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greatgrands (#47420642)
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Bio Photo Hello and thanks for clicking on my page, you are probably someone who has helped me!

I'm a married lady, and genealogy is my main hobby. While it's true that this site is not specifically for genealogy, memorials of our loved ones go hand-in-hand with the family tree. After all, who cares more about those being memorialized than their descendants? With the exception of famous people and soldiers, most of them would be ignored.

It's wonderful to be able to leave a token of remembrance for a great grandparent who's buried hundreds of miles away.
But my greatest joy here at FindAGrave is to add a photo or a few biographical tidbits to family memorials that may be here long after I'm gone, so ancestors will be more than just a name and date to future generations.

I am very grateful to all the wonderful volunteers who have loaded information and taken photos for everyone.

If anyone is related to one of my family members and would like to contribute information or photos to the memorial, please send me a message!

I don't like to add maiden names to memorials of those who may have living children, as it's a security issue with banking and identification, so if anyone catches that on a memorial, please contact me and I'll remove it.

Thanks!
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Joyce K.
Where Thomas Leeds Came From
Thomas lived with his family Stansted, Mountfitchet, Essex, England prior to coming to America. I have a copy of the baptisms of his sons Daniel and Thomas in St. Mary the Virgin Church, now kept as a historical landmark, and St. John the Evangelist is now the parish church. Thomas and wife Mary were cited in court records of Essex Assizes Court where they were named Quakers (we know they became Quakers prior to arriving in Burlington) for missing church more than 4 Sundays in a row. Also there is a record in the same Court confirming Thomas paid 6 shillings toward bridge repair in that parish.
Added by Joyce K. on Dec 20, 2014 8:16 AM
Joyce K.
Re: Thomas Leeds Marriage to Margaret Collier
As further proof Margaret Collier was the 2nd wife of Thomas Leeds, Sr. and not Thomas Leeds, Jr. is the court case between Thomas' son William and his step mother, Margaret:
By his Will proven on Nov. 28, 1687 he devised all his houses and lands in Shrewsbury, NJ to his loving wife, Margaret, during her life and after her death to his sons, Daniel and William. He appointed his wife Executrix, but Letters of Administration were granted to his son William of Middletown on Dec. 2, 1687 and his wife Margaret on Dec. 12, 1687. According to a court record dated Dec 13, 1687 Margaret Leeds, widow of Thomas was named a Defendant in an action of trespass and debt for 16 pounds by William Leeds Plaintiff..

Margaret must have subsequently moved to Philadelphia, Pa. as that is where her death is recorded on Sept. 18, 1703
Added by Joyce K. on Dec 20, 2014 8:08 AM
Jan Kilz-Sorrentino
RE: More on Joseph Gaunt
as i continue my ancestry search and come upon some opened supporting documents, I'll get back to you with specifics so you can make any necessary changes if need be. I haven't yet paid for that opening of docs, yet there seems to be some waiting hints. thank you
Added by Jan Kilz-Sorrentino on Nov 03, 2014 9:25 AM
Carole Alden
dna
My name is Carole Alden and I go by that name. I only come up with one page when I look for a Joslin match for the AncestryDNA test. What name are you using?
Added by Carole Alden on Oct 31, 2014 7:36 PM
Carole Alden
Source needed
102186939 is my 6th G Grandfather. You added some nice bio information and I was wondering if you still have the source. Thank you for all the work your doing, finding our families. dna information will be at FamilyTreeDNA and Wiki Tree Carole
Added by Carole Alden on Oct 14, 2014 7:20 PM
Kin4Pat
Leeds House
There is a few pictures of their house online if you are interested.
Added by Kin4Pat on Sep 27, 2014 11:12 PM
Kin4Pat
Picture
Love the picture for your profile of your Grandmother!
Added by Kin4Pat on Sep 27, 2014 4:22 PM
Kin4Pat
Deborah Smith Leeds
That is fine & so glad i could help! I am happy to know now who their children actually were plus dates. Her date of birth certainly didn't fit in as we could all see. Now i need to inform my Murfin families my find!
Added by Kin4Pat on Sep 27, 2014 4:21 PM
robert b
Parkers of Tuckerton
Good evening,

My name is Robert Burns the son of Sophie Broome who was the Daughter of Evelyn Broome (Parker) who was the Daughter of Ellis Parker and Mrs Mccormick Parker... all the Broomes are dead and I am hunting for more answers. I started this endeavor seeking to find my Fathers history and I ended up learning that not only am the Grandson of captain John Louis Broome but also the Great Grandson of Ellis Parker.

Any information that you could give me would be very appreciated . thank you.
Added by robert b on Jun 25, 2014 11:36 PM
Caleb May
RE: p.s. Nancy Wilson
She is a relative. She's the sister of my great-great-great grandmother (I that that would be called 3rd great-grand aunt). I would be willing to take the management of the memorial.

As to the "copyright" issue with the obit, it's not an original scan or image of the newspaper article and it is older than 1922. The text was obtained legally from this site: http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/decatur/Obituary/nancy_wilson.htm and was originally posted by Keith Johnston of Lubbock, TX. The original date of publication is also included and in what paper, so as I read the guidelines on Find-A-Grave, it should be ok. Thanks for being conscientious and a good contributor!
Added by Caleb May on Jun 01, 2014 2:49 PM
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