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DelMarVa Roots (#48181083)
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Ron Rietsma
RE: William D. Sill
See memorial# 63905954 on Find A Grave.

Added by Ron Rietsma on Aug 08, 2016 7:27 PM

RE: Logans in Prairie Center Cemetery
The Lewis Logan family moved to Arkansas City, Cowley County, Kansas. Lewis (#14606153) and Fannie (#14606131) are buried in Riverview Cemetery there.
Fannie,by 1900,had 10 children and 5 were dead!
Children: Nina Ora Logan Jackson is buried in the Oakridge Cemetery Vermillion County, Illinois; Alice, 1871-?; Howard E. and wife Anna are buried with his parents; Sarah A. 1875-?; Myrtle Blanch, Ephraim B., Charles, Pearle, and Hubert are all buried at Prairie Center, Buffalo Co, NE; and Hope 1887-?.
I don't know if you belong to but there is much info about these families posted there on census records, military records, and family records.
I found stones listed on for Lewis, Fannie, and his parents David and Catherine.
Corene Pritchard Phillips, "Pritch"

Added by Pritch on Nov 09, 2015 7:44 PM

David P. Wilson
RE: Bensons
Thanks for your message. So far I've been resisting upgrading to Windows 10, as I've been afraid of the exact sorts of issues that you mentioned experiencing. Thank you very much for the helpful feedback about the Benson stones. I haven't been out there again since late the other week, so appreciate you telling me what you determined. I spent a lot of time out there (both cemetery sections) in September and early October on multiple different days, but hadn't really been focusing any on the Bensons specifically at the time, other than snapping pictures of William's stone fragment one afternoon simply because the lighting on it happened to be ideal at the time. I'll pop by there one day (probably a morning, when the sun is coming from the east) sometime next week and take and post pictures. Know that I'm grateful for the ones you took there (that, regrettably, then Windows 10 didn't want to cooperate about), and also for your looking into the matter of those stones. Best regards, Dave

Added by David P. Wilson on Oct 23, 2015 11:24 PM

John "Jack" Regar
RE: William T. Benson and Miranda
Found a new trip to reading headstones, take regular baking powder and run the face of the stone. Washes off next rain event or take water and wet rag to clean. Thanks for helping me and other people who search for their families.


Added by John "Jack" Regar on Oct 20, 2015 5:18 AM

David P. Wilson
RE: Mt. Zion U.M. Cem. near Laurel, Sussex Co., DE
I was passing by there on an early evening late last week and stopped to take another look, and am pretty sure, and agree, that the stone next to William's 99.9% likely is that for his wife, based on proximity, etc. I on various different days of last month and earlier this month spent quite a lot of time out there (a combination of the two separate cemetery sections) photographing select stones/plots at various different times of day, whatever was most ideally lit each time. (Most of the resultant "keeper" shots, including some full plot overviews, haven't yet been posted, but will be in the coming days.) Each time the one next to William's was deemed, even in perfect lighting, to be so worn down and nondescript, and not readily enough readable, so was bypassed, though I do now believe, since the photo requests were submitted seeking shots of the Bensons' stones, that the one next to William's is surely his wife's.

Added by David P. Wilson on Oct 19, 2015 5:43 PM

David P. Wilson
Mt. Zion U.M. Cem. near Laurel, Sussex Co., DE
Hi. I just noticed that a photo request was newly submitted, that you have accepted, for two Benson tombstones in Mt. Zion Cem. that's north of Laurel. I took a great picture of the husband's surviving fragmented portion of tombstone the other month, that I haven't ever yet gotten around to posting yet (but have been intending t all this time), that if you'd like I can go ahead and post so you won't need to go out there to look around. As best I recall, the husband's tombstone is today by itself (not immediately surrounded by any other legible family tombstones), and I am pretty certain that you'd not be able to find a tombstone for the wife, which is what I'm also writing to mention. Incidentally, those recently created new Benson Find A Grave memorials were created from old documentation records, rather than from recent decades viewings of the tombstones. Let me know if you'd like me to post the tombstone pic of the husband's tombstone that I already have fixed up and ready to go since snapping it a month ago yesterday. Best regards, Dave Wilson

Added by David P. Wilson on Oct 15, 2015 8:31 AM

Thank You
Thank you very much for taking these photos for me of Ralph and Verna's grave. It is much appreciated.

Added by Strato on Oct 02, 2015 1:26 AM

Jamie O
Thank you so much for photo of Cannon & Windsor gravesites. Thanks for going the extra mile & including the information on the gravestones around them and the photo of them. Thank you it helps & means a lot!

Added by Jamie O on Jun 20, 2015 1:29 PM

William Nees
Cokesbury Cemetery
Thank you very much for taking the photographs for me and the additional information.

Added by William Nees on Apr 15, 2015 1:24 PM

Susan Barbara
RE: Frederic J. Mercer
Hi George,
You are welcome.

Did you see that there is also a Geraldean Mercer beside Frederic ? I took a picture of her marker too in case you needed it.

All the best,
Susan Barbara

Added by Susan Barbara on Apr 12, 2015 12:36 AM

John & Mary E Short Photos
To: Delmarva Roots,
Thank you for photographing McColley's Church and John & Mary Short's headstones. I have been searching for their grave sites over 4 years and it is very gratifying to see your photos now.

John & Mary Johnson Short are my GG-Grandparents. Their son, Greensbury Cannon Short 1860-1929, is my G-Grandfather. Find-A-Grave has Greensbury A Short 1859-1942 listed as the calculated child of John & Mary Short. But this is incorrect. Greensbury A. was probably the son of Hetty Ann (Steen) Short, widow of Edward Short, and an unknown father.

My email is:
If I can be of service let me know, it'd be my pleasure.
Thanks again,
Ted Brooke
Brooklyn, NY

Added by Theo217 on Mar 20, 2015 12:02 PM

RE: Many thanks!
Yes, of course, George. I hope you saw my reply to your email the same day with appreciation for your excellent photos and kindness. Thanks again - Ted

Added by ERM on Mar 18, 2015 7:17 AM

RE: Many thanks!
Regarding your message to me that read "email sent!" - - was that intended for me? Thanks.

Added by ERM on Mar 17, 2015 8:22 PM

RE: Many thanks!
George, thanks for your offer of taking other photographs in Cokesbury. I do have a request that it perhaps unusual. On the memorial page 28093597 there is a photo of the stone, but the date of death typed in the memorial is questionable and the photo is not quite clear enough to see whether the last digit is a 1 or a 4. The stone may be deteriorated at that digit. Sometime when you are in Cokesbury, if you could find this grave take a close up photo, or even just form an opinion and write it to me, I would very much appreciate it. Thanks so much. Ted

Added by ERM on Mar 16, 2015 9:50 AM

Yes, infact I have learned MORE history doing this than I ever did in school,even college....amazing what you can read on some of these stones! I found one man who actually was head of the boats Washington used crossing the Delaware! He was a resident of Milton!

Added by gennie on Mar 15, 2015 10:57 PM

Thank you so much for the photo-it is so straight and perfect! JOB WELL DONE and much appreciated!

Added by gennie on Mar 15, 2015 7:15 PM

Many thanks!
Thanks so much for finding the grave of Wilamina Coulbourn #28093246, it's awesome to see it! It's great to have volunteers like you help out in this way and enrich the experience of others who are looking into their family background. Thanks again. Ted

Added by ERM on Mar 14, 2015 9:32 AM

Isaac Bunk Adams
That photo is a great one. I see his dog Freckles has been etched into the very nice marker. Thank you for volunteering!

RoseBud #48448869

Added by RoseBud on Mar 11, 2015 2:45 PM

Barbara Campbell
Thank you
Thank you so very much in getting this picture for me.

Added by Barbara Campbell on Mar 10, 2015 10:24 AM

Eastern Shore V.A.
Thank you so much for the Philips and North photos.

Added by Anonymous on Mar 09, 2015 6:46 PM

Char Bond
Nancy and Richard Lawrence
Thank you for taking and posting this photo.
I do appreciate it very much!

Added by Char Bond on Mar 09, 2015 5:28 PM

RE: Margaret Hitch
No need. I see the duplicate. Thanks for the message.

Added by mackdon on Feb 08, 2015 6:56 PM

Beyond the infinite
Issac "Bunk" Adams
I was a nearby neighbor of Bunk. He was a very good and decent man. Built garages and decks when I knew him for about three years in the neighborhood, nothing but an occasional chat. He is missed. Your folks go back quite a ways around here from what I saw at Cokesbury.


Added by Beyond the infinite on Feb 07, 2015 4:07 PM

RE: Wm Belytha Horsey in Seafords Odd Fellows Cemetery
LOL-has happened to us all!!!Happy holidays cousin -in-law!!

Added by sanford on Dec 28, 2014 5:55 AM

Wm Belytha Horsey in Seafords Odd Fellows Cemetery
You added the photo to the wrong person. It belongs with the Wm B. Horsey who died in 1882!

Added by sanford on Dec 27, 2014 5:17 PM


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