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Flababo (#47225301)
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Bio Photo I seem to have a propensity for finding lost cemeteries, and just end up literally stumbling upon them in my travels. When I do find them, I research them and put what I find up here for the benefit of others---such as with the Phil'a Boys Protectory Cemetery.

An archivist by profession, I am quite good at finding those hidden records, so if there is anything you have interest in, do let me know and I shall endeavor to find you an answer. And if you need my sources/would like more information, do not hesitate to ask!

Should you desire to have the management of a grave transferred to your control, I will be happy to oblige.
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Cheryl jones
William Thompson
I am a direct descendant from William Thompson, wife of Lucy cooper. Would love to know the documentation for William Thompson' s parents, and how you are sure this is the grave of Lucy' s spouse. William Thompson is such a common name! Thanx much for any info cheryl
Added by Cheryl jones on Aug 23, 2014 7:56 PM
Dan Oh
Norris temple
Find A Grave contributor Flababo has made a suggestion to you regarding your Find A Grave memorial for Morris Temple.

I added my tombstone photo to your entry and deleted mine.
Added by Dan Oh on Aug 08, 2014 5:34 PM
Mary Ann Loss
Margaret Maharg Johnson
Hi, Thanks. I placed her there based on her obituary. Am very willing to move her. Please tell me exactly which cemetery I should choose. And would you kindly attach her death certificate to her memorial? Take good care, Mary Ann
Added by Mary Ann Loss on Jul 19, 2014 7:05 AM
Linda Rodolico
RE: Tilghman and Sarah Valentine
Hi Jonathan,

Thanks so much for explaining about the burial records. If you ever have the opportunity to photograph the cemetery, I hope you will share the photos.

As for Marion Valentine (my grandmother). Any info at all on her would be most appreciated. She was known as Marion Long for part of her childhood. Her mother (my g-grandmother) Clara Valentine married a William Long in 1912. William Long was in the Marines, and Marion is named as a death benefit beneficiary in Marine Corps documents ca. 1913 under the name Marion Long. Clara and William parted ways around 1919. It is possible that school records or other info related to Marion would be under the name Marion Long during the time period 1912-1920 or so.

Clara was baptised in the Catholic Church, as was Marion. The family does have a somewhat long-standing association with the Catholic Church.

Many thanks,
Added by Linda Rodolico on Jul 13, 2014 8:17 PM
Linda Rodolico
RE: Tilghman and Sarah Valentine
Hi Joanathan,

Thanks for your email and the information regarding the cemetery. I hope you are able to view the site. Are there burial records for Tilghman and Sarah. If so, please advise if it would be possible for me to obtain copies of the burial records.

I have read the Hinsonville book. The Lavinia Valentine who married into the Walls family is also a member of our family.

I live in MA, but have visited Chester County, the Archives and the Historical Society. All very helpful for family history research. But information on the childhood of my grandmother Marion continues to elude me. I would love to find records for the St. Cecilia school ca. 1911-1918. I have been told these records were destroyed in a flood. Not sure if that is true. If you have any advice for pursuing that line of inquiry, I would be most grateful.

Thank you for your time.

Best regards,
Added by Linda Rodolico on Jul 11, 2014 8:04 PM
Samuel Bareford
With a little more searching, I believe that these three children were Mary E. Pollocks. Thank you for putting up the information on Samuel or I would have never been able to connect these dots.
I also went to you site and loved the blogs you have done. Wow!
Added by Amber on Jul 11, 2014 9:38 AM
Samuel Bareford
1850-1890 Northwood Cemetery, Downingtown, PA
I was wondering if you can tell me the source for the information on his memorial page. I think he went on to marry my relative and had 4 more children, Mary Elizabeth Pollock, but am not sure this is the same person. His wife would have died at the same time his children did.
Added by Amber on Jul 11, 2014 9:03 AM
Sallie Williams
Your history blog
I found your blog this morning and just wanted to let you know that your writing and the time you have taken to contribute these "little" Pennsylvania histories is very much appreciated. I grew up in PA, but only over the past ten years, with a lot of genealogical research online, have I come to enjoy and appreciate the history of Southeast Pennsylvania. Thank you.
Added by Sallie Williams on Jul 09, 2014 10:24 AM
Linda Rodolico
Tilghman and Sarah Valentine
Hello Jonathan,

I am a Valentine descendant working on a family history. I am wondering if there are headstones for the subject Valentines who are buried at the Pennsbury-Pocopson African Mehodist Episcopal Cemetery. I am also wondering if you might be able to assist me with my family history research. Focus is my grandmother, Marion Valentine, born 1904 in Coatesville. She was the illegitimate daughter of mixed-race Clara Valentine (daughter of Pennock Valentine and Sarah Foley) and white Irish Catholic James Dalton. Marion was baptized at St. Cecilia in Coatesville in 1911. Other than the birth record of 1904 (which is actually a record generated by a tax collector, I think) a Census record (Philadelphia 1910) and the baptism record of 1911, I have been unable to locate any photos or records relating to her childhood. I am quite sure that Marion attended the St. Cecilia school 1911-1918 or so. I would love to find some sort of school records or photos from her school days, but so far, no luck. Also would love any photos of the Valentine family. We have nothing. (It is a long story.) Thank you. Linda Rodolico
Added by Linda Rodolico on Jul 05, 2014 7:28 PM
Melissa Mariano
RE: William Thompson
Hello and thank you for the transfer and offer to transfer others as well-that would make editing much easier. Thank you so much for taking the time to document and photgraph all of those Thompsons-they are a sizeable bunch!
I've checked out your website-very cool btw. I live a stone's throw from Oakbourne Park, the W.C.train track is behind my house and is close enough that we can wave to, and hear, the passengers from our dining room during the weekend tours.
I've kept my eyes peeled for former 'residents' of the Hickman Family Burying Grounds when I'm out exploring local cemeteries. Haven't found anyone yet, but think Oaklands Cemetery in West Chester looks promising. I've only been twice, but there are numerous Hickmans, Jefferis' and Fairlambs there so fingers crossed :)
Thanks again for your help with William and the rest of the Thompsons too-greatly appreciated!
Melissa :)
Added by Melissa Mariano on Jul 02, 2014 2:45 PM
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