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The Life From The Roots blog topics have changed several times since I began this blog. In 2009, with my first posts, I wrote only about the family history I had been working on for 20 years. Many ancestors lived in New England so it was easy to visit gravesites and towns where they lived. I shared many photo. Years later, I was into visiting gardens, historical homes, churches, libraries that had genealogical collections, historical societies, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history. I enjoy posting autographs and photos of famous people I met or saw.

My New England roots are in Connecticut and Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire). Other areas include New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada.

Please check out the labels on the right side for topics. Below the labels and pageviews is a listing of my top nine posts, according to Google. Four of them pertain to Lowell, MA, three are memorials, one about a surname and one about a discovery I made. These posts change often because they are based on what people are reading.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Hamilton Cemetery and Manasseh Cutler, the most accomplished of all my ancestors


Above stone is for my ancestor, Manasseh Cutler
Born:  May 13, 1742, Killingly, Windham Co., Connecticut
Died:  July 28, 1823, Hamilton, Essex Co., MA

I wrote about him in January 2010, my post was titled, "Manasseh Cutler is probably the most accomplished of all my ancestors." My last paragraph stated, "He died in his eight-second year having been a botanist, lawyer, parson, doctor, school teacher, merchant, chaplain in the Army and a legislator!"

Hamilton Cemetery iis n Hamilton, Massachusetts
Database to search for names is maintained by the town.
Additional photos from previous blog post.
FindAGrave site is also available.
There are two crosses of war veterans. Another one is opposite the above one, across the road. I requested the names of the soldiers, and if I get them, I will post here.
Rev. Cutler was the pastor of Hamilton Congregational Church for 52 years.
The beautiful yellow house is next to the church and is where he lived.

(No relationship to me.)
OLIVER WHIPPLE
Aug. 19, 1824   ---   Nov. 8, 1875
His Wife
HANNAH M. WHIPPLE
Apr. 9, 1829   ---   Oct. 28, 1913