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Nikita Barlow (#46508077)
 member for 16 years, 1 day
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Bio Photo Greetings!

A Find-a-Graver since the site's origins as the hit for notable graves--not genealogy--I do "Famous" bios, and photograph/write about old gravestones, cemeteries, and the people interred within for the general reader. Will cheerfully answer queries, make corrections, add data to the "Family Links" section, and include other relevant info ASAP. Please no requests to insert multiple hyperlinks in the narrative part of the bio or to transfer pre-1900 burials. Find-a-Grave members can always include any grave listed on the website in an ancestral or other type of grouping by using the "Virtual Cemetery" feature. If you wish to quote me or use my photos, please contact me; attribution for written pieces is "by Nikita Barlow, for Findagrave", and for photographs, "Photo by Nikita Barlow". Thanks for your cooperation, and happy graving!

Nikita Barlow
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 • 2,142 Memorials Added
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Diane Gravlee
RE: Ruth Williams
Hello again as well. I looked at Ruth's memorial after you added my suggestion and as far as I'm concerned, it is done very nicely now and explains all the variables for her. I truly appreciate you adding what I sent. Maybe some day some new source will give us the us more information. Diane
Added by Diane Gravlee on Oct 15, 2017 1:31 PM
Diane Gravlee
Ruth Williams
I re-read my note and I obviously meant that she married second to Matthew Williams, not Matthew Wheeler. I am only adding to the confusion!!!
Added by Diane Gravlee on Oct 07, 2017 12:02 PM
Diane Gravlee
RE: Ruth Williams
Thanks for your thoughtful reply. I agree with all you said about the birth (and sometimes death) dates.
However, please correct the Circa 1668 to read Circa 1658; probably a typo on your part in the bio.
There is a source for her birth date, which is "Connecticut Births and Christenings 1649-1906" at the FamilySearch website and taken from church records. This source states her father is Frances Lindley (spelled variously) with no mention of her mother, and her birth as February 4, 1658. There is confusion about her parents. My belief is that she married first to Mr. Wheeler at about age 20 (a common age at the time). He died and she married second to Matthew Wheeler in 1685 at the age of 27 (would be old for a 1st marriage in those times), and where her name is given as Ruth Wheeler (i.e. widow of Mr. Wheeler) in the marriage record. She probably had children by Mr. Wheeler as well as the 9 children by Mr. Williams. A Wheeler son may have provided for her gravestone.
I would appreciate it if you could include this info and source in her bio in some way too. And I don't mind if you cite my name as the contributor. If you feel I have offered a reliable source, you may want to change her maiden name to Lindley, but if not, that's okay.
Added by Diane Gravlee on Oct 07, 2017 12:00 PM
Raymond Skaddan
RE: Sula Skaddan Govro #4161672
Thank you for your response. Actually, I did see Govro misspelled as Gavro in the text.

What you have done is laudatory and we appreciate it very much
Added by Raymond Skaddan on Sep 28, 2017 11:26 AM
Barbara H.
RE: Daniel Edward Hervey #8564582
Greetings, Nikita!

Thank you so much! I have trying to find out about James Beasley Hervey for some time, and didn't know all of that! Can you tell me where you found the information? I've only searched online, and haven't come up with much.

Thanks again.


Added by Barbara H. on Sep 27, 2017 6:29 PM
Raymond Skaddan
Sula Skaddan Govro
Please note edited commentary. Thanks for your help!
Added by Raymond Skaddan on Sep 24, 2017 9:56 AM
Wendy Wilkins Valdez
RE: Isaac Woodruff Ward #6605301
I actually sent the same information to all three. Thank you for the detailed response, though. I appreciate it. I know so many cemeteries were uprooted and the people moved, but I personally still put their memorial on the cemetery of original burial (or of record on the death cert) with a note in the bio that they were later moved to XX cemetery. They are usually placed in a mass grave, so markers don't exist. Yours is unusual in that they put a marker on the new location. Thanks again!
Added by Wendy Wilkins Valdez on Sep 15, 2017 9:35 AM
Dana Fox Mariner
RE: Orange Presbyterian Churchyard
Thank you so much Nikita for the information. I didn't see how this could just happen on a historic place like this, but it's not like cemeteries haven't been paved over before. I appreciate the reassurance. There are several of us who live away whose DAR relative is buried there.
Added by Dana Fox Mariner on Sep 14, 2017 7:28 PM
Dana Fox Mariner
1st Presbyterian, Orange, Essex Co., NJ
Nikita, I just got this from a family member & I wondered if you ever found out anything about this Revolutionary Cmty.:
Most recently, the church was sold and the sellers told the buyers that there were no bodies buried in the cemetery. Hard to believe. I think this was done in order to convince the buyers they could tear down the church, clear the graves and build whatever they wanted. I do not know where those plans stand in terms of property development.
Added by Dana Fox Mariner on Sep 12, 2017 6:07 PM
RE: PS to message below Avery's
My goodness, thank you for the great help! Also, a special thanks for finding my beloved (great) Aunt Betty's 'grave number'; I was afraid of not finding hers. I did find my paternal grandparents.

You are marvelous! How very kind of you to do this for me; thank you very, very much. ETDC
Added by ETDC on Aug 26, 2017 6:35 PM
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