Thursday, October 15, 2009

Joshua Inayat of Cemetery Seeker Makes A Connection

In the July GYRabbit Carnival ~ Obituaries, Joshua Inayat (he of the beautiful photography) author of CemeterySeeker.com submitted the following post:

THE OLDEST PIONEER. DEATH OF JAMES TERWILLIGER

WHO CAME TO PORTLAND IN 1845.

Well Joshua, you have made a connection through this post. The GYRabbits received this from Julie Stephenson Kirby:

Love your site! I am the great-great grandaughter of James Terwilliger at Riverview Cemetery, Portland OR. There have been 8 generations of our family here since James arrived in 1845. Oct 3, 2009 was his 200th birthday.

13 generations of my family in America starting in New Amsterdam in 1663...I have loved cemeteries since I was a small child visiting the family cemeteries on "Decoration Day".

I will be joining the Terwilliger's at the plot in Portland when it's time! Loved the cemetery in New Paltz NY, with the terra cotta markers... Hollywood Forever and "Boot Hill" at Virginia City NV are among my favorite places...Will go to Pere-Lachaise and the Cemeteries of New Orleans someday I hope... Thanks for the great site... Julie

So you see Rabbits, you never know when your hard work will make a connection.

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