City of Lapeer offices as a family member and ask for any Matteson family burials & get the plot nos. Then create profiles & request photos. I'll put the Matteson name in my radar when I visit again, but the cemetery is hugh so I'll need section/plot nos. Here is the website link to call:
Added by Marguerite on Oct 14, 2014 2:49 PM
Anna (Tuthill) Symmes gravestone photo
May I have your permission to download the photo of the gravestone of Anna (Tuthill) Symmes (Memorial# 12937970)?
I would like to upload it into my Ancestry family tree.
Thank you for your consideration.
- Ro Fleury
Added by MissKitty on Oct 11, 2014 8:59 AM
Janet Eiler
Milo P.Ames
I transferred Milo to you. I found his grandparents but could not find his parents. I didn't want to connect him to the wrong parents.
I am primarily researching Huntington, which married Ames.
Added by Janet Eiler on Oct 05, 2014 12:16 PM
RE: Sanford Hewitt Farm Cemetery
To reiterate: It is on private property, as we have both noted.

Given that:

Sanford Hewitt Farm Cemetery is on an unoccupied farm off of Route 2, Taconic Trail, heading east, and at the end of Leah's Road... passed last bldgs on left(dirt road)

Confirmed this with my niece Mary who was with me when the pics were taken ... we both found the cemetery on a satellite photo today, just a few moments ago, in fact.

We received directions at the Petersburg, NY Town Hall .. though the actual address is listed as Berlin, NY and I have been informed by locals that it is, in fact, located in Berlin, (which was created out of Petersburg in 1806 -- two years after John Greene and family arrived there.)


By the way, Did you know, that there is a Mattison Hollow Road in Cherry Plain, just below Berlin, NY ? Just saw it on a map, attempting to more precisely locate the Sanford Hewitt Cemetery.
Added by RBass on Sep 25, 2014 8:54 PM
RE: Sanford Hewitt Farm Cemetery
It's on private land in Petersburg.

To be honest, we did not ask permission to enter and do not know that we would have been given the okay, had we done so. The owner is (was ?) an absentee landlord... and we took it upon ourselves not to wait.

I believe that we had right of access by virtue of being descendants, but I am not certain that that is the case in NY State.

I do apologize for my failure to answer your question.


Added by RBass on Sep 24, 2014 7:52 PM
Melissa Stickles
RE: Reynolds Cemetery Petersburg
Spoke too soon...
If you go to google maps and put in the following address, you will find the actual cemetery with pics and directions:
Reynolds Cemetery, New York 22, NY 12138

Let me know if you get the info ok...
Have a great night!
Added by Melissa Stickles on Sep 24, 2014 7:47 PM
Melissa Stickles
RE: Reynolds Cemetery Petersburg
Usually I save all the GPS coordinates to all the cemeteries we visit that are not located near home but for some reason forgot to put this one in the GPS... We were on vacation when visiting this cemetery. My husband has some ancestors from the area and this cemetery was one of interest to us.
Anyhow, I tried locating the exact location for you on google maps and so far I am not having any luck. General directions to the cemetery is:
On NYS Rt. 22 About 3 Miles South Of North Petersburg. (this info I found when searching for the location of the historical maker that is located on the property). The cemetery is right off the road and easily visible while driving by.
Are you from that area?
I will keep trying to find the cemetery location and get back with you. Maybe my husband will have better luck locating it. He has a better memory on landmarks and probably will find it but he is at work now.
Added by Melissa Stickles on Sep 24, 2014 7:24 PM
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