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Dave Peck (#46966140)
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Bio Photo Researching one's genealogy is a bit like a treasure hunt. As you learn more and more about your ancestors, surprises keep occuring. I am thankful to all the people who have taken the time to research the past. I aim to contribute as well. I am working on my Peck ancestry which goes back to Joseph and some of his immigrant sons who arrived in 1638. Other names include Vanderwerker, Van Patten, Shoup/Shoop/Schupp, McNeil, Cramer, Paine, McDougall, Lant, Reid, Campbell, Wagman, Foster, Cushman, Grandy, Bartlett, Haverly, Duesler, Snell, Wendell, Glen, Hawley, Harmon, etc. I get great satisfaction in discovering and entering these historical records, before they are lost for good. Most of my entries are in New york, MA, RI, CT and New Jersey. I am a retired science teacher. I have completed 10 Earthwatch expeditions and travelled to over 60 countries. Climbing mountains is also appealing having been up Kilimanjaro, Whitney, Olympus, Rysy and others. Genealogy is another fun and productive way to spend my time.
One of my great joys is to visit villages where my ancestors lived before coming to America. In 2010 I visited Hingham and Beccles, England where the paternal Pecks lived in the 1500 and 1600's. We also visited Petten, Holland for the maternal Van Pattens and Meppel, Holland for the Van Alstynes and Vanderwerkers. In 2012 I visited Scotland for the McNeils and Reids and then the Mozel River Valley in the Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany for the Shoups/Schupps and Mais lines.
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Neeltje S. Vedder Van Petten #43750892
Thank you for linking Neeeltje to her parents.
Added by Sherman-Thomas on Oct 15, 2014 8:07 AM
RE: Gertrude Robbins
Glad I could help. Sue
Added by Basiclysue on Sep 30, 2014 7:16 AM
Joyce C Fingland
Florence Margaret Hall McEachron
I believe that you have her date of death mis-transcribed. The stone states 1957 and the transcription says 1967.

Thank you for the great photos. My paternal ancestors are part of this inter-related group of families in Washington County.
Added by Joyce C Fingland on Sep 30, 2014 7:13 AM
Thomas Dunne
William Lant
Hi Dave;
Transfer complete, please take good care of him.
Added by Thomas Dunne on Sep 27, 2014 12:06 PM
William Fitts
Memorial# 107078356
Hi Dave,
I just noticed that you took the pictures of my 4th Grand Grandfather's Memorial Stone at Sterling Center Cemetery, Sterling, Cayuga Co., NY. His name was Amos H. Reed and I thank you for attaching the pics to the posting.
I have walked that cemetery and never found the stone, could you remember and give me some hints where to find it?
Thank you,
Bill Fitts
Added by William Fitts on Sep 22, 2014 1:07 PM
Martin W Johnson
RE: Abram Van Patten
im not related. i am a civil war historian. i was suggesting a few notes to findagrave in this area. i have a list of 14 area free genealogy websites in a email, if your interested.
Added by Martin W Johnson on Sep 14, 2014 6:39 PM
RE: Garaphelia Ochampaugh Houton
Checked with the cemetery listing with the new spelling and wasn't able to locate her in any Montgomery County cemetery. Sorry.
Added by Sharon on Sep 10, 2014 4:06 PM
Joe VanDerwerker
Blue and Yellow Sign
Hi Dave, My sister Jeri was here from KS for 3 days this week. We were at the Brownville Cemetery in Northumberland. I have been there occasionally when I can get the time and clean brush from the location around the Van's. If you are not aware the sign has been replaced at the path entrance. It looked as though it had been hit and broken,maybe by a passing plow's wing. It has been welded and painted again.
I should have down loaded your info before our visit there. We were going by the information in the book. I will have another reference now to put together and work off of.
Joe VanDerwerker 9/6/14
Added by Joe VanDerwerker on Sep 06, 2014 7:28 PM
Thomas Dunne
Lucy Payn
Hi Dave;
I do not do the edit tab, as I have no idea where to refere people to if they ask where the information comes from. I usually list them and the information in the bio.
I know that I do not have to say take good care of her as you always do.
When am I going to submit you for membership in the Sons of the American Revolution??? Our site is at: Let me know if you are interested.

Added by Thomas Dunne on Sep 01, 2014 5:57 PM
Carl Philo
RE: Andrew Hawley
I traced the Philo surname to Saratoga county and purchased a publication compiling headstones in the county. After entering the ancestors I could identify, I entered a few entire small cemeteries. The compilation was written in the 1960s.
Added by Carl Philo on Sep 01, 2014 3:16 PM
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