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Cheshire (#47921031)
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Bio Photo Graveyards throughout Cheshire & Hillsborough counties,NH; Franklin & northern Worcester counties, MA. Member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS), Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), NH Old Graveyard Assoc. (NHOGA) & the Historical Society of Cheshire County.

My Goal: I try to adopt the small older cemeteries here in southwestern New Hampshire that either have not been covered or completing those that only have a few entries. I do my best to be complete: transcriptions, photo & any known family connections verified by vitals. If town histories are available, I try to enter any additional information for a person.

Now that I have basically completed all of my family lines, I hope I can help you find leads for your ancestors. Please feel free to use any of the stone photos,with credit, or contact me for a transfer. If they're not a direct ancestor of mine, I will gladly release them to you. Note: I do not connect to "burial unknown", copy/paste info from or obituaries. Edit requests from these will be declined. This is not the place.

Please help honor and preserve our past-ADOPT A CEMETERY IN YOUR AREA.

About myself: I have been a genealogy fanatic for over 30 years, New Englander to the core. It has been a wonderful trip! Through my research, I have found that by three of my four grandparents, we are direct descendants of 14 passengers who arrived on the Mayflower: James & dau. Mary CHILTON; Francis & son John COOKE; Edward FULLER; Stephen & Elizabeth (Fisher) HOPKINS; John HOWLAND; Thomas & son Joseph ROGERS; John & Joan (Hurst) TILLEY w/dau Elizabeth; and Richard WARREN. (I can't believe it!!)

Happy Researching!

1. Thomas ALLEN (1770-1833) of Jay, ME, cannot verify parents allegedly: Thomas ALLEN II of Watertown, MA

2. David & Mary (_?_) VIRTUE whose son, William James (b. 21 Feb 1857), was allegedly of Sussex, Kings Co., New Brunswick prior to his marriage in MA. This VIRTUE line allegedly hail from Northern Ireland.

Any leads will be greatly appreciated!
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Clifford Amidon @ Chesterfield W.
Thanks for the heads up Sandy. I moved Clifford Amidon to Chesterfield.

Added by Ryan-O on May 27, 2017 5:06 PM
Israel Stowell
Thanks so much for the photo of Israel Stowell's grave. His wife, Achsah, is my relative, the sister of my gr-great grandfather. They lived over in Windham County,VT...but her branch ended up there in SW you know of any place that might have obits for this area?

ken brodbeck
Added by Shocker76 on May 25, 2017 8:36 AM
Carl Nollen
Stella Cherrie
Thank you for taking the time to find and photograph Stella's stone.
Added by Carl Nollen on May 24, 2017 8:21 PM
Warren puffer gs
Thanks so much for getting the pic of my ancestor's memorial

Added by NCDave on May 24, 2017 6:56 PM
Laurie Kearney
RE: Mary Rolfe #170604679
Thanks Cheshire!

I think this is I believe there are a few Johnson's in that cemetery...(but it has been a few days since i worked on this family). How close are you to this cemetery? I believe Stephen's 3rd wife is there too Mary Ann (Reed) Wilson-Rolfe. she died in 1827. If your travels take you over there, could you check? Thanks! Laurie
Added by Laurie Kearney on May 19, 2017 11:38 AM
Laurie Kearney
RE: Mary Rolfe #170604679
Hi there! I found a book online called "A History of the Town of New London, Merrimack County, New Hampshire 1779 -1899" by Edward Oliver Lloyd, pub in 1899. He includes a bio on Johnson Rolfe, the son of Stephen & Mary (Johnson) Rolfe, and he identifies Mary's maiden name. His daughter Mary (Rolfe) Haskins was still alive and appears to be the one who provided the info on the family for this book

the link is:
I hope it works!

I think this is the only document which identifies the maiden name of Stephen's second wife. Out of curiosity, Stephen's second wife is supposed to be buried in this cemetery as well. (According to an online database on Hillsboro Co., cemeteries. She too was a Mary....Mary Ann (Reed) Rolfe, died 1827. have you run across her grave?

Added by Laurie Kearney on May 15, 2017 12:45 PM
Thank you
Thank you so much for finding the grave of my ancestor Ellen Wheeler. I'm so grateful to you.
Added by Poltergeist1982 on May 03, 2017 8:30 PM
Janet Jackson
RE: Wm Henry Jackson # 155732415
Thank you for reminding me about not leaving information about living people!!

Added by Janet Jackson on May 02, 2017 7:22 PM
Allan Hale
RE: Effie Mary Hartshorn Leedham
I do not have access to the citation so could you amend the date please?
Added by Allan Hale on Apr 27, 2017 12:28 PM
Allan Hale
RE: Effie Mary Hartshorn Leedham
I have found a death record for Effie at

This record gives her death as 09 Jan 1919 which would agree with the image of the gravestone.

Thank you for all your efforts. We are distant cousins as I also am descended from Mary Chilton.

Allan Hale
Added by Allan Hale on Apr 25, 2017 12:03 PM
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