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|Genealogy has been a serious business for me since I was in grade school. I documented and discovered that my 3rd great-grandmother Laura A. (WHITMARSH) MILLER's parents Horace WHITMARSH & Clarissa Mitchell (WARNER) WHITMARSH were both Mayflower descendants. I tracked the surname GILMORE back to Capt. James GILMORE of Rockbridge Co, Virginia. (Thanks to the late Shelby GILMORE for his ground breaking research in the 1960-70s.) Turns out that he was present at the Battle of Yorktown where poor Cornwallis discovered that yes he would be famous but no not for something to land him in to #10 Downing Street. Other discoveres include proving Mennonite ancestry via the BINKLEY orig BINGELLI and STAUFFER lines. |
Corrections & Questions: Use the S.A.C. for corrections and please differentiate facts from from suppositions and might be for the benefit of other researchers. Also if it's a question that I don't have an instant answer for that requires further research remember that the facts are the foundation for the solution. Correction and question e-mails should NOT be deletion requests as those requesting deletions are considered a nuisance and are treated accordingly. Include your e-mail address in the S.A.C. and you must have your findagrave.com messages visible to the public. If you are requesting links include the findagrave code number after each person.
Transfers: Most of the the virtual graves I manage are blood kin in some way. I don't transfer direct ancestors or very close relatives of my grandparents. For others that can happen if you are more closely related than me.
First: leave some kind of flower on the virtual grave in question. Use the correct e-mail (NOT a message on my profile) that includes your e-mail address (required) and tell me how you are related. If the person is someone I'm not related to I usually transfer these type immediately. (Unless you ask if you have other relatives buried in the same cemetery. In that case I might need that virtual grave as a reference point for easy access because non-relatives will not be in my internal database.) I probably know very little about a non-relative so someone who is a relative should manage them.
Second: If I am related but you are a closer relative to that person --- I will look at my internal database --- I may have questions for you! I may have active research that I conducting on that person and/or his/her near relatives. So just because I don't transfer a relative immediately doesn't mean no if I don't say no. Before I transfer a relative I back check my internal database to make sure what I have there matches findagrave. If you send in the "correction" additional facts, crosslinks to parents or other updated data I need to fix BOTH areas. I have also been known to transfer a group of graves for the same family. If I am doing a group transfer I also back check each cemetery to see if there are other relatives of the person who don't have virtual memorials but should. All of this takes TIME which is a precious commodity and when it is done it should be done right the first time.
The type of transfers I absolutely will not do are any type of these three:
#1 Any of my direct ancestors and other close relatives of my grandparents.
#2 To people who are bulk collectors of virtual graves that do not transfer outside of guidelines.
#3 To people who have harassed others on findagrave.
These are direct line known surnames to my 7th great-grandparents. Note that on those from Norge I am trying to use "farm" names because surnames were not generally required by law till about 1900 in Norge. American & Canadian states/provinces are abbreviated in all caps. Other countries are spelled out preferably in that nation's first language. When you see a surname repeated that is because it is actually more than one unrelated surnames with the the surname coming closest to this current time listed first. Several of these families can be accessed through my multiple virtual cemeteries. Most of these, but not all, are public:
SPECIAL NOTES CONCERNING PARTICULAR AREAS:
Missouri: Mercer County, Lindley and Harrison Twsps and also the neighboring townships of Clay Twsp in Harrison County and Hamilton Twsp in Decatur Co, Iowa: I do have a particular interest and expertise in this area as four of my great-grandparents were from this area. If you need help in this area ask. What I don't know I most likely know who you need to talk to.
Maine: Hancock County, Swan's Island: Make sure you see http://www.swansisland.org/cemetery.htm for any virtual grave in this area that I either entered and/or left a candle on. This is the source for all of the information, including links to parents, gravestone photographs or documentation of the lack of one. If the person in question had the surname JOYCE or married one then they either were themselves or married a direct descendant of the SAMSON, STANDISH, and ALDEN families.
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|Kevin Sanford||RE: Ezechiel Sanford #70902515|
This Ezechiel was not an emigrant to New England.
Father's link: Find A Grave Memorial# 132507991
Ezechiell Sanford was born just before February 20, 1586, in Much Hadham, England. His father, Thomas, was 30 and his mother, Mary, was 23. He married Rose Warner in 1607 in Hertfordshire, England. They had 10 children in 18 years. He died in 1683 in Stansted Mountfitchet, England, at the impressive age of 96.
He was baptized at Much Hadham, Herts., 20 Feb. 1585-6 as the eldest son of Thomas and Mary Sanford. He was the father of Thomas, Andrew and Robert Sanford, the three brothers who emigrated to New England. Ezekiel, 22 years of age, appeared in Hatfield. He may have left Much Hadham a few years (at the most) before that. At no time is there a glimpse of what was his trade, or occupation. He married in Hatfield; that is certain. This town, modernly called Hatfield Broad Oak, is about six miles southeast of Much Hadham, over the county-line into the shire of Essex. The records of baptisms, marriages and burials in this parish have been lost, prior to 1662, depriving us of the exact date of his marriage, also of the baptisms of his two eldest sons, Thomas and John, born between 1607 and 1612. Ezekiel Sanford was present in Hatfield Broad Oak on the sixteenth day of July, 1614, when he wrote his name at the end of his father-in-law's will, as a witness. It is judged that he had lived in Hatfield, probably at his wife's home, from the time of their marriage (about 1607) until the births of their eldest son Thomas (the emigrant to America) and their second son John (who did not emigrate). Ezekiel Sanford saw no future for himself here. In fact, the prospect of a brilliant future for any of his family was hardly imaginable, as life went in those days, for men of unpretentious birth. His father had bequeathed to him three plots of land of three acres in Stanstead Mountfitchet, which had been Ezekiel's grandfather's. So he made the most of it by settling upon it. This couple had eight children (in the records): the younger six were baptized at Stanstead Mountfitchet, the home of Ezekiel's grandparents, Richard and Elizabeth Sanford. It was at Stanstead Mountfitchet that Ezekiel finally settled. He did so either shortly before the death of his father-in-law or within four months after that event.
Credit: part of forward by Charles A. Hoppin
Thomas Sanford Genealogy
The Emigrant to New England
by Carlton E. Sanford, Potsdam, New York
c., 1911, The Tuttle Company, Rutland, Vermont.
|Kevin Sanford||Ezechiel Sanford #70902515|
He is the 11th great grandfather of mine and I've just recently visited his grave site in England. I have quite a bit more information than what is posted on his entry and I'd be happy to take over management of this to make the updates if you are not also a direct descendant. If you are, I'll share the information with you to update.
Cedar Park, TX
|Ronald McCartney||Warren Ratliff obit|
Sent a typed obit for Warren Ratliff that is buried in the Olive Branch Cemetery, Smith County, Kansas. Just copy and paste. Knew his four boys and some of the grandchildren. Thank you. Ronald McCartney
|Patricia Shover Gregory||Cox Family|
Sorry, my Cox Family is mostly in Morgan County. They came from Pennsylvania very early to Indiana.
|Jenny||Ella May (Brown) Goss-Foster|
I'm not sure if this will be helpful to you, but I found this information regarding Ella Goss-Foster. Appears to show information on her husbands and children.
Added by Jenny on Jun 25, 2014 8:04 PM
|Richard Purkey||RE: Brookside Cem, Tecumseh, Lenawee Co, Michigan|
I went to the cemetery this morning and snapped a few more pictures. These are a bit sharper than the others,
You have requested a photo of Dwight Biggs grave marker. I have copies of the Riverside Cemetery sectional maps and have gone completely through them and it appears that Dwight Biggs is not buried in the Rockford Iowa cemetery. His name does not appear anywhere on the maps. Since I manage his memorial I will change the burial location to unknown.
Added by Chris on Jun 16, 2014 9:00 AM
|C. Parker||RE: Fred|
Yes, Budinger was Cristi's maideb name.
|Beverly||Ford W. Brunner|
No headstone is seen, but you may want to contact the cemetery to see if he is in the vault, if a headstone was actually placed, or if it is hidden from view, as sometimes happens especially with flush stones. Telephone: 216-421-2665, Fax: 216-421-2415
Added by Beverly on May 11, 2014 7:18 PM
|Angie||Owen & Minnie Prescott|
You're welcome! I'm happy to transfer their memorials to you!
Added by Angie on May 10, 2014 3:15 PM
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