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Dorothy Schwemmer (#47225702)
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Bio Photo I have been researching my family history since the mid-seventies.On my mothers side: McLane,Moore,Vansant and Singles. On my fathers side:Bosley, Grafton,Singleton and Singleton. Whenever I am cemetery hopping in search of an elusive ancester, if I see an interesting or unusual headstone or a name that sounds familiar I will take a picture of it, When I get home I download the pictures and create a memorial if one hasnt already been created,I will happily give control of any of these memorials to a relative.Please feel free to use any photo I have taken.
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RE: Emma Hamilton
It seems to me to be borderline criminal that a cemetery would be buried and not moved first. But this have been done many times before. I have looked for Emma for quite a while before I finally decided that it must be due to the flooding and also checked was make sure that the time line of the flood was consistent with the burial time. So if the current Conowingo Cemetery does not know where the grave is I do nothing thing there is much hope that any other cemetery would have any information. Sorry about that.
Added by SWHendricks on Aug 22, 2015 3:17 PM
Christine Hanson
RE: Emma Hamilton & Isaac Singleton
My curiousity is up, so I will keep you posted. Apparently, it is not something the dam/power company wants much publicity on.
Added by Christine Hanson on Jul 20, 2015 6:59 PM
Christine Hanson
RE: Isaac Singleton & Emma Hamilton
Just as an update, I am still following up on this. There was indeed a cemetery which was flooded when the dam was completed according to all of my resources. I will keep you posted on what I find. I am also checking other nearby cemeteries. Thanks for your patience.
Added by Christine Hanson on Jul 20, 2015 11:41 AM
RE: James Grafton
Thanks for the info, we are having a severe heat advisory today, will go tomorrow morning early.
Added by LindaP on Jun 23, 2015 11:57 AM
James Grafton

You made a request for a photo of the headstone for the above.
The cemetery won't give me the location but if you call them at 410-796-8024 and tell them you need the lot location for your relative/family member and let me know what it is I will go out and take a picture.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Added by LindaP on Jun 22, 2015 9:24 AM
Christine Hanson
RE: Isaac Singleton & Emma Hamilton
I am looking into alternative possibilities for Emma, including re-visiting Bethesda. Most of the stones there were becoming very hard to read. If you have the contact info for the lady you spoke with regarding that cemetery, it would help.

The last of what was 'Old Conowingo' was covered by water (via the dam/power plant) in 1928. According to initial records, there was at least one church and possibly a graveyard that fell victim to eminent domain and the flooded landscape which became Conowingo lake. I will let you know what I find out as soon as I do. Thanks!
Added by Christine Hanson on Jun 21, 2015 4:11 AM
Saint James of Kingsessing Churchyard
It's the St James Episcopal Church at 6838 Woodland Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19142

I added it to a record and it accidentally went to you, perhaps you had requested a photo of it at some point.
Added by mimi on Jun 10, 2015 8:13 PM
Christine Hanson
RE: Emma Hamilton Headstone
Ok. Thanks. I think this answers some questions. Also, just to let you know, I think I understand the md/pa confusion. More than a hundred years ago, Maryland and PA were still fighting over the territory along the Cecil County northern boundary. So some places ended up being switched from MD to PA and vice versa. Many were simply split and there were two, a MD town and a PA town. As far as I know, there is no Conowingo, PA. There is a Conowengo, but it is much further north, by an hour or more. I will do some further investigating. We are having bad storms this week, so please bear with me. Thank you.
Added by Christine Hanson on Jun 01, 2015 1:05 PM
Christine Hanson
RE: Emma Hamilton Headstone
I am still looking into the matter and will do my best to find out what I can. There are a couple cemeteries in Conowingo which are not named 'Conowingo'. Can you tell me exactly what the death certificate says regarding burial? That might help.
Added by Christine Hanson on Jun 01, 2015 10:35 AM
Theresa O
Holy Cros Cemetery Photo Requests
Please call the cemetery office and ask for the grave location. Photo requests cannot be fulfilled without Section, Range/Row and Lot numbers as cemetery is too big.
Added by Theresa O on May 24, 2015 6:59 PM
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