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L Evans (#47540766)
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Bio Photo Thanks to Bill Bodkin, for thousands of photos of Mount Vernon memorials, that are in Elizabeth, Allegheny, PA and St. Mary, on Penn St. Allegheny . Also, for almost all the photos posted by me to Southside, Mt. Lebanon and Calvary, Allegheny, PA.

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Blessings to You and Yours, Enjoy Each & Every Day, and Let the Ones You Love.... Know it,
L Evans


My feelings are in each family we are called to find the ancestors.
To put flesh on their bones and make them live again,
To tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve.
To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead,
Breathing life into all who have gone before.

We are the story tellers of the tribe.
We have been called as it were by our genes.
Those who have gone before cry out to us:
Tell our story.
So, we do.
In finding them, we somehow find ourselves.

How many graves have I stood before now and cried?
I have lost count.

How many times have I told the ancestors
you have a wonderful family, you would be proud of us?

How many times have I walked up to a grave
and felt somehow there was love there for me?
I cannot say.

It goes beyond just documenting facts.
It goes to who I am and why I do the things I do?
It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever
to weeds and indifference and saying I can't let this happen.
The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh.

It goes to doing something about it.
It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish.
How they contributed to what we are today.
It goes to respecting their hardships and losses,
their never giving in or giving up.

Their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family.
It goes to deep pride that they fought to make and keep us a Nation.
It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us
That we might be born who we are.
That we might remember them.
So we do.
With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence,
Because we are them and they are us.
So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family.

It is up to that one called in the next generation,
To answer the call and take their place in the long line of family storytellers.
That is why I do my family genealogy,
And that is what calls those young and old to step up and put flesh on the bones.

[Author: Della M. Cumming ca 1943.]

"Walking. I am listening to a deeper way. Suddenly all my ancestors are behind me. Be still, they say. Watch and listen. You are the result of the love of thousands."
Linda Hogan
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Deborah S
RE: btw....
You're right! Cape Hatteras lighthouse. Gorgeous place.
Added by Deborah S on Aug 24, 2015 6:01 PM
RE: Grove Street
I haven't yet taken any photos for the Granniss family. Would you place a photo request on the memorials you'd like? I'll go searching for them.

Added by DWV on Aug 24, 2015 10:45 AM
Deborah S
Zephaniah Bateman
Hello! Thank you for your message. This cemetery is extremely difficult to get into. It is near the edge of a field, but in the woods, and surrounded by enough briars and poison ivy that it is very daunting. It took me a long time to even find the cemetery, based on directions from about 40 years ago. The first few times I tried, it was in the summer, and I could not even see the cemetery. Later, in the winter, I was able to see it; I had been looking right at it before, but due to all the weeds, trees, etc it just is not visible at certain times of the year.

If you ever want to visit the cemetery, I would be happy to give you directions. I suggest not going in the summer when the weeds, snakes, and bugs are at their worst. The cemetery is not maintained at all.

I have not been back in Martin County for a little over a year now. I would love to revisit this cemetery in the late fall or winter when I have a rake and a weed whacker, and I'm wearing jeans, hiking boots, and long sleeves! I will be sure to post additional pictures if I am able to find more headstones.

Deborah S
Added by Deborah S on Aug 23, 2015 8:18 PM
Martin Van der Luub
George Benjamin Granniss
Hello -

I saw that you provided the Memorial page for George Benjamin Granniss, Memorial# 131423236, at the 8 Sylvan Avenue location of the Grove Street Cemetary (also known as the Westminster of Yale Cemetery) in New Haven, Connecticut, but there is no photo of a headstone.

If there is a headstone, could you please post it at, or at least tell me what the inscription on it says?

And whether or not there is a headstone, could you please give me any additional information you may have about this burial, or at least tell me where I could learn more about it?

Thank you very much for any information you can provide.
Added by Martin Van der Luub on Aug 16, 2015 10:36 PM
Enoch Hollingsworth 142231325
How can there be two records in the same cemetery with different death dates for him?
Added by smanastas on Aug 13, 2015 10:29 PM
john benford
John Rial

I am John Rial Benford formerly a life long resident of Greensburg,PA.

I am a great-grandson of John Rial.

It is most excellent that you folks have provided the information about John Rial.

My cousin, Elizabeth Rial Schmidt, is rather the genealogist and family history compiler and she asked me to try to get a photograph of this websites picture of our Great-Grandfather. Would this be possible?

We, of course, fully expect to compensate you for your help.


John R. Benford
Added by john benford on Aug 09, 2015 10:29 PM
Judi Schoonover
RE: Solomon Miller
It was the Bradford monthly meeting. The page had the parents on the right at the top and mentioned the city of East Caln. The children were all down the left side of the page in date order. Let me know if that is correct otherwise I will get you the link shortly. Judi
Added by Judi Schoonover on Aug 08, 2015 8:35 AM
Judi Schoonover
RE: Solomon Miller
Hi, On Ancestry, U.S. Quaker Meeting Records - 1681-1935. The merge shows February 1727 as the birthdate. The actual record shows Dec 1727 as the birth date. These records are using the Quaker Calendar. The Quaker calendar changed in 1752. Pre-1752 March was the first month in their calendar. I will keep the date in the records as the birth date and not adjust for today's calendar. My ancestry runs through the Haines line. Judi Schoonover
Added by Judi Schoonover on Aug 07, 2015 12:08 PM
Dan Oh
Elilizabeth Matlack

"aged 61 yrs 2 mos 14 das"

Made the addition. Did you intentionally make "das" like that or is that a typo? No need to reply if that is how you want it.
Added by Dan Oh on Aug 07, 2015 5:49 AM
Frank Hall Memorial 126950332
My name is John DuPrey. I am currently researching my wife's side of our tree. Frank Hall is her Grand Uncle. I found your memorial and was wondering if your not related to Frank, could I take over Management of the Memorial?

Let me know,
Added by jloud on Aug 06, 2015 2:09 PM
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