|Christopher Hapgood Brooks (#47624489)|
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I'm a Certified Genealogist whose primary focus for 25 years has been a regional one-name study of Brooks families originating in early (pre-1700) New England. I maintain a website to share this information at Tributaries.info and am preparing a book on one of these families, the descendants of Capt. Thomas Brooks, who died at Concord, Massachusetts in 1667. A secondary focus for even longer has been the old Willow Cemetery in Franconia, New Hampshire, dating to the late 18th century, which I first stumbled across, in a state of overgrown neglect, in 1968. Results and maps of an historical/archaeological survey I did there in 2002 for the Town of Franconia can be downloaded at http://www.tributaries.info/willowindex.htm.|
Corrections and additions are always appreciated.
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|Curtiss48858||RE: Brooks stones Oak Grove|
You're welcome! We just lost our snow this week with the temps in the 40's and now 50's this past weekend. It was a beautiful day to wander around in the beautiful cemetery in St. Louis.
|Joyce Niswander||RE: Clinger, St. Mary's|
You're welcome for the photographs. I like that last word. We should learn to use it more.
The first tombs were authorized in 1807, well after the Sartells. There is no record of a Sartell tomb in Greens "Epitaphs". There is a specific mention of this stone in there: https://archive.org/stream/epitaphsfromoldb00gree#page/n287/mode/2up/search/sartell
|Jack Parker||RE: Nathaniel Sartell|
Stopped by the older cemetery today to check out the tomb caps. I did not find one for Sartell, although I dud see a couple of Sawtells. I did call the cemetery comissioner to see if there had been one at one point. I doubt that will go anywhere, but it has renewed my interest in those tombcaps - thank you for that.
... which makes me think there should be a "tomb cap" as well over in the old cemetery. I'll keep an eye open for it.
|Jack Parker||RE: Nathaniel Sartell|
Did not realize it had a photo request, I might have paid more attention. The stone has some history, "Removed from the Old Cemetery to the new by Nathaniel Gillson to the lot of Simeon Gillson." (#150897987). This was at a time where the old cemetery was in shambles and about to get a facelift. Simeons wife Elizabeth (#171717497) had Sartell as her maiden name, so the connection must be through her. The stone is curious because it does not have the normal ornamentation - skull & wings or urn and willow which were more typical of that era. It looks like the type of marker for a tomb, not a single grave.
|mstress130||RE: Eli Brooks|
I uploaded a photo of Eli Brooks' grave, only to discover that it was the wrong Eli Brooks--the death date was different. So I had to delete the photo. Find-A-Grave must have notified you regardless--I'm sorry for the confusion! I'll keep looking for the correct Eli Brooks.
|Alice & Franklyn Vosburg||RE: Raitt monument|
I'll be happy to add photos as time allows. I've a backlog of approximately 500 taken Friday and Saturday....
Tomorrow morning I'm serving as deacon for the first time in about a decade, I'm nervous but looking forward to the experience as well.
|Trish Cox||Margaret & Caleb Dexter|
I appreciate your trying to find the headstones for Margaret & Caleb. As you stated they might be buried there but there are a lot of headstones that are in bad shape. I will continue to try to find out if this is the correct cemetery or not. Thank you for your time! I hope you have a great weekend!
|Amy Levesque||RE: Your Contributor comments|
I visit every year! I would love to meet up - thank you!
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