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Joseph R. Klett (#47554493)
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I have been a genealogist for the great majority of my life and am amazed by the power and richness of Find A Grave. It is an honor to contribute.

I manage Find A Grave accounts for several historical organizations. This account is reserved for my own blood relatives and their spouses, generally in North America. (Please see my European Ancestors account as well.) Some remarkable members created a number of these memorials and have graciously transferred them to my care. The contributors I have listed as "friends" have my special thanks for the their volunteer work and their many kindnesses. I am simply in awe of Wayne Irons, Scott Balyer, and Carol Foss in particular.

My Find-A-Grave Philosophy

We are put on this planet to give of ourselves, as we can, to the people around us and the strangers we meet. In the interest of accuracy and fostering appreciation of our ancestors, we should share information with our kin and the public as much as possible. If our ultimate purpose is not to disseminate what we have learned, then we are just navel-gazing.

Acts of genealogical kindness always come back in kind--one way or another. It might not be direct or immediate; but I have found this "pay it forward" principle to be true time and again as a researcher.

Graves and the memory of our ancestors are sacred things, and foremost the responsibility of family. We are commanded to honor our mothers and fathers. And it is a blessing for ourselves, as well, when we help others to do this.

I welcome contact about any of my families, and hope the information I have posted is of help to you. I don't post my personal email address publicly. If you want to contact me, please leave a public message or join Find A Grave and send a message through the edit function at one of my memorials. I will respond as promptly as I can. I am always glad to meet new cousins, or reconnect with old ones.

Why Do I Ask About Possible Transfer?

Every day I send out multiple edit requests and links in order to improve the data in Find A Grave. (I have submitted nearly 3,800 accepted edits since the automatic edit function was implemented in late 2013.) If I can add substantial information to a memorial, I sometimes inquire as to whether its creator would consider transferring (if he/she is not related, of course). The reason I do this is simple: I have dedicated much of my life to promoting scholarship in genealogy and the use of archival sources. If someone submits an edit or a link to a memorial that I manage, I analyze the information and research the documentation before accepting it. Hopefully, unrelated persons managing memorials I am interested in will do the same. However, I know this is not always the case and, as a result, I find that incorrect edits and links are sometimes accepted by members.

Please do not take offense by my inquiring. I am always glad to contribute to others' memorials as well. Most likely, though, I will not contribute biographical notes if the person who maintains the memorial is unrelated and therefore unlikely to retain the source data.

My Virtual Cemeteries, etc.

You will see that I have built over 130 virtual cemeteries under this account. I have almost 60 more at my European Ancestors account. I hope you will check them out--especially if you are descended from one of my ancestral families. They represent a lot of time and effort.

Please do visit my virtual cemeteries for direct ancestors before requesting a transfer. If you are more closely related to one of my ancestral aunts, uncles or cousins and your request is within Find A Grave guidelines, I will be glad to transfer the memorial to you if you will explain your connection.

If your request is outside Find A Grave guidelines (i.e., the person is not your close relative), I will be glad to consider transfer if you will explain your connection in detail and let me know how you will build out the memorial. Again, the memorials attached to this account are my own blood relatives or their spouses, with only a few exceptions. Linking children or getting children linked to your (our) relative, and sponsoring the memorial, are good indicators that you are committed to improving the data and caring for the memorial.

If you are a direct descendant of any of my ancestors, I will gladly add a link to your profile from that memorial noting that you are also a descendant--just ask. (Or add a flowers note explaining your connection.)

My Favorite Cemeteries

Some statistics as of April 2015--mainly to satisfy my own curiosity--regarding blood relatives and spouses in certain cemeteries (when over 100 graves)...

933 in Greenwood Cem., Trenton, NJ
890 in First Presbyterian Church Cem., Ewing, NJ
742 in Pennington Cem., Pennington, NJ
630 in First Baptist Church Cem., Hopewell, NJ
526 in Riverview Cem., Trenton, NJ
450 in Highland Cem., Hopewell, NJ
328 in Eglington Cem., Clarksboro, NJ
309 in Harbourton Cem., Harbourton, NJ
289 in Lawrenceville Cem., Lawrenceville, NJ
257 in Presbyterian Church Cem., Pennington, NJ
248 in Mercer Cem., Trenton, NJ
230 in Presbyterian Church Cem., Hamilton Square, NJ
227 in Baptist Church Cem., Hamilton Square, NJ
151 in Dutch Neck Cem., Princeton Junction, NJ
144 in Ewing Cem., Ewing, NJ
143 in Princeton Cem., Princeton, NJ
138 in Lake Park Cem., Swedesboro, NJ
120 in Presbyterian Churchyard, Titusville, NJ
115 in West Laurel Hill Cem., Bala Cynwyd, PA
110 in Laurel Hill Cem., Philadelphia, PA
108 in Cedar Hill Cem., Hightstown, NJ
107 in Cedar Green Cem., Clayton, NJ
103 in Methodist Cem., Aura, NJ

Relatives for whom I have burial information: 17,069.

Relatives identified in or added to Find A Grave to date: about 15,400.

What a wonderful resource Find A Grave is!
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jeremy lin
Solomon Titus family bible

I don't know if this will interest you. I found a 1791 Isaac Collins Bible for sale online. It's about $400. The geneolgies are probably written by Solomon Titus. I have compared them with the photos of his signature on this website.

This is not a scam or selling my stuff. I am not the seller and I don't know the seller, either. I am just a fan of history and antiques. I think the descendants might be interested purchasing this bible or getting some photos.
Added by jeremy lin on Jul 17, 2015 1:31 PM
RE: Yard memorials at Highland Cem., New Columbia
you are welcome!
Added by Waterfall on Jul 16, 2015 6:47 PM
Carolyn Schwab
Salem County, NJ Cemeteries
I copied a film on early cemetery readings in NJ. I just completed Mullica Hill Quaker Cemetery in Salem County. Someone needs to go there and take photos. I added over 400 records. If you live near there, could you take photos of the tombstones? I am just about to begin the pages for Mullica Hill Methodist Cemetery. There are only 11 entries. I have 3 pages which is about 150 names to add.
Added by Carolyn Schwab on Jul 16, 2015 1:07 PM
RE: Wallens at Broad Street Cem., Bridgeton
You are very welcome!

All the best,

Added by Jamie on Jul 15, 2015 5:32 AM
Jen Walters
John Titus, Sr (unkown - 1761)
Hi Joseph!

I received your message asking for my email. I sent it but want to make sure you received it.

Thanks again for sharing! I really appreciate it!!
Added by Jen Walters on Jul 04, 2015 9:40 AM
Wendy Wilkins Valdez
John R. Postell
His date of birth is from the family bible currently in possession of his granddaughter in Delaware. It includes information on his parents (just names) as well as the birth dates of his brothers and sisters and the death of another Postell presumed to be his grandfather, but not otherwise identified except for his death and age at death.
Added by Wendy Wilkins Valdez on Jul 02, 2015 3:22 PM
Cornelia Bush
Please contact me regarding Titus & Wood
Dear Joe,
I'm working on some applications for Bob, and want to discuss details. Cornelia Bush
Added by Cornelia Bush on Jul 01, 2015 4:23 AM
Dan Rooney
Joseph, I am immensely impressed by your scholarship as it pertains to Titus family genealogy. John Titus is a 7th great-grandfather of mine, and someone I haven't really investigated just because of other priorities.
So thank you for your work. It is truly inspiring.

Dan Rooney
Added by Dan Rooney on Jun 29, 2015 10:56 PM
Jen Walters
John Titus, Sr (unkown - 1761)
On John Titus Sr's find a grave page you reference an articleThe New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 137:245-263 [Oct. 2006]. The article finally proves that Elizabeth Moore isn't Content Titus' wife. Content is my great.. (8x's)over. Would be willing to share the article with me? I would really appreciate it.

Added by Jen Walters on Jun 29, 2015 12:24 PM
Cindy Coffell
Emily Fish
I added a little bit to Emily's memorial this morning. Morsemere, as the location of her marriage, is the information in the JMA directory. I found Morsemere to be where the family resided in 1918 on her father's WWI draft registration. The 1920 census indicates Ridgefield but they were living at the same street address as in 1918. Wikipedia indicates that its an unincorporated area of Ridgefield near Palisades Park so we're both correct. You wouldn't happen to know where her cremains are, would you? Juanita didn't have that information.
Added by Cindy Coffell on Jun 02, 2015 5:20 AM
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