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Christopher Hapgood Brooks (#47624489)
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Bio Photo I'm a Certified Genealogist whose primary focus for 25 years has been a regional one-name study of Brooks families originating in early (pre-1700) New England. I maintain a website to share this information at and am preparing a book on one of these families, the descendants of Capt. Thomas Brooks, who died at Concord, Massachusetts in 1667. A secondary focus for even longer has been the old Willow Cemetery in Franconia, New Hampshire, dating to the late 18th century, which I first stumbled across, in a state of overgrown neglect, in 1968. Results and maps of an historical/archaeological survey I did there in 2002 for the Town of Franconia can be downloaded at

Corrections and additions are always appreciated.
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Alice & Franklyn Vosburg
RE: Levi Brooks, 135946597
My husband and I plan to return to Maine and Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Sunday afternoon being the most logical time. We are curious about Brooks Memorial Park and plan to visit it as well.
According to the Levi and Shuah Brooks Memorial Park website (, lots first became available in 1970. There's a bit of family history on the website that may be of interest to you. I feel that Brooks Memorial, as a whole, may be a cenotaph for Levi and Shuah.

Blessings, Alice
Added by Alice & Franklyn Vosburg on Sep 22, 2016 3:00 PM
Alice & Franklyn Vosburg
RE: Levi Brooks, 135946597
I promise to add the Brooks photos to any appropriate memorials tomorrow. Our Wednesday evening service at Holy Trinity Ev Lutheran Church ended my earlier computer session.


PS thanks for the reminder, my memory is 70+ years old so needs an occasional nudge.
Added by Alice & Franklyn Vosburg on Sep 21, 2016 7:58 PM
RE: Dakin updates
You are very welcome.......
Added by Michael on Sep 18, 2016 8:20 AM
William and Henry Dakin (Crown Hill Cemetery)
Hello Christopher,

You are very welcome. I am glad I could help.

Today I updated some more on William and Henry Dakin’s memorials.

Added by Michael on Sep 17, 2016 11:32 AM
RE: Romanowsky stones
The Romanowsky photos are now on Find a Grave.

Added by Barb on Sep 14, 2016 8:23 AM
Frederick Porter
Websters in Morton Union
Hi Christopher,

I photographed the entire cemetery a couple of years ago and posted photos of all the legible stones. I am surprised that John and Melissa don't have a stone,(I have made a note on their memorials) the family was so prominent once. My guess is that they are buried near the main Webster monument and that the family never got around to inscribing their names. I am very distantly connected to these folks the way families who lived near each other for a century or two become entwined.
Have a good day,
Added by Frederick Porter on Sep 07, 2016 7:19 AM
RE: Emil Romanowsky
I will be at the cemetery in about two weeks and will look for the stones to get a photo. Barb
Added by Barb on Sep 02, 2016 7:21 AM
RE: Emil Romanowsky
The data on Emils stone reads 24 years 6 months. Date of death 15 May 1886, son of A&W.

A Romanowsky stone says Father with dates 1828-1929.

W Romanowsky stone says Mother with dates 1827-1892. It looks like they are buried together at Wanderers Rest.
Hope this info is helpful in your search.

Added by Barb on Sep 01, 2016 5:18 PM
RE: Brooks photographs
Glad to help!
Added by N B on Aug 30, 2016 7:42 PM
High Plains
Shirley Ferrie
Seriously!? You send an edit to have Grand Forks added to the place of death when I already had Grand Forks County PLUS the obituary that also gives the information. That is a nuisance edit and totally unnecessary.
Added by High Plains on Aug 27, 2016 7:26 AM
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