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Paula M Brown (#47154433)
 member for 6 years, 2 months, 26 days
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Bio Photo "It is not about me, but those who have been a part of my life - they made me who I am today" Paula M Brown

My given name is Paulina Margareta Lukosius and my married name is Paula M Brown. I was born in Caracas, Venezuela and came to the U.S. when I was 8 months old and my family settled in Chicago, IL. In about 1985, I started putting together charts and biographies of maternal and paternal families so that my children, grandchildren and beyond can benefit from the work that has been done.

What started with my family, as well as my husband's family has turned into helping others to preserve their history and documents. This is definitely an addicting hobby that has a labor of love value attached to it. This has been such a wonderful hobby for me, not to mention the wonderful people that I have met and become friends with.

I have learned so much through the dead that I have really come to enjoy History, a subject I was never really found of when I was a child. I love visiting cemeteries and even more so helping other preserve their family history.

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Ima Glaze
Harlan/Harland Family and Relatives in Kennett Friends Graveyard, Kennett Square, PA
Hi there, Paula!

First of all, I want to take this opportunity to commend you for taking the time and effort to create the numerous Find A Grave (FG) memorials for the Kennett Friends Graveyard, Kennett Square, PA. I understand your intentions were well founded in creating Find A Grave memorials for all of the folks interred in it. I know first hand it takes many hours completing a FG project of this size and thank you for doing it.

Unfortunately, while I was compiling Primary and Secondary source data for my various direct line Harlan/Harland family ancestors and related families, I found you created several FG memorials for these folks in the wrong cemetery and location, Kennett Friends Graveyard, Kennett Square, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA.

These ancestors were all members of the Quaker Church and I think I know the cause of this problem. Most likely, you created all of the FG memorials from a set of indexed transcriptions for the Kennett Monthly Meeting Minutes, Kennett Square, PA for a specific period of time. The actual burial locations for these folks are found in a nearby cemetery named the Old Kennett Meeting House Graveyard in Chadds Ford, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA.

The list is too long to enumerate here but I'll refer you to the Distant Cousins dot com webiste which has the correct cemetery name and location with photos of the headstones for the majority of these Harlan/Harland individuals and related family members. That way you can do a side-by-side review of the data and make corrections as necessary. The site address is I can tell you're a detailed and diligent worker. So I feel confident you'll revisit the Harlan/Harland and related FG memorials and make the necessary corrections to the applicable individuals.

I'm sure you understand for those of us with Harlan/Harland and related family members who do not live nearby, not having the correct cemetery location could be disappointing in the event a family genealogy trip to the area scheduled specific visits to family grave sites.

In case you're not familiar with Quaker with records and such, published a comprehensive guide to researching church and branch records. It is available in a PDF document at:

Again, I'd like to take the opportunity to thank you for all of the long hours you put in creating memorial for Find A Grave users.

Ima Glaze
Added by Ima Glaze on Jul 30, 2015 7:08 PM
Anita M. (Fontaine) Keller
Martha E. (Fuqua) Logsdon

Can you tell me where you found Martha's middle name? Thank you, Anita
Added by Anita M. (Fontaine) Kelle... on Jul 19, 2015 3:42 PM
John Stuart
PLEASE: A burial location is needed to fill your photo request. The Sparkman Hillcrest (SH) office will not readily provide locations to volunteers. Please call them at 214-363-5401 and they will be glad to help you. The SH office is open on Saturday and Sunday. Let me know the location and I will be honored to fulfill your request, typically within a day or two. If you created the memorial and prefer to edit the memorial to show the plot location, that would be fine as I check the SH photo requests regularly as do other volunteers. Thanks for your assistance.
Added by BassetLover on Jun 27, 2015 11:28 AM
Mary Miller
Duncan Family
Hi Paula, For Peter Duncan I see you have just about all of his kids listed. But there is one you didn't list (Susan M. born 1854 Johnson Co, Mo.) I think she died around 1884. Do you know anything about her. I'M in the dark when it comes to her and would appreciate any help you can give me. Mary ....
Added by Mary Miller on Jun 23, 2015 12:34 PM
RE: Bowen, Thelma & Timothy
I was in the office of Rowan Memorial Park today (5/26/15). They stated that there was No Record of these two names in their burial records.I'm in that area about once a month. If you have any additional information, I will be more than happy to stop in again.

Added by H W on May 26, 2015 5:10 PM
Elizabeth Bessie Andreas
This is a duplicate.
I would go to the other one, add her info and ask her to delete hers. Yours is the newest.
Hers is from 2004.
Added by Carol on May 17, 2015 9:30 PM
John Stuart
I would like to pick up your photo request but Sparkman Hillcrest (SH) will not provide burial locations to volunteers, citing privacy issues. Your cooperation is needed in order for requests to be filled. The volunteers will need you to call SH and request the location. Their phone number is 214-363-5401. Once you have the location, please add it to your request. Thanks.
Added by BassetLover on May 11, 2015 6:01 AM
Linda Rose
RE: Arsolia Pearl McBride
Thanks so much!
Added by Linda Rose on May 03, 2015 6:52 PM
Henry Boore
RE: Pattie Lee Moore Davis
You are welcome. I am glad to help. I have attached the additional photos for you also. :)
Added by Henry Boore on May 03, 2015 3:15 PM
Linda Rose
Arsolia Pearl McBride
Thank you for all your hard work putting together these memorials. You have made many people's day to find their loved ones. My aunt was Arsola Pearl McBride(78447840) & her daughter Nellie Marie(104700911) a cousin.
Would you please consider turning their Memorial management over to me. I am trying to connect all the brothers & sisters to their parents.
Thanks, Linda Rose
Added by Linda Rose on Apr 13, 2015 7:25 PM
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