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Mount Vernon Cemetery

I was able to visit Massachusetts this weekend and if any of you are family history buffs, you will know that rarely does a trip not include a stroll through a cemetery. New EnglandĀ Cemeteries are gorgeous in the fall. Leaves cover the ground, trees light with color and old trees stand as they have for hundreds of years…well, at least…

Family Patterns of Death

My Great Grandmother, Laura, died leaving 6 children under 10 years old. Upon researching, I discovered that her mother, Mary Hutchins, died leaving her children at young ages as well. Mary Hutchin’s mother died in the Great Boston Fire, leaving her child motherless. Unable to identify Mary’s mother, we don’t know if that is where the pattern started. But through…

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