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DC (#47444349)
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Bio Photo I am a photo Volunteer here for the "Find A Grave" web site.

My family and I are currently working on our own Family Genealogy and building a Family Tree of my ancestors who lived back in the New England states of northeastern America. My paternal surnames are Carter (Chartier), McCarthy, Pelkey (Pellitier), Kennerson, Lamoureux, Coulong, McGinley and Elliot; and my material surnames are Briggs, Burgess, Baker and Burditt, Haskins, Weir, Pitts and Washburn.

I first started this process back in the early 1980s before the Internet was available and instead of sitting behind my computer I made several trips back to the Vital Records offices in Montpelier and Burlington Vermont and to the family Genealogy Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. Recently at the request of my niece, I have decided to pick back up my work and finish what was started. During this recent research process, I found not only free Vital Records online but also this "Find A Grave" web site that linked together Cemeteries and burial sites with headstone inscriptions and photos.

Finding the headstones and my ancestor's burial site information was important to me and finishing my research, but living in Northern California 3,000 miles away from any of these New England Cemeteries made it difficult for me to do myself so I've had to ask for "photo requests" for several headstone photos to be taken back in Vermont, New York, New Hampshire and Connecticut.

I was immediately humbled by the selfless acts of generosity of the photo Volunteers, so much so, that it inspired me to want to give back myself.

In return for the gracious gifts of the many other "Find A Grave" Volunteers who have filled (and are filling) my many photo requests, I too am happy to now help others who are also searching for their family, and I'm willing to make the trip out into the Cemeteries that are located here in the Solano County area of Northern California and take photos of headstones and document the inscriptions.

Once my Family Tree is completed, I'm planning on devoting much more time as a photo Volunteer here on this web site.

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Luke B
Your question on Walter Burgess Sr
Hello DC, Walter Burgess Sr is my grandfather, and lived across the street from me when I was growing up. His father George was an engineer working on the canal. His train and another were misrouted and resulted in a head on crash, resulting in his death. About 1 year later Grampa's oldest brother was also killed, he in the explosion you mentioned. Ironically, both of the men's wives were pregnant when their husbands were killed. The two widows lived together for a time.
Added by Luke B on Jan 09, 2017 6:06 AM
Millicent Alden Adams
Hi DC: how do you know she is buried in the Parish cem? No stone, and Isachar's stone is front and center there. We have long speculated that because she lived so much longer than Isachar, she was living with one of the children. This has been a question in this family for generations.
Added by CarolynA on Jan 06, 2017 7:53 AM
Alan Lathrop
John Elliott
Good morning, I don't have any other information on who he is. The birthdates are close enough to be brothers but I do not know. Sorry
Added by Alan Lathrop on Dec 18, 2016 5:19 AM
J.C. Elliott
Olive Adams Elliott
Thank you so much! Like you we find "Find-aGrave" invaluable in linking my ancestors together. I've been searching for years for the grave of my 10th Great Grandmother "Olive Louise Adams Elliott and her story.
This is just Great!
J.C. Elliott
Added by J.C. Elliott on Dec 15, 2016 3:28 PM
Randall Tubbs #173111802
Hi DC,

I noticed your addition of Randall Tubbs. I follow the Ascutney Cemetery additions closely and would like to confirm his burial here. He isn't on the list of inmates in the prison lot or listed in cemetery records. I'll check with the town clerk on Monday to see if there's a burial transit for him from Waterbury, and if there is will let you know grave location. In the meantime, I wondered if you have any documentation to confirm the burial?
Added by Daystcat on Nov 24, 2016 12:11 PM
Catherine Balusek Ryan
I am also researching my husband's family, and he is a Carter descendant. If you would like to share information, please contact me at
Catherine Ryan

Added by Catherine Balusek Ryan on Nov 14, 2016 9:26 AM
Noyes photo request, New Rock Landing Cemetery
Dear friend, we went out the second time to walk the cemetery and try to find this gravestone. I did find a stone I think belongs to her parents, and beside it to the left is an empty space that does not look empty... but there is no marker. If you want to send me an email with your email address... I can send you the photo and you can decide what to do.

My email is and my name is Mary Wolf user name shewolf.
Added by SheWolf on Nov 05, 2016 6:44 PM
Donnie Ruyle
Claude Joseph Manning
DC: It looks like you have a connection to the Manning family. Claude Joseph Manning married my cousin Charlotte Lorraine Christianson 12 Jul 1943 Pierce Co., WA. At the time of the marriage Claude was in the Navy. I have a wedding picture in his uniform. Do you know what happened to him? I can't find anything about if he still alive or dead. Thank You, Donnie Ruyle,
Added by Donnie Ruyle on Oct 16, 2016 8:38 AM
Joan Briggs
Hi. Just wanted to let you know that we found the Edwin Briggs 1899 gravestone at the Evergreen Cemetery in Pittsford VT and there's still no stone for Joan, as of yesterday 9/13/2016. The setting looks just the same as the grouping that's showing in the find-a-grave photos now, with Edwin and the 3 smaller stones.
Added by Cindy on Sep 14, 2016 2:49 AM
Lynn J. Gauthier
Betty Champine

Will be transferring her Find A Grave page to you. However, I did decline your SAC for her parents as you inadvertently gave the numbers for her grandparents (Antoine & Mary Carter). I just linked her to her parents Frederick & Lilian Greeno

Best regards
Added by Lynn J. Gauthier on Aug 27, 2016 6:24 PM
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