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barbara sterling (#47067092)
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Bio Photo My family noted for are Turner/Hose/Nesselrodt/Nazelrod/Ritchie/ my husbands side. Sterling/Purcell/Poulson.
pic is my mom Nellie Hose Turner
We Are The Chosen Author Unknown
My feelings are in each family we are called to 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 storytellers 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 times have I told the ancestors you have wonderful would be proud of us? It goes beyond just documenting facts.. It goes to who I am and why I do the things I do? The bones here are bones of my bones and flesh of my flesh.It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what are 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 gealogy.
When I first started my family resource. it was with great honor and respect to remember those who were my dearly closet family members. honored person's to served my country to keep me free.friends and most of all that that gave me live my dear loving parents. Noah and Nellie Turner.In the close five years that I have been searching for my family. friends I also wanted to add those whom I did not help others who's love ones they may not be able to locate.this time the search for my love ones over the past few years has become more difficult then I expected, all thou, I still hope and pray by the will of God that I will beable to add or help anyone whomay want resource on a friend or family member that I have all ready added.but please do not ask me to transfer any of my family or closes friend. and picture maybe copied, but not transferred, and hope that its not for a sale to someone eles. remember you copied it FREE.when I started this I was in company with a very dear niece. who so enjoyed this.and helped me to get 2013 along this past years I have losted afew close other relatives., that were apart of my life. or just there to talk to.this year alone I losted a dear niece.two great nephews.a niece has lost her mother-in-law, another niece has losted her father-in-law. what may behold in store for the rest of the year only the Lord knows.i look say here as I have so many times before. my resource is not to be counted my names or pictures. but remembering, honoring. missing terribly.theses family names for me are Turner's and Hose's are from Hardy Co,Wv,and my Sterling family is from Crisfield MD of the Eastern Shore.

It was the first day of Census,and all through the land.The pollster was ready,a black book in hand.He mounted his horse for a long dusty ride;His books and some quills were close by his side;
Along winding ride down a road barey there;Toward the smell of fresh bread wofting up through the air.The woman was tired with lines on her face;and wispe of brown hair,She tucked into place.
She gave him some water,as they sat at the table.
He asked of her children.the best she was able.The oldest was twenty,the youngest not two.She held up a toddler with cheeks round and red;his sister she whipsered was napping in bed.
She noted each person who lived there with pride.and she felt the faint stirrings of the wee one inside.He noted the sex,the color,the age. The marks from the quill soon filled up the page.At the number of children.She nodded her head.and he saw her lips quiver for the three that were dead.The places of birth she never forgot,Was it Kansas?or Utah? or Orgean? or not?They came from Lithuania of that she was clear.But she wasn't quite sure,Just how long they been here. They spoke of employment of schooling and such.They could read some. and write some.though really not much;
When the questions were answered his job was done.So he mounted his horse.and rode toward the sun.We can almost imagine, his voice loud and clear May God Bless you all for another ten years. TO Those of you who keep reviewing my resources. ido not know how you can seek someone out who is trying to honor and remember their love one. several times i have bben ask to remove several of my immate family members.because considered dupleted. have you took a real hard look at mine as their there for remembrance not number like i believe all of yous who do big count numbers, mine are not there for num,bes but remember, i suppose not even 1/2 of yous dont even know all the people that yous add for numbers. well mine is not the case, all pics resouce and obits etc are all my finding and doing, by visiting, talking to such as family, friends, i have visited several of thses cemeteries thru the years, such as it may be of yous who add my family with a name poss headstone, why dont you check mine with full family resouce, and i do not have e-mail, nor do i use it.
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Shawn McGreevy
RE: rquest
I am Shawn McGreevy from Allegany County, Maryland and I live in Wilmington, NC now. Her name is Pam Merritt. She was born in Cumberland, Maryland but also lives in Wilmington.
Added by Shawn McGreevy on Jun 13, 2016 4:57 PM
Shawn McGreevy
Your family history
I just wanted to say what an amazing job you have done documenting your family's history. I came upon your FindaGrave pages when I was doing research for a friend who id also descended from this family. As it turns out, she is your first cousin, once removed. She lives here in North Carolina now. I am compiling some information to give to her and I will give her your contact info if that is OK with you.
Added by Shawn McGreevy on Jun 12, 2016 10:09 AM
Shawn McGreevy
Your family history
I just wanted to say what an amazing job you have done documenting your family's history. I came upon your FindaGrave pages when I was doing research for a friend who id also descended from this family. As it turns out, she is your first cousin, once removed. She lives here in North Carolina now. I am compiling some information to give to her and I will give her your contact info if that is OK with you.
Added by Shawn McGreevy on Jun 12, 2016 10:06 AM
Geoff Oosterhoudt
re: Joseph West, et al
Barbara - I don't mean to be a pest, but I found some corroborating evidence of the West ancestry. John West owned a tavern in Chester County. Take a look at this URL:

John had TWO wives - the first, according to this site, was Elizabeth Beislay, and the second was Sarah Pearson. John and his two wives had a total of ten children, including Joseph, and his VERY famous brother, Benjamin West, the painter! I now realize that this will take a LOT more research, just to straighten out who belonged to which wife. John was born a "birthright Friend", a Quaker, in Long Crendon.

Long Crendon is a village and civil parish within Aylesbury Vale district in Buckinghamshire, England, about 3 miles (5 km) west of Haddenham and 2 miles (3 km) north-west of Thame in neighbouring Oxfordshire. The village has been called Long Crendon only since the English Civil War.[2] The "Long" prefix refers to the length of the village at that time, and was added to differentiate it from nearby Grendon Underwood, which used to be known as "Crendon". This name is Old English and means Creoda's Hill (in 1086 it was listed in the Domesday Book as Crededone).
Wow! I believe that I learned a few things today, and found some new ancestors! Sorry to bother you...
Added by Geoff Oosterhoudt on Mar 15, 2016 12:17 AM
Geoff Oosterhoudt
re: Joseph West, Sr.
Barbara - after further research online, I found that there are both an Upper Merion Township and a Lower Merion Township, but they are both in Montgomery County, PA...Upper Merion is listed as being with King of Prussia. I am now wondering if parts of Montgomery County were later offshoots of either Chester or Delaware County. As you list the family as originating in Chester County rather than Montgomery County. Further, here is what I found, as well (from the LM Township webpage:
Lower Merion Township was first settled in 1682 by Welsh Quakers who were granted a tract of land (the Welsh Tract) by William Penn. In 1713, Lower Merion was established as an independent Township with about 52 landholders and tenants. In 1900, the Township was incorporated as a Township of the First Class. Lower Merion is home to the oldest continuously used place of worship in the United States, the Merion Friends Meeting House, used continuously since 1695.
Looking up "The Welsh Tract" online, there is a map of early Chester County. If you blow it up so you can read everything, in the top right hand corner there is a block with lists settlements and individual land plots in Bucks County and in Philadelphia, and among these is "Ino West"...I researched the first name online, and, since the settlement was mainly Welsh, I figured out the Ino Christian name that was listed (a LOT) probably stood for Ioan, Welsh for John (I also happened to catch the movie "The Fantastic Four", starring the famous Welsh actor Ioan Gruffudd (which is pronounced "Yo-wan Griffith"as the character "Reed Richards", another very Welsh name!)
Added by Geoff Oosterhoudt on Mar 14, 2016 11:05 PM
Geoff Oosterhoudt
birthplace of Joseph West, Sr.
Barbara - I was on your page for one Joseph West, Sr., Find A Grave Memorial# 94863473. You list his birthplace as Merion Township, Chester/Delaware, PA. I have a great little software program that came with my Rootsmagic program, that lists all towns, cities, and villages, both extant and historical - there is no Merion Township in either Chester or Delaware fact the only Merion anything is only in Montgomery County - Merion Hills and Merion Park. However, there IS a Merlin in Chester County. Since there is no tombstone picture on the page, I an only assume that you got his birthplace from somewhere...I have often found misspellings and bad transcriptions in historical books as well as on official documents (fewer of the latter, because most clerks, I have found, were more careful when listing places in their state, which they would of course have a better knowledge of than laypeople). Please let me know if you find anything else on this - thanks!
Added by Geoff Oosterhoudt on Mar 14, 2016 10:16 PM
Dick Ash
Barbara - I thought I'd introduce myself. I'm James R.L. (Dick) Ash, the son of Alice Mae Hose Ash and K. Richard Ash. Alice is still living and will be 87 in May. I realize she's the only one of her brothers & sisters to make it past 75; she says she's trying to catch her father (your uncle) who lived to be 88. Mom was the only one to move away from the Moorefield area; I wonder if there's any connection?

Most summers, we usually spent a few weeks with my paternal grandparents in Elkins, then several days in Moorefield. We usually stayed with Aunt Nip (Odessa Hose Wilson). I remember all Mom's other siblings except Grover and James who died young. Jack (Calvin) was the only one who ever came to visit us in Huntington. Willard Earle (son of Octavia "Tavey") also came to visit a few times.
Added by Dick Ash on Feb 17, 2016 7:01 PM
Jay Wright
Your memorial 119919221
A friendly heads-up, Barbara: Your "burial unknown" memorial for Joseph F Gall, #119919221, is a duplicate of memorial #25102027, created 5 years earlier in the correct cemetery by Kim Graham.
Added by Jay Wright on Feb 02, 2016 8:42 PM
Jim Folz
Forrest Nesselrodt
Hi Barbara,

Forrest is a distant relative of my wife by marriage. He actually died in Harrisonburg, VA. His wife - Gladys Marie Dove. Ancestry records for Virginia documents provide support. Happy hunting!

Jim Folz
Added by Jim Folz on Jan 08, 2016 11:20 AM
Danielle Wright
RE: hose
Not yet but I plan on trying to research more and find out.. Have you tried ancestry world explorer for it? In a couple weeks I'm going to pay the extra and use it for a month to see what I can find out in that time.
Added by Danielle Wright on Dec 16, 2015 7:01 PM
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