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jhb (#47106420)
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Bio Photo I grew up in Ohio and currently live in New York.


I have tons of information on my side of the family from my father who has spent many years researching. He was a scientist so he is very meticulous and does not show anything he has not verified in some way.

Researching this joined family: Bown in England and Pittsburgh, Baines/Carnahan in Pittsburgh, ongoing. Much information in late 2009.

I have spent about three years (as of Mar 2009), most painstaking research of finding just one descendant who had any information at all, finding censuses on line, newspaper articles. What I have so far is slim but solid.

Most of this information has come through (after my father's research of 3 generations back) very slow results then finding a whole lode of information through Abenaki websites and through an Abenaki anthropology doctoral candidate who is researching the breaking down and the scattering of the Abenaki communities in St. Francis and the Northeast; and from one descendant who had many records and contributed original research for the Lagrave family.

On my husband's side, the information I have collected since 2007 comes from a genealogy book filled in by Ruth Barber (1886-1966) who was interested in family history; and a briefcase of notes from my mother and father in law, some from his father about family history. I have built on that through census records, church records, and cemetery records, where available and a few ancestry books, specifically Don Barber's Connecticut Barbers.
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Nathan Haines
Thank you very much. You are too wonderful for words! :-]
Added by Nathan Haines on Aug 19, 2014 10:02 PM
Nathan Haines
RE: Maria, Mary, Eliza Haines
So you aren't in Ohio now.
I strongly suspect that these 3 girls' father Chalkley was probably buried in the same place they were, but maybe not?
He died in 1851 well after his 3 daughters. I made an unknown burial page for Chalkley. Maybe his gravestone got vandalized long ago and nobody knows where his grave is anymore?
Added by Nathan Haines on Aug 19, 2014 9:14 PM
Nathan Haines
RE: Maria, Mary, Eliza Haines
Yes please. That would be great.
I will send you edit requests for transfer to make it easier for you.
Added by Nathan Haines on Aug 19, 2014 9:08 PM
Kindly reminder-Edits
This new system is great except we have to get into the habit of checking that lil ole tab on our profile page. After another volunteer gently nudged me, I do check mine now regularly.
I have edits on your memorial waiting for you- gentle nudge-:) for Anna Townsend 87119394.

If you need any verification ,please ask and I'll send you all I have to support the edits for her.
Thank you!
Added by Marcialyn on Aug 19, 2014 3:28 PM
Tyler L.
RE: John Burt (BURK)

Thanks for responding back. Let me know if you happen to find anything. Both Johns listed were Revolutionary War veterans and died the same year with the first last name makes me suspect they are two in the same.
I am not related, I just visited the Briggs Hill Cemetery yesterday and I have been trying to clean it up some and that's when I noticed the two John memorials.

Added by Tyler L. on Aug 19, 2014 12:38 PM
Tyler L.
John Burt

I just want to inform you that your memorial #57210739 John Burk is actually a duplicate of #31262991 John Bush. Could you please remove your memorial from the Briggs Hill Cemetery?

Added by Tyler L. on Aug 19, 2014 10:25 AM
Kim Brown
RE: Clara (Harris) Gregg
Thank you! I'll get started on her Memorial. I've had Findagrave transfer several of Harry's to me so they could be amended. Kim
Added by Kim Brown on Aug 13, 2014 7:35 PM
Kim Brown
Clara (Harris) Gregg
Hello! I have info on this lady who was my Grandmother's sister. I can pass info to you or would gladly take over this Memorial. She is number 31577419. Thank you...Kim
Added by Kim Brown on Aug 13, 2014 6:58 PM
Bill Baker
RE: Zelia
Ancestry recently posted Pennsylvania death certificates from 1906 through 1944.

I found Rachels. She died January 7, 1912 and was/is buried in Homewood Cemetery. Cause of death was pneumonia. There are two Rachel Baines in the same lot. Others? Not with that surname.

The Homewood site is I've found those in the office to be most helpful.
Added by Bill Baker on Jul 01, 2014 12:58 PM
Bill Baker
RE: Lillian G. Baines Bailey
Assuming she died in Pennsylvania, the death certificate would be available on ancestry.

But, so far, I haven't found it. Daughter Zelia is buried in Homestead Cemetery so, perhaps, Lillian is there.
Added by Bill Baker on Jul 01, 2014 10:46 AM
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