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David Edsall (#46906546)
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Bio Photo My ancestors settled in Bergen and Sussex counties, New Jersey, in the 17th and 18th centuries, where some descendants have remained to the present day. I grew up in Cambridge and Dedham, MA with one foot in Vermont. Until recently I lived in Amherst, MA, where my graving was concentrated in Hampshire and Franklin counties in the Connecticut river valley. I have recently moved to Woodstock, VT, with part of the summers in Greensboro, VT, so my graving will now be concentrated in Windsor, Orleans and Caledonia counties.

I only create relationship links when there is clear evidence of a relationship, such as an inscription or other available information. Once bitten, twice shy. So, help me bring family members together if you can.

I welcome your corrections, as well as any additional information you can provide - but, PLEASE, I MUST INSIST THAT YOU INDICATE YOUR SOURCE, OR IT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED - NO EXCEPTIONS. After all, the memorial goes out over my name!

I am happy to transfer memorials if you are related. You are welcome to use any of my photos - I'd appreciate a credit. Thank you.

You are welcome to use any of my photos, and please add an appropriate credit.

Family names of interest to me: Edsall, Tileston, Dunham, Cranford, Barton, DeKay, Foote, Lawrence, Linn, Morse, Noyes, Seeley, Tiffany, Woodhull.

I've used Find-a-Grave extensively in my own researches around the country, and benefitted greatly from it. My contributions to the website are a way of saying thank you.

I have concentrated on the following cemeteries, working systematically:
Holy Rosary (Hadley, MA)
Plainville (Hadley, MA)
Russellville (No. Hadley, MA)

Batchelder Road (Stannard, VT)
East Craftsbury (E. Craftsbury, VT)
Felchville (Reading, VT)
Gill (Hartland, VT)
Greensboro Village (Greensboro, VT)
Hardwick Center (Hardwick, VT)
Lincoln Noyes (Greensboro, VT)
Maple Street (Hardwick, VT)
Methodist (Barnard, VT)
Mitchell (Greensboro, VT)
Pinehurst (So. Ryegate, VT)
Prosper (Woodstock, VT)
Randall (Woodstock, VT)
River Street (Woodstock, VT)
St. John of the Cross (Albany, VT)
South Albany (So. Albany, VT)
Taftsville Burying Ground (Taftsville, VT)
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RE: Harriet LaBelle
Thank you
Added by Sherry on Feb 07, 2016 9:24 AM
R Moore
Helen McDonald
Thank you for the obituary for Helen. I have added it to her memorial, deleting the names of her surviving family members.
Added by R Moore on Jan 26, 2016 4:23 PM
A Family Who Loves Genealogy
It appears that you and I are cousins!
I so glad that you pointed out the Serven and Edsall memorials that I had started to input from my family tree but left it unfinished. So excited to meet you!

I will get right on those memorials. Thanks again!
Added by A Family Who Loves Geneal... on Jan 15, 2016 2:54 PM
John William & Cheryl (Colomb) De Ronde
Think we're distant (very) cousins
Think we're connected on two fronts; Lena Edsall 1858-1940 and Jahanna Edsall, mother of Gen. Benjamin Benson and wife of Matthew Benson up in Rockland County. My immediate family is from Englewood/Hackensack. HAve a great New Year!!
John William De Ronde
Added by John William & Cheryl (Co... on Jan 07, 2016 9:38 AM
Darren K. Osgood
RE: Dean Whitwell Read
Happy New Year David! You're welcome, I thought you'd like to know the correct information. Thanks for all your contributions. May the New Year bring you much success in your research.


Added by Darren K. Osgood on Jan 01, 2016 8:27 AM
Martha Hazard-Small
Mary Jane Little Wentworth
Her parents are Fortune Little and Lurancy Tanner former slaves in Massachusettss.

Joseph, b., Oct. 18, 1786
Pearl, b., May 25, 1788
Lorancy, b., Apr. 28, 1791
Thank you in advance for updating this monument.
Added by Martha Hazard-Small on Dec 12, 2015 4:54 PM
Pleasant View Davis
Thank you very much for your help.
Added by Star on Dec 08, 2015 5:25 AM
Shan Clark
RE: Rebecca (Heald) Abbott
Now you have opened up a fine kettle of fish :)

I spent some time looking online after reading your message, and found some head scratching details.

I find a NH marriage record for Rebecca A Heald marrying Austin Abbott on 7/10/1852 in New Ipswich, New Hampshire.

Their son Edward Austin is born 1/23/1862 in Windsor, Vermont.

I do see that marriage between Truman Cook and a Rebecca A Heald on 6/18/1862 in Ludlow VT, second marriage for Truman.

Then I found another NH marriage record for Rebecca Abbott marrying Austin Abbott on 7/2/1870 in Claremont, New Hampshire. It was a second marriage for both.

In the case of both NH marriage records the birth dates, places of birth and parents all match up to Rebecca Anna Heald and Austin Abbott.

Where Truman comes into the picture I can not say!
Added by Shan Clark on Dec 07, 2015 10:34 AM
pamela west
RE: Rachel Parsons Childs
Thanks, David, for the quick response. Guess you are up early, as am I:)

I do know who Rachel's parents are, and her children, but I don't have proof of Rachel's burial yet. I'm waiting to hear from Huron County, OH, which is where her last census was, and where many of her children and their families are buried. I presume that she is buried with them.

Just FYI, these are the memorial numbers for her father, Asa Childs, buried in MA, and her mother, Sabra Woodworth Childs, buried in OH, in a plot with Rachel's brother, Robertus Wright Childs.

Asa Childs 68106347
Sabra Woodworth Childs 36668455


Added by pamela west on Nov 10, 2015 8:41 AM
pamela west
Rachel Parsons Childs
Good morning. I am hoping to clear up an error on a memorial you created for Rachel Parsons Childs, who is my 1st cousin, 4x removed.

You have linked Rachel Parsons Childs ASHLEY to the wrong parents.

Asa and Sabra WOODWORTH Childs had a daughter, b. 8/2/1808, in Bolton, Washington, NY, named Rachel Parsons Childs. She married Cephas ALVORD 2/11/1827, in Shelburne, Franklin, MA.

They moved to Dane County, WI, and eventually to Huron County, OH, where her last census record was 1870.

Please unlink Rachel Ashely from Asa Childs and Sabra Woodworth Childs.

Thank you,

Pamela West
Added by pamela west on Nov 10, 2015 12:47 AM
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