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Dottie Colleen K. (#46831435)
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Lyn McDaniel
Truitt photo 1908
I have a photo taken in Hannibal Mo. in 1908 of Hermit F. Truitt and four of his five sons. Missing is Thomas B. Truitt, who had moved to Washington state. I'll gladly share a copy by e-mail. Would like to have everyone in it identified. I am LLMCD2005 at yahoo dot com.

Added by Lyn McDaniel on Sep 14, 2016 6:24 PM

Deb Davidson
William Truitt
Hi! My paternal grandfather was illegitimate and born in 1894 in Nokomis, Illinois. His birth certificate lists William M Truitt as the father and Sara Gertrude Bost as the mother. "Gertrude" then married a man by the name of Davidson a few years later and settled in Denver, Colo for a while. My grandfather was adopted by the step dad and given the name Fairfax Harry Davidson, but the birth certificate names him as William Mayfield Truitt Bost. Any information you can share would be so wonderful. I have been searching for william for a long time. Thank you!

Added by Deb Davidson on Sep 09, 2016 5:49 PM

carole taylor puntenney
68006399
Hi, Cuz' I just got info from another Truitt Cuz that George's parents are: George Truitt 1600-1663 and Frances Peddington 1600-1645, and that they lived in Accomack. They are not on f-a-g but looking at your "note" I was wondering if they too could be buried on the family plantation and just not found yet??? Do you have or know a source to prove or find them? Carole 47890355 cgthome3@yahoo.com

Added by carole taylor puntenney on Aug 26, 2016 8:27 AM

Kevin Tonkin
RE: Mary Miller McGinley
Okay, I understand. Thanks for the clarification. Might even be good to include that clarification in a note for others who may ask the same thing?

Added by Kevin Tonkin on Aug 09, 2016 5:42 AM

Kevin Tonkin
Mary Miller McGinley
Created by: Dottie Colleen K.
Record added: Dec 25, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32400688

Even the marker you took shows a middle initial C.

Added by Kevin Tonkin on Aug 08, 2016 8:19 AM

ECS
Townsends
I was on Find-a-Grave and saw your "flowers" on my grandparents memorials. My maternal grandmother was Mary Hollis Gray. My great grandmother was Sarah (Sallie) B. Conwell Hollis. Her mother was Ann E. Townsend who was the mother of Brickus Townsend and Susannah Brown Townsend. Are these Townsends related to you?

I tried to view your tree on Ancestry (I am a member), but was unable to figure out how to do it. Any help you could give to me would be greatly appreciated.

Also, my maternal grandfather was Charles Harter Gray. His mother was Jennie Lyn Wetzel (Gray). Her father was Aaron Wentzel. (My Wetzels couldn't be related to your Wetzels???)

Thank you for any help.

ECS
wayshum@comcast.net

Added by ECS on Jul 28, 2016 7:45 PM

JuJu
Anna Woodworth
Hi, her obit next to a relative of mine...want me to scan to you? juju #47489588 has my email

Added by JuJu on Jul 24, 2016 12:19 PM

Zoe Tom
See FAG #: 157489199
Let me know what you think.

Zoe


Added by Zoe Tom on Jul 22, 2016 5:45 AM

Laura Macferran Kraus
Peter Truitt Clark
Hello Dottie,

I am interested in the photo you posted for Peter Truitt Clark. It appears to be part of a larger photo, perhaps other family members. It is his parents John Clark, Jr. & Mary Truitt who are my 3rd great grandparents. Please e-mail me at LKraus303@gmail.com.

Added by Laura Macferran Kraus on Jun 28, 2016 7:53 AM

Dan Oh
RE: c aaron watson
I forget who c aaron Watson was, but I'm guessing you sent me a correction or link or something and I just followed up with some detail. I'm not family. good luck with your research and let me know where I can help in chester county.

Added by Dan Oh on Jun 22, 2016 7:50 PM

Dan Oh
c aaron watson
the following was submitted to the owner of his entry:

Please cut and paste this to the bio section:

The Daily Local News, West Chester, Chester County, Pa.
May 13, 1929

C. Aaron Watson

Yesterday afternoon at 1:45 o'clock, C. Aaron Watson, of 608 South Church Street, this place, passed away in the 68th year of his age. For the past seven years he had been an invalid, having suffered a paralytic stroke at that time.

He was a son of the late Cornelius and Mary Watson, and for many years was a farmer of Oxford and later Landenberg. This farm he sold at the time of his moving here seven years ago. He married twice, his first wife being Miss Anna Shockley, the second Mrs. Anna Kirkpatrick, who survives.

Three sons died in infancy, and there are ten daughters surviving: Iva, wife of Howard Pyle, of West Chester; Ida, wife of Calvin Riggins; Lelia, wife of Rene Bassett, of Norristown; Anna, wife of Charles P. Rigg, of this place; Elma, wife of Calvin Bostelle; Ethel, wife of Geo. Harmon, Elsie, wife of John Stauffer, Wallingford; Margaret, wife of Richard Weller, of West Grove; Bessie, wife of Peter Morris, this place; Alice, at home. There are twenty grandchildren. One brother, B. Riley Watson, of Oxford, also survives. Five sisters, who live in Delaware, also survive.

Ibid
WATSOM- In West Chester, on May 12, C. Aaron Watson, in the 68ty year of his age.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral from the Hicks Funeral Home, 130 West Market St., West Chester, on Wednesday, May 15th, at 2 p.m., D.S.T. Interment at Riverview Cemetery, Wilmington. Friends may call on Tuesday evening.

Ibid
May 6, 1929

Funeral services for the late C. Aaron Watson were held at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon from the Hicks Funeral Home, 130 West Market St. There was a large attendance of relatives and friends and many beautiful flowers. The services were in charge of Rev. N. Barton Masters, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church, of this place. Mrs. Isaac Fetters sang two selections in beautiful voice.

Pall-bearers were: Howard Pyle, Richard Weller, Calvin Bostelle, Lewis Stroud, George Harmon and Howard Austin.

Interment was made in Riverview Cemetery, Wilmington, Del.

Added by Dan Oh on Jun 21, 2016 1:35 PM

Ray Malenfant
Added Obituary
This has been added. Pleased to do that. Would be glad to transfer this memorial to you if you wish. Please advise. We will be back after the 4th of July and will do the transfer then if you like. Send me a reminder! Ray

Added by Ray Malenfant on Jun 18, 2016 8:39 AM

Corey & Douglas Marshall-Steele
Kinfolk
Always feel free to request a transfer ~ More than happy to connect loved ones with loved ones! My best, Cor.

Added by Corey & Douglas Marshall-... on Jun 13, 2016 4:41 PM

jane hall
William Zadock Purnell
Hello Again, I just discovered that I have another questionable site that you also have on William Z Purnell. Mine is 73806223. The photos are identical but the name of the church is not! Is this a later name or what? I need to combine our 2 sites so let me know. Thanks again.
Jane

Added by jane hall on Jun 01, 2016 2:46 PM

jane hall
RE: Hello
DOTTIE,
Thanks for the tip as I had no idea I had done this and no one had noticed it until now. We were in Maryland in 2010 and this is the best photo we could get of his grave. Guess it must have been right up against another stone but don't really remember. Is this some of your family? The reason it caught my eye is because my Marshall family moved from Maryland to Alabama in late 1800s. Buried with my family in Selma Alabama is a Dr Purnell and our family is very connected with the Purnells but have never figured out just who this one is and how he is connected. Also I don't know what cemetery James Bowdoin Robbins Purnell is buried in unless it is the one I listed on the site. If not then please let me know so I can fix it. Thank you so much.
Jane

Added by jane hall on Jun 01, 2016 2:12 PM

Deborah Kresse
Townsend Family Cemetery
Hi Dottie,
I have just recently started researching my family history and, thanks to your research, found that my great great grandparents on my father's mother's side were Absolum and Mary Townsend, and that they are buried in the Townsend Family Cemetery. I live in Milford, and am trying to find the cemetery using the description of its location on "Find A Grave". Have you actually been to the cemetery? Are there tombstones to mark the graves? Do you know who owns the property, so that I can get permission to access it?
How are you related to Absolum and Mary Townsend? I am assuming we are cousins of some sort!

Added by Deborah Kresse on May 24, 2016 12:30 AM

Dan Phelan
RE: Thanks!
Hi Dottie, you are very welcome--take good care of them for me! I figured it would be best if you managed them.
Dan Phelan
Baltimore

Added by Dan Phelan on May 14, 2016 5:39 PM

Mark Cravens
Dorothy Rayman 43230857
Dottie,

This information on this grave is incorrect. Dorothy was the first wife of Burton Rayman. The Marriage cert and death cert verifies this. How should I proceed? 43230857

Added by Mark Cravens on May 05, 2016 1:32 PM

cathy w
Dorothy Andrist
Thank you for helping to link Dorothy to the Andrist entry. I did my best to find her children to share our Andrist story with them and even sent an envelope of data that came back to me, thanks for your help. Cathy W. from Berne, Minnesota Andrist researcher.

Added by cathy w on May 04, 2016 9:25 PM

Kathy Dettwyler
Dedication ceremony for DSH cemetery
I'd like to send you an invitation to the upcoming dedication ceremony for the Delaware State Hospital Cemetery on May 9th. This is where your cousin Gove Atkinson is buried. Please send me your email and I will send you an invitation.

Kathy Dettwyler kadettwyler@hotmail.com

Added by Kathy Dettwyler on Apr 23, 2016 4:14 PM

Ellie's Grandma
Condon
When I looked at your bio on your Findagrave page, I saw the name Condon. I also have Condon's in my family tree. Would love to share if you are willing.

Ellie's Grandma
46901545
beverlygr@msn.com

Added by Ellie's Grandma on Apr 22, 2016 9:05 PM

Ellie's Grandma
Sarah Hopkins
Thanks for letting me know. I've fixed it and added the photo to your memorial. I am sorry that happened.

She is also a cousin of mine through the Yelton line.

Ellie's Grandma
46901545

Added by Ellie's Grandma on Apr 22, 2016 8:57 PM

Michelle Truitt
RE: Harold Truitt
O wow. Yes.

Added by Michelle Truitt on Apr 22, 2016 2:46 PM

Michelle Truitt
Harold Truitt
Hi, Just joined. I'm in Cov., KY area. U?
Michelle

Added by Michelle Truitt on Apr 15, 2016 4:02 PM

KENNETH MILANO
Mutual Burial Ground of Kensington
Dear Sir/Madam:

I am writing to you because you are listed as a person who posted a burial on the Find-A-Grave website for Mutual Burial Ground of Kensington.

I have been researching this cemetery for awhile and I have yet to find a record of the cemetery closing or the bodies being removed, and yet it must have happened. I'll be going to Orphans Court this next week to check some further records, otherwise it has been very difficult to find anything.Harrisburg's PHMC has nothing on this cemetery.

The cemetery above the ground does not exist. It has been paved over. The best I can tell is that it was active from 1832 to about at least 1868, which is the last burial at the cemetery that was found by Charles Barker, a Philadelphia cemetery historian, who wrote a monumental work back in 1947 that was never published, but which the mss exists at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

In the 1820s the fashion of creating mutual beneficial association cemeteries came into vogue. Prior to that it was churchyards and potter's fields, with a very occasional odd cemetery like Kensington's Kensington Burial Ground, a.k.a. Palmer Cemetery, where the Palmer family in 1765 gave the community a burial ground and it was not related to any particular church.

There were 5 mutual grounds founded south of Philadelphia, and at least 3 north of Philadelphia, the 3 in Kensington (Union Harmony Burial Ground part of the Hanover Grounds, Union Burial Ground of Kensington and Northern Liberties a.k.a. West Street, a.k.a several other names, and Mutual Burial Ground of Kensington).

However, these were beneficial societies, and thus once the original generation died off, the organizations seemed to have failed as well, and they were taken over by local funeral directors, etc. Mutual Burial Ground of Kensington does not seem to have officially owned the cemetery grounds, rather they used the grounds to bury their members, with Nicholas Helverson seeming to be the man that did the burials (he was from down on Fairmount Avenue, and was an undertaker).

So as the cemetery either filled, or the society folded, the burial ground became defunct, and eventually was "presumably" removed and things were built on top of it.

Right now the cemetery is "sealed" and protected. However, there is a chance of the buildings on top of it coming down and the ground being disturbed.

We (a concerned group of preservationists, historians, neighbors, and folks with family burial in the burial ground) have researched the cemetery and wrote up an historical nomination application. It first has to get on the calendar for the designation committee of the Philadelphia Historical Commission (PHC), once on the calendar the application will be heard by said committee, they give it a thumbs up or thumbs down, or they ask you to tweak it and come back to next meeting, or if it gets a thumbs up, it goes to the full board of the Historical Commission for the same process, a thumbs up or down or a request to tweak and return.

At present we are at the point where we are trying to get the application scheduled, calendared, by the designation committee. PHC is in the process of moving their office, thus there is at least a two week delay in reading applications (the staff reads applications, makes sure they are correct, etc etc, if they have any requests, they send it back to you, you tweak it, hand it back in if good they put in on the calendar). There is also a slight backlog of applications, so it could be 2 or 4 weeks before our application is read.

We would like to preserve the cemetery. By preserving the cemetery it will help protect any human remains that might still exist underground.

I have been in contact with the Clerk of the Orphans Court of Philadelphia, that handles defunct cemeteries, I also notified the Pennsylvania Museum and Historical Commission, to see what options there are. There is a law already in place that if human remains are found in a construction site, they have to shut the site down and notify the city.

I would like a letter of support from you and any others in your family, if you agree with me. Our best recourse would be to have descendants support in preserving the cemetery and to not disturb any human remains that may lie under these grounds. If you would like to support us in our effort, you can simply send me an email of support, stating support, the name of your ancestor if you have it (I got you email off of find-a-grave website), the name of cemetery, etc. I will print out copies and give them to the Historical Commission. I will also keep you posted on the progress. Also, get your mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, and anyone else that has a connection to this ancestor of yours that is buried in this cemetery.

I realize that some folks have posted on Find-A-Grave and the person you posted is not your ancestor, that's okay, you could still send a letter of support. It won't be an ancestor, but it will be from a person knowledgeable about the cemetery.

Thanking you in advance, kennethmilano@verizon.net

Added by KENNETH MILANO on Apr 08, 2016 8:38 PM

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