Monday, July 21, 2014


Since we arrived here at Lake Lauderdale Campground, we have visited 4 different cemeteries out of the hundreds in the are to take pictures of ancestors’ tombstones. I have found which cemeteries to visit through Family Tree Maker and

On Friday the 18th, we went to St. Agnes Cemetery in Menands, NY to find graves of my ancestors. My Mother was a McDonald, and her father’s ancestors were buried there. 2014-07-18 St Agnes, Menands, Ny DSC07668 2014-07-18 St Agnes, Menands, Ny DSC07669 2014-07-18 St Agnes, Menands, Ny DSC07671


On Saturday the 19th, Hoosic Cemetery, east of Troy, NY for pictures of Marilyn’s Father’s ancestors on the White, Rothermel and Rudd side.  1882-1920 White, Stearns H 1883-1965 Rothermel, Pauline A


Sunday the 20th found us at the Hinsdillville Cemetery in North Bennington, VT. Here we found Grant White’s headstone. He is Marilyn’s 4th great grandfather. Of course there were pictures of other ancestors too. Grant White 1767-1850 & wife Lois Marsh 1768-1844 


Today, the 21st, we drove to the Oakwood Cemetery in Troy, NY. We were impressed with the Chapel enough to take a picture but were unable to see the inside. Chapel at Oakwood Cemetery. Troy, NY Oakwood Cemetery. Troy, NY  There were 7 Rothermels buried in Section K lot 237, but only 2 had stones. Rothermel at Oakwood Cemetery. Troy, NY


One of the famous people buried in Oakwood is Samuel Wilson credited with creating the term “Uncle Sam” Uncle Sam at Oakwood Cemetery. Troy, NY Uncle Sam at Oakwood Cemetery. Troy, NY

Hugs, and Type at You Later.


  1. I always wondered where that term came from.

  2. So nice that you can trace your ancestry so well.