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Helen McDermott (#46950853)
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Nancy Byers Romig
Jane McBride
I wrote to someone to check story but I have that she was married to Finley Preston Surrena 69407005 29 Oct 1889. His first wife, Elizabeth Walter died in 1886. He is buried at Peters Chapel Cemetery, Nectarine, Venango County, Pa, just a few miles up the road from Prairie.

Kath has just about the whole family in but doesn't mention Jane. But I have her in 1900 census in Irwin Township, Venango County.

Thank you. Nancy

Added by Nancy Byers Romig on Nov 12, 2013 3:35 PM

Brian J. Ensley
RE: Veterans Day
Thank you! Things are going well. Hope all is well with you, too!

Added by Brian J. Ensley on Nov 11, 2013 10:22 AM

Candace Millsop
RE: Catherine Bell @ Harmony
I'm not good with math so yes, use that date and I will too and tell my cousin. Her parents are James Hastings Bell and Mary Jane Hogg. These are my maternal GG grandparents. We do not yet know where they are buried. They could be there someplace or Prarie orů

In the 1870 census they are in Slippery Rock
In the 1880 census they are in Slippery Rock

And in 1850 census James is with his parents in Mercer Township, Butler Co.

Not sure where to look any more!!I wish I could come back home for a month in the summer and just travel the area. Sigh!!! Anyway thanks for the help.

Added by Candace Millsop on Nov 03, 2013 10:26 AM

Gill family and Slippery Rock
Thanks for getting back to me, I will keep searching. The records say Mercer co. PA., but I have no knowldge of the area. Makes it a bit harder and its been so long ago.
Anyway thank you again the search continues.
Roxanne in Iowa

Added by RRiggan on Oct 13, 2013 10:04 AM

RE: John & Mary Benton
Hi Helen,
I agree. The best I can tell on the stone is 66yrs, 3 mos, 26 days as you have suggested. I hope that helps.

Added by MPD on Sep 16, 2013 6:32 PM

Patty Kurtz
RE: Utahville Cemetery
You're welcome.

Added by Patty Kurtz on Jul 15, 2013 9:55 AM

MichaelJohn Swassing
Soissong graves
Thank you so much for your care on the Anna C Soissong page. Yes, I did see the recently added page for Soissong, (Unknown). I was able to just make out enough information to match the three partial names and partial dates to three of Anna C's siblings. For whom I had partial information in my files. I have contacted the person who added the photograph and I have also created three fresh pages for these siblings. I have also added memorials for the parents and I hope those stones can be found, although I am only guessing as to which cemetery they might be in. Thank you again.

Added by MichaelJohn Swassing on Jul 05, 2013 2:10 PM

Donald Ward
Francis Waizenhofer headstone
Thanks very much for taking and posting the photo of Frank's headstone. I could never have made the trip to get it. Hope I can return the favor some day.
Donald J. Ward
Arlington, Texas

Added by Donald Ward on Jun 09, 2013 11:50 AM

R Horner
A Big Thank You

You deserve a much needed thank you, and my deepest appreciation of your photos. From your photo, I was able to add Fred A Fauth's wife Eva to my family tree and it brought up quite a few hints for me to explore. I created a memorial for her, so feel free to add the photo so you get credit for it.

Raymond F Horner

Added by R Horner on Jun 08, 2013 5:21 PM

RE: St Martins Cemetery
Hi Helen, Gary was my mom's baby brother. Thank you very much for thinking of me when you saw his memorial. I'll also check out the other new additions to St. Martin's. Have a great weekend!

Added by CarrieT on Jun 01, 2013 1:02 PM

Bill Plack
RE: Dobies Family Photos
You're very welcome. Glad to help. /Peace, Bill

Added by Bill Plack on Apr 24, 2013 4:37 PM

RE: Cross @ Harmony cem
Thank you for the changes and the transfer. I'll check that information just to be sure.

Added by GG on Apr 23, 2013 8:14 PM

Patti Yourko Burns
Jeffery Phillips
Please double check the memorial number for Mr. Phillips father, the Find A Grave number in your edit request does not match the father's name.

Added by Patti Yourko Burns on Apr 16, 2013 10:09 AM

Brian J. Ensley
William George & Blanche Florence (Bendle) Marsh
I'm going to get photos of these headstones on my way out today. I'll have them posted in the next day or so.

Added by Brian J. Ensley on Apr 10, 2013 3:15 AM

Hi. Thanks for the photos.
Clara was his sister but I don't know who Virginia was but I'm in contact with that line. Wm married into my line so I'm not following his family but I think others would be interested so adding their mem's would be great for them.

Added by CJ on Apr 06, 2013 12:47 PM

Brian J. Ensley
RE: John Irons and his Dau.
You are very welcome. I asked the owner of the baby Irons memorial to add her name and link her to her father.

Added by Brian J. Ensley on Feb 23, 2013 4:46 PM

Brenda Hare
RE: Samuel Weakly
Thank you so very much. Some people on Ancestry have a Samuel Weakly who died in Cumberland Co, PA as his father... but I need to find something that proves it.

If I can help you with Iowa research, I'm in Linn County, Iowa and would be delighted to help you.


Added by Brenda Hare on Feb 04, 2013 3:37 PM

Brenda Hare
RE: Samuel Weakly
Hi Helen,

We have quite a bit of snow here in Iowa, so if you have too much snow, don't worry about checking the stones right away, but I do appreciate your help.

It sure looks like "Rev War" on this Samuel's stone, BUT I think this one was in the War of 1812, not the Rev War.

I do agree that I think his father, Samuel, is back in Cumberland County, although I can't find a will for that Samuel, so I'm not 100% certain if he had a son, Samuel, or if this Samuel might even be a son of one of the other Samuel's that are in that cemetery... not quite sure what to think right now.

Thank you for anything you can do for me. By any chance, do you know anyone in Cumberland County who might help me with going to the court house to look for a couple wills and probate records?

Thank you,
Brenda in Iowa

Added by Brenda Hare on Feb 04, 2013 1:45 PM

Brenda Hare
Samuel Weakely 1866

This is the link to the Samuel Weakley I am currently researching. It looks like he died 1866, which I have found elsewhere, but it looks like his stone says something about the Rev War, which is what I am questioning. From everything I have found, he was born ca 1787, which would have been after the Rev War (1775-1783).

My guess is that it was his father that was in the Rev War, but I have not found conclusive documentation to prove who his father was.

Thank you,

Added by Brenda Hare on Feb 03, 2013 1:20 PM

Brenda Hare
Samuel Weakely 1866

You posted a picture of the stone for Samuel Weakley who died 1866, but I think I am rather confused.

Does his stone say something about the Rev War?

Thank you,
Brenda Hare
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Added by Brenda Hare on Feb 03, 2013 1:18 PM

Chris M
RE: The McClintock Family
Thanks for all the transfers. I'll be working on them here in short bit. I probably can post some portraits for some of them.
I think that 90% of the people buried in that old Harmony cemetery are related to me, if distantly.
Thanks again!

Added by Chris M on Jan 05, 2013 3:18 PM

RE: Rogers Family @ Grandview
Thanks Helen, Merry Christmas to your family as well.

Added by MPD on Dec 21, 2012 4:19 PM

RE: St Martins Cem
Helen, thank you so much for the Ventura photos!! I appreciate it greatly. I just got back from vacation and saw them. You are a kind soul!

Added by CarrieT on Dec 03, 2012 1:03 PM

Brian J. Ensley
RE: Irons family
I can't say what the plot numbers are, but Kenneth shares the same headstone as Calvin, just on the other side of the stone. William's is the next row over, facing Kenneth.

Added by Brian J. Ensley on Nov 29, 2012 9:31 AM

Brian J. Ensley
RE: Kenneth Irons
Glad to be of help. Kenneth's name/dates are inscribed on the reverse side of Calvin's headstone (his father). Calvin's parents and a sister are buried one row up, so I created memorials for them, added photos, and transferred them to you since they are not related to me.

Added by Brian J. Ensley on Nov 29, 2012 4:15 AM


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