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Nancy Fayette (#47904739)
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Bio Photo Hi, I have been doing genealogy for many years. My grandmother sparked my interest when I was a young girl and then gave all her work to other people. I remember a lot of it though and by the time I was 30 my interest was strong, so I've been actively working on it for about 44 years. I work on all my lines , so my files are really big.- mostly French Canada and New England. Dad's are French Canadian ( Fayette and Charland) and New England (Sherwin, Cole, Hill, Richardson, Shurtleff, Pike, Wilson etc. and then across the ocean. Mom's take me a little differemt route into New Enland with Emery, Shatswell, Ladd,Heath and other lines and her paternal ( Tamer) lines bring me into Syria/Lebanon where it is very hard to find anyone.

My husband, Adrian L. LaMar, was killed in an accident in 1996 and one year and 11 days later, my youngest daughter and her unborn son died with cancer. took lots of prayers to get through that. So, I began study to become a lay minister through the Diocese of Ogdensburg and was commissioned 2 years later. For 10 years my ministry (in Peru)was caring for people in throes of grief for a deceased family member. In 2007, I moved back to Plattsburgh and resigned my committee. In 2013, I took back my maiden name.

One of my favorite hobbies is walking through cemeteries, sometimes with a camera, sometimes not. Guess I need to remember to grab the shutters a little more often.

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j. bradley
Lucy Smith
Hi! In your post of Lucy, you noted Asa as being her husband. What do you know of them? A Hiram Smith "may" be their son! looking for info. Thanks Jim
Added by j. bradley on Aug 16, 2014 9:53 PM
Donna Bellanger Gleason
RE: Jim DeFayette
No problem.
Added by Donna Bellanger Gleason on Jul 07, 2014 1:04 PM
Douglas Robinson
RE: Valentine Goodrich

I appreciate your getting back.

I have to disagree with you assessment, and with simple deductive reasoning her is why:

Anna Robinson was born in 12 Apr 1786 at Bennington. Sally Emery Goodrich was born in 1795.
Both of Valentine's son: Valentine Jr. was born 18 Jan 1811 which would mean that Sally was only 15-16 when she had him. It is plausible, and the records show, Sally received the pension. My reasoning is that Valentine Sr. was born in 1767, which would mean, he was 28 years older than Sally who was born in 1795. Anna Robinson was 19 years younger than Valentine Sr. and would have been 25 when Valentine Jr. was born.

There is something very mysterious about this case... as it would have been absolutely scandalous, in 1810-11, for a 44 year old man/soldier, in Valentine R. Goodrich, to marry or get a 15-16 year old Sally Emery pregnant. Perhaps it was covered up as they did in those days due to shame. There is a lot of questions unanswered.

The Sarah Harwood Robinson Genealogical book of 1837 is fairly accurate and she was born in 1775, meaning she was an adult with children in 1810-11 and would have heard the story in real time. Was there another Valentine Goodrich not in the records? Perhaps a cousin of V R Goodrich?

Where are the records of the marriages? Valentine R. Goodrich Jr. was married to Susan Chase and their first child was born in Swanton in 1836 when V R Goodrich Jr. was 25. Anna Robinson married (2) Hon. Set Wetmore on 11 Jan 1817 in St. Albans which was recorded.

By the way, I have done all the Robinson family of Bennington, which I am a direct descendent, and there is no William Robinson marrying a Swan and there are no Swans in our lines or collateral lines so that must be from a different Robinson family.

A lot of mystery here to be investigated... and to which we may never know.

Thank you. DAR

Added by Douglas Robinson on Jul 02, 2014 1:03 PM
Donna Bellanger Gleason
RE: Jim DeFayette
Thank you Nancy for transferring Jim's memorial. I've got it figured out, but thanks for your offer to help. I'll have to see if that Aseltine name is in my tree!

Thanks again!
Added by Donna Bellanger Gleason on Jul 02, 2014 6:04 AM
Douglas Robinson
RE: Valentine Goodrich
Hi Nancy,

You recently wrote me on Findagrave about a Sally Ayer who married Valentine Goodrich. I am not familiar with this.

My Robinson family genealogical record was completed and published in 1837 by, Sarah Harwood Robinson (1775-1854), who was from Bennington, VT which the family founded in 1761.

On page 13 of the book you will find that Anna Robinson was indeed married to Valentine Goodrich and then she married the Hon. Seth Wetmore of St. Alban's VT.

On Page 320 of the published book of 1861, the "Wetmore family in America," it corroborates with the Robinson genealogical book, see link below.

"Mrs. Annie Goodrich Wetmore was much loved and respected by those who knew her, and by none more than her step-children. She proved to them a mother indeed. She died in Ohio about 1855."

If you have any published material or anything on Sally Ayer to support the story, I would be very interested.

Thank you.

Added by Douglas Robinson on Jun 09, 2014 6:15 PM
Douglas Robinson
RE: Valentine Goodrich
Thank you for adding the pension file, however, it is too small to read on the page as it doesn't enlarge. You may want to delete the photo and enlarge your original and then upload again so that others may see. I am unfamiliar with this story and hope you can share it. If Valentine was married to Anna Robinson at the time of his death where he had two children why wouldn't Anna have received the pension? Thank you.
Added by Douglas Robinson on Jun 09, 2014 3:26 PM
Nadeen Sobottka
RE: Clifford Hastings
Hi Nancy, I don't have an membership, but would appreciate any information you have on the Andrew Hastings family. My e-mail address is: Much appreciated, regards, Nadeen
Added by Nadeen Sobottka on Jun 02, 2014 6:26 AM
Nadeen Sobottka
Clifford Hastings
Hi Nancy, I realized that I had created two memorials for Clifford Hastings. I'm going to delete the one that you have flowers and a note attached to because I have him in the wrong cemetery, according to his obit. Can you add your flowers and note to the other memorial?

I take it that Clifford's parents were David E. Hastings and Rhoda Sherwin? Do you know who David's parents were?

Do you happen to know anything about Stewart Hastings of Kenosha, WI? He was my 4x great uncle. Stewart was the son of Thaddeus Hastings. And seeing that Stewart and Clifford were in Kenosha, WI at the same time, I'm wondering if they didn't have any affiliation seeing that they were cousins? Regards, Nadeen
Added by Nadeen Sobottka on May 24, 2014 8:46 AM
Roger Bonner
Canfield's in Union Morrisonville
I just wanted to let you know I have some additional photos of the Canfield's headstones including Edwin and Zebulah, Malghomh and a few others. I did not see where anyone was asking for them but wanted to let you know I had them.
Roger Bonner
Added by Roger Bonner on Apr 14, 2014 5:30 PM
John H Willey
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Hi Nancy
Sorry, the EDIT at top page using your E-MAIL address does not work due to DEFAULT E-MAIL settings, going to Computer Store today to get Default fixed.
So I have been using the bottom of page edits.
Sorry John
Added by John H Willey on Apr 02, 2014 4:17 AM
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