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Julie Nathanson
RE: John Gearnsey - #67806119
Thanks Lanita. John is no relation - I just enjoy photographing the old stones. So I have no info other than what is on the stone. Is it alright to post the source info on his memorial? It may help someone in the future. I will add your name as the contributor if you wish.
Also, is this the most common spelling of his surname?

Added by Julie Nathanson on Jul 09, 2014 2:31 PM
Julie Nathanson
RE: John Gearnsey - #67806119
When the stone has "in the 93rd year of his age", it means they are 92 years old. That is why I put 1697.
The June birth would fit with the epitaph - after that date he would be in his 94th year. If you are confident in your source of birthdate, and that this is the same person, I will happily change the birthdate. Let me know if you have location info on the birth please let me know that as well.

Added by Julie Nathanson on Jul 09, 2014 6:35 AM
Greg Volk
RE: John Garnsey - #119797024
I just reviewed 57851515, and saw that John Titus did NOT mention a daughter Elizabeth in his 1688 will, confirming your claim that wife of John Garnsey (119797024) was not his daughter. I also confirmed that marriage of John Garnsey Jr. with Elizabeth Titus (1691-1752), who was a daughter of John Garnsey Jr. (1650-1697) & Sarah Miller (1655-?).

I'll adjust the memorials I have accordingly. Thanks.
Added by Greg Volk on Jul 06, 2014 9:16 AM
Greg Volk
RE: John Garnsey - #119797024
Hi Lanita,

There is no trivial answer to your conundrum. Based on internet material, a huge number of people believe that John Sr (1648) m Elizabeth Titus (1651-1714), dau of John Titus & Abigail Carpenter. We have exact dates for her birth and death, so presumably we can research the original records. We also have exact dates for the birth of their children beginning in 1673, though no record for their marriage, which should have been circa 1672. So, yes, it's possible that it was some other Elizabeth, but the burden of proof seems to lie with the one claiming that Elizabeth Titus married the son. (I mean you, LOL.)

If John Sr. m some other Elizabeth, then what became of the dau (1651) of John Titus & Abigail Carpenter? Without an answer to this, you'd never silence the ongoing barrage of believers in the John Sr. theory.

To really complicate things, we find at least three marriages in the mid-1710s for a John Garnsey of Rehoboth or Swansea.

14 Sep 1714 Judith Ormsby
16 Apr 1716 Sara Titus
6 Jun 1717 Elizabeth Titus

I found an actual record for the second one, but not yet for the other two. They are mere speculations. Moreover, there's no way to tell which marriages are for John Sr. and which for John Jr. Hence the confusion.

No, I don't have photos of the graves, or I would have posted them. I entered the Find A Grave memorials, hoping to gather more original information about them, but so far no luck. Sorry.
Added by Greg Volk on Jul 06, 2014 7:25 AM
RE: Samuel & Maria Cooper
Although the gravestone looks like it has brush marks on it, I only used warm water and a soft cloth. The original photo with the moss which covered the inscriptions has the same kind of "brush mark" across the center of the stone.

George Riley Cooper must have been Samuel and Maria's son and Alvin would have been George and his wife's infant son, I believe. George died quite young and his wife remarried and is buried elsewhere.

A very beautiful cemetery. I enjoyed my time there.
Added by KKoch on Jun 06, 2014 2:43 PM
I found the stone for Mariah and Samuel Cooper. It is very hard to read. I will take a very soft brush to it tomorrow and hope that it helps. I will send in the picture tomorrow. I don't wan't to damage the stone. George Cooper has a stone nearby.

Kristin Koch
Added by KKoch on Jun 03, 2014 7:26 PM
Steve Seim
RE: George R. Cooper tombstone
I'm afraid I don't know who keeps the records for Phelps Cemetery. If you search for funeral homes in the Markesan area that might put you on the right path. Good luck!
Added by Steve Seim on Oct 12, 2013 6:33 AM
Steve Seim
RE: George H. Cooper - #77322010
I got the info. from a cemetery transcription.
Added by Steve Seim on Oct 10, 2013 5:36 PM
RE: Strohl Pics in Tulocay
Thanks for the update! You found some great information. Unfortunately I don't know the middle name of George Strohl b: 1879, d: 1966.
I look forward to your photos and other information you might find.
Thanks again,
Added by E F on May 21, 2012 11:27 AM
RE: Strohl Pics in Tulocay
Excellent! I appreciate it!
Added by E F on May 15, 2012 1:47 PM
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