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Laura (#46619789)
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Bio Photo It never ceases to amaze me how many people visit or create memorials for deceased people but balk at having a picture of a piece of paper that says someone has died.....?? Just saying!

I started doing research on my family tree around 1995 with my grandmother Dennis.

If you need edits to a memorial I have created please PER FAG...POST DOCUMENTATION SUPPORTING YOUR EDIT REQUEST FIRST and then please use the "EDIT" tab.

As of February 2014 I am currently taking pictures of all the graves in Seaford Odd Fellows Cemetery so that I can enter them on FAG. After I enter everything I will go back and check for duplicates and any other problems. Thanks!

My favorite epitaphs:

Marion Michael Morrison (a.k.a. John Wayne):

Today is the most important thing in life
Comes into us at midnight very clean
It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands,
It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.

Godfrey Beamguard:

Adieu all both far and near, my loving wife and children, For my immortal soul has fled, I now lie numbered with the dead. Remember friends as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you must be, Prepare for death and follow me."
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Dee E
Fred Satterfield
Hi Laura,
That's so weird! I guess it was a mistake by the engraver but who knows? Maybe his name was Fredick. Now I'm not sure whether to change it or not...Dee
Added by Dee E on Feb 26, 2015 3:53 PM
Jim McMillan
RE: Annie Bishop & Family
I compiled the following from a family tree created by jwscott2830211 on the Family Search website:

James Robbins Bishop (10/22/1815-4/14/1868) was born in Williamsville Sussex County, Delaware, the son of Littleton Robbins BISHOP (1790-12/?/1860) and Margaret McGee (9/29/1790-2/2/1850) of Bishop, Worcester County, Maryland.

He was the brother of: Charlotte A. Bishop (1/20/1813->1860), William Bishop (8/18/1814-11/16/1842), Elizabeth Bishop (1/29/1817-9/11/1854), John Bishop (10/2/1818->1880), Ebenezer Bishop (1/9/1820-3/4/1868), Lemuel Bishop (3/28/1821-6/20/1839), Mary Jane Bishop (6/15/1822-8/15/1823), Littleton Robbins Bishop (5/15/1824-6/24/1915), Mary Ann Bishop (2/1/1826->1860), Dolly Stephenson Bishop (6/21/1827-<12/1/1860), Margaretta Bishop (1/13/1829-<12/1/1860) and Sarah Bishop (3/6/1834-?).

His first wife was Isabella M. Derrickson (4/14/1818-1/13/1849) who he married on May 9, 1841. They had 3 daughters: Anna Catharine (1/14/1843-2/18/1930) who is buried in the old Sound Methodist church cemetery at Roxana, DE., Martha Jane “Mattie” Bishop (1845-1923) who married to Levin Miller, and Mary Ellen Bishop (1/12/1848-7/11/1934) who married Josiah James Harrison (5/12/1844-8/22/1922). She is buried in Bishopville Cemetery with her husband.

His second wife was Sarah Hill Hall Bishop (8/2/1818-4/14/1907) who he married on January 23, 1850.

Their children were: Jonnie Bishop (1850-12/30/1861), Dr. Lemuel Augustus Hall Bishop (9/27/1852-3/13/1943), Maggie Bishop (11/1853-6/1854), James Robbins Bishop (4/1855-1945), Sarah C. Bishop (1856-1864) and Annie Bell Bishop (1/13/1859-12/3/1861). All were born in Delaware except Sarah who was born in St Martins District, Worcester County, Maryland.
Added by Jim McMillan on Feb 24, 2015 11:31 AM
Dee E
RE: William Minner
Hi Laura,
Yes, I went back to check and make sure. They're definitely Minners. The other name Gulrich-they're also buried there according to the book "Beneath These Stones-Cemeteries of Caroline County".I'm wondering if maybe they were next to each other with only the surname on the larger stone and maybe it was confusing??? I must not have touched on that section when I took photos there. Hope this helps! Keep warm! Dee
Added by Dee E on Feb 20, 2015 11:52 AM
Dee E
William Minner
Hi Laura,
I saw what you meant when I checked out the stone. I would leave mine there, if it was my memorial because the last name for William is the correct one. You're having the same issues I'm having! Isn't it fun? Dee
Added by Dee E on Feb 18, 2015 5:22 PM
Dee E
Leonard Buckel
Hi Laura,
Thanks so much for letting me know! The other has been changed to Buckel now so I've deleted mine! Yep, hate that! You try to do a search and the name's not there so you think you're okay adding it! Oh well! Regards, Dee
Added by Dee E on Feb 16, 2015 4:54 PM
Betts memorials
Hi Laura, thanks for your memorial listings for Ida Carey and her Betts family. I would like to accept maintenance and care of her family memorials. I am related as a Carey (3rd cousin) to them. Her memorial is 9011956. Thanks and have a great day, Walt #47235581.
Added by Walt on Feb 16, 2015 8:53 AM
Jim McMillan
RE: Smith Bishop & Family
Thank you Laura.
Jim McMillan
Added by Jim McMillan on Feb 15, 2015 3:00 PM
Margaret Reed Maryott
Ann Voshell Carter-106484115
Hi Laura, I just wanted to thank you for all the effort that you put forth to find my third great grandmother's headstone. Her husband Samuel Carter, #13233333 is there along with some of their family. I will try to contact the cemetery to make sure that she is also buried there. As you said there are unmarked graves and broken headstones. That is one of the reasons it is so important to document our ancestors before it is too late. Again, I thank you for your efforts and may God bless you, Margie
Added by Margaret Reed Maryott on Feb 12, 2015 10:09 AM
Jim McMillan
RE: Annie Bishop & Family
Hi Laura,

Do you have any information on Smith Bishop (c.1783->1820).

He was my g-g-g-grandfather here is all I currently know:

He was probably born in District 1 (Dixon's Tavern) of Queen Anne's County, Maryland to unknown parents.

He was the husband of Amelia Stinson (c.1786-1815?) who he married on 1/2/1804 in Kent Co, Delaware. They lived in District 1 (Dixon's Tavern) of Queen Anne's County, Maryland.

He was the father of: James Bishop (1804-10- ?), Risdon Bishop (1804-10- ?), Martha Bishop (1810-15-?), William Stinson Bishop (1815-6/23/1882), Mary Bishop Woodall (1810?- ) and an unknown daughter (1810-15- ?).

He and his family lived and farmed in District 1, Dixon's Tavern, Queen Anne's County, Maryland through 1820 and moved to District 3 Centreville, Queen Anne's County, Maryland where they had a farm on what is now Queen Anne Highway (Route 404), about 2 miles west of Queen Anne, MD.

He served in the 35th Regiment of the Maryland Militia, lead by Col. James Brown in Queen Anne’s County, during the War of 1812.

His place of burial is unknown but a number of descendants are buried in Crumpton Cemetery.
Added by Jim McMillan on Feb 11, 2015 8:47 AM
Jim McMillan
RE: Annie Bishop & Family
I try to be cautious when entering information since it is, in this case, from Family Search and /or calculated birth dates from gravestone information. However, as always feared, it was only part of the story. I did receive a response providing the rest of the story from the husband of a descendant on 2/5/2015:

James Robbins Bishop, who is my wifes g-g-grandfather, had two wives. His first wife was Isabella M. Dirickson, 1818 - 1849. They were married 9 May 1841 and had 3 daughters, Ann Catherine, 1843 - 1930. She is buried in the old Sound Methodist church cemetery at Roxana, DE. Martha Jane, known as Mattie, 1845 - 1923. She was married to Levin Miller. I don't know the where abouts of her burial. The last daughter of James and Isabella is Mary Ellen, 1848 - 1934. She is my wifes great grandmother. She married Josiah Harrison. She is buried in Bishopville Cemetery with her husband.

The other children you mention were the children of James Robbins and Sarah H. "Sallie" Hall. They were married 23 Jan 1850, as entered in the register of Delaware Marriages, Volume 47, page 5 in Dover, DE. Their children are the other children you list. Three of the children, Maggie, 1854 - 1854, Sarah C. (called Annie) 1857 - 1864 and Jonnie, 1861 - 1867 are buried in the family plot with their father and mother. Their mother, Sarah, is also buried there next to her husband. I could not find any marker for her the last time I visited the site, but it could have been covered up with leave, brush, etc. Her obituary states that she is buried beside Capt. James.

You are probably correct on the birth place of Sarah C. Bishop. Census records show that they were living in St. Martin's Neck in 1860. I guess I didn't check as closely as I should have. With over 1500 names in my Family Tree records, some tend to get overlooked on occasion.
Added by Jim McMillan on Feb 10, 2015 11:42 AM
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