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Kathleen Retallick
RE: Re Elsie VanGorden / Levi Middaugh
Hi Jane,
So, I think I got the VanGordens figured out.. There are 3 Moses VanGordens in my tree on my paternal grandfathers side. Moses VanGorden Brisco was my Great Grandfather, His mothers(Elizabeth VanGorden)father was Moses VanGorden Jr was my GGgrandfather, and Moses VanGorden Sr. was my GGG father. (2nd wife Elsa)

The Retallicks are my husbands ancestors. Rev John came from England in 1823 with his wife Catherine shortly after marriage. He is my husbands GGG Grandfather. They had 5 children, John Jr, the oldest, 3 girls and William the youngest. William died at the age of 34 and is buried in Hope, NJ. John Jr, being the GG grandfather, had 3 sons. Frank, George and William, his Ggrandfather,(who he probably named after his brother.) Rev John died March 10, 1896 at 95. John Jr, died a month later on April 10, 1896, at 64. He had been bedridden for a few years.

I how that helps on the Retallick end. Let Nicole know. If she needs help, I'd be happy to. Is she local to Pike Co, PA? I live in Milford and the cemeteries are all very close to me.


Added by Kathleen Retallick on Feb 02, 2016 11:54 AM

Kathleen Retallick
RE: Re Elsie VanGorden / Levi Middaugh
Hi Jane,
Moses Van Gorden was my 3rd great grandfather. I am getting my information from a book, Commemorative Biographical Record of NE Pennsylvania, published in 1990. It greatly defines his first wife and family, but only mentions marrying a Mrs. Elsa Middaugh, after the death of his first wife, Elizabeth Van Etten. Thank you for setting me straight. Are you related? Love this stuff, find something new all the time. I am in the process of photographing the graves of my ancestors to add to my family tree, a lot of which are very close by. I happily live on the last 3 1/2 acres of my paternal grandmothers farm, in Dingman Twp. PA. The Van Gordens lived two townships down in Lehman. Let me know if I can ever help you out..

Added by Kathleen Retallick on Jan 31, 2016 4:02 PM

elwood ennis
RE: John H Bell - misplaced photo
Ill go back and check it out

Added by elwood ennis on Jan 24, 2016 9:17 AM

elwood ennis
RE: John H Bell - misplaced photo
I dont understand. Do you need another photo?

Added by elwood ennis on Jan 24, 2016 4:57 AM

RE: Migrations from the Minisink Valley
You might email Randy Gladstone who created the memorial and ask him too. He have something.

DT Questers

Added by DTQuester on Jan 03, 2016 4:07 PM

Jane Ferner Lawrence
RE: Col Thomas DeKay
Thank you for sharing another wonderful part of DeKay history! Best wishes for a Happy Holiday Season, Jane

Added by Jane Ferner Lawrence on Dec 24, 2015 1:53 PM

Jane Ferner Lawrence
RE: Capt Thomas DeKay, Jr
Hi Jane, I just finished reading your very interesting post to me regarding the three De Kay burial grounds. What a wonderful piece of work you and your colleagues have performed in straightening out some very old but very important information on the DeKay family! My husband is a fifth great-grandson of Thomas and Mary Roe De Kay. Thank you for contacting me, I very much appreciate having the corrected information. Regards, Jane Lawrence

Added by Jane Ferner Lawrence on Dec 17, 2015 2:05 PM

Jane Ferner Lawrence
RE: Re Thomas & Mary Roe DeKay
I had not seen the article on DeKay Cemetery No. 3 by Ivy Jordan Tullin and I thank you for bringing it to my attention. Regards, Jane

Added by Jane Ferner Lawrence on Dec 17, 2015 1:48 PM

Regarding Soyeryne Bennet the elder.

Do you have lots of left-over turkey? Benjamin Franklin wanted to make the turkey the national bird, but the bald eagle won out. I think Franklin had the right idea.

I transcribed the obituary for Mr S. You can delete the scanned image at your convenience. I know I have lots left to transcribe for my part, but I only transcribe them as I happen come upon them. (I don't seek them out. Shhhh!)

All the best!

Added by seekerJay on Nov 29, 2015 2:53 PM

Kevin Frye
RE: 124th NY
I have added the record and photo for Isaac Parker.

Added by Kevin Frye on Oct 05, 2015 5:33 PM

Kevin Frye
RE: 124th NY
Both William H Hatch and James A Crist are " Reported to have died at Andersonville. Meaning they have no marked graves nor is there any documentation showing they died there. Unfortunately there are but 460 buried as unknown, however there are more than a thousand " Reported to have died at Andersonville. So... there is no way to place a grave. Even if there is only one reported to have died on that date and only one grave marked as unknown,,,, it still does not mean a specific soldier is buried in that grave.

Added by Kevin Frye on Oct 05, 2015 5:12 PM

Joe Santacroce
RE: Charlotte Sackett Weygant
All set. It' too bad Find-A-Grave doesn't send email notifications as I Would not have seen your second request had I not logged back in. Perhaps there is a setting I need to change.

No worries, all set though. It's a beautiful monument in a nice place. I suspect most would think the Colonel would have his own nice large monument with Charlotte as he of course is a prominent Newburgh Historical figure in his own right not to mention as a leader of the 124th. But it is what it is.


Added by Joe Santacroce on Sep 27, 2015 8:49 PM

RE: re: Margaret Nelle
Hello! Sorry for a late reply. I was not active on here for a little while. I usually am.

Anyways, I believe it says "S. Roadhouse, 30 m.c.". I compared the "3" with the "5" in the year she died, where it says "1815" and it appears to be a 3 rather than a 5. I am unsure what "m.c." could mean. I've never seen it either, but it would interest me greatly to find out. If I ever do, I'll let you know. I do wonder how one would find that out though. There isn't much information on these kinds of things on the internet, it seems.

I believe it to be S. Roadhouse because of the way the letter doesn't loop around at the bottom as a cursive L usually does. S and L are similar, as are 3 and 5, unfortunately.

As for Canadian censuses, there were a few random ones from 1825 through 1861. There is not a lot of information on these, and I am not entirely sure what they are about. They seem to not be considered as censuses, because real national censuses began in 1871 every ten years. Starting in 1971, they occur every 5 years, but I digress.

How did you know this stone was signed by him? Or, rather, what specifically made you interested in this stone, especially because you are not from the area?

If you need any other images, let me know. I go to most of the cemeteries around this general area.

Again, my apologies for the late reply.

Added by Morpheus on Sep 26, 2015 1:19 PM

Kevin Frye
RE: Stephen Utter, Andersonville
I can easily send you records in a file for specific breakdowns. I can send for any State.. I can send for any specific regiment and I can send specifically for any individual company of prisoners held or died at Andersonville.

Added by Kevin Frye on Sep 25, 2015 11:40 AM

Kevin Frye
RE: Stephen Utter, Andersonville
If you or any members of your other groups need research at Andersonville, I do it for free. Having been a historian at Andersonville for the NPS for 13 years,, and several years since I left them, I have copies of the Andersonville Historic sites databases and I have all Union grave photos on disk. I am happy to share. Any request can be sent to

Added by Kevin Frye on Sep 25, 2015 11:38 AM

Kevin Frye
RE: Stephen Utter, Andersonville
Always glad to help. Feel free to join my facebook group for descendants of Andersonville prisoners.

Added by Kevin Frye on Sep 24, 2015 9:30 PM

Benjamin Franklin Bennett
By the way, the obit you alerted me to from the Pennsylvania State Library has been transcribed and added to the memorial along with an interesting legal case I found on him.

Added by seekerJay on Sep 20, 2015 1:33 AM

RE: Bennet photo.
Is the blog affiliated with the Minisink Valley Historical Society?

Added by seekerJay on Sep 20, 2015 1:29 AM

RE: Bennet photo.
Thanks a bunch. Enjoy the rain!

Added by seekerJay on Sep 13, 2015 6:46 PM

RE: Anna Rockwell Wells - PA Real DAR
Great! Thank you so much!

Added by geniebug on Sep 08, 2015 1:08 PM

Corey & Douglas Marshall-Steele
John M. Hoffman
"ATJ," thank you for the info re the Hoffmans. John was the grandfather of the husband of my first cousin once removed. I incorporated all the family info I could glean into his bio, which see: 147147481. Best, Douglas

Added by Corey & Douglas Marshall-... on Sep 08, 2015 9:54 AM

P. Eadie
RE: William T Gillinder
You are very welcome. I am happy I was able to assist. When we photographed the headstones for William, we also discovered other Gillinder family members. I photographed these stones also. If you are interested, I will be happy to upload them onto Find A Grave sites or email them to you. Please advise. Pat

Added by P. Eadie on Sep 05, 2015 8:08 AM

Brian S
RE: VanCampens, Warren Co NJ
Hey there,

I will need to check my Ancestry account to see how I am related to Mallie, however I believe I am related through the Sutton line.

I will do a bit of research later this evening and let you know what I find out on relationship and the origin of the photo.



Added by Brian S on Aug 24, 2015 7:43 AM

RE: Charles Ennis
Hi Jane,

Please share away and re-post any photos I've taken as you wish!

Kind regards,


Added by Theresa on Aug 19, 2015 4:29 PM

Kathy Gartner
RE: John Zephaniah Drake
Your Welcome

Added by Kathy Gartner on Aug 10, 2015 8:50 PM


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