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Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (#46580804)
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Bio Photo Richard Norton is 50% Irish; 25% German; 12.5% Swedish; and 12.5% Norwegian.

Richard was born in Paramus, New Jersey in 1958.

Education and career:
Richard went to Montclair University and later Rutgers University gaining a Masters Degree in Chemistry. He worked at most of the major pharmaceutical companies and spent seven years at Merck in Rahway, New Jersey.

He started work in genealogy in 1986 when he made a list of cousins and later wrote it up in Microsoft Word on his Macintosh computer. He found living relatives in Sweden and in Norway. He is still searching for living relatives in Alsace, Germany, and Ireland.

His Alsace origins are in Strasbourg. His Norway origins are in Farsund. His German origins are in Berlin. His Conboy Irish origins are in Hollygrove and Coalpits, Athleague, Killeroran, County Galway. His Finn and Creedon Irish origins are from Millstreet, County Cork. His Kershaws were from the Netherlands, but were in the US before 1850. His Burkes and Nortons have not been traced back to a county in Ireland.

On my death transfer my account to one of my children, Sara or Daniel.
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Susan Stelle...Stelton Baptist Cemetery
I was at Stelton Baptist Church Cemetery in Edison, NJ, yesterday looking to take some volunteer photos. While preparing to upload some pictures, I came across the memorial you created for Susan Stelle, (#8069915) whose B/D are listed unknown.

I wanted to respectfully point out that I don’t think the uploaded photos on that memorial belong to Susan Stelle. The single stone says Susan Smith, daughter of Peter and Sarah Smith. The picture of the double stones shows Susan Smith next to her sister Mary.

There is a memorial created for Susan Smith already (16125729), so one doesn’t need to be made. Is your Susan Stelle, the same as the woman posted in memorial #16238760?
Added by Maureen on Nov 12, 2015 6:21 PM
Phebe Ann Oldrin & John Merwin Oldrin
Could you please transfer #117470492 John Merwin Oldrin and Phebe Ann Elizabeth Oldrin #137640997 relations, to me 48224322? They are related to me through their mother Catharine Freyenhagen. (I read that you are related to a different Oldrin male altogether i.e. not Catahrine's husband).

If you will not transfer John, could you please add his burial places to your memorial for him? I looked at John and P.A. Elizabeth's death certificates so I can confirm their burial places. John Merwin was buried at Sea Cliff, which most likely means Carpenter Cemetery.
Phebe Ann Elizabeth Oldrin (cemetery, death certificate and 1920 Census have her as just "Elizabeth Oldrin") was definitely buried in Woodland Cem in Stamford CT with her parents and some siblings. If you won't transfer could you please place her in the correct cemetery (Woodland) and post the bio that I wrote up for her?
Added by AAW on Oct 23, 2015 9:48 PM
RE: Oldrins, Woodland Cem. CT
You're welcome for the info, but I also wondered if you yourself had remembered seeing any other markers for the Oldrin family members buried in that plot since it looks like you took a picture of Hannah Oldrin Bedell's marker but no markers for any others buried there.
Also, are you related to that Oldrin family? If not, why were you researching that family so extensively?
Added by AAW on Oct 20, 2015 8:15 PM
Oldrins, Woodland Cem. CT
You took a photo of Hannah Oldrin Bedell's grave (120755734), but also requested a photo of her mother's grave (Catharine Oldrin) 120755619. According to the cemetery, Catharine Oldrin and Hannah Oldrin Bedell are buried in the same plot (as are Edward Sr. & Jr. & 2 sisters of Hannah) so that suggests that there was no marker for Catharine near Hannah's marker. Did you see markers for any one else in that Oldrin family plot (other than Hannah Bedell)?
Added by AAW on Oct 20, 2015 6:11 PM
Jay Rutan
Lucretia Woolsey Chamberlin
I have been searching for the connection to George Woolsey and Hannah Smith the so called parents of Lucretia. Too date I have NO records of this connection. Do you have any information on this family connection?
Added by Jay Rutan on Sep 04, 2015 4:23 AM
Bill McCrea
Rev. Bergen Stelle

I may be able to shed some light on the death of Bergen Stelle, Memorial# 8063363. I am the superintendent of the Cherryville Baptist Cemetery in Franklin Twsp., Hunterdon County, New Jersey. I am working with the church historian locating long past Pastors. The Rev. Bergen served here from 1854 until his death in 1864. Our records say he was widowed when he came here and it took some time to figure out where he was to be buried. He was almost buried here.

The only thing I'm really looking for is that you add his Service to the Cherryville Baptist Church from 1854 - 1864 to his Bio. You may use what you like.
Bill McCrea
Added by Bill McCrea on Aug 18, 2015 4:34 PM
Robyn Smith
Re: Russ Dodge
How might I contact Russ Dodge to ask for permission? Thank you for your response, I appreciate it.
Added by Robyn Smith on Jun 19, 2015 1:44 PM
K. R.
Farsund and Herad cemeteries , Norway.
Hi Richard, I have visited these cemeteries and added pictures. Let me know if you want me to remove some of them, now or later. Took some general shots, since the headstones are missing.

Kjell. Norway.
Added by K. R. on Jun 17, 2015 4:14 AM
Robyn Smith
Picture Permission
Hello...I would like to know if you could give me permission to use the photo you took of black Medal of Honor winner Decatur Dorsey? I wrote an article I would like to have published about the local Maryland men who served in the Civil War, and this photo would be a nice accompaniment.

Kind regards, Robyn Smith
Added by Robyn Smith on Jun 12, 2015 2:12 PM
Ginny M
9337063 Frank Hawks
Found an article in New Castle, PA paper from Aug. 25th 193 that says he was cremated (as per his wishes) and his ashes brought to his home in Redding,CT. by his friend Mark Carlin. Funeral services were conducted in the home.
Added by Ginny M on Apr 22, 2015 11:35 AM
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