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Mary Jo C. Martin (#46931071)
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I have been in the curious position of being an American in Australia since 1989. I have a great love for both countries. My accent is a weird mixture of both. I remain a Yank in Oz and an Aussie in the US. At least it's a great conversation starter!

I am married to an interesting and hard-working man, and we have two gorgeous children.

My vocation is education, teaching English to adult migrants and refugees. I get tremendous satisfaction from my work.

My passion is genealogy. I have been researching since 1983, a time when I had to duck secretively into the National Archives in case any of my friends saw me. The stories that I have uncovered, although not all happy ones, have inspired me and made me proud to be connected to the people who have come before me.

I am thrilled to have discovered Find a Grave, as it allows me to memorialise my loved ones and document the lives of other family members for posterity.

I am a strong believer that ordinary people live extraordinary lives. They are far more interesting to me than celebrities.

I have been very moved by the many stories that I have read on here. I enjoy reading a well-written and loving biography, and I admire people for being such a positive influence on those left behind.

Please take the time to check out a few of my loved ones, and flower them if their tales strike a chord. I will try to reciprocate.

I would love to make contact with any relatives of the individuals I have posted here, and I would be more than happy to transfer memorial administration to family members or friends. Please email me to facilitate this.
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John Donne
Albert Durborow #39965104
Hello, I was hoping to hear back from you but still have not. Do you mind simply transferring this memorial #39965104 to me? I have researched him and would like to add a bio, his photo and detailed information for birth, relatives, etc. JD
Added by John Donne on Sep 23, 2015 1:12 AM
John Donne
Albert Durborow
Hello, I emailed you a week ago about this memorial. I'm wondering if you are still active since I have not heard anything back.
Added by John Donne on Sep 18, 2015 12:01 AM
Skidmore in Evergreen photo request
Finally got the second picture up, sorry for the delay, my router dropped dead. I put up his wife and daughter's pictures also.
Added by Kat on Sep 08, 2015 2:11 PM
Jackie Rogers
Goldie Laura Miller Burket Burroughs
Your Goldie Miller was born in 15 May 1895 and ,mine per the 1900 census, was born May 1895. My Goldie Miller moved to Hopewell, Mercer, New Jersey by the 1910 census with her parents William J. Miller and Rebecca Wallace. Her older sister stayed with Rebecca parents in Norfolk Co., Virginia. Goldie and her sister were born in Norfolk Co., Virginia. Their father was a lineman for a telephone company. Both Goldie's parents were born in Pennsylvania. I could not find her in the 1920 census so I figured she had married. I do not know how to fine out if they are the same ones. However, they look like the same person except you have her born in Pennsylvania.

Jackie Rogers
Added by Jackie Rogers on Aug 17, 2015 4:45 PM
genealogy buff
RE: Myrtle Leidy photo
I was glad I could help out with the Leidy photo! I have now put it on both spouses' memorials.

Take care!
Added by genealogy buff on Jul 27, 2015 4:57 AM
Michael W Albright
RE: Herman/Hyman Address
No problem. Glad to help!
Added by Michael W Albright on Jul 26, 2015 8:37 AM
RS Witwer
RE: Re: Helen Hayes obit
You're very welcome. I'm fascinated by the county history. Have a great day.
Added by RS Witwer on Jul 16, 2015 6:15 AM
Scott Balyer
RE: Thomas Hendrickson transfer
you're very welcome, it is not my descendant so I thought you'd be much better at his history lol

take care
Added by Scott Balyer on Jul 13, 2015 11:52 AM
Bill McCrea
RE: Samuel Baldwin & Mariah Marshall Baldwin
Mary Jo,
We have chatted before about Cherryville. I have been collecting stories of my residents for some time and it's about time I start documenting them.
I do have the records for Cherryville but (there's always a but) they are incomplete. In 1910 there was a fire in the church and the records were destroyed. When my father took over as caretaker in 1982 he and I copied what information we could get from the markers. Since that time the weather has taken its toll on the markers and many are unreadable. There are a lot of areas of this old section that there are grave depressions but no markers. Several years ago I saw a picture of the church taken in 1899 and in the blurry background you could see wooden crosses. As they fell apart they were just removed. The church has said that I can come in and search through their meeting minutes and try to identify some of the burials. This will have to be a winter project way to hot in the office in the summer. So there is a good chance that the people you are looking for are here in unmarked graves.
I live next door to where the Dog Town Tavern stood. It burned down sometime before 1850 and was rebuilt and burned down again in 1905 and again in 1940. At that point a house was built on the tavern foundation.
There is a William Furman Marshall b.1892, d.1952 in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Flemington. There is also a Charles Marshall d. 1876 in the Lower Amwell Cemetery and a Charles d.1858 in the Graven - Nixon cemetery in Quakertown. Check out They have a huge database of people in Hunterdon Cemeteries.
If I get a chance to dig through old records I'll keep you in mind.
Cherryville Cemetery
Added by Bill McCrea on Jul 11, 2015 9:34 PM
Fran Chancellor
Edward Cogswell
Thank you for your contact regarding this memorial page. I am involved in another project today, but will check this out and take the necessary action. Do you connect to this family? Best wishes for a WONDERFUL day!

Fran Chancellor
Added by Fran Chancellor on Jul 11, 2015 6:33 AM
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