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Mary Jo C. Martin (#46931071)
 member for 8 years, 5 months, 26 days
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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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Joe Newman
Cosover Family
Thank you for your stories of the Cosover brothers. They were entertaining and moving. I agree-ordinary people do lead extraordinary lives!
Added by Joe Newman on Feb 01, 2016 7:41 AM
JanetJanet Cobb
I have Hattie B French ,Nelson w French & Lydia Styles,,Jeremia D Styles & Malanth Moon,,Benjamin Moon & Elizabeth Faye...Im told Hattie 1/4 blackfoot???where ,,who????I not find connection yet..Help?????Need more info ??email
Added by JanetJanet Cobb on Dec 08, 2015 11:13 AM
JanetJanet Cobb
capt william french
Mary,,My parents Maurice Cobb & Pearl B Slade..Im working o connect Nelson & Lydia ,to John Colvin & Lucy French danby vt...couple names changed some dates,but a lot is there & connects..Chart 1480& anne 1481 ,Lucy folks Joseph French 1748& Mary BeRDSLEY 1758..i CAN USE HELP??PLZ??John 1812 & Lucy 1792??My mom side,Hattie B French
Added by JanetJanet Cobb on Dec 08, 2015 10:55 AM
Scott Drake
Nathaniel Drake (1725-1801) was not the son of Benjamin and Mary Drake he was the son of Issac
& Hannah Blackford Drake
Added by Scott Drake on Dec 01, 2015 11:52 AM
Stan Arnold
Thank you!
Thanks so much Mary Jo for the Hoyoke memorials. These are some interesting ancestors. Love your bio! Warmest regards--Stan
Added by Stan Arnold on Nov 15, 2015 3:17 AM
Lisa Christensen Petersen
You're welcome. We posted many Lyon photos for you.
Added by Lisa Christensen Petersen on Nov 13, 2015 7:29 PM
RS Witwer
You are very sweet. Thanks for your kind note. I'm grateful that you're adding the information that I have sent. I do appreciate it. Have a great day. Rhonda
Added by RS Witwer on Nov 09, 2015 3:13 PM
Beverly G. Kirby-McDonough
Philip Shoudt
Hi Mary Jo,

The correction is made to Philip Shoudt's bio at Milford Union Cemetery.

Don't know if you heard the news that the Milford Borough Historical Society has the opportunity to acquire the old mill on Bridge Street in Milford. The current owner is willing to donate it under specific conditions.

Hope you are keeping well.

Added by Beverly G. Kirby-McDonoug... on Nov 07, 2015 4:36 PM
John Albright
Mary Jo
The photos have been added. It was my pleasure.
No worries!!
Added by John Albright on Nov 06, 2015 11:20 PM
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
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