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Mary Jo C. Martin (#46931071)
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Bio Photo 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 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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genealogy buff
RE: Myrtle Leidy photo
I was glad I could help out with the Leidy photo! I have now put it on both spouses' memorials.

Take care!
Added by genealogy buff on Jul 27, 2015 4:57 AM
Michael W Albright
RE: Herman/Hyman Address
No problem. Glad to help!
Added by Michael W Albright on Jul 26, 2015 8:37 AM
Rhonda Scott Witwer
RE: Re: Helen Hayes obit
You're very welcome. I'm fascinated by the county history. Have a great day.
Added by Rhonda Scott Witwer on Jul 16, 2015 6:15 AM
Scott Balyer
RE: Thomas Hendrickson transfer
you're very welcome, it is not my descendant so I thought you'd be much better at his history lol

take care
Scott
Added by Scott Balyer on Jul 13, 2015 11:52 AM
Bill McCrea
RE: Samuel Baldwin & Mariah Marshall Baldwin
Mary Jo,
We have chatted before about Cherryville. I have been collecting stories of my residents for some time and it's about time I start documenting them.
I do have the records for Cherryville but (there's always a but) they are incomplete. In 1910 there was a fire in the church and the records were destroyed. When my father took over as caretaker in 1982 he and I copied what information we could get from the markers. Since that time the weather has taken its toll on the markers and many are unreadable. There are a lot of areas of this old section that there are grave depressions but no markers. Several years ago I saw a picture of the church taken in 1899 and in the blurry background you could see wooden crosses. As they fell apart they were just removed. The church has said that I can come in and search through their meeting minutes and try to identify some of the burials. This will have to be a winter project way to hot in the office in the summer. So there is a good chance that the people you are looking for are here in unmarked graves.
I live next door to where the Dog Town Tavern stood. It burned down sometime before 1850 and was rebuilt and burned down again in 1905 and again in 1940. At that point a house was built on the tavern foundation.
There is a William Furman Marshall b.1892, d.1952 in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Flemington. There is also a Charles Marshall d. 1876 in the Lower Amwell Cemetery and a Charles d.1858 in the Graven - Nixon cemetery in Quakertown. Check out www.mtamwell.org. They have a huge database of people in Hunterdon Cemeteries.
If I get a chance to dig through old records I'll keep you in mind.
Bill
Cherryville Cemetery
Added by Bill McCrea on Jul 11, 2015 9:34 PM
Fran Chancellor
Edward Cogswell
Thank you for your contact regarding this memorial page. I am involved in another project today, but will check this out and take the necessary action. Do you connect to this family? Best wishes for a WONDERFUL day!

Fran Chancellor
Added by Fran Chancellor on Jul 11, 2015 6:33 AM
Bill McCrea
Cherryville Cemetery
Mary Jo,
I am in the process of documenting the lives of the people buried in Cherryville. The people buried here are the tavern, store and carriage shop owners along with the blacksmiths, wheelwrights and farmers. It is a coincidence but I am working on the Masons right now and I did have Deborah Green Mason's memorial a little messed up. She was 48 when she died in 1868. I found a birth date in 1814. She died in 1868 before her birthday so the math will be a year off.
Thanks for keeping an eye on me,
Bill
Added by Bill McCrea on Jul 10, 2015 8:26 PM
Connie Hammond
RE: Email bounced - address correct?
Mary Jo, the proof for Benjamin Howard & Phebe's children came from an LDS microfilm #0823677 - Vital Records of Bolton & Vernon CT.
Added by Connie Hammond on Jul 10, 2015 5:33 PM
history4sure
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Thanks for the response on Johannah/Joanna "Hannah" Kerrich. You were the only one who knew anything about her. (I have been on vacation for a week)

I have a cousin who did extensive research and documented all he could on her 2nd husband, John Whitmore, whom I have linked to her. His biography links him to my direct ancestor, Francis Whitmore, son of his first wife.

Thanks again, Shirleen
Added by history4sure on Jul 09, 2015 7:44 PM
ParkerMoulton
RE: Exercise Conant
You're welcome!
Added by ParkerMoulton on Jul 07, 2015 5:32 PM
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