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David Edsall (#46906546)
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Bio Photo My ancestors settled in Bergen and Sussex counties, New Jersey, in the 17th and 18th centuries, where some descendants have remained to the present day. I grew up in Cambridge and Dedham, MA with one foot in Vermont. Until recently I lived in Amherst, MA, where my graving was concentrated in Hampshire and Franklin counties in the Connecticut river valley. I have recently moved to Woodstock, VT, with part of the summers in Greensboro, VT, so my graving will now be concentrated in Windsor, Orleans and Caledonia counties.

I welcome your corrections, as well as any additional information you can provide. I receive so many suggested edits that I cannot review them - I just don't have the time. One problem with submitted edits is that I no longer know if the information in a memorial represents my work. So, please get it right and remember, the memorial goes out over my name!

I am happy to transfer memorials if you are related. You are welcome to use any of my photos - I'd appreciate a credit. Thank you.

Family names of interest to me: Edsall, Tileston, Dunham, Cranford, Barton, DeKay, Foote, Lawrence, Linn, Morse, Noyes, Seeley, Tiffany, Woodhull.

I've used Find-a-Grave extensively in my own researches around the country, and benefitted greatly from it. My contributions to the website are a way of saying thank you.

I have concentrated on the following cemeteries, working systematically:
Holy Rosary (Hadley, MA)
Plainville (Hadley, MA)
Russellville (No. Hadley, MA)

Batchelder Road (Stannard, VT)
East Craftsbury (E. Craftsbury, VT)
Felchville (Reading, VT)
Gill (Hartland, VT)
Greensboro Village (Greensboro, VT)
Hardwick Center (Hardwick, VT)
Lincoln Noyes (Greensboro, VT)
Maple Street (Hardwick, VT)
Methodist (Barnard, VT)
Mitchell (Greensboro, VT)
Pinehurst (So. Ryegate, VT)
Prosper (Woodstock, VT)
Randall (Woodstock, VT)
River Street (Woodstock, VT)
St. John of the Cross (Albany, VT)
South Albany (So. Albany, VT)
Taftsville Burying Ground (Taftsville, VT)
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Bill Baccus
Laura Billings Simmons (1820-1849)
Laura (Billings) Simmons was the wife of sea Captain Bezer Simmons. They are buried in a single plot in River Street Cemetery, with a single stone, in Woodstock, Windsor County, Vermont. I contacted you 7 years ago with all the tributes and accolades that Capt. Simmons was entitled to for his escapades on the Gold Coast of California and you were so generous with your time to add them to his obituary.

Well, I have discovered that the story of Laura's demise in 1849, shortly after her arrival in San Francisco, was such a melancholy and heart wrenching story as journalists of the mid 19th century were wont to publish, Her story made several national newspapers. One such story can be found in the Lowell Courier of Lowell Mass, in November of 1849. a full 7 months after her death. The Same story appears in the Huron Reflector, a Northern Ohio paper on November 20, 1849. Again 7 months after her death. I suspect other papers but once I found Lowell and the Huron Reflector, I quit searching.

This account of Laura's death is quite extensive, but as you added the tributes to Captain Bezer Simmons page, addition of this article to Laura's Findagrave page would serve to present a well rounded picture of the relationship between the Captain and his wife.

Thank You in Advance for considering this addition. Please let me know of your decision
Bill Baccus billbaccus@yahoo.com
Temecula, CA

Added by Bill Baccus on Sep 20, 2017 2:15 AM
Tom Boyce
Thanks a Million, David
I truly appreciate your very kind generosity transferring my 3rd great-grandparents. Linda and I will be cleaning these headstones, tomorrow.

Again, thank you so very much, David.

Tom Boyce
Colchester, VT
Added by Tom Boyce on Sep 04, 2017 9:47 PM
Tom Boyce
39044604 -- Thomas Richards
Hello,

My 3rd great-grandparents are buried in the Lincoln-Noyes Cemetery located on the Northwest side of Lake Caspian in Greensboro, Vermont. I will be cleaning his and his spouse's (Louisa Powell Richards) headstones within the next couple of weeks. Would you, please, transfer each of these memorials to me?

I thank you, in advance,

Tom Boyce
Colchester, VT
Added by Tom Boyce on Aug 30, 2017 6:45 PM
Drew Bartley
John Louis Lull Mem. #101107973
You created an entry for this man for the Hewittville Cem., Pomfret, Vt. I went to that cemetery to answer all the photo requests, including this man. I checked every readable stone in that cemetery to fulfill the requested prompted by your entry. You had an inscription listed, too. Oddly, the man died in Chicago. Did you take a photo of the stone? What was your source? Perhaps I missed the stone, but I also could not find Issadore Tinkham, another entry you made to this cemetery. Your help would be appreciated.
Drew Bartley
Added by Drew Bartley on Aug 14, 2017 5:38 PM
Kathy Mal
need to add relatives
Hi David

thanks for your contributions

I would like to add 14647490 Cornelius Regan and 16550311 Mary McAuliffe Regan as parents to
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109143214
109143241
109143260

Cornelius and Mary are my Great Great Grand parents.

If you transfer to me, can I do it?

Either way, Thanks for being so active on this site.

Sincerely, Kathy Malewicki
Added by Kathy Mal on Aug 08, 2017 4:10 PM
Couple of Gravers
RE: June (Edsill) Therkelsen
You are welcome, David. I'm glad to transfer memorial pages to relatives.

Chuck
Added by Couple of Gravers on Jul 07, 2017 10:29 PM
Constable_Cascaden
135573469 Julia Jenkins Freeman
Hello Mr Edsall,

I've been researching the Leander Jenkins family and I'm finding that Julia is the daughter of Leander and Amanda Cutting Howard (Amanda's mother was Eliza Cutting). I believe Julia's death record may have listed a family name for her Mother, not her birth name, since Mandie is a nickname for Amanda and Rutting/Cutting are too close to be a coincidence.

Below for your review are the links to the 1850 Census record and also Julia and John's marriage record, listing Amanda as her Mother.

I have linked Julia to Leander (135307854) and Amanda (135307857). Please take a look at the records, and if you agree, accept the links to her Parents.

Thank you!
Nikki

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MC26-QRR
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XF8D-RLQ
Added by Constable_Cascaden on Jun 16, 2017 12:15 PM
Jeff P
RE: Lisa Anne Washburn
you are very welcome. I will try to provide something for her sister Susan as well, but that grave is managed by a different person.
Added by Jeff P on May 02, 2017 1:54 PM
Carole Elizabeth Nurmi Cummings # 47178231
PS

I contacted the Genealogist for the Assoc of Blauvelt Desc - to tell them to change Huntington MO to Huntingtown MD.

I should have taken a moment to look it up myself... smiling!
Added by Carole Elizabeth Nurmi C... on Mar 23, 2017 1:28 PM
Carole Elizabeth Nurmi Cummings # 47178231
His obituary did state MD
I was going from the Blauvelt Records. When I looked for Huntington MD...I ran across a Huntingtown in Calvert County MD...

Looked up his SS record and it Huntingtown instead of Huntington.

We can now add Calvert County Huntingtown.

Last known residence:
City: Huntingtown
County: Calvert
State: Maryland
Added by Carole Elizabeth Nurmi C... on Mar 23, 2017 1:24 PM
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