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Mary Harrell-Sesniak (#46488639)
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Bio Photo Findagrave has a wonderful feature that allows memorial holders to update many requests at a time, but only if done via the Edit tab --- so please try that before leaving information on the profile page! This feature is a true blessing.

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My mother, Mary Edith "Meg" Stevens and I, were/are long-time supporters of Findagrave -- a wonderful site to place memorials and do research. She sadly passed away in May of 2013, but her love of genealogy and helping others find their family, lives on.

One of my interest areas is the American Revolution. Please feel free to visit my page on Facebook and assist in the research.

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Shari Hanson Frey
Tubal Case #35427323
Hi Mary,

Thanks for adding the letter from Tubal Case to his brother. Do you know which brother he was writing to? The only brothers I have for him are all mentioned in the letter: Ariel, Manning and Abel. So, the brother he is writing is someone else. I only have the brothers mentioned above and Tubal in my tree, so must be missing this one.

I am descended from Tubal's brother Manning Case.

I'm in the DAR, are you?

Best regards,

Sharon Lynn (Hanson) Frey
Added by Shari Hanson Frey on Apr 10, 2015 2:40 PM
Sallie Pierdolla
Mary Jane Hennessey dubree
I am looking for this person. She married John B Dubree, Baltimore Md. Mary She lived in Phoenixville, Pa at some point in her life.
The last of her was on Camden New Jersey 1910 Census. She was born 1860 Ireland immigrated to America 1870.

do you know anything of this woman.

Sallie Pierdolla
Added by Sallie Pierdolla on Apr 09, 2015 1:27 PM
Ray Harsin
RE: Harsin Graves
Yes, please. These Harsin's are the focus of research. I resell descendants of Garret and Elizabeth Doughty.
Thank you,
Ray Harsin
Added by Ray Harsin on Apr 02, 2015 7:35 PM
Warren A. McCarns Jr.
Warren H. Cloud
Mary, Would you please transfer maintenance for the above in Mount Vernon Cemetery in Philadelphia to Warren A. McCarns Jr. (#46777359). Thank you.
Added by Warren A. McCarns Jr. on Mar 31, 2015 3:22 PM
Janet Messer
Joseph Bishop
Hi Mary:

I am a descendant of Joseph Bishop, buried at the Saint Clair Bottom Baptist Church in Smyth Co VA. The first few times that I visited that cemetery (I live in Florida), there was no stone for him, so my sister was surprised to see his newly placed stone when she visited the area a few years ago. Do you know by any chance who placed that stone? I've asked the local historic society, but they weren't able to tell me. I assume it is someone familiar with the family. I've done quite a bit of research on the family, in Virginia as well as in Stamford Ct and Westchester Co NY, but wasn't aware that he fought in the Indian War!

I also thought I would mention that I don't believe that his wife Sarah Bouton Bishop is actually buried in Virginia. From church records from the South Salem Church in NY and an old nearly illegible grave marker I saw in the old South Salem cemetery, I believe she died in NY and he married a second time to a Ruth Dickson. She is most likely the mother of Joseph's son Joseph, who is my ancestor. I've seen no record of Ruth's death, so I don't know if she accompanied the family when they travelled from NY to VA in the 1770s.

Thank you for all the wonderful work that you do for Findagrave!

Janet Messer
St. Augustine FL
Added by Janet Messer on Mar 22, 2015 8:08 AM
Jane Sommer
RE: Re: Robert McBride Memorial# 11996254
Sorry this took so long to check Robert McBride's obit for you. I finally found it. He was the oldest son of Mrs. Pauline McBride and was born in Bucyrus, Ohio and had lived in Monroe for about 35 years. He married Minnie Guyor and after he died, she married Carl Mohr. She is buried next to Robert McBride.

There is no mention of the Olmstead name in his obit. Record show that Hester Olmstead's grave was purchased by Jas. A. Olmstead when she died , if that is of any help. No record of burial for Jas. Olmstead.

Hope this bit of info has the right answer. If not feel free to ask again.

Thanks, Jane
Added by Jane Sommer on Mar 19, 2015 9:10 PM
Boston Tea Party
I believe it was actually Thomas Dana's son, also named Thomas, who participated in the Boston Tea Party. Can you delete this Thomas Dana from the list? The correct Boston Tea Party participant, his son Thomas Dana Jr. (1753-1817), married Hannah Williams (1759-1813). She was a daughter of Benjamin Williams and Elizabeth Boylston.

Two of Thomas's cousins (and future brothers-in-law) also participated in the Boston Tea Party, so you may want to add them to your virtual cemetery.

Thomas Williams (1754-1817) married Susanna Dana (1754-1841). He is DAR Patriot A126686.

Thomas Williams's brother Ezekiel Williams (1755-1849) married Sarah "Sally" Dana (1756-1813). Ezekiel is also a DAR Patriot, and a descendant is working on getting him recognized as a Tea Party participant. We have found two mentions of Thomas Williams "and his brother Ezekiel" as participants. Ezekiel is at findagrave #11520194; his wife Sally Dana is at #11520199.
Added by Kay on Mar 18, 2015 6:20 PM
RE: James Loomis, Revolutionwary War Patriot
Thanks, I would be pleased to take James on. He is my husband's 5th great grandfather, and so a direct ancestor of my two sons.

I'll look at the Facebook link next time I sign on.
James Loomis, Revolutionwary War Patriot
Thank you for this information which you sent at the end of November. I am just getting caught up from the holidays, so apologize for the delay. If he was your relative, I am happy to transfer.
Added by Kay on Mar 18, 2015 6:52 AM
Beth Yonson
Lambert Towns
I see that you manage the page for Lambert Towns. In 1892, he left money to my great aunt, Elizabeth (Lizzie) Hammond. We know this because my 2xs great grandfather, John Hammond, petitioned the court to have a bank act as her guardian for the money since she was only 10 years old. Her mother, my 2xs great grandmother had died in 1886. We do not understand why this man would have left this little girl money and we wonder if there is a family relationship on the mother's side. Her maiden name was Mary Brown. Thank you for any help you can provide.
Added by Beth Yonson on Mar 17, 2015 9:07 AM
Sue McClurg Fischer
Elizabeth Gardner
Thank you so much, Mary, for transferring Elizabeth Gardner's memorial. Would you consider also transferring her husband, Jacob's memorial? #29654796. They were the earliest Gardners of Fairfield Co. (my Gardner line) and I have some biographical info I can add. Thanks much! Sue, Fort Scott KS
Added by Sue McClurg Fischer on Mar 10, 2015 6:32 PM
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