Berry-Miller Cemetery Genealogy Hedgecoe-McKenna


Posting Member:  Jenn
Topic: Updates.
Family Name Associations:  Brown, Hopkins, Tucker, Durnell, Tillery and a little O’Neill.
Location: Home again home again..
Mood: Soooo full!  Steak and potatoes, yum yum yum!

Okay, so…  Ever honest, I lost at Rocks, Paper Scissors, and here I am.  We’ve got a lot on the go, I’m going to try and update as much as I can think of, but I’m probably missing things.  We’ll try and update as much as we can as the weeks progress.  Summer is always full of fun surprises.

Happy Canada Day for all those Canadian Cousins out there!  We celebrated with fireworks, all we could eat and a lovely new mix of Bacardi Raspberry rum, fresh fruit and Sprite 🙂  Decidedly the drink of the summer!  Oh and Apple Pie…  The world needs more Apple Pie.  For the 4th I’m going to have to come up with a whole exciting menu, but I’ve been thinking about chicken a whole lot.  Maybe I’ll post some pictures!

Crazy strange coincidence – today while I was reading some gossip column off yahoo, there was a blurb about how Hilaria the yoga instructor and Alec Baldwin had married in old Saint Patrick’s Cathedral.  The same in which some important scene from the ‘Godfather’ movie had been filmed in part.
Could it be, this is the same final resting place as Father Edward O’Neill?!
Cousin Joan was speaking of early plans to drive to New York in hopes of making further discoveries in the story of Father O’Neill’s life and times.  Needless to say, I’m considering watching mobster movies JUST to see the scene where someone was Christened.  Or I might just youtube it…  I’d post it, but I’m pretty sure it’s not family friendly!
According to various online sources, all the inside scenes were shot in the Cathedral.  Pretty exciting!

SOoooooo… and Markus have been working on lining up Tillery’s, Durnell’s, and several connecting families.  There really are some amazingly generous and helpful members there, including JayCee, Johnna, Larry, Mike and Jill.  Over the past few weeks they have made extremely helpful contributions through photographs and memorial transfers.  Much thanks to everyone who’s been working towards keeping these families together, even if it’s through cyber memorials.  These memorials help connect families and leave a place for people to pay tribute to their loved ones, it’s not just a historical or genealogical tool.

We’ve about finished mapping out the family of Frances Ellen Durnell and Thomas Jasper Tucker.  Previously we’d left a lot of the Durnell information sitting in a file, so getting it all posted now is really fleshing out those branches of the tree.

On and we’re going to work over this next week to get all our information about Elizabeth Rebecca Hopkins and Benjamin Raymond Brown published.  Raymond came from the Brown family of North Carolina, and there’s enough history there to keep us busy for weeks.  Never endless fun! 😀

And that’s all I can think of for today!  For our American Cousins, enjoy the 4th, celebrate and be safe!  I’ll leave you all with a fun shot from the gardens.

Always one for making things pretty, Jenn is our resident artist. Métis, British Home Child Descendant, family historian and genealogist, she is always looking into some new branch of research and encourages historical preservation and education.

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