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pkarchs (#47286217)
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Bio Photo New York, New York

Nearly all memorials added or managed by me are family - either related to me directly or by marriage one or a few degrees removed. The vast majority I researched/discovered/visited/documented/linked beginning in 1994. Unless the subject is part of current research, I'm generally happy to transfer a memorial to anyone by chance more closely related than I am, regardless of generation and especially if they have further information and connections to add. By all means, if I have posted a photo of interest to you, please use it - no permission required, giving credit when practical and appropriate to do so.

I both request and transfer management because the most meaningful memorials on Find-A-Grave are created by many interested and dedicated volunteers working together. Put the memorial in the hands of the most knowledgeable - typically a direct relation with vested interest or a local enthusiast with invaluable insights. The "Family First policy of Four Generations" has become a failed excuse for the well-known few to maintain control and rack up "numbers" at the expense of expanding useful information for the majority and posterity. I respect those who labor long hours by groundwork and online to produce vast data on Find-A-Grave. By contrast, my emphasis is connectivity of the "relative" few I knew or have come to know well. I strive to be accurate, scholarly and welcome corrections. I'm fine with the hypothetical memorial as it often leads to real and unexpected discovery; this has happened for me countless times. Creative hypothesis can lead to real answers with the help of others.

Finally, I prefer quality over quantity, recognizing that perfection takes time and you have to start somewhere.

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George Harger
Blandford Cemetery Photos
I took all my photos down. Once the memorial corrections are done I will put them up ordered so the claimant can walk it top to bottom. There are going to be some missing stones from what I saw when I was there in Sept, and I want to mark those memorials so so noone wastes their time. Thanks.

PS: this cemetery had 232 memorials back in June. Now it is about 370. So many were put in Hill Cemetery by mistake.
Added by George Harger on Nov 21, 2014 8:50 AM
George Harger
RE: Blandford Cemetery - Hugh Hamilton & Samuel Crooks
Source is a comprehensive transcription done in 1947. Actually Hugh Hamilton is Plot #184. I will send a new edit request as the inscription is a little off too. There was so much wrong with this cemetery that I was bound to make an error too. Thanks for the question.
Added by George Harger on Nov 21, 2014 8:42 AM
RE: Lucy Davis Merchant (1764-1827) - Old Watertown Cemetery
Philip - Thank you so much for figuring out where Lucy actually is buried - and even more for the fabulous photo of her gravestone! Your friend Terry must be a professional photographer - both the photo of Lucy's grave, and the obelisk monument you mentioned are great. All the best, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Christie
Added by Christie on Nov 10, 2014 7:37 AM
karen cuccinello
RE: Caleb Jones (1804-1854) Rossman Hill Cemetery
My Pleasure - Congrats
Added by karen cuccinello on Nov 04, 2014 7:19 AM
RE: Lucy Davis Merchant - again
Great work, Philip! I'm so excited that you found Lucy's records in Watertown. I'm updating my records accordingly. Fabulous!
Added by Christie on Nov 02, 2014 7:00 AM
Lucy Davis Merchant
Hi Phillip - Re: Your Find A Grave Memorial# 82979891, did you actually find Lucy's grave? There's no picture of the gravestone on your memorial, and I didn't find it when I looked for it in Evergreen Cemetery. Her husband Thomas Merchant is buried next to his first wife Ann, whom I believe is Lucy's sister. Some records indicate Lucy died back in CT. Would you let me know what proof you might have? Thanks! Christie
Added by Christie on Oct 29, 2014 3:56 PM
John Sloan
John Dimmock Find A Grave Memorial# 63322300
Hello Philip, My name is John Sloan. John G DImmock is my 6th great grandfather. I am researching the Dimick/Dimmock/Dimmick/Dymoke families as part of my family research. I was delighted to see a photo for his stone, however I was confused when the "Cemetery" listed was "Non-Cemetery Burial". If this stone is also under the same large evergreen as Annah Davis' headstone, as your caption indicates, I would assume that it is in the same physical graveyard, Falmouth Old Burying Ground, Falmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA. If the Annah Davis (Find A Grave Memorial# 5864040) you mention is his daughter who was married to Jabez Davis Is that assumption about Annah Davis correct? Please contact me off forum at Regards John
Added by John Sloan on Oct 23, 2014 5:38 AM
A AAA American at Find A Grave
Dear Phllip,

I now guess you did not have your looking Glass tuned

Quality ::

Does that mean Ipso Facto?

Here is Two Corrections you should make.
Look at the Tomb Stones...

!.) My kin.
Sarah Cooke Jacobs

*NOTE* She married and became at once and always A Mrs. !

Birth: Nov. 27, 1727
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
Death: Oct. 2, 1802
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA

Family links:
Daniel Cooke (1691 - 1737)
Mary Power Cooke (1696 - 1741)

Nathaniel Jacobs (1721 - 1807)*

Marcy Jacobs Jacobs (1753 - 1823)*

John Cooke (1715 - 1718)*
Nicholas Cooke (1717 - 1782)*
John Cooke (1721 - 1721)*
Mary Cooke (1722 - 1728)*
Sarah Cooke Jacobs (1727 - 1802)


Sacred to the Memory
Wife of
Nathaniel Jacobs Esq.,
and Daughter of
Capt Daniel Cooke, &
Mary his Wife.
She departed this Life
Oct. 2d. 1802, in the
76 Year of her Age.

Swan Point Cemetery
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
Plot: Group 12, Lot 7, NE PT (off South Ave)

Find A Grave Memorial# 114298969
2.) Her Daughter

Sarah Cooke became once and always a Jacobs.
Mrs. Sarah Jacobs

Birth: 1753
Massachusetts, USA
Death: May 18, 1823
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA

Family links:
Nathaniel Jacobs (1721 - 1807)
Sarah Cooke Jacobs (1727 - 1802)

Wilson Jacobs (1748 - 1805)*

Wilson Jacobs (1776 - 1815)*

*Calculated relationship


Here rest the remains of
Relict of
She died May 18,
Aged 70 Years.

Swan Point Cemetery
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA


I hope this helps you see it now.
Added by A AAA American at Find A ... on Oct 20, 2014 12:34 PM
A AAA American at Find A Grave
RE: Prefix edits
Dear Phillip ____,

What was rejected? I do have a good memory and A rather high I.Q. above 200 too. But I do not recall any rejections. Please tell me so I may recall.

Sorry in actuality it is not as you posted "Life Choice", in many ways, things, titles gained, etc..etc.. (even look at the ETC now too.

On Ancestries Find a Grave they have very Limited and as you know the Un-Changed suffix additions.
EG. You may forget the US Military did DRAFT. General is Gen. here. But no Major General, etc..
As you may well know in the US Revolution we had 1st, 2nd, 3rd Lt's. So not a choice but a required obligation.A P.E. also in the profession is gained and attained. But not shown at Find A Grave.

It was also and is when a Man married /marries a Woman she obtains his name too.
But yet Find A Grave does not have Miss nor Ms. ?

You may add me as your friend on Find A Grave now too.


Jonathan Robert De Mallie

A North American , documented , family since A.D. 1584.

Added by A AAA American at Find A ... on Oct 20, 2014 5:17 AM
Sidnie Kruse
Anna Fitch Bradford
I m not sure you realize there are two identical pages for anna Fitch Bradford.
Added by Sidnie Kruse on Sep 25, 2014 10:07 AM
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