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Marvin Hilts (#46820413)
 member for 10 years, 8 months, 17 days
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Bio and Links
Bio Photo My "dead people" (approx 350) listed in my Virtual Cemeteries are family members, those who married into the family, and a small handful of their relatives; they are linked together as much as possible to facilitate family navigation. The other listings, most of which are not in my Virtual Cemeteries, are ones I thought may have been family, friends, veterans, or are just interesting.

In addition to Hilts, my grand-parents' surnames include Blossum, Butler, Caskey, Conyers, Drake, FitzRandolf, Ganton, Gibbs, Gulick, Huffenus, Krizanitz, Lindsley, McWilliams, Merrylls, Smith, Trotter, Walker, Warner, Wood, and Wooden, to name a few, and Charlemagne is my 35th Great-Grandfather.

My wife Peggy and I live in Blairstown, NJ, 25 miles west of Ledgewood, parts of which are listed as "The Hilts District" in Morris County atlases from the latter part of the 19th century. There was a Hilts School in Ledgewood, and Netcong's Post Office is located on the corner of Main St. and Hilts Lane.

As an interesting side-light, two of my grand-children are direct descendants of Mayflower passengers William and Mary Brewster.

Thanks go to my third cousins Letha and Diane from whom I received a large portion of these data.

A deciphering guide to the "cousin" maze can be found here.

I invite relatives or anyone with comments or corrections to email me.
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Messages left for Marvin Hilts (24)[Leave Message]
Kevin Ireland
Marvin's 2014 Death
Very sorry to learn of Marvin's 2014 death. Does anyone know if a family member is carrying on his work? Has some/all of it been preserved online anywhere?
Added by Kevin Ireland on Aug 02, 2016 9:07 AM
Drake memorials
Thank you for the information you have posted about the Drake family. My husband descends from Nathan Drake, the Revolutionary War soldier. Most of what I know of previous generations I have found on Thank you for your hard work and your willingness to share your research.
Amelia Orr Debusman
Added by Adeb on May 16, 2016 10:26 PM
Gladys Amabilino
Dear Family of Marvin Hilts:
Thank you for the research and photo. Gladys Margaret (Stanbrook) Amabilino was my aunt on my dad's side. I appreciate being able to view her final resting place online. Eileen (Stanbrook) Charter
Added by eyelean54 on May 04, 2016 6:00 PM
Anne S.
Hill Families
Thank you so much for the updates
to the Hill Memorials.
Added by Anne S. on Apr 29, 2016 4:20 PM
Anne S.
Elvin, John, Milton Hill
Have you checked the edit page
to make additions to the Hill
Added by Anne S. on Apr 26, 2016 7:57 PM
Bill Martin
Trotter connections
I too am related to the Trotters, although not as directly as you may be. My 8th GGF was married to Sarah Gibbs Trotter and I am interested in whether there are family members who may have participated in autosomal DNA testing and what it may show. Happy to discuss further @
Bill Martin
Added by Bill Martin on Apr 15, 2016 6:17 PM
Nadine Hofmann
Marvin Hilts has passed away
Marvin F. Hilts of Blairstown, NJ, 72 years of age, passed away at his home in Blairstown on March 13, 2014, - See more at:
Added by Nadine Hofmann on Mar 20, 2016 2:03 PM
Katrina Nichols
King Family
Hi Marvin,

Thanks for all the great information you are sharing on this site!Since Theodore F. King is a cousin of yours, and I am related to the King family as well, perhaps we are cousins. The thing is- I can't figure out how I might be connected to Theodore. Can you help? My paternal grandmother is Elizabeth King. her father is Albert Austin King of Netcong. His dad is Owen W. King who lived 1834-1920. I think he might be connected to Theodore because they lived during the same time frame. Please email me at if you can help me connect the dots. I know there is a connection because my grandmother and her siblings grew up in the house at 93 Allen St. in Netcong and always talked about the family being so important to the history of the town,
Thank you in advance. You can also call if theta is easier. 484-889-6182 Katrina Nichols MacLeod
Added by Katrina Nichols on Jan 23, 2016 3:04 PM
M Bailey
Are there any Caskey photos of this line?
Added by M Bailey on May 26, 2015 1:08 AM
Leslie Dare
Transfer Request
Please consider the transfer of the following:

Caroline LaRue Bryan

George Bryan

Added by Leslie Dare on May 03, 2015 7:23 AM
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