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)
"I hope I got them all" Boy, do I know that feeling! Sometimes I lose track of the stones, or the rows are so higgledy piggledy that I have to ask Fay, who accompanies me, "Did we do that row?" I worry, especially if it's a difficult-to-get-to burial ground because I don't want to make a return trip.
I've been so busy this year that I have yet to upload all the photos I took last summer and that's weighing on my mind as I find the trip back to Vermont fast approaching (June). There's no point in "doing cemetery" if I don't get the photos on the memorials I've prepared.
I keep telling myself, "Well, when I get back from Tucson, then I'll work on the photos." But no sooner am I back from Tucson than I have to prepare for a 3-day teaching gig in Minneapolis, which takes a LOT of preparation. And I've got ongoing seminars here in L.A. One of these days I'm going to learn NOT to bite off more than I can chew.
OK, enough late night lamenting. Thanks so much for your message.
RE: Ethel Lashua Oh yes. I have a distant cousin who's husband died at Virginia State prison, and her step-son was at Folsom Prison, Calif. And they weren't for petty crimes. Can't pick our relatives.....
RE: Ethel Lashua Little more background you won't find in the Obits. Frank Hillsgrove was divorced by his 1st wife, Beatrice F. Douglass, on 19 December, 1919, for Abandonment. He married Alice M. Barker Fay on 24 January, 1920. Their daughter Clarabelle Louise Hillsgrove was born 20 February, 1920. Why read fiction when real life is more interesting!!
Mem # 71032866 Christy Edsall. I submitted an edit of Christy's birth date. My source is the picture of her headstone. She was the sister in law of a friend whom I just found out died in 2008. Do you know where Chuck Edsall Jr. is laid to rest?
RE: Elizabeth Warrick & Myron Fletcher Hi David, I am always ready to transfer memorials if not my family and you have info to add. Thanks for all your hard work on Find-A-Grave. You are preserving history for future family seekers.
RE: Eleanor Brown I just submitted a place of birth and place of death for my mother Eleanor Marjorie Tressler Brown (9 Nov 1925 - 30 Oct 2002), which I hope you will accept. She is buried in the Plainville Cemetery Hadley, along with my step-father Harold E. Brown.
In addition to my mother, the people listed on the stone were my step-fatherís family, and I knew most of them.
As a note, my parents divorced when I was 13, and my mother remarried. Hence the different last names.
If you ever have thoughts of transferring management of this memorial, I would gladly accept.
Bruce Metcalf Thank you for posting the gravesite for Bruce Metcalf. He was my best friend in Kindergarten when we both attended Chenango Forks Elementary School near Binghamton, NY. He was killed in August of 1961 when he was hit by a freight train near his home. I still have the local newspaper article about that day. I had always hoped to visit his grave in person someday but this is the next best thing. Thank you again.