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Ancestor Archaeology (#47796549)
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Bio Photo (aka annabanana47) Love of genealogy has led to love of sleuthing old cemeteries! Where some people like to go to a park or a museum, I'd rather check out a cemetery any day of the week! A passion not shared by my husband, he does accompany me on my sojourns, and I think he secretly has fun... As for family history, I am a genealogy addict uncovering not only my own family history but that of friends and family (in-law type family) There is so much out there to discover and document!

Most of my memorials are of my own family members. My grandmother was an avid genealogist and compiled most of her side of the family, which I inherited and continue to add to. The other 3/4 of my lineage have been my own discovery, years (and years) of compiling family data (on paper in the early days) and now on sites such as has made me the Family Historian - now I have another resource to share my collected data: Find A Grave!

My goal is to create, manage and link my ancestry, putting life stories to the people under the stones and hopefully find a few more 'cousins' out there!

I am compiling an extensive FAULKNER (of Ulster/Orange Co NY) Genealogy/Family History. Any/all information on this family I would be strongly interested in. I am also interested in IRONS (Scotland), FRASER (Scotland), O'CONNELL (Ireland), early McBRIDE from Orange Co New York and CZACHOROWSKY from pre-1850 Prussia. States I am interested in are New York, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota.

F.Y.I. I am a volunteer photographer for Bluff City Cemetery in Elgin, IL - any memorial I have created for this cemetery I will happily transfer to a relative - please free free to request! My photos are a gift to the families of the deceased. Please feel free to copy and use as you wish.
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RE: Laura Hudson
Happy to have been able to help.
Added by GraveByrd on Sep 09, 2017 10:18 PM
Russell Wilhoit
RE: Eliza Nay
Hi can you remove the request for some reason i cant get it off the Find A Grave site anymore, Thanks
Added by Russell Wilhoit on May 18, 2017 12:34 PM
RE: Jane P. Billings Westwood Cemetery
Glad to help.
Added by Linda on May 17, 2017 2:13 PM
Jane P. Billings Westwood Cemetery

The photo that I posted is confirmed to be Jane P. Billings by the cemetery office and staff. Sadly the inscription is missing probably because of time and weather.
Added by Linda on May 17, 2017 1:03 PM
William Stark
Jane Billings
I may get there sometime this year but can't say when But I will take another look at that time.
Added by William Stark on Mar 31, 2017 9:23 AM
William Stark
Jane Billings
I can't tell you if there is a gravestone next to Hermes Burt's headstone but they are both in Section D, Lot 49. It has been a number of years since I have looked at his headstone. There is a James Billings in the lot also. Go to the Oberlin Heritage Cemetery web site and click on Westwood Cemetery.
Added by William Stark on Mar 30, 2017 10:55 PM
Dave Francis
RE: Re: Find A Grave Correction: Thomas Houston
Done. Thanks for finding and correcting this.
Added by Dave Francis on Mar 09, 2017 11:52 AM
RE: Thomas Houston
Since I can't email you, I updated the memorial, providing dates. Also, Barbour Collection has extracts from Sat Evening Post, including one on his marriage. This is about the daughter, also buried in same lot as Thomas Houston. (I assume Araminta remarried.) Thomas was very well off for the era and dying intestate, Araminta wasted no time getting the will probated. She took everything and left no provision for the daughter.

Name: Miss Clara Fleet Houston (Baxter.)
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York.
Father: Thomas Houston
Mother: Ariminta Treadwell Fleet
Comments: Miss Clara Fleet Houston (Baxter .)DAR ID Number: 31016; Born in Brooklyn, New York. ; Descendant of Capt. Ebenezer Owen, Capt. John Wisner and Lieut. Col. Henry Wisner, all of New York. ; Daughter of Thomas Houston and Ariminta Treadwell Fleet, his wife. ; Granddaughter of Gabriel Houston and Susannah Owen, his wife. ; Gr.-granddaughter of Isaac H. Owen (1779-1807) and Abagail Wisner, his wife. ; Gr.-gr.-granddaughter of Ebenezer Owen and Ann (1738-1814), his wife; Henry Wisner and Susannah Goldsmith (1743-1811), his wife. ; Gr.-gr.-gr.-granddaughter of John Wisner and Anne, his wife. ; Ebenezer Owen, (1737-1800), served as captain in the 4th regiment, Orange Co., New York militia. He was born in New Jersey; died in New York. ; Henry Wisner, (1742-1812), entered the army as captain; was promoted major and 1778 served as lieutenant colonel. He was born in Warwick, N. Y., where he died. ; John Wisner, (1718-78), was captain of minute men. He was born in Orange Co., where he died. ; Also Nos. 7133, 16362, 24698, 26173.
DAR ID. Number: 31016
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Added by Bernadette on Mar 09, 2017 11:51 AM
Thomas Houston
I tried twice to send this email, and received two bouncebacks, so here ya go...

Hi Anne,

I donít save obits or death notices, but Iím very careful and Iím sure I could locate it again. Heís also listed in Green-Woodís online burial database. His daughter is buried at Green-Wood in the same plot. It looks like the plot was originally purchased by a Christian Fleet, who was buried there in 1856.

That monument is lovely, but Iím afraid itís only a cenotaph. If you have ancestry, you can look it up. If you donít have it, and still arenít quite sure youíve got a cenotaph, just let me know and Iíll go back for another look. You canít download these NYT death notices, or even copy the text, but at least I could add the death notice publication date to the listing.

Best regards,
Added by Bernadette on Mar 08, 2017 9:02 PM
Dave Francis
Re: Find A Grave Correction: Thomas Houston
Hi, I don't know anything about Thomas Houston, or where he's buried. I just took the photograph. The best thing to do is contact the cemeteries and ask them if they have a burial record.


>It loos like someone made another memorial for Thomas. (see #100634180) Is he actually buried in Warwick or is his name just on the marker? (I always thought he was in Warwick) Thanks!
Added by Dave Francis on Mar 08, 2017 8:37 PM
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