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Mary Jo C. Martin (#46931071)
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I have been in the curious position of being an American in Australia since 1989. I have a great love for both countries. My accent is a weird mixture of both. I remain a Yank in Oz and an Aussie in the US. At least it's a great conversation starter!

I am married to an interesting and hard-working man, and we have two gorgeous young adult children.

My vocation is education, teaching English to adult migrants and refugees. I get tremendous satisfaction from my work.

My passion is genealogy. I have been researching since 1983, a time when I had to duck secretively into the National Archives in case any of my friends saw me. The stories that I have uncovered, although not all happy ones, have inspired me and made me proud to be connected to the people who have come before me.

I am thrilled to have discovered Find a Grave, as it allows me to memorialise my loved ones and document the lives of other family members for posterity.

I am a strong believer that ordinary people live extraordinary lives. They are far more interesting to me than celebrities.

I have been very moved by the many stories that I have read on here. I enjoy reading a well-written and loving biography, and I admire people for being such a positive influence on those left behind.

Please take the time to check out a few of my loved ones, and flower them if their tales strike a chord. I will try to reciprocate.

I would love to make contact with any relatives of the individuals I have posted here, and I would be more than happy to transfer memorial administration to family members or friends. Please email me to facilitate this.
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Charlotte Goss
Hi, I just wanted to let you know that there is a Goss family buried in Gilead Hill Cemetery, Hebron, not far away from Glastonbury. Not all the graves in the plot are marked (in particular John Goss, who has never been found to photograph). If you want I can check for you and see if Charlotte is among the marked graves.
Added by SheWolf on Sep 03, 2016 6:36 PM
Anne Philbrick
Caroline Schultz
Hi, Mary Jo. I just wanted to let you know that the census you mentioned in Caroline's bio is for a different Caroline Schultz. This Caroline's husband was Henry Schultz, although I have not as yet found his death information. Thank you.
Added by Anne Philbrick on Aug 15, 2016 2:00 PM
D. Singleton Shell
Thought I'd say hi and thank you again for all your work in Wayne Co. KY. It meant so much. I've still not visited all the family graves, but the two I did, with help from a previously unknown cousin, were very thrilling. My late husband even got interested in taking a photo of g.g.g.grandfather Abraham Flinn's stone! :) Darla
Added by D. Singleton Shell on Jul 04, 2016 11:39 AM
Pam Potter
Hi Mary Jo. I would be happy to take over on Martha Brown, she is my husband's 8th great grandmother. Sure sounds like you live a very interesting life.

Pam Potter
Added by Pam Potter on Jun 05, 2016 11:24 AM
RE: Zerviah Webster #161873336
Hi Mary Jo...
You are quite welcome, Cousin! It is a pleasure to meet you! Always happy to meet new family members and make more connections!

Looking forward to speaking with you again soon!
Added by Maureen on May 07, 2016 9:29 PM
Zerviah Webster #161873336
Good Morning Mary Jo!
I only just saw your edit request for Zerviah Webster this morning! I'm not sure why Find-A-Grave no longer sends a post when we have requests.

I took a quick look at the memorial you made for Zerviah and it has the same info that I have in my tree, so I would be delighted to accept connecting her as the mother of my Joseph Sutliff.

Thank you for making the memorial and requesting the attachment! Are you a relative? Zerviah Webster and her husband Joseph Sutliff are my 5th Great-grandparents. Their son Joseph and his family (my 4th Greats) were the first Sutliffs to settle in Damascus, Wayne County, Pennsylvania.

Thanks, again...enjoy your day!
It's probably already evening in Australia! =)
Added by Maureen on May 07, 2016 8:15 AM
RS Witwer
RE: Nellie Price
I'll scan it tomorrow for you. It was tough to get - When I was going through the microfilm today, I couldn't read the name at all, but could see that this person was buried in St. John's Cemetery. I had heard last week that the Manscripts room could pull the original if the certificate was older than 1915 and make a copy off of the original if the microfilm was hard to read. While the microfilm was scratched and impossible, the copy from the original is utterly beautiful and perfectly easy to read. It's the first time that I have asked for a copy from the manuscript room at the NJ Archives! You'll like it. Rhonda
Added by RS Witwer on Apr 08, 2016 8:31 PM
Laura Aanenson
Henry Hyman
Good morning Mary Jo,

I see from the headstone photo how some of the family is connected, but I'm not sure about Dorothy. Would you please share your source of their marriage?

I appreciate your help keeping Find A Grave an accurate and valuable genealogical tool!

Added by Laura Aanenson on Mar 29, 2016 4:17 AM
RE: Elizabeth Adams Moulton
Thank you! I didn't think you had done it because it was such an obvious error. I just figured that somehow findagrave's computer did it, or else it was just a same name kind of error. Anyway, thanks for correcting it! Have a wonderful week!
Added by Linda on Mar 28, 2016 4:04 PM
Hello! I'm not quite sure how Elizabeth Moulton got Alice Bradford Fitch added as her mother, but it is incorrect and quite impossible, as Alice was born AFTER Elizabeth! Please see if you can fix it. Memorial number 48989333
Added by Linda on Mar 28, 2016 12:42 PM
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