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Tedd Cocker (#47025283)
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Bio Photo I have been doing genealogy research on my family (Cocker, Maier, Peak & Sayers) for 30 years or so - mostly from Philadelphia. Within the past few years I have also been working on identifying and photographing the burial locations of Delaware Civil War veterans, Delaware Spanish American War veterans, and US Colored Troops (Civil War) veterans who were from Delaware. With this info I am helping to populate on-line databases. I am also a member of The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, Delaware Genealogical Society, Delaware Historical Society, and the Board of Directors of Friends of Historic Riverview Cemetery (Wilmington).

If you note any errors in any of my listings, please feel free to contact me. Also, I will be happy to transfer any of the memorial pages that I created, just let me know. Any of the photos that I have added to Find A Grave may be used for genealogical purposes.
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Cocker Family (29)
Delaware Civil War Vetera... (474)
Delaware Spanish American... (13)
Delaware U. S. Colored Tr... (96)
Maier Family
Peak Family
Sayers Family (2)
SSVC Alumni, Staff & Asso... (22)
SSVC Class of 1960 (9)
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Deb Fabryka, LISA SAKOWSKI, Russ Pickett
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Russ Pickett
Obit's .....
Find A Grave rules do not allow obit's from papers to be included due to copyrights .... please dis-continue sending them my friend.

:-)
Thanks,
Russ
Added by Russ Pickett on Aug 20, 2016 10:16 AM
Karyl Jorgenson
RE: John Patten Wales
Hi again,
I have created a memorial for Champion Bissell now, so we can add his name to his daughter Emily PerKins Bissell's page as the correct father. The Find A Grave# is 168086803.
Thanks,
Karyl
Added by Karyl Jorgenson on Aug 12, 2016 2:18 PM
Cathy
My 4th great grandparents - Gray
Hi, Tedd. My genealogy research has lead me to the memorials you've set up for my 4th great grandparents, Lydia A. (nee Wyvil) and John C. Gray. I began researching this line about 25 years ago through the Delaware Co. Historical Society and was excited to both find your memorials and see your connection to that society. I wonder if you can help me with a bit more info?

1. The plot locations of this headstone
2. Whether John's or Lydia's parents are also either buried in the same cemetery or have memorials on Find A Grave

I think John's parents' names are James Gray and Sallie nee Cousender (from their son's 2nd marriage certificate to Mary Green).

I'll try to search more in River View Cemetery now that I've figured out how to do that.

Also, I'm planning a "genealogy vacation" some time next year to visit 4 or 5 cemeteries in this area (Chester PA, Wilmington DE and North East MD). Can you give me any advice on where to go to further my research on Gray, Minker, Reid, Bengiser and Lambert lines?

Thank you for all your work on and willingness to help with this.

Cathy S.
Added by Cathy on Aug 03, 2016 1:41 PM
Karyl Jorgenson
RE: John Patten Wales
Yes, that's Champion.
Added by Karyl Jorgenson on Aug 01, 2016 12:52 PM
Karyl Jorgenson
RE: John Patten Wales
Hi again Tedd,

I neglected to add Emily's father, who was Champion Aristarcus Bissell. Can you ask that he be added as well? Thanks so much.

Karyl
Added by Karyl Jorgenson on Aug 01, 2016 11:18 AM
Karyl Jorgenson
RE: John Patten Wales
Thanks so much Tedd. Appreciate it greatly.
Added by Karyl Jorgenson on Aug 01, 2016 11:13 AM
Karyl Jorgenson
RE: John Patten Wales
Thanks Tedd! Appreciate it very much!
Added by Karyl Jorgenson on Jul 30, 2016 4:38 PM
Karyl Jorgenson
RE: John Patten Wales
Thanks Tedd, do you have a contact email address or phone # for Find a Grave? I seem to have a server problem with Outlook that won't allow me to go to their sites for some reason.
Added by Karyl Jorgenson on Jul 30, 2016 11:44 AM
Karyl Jorgenson
John Patten Wales
Hi Tedd,

There is a mistake on the entry for John Wales. His daughter was not Emily Perkins Bissell. Her father was Champion Bissell & her mother was Josephine Wales who is a relative of John Wales.
I see on the entry for Emily Perkins Bissell it shows her married to George Perkins Bissell who is actually her brother. I tried to contact the person who created that entry but it is not available for edit for some reason.
Please let me know if you need proof of this information.
Thanks,
Karyl Bissell Jorgenson
Added by Karyl Jorgenson on Jul 29, 2016 9:16 PM
Don Holt
RE: Anna Mary Cocker Holt
The middle name was taken from a family tree in Ancestry.com. I took a look at the supporting data I have on my tree and could not find anything indicating that Mary was a middle name. There are records that show a "C" as middle initial, and am updating this memorial to show that. If you have any other information just let me know and I will take a look at it.
Thanks for being observant!
Added by Don Holt on Jul 18, 2016 2:52 PM
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