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Diane LM (#47306054)
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In honor of a great man.

I would be happy to transfer anyone, other than family, to you. I want to see them with family and friends that love them and can take care of the memorials. Just contact me. And you are very welcome to use my marker photos in your family tree without asking, but my curiosity would like to know which ones are being used.

A special thank you to Tom C for supplying information on Oakwood Cemetery residents. We worked together to enter every name from the cemetery records through September 2016 to hopefully help you in your search. Thanks Tom!

And a big thanks to af who researched and provided dozens and dozens of obituaries. That's the best collaboration.

Finally, thanks to all of you who have sent edits and caught my mistakes. I want to be as accurate as possible and you help me do that.

To the best of my knowledge Onondaga Valley Cemetery has been completely photographed as of Sept 17, 2016. I will attempt to keep up with new burials.
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Olivia Rudd Smith (1798-1871) | Oakwood Cemetery; Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY
Thanks for the "bio" addition, meager as it is; doesn't take much to get a SMITH researcher excited about the most oblique reference in an obscure talk to a limited audience if it leads to vast implications long sought for generations. Such is the case in this instance.

Appreciatively, Philip in NYC
Added by pkarchs on Aug 31, 2017 2:30 PM
RE: Townsend
I believe that the remains of Hurlbut are interred in the same lot as his father even though the cemetery may have no record of his interment. Therefore the memorial at the USMA Post Cemetery is a cenotaph:

Will of his father dated December 5, 1876:
I request and devise that my mortal remains be laid to rest beside those of my much loved wife Mary and those of my beloved son Hurlbut Grant, in OakWood Cemetery, at Syracuse, New York without needless cash or show.

However, note that the will says my ... wife and my...son; not her son or our son.

Later in the will:
And any spoons, books or relics of my deceased wife Mary shall go to her son Eddy B.

Note Eddy is referred to as her son whereas Hurlbut is referred to as my son.

Added by SLGMSD on Aug 23, 2017 12:39 PM
I have found the gravesites for wife #1 and wife #3.

The mother of Hurlbut is questionable. Wife #1 died in 1841. If Hurlbut was born in 1842 he was born in Michigan, but the 1850 Census has New York as place of birth. Of course, it also has New York for his sister, Juliet, who was born in 1840 and in 1840 Rev. Townsend was in Indiana.


Rev. Townsend was at:
Logansport Presb 1841
Michigan City to 1843 - where wife #1 died in December 1841
Sacketts Harbor NY 1843-1850

I have been unable to find a date of marriage for wife #2 - Mary Brown so she may be wife #3.

Any ideas?
Added by SLGMSD on Aug 20, 2017 5:20 PM
Rev. Ebenezer Grant Townsend
Find A Grave Memorial# 70414255

Your edits regarding his children - he was married three times so if you can send me the marriage dates; dates of death of his three spouses; then each child can be connected to their mother.

First wife: Eliza
Second wife: Mary
Third wife: Carrie

Any ideas as to which spouse is the mother of which child?
Added by SLGMSD on Aug 19, 2017 7:58 PM

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