Originally from the South Hills area of Pittsburgh, PA, I now live north of Philadelphia, PA and have been involved with genealogy my entire life. Having relatives that have been in the United States since the 1700's makes it a long, tough, interesting journey to find out information about them. I especially enjoy researching the various wars that they have been involved in from the Revolutionary War through the current ones. The internet makes things a lot easier than it used to be.
I am always interested in certain family names such as: Fife/Patterson, Breinig/Lattien, Brown/Thomas and Cyprych/Rudzki from the Pittsburgh area. The other names are Lare/Austin, McKinley/Hasenpflug, Miller/Wisler and Sheeler/Retallack from the Philadelphia/Kulpmont areas.
James Mitchell/ Mary Lusk/ Jane Mitchell/ John Wright I am researching my Mitchell line. You have transcribed info on a James Mitchell who marries Mary Lusk but then you also have Mary Lusk married to John Wright (who I think actually married her daughter, Jane). http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=89134385&ref=acom http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=89134386
Can you please clarify this? And can you please tell me where you found this information...So that I can find it as well—these Mitchells have been hard to straighten out.
Were you actually able to find headstones with this information? If so, where are they? Thank you! Julie
Re: Mitchell's I will check and take care of that in a few days when I am at my computer. It is a little harder to do from my phone. I wanted to check and see if they were related to Judge James Payne Mitchell. Which is my husbands 3rd great grandfather.
adam (kid) sheeler Scott, This was my great grandfather. Minnie was my grandmother.leon adkins was my father.remember hearing stories about (kid) but thought it was folk lure. I'm guessing Charlotte was your wives grandmother.This is a great photo! I have very few photos of my fathers people.
RE: Cemetery Transfer Requests Yes, the James morrow family I believe on some level is related to most of the burials in the old section of Bethel. Caldwell thru Johnston, mc millan lesnett and surprise fife. Most of my knowledge came from updating the Bennett books on the family of Rev. John McMillan. And one on family of Christian Lesnett. We areAlso related to many in center Presby. I have developed some health problems so transfer is in some ways a blessing. Just please tell me a little about yourself. Are you actively researching the roots here and maybe near Lisbon, Ohio?bethel done--will work on center
I was able to add a photo of the grave marker and a copy of Hamilton Sheppard's obituary to the memorial. Below is a little biography I wrote for Hamilton. Please feel free to use it or not and/or to modify it.
Hamilton Sheppard was born on 20 Oct 1826 in Killinchy, County Down, Ireland to George Sheppard (~1783 – 21 Jan 1868) and Jean Hamilton (~1788 – 1 Oct 1867). Hamilton Sheppard was christened in the Presbyterian Church there 12 October 1827. He came to the United States in 1851. Hamilton was the first Superintendent of the Homewood Cemetery in Pittsburgh from March 1878 until January 22, 1881. He was responsible for initially laying out the grounds into sections and lots, making arrangements for the necessary surveys, construction of roads and walks, planting grass, cleaning fallen trees and under growth, etc. His salary on April 1, 1880 was $2,000 per year. His departure from the cemetery was apparently abrupt and unexpected. He lived two years after resigning, and died (stroke) on 26 January 1883. In addition to his work at the Homewood Cemetery, his obituary says he laid out the grounds appertaining to residences in Pittsburgh’s East End.
Hamilton married Jane Leech in Pittsburgh. They had six children: George Sheppard, Find-a-Grave Memorial # 33811679 (1852 – 1930), Ellen Ann Sheppard (1854 – 1890), James Harvey Sheppard (1857 – 1915), John Leech Sheppard, Find-a-Grave Memorial # 33811698 (1856 – 1918), Thomas Howe Sheppard, Find-a-Grave Memorial # 33811726 (1867 – 1930) and Harry Reid Sheppard, Find-a-Grave Memorial # 33811684 (1869 – 1929).
Memorials 33811683 and 33811690 I am interested in two of the memorials you manage: Hamilton Sheppard (33811683) and his wife, Jane Leech Sheppard (33811690). Hamilton Sheppard was the brother of my great grandfather, George Sheppard (59551772), who's memorial I prepared. I have photographs of the grave markers, death certificates, and obituaries for both Hamilton and Jane Sheppard. I would like to add those pictures and add biographies to those memorials. My preference would be for you to transfer management to me. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Transfers I sent your family over to you Scott but you sent me the wrong Find-a-grave number for yourself. I was able to track down your correct membership number, so I was able to complete the transfers. So as I always say after a transfer "Treat them well, for they are a part of your family's history." Sincerely, Robert Miller