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If I place a memorial in an incorrect cemetery or if cremains are later buried, please let me know the location of the burial so my memorials are correct.


Please use the Edit tab located at the top right of the memorial to let me know of any corrections/additions to my listings so that I may make the updates.

I spend a lot of time increasing the volume and accuracy of biographical information and links even for unrelated families.

I began studying my family history in 1976 and have been at it ever since. I love searching for members of my family tree and learning all I can about their lives.

Personal focus of research on:

The Lyman Family in America: the Ancestors & Descendants of Richard Lyman & Sarah Osborne from High Ongar, England, 1631.

Thomas Tolman, from Salcombe Regis, Devon, England and arrived in America in 1635 and settled in Dorchester, Massachusetts.

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Scott Hedberg
Memorial# 85803285
I did an edit for the name & birth of Elizabeth "Betsy" Doane Coleman. My 4th great grandmother. I posted a photo of her gravestone. Betsey is pretty clear. The stone says she was in her 87th year. So the birth date of 1782 is wrong for 1863 death date. My Great grandmother, who I knew, knew her grandmother who was Betsey's daughter. She had her mother's birthday as Nov. 7, 1777. She never knew where her mother was born nor about Betsey's parents. Seems Seth and Betsey kept off the books for marriage and the birth of their 7 children anything about her parents or birthplace. The census points back to Amherst, Mass. for all of them. My Great grandmother said it was something of a hush hush about Betsey's family. We haven't been able to find a thing and much hunting has been done. I suspect her father was one of the Doane brothers convicted of robbery in 1781, one fled the country and the other brothers were hung. Others of Joseph Doane's family went to Canada. Seth's father was a respected Dr. in Amherst and his mother was related to the Beecher family, who were temperance society leaders and very religious. Keeping up appearances seemed to be in order when it came to their son's wife. They moved to Sodus, NY in 1818. Seth was 44, Betsey 41 when their oldest was 17 and youngest twins were 2 yrs. old.
Added by Scott Hedberg on Aug 20, 2015 2:48 PM
Jim Stevens
RE: Sarah Tolman Leadbetter
Thanks Don. I think I have corrected the memorial for Sarah Leadbetter. Let me know if you see any other corrections.
Jim Stevens
Added by Jim Stevens on Jun 20, 2015 11:26 PM
Linda Mac
RE: Hanna/Ann Tolman Lyon 34315842
Added by Linda Mac on Jun 14, 2015 8:40 AM
Linda Mac
RE: Hanna/Ann Tolman Lyon 34315842
Thank you. Do you have any information about the parents of Thomas and Hanna Tolman?
Added by Linda Mac on Jun 14, 2015 8:12 AM
Linda Mac
RE: Hanna/Ann Tolman Lyon 34315842
Thank you. Do you have any information about the parents of Thomas and Hanna Tolman?
Added by Linda Mac on Jun 14, 2015 8:12 AM
Kelly edits appreciated!
We went out this morning and photographed John and also his wife, Marie H Kelly. Then I went to the Washington County obits and saw that someone had transcribed an obit for him, and that the Genealogical Association added it this past February. Thank you so much for your links!
Added by MrsB on May 25, 2015 6:45 PM
Cassandra Kaehn
RE: Isaac Lyman Find A Grave Memorial# 76599713
I have not received an email with the information you would like changed. Please provide that again, if the transmission failed and I will get right on it.
Added by Cassandra Kaehn on May 22, 2015 10:47 AM
Mary Hammond
Capt. Oliver Lyman
I have begun to correspond with a gentleman in Ohio who is trying to do a SAR application on Capt. Oliver Lyman. He descends from the Capt.'s g gr son, Edwin who was on the 1850 census with his sister, Wealthy, in the Rogers home (a Linnberry relative). Their dad (Oliver) had died in 1843.

In order to better help our prospective SAR & DAR members, I think you, he & I should collaborate privately. Please email me at
Added by Mary Hammond on May 17, 2015 12:53 AM
Andrew L.
RE: Sarah Gardiner Raymond. 45478456
Added by Andrew L. on May 02, 2015 2:09 PM
Mary Hammond
RE: Oliver Lyman (1796-1843-5), a son of Gad Lyman & Prudence Bill
I apologize for my delay in replying to you. I got sidetracked by too many other things.

The application by Mary Augusta Pierpont Barnum was given #17208 ( probably way before 1950) and may not have been rejected, but DAR now says ďfuture applicants must prove correct lineage.Ē Mrs. Barnumís application mistakenly showed that Mary Lyman who married Luntra Lord was a daughter of Capt. Oliver Lyman & Eleanor Lyman.

DARís comments posted there said

BTW, Mrs. Barnum & 3 other ladies did successful applications on Lynde Lord whose son, Lynde Lord married Mary Lyman. Mrs. Barnum did 4 other successful applications on HOLDEN, ABNER (A056867), JACKSON, EDWARD (A060969), MERRIAM, SAMUEL (A077729), SHELDON, ELISHA (A102585) who was Patriot Lynde Lordís father-in Ėlaw.

Previously I had been able to see only snippets from the book, ďGenealogy of the Lyman family in Great Britain & America; the ancestors & descendants of Richard Lyman, from High Ongar in England, 1631,Ē by Lyman Cole in 1872, Today I found an easier to navigate version of the Lyman book than one I previously found on Heritage Quest.í

Might you have primary documents for these things we are missing?
1.Oliver Lymanís birth in 1796 with his parents documented
2. birth date and place for his wife, Joanna/Joan Linaberry/Linnberry
3. Gadís death date & place which the book shows as Feb. 1813, Charlotte, VT
4. birth and death dates and places for Gadís wife, Prudence Bill/Williams. The book said she was of Huntington, MA.
I hope that DAR will accept pages from this 1872 book as sufficient documentation for Oliverís birth in 1796 & Gadís death if I canít find it in - which is a film of Charlotte, VT town records

Was your Patriot the Elias (1715-1803) who married Anne Phelps? There re 4 DAR Patriots with that name with a comment on the one (1710-1790) saying
1) DATA/PC RE SERVICE 8-2002 HFK which I assume is about his service. Let me know if I can be of any help to you. Good luck.

Mary Anne Hammond
Added by Mary Hammond on Apr 23, 2015 6:38 PM
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