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Matthew (#47488749)
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Bio Photo I have been researching my family history since 2008. I have written letters to people all over and connected with several distant relatives.I will try to fulfill grave photo requests but no promises. If you ask I can do grave rubbings, where i take a large sheet of paper and charcoal and i get the engraving from the headstone.I research the following surnames,Voorhees, Landon, Greif, Behar,Kahler, Jones, Jablinowitz, Eisenberg,Cohen, Hasday, Quick, Ellicker, Ravkowsky,Linder, Foresythe, Miller. Voorhees is derived from the dutch name, translated to Man from the land of Hees, Hees is in Drenthe, Holland, the first Van Voorhees to come to the New World was Stephen Coerte Van Voorhees who came on the De Monte Koe in 1660. My twelve great grandfather was Stephen Hopkins, he traveled on the Mayflower in 1620 but was one of the settlers of Jamestown in 1613. The Kahler family first came to America in 1859, my third great grandfather, Georg Casper Kochler came from Balvaria, he settled in upstate New York. The Jones family, my direct line first came to America around 1820, John Jones of Wales came and settled in Ohio. The Jablinowitz family first came to America in 1904, my third great grandfather, Louis Jablinowitz came to New York but had family in Poland and Russia. The Greif family came to America first in 1908, my 3rd great granfather Ben Greif came from Austria-Poland. I have a very detailed family history.
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Jane Lentz
RE: Jonas Kendall, Dunstable, MA
No problem on the delay, Matthew. I have not gone back to the cemetery yet. Even though it is just up the street from me, I need to go there in the morning, because of the way the sun hits the gravestones in the afternoon. As I think I indicated, there is a whole family plot where Jonas is buried. I can photograph each stone and/or copy as much info as I can, if that helps your friend. If you want to contact me directly, you can use my email

Added by Jane Lentz on Jul 30, 2014 4:37 PM
Jane Lentz
Jonas Kendall, Dunstable, MA
Hi! Matthew, I found the gravestone of Jonas Kendall (1833-1920) and took some photos, but am not happy with them, so I will go back again. His wife's stone was also there. There is actually a family plot with about 20 stones.

Are you interested in any other info from this?

Added by Jane Lentz on Jul 09, 2014 6:10 PM
Garth Rumsmoke
Helen Foresth
Hello your Helen's grave site was entered by D J Crane #4704086 I am sure the photos I took on the Foresyth plot was by request. By the way only one of the Photo for that family in on Find A Grave I have Helens if you want it
Added by Garth Rumsmoke on Jul 16, 2013 4:05 AM
Garth Rumsmoke
RE: Helen L. Forsyth
Hello I dont see Helens memo on Find A Grave. I only took the photo at the request of someone. garth
Added by Garth Rumsmoke on Jul 16, 2013 3:57 AM
Joie Finley Morris
RE: Plumley
oh my gosh...
where do you live? is there a chance I can come view it?
Added by Joie Finley Morris on Jun 05, 2013 3:36 AM
Juanita Atwood
Dickensheets, Marian Drake
Hello, Matthew!

You posted the grave listing for Marian Drake Dickensheets in Carmen Cemetery in Hardin County, OH. This leaves me very curious. I would like to know... Did you go to Hardin County and find her grave there? Are you related to her? I am.

I am trying to understand her death place being in Greene County and her burial in Hardin County. That's a long way to have moved a body in May 1844. They usually buried the bodies soon after death back then. Her surviving husband stayed in Greene County after her death before moving to Miami County.

I have her burial as being in Carman Baptist Church Cemetery in Bellbrook, Greene County, Ohio... Contacts in Greene County say the cemetery later became Fairview Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery or simply Primitive Baptist Cemetery.

Please tell me how you have "found" her to be buried in Hardin County.

Thank you for sharing your research.
Added by Juanita Atwood on May 30, 2013 3:05 PM
Pam Holeton
transfer request
there is a "form" on the site to do a transfer request. it automatically has all the options on it to do the request, including your number. I see no option to just transfer it to you, seems there should be a way, but i do not know what it is.
Added by Pam Holeton on Dec 27, 2012 11:12 AM
RE: Voorhees
Sorry it took me so long to fill your request. I've added Rebecca's marker to her site.
Added by lrw on Nov 13, 2012 6:32 AM
RE: David Voorhees
Wonderful! Keep up the good work! I'm transfering David Voorhees to you.
Added by lrw on Sep 25, 2012 9:52 AM
David Voorhees
Hi, Matthew,
Would you please tell me your relationship to David Voorhees? Also, if you read my bio, you will find, near the end, an easy way for transfers/additions/corrections, to be done. I'm looking forward to hearing from you.
Added by lrw on Sep 24, 2012 5:43 AM
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