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|I have a penchant for history, especially that of Revolutionary War veterans. These soldiers were the army that made up the 15% of the able bodied male population. 15%! That's all who were willing to fight for freedom! That's less than 1 in 5 or 15 out of 100 individuals!! Incredible.|
We owe a huge debt of gratitude to these brave soldiers.
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|David Mosier Miller||Asa Adams - Rev War veteran|
I have been attempting to locate the burial place for this Deacon Asa Adams, who apparently died in Great Bend Twp., Susquehanna Co., PA on 14 Jan 1833. (per his pension records)
I have found census records for him and a "Sons of the American Revolution" application.
He appears in the early Luzerne and Susquehanna census records in close association with Jedediah Adams. He also is mentioned in the "History of Susquehanna County, PA".
Any information/assistance you could provide would be greatly appreciated.
David M. Miller (in Akron, OH)
|Kate O||JW Stewart 2nd, carver|
I have not been to Luzerne Co. yet in my travels but that cemetery caught my eye on Find A Grave.
I have been helping my aunt (Mary Dexter) with a research project looking for early (pre 1826) itinerant stone carvers. She has followed two who traveled to Penn. One is "Coffin Man" who was finally identified as Stewart. He has stones in Great Bend, New Milford, Harford (6), Franklin Mills(1) & McKibbie Cemm (2).
Also working with him is an unidentified carver nicknamed "Open Urn" see 54667068 in Franklin Mills (he has 7 stones there). He seemed to travel along Rt. 6 in Penn. We have found his stones as far west as Troy (2), Bradford co. and east into Pike Co. He is in cole (11), Wysox (11), Towanda Riverside (4), Wyalusing (9), Merryall (2 and 5 unreadable), Lacey St. (9), 13 stones in 5 cemeteries near Tunkhannock, Lynn (12), Brooklyn (7), Harford (6), New millford (11) & Uniondale (2). there are also several with single stones.
We have not identified any stones in Lackawanna Co yet. Looking at Find A Grave I mostly see marble.
We are hoping with the new 60+ stones we might find a probate that will identify the carver "Open Urn". It only took about 25 yrs to find "coffin Man" LOL.
But I love checking out old Cemeteries along the way.
Added by Kate O on Nov 15, 2014 8:38 AM
|Kate O||50104167 stone|
This marker in Harveyville Pa, I think you are correct in thinking it is a Dodson. How about the footstone for John & Mary "Eleanor" Dodson. That would be JD & ED with a double top.
Added by Kate O on Nov 14, 2014 10:03 PM
|j saff||Lafayette Safford|
I see you posted pages for his wives in the Bunnell cemetery, but do you happen to know if he is also buried there? Just wondering.
Added by j saff on Nov 14, 2014 12:56 PM
|Kate O||Ann Lewis 53221045|
could you change inscription to have mothers name "Miranda" not Amanda. See photo I just uploaded.
Added by Kate O on Nov 08, 2014 9:57 PM
|Kate O||McKune Cemetery|
what a beautiful cemetery and so happy to see that you had uploaded most of it. Nice job.
I have been able to add a few more photo's as the sun was just perfect today.
The infant son of James & Patsy Westfall stone is now broken. Based on the age of James Sr. (53220861) & the name of other spouse, I think this may be the child of his son James? Will do some research and see if I can found out.
Added by Kate O on Nov 08, 2014 8:19 PM
|Marc Williams||Amanda glace|
At this point I am very uncertain. I think it likely that the George and Amanda of 1850 Tamaqua are the same as those in Bee Tree, but even if so, all it says is that Amanda died after 1850. I would assume she died before George or she would not be in Bee Tree. If you are uncertain about the date, maybe the best thing is to mark it as unclear.
Poor George... Buried his wife and 3 kids. Son Jasper was left with his sister Mary Maria Harrison in 1850 and was killed in the civil war.
I am looking into one of my 3rd great grandparents, george and hanah glace ( through their daughter Mary Maria Harrison, 1829-1870). I see you posted an Find A Grave for their daughter Amanda, who is buried in Bee Tree along with her parents.
The death date is listed as 1842. But I find george, 50, and Amanda, 17, in the 1850 census in Tamaqua, where George worked as a blacksmith. I really cannot make out the writing on the stone. Is there any chance she died in 1852 instead of 42?
|Cathy and Tim Sheffler||RE: Decker Cemetery|
Okay, thanks for the help.
|Cathy and Tim Sheffler||RE: Decker Cemetery|
Thanks for the response. I don't have GPS, but when I plug those coordinates into Google maps, I get a location right near the spot where Decker Rd crosses 81 (in the southeast quadrant of that intersection). Based on your comments, that clearly isn't right, since that area is lower than the surroundings rather than on a hill. If I understand correctly, I should continue on Decker until I'm closer to the intersection with Spedding Rd. Is that right?
I appreciate the help!
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