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Janet Muff (#46951416)
 member for 9 years, 3 months, 15 days
RE: Asa White
Hi, Janet. Now I'm even more curious to find out how that Memorial came to be attached to a Pittsford "supposed" grave. There was another Asa White, married to in Mount Holly at the same time as Deacon Deacon Asa, but he moved to Ludlow and is buried there (# 94844903). There was some confusion in some of the records between the two Asa Whites. Was going to check on Asa White's in Pittsford and thank you for doing so. I do have Margaret Jenk's inscriptions for Mount Holly and Wallingford, but not for Pittsford. Thank you for checking those.

Added by Margnm on Feb 21, 2017 11:04 AM

RE: Asa White
Janet, Thank you for replying so quickly and your help. I have copies of the land records that show that Asa bought 60 acres of land from Isreal Goodman on 11 Dec 1794. He was from Hartland on that transaction. He then bought another 60 acres from Abel Farwell on 31 Mar 1795. He may have been clearing his land when he died. I always thought too, that he was buried somewhere on his land. I visited the Mount Holly area 3 different times in the late 90s and was never able to find any burial site (found the others including Sarah's) or where his land may have been. I have contacted the person who put up the Memorial in Pittsford, but so far no response. I am now thinking that it may be the wrong Asa White who was attached to that Memorial and the info didn't come from an actual gravestone. It's been many years since I've done research on this Asa and would really appreciate help on any additional information that is found. I will go back and recheck what I have also. Thank you so much for your help. Marg

Added by Margnm on Feb 20, 2017 9:32 AM

RE: Deacon Asa White's father
Thank you for your explanation, Janet. I apologize if I sounded a little terse over Deacon Asa White's link. I really do appreciate all your hard work on seeing that these Memorials are correct. I see where the problem may be. When I merged the Pittsford Cem. Memorial that was put up for Asa White, Sr. with his correct birth date and correct death date from records like his Rev. War Pension file, I merged my Memorial with the unknown grave site with the known one and inadvertently left grave site unknown on it. I have asked for that to be removed as I am very sure that this is the correct Asa White. He had just moved to Mount Holly and died almost immediately, probably in clearing land. Mount Holly was just being settled and the closest church might have been Pittsford, but that is really quite a ways from Mount Holly and quite a stretch. I see also, that there are some problems with that cemetery's records. I'll look into it further and try to contact the person who put up the Memorial for Asa Sr. that matches his dates to see where the information was obtained. I, too, want the Links to be accurate and appreciate your efforts to do so. Thanks again for all your help. Marg McEuen

Added by Margnm on Feb 19, 2017 11:02 AM

Deacon Asa White's father
Deacon Asa White's father was Asa white in Memorial # 125195378. I do not understand why my edit was rejected because my information is correct from Mount Holly records, obtained from the town clerk,, Asa senior's Rev. War Pension file, will, and other records. I do not understand what correct information would be removed if this edit was approved. Asa Senior was Sarah Moors's first husband and died shortly after they moved to Mount Holly in 1795 leaving her with five children: Deacon Asa 2, (my ancestor), John 1 (there was a younger John in Mount Holly at the same time), Sally, Polly and Francis, all noted in the RW Pension file that Sara finally received in 1846 just before she died. Sarah married secondly, Jonah Ives, in 1797, as she was left with children ages 9 (Dea Asa) thru 1 (Francis). She then had Johan Ives, Jr. in 1798 and perhaps another son, Jotham in 1800. But Asa White 125195378, is definitely Deacon Asa White's father and I would appreciate if my edit was approved so the whole White line is attached again correctly as someone else on Find A Grave is studying Deacon Asa's line currently and for others who may study the line. Thank you. Marg McEuen

Added by Margnm on Feb 18, 2017 12:14 PM

Phoebe Warren
Hi! No problem - as long as they are linked, that's all that counts.

Thank you! 😊

Added by Kelly on Feb 17, 2017 7:27 PM

RE: Polly Patch wife of Aaron
Hi, Janet. I found her surname in the death record for their son, Alson H. Patch, on Family Search. It is NH Death Record # 004243184:
The record of Alson H. Patch from New Hampshire Death Records:
Name Alson H. Patch
Event Date (Original) 2 Nov 1903
Event Date 02 Nov 1903
Event Place Claremont, , New Hampshire
Gender Male
Spouse's Name Grace L. Patch
Father's Name Aaron Patch
Mother's Name Polly Luce
"New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 December 2014), Aaron Patch in entry for Alson H. Patch, 02 Nov 1903; citing Claremont, , New Hampshire, Bureau Vital Records and Health Statisti...
Marg McEuen

Added by Margnm on Feb 17, 2017 11:40 AM

Jerry Bloom
RE: Maria Fales
Thank you.

Added by Jerry Bloom on Feb 16, 2017 3:58 PM

Beverly Kane
RE: Dan Pond
That is fine Janet. Thanks for letting me know. Curious for your input - I have entered some memorials in a cemetery even though there is no headstone and interment records unavailable. I am 99% sure that it is right place but no proof and I note that in the entry. Do you think that is appropriate?


Added by Beverly Kane on Feb 13, 2017 1:22 PM

RE: Clyde Beatty Morris
Hi Janet,
Thank you for the additional information on Clyde Morris. I haven't figured out his connection with the Shaws yet although Shaw and Fletcher are common names in Nova Scotia. I was trying to connect all the members of Edson Morris' family and this just leaves Clyde's brother Glen Alban Morris who moved to the States in 1913 and married Rose Bell Lowe. He is the last of the children I have to find a burial for.

Added by Ross on Feb 13, 2017 5:34 AM

Buddy Leech
RE: Ruth Congdon Godding
Back from a Super Bowl party. Will check this out tomorrow. BL

Added by Buddy Leech on Feb 05, 2017 10:30 PM

Arlene Walker Knutsen
RE: Harriet A. Warner
I found record in Vermont Vital Records, Marriage bride, Harriet A. King
groom Spencer Warner
Pawlet, Vt.
March 26, 1820
John Griswold minister
town; Pawlet, Vt. 1820
John Edgerton, town clerk

Added by Arlene Walker Knutsen on Feb 02, 2017 9:42 PM

RE: Diantha Felton
The source is the tombstone itself. I simply subtracted 2 years, 2 months and 8 days from her date of death.

Added by jromine on Jan 30, 2017 3:47 PM

Peg Stewart
Polly Curtis
In response to your recent message stating you did not understand my request for a change:

I am trying to determine the maiden name for Aaron Curtis' first wife, Polly.

I was trying to make a distinction that Curtis
was her married name -- NOT her birth name.
And I guess, it can only be done if both names are known.
Thank you very much for your effort to put these family members of mine on Find-A-Grave. It is a godsend for me (I live in northern California)) to find them here, so well documented.
Again, Thank you for your wonderful contribution!

Added by Peg Stewart on Jan 23, 2017 9:14 AM

Nadeen Sobottka
Sarah Doolittle @ Mound Cem., Racine, WI
Hi Janet, just wanted to let you know that I've added a tombstone picture to your memorial for Sarah Doolittle. Regards, Nadeen

Added by Nadeen Sobottka on Jan 21, 2017 8:23 AM

John J. Nelson
Question: You have John J. Nelson listed as son of John Rogers Nelson and Jane McCarter. I'm having trouble proving this relationship - would you please tell me where you got your information that they are parents/son? Anything would be greatly appreciated!

Added by mozilla976 on Jan 16, 2017 11:22 AM

Deacon Mathew Barber and Hannah Barber
Hi Janet,

Would you be willing to take a picture of Deacon Mathew Barber and Hannah Barbers Tombstones in the same photo? I don't think they are side by side, So it would be nice to see how they really are in the cemetery.

Would you also be willing to take a picture of the whole cemetery without the sign? I would like to see where Deacon Mathew Barber and Hannah Barber are compared to Rev. Dan Kent.

I would appreciate it so much!

I have been there, but it was dark and I could not get photos.

Thank you so much!

I love Benson! It is a nice little town!


Added by Julie on Jan 15, 2017 2:35 PM

RE: Mary Jane (May) Winslow
You're Welcome. Mary Jane is my 4th Great Aunt.

Added by Agard-Wallace64 on Jan 11, 2017 10:44 PM

john komar
RE: Erlonzo Mansfield
Thanks for the info Janet.

Added by john komar on Jan 06, 2017 6:15 PM

James Jewett
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 50629123
Thanks Janet, if you magnify the death certificate you will see 25 Nov 1895. I want to say, I have made dozens of corrections on Find A Grave and you are the first to question them, and I mention that as a complement.

Added by James Jewett on Jan 03, 2017 4:42 PM

Susan Gates Davis
RE: Helena Ray Memorial# 28390918
Commercial Advertiser, Canton, NY, May 2, 1933, Page 8:
Miss Helena Reed and Mr. Gilbert Roy were married by Prof. Morrell Tuesday evening. They were attended by Mr. Wiltz Teal and Miss Dorothy Woods.

The Tribune-Press, Gouverneur, NY, January 28, 1970, Page 6, Sec. 1:
The funeral for Mrs. Helena Marion Ray, 58, Russell, will be held today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at the family home, East Road, with the Rev. Stanley C. Vollmer, pastor of the United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in North Russell cemetery.
Mrs. Ray, wife of Gilbert F. Ray, died at her home Sunday morning. She had been disabled for years.
Surviving besides her husband are three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Harriette) Kinney, South Russell, Mrs. Lewis (Charlotte) O'Shew and Mrs. Alton (Linda) Guyette, North Russell; one sister, Mrs. Ceylon (Celia) Tousley, Canton, three brothers, Halstead Reed, Leo Reed and James Reed, all of Russell, and seven grand-children.
She was born Aug. 19, 1911 in the town of Russell a daughtr of Archie F. and Estelle L. Clark Reed. She attended Russell schools and was married to Gilbert Ray April 25, 1933 at Canton with the Rev. H. Philbrook Morrell officiating.

Added by Susan Gates Davis on Jan 03, 2017 8:26 AM

James Jewett
Find A Grave Memorial# 50629123
Hi Janet, not sure what the conflict is with the birth date for Leon Hadaway. I have not found a birth record. WWI and SS give birth as 25 Nov 1895 and WWII gives birth year as 25 Nov 1897. If I don't understand what the question is, my email , Jim Jewett

Added by James Jewett on Jan 03, 2017 8:08 AM

john komar
Erlonzo Mansfield
Janet could you tell me where you got the dates for his stone.

Added by john komar on Jan 02, 2017 2:50 PM

C. Eileen Dodge
RE: Elsie A. Dodge #143588933
On Ancestry and Family Search is a handwritten card with her birth date as 23 Jan 1834.

Her name was spelled Eley Ann Dodge - her father Daniel Dodge - mother's name not given.


Added by C. Eileen Dodge on Jan 01, 2017 12:07 AM

C. Eileen Dodge
RE: Elsie A. Dodge #143588933
Mindwell Dodge’s will was probated on 9 Sep 1874 at Rutland, Vermont.

It reads in part:

“I give and bequeath to my son, Abram Dodge of Sutton in Canada Fifty Dollars ($50.00).

I give and bequeath to my three grandchildren Milo Headle, Willie Headle and Carrie Headle, children of my late daughter Elsey A. Headle the entire residue and remainder of my estate real and personal (after the payment of my just debts and funeral charges and legacy first named) in equal shares and portions.

Added by C. Eileen Dodge on Dec 31, 2016 4:47 PM

Dan & Helen Conner Dansro
RE: Memorial # 60782700
Thank you.

Added by Dan & Helen Conner Dansro on Dec 30, 2016 8:53 PM


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