RE: George Crow Wood Hi, I kept meaning to check on what other Crow or Wood pix I had before I got back to you, but I hadn't had a chance to do that until now.
The last Wood or Crow pix I have are this family:
William Wood 1812 --1898 His Wife Sarah Wood 1814--1904
plus three of their children (Eliza, Frances W. and Charles Rea, and William's mother, Sarah-- all six of them on the one marker I photographed. I have a mini tree which will allow me to add a lot of connections and dates for most of them. I'll do that within a few days.
My "Find A Grave" photos tree is on ancestry (named Testing Ground), but there's not much to the Crow/Wood part. There are a lot of Wood and a few more Crow markers listed for West Laurel Hill on Find A Grave. Are any of them ones you are looking for?
It's so hard to locate most of the graves at WLH because the neither the roads nor the plots in each section are marked, so I don't like to sign up to fulfill any photo requests until I've already found the markers, but if you request Crow or Wood pix, I'll keep an eye out for them.
RE: George Crow Wood You're very welcome. I have a couple more photos from the site that I'm about to upload.
Also, there are a lot of other Crow and Wood family members buried together around a large obelisk inscribed for Alexander and Martha. That's one of the photos I'll post. The other is George Crow Wood's mother Isabel's tomb, which is right next to George's, if I recall correctly.
I'm doing a mini tree on ancestry.com to try to place the people whose gravestones I photograph. For George's tree, I only have: George & wife Lucretia, his parents, Isabel and William, and two children, Elsie Ohl 1877 – ? and Isabel Wood 1901 – 1980.
If there are any of those Crow/Woods whose markers are not photographed, send a request and I'll do those the next time I get to West Laurel Hill. Now that I know where they are, it will be much easier. That cemetery has a really nice map. Unfortunately, only about 5% of the many streets are actually marked with signs on site!
RE: Benjamin Wiley I don't think Lt. John Wiley is the father of Benjamin Franklin Wiley. There seems to be some confusion on this. I have written to the Pennsylvania Historical Society. I will get back to you. Happy Thanksgiving
Did you go to the Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia to find Benjamin's grave? There are different entrances, but there is also a center to go to within the cemetery to find information. You want to enter the gate off of Ridge Avenue. The lot is Section 2, Lot 131. There are only 3 sarcophaguses still visible on the Lot. One is for Jane Wiley and her husband Thomas Peart. The second is for Jacob Wiley (son of Benjamin Franklin Wiley and his sister, Ann Christina Wiley. The third is for William E. Wiley son of Benjamin Franklin Wiley There were 2 tombstones (one for Benjamin Wiley son of Benjamin Franklin Wiley. However, according to the caretaker, those 2 headstones probably fell over. Since there was no one to contact, both of these stones were buried within the plot. No, there was no Nathaniel in the family; however, I will do some more research.
I apologize for the delay in getting back to you. It has been a busy month. Unfortunatly, I know very little about the wives of Charles "Pop" Curry. The information I have comes from the censuses as well along with the obituary I have for Charles. I thought I had posted the obituary on the memorial page I created but apparently I did not. Please find the text from his obituary below if you have not already seen it.
If you have any additional information on his wives(especially Ellen) I'd love to hear about it. I can also provide additional details about Charles' descendants if you are interested. I'd be interested to know your mother-in-laws ancestory back to Charles.
DEATH OF A NONAGENARIAN-
Charles Curry Passes Away at the Home of His Son.-
IN MATAMORAS BORO.-
Had Lived in Pike County Over Half a Century - Father Captain in Revolutionary Army Charles Curry died at 8:30 o'clock on Sunday morning at the home of his son, Samuel Curry, in Matamoras, of old age and general debility, aged over 90 years. He was born at Haverstraw, N.Y., Sept. 21 1816, and was the son of Charles Curry and Hannah Marsh. When a small boy his parents settled in New York City, where he received his education. Later he engaged in the grocery business which he continued for about 12 years. He was twice married. His first wife died in New York. Their only child died in infancy. In 1847 he again united in marriage in New York. About 53 years ago, at the time of one of the cholera epidemics, Mr. Curry left the city and coming to Pike county bought 100 acres of land at Brink Pond, know as Twin Lakes. A small spot of land was cleared and a barn built. A few Indians were still in the vicinity, but the humble home of the early settler was never molested, about 50 acres of the land were cleared and a comfortable house built. Since the time of his wife's death, about 26 years ago, Mr. Curry had lived alone at Twin Lakes, where he was widely and favorably known by all visitors as "Pop" Curry. His services as guide were in demand by visitors at the lake, and he supplied butter, eggs, milk and lodging for hunters and fishermen. His collection of Indian arrows, dishes and other relics were sought for by people from New York to Baltimore. Many of our townspeople will regret the demise of this well known person. Fearing for his safety, on account of his old age, he was induced by his son to give up his lonely life at the place where he had toiled for over half a century, and about six years ago he came to Matamoras to live with his son. He is survived by two sons: John Curry, of Equinuck, Pa., and Samuel Curry, of Matamoras. Also by 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. His father was a Captain in the Revolutionary War, and was stationed at Harlem Heights for a part of the time. His father-in-law, a Mr. Marsh, was a General in the same army. The funeral will take place at the home of his son, Samuel Curry, on Avenue K, Matamoras, at 2:20 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon. The Rev. A.M. Metzger will officiate. Interment in Laurel Grove Cemetery.