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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/Payne, McDougall, Lant, Reid, Reed, 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 MA, RI, CT and upstate NY where I live. I am a retired HS biology and chem. 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, Ben Nevis, Algonquin, Marcy 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. In 2015 we were in Scotland again at the Campbell Castle in Inverary and to the Campbell Crypt in Kilum, Scotland. 2016 took us to Norway for the Bradts, Northern Ireland for the Beatties and Largs, Scotland for the Brisbins.
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Jannetje Vrooman
The information that you have for her is not correct. There were two Jannetje Vrooman's born in Schenectady, New York. This Jannetje married Simon VanPetten, but you have the vitals for the other Jannetje. #1 Jannetje was baptized 2 August 1730 and her parents were Henrick Adamse Vrooman and Marytje Wemple and married Simon. The #2 Jannetje Vrooman are the parents of Hendrick and Engeltje Slingerland, with the correct vitals as on your site.
Thank you for your great work!!
Added by Barb on Dec 06, 2016 3:10 PM
Vic Robertson
RE: Jacob Demouth
Oh! I did not know there was a map associated with the cemetery name. That alone is a big help for all my other research! Thanks. That's probably all I need. I'm not too shy to knock on someone's door to ask permission to walk on their land. ;-)

Added by Vic Robertson on Dec 04, 2016 7:31 AM
Vic Robertson
Jacob Demouth
Hi Dave,
In Memorial# 34871839 you posted a photo of the headstone of Jacob Demouth and the location is the "Demouth Burial Ground". Can you tell me how to find that location? I think Jacob was my 5x great grandfather. Thanks!

Vic Robertson
Added by Vic Robertson on Dec 03, 2016 5:24 PM
RE: William Schermerhorn
You wrote: "The photos you added to he above entrée 143656926 are actually for Jacob Van Hoesen 138466167. If you have time it would be great if you could go and clean that stone to be sure."

The photos for George Van Hoesen 143656926 are recognizably for George. The one for Jacob 138466167 with the lichen has an emblem nearby (seen to the left of the stone in the photo) recognizing him as Revolutionary War hero. I could read only part of the inscription but the dates matched. I don't clean stones. The location is given for someone else to try if they want.
Added by NorthColumbiaNY on Nov 02, 2016 12:54 PM
Maggie O
Van Hoesen
thanks for taking photos:) If they are your kin please let me know, happy to transfer

Added by Maggie O on Oct 30, 2016 5:03 PM
Melissa Patterson Allen
Photo Request at Cary Cemetery
Hi Dave:

Just wanted to let you know I am going out on Monday to photograph your request at the Cary Cemetery in Oakfield, NY. As soon as I have the photos taken I will upload them to Find A Grave.

Thanks for your patience!
Melissa Allen
Added by Melissa Patterson Allen on Oct 23, 2016 10:01 PM
Janet Marie
RE: Charity Wagman Tice
I transferred both John and Charity Tice to you. Enjoy!
Added by Janet Marie on Oct 01, 2016 4:34 PM
Janet Marie
RE: Charity Wagman Tice
I am not related to Charity Tice. I was doing a lot of work with some of the memorials in Marion Cemetery at the time, and the contributor who created the memorials decided to transfer some to me.

Thanks for adding a picture of Charity. Good luck with your research!
Added by Janet Marie on Oct 01, 2016 4:42 AM
me again
Just realized I did not to this as an edit so you don't have the memorial # I am referencing.
Memorial# 61326154 George Benton, h/o Laura Irish
Added by Anne on Sep 26, 2016 12:36 PM
Irish/Benton family info
Greetings Dave,
Not a family member, just someone who sometimes surfs through ebay in the hopes to find a holy grail of a family photo/history. I am also a long time member of find a grave. Sometimes the two combine in the below item. I think these photos are the same as your memorial here. So I thought if they are in your family tree you might be interested to see them. I am not the seller, just thought I would share. Paying forward a kindness someone did for me.

eBay item number:351761609742

1800s Benton, Barber Irish - New York, Family Photos, Tintype CDVs (14) Identified ID'd

Lot of (14) photographs found together....ready for a reseach project.

They appear to be from Washington County, New York.

It includes (4) carte de visites, (2) tintypes, (1) cabinet card and (7) misc., studio portraits.

Some were bound at one time in an album, others loose. All with names on back.

The lot includes:

cdv - Sallie Ann Wilson Barber
Dela (?) Benton - mounted photo in front of house
Luella & Margueretia, cabinet card, Fort Eward, NY
Luella Abeal, Marguretia Gautier, portrait
Johnie Barber - cdv
Marguerita - 8 yrs old
Charlie Brown, friend of Grandma Benton - cdv
Luella - tintype
Mary (Benton) Reid - portrait
Lura Benton, Mrs. George Benton "Her father was Byron Irish of Hudson Falls, NY." - small portrait
? Barber - cdv
Last (?) Charlies Ross - tintype, tinted cheeks
Luella Abeel - Mrs Dr Farley - portrait
Lily Hodley Barber & daughter Lucinda (w/ more family data) portrait
Condition varies, some with stains, fading, soiling. GD-VG.
Added by Anne on Sep 26, 2016 12:34 PM
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