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Leroy Higley (#46974473)
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I have been collecting Higley Family History for 19 years. Today I have over 39,000 Plus direct descendants (not including the spouses) of Captain John Higley, Simsbury, Connecticut. This includes 8050 Higley's that was born with the HIGLEY name. I have 71,000 names of relatives in my files. I enjoy finding lost relatives and writing biographies about family. I collect individual and tombstone pictures, always looking for more pictures. Do you have photos to share? Please one photo per relative. I have 9200 photos to share, 4480 are individual pictures of relatives. 4400 photos are tombstone markers. I also have over 5000 pages of information available to share with family that covers 12,676 families, 313,000 text records and 11,100 surnames. So many descendants that I needed to break it down in 26 books. Are you related? If I have any errors in my postings let me know. This is a great web-site. Please send me photos...or post photos of my Higley relatives. Keep the Higley legacy going. Thanks. I have many non related people posted on Find-a-grave and would be happy to transfer these. Feel free to use my photos for family.
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Joseph G. Benning Sr
RE: tombstone pic
Thank you for those very kind word! I will keep an eye out for your brother's marker and retake it in August.
Added by Joseph G. Benning Sr on Mar 29, 2015 1:44 PM
Joseph G. Benning Sr
Raymond Higley
I am aware of your request, but the marker placement was not the best for the time of the picture. I might suggest that if you are wanting a more desirable picture that you wait for about 8 months (near the end of the summer to have the picture retaken). This way the grass will be green and the area behind your brotherís marker will have at least 4 to 5 rows of markers. If you wish, I will be more than happy to mark this on my calendar to retake the picture. This request is certainly not any inconvenience to me since I am at the National Cemetery at least once a week taking pictures.
Added by Joseph G. Benning Sr on Mar 29, 2015 10:05 AM
Andy Gappa
RE: oak woods cemetery
Leroy,
Next time I'm at Oak Woods, I'll look for your Higleys. Tell who and where and I'll see what I can do.
Andy Gappa
Added by Andy Gappa on Mar 29, 2015 10:03 AM
Roberts girl
RE: Higley Gravestone Image
I understand completely! That photo request had been sitting for a very long time. Made me wonder if the property owner prefers not to have people on their land. Personally, I am thrilled with every scrap of information that can be found. I even bought a copy of the Mary Coffin Johnson book, a few years ago, which is stored away right now. I need to get it out and read through it again one of these days.
Added by Roberts girl on Mar 28, 2015 5:34 PM
Missouri Duv
Gravestone image
I can't see why F/G would make a drawing against its rules when copies of obits and newspapers are also submitted..If the drawing is at all similar to the stone..yes, a pic of the stone is better, but if the stone is illegible or no longer there...It is in no way objectionable..just my opinion
Added by Missouri Duv on Mar 28, 2015 2:21 PM
Roberts girl
RE: Higley Gravestone Image
Hello. I've had two people contact me about the gravestone image, saying it's against Find a Grave rules since it is not a photograph of an actual gravestone. They may have requested it's removal, I'm not sure. I thought I'd give you a heads up, so you could remove it yourself if you choose. I have saved the information to my private family tree, and I'm going to try to find a local source where I can view the book.

I did make a contact who lives in an area not too many miles from the cemetery. She is hoping to get a group to visit, and possible clean up, the cemetery. If it happens, she will photograph whatever gravestones still remain. I'll let you know if I hear anything about it and if they are able to get photographs. Thanks for all your help!
Added by Roberts girl on Mar 28, 2015 2:17 PM
MJ_MW
Laura Higley Pease
Hi Leroy,
Thanks for updating Laura's birth date!

I did find her obit was found in the Hartford Courant. It was listed shortly after her death and I was sad to see it read "she leaves no close relatives and for the last 8 years lived with her niece in law, Mrs Edwin E Apgar of West Hartford" so I felt compelled to link her to her family.

I would be happy to transfer her to you, she and the Pease family are not related to me (as far as I can tell so far).

Let me know,
MJ
Added by MJ_MW on Mar 28, 2015 1:45 PM
Roberts girl
RE: Higley Gravestone Image
Thanks! I haven't looked at any of Grover Higley's books, so will have to check into that. I've been going multiple directions on my family trees, as well as helping a couple of friends, so hadn't gotten back to my Higley ancestors for a while. I'm hoping to spend some more time "with them" very soon.
Added by Roberts girl on Mar 28, 2015 5:00 AM
Roberts girl
Higley Gravestone Image
I appreciate the drawing/transcription of the gravestone for Susan Arville Higley and Anna Gaylord Higley, though I was hoping for a photograph. Was this from a book or other publication? I have Anna as Theodore's wife rather than daughter, so am confused by the transcription.

Also, is the stone no longer in existence? I had someone near the area who was going to make the trip out there once the weather was better for trekking through the field.

I know you have a lot of Higley family information, so appreciate any help you are able to offer. Thanks!
Added by Roberts girl on Mar 27, 2015 11:10 PM
Audrey Allison
RE: turn over marker
Hi Leroy,
I have been to the cemetery every few months. The stone is very big and is on a hill side. They will not turn it over with out a small crane to pick it up. Unless the next to kin complains about it or pays to upright. It will stay the way it is for some time. Will post photo's as soon as it's up righted.

Audrey Allison
Added by Audrey Allison on Mar 27, 2015 6:50 PM
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