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Subject: Re: [APG] Old VT cemetery in danger..
Date: Sun, 04 May 2008 19:44:58 +0000

I have contacted a 3rd great grandaughter in the direct Aldrich line. I will do some more research and see what I can find.
Cathi Desmarais

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From: "Kate Foote" <>

> This is an article telling of the potential for a small family cemetery to
> be moved to allow a new owner to build on the site.
> http://apnews.excite.com/article/20080504/D90EUJDG0.html
> I don't think I have any ancestors in this cemetery, but I could. Many of
> my forbearers resided in this same township in Vermont, so who knows? The
> main issue in this article is should private property owners - absent
> eminent domain - be allowed to move historical burial grounds? I fear a
> legal precedent being set here and I hope that those bones are left in
> peace. Certainly I am aware that private owners have moved, plowed
> over/under, and built atop old gravesites - it has happened a great deal
> here in the Midwest Farm Belt - but it has nearly always been without public
> knowledge or awareness of the historical nature and value of these sites.
> As I read the article I couldn't help but wonder if perhaps a knowledgeable
> genealogist in the area could locate more direct descendants who could come
> forward and file an objection.
> Kate
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