|Kit and Morgan Benson (#46483611)|
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Kit (Elaine Page-Benson) attended Pfeiffer College in NC for two years and Glassboro State College in NJ for three years. She was a Law Enforcement Officer and Detective in NC for 10 years. She taught Special Education students for 9 years, and spent a year teaching students in a junior high school in-school suspension program. She now spends her time on nature trails, with quilting & crafting, reading, photography and genealogy.|
Morgan graduated from the University of Delaware with a BS in Mechanical Engineering in 1972, and a MBA in 1984 from University of Scranton (PA). He spent twelve years working overseas in Germany, a tour in Operation Iraqi Freedom, and had a variety of assignments at various Army installations in the US. He's a member of the Civil Air Patrol, The Retired Officers Association, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. They live in Alaska, where Morgan works as an Energy Engineer.
Together we have 5 children and six grand-children. We enjoy sight seeing, visiting National Parks and State Parks throughout the USA, reading, photography, history, Volksmarching and hiking, learning and seeing the history of our great country, and GENEALOGY!
If you would like to add information to any of our submissions, or correct any mistakes, please feel free to e-mail us. PLEASE list name AND cemetery in the subject line, along with the word "Findagrave" when you e-mail us (otherwise it may get deleted due to virus and spam protection)! Also, I can not correct mistakes on other people's submissions; please refer these to the person managing the grave or to email@example.com for correction. Thanks!
Please, do NOT copy my photos or other information to ancestry.com without giving me credit. Simply indicate "© Morgan and Kit Benson on Find A Grave". I'd appreciate a note letting me know you have copied them. However, please do NOT post photos to other Findagrave memorials; just let me know and I will upload them. It is okay with me for you to post my photos or biographies on Facebook as long as you link it back to the Findagrave memorial. You may also use my Findagrave information on your own personal website if non-commercial, but credit is again appreciated. Commercial uses will require my permission in advance.
I am more than happy to make corrections and add relationship links to other memorials.
ALL REQUESTS FOR corrections, additional information, or transfers: PLEASE do so with the Suggest A Correction link on the memorial for that person. [Most memorials will have an 'Edit' tab on the upper right side of the memorial. Click on the 'Edit' tab, then click on the 'Suggest a correction' link on the Edit page.]
PLEASE NOTE: I'm very grateful for corrections and additional information, but I am sometimes receiving up to 50 requests a day and cannot reply to everyone. Please check back to ensure accuracy of memorial page updates.
Happy cousin/family hunting ... Kit & Morgan.
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|Mark Maxwell||James Smith #2772|
Have not had a reason to contact you for a few years. Hope you are both well.
I found a copy of the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography (1880), Vol. IV, pg 362 that has a bio of James Smith, signer of the Declaration of Independence. I don't know if you still retain editorial rights now that FindAGrave manages all Famous entries, but here are some things about him.
1. His father (John Smith), a well-to-do farmer, brought his family to the west side of the Susquehanna River in York County in 1829. James was the second son (George/James/Arthur).
2. James received a liberal education under the charge of the Rev. Dr. Alison, Provost of the College of Philadelphia.
3. Following his studies in Philadelphia, he studied law at Lancaster, where he was admitted to the bar in 1745. He then went to the Cumberland Valley where he practiced law and surveying, and after about 4-5 years, he permanently resided in York, PA.
4. From the outset, he was a firm believer and advocate for independence.
5. He was chosen a member of the Provincial Deputies (July 15, 1774) and authored the "Draught of Instructions" to the Provincial Assembly. He was a member of the Provincial Convention (January 23, 1775); the Provincial Conference (June 18, 1776); and the Convention of July 15, 1776.
6. In 1775, he was commissioned Colonel of the First Battalion of Associators of York County and was largely instrumental in organizing troops throughout the war.
7. He served in the 1776 Continental Congress, but declined re-election in the following year. He was elected a member of the Assembly in 1779 and was commissioned judge of the High Court of Errors and Appeals on November 20, 1780. In this same period, the Supreme Executive Council appointed Col. Smith a Brigadier-General of the Pennsylvania Militia on May 23, 1782.
8. In 1785, the Assembly elected him to Congress, in place of Matthew Clarkson (resigned), but his advanced aged obliged him to decline re-election.
The article also included his birth date in Northern Ireland that I have already submitted.
|Barry Waterfield||Robert Piest Murder Date|
I believe you may want to look again at the bio you entered for John Wayne Gacy. You state that he murdered Robert Piest on October the 12th.1978 I believe you will find it was DECEMBER the 12th 1978
|Janet Stout||Joe Amily|
Joe is buried in Gardner Cem not St. Stephen's, Oceana Co. Janet
|Barbara Scanlon||Mildred Saulsbury O'Brien|
Thank you so much for linking my great-aunt to the rest of her family. I have a photo somewhere when she visited us in Nebraska. I will add that to the memorial.
Barbara McTygue Scanlon
|Marie and Bruce Newell||Odd Fellows Cemetery, Camden, MD|
Hi Kit and ,Morgan
Thank you for allowing us to use the photo of Odd Fellows Cemetery. Credit will be giving as requested. Bruce has a 1st cousin interred there and the photo will make a great addition.
Marie and Bruce Newell
|Gwen||Tooele City Cemetery photo|
Hello Kit and Morgan,
I just wanted to let you know that I have used your photo of Tooele City Cemetery on my ancestry.com family tree and indicated that it is your photo, as requested in your bio. Many of my husband's relatives are buried there, and the photo serves as an icon that ties them all together. Thanks very much for taking the photo. Regards, Gwen Lougy
Added by Gwen on Nov 24, 2013 12:30 PM
|Debra||Jersey Baptist Churchyard|
I have been working on some ancestors in this cemetery and noticed quite a few duplicates that were created by a Glen Swartz after yours were created, so you might want to contact him to delete his. Thank you
Added by Debra on Nov 11, 2013 12:58 PM
Thanks for linking Kim to her dad and for adding bio information. I appreciate it.
Added by Rosie on Oct 20, 2013 1:39 PM
|Friends of Oak Hill Cemetery-Minneapolis-Richfield||Loretta Townsend|
Thank you for the transfer of Loretta. We will work on expanding her biography as it relates to the Townsend family. We do know that Loretta was a member of the DAR on both the Brewster and Townsend sides and hope to locate some information from her DAR Chapter. We are also hoping to secure the help of the SAR to furnish a memorial for her grandfather that appears to have been stolen from Oak Hill Cemetery. Thanks again!
Kit and Morgan, you guys are awesome, thanks soooo much for making corrections. Sharon
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