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ValSG (#46932943)
 member for 7 years, 8 months, 28 days
Renaldo Browne
RE: Genealogy
Maybe they are on the Witness Protection Program. LOL

I'm waiting for George Washington Drake's Death Certificate, to verify who his father is.

Added by Renaldo Browne on May 23, 2015 8:18 AM

Renaldo Browne
RE: Genealogy
I thought about writing a book about my family. It would be a Science Fiction type book. LOL

Added by Renaldo Browne on May 22, 2015 8:47 AM

Renaldo Browne
RE: Genealogy

I don't text either. My thumbs are too large. Maybe they are on Facebook, or LinkedIn. LOL

As the old saying goes "Old Genealogists Never Die, they just lose their Census. LOL

In doing my family, I think they are between the Simpsons (Homer), and the Bundys (Al)

Have a great day, and put a tracking on those relatives.


Added by Renaldo Browne on May 07, 2015 11:41 AM

Renaldo Browne
I also do amateur genealogy, and I am also helping Joanie Ely-Sundelof do her "tree" I'm having more luck doing other families, than my own.

I kid Joanie, and tell her, maybe we should "Text" our ancestors, and get the missing information. LOL

George Washington Drake, where are your parents, or, better yet, who are your parents.


Added by Renaldo Browne on May 07, 2015 8:50 AM

Joanie Ely-Sundelof
Our Mysterious George Drake
Yes, I see what you're saying Val..I'm so frustrated with George and Sophia! LOL..I do believe you're right on what you say on them tho.I'm gonna give it up on them for so much again for all the time and info..Yeah, Ain't it fun? LOL! PS..Mess us up big time when they decide to take a middle name as their first..hahaha!! Joanie

Added by Joanie Ely-Sundelof on Apr 27, 2015 5:11 PM

Joanie Ely-Sundelof
RE: Re: George W. Drake
Hi there Val..Hope all is well with you..I'm still working on the search for George Drake's parents..I wanted to mention that since I came up empty on any Peter Sutton and Mary Tiger Sutton having a daughter to match "our" Sophia Sutton Drake, I did fine that Philip Sutton and wife Elizabeth Hoffman Sutton are listed as having a daughter Cathrine about 1832..I think you mentioned on a page that her full name was Sophia Mary Elizabeth Cathrine Sutton? Since I can't find any connection to a Peter, I'm thinking Philip Sutton is her father..What is your thinking on this? (even tho she is said to have mentioned Peter and Mary Tiger in a will?) Let me know your thought when you get a moment..Thanks Joanie :-)

Added by Joanie Ely-Sundelof on Apr 22, 2015 12:36 PM

Clint Allan Morgan
Josey Family
Dear Val,

Do you know who the Josey Family member's were that married sister's??


Clint Allan Morgan

Added by Clint Allan Morgan on Mar 07, 2015 7:34 PM

Ron & Nancy
Emily's mother

Val, I posted a picture of Emily Cora's mother. Go to the above memorial. You are welcome to take it. Ron

Added by Ron & Nancy on Feb 28, 2015 8:25 AM

Bobbie Bedo
Hi Val, I have been working on my history for about five years and over the last year has become an obsession. I just joined this site because a friend who I have a connection with thru the Dalrymple family showed me your post.

Added by Bobbie Bedo on Feb 26, 2015 7:56 PM

Bobbie Bedo
Jane Walls Thorp
Jane is the sister of my great grandmother, Alice Thorp Crocker of Phillipsburg NJ. I was wondering if you had any information about Jane's parents, William and Sarah Elizabeth Dalrymple Thorp. Thank you.

Added by Bobbie Bedo on Feb 23, 2015 4:00 PM

Clint Allan Morgan
Richard Twitty & Family
Dear ValSG,

If you know anything about the family you can email me the information to so that I can add to my Family Tree. Bernice Barefoot was a wonderful person and Donald Twitty was very nice. I miss both of them. I did not know that both of them had passed away and I miss them. I did now know about their family at all. We were researching the same line for Donald Twitty grandfather was my Great Great Great Uncle. His sister was my Great Great Great Grandmother, Bernice and I have been trying to connect up to Richard Dick Futch our common Ancestor.


Clint Allan Morgan

Added by Clint Allan Morgan on Feb 20, 2015 9:38 AM

Clint Allan Morgan
Bernice Barefoot
Dear ValSG,

I am related to Donald Twitty and knew Bernice Barefoot. Do you know the information on their son Richard Twitty.


Clint Allan Morgan

Added by Clint Allan Morgan on Feb 20, 2015 8:28 AM

Jo Church Dickerson
Irish Potatoes

Hi, Val. I saw your message about "iced potatoes" on Karen Grady Johnson's page and had to comment. When I was a kid I thought my grandmother was saying "arsh potatoes". Like you, I never knew what it meant until I grew up.

My favorite is when Grandmother would holler out after Granddaddy as he headed for a morning's work in the field, "Bring back some rowssnears, John Henry." It never occurred to me to ask why she called ears of corn such a strange name until I grew up and one day it came to me in a blinding flash.

Thanks for the smiles and warm memories.


Added by Jo Church Dickerson on Dec 21, 2014 6:40 AM

RE: Elizabeth & George Nickel
I am out of state til first or second week of January - I will have to go over this then - cant access any info in my tree until then. lulu

Added by lulu on Dec 20, 2014 6:59 AM

Clair H
Thank you for your token that you left on my wife memorial. I really appreciate it very much.

Added by Clair H on Nov 10, 2014 5:26 PM

RE: Hi C!
LOL, love it!!!!! Hi C!!! I'm trying to hang in here, I keep backing off and taking little breaks. I need to go back through my emails to make sure I've updated everything, especially yours. As always, anything you want transferred, let me know. You have such wonderful stories to add that it would be easier for you do to them than send them off to me to add in.

Added by C on Nov 07, 2014 11:36 PM

Joanie Ely-Sundelof
RE: Re: George W. Drake
Thanx so much again Val...Yes, it's so mysterious but hoping we can find George's family and where he was born. Sir Francis Drake lived here in Piscataway, NJ back in the 1600s..So hence we have Drake Streets etc..He may or may not be any relation to that Drake line..And being that the name is fairly common for the time, doesn't help..Well, yes, I will keep digging and I do have a 3rd cousin who is researching his mom's side of family as well..His mom was my Dad's 1st cousin and like a sister since his Aunt, Mary Ely Woodhouse adopted my dad after his mom and dad split up..So George would also be cousin Richard's family too..I need to find his # and call him one day soon..His mom, Mae Woodhouse Smith is in an assisted living facility in Md. and will be 95 this coming Monday..Richard lives in Rocky Hill NJ still, I believe..Hoping he can shed some light for us.. Thank You for sending me all info and I will do the same if I get any info on our George W.. Have a great day.. Joanie

Added by Joanie Ely-Sundelof on Oct 25, 2014 9:51 AM

Joanie Ely-Sundelof
RE: Re: George W. Drake
Thanx so much for all the info Val, and sorry if I was a "pest".. lol...I would like to find his actual parents as you do..Dig Dig Dig..Ok.. I thought George and Sophia were married Dec. 15th 1850 in Clinton..But you say it was 49' so that's that..I'm sure you've been at this much longer than me..So we'll both just hope a trail will emerge..Thanks again..Joanie

Added by Joanie Ely-Sundelof on Oct 20, 2014 4:34 PM

Joanie Ely-Sundelof
Re: George W. Drake
Me again Val.. lol...I still kinda think that George W Drake Sr. was the child of Jocob P. Drake and Catherine in Hope, Warren, NJ..The 1850 Census has him listed as 20 yrs old which would go with his birth date..The Census was taken Aug 22, 1850 and George and Sophia were not married until Dec. 15th 1850 of that year which would account for him still living at home at time of census.. As to his and Sophia's children, I believe his son, George Washington Drake is JR. and named for Dad George himself. I know he was from Warren Co. and I can't find anything else that would fit him..I didn't quite understand what you said regarding him and that Jacob could not be his father..Guess I'm confused lol...And these folks taking middle names cause they didn't like first name really can give us a runaround Stinkers! lol..Ok.. not trying to be a pest about this but just trying to make the puzzle pieces fit..Joanie :-)

Added by Joanie Ely-Sundelof on Oct 19, 2014 6:25 PM

Rich H.
RE: Peter V. Farley
Glad to be of service!

Added by Rich H. on Oct 17, 2014 10:54 AM

Rich H.
Peter V. Farley
Thanks for the info.

Added by Rich H. on Oct 16, 2014 3:49 PM

Joanie Ely-Sundelof
Re-George Washington Drake
Hi again Val.I think I may have found George's parents in my searches. There is a Jacob P. Drake in Warren Co. NJ..His wife is Cathrine Drake and George is listed as one of their sons and birth date is about right 1831..If you search on, you may find what I did..I am almost 100% positive it's his parents..Hope I'm right.. Joanie PS He's my Gr Gr Gr Grandfather..

Added by Joanie Ely-Sundelof on Oct 11, 2014 7:01 PM

Joanie Ely-Sundelof
Re-George Washington Drake
Thanks so much Val for adding the photo of George's pension increase from a news paper. Much appreciate the contribution..Joanie :-)

Added by Joanie Ely-Sundelof on Oct 07, 2014 10:16 PM

RE: Ramsey Sutton
beautiful and so touching - you really do a wonderful job honoring the person - its adds flesh and blood and life back to the person. We have to remember that these were all real people with the same hopes and dreams that we have. Thank you - I am so glad he had you to remember him.

Added by Donna on Sep 29, 2014 10:20 AM

RE: for Ramsey Sutton.
I'm going transfer him to you -- you can make memorials for the babies if you'd like to. The cemetery might have an office -- they might have more info.

Added by Donna on Sep 28, 2014 12:10 PM


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