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Sherry Van Scoy Hall (#46918086)
 member for 7 years, 8 months, 13 days
Tim Joswiak
Alexander and Jennet James Faries Conflicts Discussion
Hi, yes, there has been further research done that can clarify the dates of birth and death for Alexander Faries.
If you were to re-visit the Find A Grave for Alexander Faries or Faires, etc., I notice that there has of late been added some information. Find A Grave Memorial# 37299318. A collaborator of mine named Joan Wyatt Bradley has apparently asked for a clarification to be added. In my experience she has been a good researcher.
Also, the image of the will of Alexander had been added by Dan Troublefield, a noted Faries researcher.
Follows here a transcription/explanation that I received from Dan:
Because the tombstone of Alexander and "Jennet" was only put up in the 1830s, the death years for both are later than their actual death years. The stone was placed at the same time as stones for Jessee Faires' wife and child in the 1830s. The loose estate papers of Alexander Faires show that Alex died in 1824 and that Janet (as she signed her name in Delaware) died in 1825. Alex left his wife certain slaves "for life" and those slaves were sold in 1825. Alexander Faries' 16 Feb 1824 will: Item, I do give and bequeath unto my sons Thomas, William and Samuel and Alexander and my Daughter Jennet wife of William Wallis the following Negroes to be Equally divided between them Viz: Mary a Negro woman, Joe a Negro man, & Cinthia & lavinia Negro Girls and their increase to them and their heirs forever, Item. It is my express will that the above named Negroes remain with my son Jessee during the Natural life of my beloved wife Jennet Fearis to assist to support her [reverse of Sale Bill] Sale Bill of the estate of Alexander Faries dec'd -- Rec'd. Feb'y. 18. 1825 Recorded Book J Page 199 Vandue Bill -------------------------------------------------- A Vandue Bill of the Sale of the property of Alex'r Faries Deceasd this 15th February 1825 ------------------------------------------------ Purchasers Names // Property $ Cts -----------------------------------------------------------------Samuel Faires 1 Negro Woman, Mary & Child $291.00 James Whiteside 1 Negro Girl Synthia 285.25 Benjamin Fewell 1 Negro Boy Joseph 457.00 ----------------------------------------------------------------- The amount 1233.25 [signed] James Thorn Clerk

ALSO, you may find this citation of their marriage record helpful:

Holcomb Immanuel Church. License. Alexander Ferris and Jennet James, September 5, 1765. (Immanuel Church. Marriages)(Early Church Records of New Castle County, Dela ware, Vol. 1 1701-1800. F. Edward Wright. page 49) Per Dan Troublefield.

Hope this helps clarify the circumstances.
Tim Joswiak

Added by Tim Joswiak on Feb 06, 2015 4:46 PM

RE: Frank La Chance
You are very welcome. We were happy to help.

Added by stoneseekers on Jan 18, 2015 5:39 PM

Louise Kerr
RE: Elisabeth Strain Brown Hall
However, memorial identification says "wife" which matches consort. I'll see what I can find. Sorry for the confusion.

Added by Louise Kerr on Jan 13, 2015 6:57 PM

Louise Kerr
RE: Elisabeth Strain Brown Hall
Ebenezer Cemetery Directory says:
Elizabeth S. Hall
Died Jan. 13, 1847
Aged 59 years
Daughter of Major T. Hall

As soon as I get an opportunity to go by, I'll try to read the stone & respond again if I can get anything clearer.

Added by Louise Kerr on Jan 13, 2015 6:51 PM

Heath Jenkins
You are very welcome!

Added by Heath Jenkins on Dec 08, 2014 4:34 AM

Donna Clemons Hughes
You are very welcome glad I could help you.

Added by Donna Clemons Hughes on Dec 07, 2014 4:42 PM

Josephine Thomas
I sent an email last week concerning our Thomas line. If you haven't received it you may email me at Thank you

Added by Christine on Nov 13, 2014 6:07 PM

loryn baldwin
John Miller
I am glad to be of help, and I don't mind if you use the photo on your website.

Added by loryn baldwin on Nov 04, 2014 5:51 PM

Family of Jacob Thomas
Jacob Thomas was my 3rd g-grandfather buried in Blair Cemetery, Madison County, Ohio. Are you researching the Thomas line? Josephine Thomas Haynes would be a great aunt

Added by Christine on Oct 28, 2014 2:31 PM

Dave H
RE: Clarence Hosler
You're very welcome!


Added by Dave H on Oct 24, 2014 10:17 AM

Michael V Drachman
RE: K. R. Neal memorial photos.

My pleasure,,


Added by Michael V Drachman on Oct 13, 2014 10:41 PM

Terry Rice
RE: BEALL family
There was an article that I ran across while doing some research, it may have been more than a year ago, but when you are searching records 100's of years old...that seems pretty recent.

I'll see if I can find the link and post it here.

I believe that some teenagers got in and turned over a number of headstones.

Oh wow...this says 2006! I'm sure the one I saw was more recent.

My grandmother was Mattie Beall Garner / Diffee. I remember her speaking of the Brannon's and I believe telling me at one time she and my mom stayed with them for a while.

I'm sure I will be in touch again. I'm diving back into my research after losing years of work a couple of years ago.

Take care!


Added by Terry Rice on Sep 13, 2014 8:48 PM

Terry Rice
Hello Sherry,

Thanks for all your hard work! Just wondering how you are connected to Samuel A. and Ella Carson Beall? I noticed you had left flowers on the page where their stone is pictured. They are my great grandparents. I was unaware that the Cemetery had been so badly vandalized recently but just started back on my research (lost everything - long story). Although I do make a small contribution to Bayou Meto, I guess I should get out there and check things out!

I look forward to your reply!

Added by Terry Rice on Sep 11, 2014 1:07 PM

Jo C
Ramona Gertrude Bevan
Sherry ~ Do you have a connection to Ramona? ~ Jo C

Added by Jo C on Sep 08, 2014 2:30 PM

RE: Agnes Clark
You are very welcome. Thank you as well. Blessings Jo

Added by Josway on Aug 02, 2014 4:05 PM

RE: Agnes Clark
I am so glad to have turned them over to your care. Enjoy!

Added by Josway on Aug 01, 2014 4:29 PM

RE: MENEGAY grave markers
You're welcome! Glad I was able to help!

Added by gs on Jul 31, 2014 7:43 PM

Agnes Clark
I made the correction you suggested. Thank you for catching my error. Are you by some chance related to them? If so I would love to transfer them to your care. Blessings Jo

Added by Josway on Jul 30, 2014 3:45 PM

Dan Lanteigne
Valentini memorials
Sorry for the mix up on the photos, I returned to Victoria Lawn and got the other photo you were looking for

Added by Dan Lanteigne on Jul 16, 2014 6:23 PM

James Simons
Please call the office and get the exact burial location.

Rosemound office 752-6492

Thanks, Slick

Added by Slick on Jul 12, 2014 10:44 PM

Clarence Hosler at Forest Home Cemetery
Good morning Sir/Ma'am. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to contact Forest Home Cemetery and obtain the grave location (Section & Lot numbers) for your photo request(s), ask them whether or not there is a grave marker, and then either post this information to the memorial or send it to me.

Forest Home Cemetery: 708-366-1900 or 773-287-0772

Should you choose not to accept this mission, your photo request will most likely continue to go unfulfilled. This message will not self destruct in five seconds. Good luck! Ace

His memorial:

Forest Home is a massively humongous cemetery with well over 100,000 burials, and the information is vital in order to photograph a grave for you. Forest Home disavows all photo volunteers, refusing to aid them in finding graves, so your mission is indispensable and integral to helping fulfill your photo request.

From the Find A Grave Dossier: All personnel are advised that Find A Grave states it is the responsibility of the photo requestor to provide the grave plot (section and lot number) to assist the volunteer photographers.

Mission Success: Last year I successfully completed 200 photo missions at Forest Home Cemetery that had the grave location provided by the photo requestor. In just over a year I have successfully concluded over 1,400 photo missions with over 600 already successfully completed in 2014.

Mission Failure: Impossible

Added by Ace on Jun 05, 2014 1:24 AM

Steve Duncan
RE: Owen Tripp Bringhurst
If you anything, let me know.

Added by Steve Duncan on Jun 03, 2014 8:45 PM

Steve Duncan
Bringhurst family
Do you have anything else on the Bringhurst family? Let me know.

Added by Steve Duncan on May 28, 2014 2:09 AM

Pamela Schulze Carlile Weibel
RE: John BROWN, Rose ZOSS, & Lawrence RUPP
You are very welcome. My husband and I really enjoy the quiet time and seeing all the history while we search. We will keep looking for your other relatives in our area, it's my personal treasure hunt and I want to pay my respects and find all your treasured relatives as I do mine.

Added by Pamela Schulze Carlile We... on May 18, 2014 7:35 AM

Steve Duncan
Owen Tripp Bringhurst
Can you transfer Owen Bringhurst to me? He's one of my ancestors.

Added by Steve Duncan on May 17, 2014 6:55 PM


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