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JanMary (#47242653)
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After the horrendous earthquake in Haiti recently, I decided to read a book I inherited years ago, but had no interest in until now. (The Black Rebellion in Haiti" by Pierre Etienne Chazotte, and edited by his grandson, Charles W. Platt) When I did some research, I learned that Pierre or Peter, is my 4th great grandfather and Charles W. Platt is my great grandmother's brother. In reading the book I learned that Pierre was one of only a couple of white people who were able to escape the massacre of multiple thousands in 1804, partly because he had American citizenship. The unedited version is in the Library of Congress. In my research, I stumbled onto Find a Grave, and discovered that many kind people had made memorials for a number of my ancestors, for which I'm extremely grateful. Some have become friends and are assisting me in further family searches! Thank you all! Especially my friend in Reno!
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RE: Alexander Ketcham
if you want to send me your email address, I'll email you the page for your files. My email address is on my profile.
Added by Aislin on May 24, 2017 10:11 AM
Alexander Ketcham
Regarding his date of death on May 8, 1850, his obituary corroborates the cemetery records, despite the enumeration date that appears at the top of the 1850 census. Hope that helps.
Added by Aislin on May 24, 2017 8:50 AM
lynn lindvall
Mark Gifford
I looked for Mark with the Solomons at Evergreen Cemetery. He is not there. I talked to the cemetery superintendent today. She has no record of him being buried there.

Added by lynn lindvall on May 09, 2017 1:54 PM
lynn lindvall
RE: Solomons Clan
You didn't get email from them because it was not a photo request. I just posted it on my own. The 6 graves are all the ones I took and have uploaded: Kenneth, Marion, Amelia, John, Grace, & John Durbrow. Are you interested in the order of the graves from left to right? If so, I can check that for you. I just thought you would like to see the distant picture of where they are buried. so nice on that small hill. They are on the edge. That's why I almost missed them. I was coming from on top of the hill.

Added by lynn lindvall on May 03, 2017 6:26 PM
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RE: Solomons Clan
I will be making at least one more trip. Today was trip #2. I remember where the Solomons were, so I will see if Mark is in that area. I am getting ready to post photos. I will post a distant photo that somewhat shows all 6 graves; albeit the stones are all flat on the ground so hard to see. And will post a close up of each flat stone. They are buried on a small hill by a tree. Can make out some of the stones from that picture. One is on the right of the tree and visible, 2 are kind of hidden by the tree, and the other three on the left are visible. I was so excited when I found them. I almost missed them. I had to dig some out a bit, as you will see, and most were covered with pine needle, sticks, etc.

Added by lynn lindvall on May 03, 2017 5:15 PM
lynn lindvall
Solomons Clan
I FOUND THEM TODAY!! Do you know Grace N. Gifford 1880-1949? She is buried with them. Also, I got John Solomons Durbrow. I see you have a memorial made for him already, but he was not on the request list. If you know Grace and make a memorial, I will post her photo. If you don't know her, I can make the memorial. Let me know...

Added by lynn lindvall on May 03, 2017 3:23 PM
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RE: Solomons
It was open when I went. They probably close at night, as many cemeteries are closed after dark. I am hoping someone will be there to give me direction to the lot they are at. I will be looking for 22 graves that day, or days (if needed). It is still an operating cemetery, not an old abandoned one.

Added by lynn lindvall on Apr 30, 2017 1:13 PM
lynn lindvall

I am planning on going to that cemetery for my next "adventure". It will probably be within the next couple of weeks. I see you have been waiting for a while. I hope I will find them for you. Amazingly, some of the old stones are still in good shape around here...and some unfortunately, are illegible, missing, or fallen on their faces. I have only been to this cemetery once. I do not recall the condition of older stones, as I was there to "visit" a friend's friend.

Added by lynn lindvall on Apr 30, 2017 8:46 AM
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Maza Mozley
I noticed your note on Maza's memorial. I added her mom's memorial and was wondering if you would like ownership of it?
Added by Cemetery Walker on Apr 29, 2017 7:58 PM
John & Tabitha Everitt
Since you are a relative, I have transferred both memorials over to you.
Added by Paul1957 on Feb 19, 2017 7:20 AM
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