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ValSG (#46932943)
 member for 7 years, 4 months, 30 days
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

for Ramsey Sutton.
there is now a photo of his grave

Added by Donna on Sep 27, 2014 5:33 AM

I agree with you about genealogy being the grand puzzle, it's a puzzle that you can never completely finish and it's a huge challenge :-) I also love photography and I can honestly say I'm NEVER bored, ever lol



Added by KASSIOPEIA on Sep 14, 2014 9:14 AM

RE: Charlotte Hill Price
you always do an excellent job with bios -- it gives a very human touch to the memorial, and helps to keep memories alive.

Added by Donna on Sep 13, 2014 5:50 AM

Ron Eichman
Emma's obit.
Mrs. Reuben Smith
Mrs. Emma, wife of Reuben Smith, died last night at her home in Alpha from a complication off aliments, aged 74 years. Besides her husband she is survived by four children from a previuos marriage, Isaac R. Hill, Percy H. Sutton, of Phillipsburg; Mrs. William Repsher, of Pen Argyl; Mrs. William Moore, Lambertvill: two sisters, Mrs. Tillie Vandegrift, of Glendon; Mrs. Amanda McDowell of Seymore, Conn, and 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted in her home on Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock and interment will be made at Montana, NJ.

Easton Express, 1/8/1927 pg. 8.

Added by Ron Eichman on Sep 11, 2014 9:42 AM

Ron Eichman
Are you using MicroSoft Outlook for composing your e-mail??

You can set up an account in it so it uses your Yahoo address for sending and receiving e-mails. Then the e-mails will be stored on your PC and not all on theirs. When you open Outlook and click "Send/Receive, all the e-mails download to you and are no longer on Yahoo.

I think it's coming back to used to live in Still Valley, near Broadway??

Added by Ron Eichman on Sep 11, 2014 9:28 AM

Ron Eichman
That should be we know, her obituary says that.

Added by Ron Eichman on Sep 11, 2014 7:35 AM

Ron Eichman
RE: Jacob & Emma Hill.
So, we've spoken before?? How did we make contact?? Was I searching for Emma's info, from her second marriage to Reuben Smith?? We think she is buried in Montana Cemetery, in Belvedere (Unmarked grave)..We think in a grave over his 1st. wife. Please contact Sharon, and ask if she might know.

Added by Ron Eichman on Sep 11, 2014 7:33 AM

Ron Eichman
Jacob & Emma Hill.
Hi Val, I am the husband of Nancy Trinkley, the granddaughter of Jesse Hill, the daughter of Jacob & Emma. Please contact me via e-mail in my profile. You may have info that I am looking for.

Thanks, Ron

Added by Ron Eichman on Sep 10, 2014 7:24 PM

Karen Johnson Grady
RE: Sara Harrelson
Yes, stuff goes wrong. I think it's a magic spell or something. Anyway, I love reading your stories about your family!

Added by Karen Johnson Grady on Jul 21, 2014 7:41 PM

J Richter TreeBranches
Kenneth Norton is also in new camden, A section 158 grave 4, Arthur is A section 158 grave 3. If you go to Facebook In the Mist of New Camden Cemetery, I will add you so I can post the buriel sheets for them and you can copy them.

Added by J Richter TreeBranches on Jul 08, 2014 11:14 AM

J Richter TreeBranches
RE: Arthur
No worries, make the memorials for your family in New camden, I will check on a picture, I went through all the A section photos I have didn't see it, so hopefully I missed it, when I was there.

Added by J Richter TreeBranches on Jul 08, 2014 11:08 AM

J Richter TreeBranches
Ok in the records I found a Arthur Tomkins buried March 14, 1974, age 76. Sec A 158, I will check around that area when I go again, Essie is also in A Sec

Added by J Richter TreeBranches on Jul 07, 2014 11:04 PM


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