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dran (#47194125)
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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.

"Show me your cemeteries and I will tell you what kind of people you have." - Benjamin Franklin
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Robert Peterson Sr.
RE: Eliza Lee
Sorry, I repeated my message. I meant to inform the other person, but screwed it up. Seems the problem is someone created a duplicate record for Joseph Buckminster, (one of which had his daughter listed as a spouse,) then the two records were merged.

Added by Robert Peterson Sr. on Jul 20, 2014 10:01 AM
Lyman- Center Cemetery Southampton, Ma
Thank you for the information! It has been added.
Added by Theresa on Jul 19, 2014 8:37 AM
Annie Lyman Warren 115720098
I put up a picture on her site, Annie's name is the second name on the stone.
Added by Lorene on Jul 14, 2014 1:16 PM
Autistic Wonderboy
Rauch Family at Church of the Redeemer
Also buried with Frances and Randolph are:
Thomas Morton Rauch (March 2, 1922-March 2, 2004)
Jean Ballinger Rauch (October 15, 1923-March 29, 1999)
Thomas Garret Rauch (September 16, 2004-October 13, 2004)

Hope this helps.
Added by Autistic Wonderboy on Jul 09, 2014 8:03 AM
William Lyman
I am doing research in First Presbyterian Church Cemetery using five different sources (some inscriptions from as old as 1865). I find no record of a William 107600213 born 2/21/1778 died 1851. There is however a William Lyman #125311994 who died 4/9/1861 at age 85 yrs 2 mo 1 da. Please contact me (no response from you using edit on 6/15, but I know Find A Grave email has been strange lately)
Added by Jeni on Jul 06, 2014 3:01 AM
Amanda Brewster Judd
Hi Don, I jnoticed your recently added photo of Amanda Brewster Judd and wondered about the source. Would you mind sharing that information? From the cropping, it looks like there are others in the photo. If so, do you know who they are and do you have a source for the complete photo?

Added by Nonna on Jul 04, 2014 8:21 PM
Elijah Gray
Hi Dran,

The DAR website is being revamped, which is probably why the link didn't work. The information about Elijah Gray came from the DAR Captain John Harris Chapter (Norwich, New York.)

He isn't an ancestor of mine, but I got involved when my DAR chapter in Illinois wanted to prove that he was in the cemetery in Marengo, so the SAR could put a marker on the whole cemetery, honoring his service.

I spent a year looking for his grave, and there he finally was in a list on the DAR website.

I suggest you try to contact this Norwich NY DAR chapter and and maybe you can find out more about the whole situation.

I got really fond of the whole Gray family. They were really gutsy people.

Best wishes,
Added by dd on Jun 30, 2014 8:09 PM
JP Smith
Sophia Smith/ Elem Chellis...
Thanks for your work- it makes a difference.
Added by JP Smith on Jun 23, 2014 3:06 PM
Levi Strong Backus
I am seeking information on Levi Strong Backus. In particular it would be helpful to know where information about him (as a publisher of the books later in life) came from. Do you also suspect that he is buried unmarked in Andover Road Cemetery in Hebron?
many thanks
Added by KC on Jun 11, 2014 8:38 PM
Karl Voigt
Isaac Lyman
Just saying thanks for your work last summer to find Isaac Lyman at First Parish Cemetery in York. His wife was buried at Portsmouth NH - her hometown - when she died years later. I didn't know where he was. Thanks to you, I now have an unbroken FindAGrave record from my late mother all the way back to Richard Lyman
Added by Karl Voigt on Jun 07, 2014 8:27 PM
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