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Vivian (#46939563)
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Bio Photo The surnames I am researching include Piper, Gordon, Case, Lowerre, Cordier, Baker, Hodge and Cuddeback, among many others. I am as interested in my collateral branches as I am in direct lineal ancestors. I have a deep connection to the early pioneers and settlers of Sullivan, Orange and Ulster counties of New York.

I will gladly make updates/corrections to any of the memorials I have added to Find A Grave and will transfer those that are not in my family tree. Just be patient as it may take me several weeks to respond. You can use the Edit and Transfer tabs or contact me via email.

The work I have done on this site, and hope to continue, is strictly a genealogical labor of love. When I am in a cemetery looking for my own family I am happy to take photos of other gravestones. Many of the entries I have made come from obituaries or news items that I come across in my research, and therefore may not have a photo attached. I strongly believe in adding such biographical data, even though it may not be accurate, because it sometimes provides that elusive clue, or even a place to start. In many cases I've added memorials but have not had time yet to transcribe the obituary. You are welcome to contact me to ask if I have an obit in my files.
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Daniel S. Hawley
Hello Vivian,

Daniel Sturges Hawley was my GGGGrandfather. I have located the records for the incorrect spelling of his name when he was enlisted into the NY 143rd Infantry Co.E. The headstone was government issued and, unfortunately, relied on the original enlistment documentation. The military and pension records are correct.

Daniel's family members are also buried at the same cemetery, including his granddaughter, Anna Moore Buchanan, who was my GGrandmother.

I would like Daniel's middle name "Sturges" included on the memorial as well as all of his family members, which I have.

If it's easier, I can manage his memorial as I am doing extensive research on our Hawley family.

Thank you,

Kara Lee
Added by Klee on Jan 19, 2016 6:43 AM
Dante Zaffino
Patrick Battista
Dear Vivian,
As I do not have enough info on my passed grandpa, I am transferring this memorial back to you,

Warmest Reguards,
Dante Zaffino (Battista)
Added by Dante Zaffino on Dec 21, 2015 12:04 PM
RE: Edna Beadle
I sent another spelling for her maiden name: Purinton. Sorry for the error. Please update. Thanks.
Added by BarbaraR on Nov 08, 2015 3:48 PM
Dante Zaffino
RE: Patrick Battista
Dear Vivian,

Thank you for my grandpa's find a grave. I really like that your that that,

Dante Battista (Zaffino)
Added by Dante Zaffino on Oct 09, 2015 6:15 PM
Pat J
Vivian, I sent you an email!
Thanks, Pat J
Added by Pat J on Oct 01, 2015 10:35 AM
Schofield obit
Hello, Vivian:

Regarding a Schofield obit, #92016466, since she died in Port Jervis, perhaps her residence was Ball Street instead of Fall Street?

All the best!
Added by seekerJay on Sep 27, 2015 10:32 PM
Dogwalker 41
Sarah Whitfield Britain Kidd
Hello Vivian,

Sarah W Kidd (76469035) is my great-great grandmother. I was hoping that you would transfer the memorial to me.

Thank you so much,

Kathy Kidd Rivers
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Added by Dogwalker 41 on Jun 12, 2015 1:10 PM
RE: piper
Hello Vivian. My husband Fred contacted you regarding the Piper name. Lewis F. Piper was my Great Grandfather. His daughter Lula Frances Piper was my grandmother.I assume that Lewis F. had a brother Charles. My grandmother wrote down her siblings as follows. Charles born 1891, Clinton born 1892, Lula born 1896 and Annabelle born 1899. Ida Belle, Lewis F.(s) wife was born 7/18/1870 and died 6/30/1952 (in my childhood home) in Hopewell Junction. Lewis F. Piper was a Methodist minister born 1859, died 1935.He married Ida Belle April 10, 1890. I have their marriage certificate. I also have a business card of Lewis F. Piper from Shokan, NY that read Comanche Tribe No. 134. It also says Great Representative,G.C,U.S.,Imp'd O. of R.M. Have you any guesses on what that all could mean?
Added by fred on Apr 09, 2015 7:30 AM
hello vivian' lewis and ida piper are my great grandparents.
Added by fred on Apr 08, 2015 5:22 PM
Linda Peloquin
Maria Sears Race # 29409197 Bridgeville, NY Cemetery
Hi Vivian,

First, thanks for all your efforts in creating so many memorials.

I've been looking at a branch of the family of a cousin's 2nd husband; he was a Race & descended from Maria & her husband.

In attempting to find out just how Maria's father, mentioned in the obit in her bio, was a "Capt" I encountered the 1890 book, "The Descendants of Richard Sares (Sears) of Yarmouth, Mass. 1638 - 1888" by Samuel P. May, N.E. Hist. Gen. Society.

The section on Maria's paternal family starts on pg. 213 of the book:

This book may be of interest to those descended from Maria & her husband William Henry Race so I'm adding the link here in order that you may add it to Maria's bio if you wish:

The Descendants of Richard Sares (Sears) of Yarmouth, Mass. 1638 - 1888; with an Appendix containing some notices of Other Families by the Name of Sears; By Samuel P. May, Mem. N.E. Hist. Gen. Society; 1890, Joel Munsell's Sons, Publishers, Albany, N.Y., 696 pages

Book contributor: Boston Public Library
Call number: 39999065039644
Collection: bostonpubliclibrary; americana
Digitizing sponsor: Boston Public Library
Richard Sears 1590 - 1676

I didn't find any reference in the book to Maria's father being a "Capt." but surmise via his DOB, that it would have been in service in the War of 1812.

The brief mention of Maria gives her DOB as 19 Mar 1817 so the headstone is wrong or the book is wrong - it happens. And her name is given as "Patty Maria" so it appears both she & her husband went by their second parts of their names during life.

There were other of Capt. William's children in the Bridgeville area so the book may help with connecting some of them if they also have memorials on Find A Grave.

Thanks again for all the hard work!

Added by Linda Peloquin on Apr 08, 2015 10:48 AM
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