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Johnny (#46906238)
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Bio Photo Like most, my interest began with my own family tree and has now expanded in an attempt to help others just getting started or to those who cannot travel to the cemeteries themselves. I have been working on my own family lines since 1991 and have enjoyed every bit of it. For those who know, it is more than a hobby, it's a life love. Thank you to those who have helped me and I hope to pass it on and do the same for others.

Genealogy, Including but not limited to;
House family PA, South Jersey and Ohio.
Steele family in PA and Maryland.
McKelvey family in PA, NJ, CA, FL, Ireland.
McAllister family in PA, Ireland.
Blake family in PA, Ireland.
Morris family in PA, NJ, MD and Wales.
Sweeney family in PA, NJ, Ireland.
McGettigan family in PA, and Ireland.
Bradley family in PA, and Ireland.
Dawsey family in SC, NC, PA.
Moran family in PA and Ireland.
Lambert family in VA., W.V., N.J and PA.
Ware family in VA., W.V., N.J. and PA.
and many more surnames, too many to list.

Ongoing projects:
Horry County Historic Cemetery Preservation Project
St. Agnes - West Chester, PA
St. Joseph's - Downingtown, PA
St. Stephen's - Fort Thomas, KY
St. Anne's Convent Cemetery - Melbourne, KY
Holy Cross Cemetery - Yeadon, PA
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA
Old Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA
New Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA
Saint Paul's Cemetery, Portsmouth, VA
Anything related to Horry County, SC
Anything related to Chester County, PA
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Jennifer Gonzalez
RE: Sarah Blake
Hi Johnny,

My great-grandmother on my father's side was a Blake (Mary). My father just last week told me that she had a brother who owned a saloon and that her husband worked as a bartender there. That is how I found John Howlin (their mother's maiden name) Blake. She married William Rossiter and moved here from Ireland in the early 1900's. Their daughter Mary married my grandfather James Harris McGowan. They all lived in Philadelphia.

Glad to return the favor!
Added by Jennifer Gonzalez on Aug 30, 2016 11:10 AM
Jennifer Gonzalez
Sarah A Blake
Thank you for the work you've done. Knew they had a child and couldn't find anything on that.
Added by Jennifer Gonzalez on Aug 28, 2016 8:53 AM
Kim Wood Parmer Pilgrim Isley
Robert E Bone Jr
Wow ! That was fast. Thank you so very much. I'm excited to be able to tie them together and make updates as I get them. You're the best. Many, many thanks.
Added by Kim Wood Parmer Pilgrim I... on Aug 25, 2016 8:59 PM
RE: Silas & Mattie
Always a pleasure to help someone.
Added by Jdrhook on Aug 17, 2016 7:02 AM
Martha Skethway
Hello and thanks for writing. I made the edits that you suggested. Since she is related to you would you like her memorial transferred to you? Just let me know, would be glad to do it. Thanks and have a great day.

Added by Jdrhook on Aug 17, 2016 3:15 AM
Terry Adams
avery holbrook
Added by Terry Adams on Aug 11, 2016 7:19 PM
RE: Griest & Steele Memorials
Hi Johnny, We must be related. My grandparents were Walter Jeremiah Griest and Mary Lydia Steele.
I'd be very interested in information sharing via private email.
Added by MGriest on Jul 09, 2016 8:10 PM
Griest, Steele families
I have just started delving into family history, and just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate being able to see photos of my ancestors' graves and the information you have curated.
Thank you.
M Griest
Added by MGriest on Jul 09, 2016 1:31 AM
Nancy Sacco
Thank you!
I deleted the duplicate photo of Theodore F. Wakefield. Had to Google "How TO" but it worked.
Thank you,
P.S. Cool beans on the "Alert to rudeness"!!!
Added by Nancy Sacco on Jun 08, 2016 5:21 PM
Rita Long
Alert to Rudeness
I just saw your "Alert to Rudeness", lol great ideal. I had one person that was so bad, he found my phone number, called me up, blessed me out, asked me who gave me permission to put his family tombstone on this site. His wife emailed me several times trying to explain. I was so upset I took my picture and info off and would not do anything on this site. I am weary still.
Added by Rita Long on May 25, 2016 12:32 PM
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