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Don Markwell (#47457615)
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Bio Photo I have been interested in Genealogy since my Dad gave me a copy of William French Markwell history searched and written by one of his cousins. It was a few years after that I began tracing the Markwell, Norman,Haslett,Garrard, Ward and Cooper families.

It was only recently I ran onto "Find A Grave" and am enjoying it very much.

Please feel free to contact me concerning any of the families I am working on or just check in and say "hello."
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117144919 Mary P Stevens
I added a headstone photo to her memorial
Added by LyndaBentz on Aug 02, 2016 3:18 PM
Michael Markwell
Wm. French Markwell house & inn
In 1961, when she shared with me those same 2 exterior photos she'd taken of the house while it was being dismantled 20 years earlier, Mrs. Cummins mentioned that house had "an unusual double stairway." Looking at the photo of it you shared on the Find a Grave website, I've been trying to discern what was considered unique about the stairs. Do you know if there 2 separate stairways on opposite walls, each connecting the 1st floor to only 1 of the upstairs rooms? Or did the stairs simply go halfway up in one direction to a landing & then the rest of the way up in the opposite direction?

She also mentioned that the inn itself had already been demolished when she arrived, but that it had been in a long ell at one end of the house. Have you ever encountered a description of the inn, such as whether or not it was also 2-stories tall & built of brick & whether or not it communicated directly with the family's residence?

Thank you so much for posting the photos online!

Michael Markwell (gt-gt-gt-gt-gt-grandson)
Added by Michael Markwell on May 10, 2016 8:54 PM
J. Marklein
Photo of Erwin Hoag
Thank you so much for posting. Erwin is my uncle and this is a photo of him I had never seen before. Your added memory of him is much appreciated as well.
Added by J. Marklein on Sep 15, 2015 5:32 PM
Barbara James
Markwell Family History
My grandmother (daughter of Sarah Jane Markwell Hopper Fulks) did research in the 1940's including typed copy of wills deeds marriages etc. Included in William French Markwell's will
Added by Barbara James on Jun 26, 2015 8:38 AM
RE: Thanks! and a question!
Sorry, I meant John N. Bloominger's parents are unknown, right? Not Charlotte's father. Sorry!
Added by Erika on May 27, 2015 7:58 PM
RE: Thanks! and a question!
Thank you. I just tried to email you (this messaging back and forth is getting a little long), but it says I need you to unblock me? My email is Charlotte's father is unknown, correct?
Added by Erika on May 27, 2015 7:55 PM
RE: Thanks! and a question!
Unless you know the grandparents for Charlotte Ann Bloominger?
Added by Erika on May 24, 2015 1:58 AM
RE: Thanks! and a question!
I'm good, thank you though! I did find William Cooper's memorial. I feel like I was able to get to know him a little bit through the stories about him. His wife was my 3 times great aunt, so I guess that makes him my uncle! Thanks again!
Added by Erika on May 23, 2015 11:56 PM
RE: Thanks! and a question!
Thank you!
Added by Erika on May 22, 2015 11:37 PM
Thanks! and a question!
Thank you so much for your work! I was working on my Bloominger family line, and found your memorial for Charlotte Ann Bloominger Cooper. The pictures are so nice! And now I know who her parents were! Do you by chance, remember the source where you found out her parents birth place, and parents' parents?

Many thanks,
Added by Erika on May 21, 2015 8:31 AM
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