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Thursday, June 30, 2016

A Fourth Cousin Wrote Because my Two Cemetery Posts Pertained to Her Ancestors!

"Hi, I was doing my semi annual google search for my natural grandfather's name, and your April 13 blog post was all about him." (This was about the great cemetery database for the Brookdale Cemetery in Dedham, MA.) She continued, "And a previous one (post) was about my great grandmother Annie Ward Poole." That post was about the three databases for the South Church Cemetery / South Parish in Andover, MA.

So, when I heard from my fourth cousin last week, I was quite surprised, because I had no information about her nor her parents! This is a case where writing a genealogy related blog doesn't always have to be about your immediate family. Often, readers doing their own research often find their way to my blog, one thing leads to another and wow, there we are discussing our shared ancestors. Case in point, are the statements in the first paragraph.

The photos were taken during several months, late winter and late spring. Winter was the best for taking photos because when I returned for additional pictures, the grass was way too high.
South Church / South Parish Cemetery
Central Street, Andover, Massachusetts
HIGGINS LOT
Photos below are for my cousin, and anybody who might be interested. I will be posting them to FindAGrave soon.
NATHANIEL J. BARTLETT
1834   ___   1902
NATHANIEL E. BARTLETT
1866   ---   1924
ANNE P. BARTLETT (Anne Poole)
1865   ---   1961
Nathaniel J. Bartlett
Apr. 23, 1834   ---   May 3, 1902
Ellen M. Bartlett (wife to Nathaniel J. Bartlett)
Sept. 19, 1831     Dec. 5, 1909
Nathaniel E. Bartlett
July 27, 1866     Apr. 23, 1924


Anne P. (Poole) Bartlett (wife to Nathaniel E. Bartlett)
Sept. 3, 1865     Apr. 16, 1961
SOLOMON H. HIGGINS
BORN
Aug. 29, 1803
DIED
Jan. 23, 1863
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PHEBE H. HIGGINS
Born Mar. 16, 1803
Died Jan. 1, 1892
GEORGE HIGGINS
BORN
18 April 1833
DIED
7 December 1880
MARY A. HIGGINS
BORN
Mar. 28, 1830
DIED
Feb. 17, 1895
MARY O. BARTLETT
1899   ---  1960
MARY A. HIGGINS
1830     1895
Mary Osgood Bartlett
Jan. 11, 1899     Nov. 24, 1960

I may have missed taking a few pictures, (maybe because I couldn't read them, so I'll have to return when the grass is cut).
You can see the snow in the parking lot. In the spring, you wouldn't be able to see the steeple.

4 comments:

Jana Iverson Last said...

Barbara,

I'd like let you know that your blog post is listed in today's Fab Finds post at http://janasgenealogyandfamilyhistory.blogspot.com/2016/07/follow-friday-fab-finds-for-july-1-2016.html

Have a wonderful weekend!

Barbara Poole said...

Jana, it's such a treat getting recognition from you. Thank you so much!

Family Sleuther said...

Yet another example of how blogs make for great cousin bait and expand our genealogy. Congrats!

Barbara Poole said...

Family Sleuther, you are so right. The message from my new found cousin was quite unexpected, since I didn't even know she was out there! I need to tell her to google more often than twice a year.