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Janet Muff (#46951416)
 member for 9 years, 6 months, 14 days
Deana B.
RE: Hattie L. Bourne Clark
Excellent! Thanks for the confirmation of burial location. I've added the memorials for Hattie, George, Mary and Martha as well as family links. I hadn't realized Martha was there, so that was a good find as well.

Thanks also for adding the memorial for Alanson Douglass' first wife, Mary. With her addition, I've almost found my direct ancestors on this branch of the family all back to the same level.

Which goes to your second post... The only ones who are missing are Henry Bourne's parents. One tree on (with no sources listed, so not sure how trustworthy) says their names are Orson and Susan. I do have sources that say Henry was born in Rutland County. So if you happen to come across them, that would be great. Thanks again for your help :)

Added by Deana B. on May 14, 2017 5:10 PM

Deana B.
RE: Alanson Douglass Memorial
Thanks! Here's what I've got from my mom's old family scrapbook/album. But if this/these stone(s) really exist, they haven't been entered yet. And I am not a fan of making memorials with burial unknown as placeholders -- that's how we end up with duplicates when someone actually walks the cemetery. I did find her mother and siblings in the Poultney Cemetery (#75696197). So maybe these ones are there also.

Harriet "Hattie" Louise Bourne Clark
b. 1 Mar 1866, Poultney, VT
d. 14 Dec 1940, Elmira, NY
Daughter of Henry Austin and Lydia (Douglass) Bourne.

At the end of her obit, it says: "The body will be taken to Poultney, Vt., and a committal service held at the grave there Wednesday at 11 a.m."

Then there is an old paper with the inscriptions:

(Poultney, Vermont)
Mary F
Daughter of
H.A. and L.D. Bourne
Mar. 8, 1870
AE 5 Yrs, 5 Mon. & 25 Das.
Gone to that savior she loved
so much to sing of ______
George W. Clark
Hattie L. Bourne
1866 - 1940

Added by Deana B. on May 14, 2017 7:28 AM

Deana B.
RE: Alanson Douglass Memorial
Hi Janet, No problem, and thanks for the nice detailed reply. I figured it couldn't hurt to ask, but I completely understand your reasons for keeping it! Interestingly, Alanson's granddaughter Harriet "Hattie" (my great-great grandmother) married a George Clark. I've been trying to figure out where he came from/who his parents are. I've found a few George Clarks, but they have turned out to be the wrong ones. If you run into a George Clark with ties to this area, I'd be grateful! Additionally, Hattie's body was apparently sent to Poultney, VT for burial after her death, but I haven't found any Harriet or Hattie Clark memorials.

Added by Deana B. on May 13, 2017 8:37 PM

cat howell-thomas
James Rustin Wallingford VT
Hello I'm not sure how this site works but I saw you posted about James Rustin, Hatter. Married to Sarah Louise Dickerman.

I wondered do you have a name of either of his parents?

He is my grandmothers, grandfathers, father.
I have come to a dead end with James, except a possible William Rustin in Litchfield CT.

Any snippet would be great.
Many thanks Cat Howell-Thomas

Added by cat howell-thomas on May 08, 2017 1:22 AM

RE: Thank you
Thank you so much for the updates to the Bent memorials!

Added by emcm on May 01, 2017 9:20 AM

RE: Relief (Bent) Gurnsey & Earl Bent
Hello Janet,
I sent the links to the memorials for Relief Bent Guernsey and Earl Francis Bent's parents, David Bent and Phebe Whittemore Bent. You have the parents' names listed on Earl Francis Bent's memorial.

My source is The Bent Family in America genealogy. Page 40 lists the children of David Bent and Phebe Whittemore Bent.

There are several children and as I find their memorials, I am submitting edits to link them to their parents. Relief Bent Guernsey and husband are my husbands' 5x great grandparents, making her parents his 6x great grandparents.

Thank you for your memorials!
Ellen M

Added by emcm on Apr 28, 2017 6:58 PM

P Brock
RE: Isaac Gates
wow! that's pretty neat knowledge you've uncovered. I'll ask at the office and see if they've anything else not on the papers in front of me.

Added by P Brock on Apr 23, 2017 1:20 PM

P Brock
RE: Isaac Gates
I forgot to mention...sorry
I have the records from the office and that's where I got the info for Isaac Gates .
He is a veteran and you can see it clearly on my pic.. I posted it, before seeing yours.
Section 15 is very large and this is the 5th month working hard at the paperwork.
Have a great week!

Added by P Brock on Apr 23, 2017 11:48 AM

P Brock
RE: Isaac Gates
I'm doing the whole of section 15 and ran across him and his spouse

Added by P Brock on Apr 22, 2017 11:23 PM

RE: Phebe M Wilson Burdick
Puppies! Yoorah! Yup it is me :)
take care and enjoy

Added by Anonymous on Apr 16, 2017 12:24 PM

Phebe M Wilson Burdick
thanks very much for sending along details and bringing her cenotaph to my attn. I've updated her memorial. It's good to hear from you! Happy Spring!

Added by Anonymous on Apr 15, 2017 2:28 PM

RE: John Downer
That is so fantastic!! Thank you so much. I will keep this in mind.



Hello Shelly,

Although I appreciate your compliment, the photo of this gravestone was not good, not by my current standards anyway. Nor were the other photos I took in Shaftsbury years ago. So I re-shot all the stones this past summer but have not had time to upload them to find-a-grave. Unfortunately, the stones have become quite stained in the intervening years. But I do think the last crop of photos is a bit better.

I've uploaded the new photo of John's stone, which allowed me to read the whole inscription, to his memorial. You are welcome to use it. And if you'd like a high resolution photo for your records, or if you need photos of any other family members, please let me know I've got a lot going on in the next few days and may not be able to work on them immediately, but I won't let them fall through the cracks.

Janet Muff

Added by Shelly on Apr 13, 2017 5:14 AM

Ross Adam Wood Sr.
RE: Orpha P. (Clark) Finney
I added a copy of her birth record to the memorial.

Added by Ross Adam Wood Sr. on Apr 09, 2017 10:12 PM

RE: Reuben Sanford article
I understand completely.
I also have a picture of him that I can add if you would like.

Added by SvanBen on Apr 09, 2017 6:01 AM

David Harrison
RE: sorry do not know why 2
Thank you

Added by David Harrison on Apr 08, 2017 9:30 PM

David Harrison
RE: Emily wife of Frederick Wray
Ancestry trees and a census best can do thanks,
Emily Wray
Birth ABT 1843 Fort Ann, Washington County, New York, USA
Death 12 APRIL 1891

William Wray

Sarah Johnson

Spouse & Children
Frederick F. Wray

Frederick William Wray

Garrett F. Wray

Infant Daughter Wray

Geo W. Wray

Charlotte E Wray

George E. Wray
New York, State Census, 1855
Name Wm Wray
Birth Year abt 1809
Age 46
Gender Male
Relation to Head Head
Residence Fort Ann, Washington, New York, USA
District E.D. 1-2
Household Number 281
Line Number 29
Sheet Number 38
Household Members
Name Age
Wm Wray 46
Sarah N Wray 14
Emily Wray 12
Betsey A Wray 5
Mary A Thompson 44
James Wray 61
David Harrison
David Harrison A few blanks in the trees but using possible generation line you would be
Did Emily marry a cousin if your tree?
Son...See More
Like Reply Yesterday at 3:08pm
David Harrison
David Harrison Ann Eliza Wray (1807 - 1869)
wife of 2nd cousin 5x removed
Like Reply Yesterday at 3:09pm
James H Tyler
James H Tyler Emily Wray married Frederick F Wray (1833-1917), son of Garret Wray (1789-1873).

Added by David Harrison on Apr 07, 2017 5:48 PM

RE: Charlotte (Pomeroy) Kittredge
Thank you,

I understand.

Thank you for your generous donation of time in creating & maintaining these memorials.

FYI, Charlotte was the 1st wife of my g g uncle, Nathan Button. Without your help I would not have found Charlotte.


Added by FamilyHunt on Apr 07, 2017 1:43 AM

Kirk Vredevelt
RE: James S. Masxon (#78483500)
Thank you for your diligence. The death date does not match with the children's birthdays as you noted. I have asked the memorial manager to remove the erroneous death date until greater evidence for this and a will is found.

Kirk Vredevelt

Added by Kirk Vredevelt on Apr 05, 2017 7:08 AM

Joanne Scobee Morgan
RE: Seth G. Stiles #61036831
in the Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
Name: Seth Garnsey Stiles
Event Type: Birth
Birth Date: 18 Nov 1800
Birth Place: Otis, Massachusetts
Father Name: Elijah Stiles
Mother Name: Betsey James

Added by Joanne Scobee Morgan on Mar 31, 2017 1:25 PM

Craig Spalding
RE: Louisa (Libby) Spalding
I would like to have the probate excerpts you have uncovered. I appreciate the extra effort and follow up!

Added by Craig Spalding on Mar 28, 2017 9:19 AM

Henry Seward
Glad the death information for Mr. Seward was useful. It was a condense story of his death from the news article in our (his) local Emporia paper.


Added by Anonymous on Mar 25, 2017 6:16 PM

William Cole
Ebenezer & Mary Cole
I'm jealous. I am attracted to cemetarys also but almost all my reletives are on the east coast. Thank you for your work, would like to get permission to use your photos for my personal use and credit you.
Mem #6493096 & #6493103
These are my 4th g. grandparents.
Thanks, Bill

Added by William Cole on Mar 23, 2017 9:25 PM

Thanks for the wonderful photo of John Downer's grave stone. I'm wondering if you would grant me permission to use your photos on my files. I have no interest in them for anything other than genealogical purposes and I give credit in the photo description.

Thanks for your consideration.


Added by Shelly on Mar 23, 2017 10:21 AM

Lee An
RE: Sardus King
Hi Janet, thanks for the run-down. It had to have been mind-numbing to transcribe all those records at once, mistakes are very understandable and I had to ask. Thanks again, Happy Spring! Lee

Added by Lee An on Mar 20, 2017 7:34 PM

Craig Spalding
RE: Louisa (Libby) Spalding
Book reference:

Descendants of Henry Wallbridge who married Ann Amos, December 25th, 1688, at Preston, Conn, with some notes on the allied families of Brush, Fassett, Dewey, Fobes, Gager, Lehman, Meech, Stafford. Scott.

Author: William Gedney Wallbridge

Published by: Press of Franklin printing company
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Date: 1898

Page referenced: 102

Added by Craig Spalding on Mar 08, 2017 10:51 PM


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