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Bob Collins (#46530203)
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Bio Photo UPDATE: Surgery for both knees was scheduled for Oct 17--but only one was done. I'm over 3 months into recovery and am doing well. But I have to do the whole business over again for the other knee. So, in the meantime, I am managing, earlier than I thought I would, to get back out to Green-Wood to fulfill requests. The new knee works pretty well so far.
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Joel Church
John B Merritt
Thank you Bob for taking the photo. Hopefully someday his grave will be properly marked.
Joel
Added by Joel Church on Mar 01, 2017 6:52 AM
Peachy Pringle
RE: Joseph B. Grice
I freely admit that I have an excessive interest in the connections of ordinary people to famous people. ( I am more moved looking at the grave of the man who made Mark Twain's rain barrels than I am looking at the grave of Mark Twain.)
Joseph B. Grice and Mary S. (Grice) Muller's niece had a daughter, Daisy Grice Stansbury, who was married (1st) to the silent-movie actor Percy Dewitt Barbat; (2nd) she married Charles Matranga of the New Orleans Mafia Matrangas.
Anyway, if it should matter, Frederick Muller was in New Orleans in the early 1840s. He was the organist at Christ Church (Episcopal) on Canal Street. He was also a teacher of vocal and music in the public schools. He also had a singing school on Saturdays for young ladies, whose parents were charged $1.00 per month. He married Mary S. Grice on 27 Dec 1843 in Christ Church, New Orleans, Louisiana. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Dr. Wheaton.
Added by Peachy Pringle on Feb 28, 2017 4:53 PM
Peachy Pringle
RE: Joseph B. Grice
NEW YORK HERALD (New York, New York), Tuesday, May 15, 1894

Muller — On Sunday, 13th inst., at Norfolk, Va.. Mary S., wife of the late Professor F. F. Muller.
Interment at Greenwood, Tuesday morning, eleven o’clock.
Added by Peachy Pringle on Feb 28, 2017 6:36 AM
Peachy Pringle
RE: Joseph B. Grice
NEW YORK TRIBUNE (New York, New York), Friday, January 15, 1886

Professor Frederick Ferdinand Muller, of Tarrytown, died at his home on Tuesday evening. He was born in Germany, and came to this country forty years ago. After remaining in this city some years, he went to Boston and became the organist of the Handel and Haydn Society, and also at the Old South Church. Later he was an organist in Plymouth Church, Brooklyn, and the Church of the Ascension, and last of all at St. Mark’s Church in this city. Four years ago he removed to Tarrytown. Three years ago he had a stroke of paralysis, and a few days ago he was stricken with apoplexy, which resulted in his death.
Added by Peachy Pringle on Feb 28, 2017 6:15 AM
Joanne Wardell Loyd
Wardell thanks
I appreciate you Bob, your the best.
Added by Joanne Wardell Loyd on Feb 28, 2017 5:38 AM
Peachy Pringle
RE: Joseph B. Grice
My information on this family starts in New Orleans. President George Washington’s brother, Lawrence Washington, had a great-great … grandson, John Stith Washington*, who was an editor of THE TIMES-PICAYUNE newspaper(New Orleans). John’s son, Frederick Stith Washington, was a Confederate hero. Frederick married Elizabeth Ann Manning-widow of Warren Ashley Grice. Elizabeth’s father, Stephen Cooper Manning, was “very influential” on the New Orleans Docks before the Civil War. Warren Ashley Grice and his brother James M Grice were ambitious men in Louisiana. They were steamship captains and owners. They had mercantile stores, saw mills, a distilling business, and land and some slaves. Warren was influential in the planning of the Jackson to New Orleans railroad. Warren, thought not the oldest son, managed his family after his father died. Most of his sisters and their husbands lived in New Orleans at one time or another.
Warren’s sister Mary S Grice, her husband F F Muller, their daughter Mary A Muller, and her brother, Joseph B Grice were living together in New Orleans on the 1850 Census. F F Muller was a musician. The Mullers were in Albany, New York in 1860. He was an organist.
Joseph B Grice who was the youngest child went into the military. You have seen his record.
All these Grices were born at Camden Estate near Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Their family was influential in ship building on the East Cost. One Uncle was Secretary of the Navy or some such thing.
I know very little about the Mullers - I need to work on that.
* John Stith Washington’s second wife ,Sarah Elizabeth Lewis, was a descendant of Sir Robert Farmar - first English Governor of Mobile; and of the Marquis Louis Francois Alexandre Edward Le Gras De Vaubercy - the last of the Lords of Champagne.
Added by Peachy Pringle on Feb 27, 2017 8:33 PM
Peachy Pringle
RE: Joseph B. Grice
I see.
I am not a close relative of his, so I won't request a transfer. You all have everything well in hand, anyway.
Thanks again,
Peachy
Added by Peachy Pringle on Feb 27, 2017 6:22 PM
Peachy Pringle
Joseph B. Grice
Thank you so much for the photos. Definitely the Joseph B. Grice that I have been looking for; although his newish tombstone is puzzling -- his father died in 1833 which would make his 1835 birth unlikely. But the Mary S. Grice Muller in that plot is his older sister. Thank you for adding her record, too. (She died in Norfolk, Virginia.)
Thanks again,
Peachy
Added by Peachy Pringle on Feb 27, 2017 4:27 PM
Don Hammon
Thanks
Thanks for the photograph of the Dobie Family Plot. Very much appreciated.
Added by Don Hammon on Feb 27, 2017 10:08 AM
June S
Photos
Thanks for your time & great photos! June
Added by June S on Feb 26, 2017 4:05 AM
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