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Tombstone Tourista (#47705262)
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Bio Photo My family mostly roamed the Philadelphia & Lower Bucks County area. I became interested in genealogy about 5 years ago and have made significant progress in tracing my family history.

I have a few favorite cemeteries: Bethel & Arlington in Pennsauken and Colestown in Cherry Hill.

I'm always looking for the following family names:
If you come across these names, please let me know. Thank you in advance :)
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Haines Family (84)
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RE: Edits
I look forward to collaborating with you. I propose you give me a few days to familiarize myself with the sources and do some updates. Then we can determine where the holes are.

Does that sound reasonable approach? I'd like to move forward together on this.
Added by LadyGoshen on Apr 17, 2014 12:58 PM
Tom M
RE: Joseph Maziarz
I hope the information was useful.
Added by Tom M on Apr 16, 2014 9:12 AM
Amy Robbins-Tjaden
Samuel Borden in Colestown Cemetery
Thank you for looking into the records of the cemetery so that I know he has no tombstone there. I do appreciate you being so thorough. Cheers.
Added by Amy Robbins-Tjaden on Apr 14, 2014 6:28 PM
Tom M
RE: Joseph Maziarz
I am new here and unterstand about the posting. I just wanted to make sure you had the Obit if there was any possible family conections that you might be able to make if you were inclined to do so. Not sure if there was any info that you might feel was interesting to include in the profile. Tom
Added by Tom M on Apr 12, 2014 10:17 PM
Cheryl Jones Smith
RE: Ella E Haines
Thank you,
I have spent quite a bit of time this year. I often wonder if that person might be you or Soul Searcher or Dawn Colozzi. She takes great pictures. There also so many others working on this cemetery.
You are right about how these big families are connected. When we get a little farther along we will be able to connect across cemeteries more often. The distances were so important to limiting their circle of contacts so they married closely. It is interesting to see in the census records that another family that I was just entering is on the same page of the census.
Have you tried or you are probably using the new app from find-a-grave. I have it on my phone and iPad. I try to make sure my data plan is used up before the end of each billing period.

I agree this is fun. Most of my family is in Ohio and I have benefited greatly from all the work people out there have done on my ancestors. I am not related to a single person in Colestown but it is a way to return the favor and to preserve our collective history. I enjoy reading what you and many others have entered as to the life stories of so many people.
Added by Cheryl Jones Smith on Apr 11, 2014 10:52 AM
Cheryl Jones Smith
RE: Ella E Haines
First thanks for all your hard work on the Colestown Cem.
With regard to Ella Haines, I just try to add a little if possible. I usually give a quick search in Ancestry to see what turns up. When I looked Zebedee M Haines the following family trees had Ella Green listed as a spouse. Daly, Dove, Rizzo, Codding etc. but none of the trees had her parents. I then did a search for Ellen and Estella and Isabella Green. I got a hit with Ellen Green in the Kenney Family Tree. In Gloucester City a Joseph Green 1834-1889 and Hariett Craig 1839 had a daughter Ellen, born in 1860. She was still at home in the 1880 census but that is the year she and Zebedee were married. She also turns up on the 1880 census with him. I do not know for sure how all those Trees had her name as Zebedee's spouse. Maybe they copied it from each other blindly. If you think my reasoning is a stretch, I do not mind at all.
My name is Chris and I am Cheryl's husband. We both add names under her ID. There are several of us working on Colestown. Together we are making good progress.
Thanks for your question and please feel free to bring other questions you have. The names are so similar sometimes, it is hard to keep track of who's who.
Thanks again,
Added by Cheryl Jones Smith on Apr 11, 2014 6:40 AM
Dr. William McDonald
Paige Aiello
Thanks for the info on Paige Aiello. I have entered the cemetery name.


dr. bill mcdonald
Added by Dr. William McDonald on Mar 27, 2014 10:53 PM
Dave B
Stacy Heppard
Thanks for the photo and adding his wife.
Added by Dave B on Mar 14, 2014 3:08 PM
A Perry
Alan M. Wessel gravestone
Thank you also for the photo of young Alan M. Wessel's grave stone! You cleared up the mystery of his dates of birth and death and the spelling of his name! I linked him to his parents' information.

Ann Perry and cousins
Added by A Perry on Mar 12, 2014 7:59 PM
A Perry
Mae Teitelman Wessel, Norman Wessel and Abram Dektor
Thank you so very much for taking these photos of our cousins' headstones! We sincerely appreciate your kindness in volunteering to do this.

The Harris Cousins
Added by A Perry on Mar 12, 2014 6:49 PM
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