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THStew (#47573768)
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Bio Photo My current project involves the siblings and children of Revolutionary War Veteren David Skinner (1742-1814) of Marlborough, CT, and Geneseo, NY.

Photos: If you use one of my photos please send me a thank you email. If you can figure out some way to get money for pictures of gravestones then you are a financial genius and deserve what you can get. Again, please send me a thank you note. If it's a lot of money please send me a 15% commission. :)
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Janet Muff
RE: Sponsorship of Memorials
Hi Tom.

No idea what happened to the stones of Elizabeth (Harvey) Scott. Probably dumped in a pile somewhere (although I can't find where) or thrown out in a clean-up effort. So, there's no way to take a better look at the "7" "4" problem.

Added by Janet Muff on Jan 03, 2015 3:05 PM
Charles Waid
RE: Wolcott
I know that now! Little late! Chuck
Added by Charles Waid on Dec 29, 2014 12:03 AM
Charles Waid
RE: Wolcott
I think I will leave it there as it is the most readable of all photo. I used shaving cream in 2002 to get the photo. The New England Historical Genealogy Society recommend it. I have not seen the "rule" posted in any cemetery, but do know if not washed off will well, it could be a problem. We took a lot of water with us.
I descend from Simon's brother, Henry. Chuck
Added by Charles Waid on Dec 28, 2014 6:30 PM
Janet Muff
Sponsorship of Memorials
Hello Tom,

Happy Holidays! It's been some time since we corresponded, but I hope you're well.

Thank you so much for sponsoring the Hosford-Ransom-Dewey memorials. As you've seen, Fay and I found and photographed Sibil Ransom's original gravestone (in the woods on the old family farm in Poultney). I suspect that David is there, too, and his parents; and that the monument in the East Poultney Cemetery is merely a cenotaph. But conditions were pretty miserable in the woods (hip high grass just getting there, and then lots of vegetation and mosquitoes) and we didn't have the stamina to check the whole area. Plus a tick bit me and burrowed into my neck, so we got out of Dodge as quickly as we could. It was a tough job, but every time I look at Sibil's stone, I am thrilled and know that it was well worth the trouble.

All the best.

Added by Janet Muff on Dec 27, 2014 10:55 PM
Charles Waid
I changed the order, but can not delete any photo that I did not post. Thanks and are you related?
Added by Charles Waid on Dec 27, 2014 8:21 PM
MJ (Tilton) England
RE: Elizabeth (Hale) Thaxter

I guess we are all totally at a loss. I was going by what is on the gravestone as this is the only date that has been found at this time. I will keep searching, you never know what you can find in other sources.

Thanks for the heads up,
Mary Jane
Added by MJ (Tilton) England on Dec 04, 2014 5:52 AM
WR Coad
RE: Rev Benjamin Ellery Hale
Hi Cousin, Am sorry I do not have a copy of the Richarson Memorial on my computer. You may be able to search for one. I have a hard copy. My aunt accidentally found a copy in the St. Petersburg, FL library thirty years ago and somehow sourced out a reprint copy for me. It is 900 plus pages long. I will probably never get all the information entered in my Ancestry tree.
William Richardson COad, Mitchell, SD
Added by WR Coad on Nov 11, 2014 9:37 AM
Alan and Mary Van Dyke
Laura Shepard #83808952
Hi Tom.
We will certainly delete the 2nd memorial!

I'm stumped that we duplicated her in the first place! We were trying to be so diligent!

However, I think it was because we actually took the photos of that cemetery in Sept 2011, along with many others in Nebraska. It took us a few months to sort all of our photos, and create the big spreadsheets for the several cemeteries. I'm thinking that while we were working on the uploads, you had created Laura, and we didn't catch the duplication at all!

I'll get the photos uploaded to your memorial right away.

Please sing out if you spot any more like this.
Added by Alan and Mary Van Dyke on Oct 26, 2014 9:24 AM
Marc Thayer, III
RE: Jacob Thayer

Hello Tom,

Information on Jacob Thayer and his wives are from Patricia Thayer Muno, historian of the Thayer Families Association.

Patricia is the author of several books on Thayer family genealogy.


Marc Thayer III
Added by Marc Thayer, III on Oct 20, 2014 9:14 PM
WR Coad
Rev Benjamin Ellery Hale
Regarding Rev Benjamin ELlery Hale, Find A Grave Memorial# 79704465.

THere is another daughter, Sarah Marie Hale, Find A Grave Memorial# 134710585.

In an short book, written by grandson, Frank William Thaxter titled "Recollection of Half a Century - The 'A' Class of Iowa Falls", 1909, THaxter provides a short biography of ten men who graduated high school at Iowa Falls, Iowa. Frank WIlliam THaxter was one, GEorge Ellery RIchardson (my great grandfather) was another. In the book he speaks to his family's travel from Massacusetts to first Batavia, Illinois.

The trip took place in 1853 and included: my gr. gr. grandparent's (Joshua Richardson and wife Sarah MArie Hale)family; the family of William Thaxter (and his new wife, Elizabeth Hale died in 1852); and the Benjamin Ellery Hale family.

Here, at least the Joshua Richardson and Sarah Marie Hale family started a "car manufacturing business" at Batavia. I can only assume this referred to rail cars. It was not sucessful. This family moved on to first Independance, Iowa and them by 1865, Iowa Falls, Iowa.

Thaxter reports his family moved on to Minnesota where census records show they were in 1860 and later to Iowa Falls, IA.

There was no further mention of the Benjamin ELlery Hale Family.

William RIchardson Coad
Mitchell, SD
Added by WR Coad on Oct 08, 2014 3:32 PM
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