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Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (#46580804)
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Bio Photo Richard Norton is 50% Irish; 25% German; 12.5% Swedish; and 12.5% Norwegian.

Birth:
Richard was born in Paramus, New Jersey in 1958.

Education and career:
Richard went to Montclair University and later Rutgers University gaining a Masters Degree in Chemistry. He worked at most of the major pharmaceutical companies and spent seven years at Merck in Rahway, New Jersey.

Genealogy:
He started work in genealogy in 1986 when he made a list of cousins and later wrote it up in Microsoft Word on his Macintosh computer. He found living relatives in Sweden and in Norway. He is still searching for living relatives in Alsace, Germany, and Ireland.

Origins:
His Alsace origins are in Strasbourg. His Norway origins are in Farsund. His German origins are in Berlin. His Conboy Irish origins are in Hollygrove and Coalpits, Athleague, Killeroran, County Galway. His Finn and Creedon Irish origins are from Millstreet, County Cork. His Kershaws were from the Netherlands, but were in the US before 1850. His Burkes and Nortons have not been traced back to a county in Ireland.

Death:
On my death transfer my account to one of my children, Sara or Daniel.
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MJ_MW
8075879
Hi Jacob,
I was hoping you might know there warabouts of Jacob and Phebe Denmark Courtwright's son Moses is.
Of course if you knew it would probably be linked here but I thought I'd ask :)
Thanks!

Added by MJ_MW on Feb 28, 2015 8:34 AM
Cindy Coffell
Helen Shepard
Thank you, Richard, for Helen's memorial. I finally had an opportunity to add to her bio and will add more as I come upon new information. I appreciate your generosity!
Added by Cindy Coffell on Jan 27, 2015 6:35 AM
dwhochner
John Van Pelt
Richard,

Thanks for the picture but it is really blurry. Can you retake it?

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=14622440&ref=acom

Also can you do others in the list?

1. Elizabeth Perine Mersereau:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=MERS&GSpartial=1&GSbyrel=all&GSst=36&GScntry=4&GSsr=121&GRid=52010392&

2. Joshua Mersereau:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=MERS&GSpartial=1&GSbyrel=all&GSst=36&GScntry=4&GSsr=201&GRid=51992459&

3. Marie "Mary" Corsen Mersereau:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=51992534&ref=acom

They were the patriots and they all buried in Dutch Reformed Church in Staten Island.

Thanks!
Added by dwhochner on Jan 06, 2015 4:33 PM
Joseph R. Klett
Waters transfers in Hopewell
Hi Richard:

Please accept my very belated thanks for the Waters transfers in the First Baptist Cemetery in Hopewell. Happy New Year to you!

Joe Klett
Added by Joseph R. Klett on Jan 05, 2015 4:10 PM
Michele Camera
Sarah Shann (1810-1885), wife of Stephen Britton (1809-1885)
Dear Richard,
Thank you for photographing this headstone. Your work is a great help to those of us who live at a distance and cannot easily travel to these old cemeteries.

Do you have a personal interest in the Britton and or Shann lines? If so, would you like to collaborate on the research? Would you be interested in making a "rubbing" of the stone in an attempt to discover what else was written on it before the elements completely erase the marker? I've found that using shaving cream on the stone to fill in the recesses made by the characters sometimes makes the difference in readability.

Thanks once again,
Michele Britton Camera






Added by Michele Camera on Dec 23, 2014 3:40 PM
dwhochner
John Van Pelt
Richard,

Thanks for the picture but it is really blurry. Can you retake it?

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=14622440&ref=acom

Also can you do others in the list?

1. Elizabeth Perine Mersereau:
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=MERS&GSpartial=1&GSbyrel=all&GSst=36&GScntry=4&GSsr=121&GRid=52010392&

2. Joshua Mersereau:
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=MERS&GSpartial=1&GSbyrel=all&GSst=36&GScntry=4&GSsr=201&GRid=51992459&

3. Marie "Mary" Corsen Mersereau:
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=51992534&ref=acom

They all buried in Dutch Reformed Church in Staten Island.

Thanks!
Added by dwhochner on Dec 15, 2014 10:49 AM
Stephanie Spurlock
Thank You!
Richard,

Thank you so much for the detailed information on my Great Grandfather, Francis Herbert Kellar; it means so much to learn about my families history.

Have you found any pictures or documents regarding his Knickerbocker Photos shop in NYC? I know he photographed the constructing of the Chrysler Building but I have yet to find any of his photos...
Added by Stephanie Spurlock on Dec 04, 2014 9:14 AM
DebraLee
Ragunda Cemetery in Sweden
Hi Richard,

I see you created a Ragunda Cemetery back in 2003. Did you know there are actually two by this name? I have photos of both churches and graveyard areas that I could add, but I'd need to know first, which property was your person buried at... at the old or the newer church location?

I am writing to the other contributor who posted a cemetery named Ragunda as well... I hope these are both different locations instead of duplicates? I have family members buried at both and I visited there during the summer of 2012.

Kind regards, DebraLee
Added by DebraLee on Nov 25, 2014 1:41 PM
Larry Parker
John Hemwall
You seem to know a lot about John Hemwall. If he is somebody of unusual interest to you among all of your memorials, then I wanted to let you know that there are three naturalization documents posted online for John, beginning here https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1971-43481-8088-33?cc=2212212&wc=SF6L-RM9:1010138201,1060228501

I have no connection to John.
Added by Larry Parker on Oct 29, 2014 8:25 PM
Taquoshi
RE: Ralph Ward Oldrin
Yes. I appreciate the credit. I'll upload the shot of John and Daisy's stone for you, too.
Added by Taquoshi on Oct 22, 2014 8:03 PM
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