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Currently researching cemeteries, stone cutters, the surname Ennes/Ennis and the genealogy of their families and neighbors within the Upper Delaware River Valley, the area of NY, NJ, PA known as the Minisink Valley during the Colonial era.|
Explorations in the lower Delaware River Valley include ancestors from the 17th century New Sweden Colony, 19th century Sussex Co DE, and in Philadelphia, Montgomery and Bucks Counties PA, early 18th century through the 20th century families.
Do drop me a line if you have any questions about the origin of the sourcing on any of the memorials I've listed or presently maintain. I cannot confirm the accuracy of research on biographies, corrections, and family links added after transferring a memorial!
Non-commercial use of photos must bear credit to: (c)2011-2016 ATJ. Commercial use requires written permission.
Recent illustrated articles from the blog, Minisink Valley Genealogy:
The 1872 Report on the Lumber Regions
Historical Maps of the Minisink
Minisink Valley Genealogy
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|Cheryl in StL||RE: Re: Henry Jones family|
How nice to find you! Henry is my 3rd great-granduncle. I am a direct descendant of his brother, Edward (1781-1842)
I found Henry in the 1810, 1820 and 1830 censuses, 1810 in Hilltown, then Milford. His wife appears to be deceased by the 1830 census.
Are you familiar with the book, Morris Lewis and His Descendants, by Mary Jane Erwin? It was published by the Lewis-Jones Assoc. in 1936. It is very helpful through there are errors, of course. That is where I got the birth and death dates for Henry Jones. It contains this story about Martha: "In the early history of the settlement of New Jersey and the eastern border of Pennsylvania, it was customary for emigrants to bring their servants with them and allow them to work for the price of their passage after arriving here. Sometimes they had to work a long while until [their debt] had been cancelled. Undoubtedly, Martha Bartleson was tired of working. It is said she took one of her master's horses, where she lived in New Jersey, mounted and rode until she reached the Delaware. The horse swam the river. She reached the Pennsylvania side. When dismounted, she turned the horse about, and it is supposed it returned to its owner, while Martha Bartleson made her way through the country to Hilltown, where she met and married Henry Jones." [p 22, as related by John Davis, one of her grandsons]
|Deana||RE: Joshua Van Etten|
No problem - I have Eleanor too but won't be able to get that one uploaded until tonight.
Added by Deana on Jun 06, 2016 10:38 AM
|MandyLea5705||RE: Pvt Peter C. Conkling|
Found a stone by Teetzel in an abandoned cemetery. There may be two or so others, I'm still trying to determine that. Mary Ann Smith in Thirty Mile Creek Cemetery definitely has th T on the bottom.
Added by Morpheus on Apr 29, 2016 1:04 PM
|Morpheus||Stoney Creek Cemetery|
There is one stone in Stoney Creek Cemetery that is face down. It is in the exact style of J.S. Teetzel. It is the only stone like that in the entire cemetery (searched it all when looking for some requests for someone). I can't read it because it is face down and the grass is growing over it. I don't know if there is any way I could find out who it is. I did take a picture of it. It's really sad to see this sort of thing, where nobody seems to care about a stone until it is too late to do anything about it. I thought I would let you know anyways though.
Also, I keep coming across stones from Sussex, making sure to keep my photos, and then forgetting and being unable to find them. I promise to let you know if I can find the pictures.
Added by Morpheus on Apr 08, 2016 10:57 AM
|VickiO||RE: Wilson Strait|
The headstone with "Wilson Strait" on it is a family marker for the two families, Wilson and Strait. The individual markers belong to:
Howard Strait #12381704
Margaret Strait #12381706
Michael Strait #12381701
Allan A. Wilson #12352700
Silas Wilson #12352710
Margaret Acheson Wilson #12352717
I'm not even sure why someone made a memorial for Wilson Strait unless they didn't see the small markers lined up in front of the main headstone.
I hope this helps.
Added by VickiO on Apr 03, 2016 8:50 AM
|Morpheus||RE: Walker Photos|
I listed the unknown Snyder memorial.
Thank you for the information on the white blotches on the stones. That was very interesting!
It was really interesting to see the stones with his surname. What originally got you interested in his work?
The photographic essay idea is really good, too. Perhaps I could try to do that. A few of them (such as the Charles Roszel stone) are very clear and would probably work well for that.
Do you have any examples of the footstones? I'd be interested in seeing them.
So only stones that specify Warren Co or Sussex, right? For example, what if it said just New Jersey and did not specify? (Not common, but sometimes there is no city).
Thanks for sharing the link to that stone with all of the mottling!
Added by Morpheus on Mar 15, 2016 12:20 PM
|Pat Allan||RE: Re Charles Roszel|
Unfortunately I've never been to the area where cemetery is located & photo via a relative ... any I have access to have added (unless protected by copywrite from another site). I'm in Manitoba.
|Morpheus||RE: Walker Photos|
Yes, there is definitely a T on the bottom of Elizabeth's.
I cannot tell about William's. It seems the ground has covered it, and the writing has all peeled off except for a small bit at the bottom which cannot be read either.
I found two today that aren't on that list! One is Charles Roszel in Saint Ann's Cemetery is one of them (105198844). There is already a picture up. It is marked with the T. It actually looks a lot deeper red in person and in the picture I took.
Another was faded but appeared to be marked with the T as well. The last name is Snyder (lots of them around here, it is a name local to here), but that is all that can be seen. I am not sure where to post that one, if anywhere.
Any idea as to why parts of them are that grey/white colour? I have been curious about that.
What you said about the way they are tipped is very interesting too. Now that you mention it, I have noticed the same.
I will continue to look for stones he has made. I'm thinking of taking a day and just looking around through a few to see what I can find.
Added by Morpheus on Mar 13, 2016 5:53 PM
Hello Jane -
You requested two photos at Saint Andrew's. I got one of them, Elizabeth Walker. However, you also requested William Walker Sr. The image that is posted on that memorial is not his. That is Sarah Walker. For the record, I took that one because another person requested it. I believe his is in the center, but as is common with these old stones, the top layers have flaked/peeled off and there is no writing. Sarah and Elizabeth were his wives though, so it makes sense that his stone would be there with theirs. I have that image. If you would like me to send you that photo, I would, but there is nothing to read, just the stone itself. Let me know. I could send it by email or upload it to his memorial.
Added by Morpheus on Mar 12, 2016 4:08 PM
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