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Krystal (#47772811)
 member for 4 years, 9 months, 15 days
Mary Stewart at Old Hanover
Hi K,

I just came across a photo you kindly took (Find A Grave 82194165) some time ago that has a different date than recorded elsewhere (typical). I created the site with a 1780 death date. I saw your photo and believed it was 1790 instead. I blew the death year up and confirmed it. I just noticed you also transcribed the marker in the caption and used the 1780 date. Could you take a look at it and let me know what you think. Pls compare the "8" on the marker at the base for husband Wm, in "1803" to compare it with the 9 or 8 in Mary's death date. Thank you.
Most appreciated

Added by LSP on Jul 26, 2015 9:34 PM

J Serio
thank you for taking the pic of Mary McEwen-Barnett maker @ old Hanover. Is it ok for me to add the pic to my family tree site?


Added by J Serio on Feb 26, 2013 3:14 PM

RE: Mary McElheny photo request
Thank you! How sweet of you to make such an effort! Good luck in getting a good picture. By the way, the McElheny can be spelled numerous ways, so you may find Mary but with different spelling of her last name.


Added by Cheryl on Oct 02, 2012 10:37 AM

Maryann McElhenny, 16133399
Hi Krystal,

I apologize for forgetting my request for Maryann. Out of the blue, a gentlemen "RL" came to me about her stone and went out and used an organic substance on the stone to make the letting pop. It worked, he sent it to me to post on her site.

Now I note that Mary McElhenny's stone is very hard to read. I blew up the latest photo to try to transcribe it and I can't read the NAME, DATE or AGE. (see her bio) IF you can shed any light on what it says it would be helpful, to add to her site. If you want to try to estimate the location, I would add it to her site for others to locate (ie SE corner, near R wall fr entrance, etc.). This was the only address to contact you.

Added by LSP on Oct 02, 2012 10:03 AM

Maryann McElhenny, 16133399
Hi Krystal,

I have a huge favor to ask.

On 17 Apr 2012 you so kindly photographed the gravestone of Maryann McElhenny at Old Hanover Churchyard. Someone (RL) just wrote me about her age, changing her birth year. Is there anyway you could go out to the cemetery with a pair of scissors or garden shearers to clip the grass away from the lettering on the stone?

We are most interested in the year of her birth and the age at her death 1806, at age 14 or 34. It's the bottom 2 lines. The cursive looking 1 is the culprit.

Grateful either way and thanks,

Added by LSP on Sep 17, 2012 3:16 AM

Brian Stewart
Just wanted to say thankyou for this picture, sorry the thanks is so late but Ive been away. I have sent this information to some experts to look into because this man may be a long lost family member that at last report died in Mercer county but has ties to this area also.

Added by Brian Stewart on May 10, 2012 6:25 AM

Leonardo Flores
Thank you for taking your time to photograph Lowe's Headstone, I wasn't sure if he wasn't in the military or not and it looks like he was!

Thank You!!!

Added by Leonardo Flores on May 01, 2012 8:54 AM

Dennis Brandt
William Feeser photo attempt
Thanks for trying!

Added by Dennis Brandt on Apr 30, 2012 8:23 PM

RE: Mary McElheny photo request
Hi Krystal,

No problem on time frame. I understand - "under the weather". Just spent 3 weeks in hospital and rehab with a very bad case of pneumonia, which 3 weeks later, I am still weak and sleeping a lot.

I have received your email today, haven't yet opened files, wanted to write and thank you for all you have done.

Hope you will be feeling better very soon.

Best Wishes,

Added by Cheryl on Apr 18, 2012 1:02 PM

RE: Mary McElheny photo request
Hi Krystal,
Thank you so much for leaving me a message. All of the McElhenys are part of the same family. Unfortunately, someone added their names spelling some McElhenny. The name was really spelled McElhany, but was misspelled more than it was correct, even by the McElhanys.

Mary McElhany was born 1733 and died Aug 4, 1807.

I would appreciate whatever stones you can find. I already have Thomas McElhany, Sr's grave stone. It is listed as Thomas McElhenny, Sr. The other Thomas is his son. The other Mary(Ann) who died in 1805 is listed on the "Inscriptions of the Old Graveyard was aged 14 years 6 months

I hope this will help you

Added by Cheryl on Apr 14, 2012 2:50 PM

Wendy Houck
RE: Heckton/Riverside
You're very welcome. Glad I could help!

Added by Wendy Houck on Apr 13, 2012 3:14 PM

Wendy Houck
RE: Heckton/Riverside
Hi Krystal,

The first time I was at Heckton/Riverside, there were some guys there putting stone down on the road to the cemetery, so the gate was open and I drove up. They said hello to me and said they'd be working there for a while so the gate would be open. They didn't say anything about whether I could/couldn't go up to the cemetery.

The second time I went there, the gate was closed, so I just parked at the gate and walked up. Someone drove up in a car while I was there, but they didn't say anything to me. I think I remember seeing one or two "No Trespassing" signs, but I also saw some deer, so I thought maybe that was to keep the hunters out.

I have a book about cemeteries of Dauphin County that gives a phone number 717-921-8069, but I've never called it. The book was published in 2000, so I don't know if the number would still be valid or not. You might try contacting Bob Viguers, he might have more info. I know he's been to this cemetery. I also have a book with a burial list for the Heckton Cemetery. Please let me know if there's anything you'd like me to look up for you.


Added by Wendy Houck on Apr 07, 2012 8:06 PM


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