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Nikita Barlow (#46508077)
 member for 15 years, 11 months, 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!

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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
Babs Aparturum
RE: Crane #175882566 & #175882612
Nikita nice to hear from you.
I am sorry that my request bothered you and have removed it from both Crane memorials, but considering that the stones were to be potentially cut to the ground and removed, I do not think my suggestion was out of line. The new owners of the Church and Burial areas had just completed the GPR testing (White flags in the background of some of my photos) of all the burial areas on their property with their plans of increasing the parking lot. 60 percent of the Presbyterian Old Burial Ground is home to my relations and I was there to provide my information for re-internment of my many Great Grandparents if they were to follow through with their plans. Luckily for everyone they have since changed their minds, but just in case I filmed every stone I could reassemble and uncover from debris over the next few weeks and met with the new clergy there in case they change their minds again. I do not pretend that Rubbings in Graveyards do not happen and there are educational books and kits sold Amazon to this day, Ancestry has a page about it, PBS talks of it, Schools have field trips every year to educate and teach the correct practice. Sorry to have offended you and glad some of my photos were needed on many of the memorials there.
Added by Babs Aparturum on Aug 16, 2017 6:15 AM
Gaynor Caroline Jones
RE: UK listings on Find-a-grave
hiya sorry I have sent the text to one of them and then to you by mistake, it should have gone to one of the other admin :-) x Gaynor
Added by Gaynor Caroline Jones on Aug 15, 2017 11:04 PM
Gaynor Caroline Jones

please is it possible to make finding a cemetery in the UK a little easier, for the USA you caN ENTER the state but not for can only use the name of the church/cemetry... I just tried to find one so as to enter a few people but was given 347 same name churches

thank you Gaynor
Added by Gaynor Caroline Jones on Aug 15, 2017 6:22 AM
Sue Herbine
RE: Elizabeth Hinman Dodd #41330626
Certainly understand and what a beautiful picture you have that I did not have access to. My information came from the Dodd book. Before I delete the memorial could you add to your bio: she married Samuel Dodd and had the following children: Jonas, Naomi, and Abiathar.
Thank you Sue
Added by Sue Herbine on Aug 14, 2017 6:34 PM
AJ & Ray Cassel
RE: Samuel Conduit / Orange Presbyterian Churchyard
Nikita -

Thank you so much for the information regarding the First Presbyterian Churchyard in Orange, New Jersey.

I'm so excited about going there - I have 10+ great grandparents buried there and I was getting a little worried as to how I would find their gravesites.

Appreciate your quick response - and all the work you have done on Find a Grave.


AJ Cassel
Added by AJ & Ray Cassel on Aug 02, 2017 2:05 PM
Edmund Fitzgerald, St Pats Old Cathedral
Are you certain that the inscription says that Edmund Fitzgerald (F-G # 6097316) died June 16 1844? Because Gertrude Barber (Index to Letters of Administration New York County 1743-1875), records an Ellen Fitzgerald as receiving a letter of administration for the estate of an Edmund Fitzgerald who died June 19 1852. Letters of Administration were typically granted soon after the death of the intestate back then, and Ellen's family vault bears the date 1852.
If you are living in the vicinity of Old St Pats you might check the death year again. I will post on Edmund's memorial a photo of the page from Barber's collection (a copy of which is in the NYC Public Library, Milstein collection) referring to Ellen and Edmund; if I do this though it would be best to switch the photo order so the grave photo appears first.
Added by AAW on Jul 27, 2017 5:13 PM
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