I have lived in Massachusetts for all my life (so far), except for college - in Newton for about 20 years, and Newburyport for just over 40 years.
I am relatively new at taking gravestone pictures but I'm getting the hang of it.
I have a family tree on Ancestry.Com which led me to Find A Grave. It has helped locate relatives and a special moment was Feb 2011 when someone in New York added a memorial for my great great grandfather, Harlow Martin Purple. We didn't even know where he was laid to rest.
That has given me a new outlook on Find A Grave and is why I'm willing to do photo requests and have added many memorials for people I don't even know.
RE: William and Hannah Luce photos You are welcome. It was nice to get Hannah standing up next to William. I stood it up on Monday knowing it was going to rain Wednesday and hopefully clean it up. Went back Friday and got a decent picture. Hopefully after some more rain it will shine bright like Williams!
RE: Paul Vincent Purple photo I was happy to do it Bob! (especially since I go by there at least once a week). It's a huge cemetery so I would not have attempted it if you hadn't provided the section number for Paul. ~Nancy
Polly Ogden Crocker Here is what I found: Polly and Luther were in the 1850 census record in Chenango with their three children, Alma, Henrietta and David. Next door was the widow Helen Ogden with her children David H. and Mary.
Then in the 1855 NYS census the families were combined. All the dates and names of the children fit. Also, Mary Ellen, sister of David H. was married in the residence of Luther Crocker.
I'm *guessing* that Helen may have been Polly's sister and when she died or left or remarried or whatever, Polly and Luther took in the children.
David H. Ogden and Luther Crocker even started a hardware store together, in Binghampton.
Re: Looking for Wakeley Robert, I donít know if you have found this in your research yet, but Sylvia Hasenkopf has done a great deal of cemetery documentation around Greene County. She has created an online record of them at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nygreen2/cemetery_records_greene.htm I hope this is of some help in your search. Johanna