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L Evans (#47540766)
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Bio Photo +++++++I WILL BE AWAY FROM PC TILL SEPT 25, 2016... WILL CHECK IN AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE TILL I GET BACK ++++++++++++++++++++++++++

I have working with Quaker records for several years now and transcribe from original records... I have used "Old Style" recording of dates. Usually, this means a difference of 2 months prior than converted dates. The old calendar year started in March, not January, as it does now. I write this to help cut down on edits and to clarify when people are wondering if this is their relative or not. This link is VERY useful.

Thanks to Bill Bodkin, for thousands of photos in Allegheny, PA cemeteries.

When writing, use the edit tab on the memorial and please share a bit your relationship to the person.
Blessings to You and Yours, Enjoy Each & Every Day, and Let the Ones You Love.... Know it,
L Evans


My feelings are in each family we are called to find the ancestors.
To put flesh on their bones and make them live again,
To tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve.
To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead,
Breathing life into all who have gone before.

We are the story tellers of the tribe.
We have been called as it were by our genes.
Those who have gone before cry out to us:
Tell our story.
So, we do.
In finding them, we somehow find ourselves.

How many graves have I stood before now and cried?
I have lost count.

How many times have I told the ancestors
you have a wonderful family, you would be proud of us?

How many times have I walked up to a grave
and felt somehow there was love there for me?
I cannot say.

It goes beyond just documenting facts.
It goes to who I am and why I do the things I do?
It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever
to weeds and indifference and saying I can't let this happen.
The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh.

It goes to doing something about it.
It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish.
How they contributed to what we are today.
It goes to respecting their hardships and losses,
their never giving in or giving up.

Their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family.
It goes to deep pride that they fought to make and keep us a Nation.
It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us
That we might be born who we are.
That we might remember them.
So we do.
With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence,
Because we are them and they are us.
So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family.

It is up to that one called in the next generation,
To answer the call and take their place in the long line of family storytellers.
That is why I do my family genealogy,
And that is what calls those young and old to step up and put flesh on the bones.

[Author: Della M. Cumming ca 1943.]

"Walking. I am listening to a deeper way. Suddenly all my ancestors are behind me. Be still, they say. Watch and listen. You are the result of the love of thousands."
Linda Hogan
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Henry & Katherine Snyder, Southside Cemetery, Pittsburgh
Hello - Thanks for all of your contributions. I was just researching Henry and Katherine Snyder, buried at Southside Cemetery, Pittsburgh. My interest is their daughter, Laura M., a nurse, but I noticed on the f-a-g Memorial that the wrong children are attached to them. Henry and Katherine/Catherine (Heckman) Snyder lived on Arlington Avenue, Southside, for 50-60 years and both obits state that. The obit of Katherine and the death certificates for both, state burial at Southside. Their children were Alice, Laura M., Marie (married name Hennig), John and Frank. Thanks.
Added by mindilou on Sep 20, 2016 2:23 PM
Terry Louis Linton
Robert CROASDALE Find A Grave Memorial# 158307684
I just saw that you were waiting for my source for the birth date of my 5th great-grandfather, before you will post it.

Robert CROASDALE Find A Grave Memorial# 158307684

Birth: 30 JUN 1728 Middletown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Citation Information

Middletown Preparative Quaker Meeting Archives

Title: Middletown Preparative Quaker Meeting Archives Microfiche File

Note: 1722-1911, Bellevue and Watson Aveonues, Langhorne, Bucks Co., PA.

Held in the Bucks County Historical Society Spruance Library, 84 South Pine Street, Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901-4999
Added by Terry Louis Linton on Sep 13, 2016 8:34 AM
RE: Elizabeth Ladd Webster
She was also my 5th great grandmother
Added by Ryder on Sep 08, 2016 8:13 AM
Re: Andrew Bartlett
Thanks for the suggestion on cropping. Seems to work, but the edit you did seems to be sharper. I will need to practice a bit more. Left your edit on line as well as mine.
Rick Petrie
Added by CRP on Sep 07, 2016 8:29 AM
S Powell
RE: Transfer of Armstrong/Boone Memorials
The 1880 census gives her age as 33. On the death date, I think that information was already entered on family search before I started working there. Do you have more correct information. What is your tree name on Ancestry?

It would be helpful to be able to work out her parents. Since family search is a collaborative tree, I am making great efforts to work out problems that have persisted there for years that prevent going back further. People have combined records that are actually separate people. Sources are critical so my work is attaching sources. I haven't spent as much time in Ancestry in duplicating my efforts. I think maybe I'll start doing that.

Thank you for your kindness in working with me. I can tell you have a passion for it. So do I.
Added by S Powell on Sep 04, 2016 10:10 AM
RE: Simon Hadley photo of writing
Added by Cynthia on Sep 04, 2016 7:47 AM
RE: Edmund Cartledge
Unfortunately, there are two memorials for Edmund. The other one has a photo of his gravestone behind a fence so it has been preserved all these years.

There are also two cemeteries on Find A Grave for the one Friends' cemetery in Darby. I think I will write to to inform them of the problem.

Thanks for all the work you have done putting up memorials for those in Quaker records.
Added by JackiMex on Sep 01, 2016 11:47 PM
Simon Hadley photo of writing
Could you tell me the source of this information?
Thanks so much,
Added by Cynthia on Sep 01, 2016 11:03 AM
Richard Pickering
Thank you for your work in documenting Pickerings.
Added by Richard Pickering on Aug 28, 2016 9:56 AM
S Powell
RE: Transfer of Armstrong/Boone Memorials
I have a bit of a tree on Ancestry (Dickens/Cunningham Family Tree). I should try harder there. Most of the work I've done on our family lines is on, because it's free. Have you worked with that program? I really love it. If you get a chance, check out our family and see if you would make any changes. I'm having a problem with the parents of Jolly Bunn's wife, Olivia Louisa Boseman. There were too many records combined and I worked for several weeks trying to untangle it. If you have anything to add I'd love to have further input.

If you haven't been to the site, go to You log in with a free account (always free), click on 'family tree', enter yourself and any living relatives until you get to deceased relatives. Once you connect the living to the dead your tree will populate. Click on 'find' and then the tab 'find by ID'. Enter the ID KVJG-QH9. This is Olivia's ID number.

Let me know what you think.

Best regards,
Added by S Powell on Aug 27, 2016 12:51 PM
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