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Gary Abrams (#46963250)
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Bio Photo A fire fighter by profession, genealogy and history research are one of my hobbies. I also enjoy Civil War reenacting with the 33d N.J. Inf.,2nd Zouaves, the feel of history never got better. As for the cemeteries, as quiet as they may seem, the souls of those before each have their own story.
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Pvt Jeremiah Jackson
Hello Gary, I submitted an edit request to add his complete date and place of death. The memorial had Broome Center as his place of death. The source of the date and place of death was his Civil War Pension record, which listed his place of death as Gilboa. He served in the 134th NY, I had an ancestor who also served in the unit. Thanks for having created his memorial. Paul Turner
Added by pjt on Dec 09, 2016 8:09 AM
Jersey Girl
Genevieve Bartlett Walker
Hi there!
I hate to tell you this, but your lovely memorial for Mrs. Walker, 35399417, is a duplicate of the following memorial:

Birth: Mar. 13, 1855
Death: Mar. 27, 1946

wife of Alson Herman Walker

Roseland Methodist Churchyard
Essex County
New Jersey, USA

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Created by: Mary M Daley
Record added: Oct 29, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22552326

Hopefully the creator of the original memorial, Mary M. Daley, and you will be able to consolidate these memorials into a singular, fabulous tribute to the late Mrs. Walker!

Added by Jersey Girl on Nov 01, 2016 1:57 PM
Lulu McClain.
thanks for the obit - are you sure of her age -- the stone says 5,2,17 not 3,2, 19 ?
Added by Donna on Jul 26, 2016 11:34 AM
Charles N. Wood
Hello, Gary,
I just want to let you know that I left a picture on the memorial you have for Charles with the source of the picture in the caption. Hope it's okay with you. I'm quite sure that it's the right man because there appears to be only one Charles N. Wood who lived around Broome and who was born in 1839.
Added by Suellen on Feb 26, 2016 3:35 PM
Charles N. Wood 43616175
Hello Gary, Through the Edit Function I submitted his full date of death of June 3, 1911. The source was his pension data. Paul Turner
Added by pjt on Feb 16, 2015 4:05 PM
Linda Peloquin
RE: Egbert / Decker

Thanks for getting back to me.

So, it's family with an Egbert/Decker marriage connecting the two. I hadn't gotten into Abigail yet so thank you for that bit of information.

The other Decker headstone in the photo, John & Sarah, you probably know are Japhet's parents. They also have memorials here by lilypad: 133782381 & 133782418.

I see that you also have made a memorial for Eliza Decker, Japhet's wife. She was in the 1902 Newark, NJ directory w/the same addy as son John but the info for that must have been collected before she died in 1901.

I've never seen Japhet's DC. I'm not in Staten Island or even NY so the only death records I get are those that are direct line. I'd love to have a DC for everyone for whom one was issued but for me, like most of us, that's not budgetarily possible so I stick to the main line for those expenditures.

I wish I did have some older family pix but the closest I come w/the Decker branch on Staten Island is a great-grandmother who would be related to Japhet through their common ancestors of John M. Decker & his wife, Martha Kinsey.

I know trees @ Ancestry say "Whitehead" for Martha's maiden but that was based on what turns out to be mis-information by an unknown informant for the 1909 DC of John & Martha's daughter Mary Catherine & was thought at the time to be correct.

There was a big tah-do when Martha's 2nd husband died w/his children(all by his late, 1st wife) contesting his will. In the testimony of Martha's late husband's brother, it was learned that Martha & the 1st wife, nee Kinsey, were sisters thus, Martha's maiden was learned/confirmed to be Kinsey.

Yes, I am on Ancestry. Is the Rev. Faull Family Tree yours? The photo of the tree's owner sure looks like you in the pix here or you have a twin bro. doing genealogy. If it's you, then I just sent a contact mail a short while ago on the Ridgeway/Faull/Decker connection. And I do see that the Faull memorials are yours, too.

If it's not you, then let me know here.
Added by Linda Peloquin on Jan 24, 2015 4:43 PM
Linda Peloquin
Japhet Alston Decker Memorial# 130037338
Good evening Gary,

Thank you for this memorial!

I'm looking at the photos you took that accompany your memorial and I'm a bit confused.

Is the photo w/the Egbert monument in the foreground just meant to give an overview of the location of Japhet's headstone or are the three headstones in the photo all within the same plot & therefore the two in the background - Japhet's and that of John M. Decker/Sarah Decker (Who were, BTW, Japhet's parents) related to the Egbert"s?

My guess would be, if related, then the relationship might be via Japhet's wife Eliza for whom I've not found a maiden name yet.

It won't be via Sarah Decker on the other headstone off on the right of the Egbert monument because the marriage of Sarah & John is recorded in the records of Moravian Church and her maiden name - Alston & her parents - Japhet & Sarah Alston, are documented in the records. (

One last question...I'm wondering where you found the birth & death locations of Bull's Head for Japhet. I haven't been able to find them w/what's available to me on line.

Thanks so much.

Added by Linda Peloquin on Jan 23, 2015 7:52 PM
Dead weight
RE: Gubelmann in NJ
I don't know if they should. I was just letting you know in case you are doing their family tree. It's not a common name.
Added by Dead weight on Nov 21, 2014 1:44 AM
Mike Harrison
Weik @ Watsontown
I found Jay along with 6 other Weik's. They are in Block 11, listed owner ofthe lot was Ella Weik. I posted all of them & transferred them to you.
Added by Mike Harrison on Jun 03, 2014 10:23 PM
Mike Harrison
RE: Weik @ Watsontown
Gary I looked in Block 24 & didnt see any other Weik's buried there. I work for the cemetery so Ill find them, just give me a few days. Ill look at the map when I go in the morning & see where the others are listed.
Added by Mike Harrison on Jun 02, 2014 2:04 AM
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