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Laurie S Tokarsky (#47375347)
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Member Find A Grave: 7/23/2002 - name: Snowbird * Genealogist for 43 years, since 1972 *
* (8th generation Western New York'er) *

"Every cemetery gives a history of people that once lived, loved & worked hard to scrape up a living for their Families. It's important to take Photos of All Gravestones while they are Still Readable, Writings Wash Out or Vandalism Destroys them". Laurie S Tokarsky

" Consider, Friend, as you pass by: As You are now, so once was I. As I am now, You shall be. Prepare, therefore, to follow me ". A Scottish Gravestone epitaph.

The Rose Upon The Wall
" A Rose once grew where all could see,
sheltered beside a garden wall,
And as the days passed swiftly by,
it spread its branches, straight and tall...

One day, a beam of light shone through
a crevice that had opened wide
The Rose bent gently toward its warmth
then passed beyond to the other side.

Now, you who deeply feel its loss,
be comforted- the Rose blooms there -
it's beauty even greater now, nurtured by
God's own loving care " a shorter version
of A L Frink's Rose Beyond the Wall

" Dear Ancestor,
Your gravestone stands among the rest;
Neglected & alone
The name & date are chiseled out
On polished, marble stone
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn
You did not know that I existed
You died & I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone
Our Blood contracts & beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived & loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you ".

Written by: Walter Butler Palmer(1868-1932)
Published in " Heart Throbs & Hoof Beats"
San Jose, CA, Hills-Murgotten Co, 1922

* My OLD New England Lines:
Spring, Tarbell, Wilder, Walker, Proctor, Powers, Upham, Nourse, Persons, Whitcomb,Cowels/Cowls, Frost,Root, Spaulding/Spalding, Chase & Bloomer & Darrow, Stowell, Frost, Sewall, Converse, Keep, Hildreth, Blaisdell, Prescott, White, McClure, Bartlett & Bolles & Lines & Griswold, Wolcott, Colton, Leonard, more....

* My Scottish and /or Canadian Lines:
Stewart, Gordon, Millar/Miller, Hogg/Hog/Hogue, Kydd/Kyd/Kyde, Lumsden, Marshall, Trail, Boyles, Clarke, Reid/Read, Ogilvy, Corsar/Corsair, Coulter, Powers, McKee, Kerr, Graham, Merritt, McLean, McAdam, Cummings, Jackson, Foye, Byrd, Keeler
& more .....

* My Welsh Lines:
Evans,James, Davies & Rees/Reese, & more ....

* My Eastern European Lines:
Tokarsky, Hoch, Korba, Milyan, Marco/Marko & Patlovich, Zulick, Barna, & more.....

* My German Lines:
Eller, Kibler, Ruhl, Reichart, Sweger & more....

Most families came from USA states of MA,ME,CT,VT,NH,RI,PA,OH & New York Counties: Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Allegany, Chautauqua, Otsego, Westchester, Erie & Washington

Canadian families are scattered from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewa, & British Columbia.

Daughters of the American Revolution(DAR) & some United Empire Loyalists(UEL) & Mayflower Families & many others.

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Re: Samuel B. Pratt, FAG#115152452
Your suggestion:
"Their suggestion:
This Samuel Pratt is the son of Ephraim Pratt( 1757-1842 ) & his wife Rebecca Goodenow. Ephraim was born in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts & Ephraim & his wife Rebecca were married in Shrewsbury.

their known children were:
Polly Pratt
Zebulon Pratt
Abel Pratt
Daniel Pratt
Susannah Pratt married Abel Farwell ( Rev War ) Samuel B Pratt * Betsey Pratt Sarah G. Pratt

Please add them to his Memorial Page."

This memorial is for Samuel, not his father and mother. If you can provide links to his parents, I would be happy to add them. I would appreciate any documentation to validate your suggestion.
Thank you,
Added by DBT on Mar 29, 2015 5:06 PM
RE: Direct Ancestor
I'm so glad that your family to them and will be able to continue the research.

I researched them because one of my ancestors was incorrectly listed on the 1920 census with her daughter Ella and her husband so I researched them as much as I could only to determine there was no connection and the census was most likely input incorrectly by whomever transcribed the census records ie: he was the neighbors father in law!

Let me know if you need anything else,
Added by MJ_MW on Mar 25, 2015 7:11 PM
Hi Laurie,

I'm not sure how vested you are in the Hardy family but thought I'd update you on one of the children.

You record a daughter of Ezekiel, Minerva Hardy married to Calvin Getchell. She actually was first married to Samuel Fuller. They did have several children. Shortly after his death she married Calvin Getchell and had two more children.

I can send you what I have if you need it for your records if they are in your tree.

Here are the memorial numbers
Added by MJ_MW on Mar 24, 2015 8:53 PM
jeffrey stewart
Elihu S. Stewart
Many thanks for the work you put into to provide so much information regarding my Great Great Grandfather. He was quite a gentleman and accomplished much. I have been to Ellicotteville and been to the Historical Society there as well as to his cemetery plot. I have quite a file on Elihu and your efforts are very much appreciated.
Added by jeffrey stewart on Mar 24, 2015 4:51 AM
Kerry S
Ira A Bartlett Find A Grave
In 1860 Farmerville, Cattaraugus, NY census Bartlett Family shown:

Susan - wife
Henry C
Jone ( Ione)
Frank W age 5 b 1853

You don't show Frank W on Find A Grave.
He is not listed in 1850 census as not born until 1853.
Added by Kerry S on Mar 22, 2015 8:11 AM
Bev Dowson
Clare at Thomasburg
Are you related ? Bev
Added by Bev Dowson on Mar 19, 2015 3:12 PM
J. G. in NC
RE: My husband & more
Dear Laurie,
Hang in there kiddo, and be sure to take good care of yourself. You know what they say when you fly. If the air masks drop during an emergency, put your mask on first then assist anyone else in need. If you are not in good shape, you are of less or no help to others.

Be well and take it ease as you go through this challenging time.
Added by J. G. in NC on Mar 13, 2015 6:29 AM
J. G. in NC
RE: My husband & more
I am not upset, as I have also been very busy. What with my renovations in the house, working in the garden when the weather is nice, working on my family history, and managing my Find A Grave memorials, my plate is also full. I find it helps to take deep breaths and visualize all my concerns leaving me on the exhale.

Take care of your family first. The Find A Grave stuff will be there later.

I am sending positive thoughts for you and your hubby.
Added by J. G. in NC on Mar 09, 2015 7:40 PM
Jon W King
Maple Grove Cemetery
Hannah Olive Dow Farrar and John Dow Jr. were married in Gilmanton NH not Geneseo NY.
Added by Jon W King on Mar 09, 2015 4:49 PM
Robert H. Jerge, Jr
Ora Hall
Laurie, regarding Ora Hall's info I found him in the 1905 New York State Census. He is the son of Alva and Anna Hall an born about 1881. I didn't feel right about stomping around in what you created. Very Respectfully,
Added by Robert H. Jerge, Jr on Mar 09, 2015 12:57 AM
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