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MPLehmann (#47371387)
 member for 4 years, 6 months, 9 days
Matthew Freeman

I was looking around the West Pittston cemetery. I was looking to fulfill your request. I found a M. Freeman. The dates you listed are different than on the headstone. Do you think it's the same person? The dates on the headstone I photographed are 1816-1900. Let me know.

Added by Christina on Mar 21, 2015 6:58 AM

John & Charlene Patterson
Re: William Bechtold
Thank you for providing the information regarding his military service in the Civil War -- I've added it to his bio and credited you on the page.

Added by John & Charlene Patterson on Mar 14, 2015 10:33 AM

Hoyt Cemetery
Thank you so much for your kindness in transferring the memorials to my account. I have added what information I already know and look forward to learning more.
Your help is greatly appreciated.


Added by NCGenSeeker on Mar 03, 2015 2:22 PM

Nina McComas Thomas
Sarah Taylor 1892-1990 Photo Request
Note: Crown Hill Memorial Park. Buried in North East Garden behind the Big Mausoleum next to her husband Stephen Taylor 1875-1956. I will try to get exact plot number. Thanks for trying anyway. I am going to leave the request for now. I will let you know when I have additional information. Thanks again, Nina

Added by Nina McComas Thomas on Mar 03, 2015 10:17 AM

E. Mickelson
Mary Brennan
Thank you so much!! All the information you provided indicates that this Mary Brennan is my 2GGmother. Here is what I know and how it matches what you provided. John and Mary Davis were from Wolverhampton, England, then part of Staffordshire. They married probably late 1837 and had two children in England, John and Samuel. They apparently immigrated to the Pittston area about 1844. In the 1850 US census, John was listed as 31 (1819) and Mary, 29 (1821; close to Mar 1822). They had five children; same Davis children as are listed in the 1860 census in the Brennan household. Thomas Davis is my GGfather and was born in late 1846. I don't know what happened to John Davis, he likely died (killed in a mine accident?) in the 1850s and Mary remarried to James Brennan prior to abt 1858, as all of the Davis children appeared in the household of James and Mary Brennan in the 1860 census along with Eliza Brennan, age 1. To me a humorous occurrence is that because Mary was apparently several years older than James, she shed many years of age in some census and only gained them back slowly over the next several census decades. (And, James age may not be consistent between census either.) And yes, Eliza and William were two of her children with James Brennan. My research also indicates that the three Davis brothers all moved west from PA. My great- grandfather, Thomas married and settled in eastern Kansas. John and Samuel went first to Ill, and then one (maybe both) moved on to Arkansas. They could be William Brennan's half siblings mentioned in his obit.

One item that doesn't match; all of the data I have acquired so far from British records led me to believe her maiden name was Mary Ann LEES. However, that was not conclusive as there were multiple John Davis in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire and pinning down the exact couple that were my ancestors was somewhat circumstantial. I'll double back on that research to see if there are any Mary PUGH's that could fit the same criteria. Also, wonder if the "six children" might have been counting both (known) Davis and Brennan children? Including census from the 1860 to 1880 I only see 3 Brennan children, Eliza, William and Martha, and Mary would have been nearly sixty by this time.

A couple more questions; Is the birth and death information on the memorial taken from a marker, or is it the result of research by yourself or the Society? In fact is there a marker? You mentioned a couple of obituaries, is it possible you could provide me information on how I might be able procure those?

Again, THANK YOU so much for your quick response and the data that I believe confirms this lady as being my 2nd Great Grandmother. I now see a hole in this 'brick wall' and I hope to make it tumble down! Best regards,
E. 'Mick' Mickelson

Added by E. Mickelson on Mar 03, 2015 9:58 AM

E. Mickelson
Mary Brennan
Sorry, didn't realize that when I sent the message below regarding Mary Brennan that I was signed on with our Genealogy Society account. This is my personal account name/#.
E. 'Mick' Mickelson

Added by E. Mickelson on Mar 02, 2015 6:47 PM

Longmont Genealogical Society
Mary Brennan
My note is with regards to your memorial for Mary Brennan, #142980178, in the Pittston City Cemetery. I have a 2nd GGmother whose name at the time of her passing would have been Mary Brennan. I have searched for more info on her and her family for over ten years without much success. Most of the facts I have for her match with the information available on this memorial, but not yet enough to say 'she's the one'. So I'm hoping you may have more information on this lady (or know someone who does) and that you would be willing to share with me and compare to additional info I have. Hoping to establish she either is, or isn't may 2-GGM. And if she is to be able to gain more info, and possibly a connection to descendants. If you would be so kind as to assist me, you may communicate directly to, or to my Find-a-Grave profile, E. Mickelson,#47605256.

Most grateful for any assistance,
E. 'Mick' Mickelson, Colorado

Added by Longmont Genealogical Soc... on Mar 02, 2015 6:16 PM

Nola Price & Henry Lewis, Crown Hill Cem, Dallas Co TX

Thank you for your interest in finding tombstone for these two family members. Will make an attempt for location. Much appreciate.

Added by Rosemarie on Feb 23, 2015 2:56 PM

Richard Jones
RE: Jones Family
WOW. The ancestry tree you sent is full of great information. You have given me more than I could have expected so quickly. I will be busy with this for some time.

Thanks for transferring the memorials. I will keep them updated.

By the way, an example of info that I did not think was possible to resolve: Clarence Jones (1898) marriage certificate to eliza Hite indicates his father as "Lee". I suspect that is an attempt to remember Levi.

Thanks again for all your help.

Added by Richard Jones on Jan 28, 2015 6:35 PM

Richard Jones
RE: Sarah Nichols Gauger
Thanks for your quick response. Your info verifies what I have. I also know that Sarah was born in 1874, parents John Nicholas and Mary Williams Nicholas. NOTE the 'a' in nicholas. She married George Gauger sometime between 1900 and 1904. She used the name Jones in 1900 and had Clarence Jones a son in 1898. I am having a problem linking her to the Jones name. I have paperwork including naturalization papers for george that verify the above.

I don't think that early 1900's and 1800's marriage certificates are online from Pennsylvania. I may have to make a visit to the Luzerne CO courthouse to get more info.

Thanks again for your input.

Added by Richard Jones on Jan 27, 2015 7:53 PM

Richard Jones
Sarah Nichols Gauger
My wife and I have just started looking into our families. I am now back to my great grandparents. I noticed you posted Sarah Nichols Gauger (130347399) on May 25, 2014 to find a grave.

I believe she is my great grandmother. I wonder if you have any more information about her. She married a Gauger, but had a child prior to that marriage with a last name of Jones, born 1898. He is my grandfather.

Thank you for any information you can provide.

Added by Richard Jones on Jan 27, 2015 6:51 PM

Ella Bomboy (nee Shaffer) #123655663
Hello James,

Thanks for transferring Ella's memorial to me. I've updated her details and will add the information for her first husband and for her parents when I find it. Thanks again for all your help!

Kind regards,


Added by botheja on Dec 17, 2014 4:27 AM

Squib factory list
I was looking with interest at your JH Smith squib factory explosion virtual cemetery and noticed what amounts to a typo. I'll send an Edit.

Added by Buck on Dec 14, 2014 5:36 PM

Ruth Ann Bagley
Martha "Mattie" James
Find A Grave Memorial# 95370508

Thank you for your suggestion: "Victim of the J. H. Smith's squib factory explosion in Kingston".

I knew she was a victim of the squib factory explosion and hadn't considered entering this information on findagrave. I will do that as I think it is a good idea.

Could you tell me where you got "J. H. Smith's" name? I have read the articles in the old newspapers and cannot recall first name of middle initial of owner (just "Smith").

This victim had a relative (via marriage) named John Hutchinson Smith so the name of squib factory owner is of interest to me. Thank you.

Added by Ruth Ann Bagley on Nov 27, 2014 7:37 AM

Edith West (95194374)
I made your requested edits to Edith's memorial. If she is family to you, or just of interest to you, I will be glad to transfer.

I can't remember what prompted me to take the picture or build the memorial. She is not connected to me at all.

Thanks for your efforts on Find A Garve.

Added by Buck on Nov 26, 2014 7:56 PM

Don't worry, the poster of the first memorial has already gotten in touch with me and told me that she got in touch with admin and the memorials will be merged. So I've left it up for now because I don't want to mess with their process. Thank you!

Added by paperdragonwings on Nov 25, 2014 10:28 PM

Marilyn Posthumus Clark
RE: Sgt Henry E. Silvius
Thanks so much for the transfer! I am just now learning about the Silvius line in my husband's family. I'll be filling out his bio soon. thanks again.

Added by Marilyn Posthumus Clark on Nov 19, 2014 6:10 AM

Transfer of Eugene M Shea
Thank you James!! Much appreciated

Added by CJBW on Nov 16, 2014 5:14 AM

Eugene M Shea - St Mary's, Norwalk, CT
James, could you transfer 121397042 to me? Baby Eugene's parents are my great,great grandparents.
They are also buried there with him.

Thank you

Added by CJBW on Nov 14, 2014 8:41 AM

Memorial# 86160449
About a year ago you requested that i make some changes to a memorial that i manage. Since that time i have gone over it at different times and searched for information but have not been able to come to the conclusion you have.
Would you please take another look and let me know what info you have? I can't find sources for anything.

Added by Carrie on Oct 02, 2014 6:34 AM

Memorial # 121023461
John Harkins' memorial has a number of other people on it. If you'd like photos for them, please add the names to the Find A Grave database and request photos.

Mary (wife of John Harkins) d. Nov 20, 1912

Elizabeth Harkins d. May 7, 1923

Florence E. Harkins b. Jul 3, 1924 d. Jan 1, 2009

"Children of John & Mary Harkins"
John d. Nov 22, 1884(?) Age 18 yrs 3 mos & 17 days
Willie d. Nov 11, 1885 Age 14 yrs 1 mo 11 days


Added by ENZita on Sep 11, 2014 6:57 PM

Joseph A Schiffenhaus Jr
RE: Henry Halmagh Van Houten
Yes, Fanny was the sister to my GG GM Leah Catherine Van Hounten, daughters of Henry Halmagh Van Houten and Ellen Pier.
Parents are in Fairfield RDC cemetery in Find A Grave and if you can access I have all of those van Houtens back to arrival in early 1600s.

Added by Joseph A Schiffenhaus Jr on Aug 31, 2014 6:43 AM

Rosenkrance # 123581256
James, I added a photo and other connections for the family. If you would add her maiden name and change the spelling of the surname.


Added by sharleenp on Aug 12, 2014 12:35 PM

Appolonia Ellsinger
Any idea where you would have obtained the burial information for Appolonia? Was it a book or the actual cemetery records? She is a relative.

Added by Barbara on Aug 10, 2014 10:30 PM

Diane Tortorella
Nunziata Tortorella
Hi James, it was a thrill to see my ggrandmother's stone on find a grave. Thank you.
How did you come about photographing it? Do you photograph just family even distant relatives? If you do, how are you related to Nunziata?

Diane T.

Added by Diane Tortorella on Aug 06, 2014 4:11 PM


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