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J. Kelsey Jones (#47370830)
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Bio Photo I was raised in Wells Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania in the beautiful Seeley Creek Valley and still live in the valley 1/8 mile from where I was raised on the New York side of the state line in the town of Southport. My interest in genealogy and history began at a very early age and before I could drive my parents were transporting me to court houses and historical societies to do research. Very few thought of a kid as a serious prospect but I continued to evolve and while at nearby Elmira College I was often researching my ancestry and transcribing markers when I wasn't studying. My paternal side has only been here since the 1800's from England and Wales where as my maternal side goes back to the Mayflower (7 couples and the Hopkins family 3 times), early Dutch, French Huguenots, early Puritans, and early Germans. Most concentrated in New England and Sussex County, New Jersey and thence migrated to Wells Township in Bradford County, Pennsylvania where I descend from Bowman, Cory, Joralemon, Killgore, Noble, Pellet, VanKirk. I have published articles for several historical society journals and have done extensive research on the Loyalist families on the Susquehanna River prior to and during the American Revolution with an article titled "Loyalist Plantations On The Susquehanna." My community involvement extends on both sides of the state line - Past President and current Board of Trustees of Bradford County Historical Society and President Elect, Tioga Point Museum Board and past Secretary, Chemung County Historical Society Board, Chemung County Historian, Town of Southport Historian.
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Laurie Updike
Thanks ever so much!
Added by Laurie Updike on Sep 22, 2015 5:04 PM
Laurie Updike
Added by Laurie Updike on Sep 22, 2015 5:03 PM
Cheryl Tolman
Would like to have permission to use any stories, photos, etc. that you have added to any memorial. I am working on my family tree and will give you credit for the information or photo. Thank You
Added by Cheryl Tolman on Sep 09, 2015 12:34 PM
Laurie Hitchcock Roy
Lucy Crippen 99133201

I sent you an edit for Lucy Crippen, 99133201. I am not sure this is the correct person, because I then found this Lucy Crippen, 108055028. I am still researching to figure it out. Sorry about the mix up.

Laurie Hitchcock Roy
Added by Laurie Hitchcock Roy on Sep 02, 2015 11:55 AM
Carl Catherman
Clara Smith
Re memorial # 99131318 there is a note that the inscription on her marker is s/m/w Marion N. I am at a loss - what does s/m/w mean?
Added by Carl Catherman on Aug 10, 2015 1:28 PM
Bruce Veazie
Peter Antes, Dutch Hill Cem
Sent a suggested revision to his birth date. With death date of Dec 4, 1897 and age at death 48y 14d, I believe Nov 20, 1849 would be more accurate. If there's another source for the birthdate, my apologies.
Added by Bruce Veazie on Aug 05, 2015 11:50 AM
Melody Weston Hartman
Jessie Bell
I transferred her memorial to you. Along with a few others.
Added by Melody Weston Hartman on Jul 15, 2015 9:29 AM
Sarah Pullen
Grave #5394889 Kimball Eaton
I believe this to be the Kimball Eaton who resided for a while in Cavendish, Vermont and had a family with his wife Polly (Page) Eaton. She died in Vermont in 1817 (#85822347). Polly was born in 1773. Kimball and Polly had one son, Ryland Eaton (#80946207) who came west to New York state and I feel Kimball probably came with him. The couple had several children in Cavendish and I am researching their daughter, Deborah (Eaton) Heselton of Allegan Co., Mich. Any thoughts? I noticed you maintain this grave so perhaps you are a family member. Thanks.
Added by Sarah Pullen on Jul 07, 2015 9:14 PM
Bill and Bunny
John Hartman photo
Thank you
Added by Bill and Bunny on Jun 08, 2015 4:19 PM
Keziah Kimber
Thank you for adding the photos to Keziah's memorial and especially for the transcript. It is very much appreciated. ~nan
Added by Nan on Jun 05, 2015 12:29 PM
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