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Brenda Massey (#46843313)
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Bio Photo I currently live in Seaford, Delaware. I got interested in geneaology later in life. Became involved in it because I knew very little about my mothers side of the family. In 1999, I took 9 names and worked on it till now in 2008, that list has grown to over 800 names. Another family member had worked on my father's side. In doing research, I found a couple of overlaps. The member who had been doing my father's side has passed away. Since 2001, I have branched out doing both sides of family. My family now contains the names-Blocksom, Cannons, Deans, Fishell, Knowles, Massey, Morgan, Morris, Trice, Towers, Warrens, Wheatleys and Williams.
Found that many of the some small cemeteries are disappearing. I am trying to locate and preserve little family plots that show up in fields, woods, ect. Trying to preserve their information for others who are searching. Hoping my work will help others find family. HAve transcribed several church cemeteries in my local area of Sussex County, Delaware.
I am willing to help others with genealogy, if I can. I am always looking for more information about various families. Glad to share any data I have with others looking. If you write, try to include something about geneaology or graves so I know it is not spam.
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Joseph H. C. Bryan
Joseph Henry Clay Bryan and his Wife Nancy Lankford Bryan had other children, one being Wilbur Alpha Bryan (my great-grandfather) Wilbur is buried at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Seaford with Nancy. Wilbur's with Ethel Elena Bryan is buried in Wilmington at Silverbrook. They were the parents of my grandfather, Joseph Henry Clay Bryan, II, who is buried with his wife Florence Elliott Bryan in Lewes. I would be happy to manage Joseph the I if you wish. But thank you for placing them on Find-a-grave.
Added by gsellen on Feb 27, 2016 3:03 PM
RE: Verna Cordrey
Thank you for taking the time to update this. I will have another for Ralph in the near future. strato
Added by Strato on Oct 22, 2015 1:24 AM
R Weeks
Noble Family
Hi Brenda,
Rweeks here,
I received a message from JReeder suggesting that he doesnt want the family. If you want to manage his people, thats fine with me. If you don't want them them i'll be happy to take them. I don't have a direct ancestral link to them. They are distant relations of mine through Solomon's son Robert Kinder Noble. He married my father's aunt, Margaret Merriken.
Im fine with whatever you decide.
Rebecca Weeks
Added by R Weeks on Jul 26, 2015 9:08 AM
R Weeks
Added by R Weeks on Jul 26, 2015 9:02 AM
John Reeder
RE: Nobles
Are you sure, I have 57 of them. lol
Added by John Reeder on Jul 25, 2015 10:22 PM
John Reeder
RE: Twiford Noble
Thanks Brenda, I did all that I can do with memorials that I am responsible for. I wish someone would take the Noble clan off my hands, I am not related to them.
Added by John Reeder on Jul 23, 2015 11:05 PM
R Weeks
Noble Family
Hi Brenda, I have Joshua and Sarah (Twiford) Noble as the parents of 16 children one of them is Solomon T. Noble who then married Harriett Williams. Solomon T. and Harriett had 10 children one of them is Solomon M. I hope this clears things up
Rebecca Weeks (RWeeks)
Added by R Weeks on Jul 22, 2015 11:58 AM
John Reeder
Twiford Sewell Noble and family
Hello Brenda,
Looks like I duplicated your memorial for Twiford S. Noble at 27855198

My memorial is 72021160

How about you getting as much data off my memorial as possible so I can delete it. I will take care of the family links that I have control of.

Much appreciated.
Added by John Reeder on Jul 21, 2015 4:20 PM
Sue Ann Morgan Klempke
Emeline Coulbourn
Hi Brenda,
I noticed you have Pittsville, Wicomico County MD. for the birthplace of my Great Great Grandmother Emeline Coulbourn. There is a clipping of her obituary posted and clearly states she was born in "Portsville". Do you mind correcting this.
Find A Grave Memorial# 18783343
On the behalf of all Emeline's descendants
Thank you ~ Sioux-Z Morgan Klempke
Added by Sue Ann Morgan Klempke on Jul 11, 2015 6:15 PM
Pamela Thompson
Gravestone Photo Permission
I apologize if I missed your response to my 1/5/2014 message below. Here it is again:

I am happy to see that you photographed the gravestone of Ida Alford in Hillcrest Cemetery (Memorial# 16705549).

I would like to add this gravestone photo to the (non-profit) Alford American Family Association's collection of Delaware Obituaries, where her obituary is (or will be) included because that's where she died. You can see the current collection at

May I have your permission to include your gravestone photos? If so, the photo caption will say:

Photo from [cemetery name, city, county, state]—
Permission granted by the photographer, Brenda Massey

And thanks so much for your gravestone photo work!

Best regards,
Pamela Alford Thompson (Find A Grave #47195155)
Obituaries Project Manager, Alford American Family Association
Added by Pamela Thompson on May 01, 2015 11:39 PM
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