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Jay Wright (#47711501)
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Bio Photo Personal: Grew up in Indiana-polis. Army veteran. Married. Retired in Central New York.

Professional: BSJ, MSJ, Northwestern Univ; PhD, Syracuse Univ; post-doctoral MSL, Yale Law School. Professor, Syracuse Univ, 1967-2011; Professor Emeritus, 2011 to date.

Many thanks to the SAC-senders and image-contributors for generously donating time to make memorials more accurate and more complete.

Phony "rules." A few Gravers create faux rules, like "no death certificates on my memorials," despite the fact that the FAQs are perfectly clear: "Death certificates may be added...." Maybe these folks missed the "follow the rules" and "play nicely with others" lessons in kindergarten.

Today's editorial. One of the joys of Find A Grave is that some contributors like to use computer databases to create thousands of memorials, some enjoy taking photos of tombstones, others are happy linking memorials of immediate familiy members together, and some add images of documents that further enhance our understanding of the decedent's life. Instead of complaining about how we don't like what somebody else does with a memorial, let's be grateful for the diversity of contributors and the diversity of their contributions.
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L Evans
Ann Pusey - London Grove
I can not help with birth info.... but according to New Garden MM records.
" Ann Pusey, wife of Caleb Pusey Senior, dyed the 5th day of the 12th month, 1725/6 and buried the 8th of the same month"
This date of passing is "Old Style" and not converted. The converted date would be Feb 25th of 1725. The new calendar year would begin in March (1726).
She passed in Chester Co, PA.
Added by L Evans on Aug 02, 2015 9:21 PM
April Coggins
RE: Miles H. Blackburn
Hi Jay,
I can confirm that Miles H. Blackburn
Find A Grave Memorial# 147920277 was not the Civil War veteran of the 197th Ohio.

Here is the correction I posted on the Ancestry Civil War record of Miles Blackburn: "This is not Miles H Blackburn born 1811 in Virginia. This Miles Blackburn was age 19 in 1865. You can view the roster by visiting

Added by April Coggins on Aug 02, 2015 5:45 PM
Marianna Kerns Morgan
Joseph Spargur
Thanks for pointing out the typo. I have taken care of it.
I like your editorial of the day!
Added by Marianna Kerns Morgan on Jul 29, 2015 2:00 PM
James Johnston
Find A Grave Memorial# 132842579
Thomas M Johnson. I hope you don't mind my adding the newspaper clipping. I think they are so cool. I agree with you, concerning the people espousing "faux rules". I try not to let it irritate me.
Added by James Johnston on Jul 25, 2015 1:37 PM
Jan Summers
Reuben Burl Harrell
Hi Jay, thanks for processing the update to Reuben's memorial and for your other additions to the extended Harrel/Harrell family. Best regards, Jan
Added by Jan Summers on Jul 22, 2015 8:04 AM
Lynn Cichon Ferris
Edith Stir 108700246
Thanks for catching the typo on the bio. It has been corrected and Edith has been linked to her parents per your suggestion. I am not directly related (by marriage). If Edith is related to you and you would like a transfer let me know.
Added by Lynn Cichon Ferris on Jul 19, 2015 6:24 AM
Kelly Linderman
OHP Hanna 122145409
I am not his descendant I am a descendant of his wife Annaritta Harris by her daughter Harriet Parks Williams.
The questions I have:
do you have a divorce date for them?
I have a marriage date of 1865 then their son Martin G. being born 1866. I have here as Divorced and living with two of her sons Martin Hanna and James Williams
I would love to have a list of his children and their mother(s)
Which of his children do you descend from?
I know I am not a direct descendant but I like to put as much information as I possibly can as Martin is his son I would like to list his siblings, grandparents and Aunts and Uncles. Thank you so much for your help. Please feel free to send info via e-mail to
Added by Kelly Linderman on Jul 07, 2015 8:06 PM
Kelly Linderman
OHP Hanna 122145409
Hello I am a descendant of Annaritta Harris one of his wives I was wondering if you are doing research on the hanna line. I don't have much information on his marriage and child with my ancestor was wondering if you could fill in the gaps. Thanks so much.
Added by Kelly Linderman on Jul 07, 2015 10:18 AM
RE: Elbert Vandervort Update
Added by fourtime on Jun 25, 2015 2:27 PM
Elbert Vandervort Update
Could you please add this to Elbert Vandervort
He was residing in 1920 in Salem, Illinois with wife and children John and Florence 1920 US Census
According to SSI Index his wife Lulu {Coffin} Vandervort born March 10, 1883 Illinois-resident of Salem, Marion Co Illinois died Nov 1970. Lulu Vandervort {LDs does not give place of burial however}

Find a grave for their son John:
John Coffin Vandervort 1914-2008

Hope this is helpful
Added by fourtime on Jun 25, 2015 11:25 AM
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