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Faith Smith (#47053318)
 member for 6 years, 9 months, 12 days
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It seems I've been a family historian all my life. When the family got together at holidays, I listened. They treasured family photos, momentos and stories, and I learned to do the same. Later I sat down with my mother and recorded all she could remember.

My father's family were farmers and weavers from Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cheshire bringing that rich tradition with them to Philadelphia.

My mother's direct forebears include two Revolutionary War soldiers and Mayflower passengers. Less notables were shipbuilders in colonial Philadelphia.

I live near Fredericksburg VA where on quiet nights I can hear ghostly sounds of battle from Bloody Angle, Spotsylvania, a stone's throw from my house.

What a great life!

For the record, anyone is free to use any information or media I post, unless othewise specifically noted, with credit.
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Ken Kelly
Jacob Joy
Hello Faith Smith,
Are you descended from the "Joy" Family?
I have a direct line going back to my 11th GGF Thomas Joye. However I, of course, borrowed what I found online, etc. from other distant relatives.
Do you have your Genealogy determined?
Would you say that this Jacob Joy #54392279 (there are no connections to other family members)is the same as Jacob Joy Jr. #75463303?
In essence, I've been so advised by Sue Sullivan #47578000. See her brief comment referencing same and other related information found on 'Find A Grave'.Thank you very much for your consideration.
Ken Kelly
Added by Ken Kelly on Apr 10, 2015 4:07 PM
James Johnson
RE: james joy buried 1915 at holy cross in yeadon
Hi Faith,
I'm writing to follow up and see if you'd like to transfer James and Bridget to me. More importantly I was going to request her death certificate (to get her parents' names) but wanted to check if you had that info already as well. Warm regards
Added by James Johnson on Feb 09, 2015 7:03 PM
James Johnson
RE: james joy buried 1915 at holy cross in yeadon
Thanks for the info. You can transfer him over.
Added by James Johnson on Dec 17, 2014 5:22 PM
James Johnson
james joy buried 1915 at holy cross in yeadon
Was just curious as to where the bio came from? Was very nice to see. I couldn't find his headstone but thought perhaps he was buried with wife, bright m. Joy, 1900. I'm interested learning more about her.
Added by James Johnson on Dec 16, 2014 5:56 PM
joyce collins
Linked Catharine and Henry and transferred to your care
Added by joyce collins on Mar 16, 2014 3:46 PM
Joy in Plainfield
have updated and transferred much of the family; am glad to have their care with a relative; feel free to use pictures posted by "anonymous" giving credit to website. If you find other family members, send me request via edit...if you have any details on any of memorials I've posted I will promptly update.
Added by Anonymous on Nov 11, 2012 6:16 AM
RE: schaffer
Hi Faith, I didn't get the info on Ted Schaffer. I even checked my junk mail to see if it went there. Is this a relative of yours?

Added by Bonnie on Sep 30, 2012 12:43 PM
Theodore Schaffer # 69271750
Hi Faith, I can sure use your help. I am trying to link Ted with his parents, but not sure where they are.

Are they
Anna E. Schaffer #84574389

Warren Herman Schaffer # 84574388ou

If you know for sure please let me know.

Thank you for any help you can give me.
Added by Bonnie on Sep 14, 2012 10:58 PM
Theodore Schaffer
Hi Faith, Theodore's picture and obit are on line at:


the above is the Tribune Chronicle Newspaper in

Your welcome to use anything I have listed. The info came from the newspaper.

Have a great day.

Added by Bonnie on Sep 14, 2012 10:49 PM
Ken Saccocia
Aaron Snow
Good catch, I deleted his birth date. The rest was on the stone.
Added by Ken Saccocia on Sep 02, 2012 3:46 PM
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