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MARN (#47547751)
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Bio Photo I've been doing research since 1984 when it was done with typewriter, snail mail and lots of time consuming looking through microfiche and microfilm. My father's lines are mainly in SC, NC and even back to 1600's in MA. Some of his ancestors are Reynolds, Fields, Alexander, Crosswell, Amerson, Kennedy, Atkinson, Mims, Huggins, Roundtree, DuBose, Couillandeau, Fougeraut, Severans, Kimball, Scott, Sinclair, White, Murrell and etc. mainly around the Darlington, Sumter, Lee and Kershaw Counties of SC. My mother's lines are in PA, NJ, DE, MD and early MA. Some of her lines are Pullen, Valentine, Williams, Haines, Stiddem, Springer, VanDevere, Morton, Lyons, Crossman, Truman, Talley, Grubb and etc. I'm also searching lines for my husband of Nesbit/Nesbitt, Postlethwaite, Weiss, Kunkle, Bowers, Zinn, Campbell, Dickson, McHenry, Wright, Means, Scudder and etc. in mainly PA, VA, KY, NJ and MA. I'm also participating in Reynolds, Nesbitt and Pullen Family Tree DNA projects.
I previously was Extension Home Economist for Indiana Co., PA (under Penn State) and Maricopa Co., AZ (Under U of A). I've done spinning, many kinds of weaving and basketry and taught classes and workshps of such as well as exhibited in shows and museums and sold items in shops and galleries in Scottsdale and Carefree, AZ. I've worked in family business since 1978 and we also built our own compressed air foam wild land fire fighting truck in 1995. We are still doing that. My husband also restores and builds wagons that he pulls with Haflinger horses. We have been in the 2006 and 2009 Rose Parades as well as many other parades including the Swallows Parades in San Juan Capistrano and Light Up parades in Pittsburgh, PA. It looks like I will never be able to retire and tracking down ancestors is a great way to keep my sanity.
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RE: Martha Jane Crosswell 118677235
I am so hopeless with documents. People send me stuff like that and I never know how to open them. Could you copy/paste it to an email and send it to me at Or you could copy/paste into an "edit" note to the memorial itself. Do what's easiest for you. And thank you very much.
Added by Anna on Oct 09, 2014 10:18 PM
RE: Martha Jane Crosswell 118677235
Those are pretty twisty relations, to be sure. Sounds like the marriages and relationships in Western NC, where my mother's people were from. I loved loved loved unsnarling all the pairs of siblings married to pairs of siblings and cousins and steps. i only wish I had more of them to figure out. Good times.

I hope you post all your old photos-they are precious to so many people.

The reason that last link hasn't gone through is possibly that the contributor isn't active. If it doesn't go through in about 20 days, Find A Grave will make it automatically. If that doesn't happen send it directly to and they will do it for you.

thanks for your note, it was fun.
Added by Anna on Oct 07, 2014 7:28 PM
Martha Jane Crosswell 118677235
Thanks for the maiden name correction and for the photos you posted. If you know where her parents are buried, I'll link her to them. Also, if you want to type the obit you posted, I'll add it to the bio.

Added by Anna on Oct 07, 2014 6:07 PM

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