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Tom Donahue (#47182363)
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I have a passion for family research. My family is from the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area and Lancaster County, Pennsylvania area.

Interested in the following surnames: Donahue/Donohue, Steel/Steele, Booz,
Stier, Stokley, Lockard, Kroft, Metzler, Kauffman, Spence and Wiltbank.

I welcome and encourage corrections and additions to memorials that I have created. For transfers please state relationship.

Any photos that I have taken may be added to your family webpage without further permission.
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Dennis Brown
Thanks
Thank you for taking the time to take and upload pictures of the graves. My Grandfather (David Chalkley Brown), Grandmother (Emma Norris Brown) and their oldest son (Norris T. Brown) are buried there. I looked for their head stones on this site several years ago but it was not there. I looked this evening and see you posted the pictures in 2014. I did not realize how much it would mean for me to see their graves.

Dennis Brown
Helen, GA
770.883.2950
dennisaverybrown@gmail.com
Added by Dennis Brown on Feb 05, 2016 5:56 PM
Dale Shenk
Sorry
Never mind, I answered my own question. Thank you.
Added by Dale Shenk on Jan 28, 2016 4:01 AM
Dale Shenk
Question
Do you recall where the picture for Clarence K. Keener (1905-1968) was taken? Thank You.
Added by Dale Shenk on Jan 28, 2016 3:57 AM
Carl King
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Tom,

I assume reference to wife of James Hess was a
late night transcription error.


Family Group Record for Jonas Hess Page 1
Produced by Legacy
Husband Jonas Hess
Born 1796 Pennsylvania
Christened
Died 6 Apr 1875
Buried Gallagher Farm Cemetery, Fulton, Lancaster , Pennsylvania
Father Abraham Hess (1741-Abt 1828) Mother Catharina Hertzler (Abt 1745- )
Marriage After 1843
Other Spouse Abigail Pettigrew (1795-1843) Abt 1816
Wife Margaret Matchinson
AKA Margaret Matson
Born Abt 1825 Pennsylvania
Christened
Died 5 Jan 1896 Little Britain, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Buried Eastland Friends Burial Ground, Little Britain, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Children
1 F Elizabeth Hess
AKA Elizabeth Matchinson
Born Cal 1846 Pennsylvania
Christened
Died
Buried
Spouse
2 M John Harry Hess
Born 16 Sep 1850 Pennsylvania
Christened
Died 29 Mar 1911 Little Britain, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Buried 31 Mar 1911 Eastland Friends Burial Ground, Little Britain, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Spouse Susan Margaret Tracey (1848-1930) 25 Dec 1873 - York, Pennsylvania
3 M John Matchinson
Born Cal 1852 Pennsylvania
Christened
Died
Buried
Spouse
General Notes: Husband - Jonas Hess
1820 U S Census; Census Place: Colerain, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Page: 305; NARA Roll: M33_106; Image: 174.
Name: Jonas Hess Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Little Britain, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25:
1 Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 2
Family Group Record for Jonas Hess Page 2
Produced by Legacy
General Notes: Husband - Jonas Hess (cont.)
Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 1
Free White Persons - Under 16: 2
Total Free White Persons: 5 Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 5
1830 US Census; Census Place: Little Britain, Lancaster, Pennsylvania ; Page: 142; NARA Series: M19; Roll Number:
153; Family History Film: 0020627.
Name: Jonas Hess Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Little Britain, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 4 Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 6 Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 6
Year: 1840; Census Place: Little Britain, Lancaster, Pennsylvania ; Roll: 466; Page: 249; Image: 509; Family History
Library Film: 0020547.
Name: Jonas Hess Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Little Britain, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 3
Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 7
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 9 Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 9
Year: 1870; Census Place: Little Britain, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1357; Page: 454A; Image: 78;
Family History Library Film: 552856.
145 Heck Jonas 74 abt 1796 Male Pennsylvania
145 Heck Margaret 35 abt 1835 Female Pennsylvania
145 Heck Elizabeth 22 abt 1848 Female White Pennsylvania
145 Heck John 20 abt 1850 Male Pennsylvania
Abraham HESS mentions a son Jonas. *** Information for spouse Abby
PETTIGREW comes from ??? EVELER family history co-compliled by George E. HESS, Walter Woods HESS, Marian
SCARBOROUGH. *** Biographical Annals of Lancaster County p. 1430 mentions Daniel D. HESS who was one of the sons of
Jonas and Abbie (PETTIGREW) HESS. Note Abby PETTIGREW in the EVELER family information.
The George E. HESS typescript dated 2/12/48 (12 Feb. 1948) mentions a grave stone inscription at a private burial grounds near
Hensel, Lancaster County, PA.
Other children's names and locations are given. The George E. HESS typescript dated 2/12/48 (12 Feb. 1948) mentions a grave stone
inscription at a private burial grounds near Hensel, Lancaster County, PA.
Name: Jonas HESS
Given Name: Jonas
Surname: Hess
Sex: M
Birth: 1796
Death: 6 Apr 1875
Father: Abraham HESS b: 6 Jun 1741
Mother: Catherine
Family Group Record for Jonas Hess Page 3
Produced by Legacy
General Notes: Husband - Jonas Hess (cont.)
Marriage 1 Abigal PELLIGREW b: 1795 in PA
Children
William J. HESS b: 19 Jan 1822 in PA
Daniel D. HESS b: 25 Aug 1835 in Little Britain Twp, PA
Marriage 2 Margaret MATSON (MATCHINSON) b: ABT 1827 in Pennsylvania
Married: AFT 1843
Children
Elizabeth HESS b: ABT 1849 in Lancaster County, PA
John Harry HESS b: 16 SEP 1850
Marriage 1 Abigail "Abby" PETTIGREW b: 1795
Married: ABT 1816
Children
Elias HESS b: ABT 1817
Christopher Martin HESS b: 2 APR 1820 in Lancaster County, PA
William J. HESS b: 19 JAN 1822 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Daniel D. HESS b: 25 AUG 1835 in Little Britain Township, Lancaster County, PA
A. Jackson HESS b: ABT 1837 in Lancaster County, PA
Mary J. HESS b: 23 FEB 1839 in Little Britain Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
In the 1850 census, I also note a Jane Hess and Elizabeth residing in the family of George Bockins in close proximity to Jonas and
Margaret.
General Notes: Wife - Margaret Matchinson
Matchinson
Margaret Matson Hess
Birth: 1827
Pennsylvania, USA Death: Jan. 5, 1896
Pennsylvania, USA
She was the wife of Jonas Hess.
Family links:
Children:
John Hess (1850 - 1911) *
* Reverse Relationships:] body=[This relationship was not directly added to this memorial. Rather, it is calculated based on
information added to the related person's memorial. For example: if Joe Public is linked to Jane Public as a spouse, a reciprocal link
will automatically be added to Jane Public's memorial.
] fade=[on] fadespeed=[.09]" class="fakeLink"Calculated relationship
Burial:
Eastland Friends Burial Ground
Little Britain
Lancaster County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Tom Donahue
Record added: May 15, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 129824979
Family Group Record for Jonas Hess Page 4
Produced by Legacy
General Notes: Wife - Margaret Matchinson (cont.)
1860 United States Federal Census
Jones Hess Age in 1860: 59 Birth Year: abt 1801 Birthplace: Pennsylvania Home in 1860: Little Britain, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male Post Office: Kirks Mills Value of real estate: View image Household Members:
NameAge
Jones Hess 59
Margaret Matchinson 34
Elizabeth Matchinson 11
John Matchinson 8
Source Citation
Year: 1860; Census Place: Little Britain, Lancaster, Pennsylvania ; Roll: M653_1121; Page: 663; Image: 130;
Family History Library Film: 805121
Source Information
Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009.
Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
Original data: 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National
Archives and Records Administration, n.d.
Margaret Matchinson is enumerated as housekeeper in 1860 census. In 1850 cenus, the enumerator indicated she and Elizabeth were
Hesses.
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2016

Carl King
Added by Carl King on Jan 16, 2016 5:42 PM
Molly Majesty
George Culleney
HI, George's death certificate only said Fernwood and he lived in Philadelphia. Are there two Fernwood Cemeteries? Do you know he is in the one in Delaware County? Thanks for any help getting this correct.
Added by Molly Majesty on Jan 16, 2016 9:39 AM
Elizabeth Hall
RE: Fernwood Cemetery
All internments switched over that I made to Fernwood Cemetery in Delaware County, PA .. Thanks for the heads up .
Elizabeth
Added by Elizabeth Hall on Jan 15, 2016 2:36 PM
Elizabeth Hall
RE: Fernwood Cemetery
Hi Tom,
I did not initiate the Fernwood Cemetery account on Find a Grave. I just added a few people who were buried at the Fernwood Cemetery which is the one located in Philadelphia, PA.
There is also a Fernwood Cemetery located in Delaware County, Pa

Are there 2 Fernwood Cemetery's located in Philadelphia County on Find A Grave ?? If so I will just delete all the graves I posted ..
Elizabeth
Added by Elizabeth Hall on Jan 07, 2016 7:36 PM
Glad2B
Cemetery mix-up
Dear Tom, sorry for the mix-up on Wm Harvey and Mary Harvey's memorials yesterday. I have put it right. I got the plot and section numbers when I called Fernwood Cemetery yesterday regarding a relative of mine. I thought that I was speaking to a separate Fernwood cemetery located in Philadelphia. I'm so glad you found my error. I live in Florida d I'd like to get up to Philadelphia one day soon to visit the graves of my ancestors there. Thank you, Gail
Added by Glad2B on Jan 07, 2016 11:28 AM
ginger hawn cooper
RE: Leah Valerie Weaver Metzger
thank you so much for the transfers also
Added by ginger hawn cooper on Jan 03, 2016 12:21 PM
ginger hawn cooper
RE: Leah Valerie Weaver Metzger
If you ever come accross it please let me know. I have never found who her parents or family were. but I believe they where mennonites. thank you some much for answering me.
Added by ginger hawn cooper on Jan 03, 2016 12:18 PM
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