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Mary Harrell-Sesniak (#46488639)
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Benjamin Brown's wife
Please check the document (link provided), written by a granddaughter in 1891. It includes different information about Benjamin's wife--Susannah Wells, daughter of Francis Wells, who was a brother of Elizabeth Wells, Samuel Adams' second wife. That Elizabeth died in 1808 (the same year as Benjamin's wife died per the memorial); her entire will is included in one of the Samuel Adams books.

Link to the Brown Memorial document:

Benjamin's and Susannah's marriage info can be found in Ancestry's Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988. The marriage date is the same as that included in the Brown Memorial document:

Event Type:
Marriage Date:
21 Dec 1780
Marriage Place:
Boston, Massachusetts
Spouse Name:

Francis Wells' father, also named Francis, married Susannah Allen Welch (his second wife.) Coincidentally, the marriage date for Benjamin and Betsy listed in the memorial is the same month and year as the record on Ancestry for Benjamin and Susannah. It appears that the info about Benjamin's wife may be "blended" from two different women.

But, I could be wrong!
Added by GloriaBee on Jan 19, 2017 9:39 AM
Chuck Dyess
Worthington, Arthur
Please contact me Re: Worthington.

Chuck Dyess
Added by Chuck Dyess on Jan 08, 2017 8:43 PM
Tom Gittings
Photo permission
May I use your photo of the Cove Burying Grounds sign for people who probably are buried there? As I normally do, your credit will be like "photo by Mary Harrell-Sesniak for Find A Grave #34166386".
Added by Tom Gittings on Dec 30, 2016 10:34 AM
Judith W. (Family Finder)
Hi Mary,

Thanks once again for updating! I always appreciate your help.

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Sending wishes for a Happy New Year!

Judith W.
Added by Judith W. (Family Finder) on Dec 27, 2016 9:14 AM
Ahmed Quereshi
J. Pitt Simpson
Hi, Mary. I have a couple of pending edits on J. Pitt Simpson to add his parents. If you could approve those, that would be great. He was one of my great great uncles. He's buried next to his wife and his findagrave number is 10961906 and you are listed as the creator. I'm also trying to see if his son, Richard Pitt Simpson, who was born 12/19/1914 and died in 1969 is the same Richard Simpson in this same cemetery. The Richard Simpson in this cemetery is findagrave 123975719. Do you live close by and are you able to photograph Richard Simpson 123975719? I'm also looking for his daughter, Lorna Winifred Simpson (1908-1995), who also died in the same county and I assume is in the same cemetery, although she doesn't appear. Maybe she is buried on one of these plots without a marker or maybe her marker just hasn't been photographed yet? Please approve the edits above and let me know whether you can photograph the Richard Simpson grave. Thank you.
Added by Ahmed Quereshi on Dec 21, 2016 11:01 PM
Virginia DeMarce
Elizabeth Appleton
In regard to the memorial #101837618 you have entered, do you have a source for "Crosby" as her maiden name other than the presence of an Elizabeth Crosby in her husband's household in the 1850 census? I ask because my grandmother's father was a Cheavens from Philadelphia, and this Elizabeth's marriage announcement is:
1846, May 29, Public Ledger, Philadelphia, Pa. p. 2, col. 3. Married. By the Rev. Wm. Cooper, Mr. Thomas Appleton to Miss Elizabeth Cheavens, all of Philadelphia.
Added by Virginia DeMarce on Dec 04, 2016 4:43 PM
Tree Climber
Find A Grave Memorial # 7984004 for Earl Talbert
This is what I have for Earl Talbert regarding the 1910 US Census:

Earl Talbart 18791935

Birth 5 MAR 1879 Indiana
Death 1935

Earl Talbert in the 1910 United States Federal Census:

Name: Earl Talbert
Age in 1910: 31
Birth Year: abt 1879
Birthplace: Indiana
Home in 1910: Van Buren, Shelby, Indiana
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Lucy Talbert
Father's Birthplace: Indiana
Mother's Birthplace: Indiana
Native Tongue: English
Occupation: Farmer
Industry: Gen Farm
Employer, Employee or Other: Employer
Home Owned or Rented: Rent
Farm or House: Farm
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Years Married: 8
Neighbors: View others on page

Household Members:
Name Age
Earl Talbert 31
Lucy Talbert 26
Erwin Talbert 8
Mary Talbert 3

I can find no record other than the one where he and Lucy Brown were married on 18 Dec 1901 in Anderson, Madison County, Indiana.

Tree Climber # 48776139

Added by Tree Climber on Dec 02, 2016 10:53 AM
Helen n Ojai
Sarah Elizabeth Barnard
Sarah Elizabeth Barnard Find A Grave Memorial# 37436927 married Aug 10 1920 to Capt Joseph Gorham Remson. Other names on the headstone include those of her father and her mother, who married second to Henry Crocker.
Added by Helen n Ojai on Nov 30, 2016 1:57 PM
Suz Lew
RE: Fricke Family
Hello Mary,

I totally understand. My new found Buerger brothers have been keeping me on my toes. No sooner than you can say BOO! They've got me working Kositzka people ... Seriously, the surnames are killing me. And a lot of the records I'm having to work are in GERMAN ... eeke!

At the moment, I think the only memorial I'd like to manage is Joseph Thomas Klenovsky, Find A Grave Memorial# 50581077.

The other Fricke children are in a different cemeteries.

Have happy holidays ... and remember, I totally appreciate the transfer, your mom's dedication and all the work you've done.

Suz Lew (#46839868)
Added by Suz Lew on Nov 29, 2016 5:15 PM
Michael J. LoFurno
I would like to manage the Nuss and Artelt burial plot at Mt Vernon Cemetery in Phila PA
I am a descendent of Henry (Heinrich) Nuss.
Any information on Henry Nuss Jr would also be appreciated.
Michael LoFurno
Added by Michael J. LoFurno on Nov 26, 2016 8:03 AM
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