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Jay Wright (#47711501)
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Bio Photo Personal: Born 1940. Grew up in Indianapolis. Army veteran. Married. Retired in Central New York. Member: Descendants of Early Quakers, First Families of Ohio, Society of Indiana Pioneers, Civil War Families of Indiana.

Professional: BSJ, MSJ, Northwestern Univ, 1962, 1963. Professor, Syracuse Univ, 1967-2011. PhD, Syracuse Univ, 1977. Ford Foundation Fellow, MSL, Yale Law School, 1979. Co-author: The First Amendment and the Fourth Estate: The Law of Mass Media.


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Robert Bailey
Albert Bonwell Memorial
Mr. Jay Wright
RE: Albert Nathaniel Bonwell #139919574
Thank you for creating memorials for Albert and Jessie Temple Bonwell. She is my 6th cousin 5 times removed. To perhaps aid you in the translation of the garbled OCR reading pertaining to her husband Albert Bonwell, I will explain the geography of Twin Falls County, Idaho. In the 1940 census they are listed in the Filer Election District of Twin Falls County. The town of Filer is located about 8 miles west of Twin Falls City. The garbled CDRKY is probably Curry, a very small town about 6 miles west of Twin Falls and 2 miles from Filer. Curry is also in the Filer Election District. Twin Falls City has the only hospital in Twin Falls County, so the majority of people die there instead of at home. There are actually 2 cemeteries in Twin Falls called Twin Falls Cemetery. I doubt if either have been walked and added to Find A Grave. I dont do that anymore.
Anyway, the Bonwells lived in Curry, which does not have its own Post Office but uses Filer's. The "Curry Store" is actually a small cafe/gas station now. (Everybody local eats at the cafe and gets gas.)
Robert Bailey
Spokane, WA
Added by Robert Bailey on Dec 16, 2014 6:34 PM
Tom Rader
Jay, Sorry but I got rid of all my docs a few years ago. I had a genealogy of the Storer family that was passed down to me from my Grandfather several years ago that was written by a Storer family member from Illinois but sent that to a cousin after I put it in my computer. Have also been to Ohio and had several documents and pictures that I acquired then. The pictures I have put in Find A Grave. With 67,000 names in my family tree program it is no longer possible to keep all that information in a file. I think I got rid of 25 file boxes full of copies of court documents and books. About 7 years ago I retired and moved into a mobile home community in Florida. No Room! and my children could care less. Wait till I die and they will all be fighting over my computer. The Rader & Storer Family has been here since the early 1700's and I have been working on this for at least 40 years. way before Family Tree so you can imagine how much stuff I got rid off. Tom
Added by Tom Rader on Dec 10, 2014 8:55 AM
Tom Rader
JAY, Sorry I was trying to link Sarah Adair 14526218 to Campbell Dick 14526211. Thomas is the father of Campbell and I don't know how the numbers got mixed on me. Will reset on the request link. Thanks Tom
Added by Tom Rader on Dec 09, 2014 2:43 PM
Rick McVey
Harlan and Sewell Green
Hi Jay,
Please accept my apologies for taking so incredibly long to transfer the memorials for Harlan and Sewell Green. I'm sure their memorials will be in great hands! Rick
Added by Rick McVey on Dec 06, 2014 9:51 AM
Preserving the Past
Re: America Alley # 76269187
Updates have been completed. Thanks for the info and you can remove the death certificate info for the other America Alley from the memorial.
Have a nice holiday....thanks again.
Added by Preserving the Past on Dec 02, 2014 8:47 PM
D Alley
Tks for the heads up!
Added by RisingSun on Dec 02, 2014 10:48 AM
Jonathan Carey in High Top
Hi Jay! Happy Holidays to you!! You know I think you should stick with your cemetery transcription info for his date. Looking back, my records were from ages ago (not particularly well sourced) on the Eastlack/Carey family --- so I think yours are better. When I do the "math" on the date, my genealogy software gives me November 21, 1820 -- so 20 or 21st -- November seems like the way to go. By the way, some folks have been out photographing some Highland County cemeteries again -- yeah!! I'm still crossing my fingers my 5th gr grandparents show up one of these days : ))
Added by Calcat on Nov 30, 2014 7:39 PM
Vicki Rush
RE: Wright-Sims pics
My grandmother was Annie Walton (Sims) Starkey - her father was Willis Blanch Sims - his father was William Montgomery Sims.
Added by Vicki Rush on Nov 29, 2014 8:35 AM
Vicki Rush
Wright-Sims pics
Greetings from a cousin! Thank you for all the wonderful pictures. That Harry Wright was seriously handsome! He married my 3rd cousin, Essie Sims.
Added by Vicki Rush on Nov 28, 2014 2:11 PM
Ross Morton
RE: Mary & Sarah Croasdale
Both Mary and Sarah were definitely buried in Ohio. I found another Quaker listing that corrected the death place to Clear Creek rather than Philadelphia but otherwise provided the same information on both. The Philadelphia listing error was probably the indexer as the detail clearly labels both daughter's dieing in Ohio. Possible the cemetery was renamed or they were re-interred. The discrepancy in birth dates might be that Amos didn't know precise dates whereas the parents did. Their parents were Ezra (104716824) and Susanna Walmsley (130988144) Croasdale of Byberry and obviously both daughters were members of the Byberry Mm Quaker group along with their parents so their deaths were listed in the Byberry MM records. Mary was listed in the 1850 Byberry Philadelphia census with her parents and Sarah (as you show) was listed with Amos T Croasdale& family in Fairfield Twp, Highland, Ohio implying that Mary went to either visit or live with her sister shortly after that census. It would be interesting to know what caused their death as well as that of Amos's wife and daughter all within months of each other. As far as I know, Amos was not a brother as Ezra did not marry until 1821 but Ezra and Amos are common names in this family for generations. Although I have not proved it completely yet, I believe this Amos was their first cousin, son of Joseph (brother of Ezra) and Lydia Crosby Croasdale. This Amos T Croasdale was born 1816 in Byberry and died 1892 in Harrisburg Pa and was married to a Mary who was born 1818 in Pa consistent with the Mary shown in your listing.
Added by Ross Morton on Nov 22, 2014 5:55 AM
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